Catalina concerts bring family fun to the island

A Catalina Island summer tradition has expanded this year – bringing family-friendly concerts to the spring and fall. The Catalina Summer Concert Series is now the Catalina Concerts Series.

Thanks to a partnership between the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and the Xceptional Music Company, great original and cover bands perform on Wrigley Stage overlooking Avalon Harbor. With great concerts that get the whole family singing along and dancing in the streets the concert series has become a tradition for residents and visitors alike. Cover bands have included tributes to the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, ABBA, the Supremes and more, while genres as diverse as country and disco, soul and alternative have been honored.

The concerts are always free and are scheduled to begin in the early evening. A nearby beer garden is set up to give thirsty concert goers an option for over-21 libations.

While this year’s artist line-up has yet to be determined, the concert schedule dates have already been chosen: Saturday, March 18; Saturday, April 22; Saturday, May 6; Friday, June 16; Saturday, June 24; Saturday, July 29; Saturday, August 26; Saturday, September 9; and Saturday, September 16. For more details, visit the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau website.