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Summer Twilight Concerts bring together friends and families to enjoy music, dance, picnic and experience a priceless Del Mar sunset.

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        Everyone knows that summer has arrived in Del Mar with the return of the Del Mar Foundation’s Summer Twilight Concert Series. This year, the Foundation has scheduled five concerts, all of which will be held at Powerhouse Park. The season kicks off on Tuesday, June 20, with Zel’s Opening Act at 6:00 p.m., followed by the main event at 7. “This might be the strongest line-up we’ve ever had,” according T. Pat Stubbs, Chair of the Foundation’s Twilight Concert Committee. “We kick things off with Sully and the Blue Eyed Soul Band, followed by DSB – The Next Best Thing To Journey; The Ultimate Stones; The Mighty Untouchables; and The Sensation Show Band. And, of course, we’ll continue to have great local opening acts at every concert as well, thanks to our long-time partner Zel’s Del Mar.”

        The Twilight Concerts have a long tradition in Del Mar, going back to the roots of the Foundation itself in 1983. The shows have grown incredibly in popularity, thanks in large part to the support of local sponsors. As T. Pat remarked: “We couldn’t put on these shows without our sponsors, all of whom are local businesses doing their best for Del Mar. We are particularly grateful to our new title sponsor, The Del Mar Plaza and the Brutten family, as well as our major sponsors: The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, and Gelson’s Market.” In fact, at all San Diego locations, (Del Mar, La Costa/Carlsbad and Pacific Beach), Gelson’s is offering a $5 off voucher with any purchase of $25 or more good at your next purchase. Visit the Gelson’s front desk and mention code Twilight and receive your discount voucher. (Limit one per customer. Some restrictions may apply, see coupon for details). You can also order a gourmet beach box from one of the Del Mar Plaza restaurants to take with you and park your car at the plaza for free! Order online at Other sponsors include Jake’s Del Mar, Poseidon Restaurant, Jelley Real Estate, Marrokal Construction, LAZ Parking, and D’Arcy Capital. “We hope everyone will support our sponsors,” continued T. Pat, “just as they’ve supported the Foundation’s efforts to make Del Mar a great place to live and play.”

        T. Pat also expressed his gratitude to Del Mar’s Public Works and Community Services departments for all of their help in making the concerts happen. “We have the best people in the world in Del Mar making sure that these concerts are safe and fun for the entire family. The Foundation is grateful for everything the City does to support this unique series.”

        Future concert dates are July 11, August 8, August 22, and September 10. All shows begin with Zel’s Opening Act at 6, except for the September concert, which begins at 4. For more information, follow the Foundation on Facebook (@DelMarFoundation), Twitter (@DelMarFound), or go to its website at


2017 Summer Twilight Concerts
All concerts are held at
Powerhouse Park

Sully & the Blue Eyed Soul Band
Tue, June 20, 7:00PM
The Zel’s Opening Act The Flounders will start at 6:00PM

DSB - The Next Best Thing To Journey
Tue, July 11, 7:00PM
The Zel’s Opening Act Jocko and the Aces will start at 6:00PM

The Ultimate Stones
Tue, August 8, 7:00PM
The Zel’s Opening Act The Setting Sons will start at 6:00PM

The Mighty Untouchables
Tue, August 22, 7:00PM
The Zel’s Opening Act Clay Colton Band will start at 6:00PM

Sensation Show Band
Sun, September 10, 5:00PM
The Zel’s Opening Act Whitney Shay & Robin Henkel will start at 4:00PM

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We'd like to give a huge "Thank You" to our
Sponsors for 2017
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Summer Twilight Concert Photos

DSB - The Next Best Thing to Journey on Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Sully and the Blue Eyed Soul Band on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Photos from the 2016 Season

Photos from the 2015 Season

Photos from the 2014 Season

Photos from the 2013 Season

Photos from the 2012 Season

Photos from the 2011 Season

Photos from the 2010 Season

Photos from the 2009 Season

Photos from the 2008 Season

First Concert 1983
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Summer Twilight Concerts FAQS
(frequently asked questions)

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1 Where do I park while attending a concert?
2 Is smoking permitted at the Summer Twilight Concerts?
3 Am I permitted to bring my dog to the concert(s)?
4 What if I want to suggest a band for inclusion in future Summer Twilight Concerts?
5 May I place rocks from the beach on my blanket to hold it in place?
6 May I stand or dance during a Summer Twilight Concert? 
7 Do you sell food at the Summer Twilight Concerts?
8 May I bring a Barbecue to a Summer Twilight Concert?
9 May I reserve a spot? 
10 May I set up an umbrella and a canopy?
11 I've lost a personal item. Where is the Lost and Found?

FAQs in printable format here 

Get Involved

If you would like to get involved as a volunteer for the twilight concerts, contact T. Pat Stubbs, the Summer Concerts Committee chair, at:

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available (go here for more information).

Bands interested in being considered are welcome to send promo materials (CDs, band information) for consideration. Send all materials and media to:

Twilight Summer Concerts Committee
Del Mar Foundation
Attn:  T. Pat Stubbs
P.O. Box 2913
Del Mar, CA