There are plenty of opportunities for the community to experience high-quality live music in Del Mar. The Friends of the Del Mar Library presents a bluegrass concert on the third Thursday of each month. Upcoming performances at the library include The Shoreline Pickers on March 21, Philly and the Cheesesteaks on April 18, and Prairie Sky on May 16. All concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and are open to the public.

The Del Mar Foundation’s Cultural Arts Committee hosts the popular First Thursdays series from September through June, featuring a monthly lecture or concert. Most concerts are held at the Powerhouse, beginning with a wine and cheese reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m. While the current season is sold out, community members are invited to add their name to the wait list and sign up for First Thursdays events in the 2019-2020 series beginning in April.

The committee also hosts its Bluegrass and Beyond concert series, bringing nationally recognized bluegrass and acoustic musicians to Del Mar each year. On April 7, Grammy-nominated band Della Mae will perform at the Del Mar Civic Center at 7 p.m. For tickets and more information visit