Music Under the Stars Summer Concert Series

Event Information
Season Packages
Food and Drink
Mission Store
Opportunity Drawing & Auction

Reserved Tables for Music Under the Stars 2018 are SOLD OUT. Limited Lawn Tickets Available on Sale to General Public beginning February 21 at 9:00 a.m.! Purchase online or by calling (949) 234-1317.


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 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 2017! Photos courtesy of Scott Schmitt Photography and Lisa Renee Photography.

Thank You for a great summer of Music Under the Stars 2017! Check out the Fall 2017 Jewel Newsletter for a recap on Music Under the Stars 2017.

2018 Lineup 


Soulful Summer Nights – Series Kick-Off!
Blue Breeze Band: Motown, Soul & Funk Revue
Band Video

Reserved Tables and Lawn Tickets are SOLD OUT!


Stars & Stripes Country Night
Kelly Rae Band: Platinum Country Tribute Show 1935 – Today
Band Video

Purchase Lawn Tickets


Tribute to Classic Rock Legends
DSB: The Next Best Thing to Journey
Band Video
Opening Act: Mirage: Visions of Fleetwood Mac
Band Video

Reserved Tables and Lawn Tickets are SOLD OUT!


Soundtrack of the ’50s & ’60s
Surfin’: The Beach Boys Tribute
Band Video
Opening Act: Scot Bruce: Tribute to Elvis, The Early Years
Band Video

Reserved Tables and Lawn Tickets are SOLD OUT!



Rock & Roll Summer Series Finale
The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute to the Beatles with “Ed Sullivan”
Band Video
Opening Act: The Mid Centuries: Fifties Rock & Roll

Reserved Tables and Lawn Tickets are SOLD OUT!

Ticket Information

Tickets may be purchased for a reserved table or for general admission lawn seating.  Tickets are limited and sell out quickly! Become a Member to receive discounted ticket rates and access to Member on sale dates!

2018 Ticket Pricing & Concert Map (click on map below)



The renewal and purchase period for Season Tables for Music Under the Stars 2018 has ended.



Individual Tables On Sale to Members: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 
Members may purchase individual reserved tables for each concert. Tables seat 10, 6 or 4. Available for purchase online, on the phone by calling (949) 234-1317 and at the Mission Gate House beginning February 6
th at 9:00 a.m.

Reserved Tables for Music Under the Stars 2018 are SOLD OUT. Individual Lawn Tickets on Sale to Mission Members beginning February 13, 2018.

Lawn Tickets On Sale to Members: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

NEW! Member lawn ticket purchasers have an exclusive on-sale day! Discounted Member lawn tickets are available for purchase on the phone by calling (949) 234-1317 beginning February 13th at 9:00 a.m. Member lawn tickets are NOT available for purchase online.

New Policy Applies!
Mission Members receive exclusive access to discounted lawn tickets! In order to make lawn tickets accessible to as many Members as possible, Member lawn tickets are limited!
Members may purchase discounted lawn tickets according to membership level:
Individual Members: Two (2) discounted lawn tickets per concert
Family Members: Number of discounted lawn tickets as individuals on the membership (4-8)
Supporting Members and above: Eight (8) discounted lawn tickets per concert

Members may purchase up to four (4) additional lawn tickets at full price. If you are planning to attend with a group, encourage a friend to become a Mission Member to receive access to discounted lawn tickets, too! Please note: Due to popular demand for lawn tickets, we are no longer able to accommodate large group lawn ticket orders. Thank you for your understanding.

Join or renew your membership now to receive access to exclusive Member ticket on-sale dates!

PLEASE NOTE: Mission Preservation Society Membership supports preservation of the historic Mission and grants access to special on sale dates for concert tickets. However, availability of tables and tickets is not guaranteed. Tickets are limited and will sell out! Purchase early! Thank you for your support of Mission San Juan Capistrano!



Individual Tables & Lawn Tickets On Sale to Non-Members: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Tickets subject to availability! Based upon availability, non-members may purchase tickets online, on the phone by calling (949) 234-1317 and at the Mission Gate House beginning February 21st
 at 9:00 a.m. There is a limit of 6 tickets per person.



Ticket sales are final. It requires immense effort and administration to process ticket orders for this fundraising series for Mission San Juan Capistrano. We are unable to accommodate refunds or exchanges. Thank you for your understanding.

We recommend:
1) Find someone you know to use and enjoy your tickets – a friend, neighbor or colleague. Sorry, we are unable to maintain a waiting list.
2) Donate your tickets to a charitable organization or fundraising event;
3) Donate your reserved table tickets back to Mission San Juan Capistrano. It will be used for fundraising purposes to support the historic Mission and you may receive a donation receipt to present to your tax preparer. Please donate your table back at least one week prior to the concert date to allow sufficient time for proper arrangements to be made for use of the table.

Should there be conditions related to weather, rain, emergency or other conditions beyond control of Mission staff that should necessitate cancellation of the event, tickets will not be refunded. Ticket purchasers may receive a donation receipt for the amount of their ticket purchase, less the applicable portion of the event expenses, that they may present to their tax preparer.

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, oversized coolers, outside tables, umbrellas, tiki torches.

Special Offers for Music Under the Stars – 2018 Offers Coming Soon!
Mission San Juan Capistrano partners with local restaurant supporters to bring you Special Dining Offers for Music Under the Stars. This includes discounts and delivery options on food orders and wine for the convenience of concert go-ers.

Restaurant Members
Please check back for exclusive offers from our Restaurant Members for Music Under the Stars Dining Specials.


Please always plan for a safe ride home. Use Uber or Lyft from your smartphone or call California Yellow Cab at (949) 444-4444.

Music Under the Stars ends at 9:30 p.m. For a full list of recommended destinations to dine and discover after the concert, download a free San Juan Capistrano Historic Downtown 2018 Map & Guide

Mission Store

Mission Store Music Under the Stars

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 2018 donation form here or call (949) 234-1321.

We are grateful to our generous Music Under the Stars Sponsors who invest their support and goodwill at Mission San Juan Capistrano, Historic California Landmark #200 and Museum.

We invite you to renew your sponsorship or become a new sponsor for the 2018 season. 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. Each concert hosts a sold-out audience of 1,500 guests, and sponsors receive recognition all year long on the Mission website.

To become a sponsor, call (949) 234-1321 for more information and to receive a Sponsorship Opportunities Packet. The sooner your sponsorship is received, the sooner you will begin receiving the benefits of sponsorship. Submit your sponsorship by January 12, 2018 to ensure inclusion in first exposure opportunities in January and early priority for reserved tables. We look forward to partnering with you!

Thank you to our 2018 Music Under the Stars Sponsors for their Generous Support

Series Supporting Sponsor:


Sustaining Sponsor: All Concerts
Farmers & Merchants Bank


Individual Concert Sponsors:

Regatta Solutions


Ted & Jillyn Verdon Private Foundation


Thank You to Our Event Partners for Their Generous Gift-In-Kind Support

 Shine Lighting
Shine Lighting

Signature Party Rentals
Signature Party Rentals


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

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

Mission San Juan Capistrano Policy on Amplified Sound:
Mission San Juan Capistrano, California Landmark #200, is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Special events held on the historic Mission grounds are limited and help to raise funds for historic preservation of the Mission. In order to serve as a good neighbor to the San Juan Capistrano community and protect the well-being and experience of event guests, Mission San Juan Capistrano maintains a limit for sound amplification of 90 decibels inside the Mission grounds. Decibel measurement is in effect for each event held at Mission San Juan Capistrano to carefully monitor sound levels. Ninety-eight percent of events and sound amplification end by 10:00 p.m. with two percent of specially-approved events ending by 11:00 p.m. Any concerns should be directed to Executive Director, Mechelle Lawrence Adams, at