News Release

City of Irvine
Public Information Office

1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606



Craig Reem
Director of Public Affairs and Communications

Irvine’s Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts Begin July 9

The City of Irvine’s annual summer tradition returns on July 9, when the Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts kick off at Mike Ward Community Park, Woodbridge.
The community is invited to a series of six free family-friendly concerts out in the park covering a variety of musical tastes – from pop variety and dance hits to classical symphony and soul. Festivities include a children’s play area and gourmet food trucks, with a portion of proceeds from food sales benefitting Irvine nonprofit organizations. 
2017 Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series
• Sunday, July 9, 5:30 p.m.: Yard Sale – Greatest Dance Hits
Yard Sale is a high-energy band that will get you moving and grooving to the greatest dance hits.
• Sunday, July 16, 5:30 p.m.: Pop Vinyl – Pop Variety
Pop Vinyl will surely get you out of your seat, dancing and singing to their energetic performance of pop songs. 
• Sunday, July 23: Pacific Symphony in the Cities
o 5:30 p.m.: Musical Playground for Children
o 7 p.m.: Pacific Symphony Concert
Join a must-do summer tradition: a free outdoor concert by Pacific Symphony, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair.
• Sunday, July 30, 5:30 p.m.: Colour My World – Chicago Tribute Band
Relive history as tribute band Colour My World captures the true essence of Chicago by playing popular songs such as “25 or 6 to 4” and “Beginnings.” 
• Sunday, Aug. 6, 5:30 p.m.: Neon Nation – ’80s Music
Rock to the 1980s with Neon Nation as they play the decade’s hits you remember and love.
• Sunday, Aug. 13, 5:30 p.m.: Stone Soul – Classic Soul & Motown
Join Stone Soul as they play classic soul and Motown music from legendary artists such as James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and more.
Guests should bring chairs and blankets; layered clothing is recommended. Mike Ward Community Park, Woodbridge is located at 20 Lake Road, Irvine. For more information, visit or call 949-724-6606.