Concerts on the Green


Presented by the Newport Beach City Arts Commission

City Arts Commissioner Lynn Selich Talks to radio station KPCC about the Concerts on the Green.  Listen here.

2017 Concerts on the Green

The City Arts Commission will present another series of “Concerts on the Green” during the summer of 2017. Dates and bands to be announced. Concerts on the Green will be "on the Green" at the Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach.  Concerts begin at 6 p.m. and end promptly at 7:30 p.m. and are free to the public.

2016 Concerts on the Green

View video from the 2016 Concerts on the Green on NBTV streaming video


Concert on the Green: Hollywood Stones
Sunday, July 31, 2016, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Newport Beach Civic Center

Hollywood Stones perform dead-ringer recreations of the Rolling Stones look and sound. The five piece line-up has worked closely together for over a dozen years at hundreds of gigs taking hardcore Rolling Stones fans by storm!



Pacific Symphony Concert
Sunday, August 14, 2016, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Newport Beach Civic Center

The City Arts Commission invites the community to enjoy an evening of music featuring a free concert by Pacific Symphony, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair. for more information on this special event presented by the City of Newport Beach and Pacific Symphony, go to Pacific Symphony.


RumoursConcert on the Green: Rumours
Sunday, August 21, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Newport Beach Civic Center Green

Relive the rock and roll magic of Fleetwood Mac with period-accurate equipment, costumes and musical performances from the group's heydey,1975-79. Rumours features vocalists Jesika Miller and Rebecca Fishman, drummer Nic Brower, guitarist Taylor Locke and bassist Nic Johns.

Springsteen Experience

 Concert on the Green: The Springsteen Experience
Sunday, September 11, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Newport Beach Civic Center Green
As the Springsteen premier tribute band, this group will take you back in time to 1975, just after the release of Bruce Springsteen's breakthrough album “Born To Run”. Josh Tanner is a Jersey-grown reincarnation of “The Boss” himself. Along with his explosive band, Josh delivers an authentic re-enactment of a Bruce Springsteen concert that leaves both audience and performers exhausted and elated. 




View video from the 2016 Concerts on the Green on NBTV streaming video

NOTE:  If you are a musician or band manager interested in participating in the 2017 Concerts on the Green, please send a CD, DVD and/or press materials to the Cultural Arts Office, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach, CA 92660, or email your digital audio files and materials to, before January 1, 2017. Please clearly mark the package (or email subject line) "Concerts on the Green."