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Posted on: June 9, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City of Arroyo Grande 4th of July Festivities and 2023 Summer Concert Series

ARROYO GRANDE, CALIFORNIA – The City of Arroyo Grande Recreation Services Department is excited to continue the Summer Concert Series, a treasured community tradition in the beautiful Village of Arroyo Grande. This summer, these free community concerts are scheduled to kick off on Tuesday, the 4th of July, continuing weekly on Sundays through September 17th, at Heritage Square Park.


On the 4th of July, the first concert will feature The Village Band from 11am-1pm with Unfinished Business taking the stage from 2-4pm. Festive activities and entertainment for the whole family will be offered during intermission. The South County Historical Society will sell their famous hot dogs and the Arroyo Grande Rotary Club will provide beer and wine sales. As is the tradition in Arroyo Grande, local non-profits provide a raffle at each of the events, and on the 4th of July, Arroyo Grande in Bloom will be raffling off amazing prizes in addition to selling a variety of plants.


In addition to free music, the Recreation Services team is excited to partner with the Central Coast Athletics Foundation to host the first 4th of July Firecracker Run for youth ages 5-12 starting at 10am in the Village. Registration for the race is available online and will be open on-site starting at 9:30am at Heritage Square Park. This fun and rewarding race will take adventure seekers on a race through the back alleys of the Village of Arroyo Grande, on a firecracker-inspired course. You do not want to miss out on the fun and celebration in this all-time summer event!


The remainder of the Summer Concert Series will be provided on Sundays and will take place from 1-3pm at Heritage Square Park, coupled with an assortment of food purveyors and activities. The 2023 Summer Concert Series line up is as follows: 


  • July 9th – IMUA 
  • July 16th – Garden Party
  • July 23rd – B & The Hive 
  • July 30th – Monte Mills & the Lucky Horseshoe Band
  • August 6th – The Vibe Setters 
  • August 13th – Mother Corn Shuckers
  • August 20th – The Susie Ritchie Band
  • August 27th – Shop Rock
  • September 3rd – Ras Danny
  • September 10th – The Vintage Renegades
  • September 17th – Dirty Cello

Special thanks to Mechanics Bank, Rugged Radios, Rooster Creek, First 5 and Dr. Alice Addison for their sponsorships of these events – without community support, these events would not be possible.

Please visit for more information and stay up to date with programs, events, and activities for the whole family! 


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Sheridan Bohlken, Recreation Services Director

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