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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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2016 Summer Twilight Concerts
All concerts are held at
Powerhouse Park

Sensation Show Band
Tue, June 21, 7:00PM
The Zel’s Opening Act the Flounders will start at 6:00PM

Hotel California "A Salute to the Eagles"
Tue, July 19, 7:00PM
The Zel’s Opening Act Lee Coulter will start at 6:00PM

The Mighty Untouchables
Tue, August 9, 7:00PM
The Zel’s Opening Act John Bennett & Chris Torres will start at 6:00PM

The Heroes
Tue, August 23, 7:00PM
The Zel’s Opening Act The Setting Sons will start at 6:00PM

While Attending the Concerts

Welcome to the 34th season of Del Mar Foundation’s Summer Twilight Concerts.

We hope this information makes your participation at the concert as enjoyable as possible. Parking can be a real challenge due to limited street parking. We encourage concert-goers to allow plenty of time to find a suitable parking spot. Our sponsor, LAZ Parking, maintains the Seagrove Parking lot directly across from the park which is a good pay for parking option. Check out this useful map of parking options in Del Mar provided by LAZ.

To make the most of Summer Twilight Concerts, we recommend that you bring a picnic or dine at one of our sponsoring restaurants. If you prefer to bring your own meal, you might want to let our newest lead sponsor, Gelson's Market on Via De La Valle, do the work for you by ordering a picnic basket for pick up at their store prior to each show. You can choose from a variety of gourmet meals at such as Poached Salmon or Beef Tenderloin and the store will take $5 off the price when you tell them it's for a Del Mar Foundation Summer Twilight Concert. We are pleased to welcome Gelson's as a lead sponsor and are grateful for their support.

For questions about reservations, menus or online bookings, please call the restaurant directly.
You might also find our FAQs to be helpful.

SponsorPhone NumberWebAddress/Reservations
(858) 481-9300gelsons.com2707 Via De La Valle
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 755-0076zelsdelmar.com1247 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
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We'd like to give a huge "Thank You" to our
Sponsors for 2016
Click on the logos to visit the websites.

Summer Twilight Concert Photos

Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Sensation Show Band on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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