Music Under the Stars Summer Concert Series

Important Announcement on
Music Under the Stars 2021

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Event Information
2021 Band Lineup
Symphony at the Mission

Season Packages
Food and Drink
Mission Store
Opportunity Drawing & Auction

Event Information

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 #20

0 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 2018! Photos courtesy of Scott Schmitt Photography and Lisa Renee Photography.

PLEASE NOTE: Mission Preservation Society Membership supports the preservation of the historic Mission and grants access to special on sale dates for concert tickets. However, the 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

Table Sizes

  • Table for 10: 60″ round
  • Table for 6: 48″ round
  • Table for 4: 36″ round

Entrances & Will Call & ETickets

Please take note there are TWO gates to enter the Mission on concert evenings.
  • Gate House –  Main entrance to the Mission on Ortega Highway.
  • East Gate – On El Camino Real (the longest line forms here; visit another entrance for quick entry)
PLEASE NOTE: For the safety of our guests, the West Gate on Camino Capistrano (across from Ciao Pasta) will NOT be open as an entrance or exit on concert evenings. Guests may enter and exit instead through the nearest entrance, located at the front of the Mission. Due to the historic nature of the site, please watch your step upon entry, exit and throughout the evening.
WILL CALL: Will Call is located at the Mission Gate House, the main entrance to the Mission, at 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. Will Call is open at 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays and up until the time of the concert.
ETICKETS: When you purchase open seating tickets online, please be sure to print and bring your tickets with you to the concert. Your etickets can be found in your confirmation email sent after your ticket purchase was completed (allow up to 24 hours for the confirmation email). If you purchased reserved tables or open seating tickets to multiple Music Under the Stars Concerts you will receive one email containing a link per concert to download and print your tickets.

Music Under the Stars 2021
On Sale Dates

Music Under the Stars 2020 was postponed to summer 2021. At this time, no tickets for Music Under the Stars 2021 are available. Check back periodically for updates.

2021 Band Lineup

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Rock & Roll Summer Series Finale
The Fab Four: Ultimate Tribute to the Beatles with “Ed Sullivan”
with opening act The Mid Centuries: Fifties Rock & Roll

Ticket Information

Become a Member to receive discounted ticket rates and access to Member on sale dates for 2020!

Ticket Policies

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. The Mission reserves the right not to accept the donation of tickets.

Should there be conditions related to weather, rain, emergency or other conditions beyond the 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
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.

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. Shop, dine, stay and discover all that our historic downtown has to offer.

Download 2020 Downtown Map & Guide

Safety & Prohibited Items

For the health and comfort of our guests, smoking and vaping are PROHIBITED on the Mission grounds. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Safety Reminders: Please be safe attending Music Under the Stars.
*Due to the historic nature of the site, please be mindful and watch your step.
*Please no alcoholic drinks on the dance floors.
*No folding or outside tables allowed. Complimentary chairs for open seating will be provided.
*Due to crowded conditions on the dance floors, please no children under the age of 14.
*Always plan for a safe ride home. Call for a cab or use Uber or Lyft to get to and from the concert.

Prohibited Items: For the safety and comfort of our guests, please note the prohibited items. Decor, centerpieces, and equipment are subject to the evaluation of the Mission’s Safety Committee and the Mission reserves the right to ask for the removal of those items deemed to be unsafe or interruptive to our guest experience.  Please note: Open flame is prohibited to preserve the safety and integrity of our historic site.

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.
Check the calendar for the Mission Store days and hours of operation. 

 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. To get involved, call (949) 234-1316.

Thank you to all of our 2019 Opportunity Drawing and Silent Auction Donors in the community for your Generous Support

Opportunity Drawing and Silent Auction Donors

2020 Sponsors 

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 2020 season. Sponsorship of Music Under the Stars helps support the 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) 234-1316 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 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 2020 Music Under the Stars Sponsors for their Generous Support

Series Major Sponsors:

Symphony at the Mission Premier Event Sponsors:

Individual Show Sponsor:

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

SEAS Productions

Signature Elevated Event Rentals

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Stephanie Montes de Oca, Event Director at (949) 234-1316 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