If it’s too hot to enjoy the day with your pup, spend an evening with him or her instead. Most cities have summer concert series in the park as well as a few family movie nights. Not all music line ups are the same. From classical to classic rock, country and more; you and your pup are bound to find music that you enjoy.
Nearly every city in SoCal has a summer concert series from now through August. Buena Park, Corona, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Orange, Riverside, and Tustin (just to name a few) have concerts on various nights of the week, and admission is free.
This month you can catch Symphonic winds of the Pacific (Pops & Patriotic) or The Fenians (Celtic Rock) in concert at the Brea City Hall Park, on a Wednesday night.
Or Perhaps you want to watch Memphis Kings featuring Kid Ramos (Rockabilly) or Woodies and the Longboards (Beach Boys Tribute) in Fullerton on a Wednesday night.
In Placentia you can see Upstream (Reggae, Calypso) or Mariachi Divas (Award Winning Female Ensemble) on a Thursday night at the Tri-City Park.
The city of Orange will be hosting bands like Knyght Ryder (80’s Flashback) and Smokin’ Cobras (Rocking Oldies) at the Hart Park Bandshell on Wednesday nights.
And Anaheim will be hosting tribute bands all month (U2, Journey, Fleetwood Mac) at the Ronald Reagan Park in Anaheim Hills on Thursday nights.
There are different bands every week, and some bands play in multiple cities, so check your city for a free summer concert series or attend one of the shows mentioned above. And if you missed a band you wanted to see, check other cities to see if they are playing on another night.
When you go, don’t forget a blanket and or lawn chair for you and your pup to sit on. And most importantly, don’t forget your petiquette while enjoying the concert. Remind your pup to be on his best doggy behavior at all times. Keep him on his leash, be sure to pick up any messes he leaves, and bring plenty of fresh water for him.