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The annual Swallows Day Parade is on tap to return in March—and with it, a new concert to kick off that weekend’s festivities in San Juan Capistrano.

The musical event will be held the day before the parade on Friday, March 11, at The Outpost venue in the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park. Country artist Walker Hayes is the headliner.

Hayes’ songs have racked up millions of listens on Spotify and other platforms, including his hit “Fancy Like.”

Tickets go on sale to the general public starting on Friday, Jan. 14, at 10 a.m., and can be purchased at or

Photo: Courtesy of The OutPost

General admission tickets are $39 and limited-capacity “Golden Circle” tickets are $55.

A portion of all ticket proceeds will go to support the San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association, a nonprofit that organizes the parade and related events.

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