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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.

Event Information

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!

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! 

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

Ticket Policies

Ticket sales are final. Mission San Juan Capistrano is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. It requires immense effort and administration to process ticket orders. We are unable to accommodate refunds or exchanges. Thank you for your understanding.

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 event 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. Please consider the cost of your tickets a charitable donation in support of Mission San Juan Capistrano, historic California landmark #200 and 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization #95-1904079.

2021 Band Lineup

Saturday July 3, 2021
Summer Series Kick-Off!
Abba Fab:
The Premier Abba Experience

with opening act Piano Man
(Elton John and Billy Joel)


Saturday July 10, 2021
American Rock Night
Queen Nation:
Relive the Magic of Queen

with opening act DJ Papadopoulos


Saturday AUGUST 7, 2021
Retro Revival
Bee Gees Gold: Bee Gees Tribute
with opening act
Petty and The Heartshakers:
Tom Petty Tribute Band


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

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. 

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.

Safety and 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.

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 2021 Music Under the Stars Sponsors for their Generous Support

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

Underwriting and Sponsorships

Underwriting and sponsorships available for all events, for more information please contact the Events Department at (949) 234-1317.

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

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Museum Hours

Tuesday - Sunday, 9AM - 4PM

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Closed early Christmas Eve and Good Friday.
Hours subject to change


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