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The donation-based free concert series [email protected] was begun in 2012 to enrich the arts scene in Encinitas for residents, visitors, and cultural tourists from throughout the region. It has become the highest attended daytime series in the county with attendance of 160+ each week. The 50-minute concerts at the Encinitas Library feature outstanding musicians from throughout Southern California performing all styles of music. We hope to see you often! Established musicians who are interested in performing are encouraged to contact the Cultural Arts Division at (760) 633-2746, or email.

For a list of upcoming concerts, click here. This list is updated weekly.

Music By The Sea

Since 2012, the City has presented Music By The Sea, a ticketed concert series at the Encinitas Library. The Friday night concerts feature talented artists who are the winners of the Beverly Hills National Auditions. Under the artistic direction of Laura Schmieder, more than 100 local and international artists are juried to participate in the annual auditions. Nine artists/ensembles are selected for each season which take place in Encinitas and Beverly Hills. A Season Pass for the Encinitas concerts is $145, individual concert tickets are $20 each when purchased in advance or $25 at the door, subject to availability.

"A much-sought-after opportunity for performers...the talent level is extremely high." (Los Angeles Times)  


September 23, 2022: Brian Woods, piano
October 21, 2022: Shining Sound Ensemble with Marina Hovhannisyan
November 18, 2022: Max Beitan, cello and Jacopo Giacopuzzi, piano
January 27, 2023: Cristina Montes Mateo, harp
February 24, 2023: Seraphour Voice Ensemble
March 24, 2023: Oakwood Brass
April 21, 2023: Sejin Park, baritone
May 19, 2023: BrightFeather Duo, piano and violin
June 16, 2023: Fiato String Quartet

Tickets will be available online through 5:00pm on the performance date, or until sold out. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door for $25 each. Artists and programs subject to change. No refunds or exchanges. All sales are final.