Music Under the Stars Summer Concert Series

Event Information
Season Packages
Opportunity Drawing & Auction


Event Info

Music Under the Stars Summer Concert Series is a fundraising concert series in support of preservation and sustainability of Mission San Juan Capistrano, historic California landmark #200 and museum. Music Under the Stars features a primarily tribute band lineup, celebrating a variety of timeless and nostalgic classics in popular music at the beautiful and historic setting of the Mission.

Concerts are held on Saturday evenings throughout the summer. Mission entrance gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Music begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m.

The best way to stay up to date with Music Under the Stars is to become a Mission Member. You’ll receive all the latest information as the lineup is announced and tickets go on sale. Members receive discounted rates on concert tickets and a two-week presale prior to tickets going on sale to the public. Become a Member today!

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Click here to watch a video of all you need to know for Music Under the Stars. Video courtesy of Lisa Renee Photography

Thank you to all those who attended and supported Music Under the Stars 2014 Summer Concert Series!

2015 Lineup


“Jump Into Summer!” Summer Series Kick-Off Concert with Jumping Jack Flash: Celebrating the Rolling Stones
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The Long Run, Experience the Eagles
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Opening Act: Fortunate Son: A Tribute to John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival
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The Derek Bordeaux Group: Motown, Soul & R&B…The Right Way
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Hot August Night: Tribute to Neil Diamond
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Cash’d Out: The Next Best Thing to Johnny Cash including June Carter Cash duets
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Opening Act: True Willie: America’s Most Authentic Willie Nelson Tribute
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The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute to the Beatles with “Ed Sullivan”
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Opening Act: DJ, Peter Papadopoulos and Go-Go Dancers

Ticket Information

Tickets may be purchased for a reserved table or for general admission lawn seating.  Tickets go on sale each year in February. Early purchase is advised as concerts are routinely sold out.  Become a Member to enjoy discounted tickets and advance purchase benefits!

Ticket Pricing & Concert Map (click on map below)


Tickets go on sale at 9:00 a.m. on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, February 4th: PRE-SALE: Season and Group Table Packages On Sale
    Pre-sale for those purchasing four or more tables for the series.
  • Wednesday, February 18th: MEMBER PRE-SALE: Tickets On Sale to Mission Members
    Mission Members receive discounted ticket rates and a two-week presale before tickets go on sale to the public. Join or renew nowPurchase tickets online, by calling (949) 234-1317 or in person at the Gate House.
  • Wednesday, March 4th: Tickets On Sale to General Public
    Purchase tickets online or in person at the Gate House.

Food and Drinks

Personal picnics are encouraged at Music Under the Stars. There are no dinner vendors on-site for the concerts, so bring everything you need for dining together. Music Under the Stars will feature only a coffee/dessert vendor onsite at each concert. Prohibited at Music Under the Stars: Caterers, oversize coolers, outside tables, umbrellas, tiki torches.

Special Offers for Music Under the Stars
Mission San Juan Capistrano partners with local restaurant supporters to bring you Special Offers for Music Under the Stars. This includes discounts and delivery options on food orders and wine for the convenience of concert go-ers. Check back in Spring 2015 to see these Special Offers announced! Participating restaurants have included: Sundried Tomato Bistro, Mission Grill, Fiano’s Restaurant, Marie Callender’s Restaurant and Bakery, The Vintage Steakhouse and Five Vines Wine Bar.

Restaurant Members
We also recommend any of these supporting Restaurant Members for your food and beverage needs for Music Under the Stars. Use these Restaurant Members to place a to-go order, beat traffic and enjoy a glass of wine with friends before the concert, or to enjoy live entertainment and specials following the concert. Check with individual restaurants for offerings.

Please always plan for a safe ride home. Call California Yellow Cab at (949) 444-4444 for a ride following the concert, or book with the mobile app Curb.

Opportunity Drawing & Auction

An opportunity drawing and silent auction are held at each Music Under the Stars concert in support of preservation and education programs at Mission San Juan Capistrano. We are proud to recognize those businesses and local partners who support the Mission to our sold-out audience of 1,500 attendees at each concert. Donate to the Opportunity Drawing and Silent Auction! Donations are collected throughout the year and are gratefully received. Download a donation form here or call (949) 234-1321.


Become a sponsor of Music Under the Stars 2015 Summer Concert Series. Sponsorship of Music Under the Stars helps support preservation and sustainability of the historic Mission while providing valuable benefits and opportunities for exposure for your business. Learn more.

Click here to download Sponsorship Opportunities for Music Under the Stars 2015

To become a sponsor, simply return the Sponsor Agreement Form or call (949) 234-1321 for more information. The sooner your sponsorship is received, the sooner you will begin receiving the benefits of sponsorship. Sponsor by January 31 to ensure inclusion in first exposure opportunities in February and best options for reserved tables. We look forward to partnering with you!

Thank you to our 2015 Music Under the Stars Sponsors for their Generous Support

Series Supporting Sponsor: $6,500+

Individual Concert Sponsor: $2,500+
Regatta Solutions

Sustaining Sponsor: Multiple Concerts $2,000+
Farmers & Merchants Bank

Community Sponsor: $500+
San Clemente Outlets


Community Sponsor: $250+
California Yellow Cab

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please call Christine Robinson, Events Manager, at (949) 234-1321 or Mechelle Lawrence Adams, Executive Director at (949) 234-1311.

Did you know?

Mission San Juan Capistrano receives no sustaining support from any governmental agency or religious organization. A nonprofit organization under IRS 501 (c) (3). ID #95-1904079