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The City of Newport Beach Arts Commission presents its annual Summer Concerts Series on the Green featuring an array of performers for your entertainment. Bring your low-slung beach chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening in a fun atmosphere. Pack a picnic dinner or purchase from on-site gourmet food trucks . No alcohol is permitted. 

Unless otherwise noted, all concerts are held on the Newport Beach Civic Center Green (100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach). Admission and parking are free, on a first come, first served basis.

Presented by the Newport Beach City Arts Commission.


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RADIO REBELS (80’s Music Cover Band)

July 21, 2024, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Civic Center  

Radio Rebels are Southern California’s premier 80’s rock and variety dance band. Covering a decade of great music from Prince, Pat Benatar, The Police, Depeche Mode, The Go-Gos, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Billy Idol, Def Leppard, The Clash, and all of your favorites! Performing as a 5-10 piece band, The Radio Rebels appeal to all demographics and ages.

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August 11, 2024, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Civic Center 

Imagine if Tom Petty, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, and Jeff Lynne took the stage together live to perform a concert full of their greatest hits! Well it almost happened in the 1980’s when these 5 legends of rock and roll joined forces to form the Super Band ‘The Traveling Wilburys’. Sadly, Roy Orbison passed away before the band got to tour live, but now you can enjoy a night full of legendary hits from Petty, The Beatles, Harrison, Dylan, Orbison, and Lynne.




ABSOULUTE (R&B, Funk, Soul, Classic Rock Tribute)

September 22, 2024, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Civic Center

AbSOULute is a 9-piece band featuring lead vocals, guitar, bass, drums, percussion, keyboards, and a 3-piece horn section. With smooth soulful vocals, AbSOULute will delight you with highly danceable and well-loved songs from old school funk, soul, and R&B artists like Stevie Wonder, Sly and the Family Stone, Chicago, Al Green, Earth Wind & Fire, The Average White Band, Tower of Power, Steely Dan, James Brown, The Isley Brothers and many more.


GOTHAM CITY SWINGERS (Jazz and Swing Tribute)

October 13, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Marina Park

Performing music from the Swing Era to the Rat Pack Stylings of the 1950’s and 60’s, with a smattering of Pop Culture and theme songs from classic TV and film, Gotham City Swingers will set the stage and carry you back to an era when sultry and swinging music was the “Pop” of the day.


The Newport Beach Civic Center is located at 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660.
Marina Park is located at 1600 W. Balboa Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92663.

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

NOTE: Concert submissions for 2024 are currently closed. If you would like to be considered for the 2025 concert season, admissions open September 1 through November 22, 2024. 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, by November 22, 2024. Please clearly mark the package (or email subject line) "Concerts on the Green."

FOOD TRUCK VENDORS: If you would like to be considered for summer 2023, or for other Cultural Arts events, please contact Camille Escareal-Garcia at Valid OC Health Permit, Newport Beach Business License**, and certificate of insurance required (**A temporary permit is also available).