Eric Marchese - Saturday, June 8 Eric Marchese is a preserver of classic ragtime, performing nearly all of Scott Joplin’s ragtime repertoire, as well as a variety of other rags, early folk ragtime and popular Tin Pan Alley tunes.
Norman P. Murray Community Center
Tickets $15 (tickets available at the door)
Bee's Knees Speakeasy & Swing Dance - Saturday, July 13
Live music and dancing, this event promises to engage all ages in Swing dancing and a vintage Speakeasy attitude. Got That Swing is an amazing vintage band that reaches far beyond the swing era to include pop classics from every period. You won’t stop dancing when you hear them perform. Tickets are $15 and $10 for children 10 and under. The program starts at 6:30 pm with a dance lesson and the fun for all starts at 7:00 pm. The event is being held at the Norman P. Murray Community Center.
Shakespeare by the Sea
Friday, July 19 – 7:00 pm
Come and enjoy one of Shakespeare’s famous and dramatic plays, Henry V with stirring, heroic speeches that fire the audience’s imagination at every phrase as the English – though outnumbered – prepare to battle and conquer the French. The St. Crispin soliloquy (with first reference to a “band of brothers”) is so inspiring that you will get chills if you remember Sir Laurence Olivier’s delivery of those immortal lines. It’s theme of heroism, with King, Queen, Dukes, Earls, Lords, Ladies and Army Captains in period costume will appeal to the young and old alike. It is full of pageantry, gallantry, chivalry and valor! It is a thrilling, patriotic play that will draw a large crowd of true aficionados on a summer evening. This performance is made possible by the City of Mission Viejo Cultural Arts Committee and the Mission Viejo Friends of the Arts. FREE
VIP seating available Tickets
Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center – Village Green
24932 Veterans Way
For additional information call (949) 470-8440 edit.
Saturday, July 27 – 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm - FREE
Symphony in the Cities in Mission Viejo – It’s the Perfect Way to End a Lazy Summer Day
Pack a picnic, grab a low back lawn chair or blanket and gather the family for an evening of free music and outdoor summer fun!
Arrive early to enjoy Mission Viejo’s annual “Prelude in the Park,” which begins at 4:00 pm, and the Symphony’s Musical Playground, which begins at 5:30 pm. Food and beverage available for purchase.
Norman P. Murray Community Center-Village Green
24932 Veterans way
Shuttles running from the Civic Center (200 Civic Center Drive) from 4 pm – 9 pm
More information - 949 470-8440
Reserve a table for 10 click here
Lord of the Strings
www.lordofthestringsconcerts.com/schedule---tickets.htmlSaturday, June 21
Mission Viejo Civic Center
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7 PM Joe Robinson is a true force in the pantheon of exceptional artists in modern music, and he joined an exclusive group of elite performers whose impact continues to shape our unique American musical culture.
Sunday, July 28
Mission Viejo Civic Center
Doors: 6:30 pm/ Show 7 pm
Laurence Juber- Guitarmania to Beatlemania - An illustrated history of the acoustic guitar and its role in music history.
Save the Date
Patrons will share their family-friendly talents of poetry, comedy, music, magic, singing and much more. Amateur performers or professionals are welcome to try new material or plug an upcoming program. For more information, call (949) 470-8440. This program is sponsored by the Mission Viejo Friends of the Arts. Bring a picnic basket and chair. Wine and beer for sale all proceed goes to fund future art programs in the City.
Sat., Aug 3 - 7:00 pm/FREE/ARTS
Sat., Aug 17 - 7:00 pm/FREE/ARTS
Sat., Aug 24 - 7:00 pm/FREE/ARTS
Past Events 2018
The annual Arts Alive and Street Painting Festival took place on April 28th - 29th at the Oso Viejo Community Park on the Village Green. This year's festival featured a cornucopia of fun arts and crafts, musical performances as well as amazing street paintings brought to life by incredible artists traveling to Mission Viejo from near and far.
The two-day event included an array of tasty fare and beverages along with creative activities for all ages.
Click here to learn more
Symphony in the Cities
It's the perfect way to end a lazy summer day: Pacific Symphony's Sympony in the City. Pack a picnic, grab a lawn chair or blanket and gather the family for an evening of free music and outdoor summer fun! Now a long-standing summer tradition, Symphony in the Cities (SITC) brings thousands of people together for great music and entertainment in local parks each year.
Adam Rafferty was born January 26, 1969 and raised in Harlem, New York. His first inspiration was his father strumming a guitar. By the age of 6, he was studying with Woody Mann and exploring blues and country music. A few years later Rafferty was introduced to classical guitar and in 1986, he enrolled at the State University of New York majoring in classical guitar.
The Bee's Knees Speakeasy & Swing Dance Event
GOT THAT SWING! is a SoCal band that brings much more to events than live Swing music! Front man/band leader Alec Marken and his crew like to put on a full show, whether at a guest appearance, a dance hall, festivals, private events, or his self produced show, the Bee's Knees Speakeasy & Swing Dance.
Shakespeare by the Sea
Enjoy an enchanting evening under the stars with Shakespeare by the Sea’s production of “A Winter’s Tale” on Friday, August 3 at the Potocki Center for the Arts. Bring your picnic baskets, blankets and low-back beach chairs to the soccer field for a night of classical entertainment that begins at 7 p.m.
The story of Leontes, a king who wrongfully banishes his family, is about the meaning of forgiveness through the inspired plan of a wise, loyal woman.