Isla Vista Recreation & Park District (IVRPD) will kick off a summer Saturday outdoor concert series that runs Aug. 28-Sept. 25 at the newly rehabilitated Anisq’Oyo’ Park outdoor amphitheater in downtown Isla Vista.

Showcasing different musical genres and local bands, the concert series is free and open to all. Concert times are 3-7 p.m.

“This is exactly the kind of event that will benefit the community of Isla Vista,” said Third District County Supervisor Joan Hartmann. “Isla Vistans crave safe spaces and creative programming, so I hope that community members can safely gather and enjoy live music in a beautiful outdoor setting. I especially look forward to the EDM series.”

“Over the years, live music has played such a large role in shaping Isla Vista into the vibrant artistic community it is today,” said Kimberly Kiefer, IVRPD general manager. “We are thrilled to be able to continue that tradition by providing a unique opportunity for local artists to showcase their talent.”

IVRPD is collaborating with Lucidity Festival, LLC (Lucidity), a collectively owned organization and production company dedicated to creating transformational experiences for individuals and communities.

“It’s an honor to be able to support our community in the objective of producing safe, fun, and fulfilling local events,” said Jonah Haas, Lucidity’s marketing director/co-founder. “We’ve been holding this intention for years, and so we’re tremendously grateful that IVRPD reached out and invited our collaboration on this concert series.

“It feels like this might just be the beginning of a bright new chapter of building community in Isla Vista.”

IVRPD thanks KCSB, Pop Pay, and Snag for their marketing support, as well as Jensen Audio Visual.

The concert dates and genres are:

Aug. 28: Alt & Indie Rock
Sept. 11: Punk & Rock
Sept. 18: Alternative
Sept. 25: EDM

Performers are: Fin’s Mellow Company, Extremophiles, The Framers, Art Official, Exporter, Loc Dawgs, Lizard’s Mouth, Still Joy, Nick Vaughan, Happy Medium, Pretty Cheeky, and Wookpack DJ Collective.

Event entry will be limited to 950 Embarcadero Del Mar across from Keg N Bottle. Guests are welcome to bring outside food and beverage; however, no glass containers and alcohol is not permitted.

IVRPD is monitoring the COVID-19 situation and the Delta variant. IVRPD will continue to provide updates as applicable to ensure the event remains safe for all and is held in accordance with local health guidelines. Refer to the FAQ page at for additional safety and event information.

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