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Band Applications Open for Concerts in the Park

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February 1, 2023

The City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department is seeking musical acts for the 2023 Concerts in the Park series. The free, family-friendly summer tradition has brought a range of musical entertainment to Chase Palm Park since its inception in 2000.

Like many large-scale public events, the free concert series was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic. “This event is a great way to bring the community together each summer,” said Recreation Manager Rich Hanna.  “We were thrilled to bring it back in 2022 and are exploring ways to make 2023 even better.”

Weekly concerts will take place every Thursday in July from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Musical acts that would like to be considered must submit a completed band application by Wednesday, February 22. Bands will need to include links to their music, details about their audience demographics, and be able to demonstrate their success at similar events. The official line-up will be released in the spring.

The public can stay updated on Concerts in the Park at

Businesses interested in sponsoring or participating in this year’s events are encouraged to contact to discuss potential opportunities.