Live Performances Abound This Summer in Laguna Beach

May 21, 2021 Updated: May 24, 2021

The Laguna Beach City Council has approved a partnership between the city and the Festival of the Arts to present live musical performances at the festival grounds this summer, as well as other performances throughout the city.

The Music in the Park series includes four concerts—July 18, July 25, Aug. 8, and Aug. 22—from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the popular arts festival. Laguna Beach residents will have free admission to the grounds with proof of address.

The concert series is being funded in part by Laguna Beach’s arts commission special programs budget, some of which has been carried over due to last year’s postponements.

On Sept. 25, there will be morning and early afternoon performances at the Main Beach Cobblestones by Circus Bella, a Bay Area, one-ring circus made up of 20 performers and a six-piece band. Performers include aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, and clowns.

The city is also bringing back its popular Friday evening September Sunset Serenades which have been held at the Heisler Park amphitheater since 2008. Those concerts will be held Sept. 3, 10, 17, and 24, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

A special “welcome home” concert will be held on Oct. 23 on the Festival of Arts stage and green.

Promenade Partita

The city is also resuming live weekend music performances at the Promenade on Forest, which has been the temporary outdoor dining solution for restaurants lining the street throughout the pandemic.

Concerts are scheduled for May 22 and 28 from 6 to 8 p.m., and May 23 and 30 from 5 to 7 p.m., free for promenade visitors.