Dana Point’s Sea Terrace Park is a large, picturesque venue with a mile of meandering walkways, coastal grasses and native landscaping. Conveniently located on the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Niguel Road, Sea Terrace Park is adjacent to The Monarch Beach Resort and Public Library, and across the street from The Ritz Carlton and popular Salt Creek Beach Park. Dana Point’s annual Summer Concert Series is held at Sea Terrace Park, as well as other special events. The park has picnicking and bench seating areas, with overlook areas offering views to the Pacific Ocean.
FESTIVAL HISTORY: In 1998, Omega Events launched an annual blues festival in the seaside town of Dana Point, CA and over twenty years later, The Doheny Blues Festival has grown into one of the nation’s top blues music festivals, known for the stellar mix of artists and the incredible location of Dana Point. The event has been recognized by the blues music industry, being named “Best Promoter” by The Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN.
From GRAMMY winners to music legends, Doheny Blues has been host to many of the top names in rock, soul & blues music, including B.B. King, Joe Walsh, The Black Crowes, Bonnie Raitt, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Crosby, Stills & Nash, John Fogerty, Ben Harper, Brian Setzer, Al Green, Gregg Allman, Etta James, and Los Lobos, amongst others.
The layout of the festival will offer something for everyone, as two main stages are placed at opposite ends of the venue, and the intimate third stage, known as The Backporch, is a great spot to get up-close to your favorite artists. There is also an International Food Court, Craft Breer tastings and large Vendor Village.
Sea Terrace Park is our new home for the festival and we are excited about the expansive, natural surroundings. The City of Dana Point is named after Richard Henry Dana Jr. (1815-1882), a Harvard-trained lawyer, seaman, and author of the notable sea journal, “Two Years Before the Mast” (1840). In his journal, Dana documents his voyage from Boston to California on the merchant ship, Pilgrim, describing the area once known as Capistrano Bay as “the most romantic spot on the California coast.”