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Tuesday, August 4

Awesöme Orchestra: Star Wars, Stevie Wonder & West Side Story | Oakland
Tuesday, August 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Awesöme Orchestra: Star Wars, Stevie Wonder & West Side Story | Oakland
Awesöme Orchestra will perform at the Oakland Public Library as part of National Night Out, fighting crime and making some awesöme music while they’re at it. They’ll be in their outdoor courtyard on Madison Ave. between 13th and 14th street. Limited street parking is available, but it’s ...
“Wood Shoppe”: Free Punk Concert | Brick & Mortar
Tuesday, August 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brick & Mortar Music Hall
August 4, 2015 Lineup: Useless Eaters (punk) Bad Breath (punk, garage, surf) Marauder (heavy metal)

Win Tix: “Hot Flash Heat Wave” Garage Pop | Rickshaw Stop
Tuesday, August 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Rickshaw Stop
Touted as the new sound for San Francisco, Hot Flash Heat Wave sounds remarkably like a lot of other bands. Maybe that’s because they blend a menagerie of influences to produce a surprisingly fresh, soulful rock sound. They are equal parts garage rock and Beach ...
Free Blues Concert: The Tedtones | The Chapel
Tuesday, August 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*none
| The Chapel
Free Blues Concert: The Tedtones | The Chapel
The TedTones are a group of Bay Area musicians from various genres that have joined together in their common love of jump blues, roots, and jive. Music starts at 8 pm, and drinks and food available for purchase.

Wednesday, August 5

Free Lunchtime Concert: Vintage R&B | Oakland
Wednesday, August 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland City Center
Free Lunchtime Concert: Vintage R&B | Oakland
Stompy Jones Little David Rose’s thumpin’ stand-up bass, the double-shuffle drumming of Lee Beary, and the bounce piano of William Beatty provide the rhythmic foundation of the band’s jump style. Riffing on top is the trumpet sound of Robert Dehlinger and Keith Crossan on the saxophone. ...
People in Plazas: Free R&B Concert | SF
Wednesday, August 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | One Bush Plaza
People in Plazas: Free R&B Concert | SF

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 140 free lunchtime concerts of all styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas stretched from the Embarcadero through the Castro. Funcheap is proud to be a media sponsor of the 2015 festival. 2015 ...

People in Plazas: Free Western Swing Concert | SF
Wednesday, August 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alioto Plaza
People in Plazas: Free Western Swing Concert | SF

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 140 free lunchtime concerts of all styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas stretched from the Embarcadero through the Castro. Funcheap is proud to be a media sponsor of the 2015 festival. 2015 ...

Boogie With The Rumble Strippers | Union Square
Wednesday, August 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Boogie With The Rumble Strippers | Union Square
Live music from some of the bay areas best roots bands, swingin’ jumpin’ rockin’ 1930s thru 1950s tunes to get you out on the floor and boogie! Combining eclectic hip-shaking originals with a blend of surprising covers, The Rumble Strippers embrace and redefine the rockabilly genre. ...
Free Reggae Concert in the Park | Redwood City
Wednesday, August 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stafford Park
Free Reggae Concert in the Park | Redwood City
Native Elements San Francisco powerhouse, Native Elements has been keeping the energetic, feel-good reggae tradition alive in the Bay Area for over 19 years. Comprised of 10 seasoned musicians with decades of experience in rock, metal, blues, jazz, r&b and hip hop, this eclectic and fearless ...
Summer Blues Concert in the Park | Menlo Park
Wednesday, August 5 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Fremont Park
Summer Blues Concert in the Park | Menlo Park

Enjoy a free summer concert in Menlo Park featuring a variety of musical styles from jazz to country to hits of today and yesterday, from 6:30-8 pm on Wednesdays from June to August 2015 in Fremont Park (University and Santa Cruz Avenues). Bring your picnic blanket and ...

Thursday, August 6

2015 Hiroshima Day Commemoration | Livermore National Lab
Thursday, August 6 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Livermore National Laboratory
2015 Hiroshima Day Commemoration | Livermore National Lab
Each year, to commemorate the anniversaries of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Tri Valley CAREs (Communities Against a Radioactive Environment) hold an event at Livermore National Laboratory, one of the two facilities in the country that design every U.S. nuclear weapon. 2015 Hiroshima Day ...
People in Plazas: Free Mission Youth Salsa Band Concert | SF
Thursday, August 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Transamerica Redwood Park
People in Plazas: Free Mission Youth Salsa Band Concert | SF

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 140 free lunchtime concerts of all styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas stretched from the Embarcadero through the Castro. Funcheap is proud to be a media sponsor of the 2015 festival. 2015 ...

Raq Filipina Chill Electronica Music | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, August 6 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Raq Filipina Chill Electronica Music | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Fusing her Filipino roots with Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Caribbean rhythms and chill electronica, Bay Area vocalist Raq Filipina has crafted a highly personal sound that’s urgent and nostalgic, mysterious and welcoming, uplifting and challenging. An award-winning composer and performer who grew up in a musical ...
People in Plazas: Free Hawaiian Concert | SF
Thursday, August 6 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mint Plaza
People in Plazas: Free Hawaiian Concert | SF

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 140 free lunchtime concerts of all styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas stretched from the Embarcadero through the Castro. Funcheap is proud to be a media sponsor of the 2015 festival. 2015 ...

“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, August 6 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn

Cozy up with Off the Grid at “Twilight at the Presidio” – a free weekly evening event on the Main Post Lawn from 5-9 pm every Thursday,April 2 – October 29, 2015. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you ...

1st & 3rd Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo
Thursday, August 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are always welcome.
| The Hub Vallejo
1st & 3rd Thursday

Every first and third Thursday evening, The Hub Vallejo hosts Hub CAP Community Art Party, a creative community gathering where anything goes  – painting, singing, sewing, knitting, music, mosaics, sculpture…whatever. It’s informal and a chance to hang as a community and create. Bring a project, a ...

Free Classic Rock & Roll Concert in the Park | San Mateo
Thursday, August 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Central Park (San Mateo)
Free Classic Rock & Roll Concert in the Park | San Mateo
Dutch Uncle is a group of talented musicians playing a collection of well-known songs that all age groups will recognize. The Uncles play songs from bands like The Eagles, Jackson Browne, The Who, Paul McCartney and many more. Lead singer Mladen Vukic was a household name ...
SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2015: Free Outdoor Concerts | Stanford
Thursday, August 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stanford Shopping Center
SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2015: Free Outdoor Concerts | Stanford

Stanford Shopping Center swings into summer with the return of Summer Jazz produced by SFJAZZ. International and local jazz legends will perform everything from swing to straight ahead jazz. In 2015, the ten-week series of free concerts will take place in The Courtyard, between Nordstrom and ...

Music & Market Summer Concert: Classics of the 80’s Classics | Concord
Thursday, August 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concert: Classics of the 80’s Classics | Concord

The 27th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a “Cream of the Crop” schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmer’s Markets anywhere in downtown Concord from 6:30-8 pm from May 21 through September 17, 2015. The Music & ...

Moraga Summer Concert: Country/Western | East Bay
Thursday, August 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga Summer Concert: Country/Western | East Bay

On Thursday evenings at the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. Enjoy the music while your children enjoy the park. The volunteers of ...

Win Tix: Fantastic Negrito’s Powerful Black Roots Blues | The Chapel
Thursday, August 6 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Chapel
The music world owes a lot to the black roots sound. Without it, they’d be no blues, jazz, soul, R&B, rock, and by extension, most musicians. Fantastic Negrito is keeping this tradition alive, by playing the most authentic, powerful, black roots blues this side of ...

Friday, August 7

Rooftop Garden Concert: Latin | Oakland
Friday, August 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Latin | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, salsa, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Kaiser Center’s Roof Garden free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 6 – September 11, 2015. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public park by ...

People in Plazas: Free Latin Jazz Concert | SF
Friday, August 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 303 Second Street
People in Plazas: Free Latin Jazz Concert | SF

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 140 free lunchtime concerts of all styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas stretched from the Embarcadero through the Castro. Funcheap is proud to be a media sponsor of the 2015 festival. 2015 ...

People in Plazas: Free Bengali Jazz Concert | SF
Friday, August 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 425 Market
People in Plazas: Free Bengali Jazz Concert | SF

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 140 free lunchtime concerts of all styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas stretched from the Embarcadero through the Castro. Funcheap is proud to be a media sponsor of the 2015 festival. 2015 ...

People in Plazas: Free Classical Concert | SF
Friday, August 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Crocker Galleria
People in Plazas: Free Classical Concert | SF

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 140 free lunchtime concerts of all styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas stretched from the Embarcadero through the Castro. Funcheap is proud to be a media sponsor of the 2015 festival. 2015 ...

Latin Jazz Concert, Free Beer, Wine & Prizes | Menlo College
Friday, August 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Menlo College
Latin Jazz Concert, Free Beer, Wine & Prizes | Menlo College

This free Entrepeunerial Summer Concert showcases five nights of live musicfrom pop to rock to improvisational Latin jazz and closing with an “A cappella” concert featuring groups from Facebook, Google, Dropbox, Pinterest and Twitter hosted at the beautiful Menlo College campus in Atherton. RSVP to be automatically be ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, August 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus ...

Concerts on the Plaza | Mountain View
Friday, August 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza (Mountain View)
Concerts on the Plaza | Mountain View

Grab your friends and neighbors and bring your blanket or lawn chair down to the Civic Center Plaza for Concerts on the Plaza, a monthly live music series will take place on the first Friday of the month April through September from 6-7:30 pm. In addition to the music, ...

Y&T: Free Beach Concert | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Y&T: Free Beach Concert | Santa Cruz
Y&T August 7, 2015 Many of the biggest acts of the ’80s, including Metallica and Mötley Crüe became popular opening for Y&T. With a discography of 18 albums and three greatest hits collections, Y&T has sold over four million albums since their 1974 inception. The band received extensive airplay ...
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, August 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...