The DMF's Cultural Arts Committee organizes a wide variety of lectures, concerts and other performances for the community, most of which take place in the Powerhouse Community Center.  The popular "First Thursdays" series, which includes a monthly lecture or concert from September through June each year, sells out each year. See below for how to sign up for the wait-list for First Thursdays. 

A series of " Bluegrass and Beyond" concerts, co-produced with the San Diego Bluegrass Society, has brought nationally-acclaimed bluegrass musicians to Del Mar over the past several years.  These performances have included The Infamous Stringdusters (named Emerging Artists of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association); Rob Ickes (9-time IBMA Dobro Player of the Year) and Joe Craven; two IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year award winners, Claire Lynch and Laurie Lewis; and the instrumental trio Phillips, Grier & Flinner, with special guest Gabe Witcher.

The Cultural Arts Committee

Sign up for the DMF email list for information about upcoming cultural arts events (use the signup box at the bottom), and check the Upcoming Events page regularly to find out about newly scheduled events.                           

The Cultural Arts Committee meets on the Wednesday following each of the First Thursdays events, from 8:30-10am in the Powerhouse (upstairs). Interested in getting involved? You are welcome to attend any meeting, or or to let us know of your interest in getting involved by sending an email to



Subscriptions for the 2013-2014 First Thursdays series are now sold out.

Each year this popular series sells out quickly. To be added to the wait list for future years, which gives you the earliest opportunity to subscribe, send an email to, and be sure to include your postal mailing address.

If you subscribed to the 2013-14 season, you will receive a confirmation email by June 1, or if your subscription form was postmarked after the date the series sold out, we will return your check and place your name on the wait list for the next season. 

You can send an email to to be added to the wait list for future years.

Current season flyer ( in PDF format):

2013-2014 Program Flyer

Prior First Thursdays season flyers ( in PDF format):

2012-2013 Program Flyer
2011-2012 Program Flyer
2010-2011 Program Flyer
2009-2010 Program Flyer
2008-2009 Program Flyer
2007-2008 Program Flyer

For a complete list of all the concerts from 2000 to June 2011 click here.


Click here for an access map to the Powerhouse Community Center, with driving directions and parking information.

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