PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale on Friday announced its Summer Concert Series at the Palmdale Amphitheater, kicking off with fireworks on July 1, R&B artist Brian McKnight on July 8, rock band Collective Soul on Aug. 5, and country artist Gary Allan on Aug. 19.
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 12, at 10 a.m. at PalmdaleAmphitheater.com. A presale price discount of $5 off general admission concert tickets is available from May 12 through May 26. Regular pricing for this year’s concert series starts at $28 for general admission, $38 for preferred seating, and $48 for stage front standing room only.
New this year is the Top of the Amp VIP experience package, which includes a private tent, 10 tickets including seating, and a cooler stocked with bottled water for $580.
— On Saturday, July 1, the series kicks off with a Fireworks Celebration featuring The Platinum Groove, a high-energy dance band belting out Motown, Top 40, swing, big band and more.
— On Saturday, July 8, attendees will experience the award-winning R&B sounds of Brian McKnight, crooning his soulful tunes “Forever” and “I Want You” from his 2017 Genesis album.
— On Saturday, Aug. 5, rock band Collective Soul will bring the house down with their hits “Shine,” “December,” “The World I Know” and their more recent “Right as Rain,” “Observation of Thoughts,” and “Over Me.”
— Country artist Gary Allan will close out the season on Saturday, Aug. 19, with his signature blend of smoldering vocals and rebellious lyrics on “Till It Felt Like You,” “Trouble Knows Trouble” and “The Hard Way.”
Gates for all shows open at 6 p.m., performances begin at 8 p.m., and parking is free at The Palmdale Amphitheater, located at 2723 Rancho Vista Boulevard. Ticket holders are encouraged to arrive early, as festival-style seating is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. A seat is included with preferred seating tickets, and general admission is bring your own low-back chair or blanket. Onsite concessions, including beer and wine, are available for purchase. Outside food, beverages, coolers, and shade canopies are not permitted. Guests are welcome to bring factory-sealed bottles of water. Only service animals are permitted.
Tickets are available online only. The Palmdale Amphitheater is a cash-free facility – only Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted. Visit PalmdaleAmpitheater.com for complete details.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]
7 comments for "Palmdale Amphitheater Summer Concert Series announced"
Marti Hampton says
I agree with the previous comments regarding the food trucks. They are not accessible for wheelchairs, they DO take far too long to complete orders and there are too few options. I would like for them to bring back the food vendors as they originally had them… off to the sides but on the concrete. There were many more options and they were much quicker.
Mr. Palmcaster says
So instead of having to hear Hoffbower bloviate before each concert, will we have to listen to our new mayor Rex or his sidekick Marv?
The no food law is not right, the food trucks are too slow and unorganized in serving and price is too high. Never again
Tim Scott says
I can’t think of a single concert I ever went to where outside food was allowed.
Mc Q says
The beginnings of Palmdale’s Marie Kerr Summer Concert Series were that way: FUN and RELAXING community/family picnic and entertainment at the park.
I agree with “Bobby.” Not only are the food truck menus overpriced and inferior, but their service is substandard. Their location is all the way to the far back of the amphitheater, and the wait time is too ridiculously long: at least half an hour. Also, they are MUCH TOO SALTY and UNHEALTHY! I might as well go to a restaurant for food, or at least, bring back the food court stalls (some of the local restos and vendors) at the former front side location.
I remember the very early days in the late 90s. But back then, it was a closer knit community too. Times have changed, as they do.
Small town folk. Smh