It feels like the San Diego County Fair just kicked off, but as soon as it wraps up on July 4, it is time to usher in the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club's 2012 racing season. This also means that the Del Mar Summer Concert Series will be back and this year with 12 different shows, more concerts than they've ever had before in one season. Here are the goods for this year's bro-heavy series:
7/27: Dashboard Confessional
7/29: Tucanes De Tijuana
8/3: Steel Pulse
8/10: The Offspring
8/17: Michael Franti & Spearhead
8/18: Ben Harper
8/24: Jimmy Cliff
9/1: REGGAE FESTIVAL FEATURING ZIGGY MARLEY PLUS BEER FEST
9/5: Party in the Paddock w/ TBD
All concerts will be held at the Seaside Stage. The improved venue offers better sight lines, the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop and better access to concert-goer services and amenities.
All 12 performances of the Del Mar Summer Concert Series are free for fans attending the races. The Seaside Stage is a non-smoking venue. For Friday shows, as is the case with attending the races, patrons under 18-years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Following the last race, concert prices are $20. No reserved seats, standing room only so get here early. Concert starts after the races.