View of completed Civita Park
A view of Civita Park in Mission Valley. Courtesy of Sudberry Properties

The popular, free Sundown Sunday concert series at Civita in Mission Valley returns this summer on June 9 with a concert by the 1980s dance band BetaMaxx

The high-energy band delivers a non-stop, nostalgia-filled rock concert that keeps the dance floor packed with tunes from Michael Jackson, Madonna, Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode and more. 

The concerts run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the outdoor amphitheater in Civita Park at the intersection of Civita Boulevard and Russell Park Way. Guests are invited to bring blankets, beach chairs and picnics.

Take-out meals are available across the street at Poki Bowl and El Tianguis or from a selection of food trucks. 

On July 7 Republic of Music will take the stage. This cover band performs hits from every significant musical style. The band is known throughout Southern California for its raw, emotive energy and 600-song repertoire.

On Aug. 11, the Mighty Untouchables return to Civita Park. This popular multi-cultural mix of musicians and singers entertains throughout the world, bringing everything from Motown to classic rock, along with Latin, country and current pop hits. 

Their repertoire includes songs from Lizzo, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson, Prince, Toto, David Bowie, The Temptations, Journey, and more.

The wildly successful Kicks Band will debut at Civita Park on Sept. 8.  Kicks is a variety dance band whose musical repertoire spans six decades. The band got its start performing full-time in clubs throughout Southern California, then branched into the Las Vegas casino and corporate circuits.

The 14-acre Civita Park is the civic heart of Civita, a 230-acre master-planned community being developed by Sudberry Properties on a former rock quarry site in Mission Valley. The multi-level public park features active play areas, civic event areas, gardens, stylish group seating, a community garden, a dog park, outdoor game areas, a military tribute, and an interactive splash fountain.

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.