Summer @ Descanso

Enjoy summer nights at Descanso!
There are concerts to enjoy, special late hours and a celebration to end the season.

Ticketing has changed this year, so make sure you reserve your spots early. You will find concert and reservation dates, along with ticketing information below. Gates will open at 5:30pm each night. As always, these events are free to members.

Please note: Tickets to Summer @ Descanso events can sell out quickly. Become a member to get free tickets and first access to reservations during ticket preorders:

Summer events include
Music on the MainEight Thursdays from June 7–July 26.
Enjoy live jazz on the Main Lawn under the shade of coast live oaks.
Bring a picnic or purchase dinner from Patina on the Main Lawn.

World Rhythms: Six Tuesdays from June 19–July 24.
Immerse yourself in the world of music and dance amidst the beauty of the Gardens.
Bring a picnic or purchase dinner from Patina on the Main Lawn.

Summer Songs: Six Wednesdays from June 20–July 25.
Come relax and enjoy a cold beer in the Rose Garden as The Flashdance DJs spin all-vinyl sets.

Thursday After Hours: Four Thursdays from Aug. 2–30.
Descanso keeps its doors open late from 5–8pm on Thursdays in August.
There will be a beer garden and food available for purchase.
No ticketing required.

End of Summer Celebration: Wednesday, Aug. 29
Celebrate the end of summer from 5:30pm-10pm. There will be food, drink, music, stargazing and so much more.


Please remember …
– Concert-goers will be able to enter the Garden at 5:30pm You will not be able to reserve seating or leave items on the lawn before this time.
– Tickets will be scanned at the Bridge.
– Lawn chairs are allowed at Music on the Main and World Rhythms.
– Lawn seating is first-come, first-served.
– Performers subject to change without notice.
– Members always get free tickets to summer events. Please make sure you are registered on the website to receive member discounts and presale benefits.

.On summer concert nights, Descanso’s gates will close at 5pm, then re-open at 5:30pm. Your ticket to any Summer at Descanso event is also your ticket to enter the Gardens..

DateEventMember Preorder BeginsTickets Released to Public
June 7{SOLD OUT} Music on the Main: Carol Welsman{SOLD OUT}{SOLD OUT}
June 14{SOLD OUT} Music on the Main: Louie Cruz Beltran{SOLD OUT}{SOLD OUT}
June 19World Rhythms: Kátia Moraes and Brazilian HeartsJune 4June 7
June 20Summer SongsJune 4June 7
June 21Music on the Main: Carey FrankJune 4June 7
June 26World Rhythms: Las Colibri Mariachi EnsembleJune 4June 7
June 27Summer SongsJune 4June 7
June 28Music on the Main: Kevin Kanner featuring Danny JanklowJune 4June 7
July 3World Rhythms: ON EnsembleJune 18June 21
July 4Summer SongsJune 18June 21
July 5Music on the Main: IncendioJune 18June 21
July 10World Rhythms: Shakti Dance Company & Desert FireJune 18June 21
July 11Summer SongsJune 18June 21
July 12Music on the Main: Spencer DayJune 18June 21
July 17World Rhythms: Hālau Hula Kealiʻi O NālaniJuly 2July 5
July 18Summer SongsJuly 2July 5
July 19Music on the Main: Nolan ShaheedJuly 2July 5
July 24World Rhythms: Jazzy AshJuly 2July 5
July 25Summer SongsJuly 2July 5
July 26Music on the Main: Aaron WeinsteinJuly 2July 5
August 29End of Summer CelebrationAugust 13August 16