The arrival of summer also means the return of outdoor concerts near the beach. The City of Solana Beach will present the 12th season of its Concerts at the Cove series, bringing a lineup of local musicians to the Fletcher Cove Park stage for performances to be enjoyed by all ages. Concerts will be held every Thursday night except July 4 throughout the summer until Aug. 22 from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Upcoming performers include Ginger Cowgirl, Quintinn Holi, Donnis Trio, Rolf Olsen Quartet, Hullabaloo, The Magic Montgomery Brothers, and Sully. Learn more at

The Del Mar Foundation has been bringing together friends and families to enjoy live music, dancing, and picnics with its Summer Twilight Concerts for over 30 years. This year’s lineup includes Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles on July 9, Back to the Garden: A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock on July 30, and The Mighty Untouchables on Aug. 20. All concerts start with Zel’s Opening Act at 6 p.m. followed by the main act at 7 p.m. at Powerhouse Park. For more information visit