Music Under the Stars Summer Concert Series
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 top-notch 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 advance purchase benefits. Become a Member today!
Click here to see photos of Music Under the Stars! Photos courtesy of Scott Schmitt Photography
For detailed information for attending the concert, click here: Information for Concert Night
2017 Lineup Announced!
SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017
Celebrate Summer Kick-Off Concert!
The Long Run – Experience the Eagles
Opening Act: Mirage: Visions of Fleetwood Mac
SATURDAY, JULY 8, 2017
Bee Gees Gold: Bee Gees Tribute
Opening Act: Blue Breeze Band: Classic Motown Hits
SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2017
Legends of Rock – Stones and Stewart
Jumping Jack Flash: Tribute to the Rolling Stones
Opening Act: Martin Andrew as Rod Stewart
PLUS! Featuring a grand finale mash-up with both tribute acts!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2017
Tribute to Americana
Fortunate Son: Tribute to John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival
Opening Act: Petty Breakers: Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2017
Rock & Roll Summer Series Finale
The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute to the Beatles with “Ed Sullivan”
Opening Act: The Mid Centuries: Fifties Rock & Roll
Tickets may be purchased for a reserved table or for general admission lawn seating. Tickets go on sale each year in February. Tickets are limited and sell out quickly! Become a Member to enjoy discounted tickets and advance purchase benefits!
2017 Ticket Pricing & Concert Map (click on map below)
2017 ON SALE DATES
SEASON TABLE PACKAGES
Priority opportunities to reserve a season table package (one or two tables for each concert) will be available January 3 – February 10, 2017.
Stay tuned for all the details to be announced in December 2016!
INDIVIDUAL TABLES & TICKETS
By popular demand! More tables available this year for individual purchase!
Individual Tables & Lawn Tickets On Sale to Members: Tuesday, February 14
Available for purchase online, on the phone by calling (949) 234-1317 and at the Mission Gate House beginning February 14th at 9:00 a.m.
Join or renew your membership now to take advantage of this pre-sale date and to receive discounted rates on tickets!
Individual Tables & Lawn Tickets On Sale to Non-Members: Tuesday, February 28
Available for purchase online, on the phone by calling (949) 234-1317 and at the Mission Gate House beginning February 28th at 9:00 a.m.
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. Click here to view Special Offers from 2016.
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. Use Uber or Lyft from your smartphone or call California Yellow Cab at (949) 444-4444.
Shop at the Mission Store for all your Concert Evening Needs
Visit the Mission Store for items perfect for your Music Under the Stars evening including:
- Mission-branded gifts for your guests
- Dining ware
- Picnic items
- Swallow-shaped bottle openers and accessories
- Gourmet nuts, salsas, olives, chocolate and more
Mission Members always receive 10% off at the Mission Store.
The Mission Store is open daily: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
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.
Thank you to all of our 2016 Opportunity Drawing and Silent Auction Donors in the community for your Generous Support
Become a sponsor of Music Under the Stars 2017 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 2017
To become a sponsor, 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. Submit your sponsorship 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 2016 Music Under the Stars Sponsors for their Generous Support
Individual Concert Sponsor:
Nina and Tom Ostensen
Nancy and Paul St. Pierre
Thank You to Our Event Partners for Their Generous Gift-In-Kind Support
Advanced Presentation Support
Signature Party Rentals
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