Summer concert series announces lineup

Posted: June 9th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Music | No Comments

By SDCNN Staff

Summer concerts at Civita will be back this month — and this year will be held in the new amphitheater in Civita Park.

Civita will kick off its fourth annual “Sundown Sunday” free concert series with the big-band sounds of CalPhonics on June 25. CalPhonics is a San Diego-based, nine-piece band featuring horns and multiple vocalists, that plays everything from big-band sounds to songs from the ’80s, ’90s and today.

CalPhonics opens the summer concert series at Civita Park June 25. (

The public is encouraged to bring picnics, beach chairs and blankets to the park, which is located near of Civita Boulevard and Russell Park Way in Mission Valley. All concerts run from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

On July 23, Elektric Voodoo takes the stage. The band blends rootsy, soulful rock-and-roll with elements of psychedelia, Afrobeat and Latin music.

The local dance band Pop Vinyl will perform Aug. 20. The group’s playlist spans five decades of upbeat, dance club hits — everything from “Aretha to Beyonce, from Michael to Justin, Donna Summer to Madonna, Prince to Maroon 5 and the Bee Gees to Black-Eyed Peas,” according to the group’s website.

Siren’s Crush, a local seven-piece Top 40 dance band that plays covers by a wide variety of performers, ranging from Katy Perry to Earth, Wind & Fire, will make its third annual appearance at Sundown Sunday on Sept. 17.

For updates, visit the CivitaLife Facebook page.

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