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Wednesday, June 29

Free Admission & $1 Rides: Support Our Troops Drive | 2016 Alameda County Fair
Free Admission & $1 Rides: Support Our Troops Drive | 2016 Alameda County Fair

The 2016 Alameda County Fair takes over their annual Pleasanton stomping grounds with carnival rides, horseracing, exhibits, animals, food, rides, games, pig races, tons of kids activities, Monster trucks, demolition derbies, extreme rodeos and more. Also catch a nightly 8 pm concert (free with your paid admission) at their 3,000 ...

Psychedelic Jam Band “Moonalice” | Union Square Live
Wednesday, June 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Live
Psychedelic Jam Band
Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Their songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that ...

Free Jump Blues Concert in the Park | Redwood City
Wednesday, June 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stafford Park
Free Jump Blues Concert in the Park | Redwood City
The Rhumba Bums include singer-guitarist Miss Carmen Getit, Matt Cowan and Doug Rowan on saxophones, drummer Brian Fishler, and bassist Lukas Vesely. The band’s trump card is Getit, who offers vocal sparring matches with Lucky and guitar playing that, whether swing, blues, or even some ...
Summer Pop Concert | Menlo Park
Wednesday, June 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Fremont Park
Summer Pop Concert | 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 in Fremont Park (University and Santa Cruz Avenues). Bring your picnic blanket and dinner, ...

Win Tix: “Battle of the Centuries” Chamber Music & Drink Specials | North Beach
Wednesday, June 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Monroe
Travel through musical time at Battle of the Centuries every Wednesday at Monroe. A night full of live music with a small classic orchestra switching centuries every hour starting with Classical Chamber music at 8pm, Beethoven at 9pm and Bowie & rock covers at 10pm. > Get Reserved Tickets ...

Thursday, June 30

Ghirardelli Square Summer Beer Garden & Free Snacks | SF
Thursday, June 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Square Summer Beer Garden & Free Snacks | SF

For Summer 2016, Ghirardelli Square opened a 13 week-long community beer garden sponsored by Bay Area-based Lagunitas Brewing Company and Hint Water, located outdoors in Ghirardelli Square’s West Plaza. Ghirardelli Square Beer Garden Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend Thursday through Sunday | Noon to 7 pm Ghirardelli ...

Imaginative Live Music W/ M: The Heir Apparent | SF
Thursday, June 30 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Annie Street Plaza
Imaginative Live Music W/ M: The Heir Apparent | SF
Come and hear this prolific and imaginative musician play his first concert in Annie Street Plaza. Locally based, M. serves up rich, nuanced lyrics with a voice that soothes and activates the imagination all at once.
“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, June 30 – 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 from mid-May to October. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you relax ...

Sinner’s Happy Hour: JD Limelight | The Chapel
Thursday, June 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Vestry
Sinner's Happy Hour: JD Limelight | The Chapel
JD Limelight plays accordion, guitar, bass, ukelele, octophone, autoharp, mandolin, sings and composes songs. The latest project features songs written along a journey from the rusty underbelly of eastbania to the green expanses of sonomastan.
Summer Sounds Outside: Americana Sound | Walnut Creek
Thursday, June 30 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lesher Center for the Arts
Summer Sounds Outside: Americana Sound | Walnut Creek

Summer Sounds Outside is a series of free concerts on the outside plaza which focuses on bringing high quality, eclectic new artists to the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. Concerts will take place from 5:30-7 pm on select Thursday evenings during the Summer ...

Free Classic Rock/Party Concert in the Park | San Mateo
Thursday, June 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Central Park (San Mateo)
Free Classic Rock/Party Concert in the Park | San Mateo
The Department of Rock performs the hits from Journey, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Def Leppard, Foreigner, AC/DC, U2, Soundgarden, Led Zeppelin, Staind, Sammy Hagar, Motley Crue, The Killers, Ratt, The Police, Styx, Kings of Leon, Scorpions, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shinedown, Blink-182, Weezer, Tom Petty, ...
SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2016: Mara Hruby | Palo Alto
Thursday, June 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stanford Shopping Center
SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2016: Mara Hruby | Palo Alto

Enjoy 10 weeks of rhythm and blues as Summer Jazz, an annual tradition in Palo Alto, celebrates its 30th Anniversary at Stanford Shopping Center. A free outdoor concert series, Summer Jazz is produced by SFJAZZ and showcases a variety of jazz musicians and all-stars performing ...

Music & Market Summer Concert: Original Americana Rock & Roll | Concord
Thursday, June 30 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concert: Original Americana Rock & Roll | 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 through September. The Music & Market Series is ...

Moraga Summer Bay Area 60’s Concert | East Bay
Thursday, June 30 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga Summer Bay Area 60's Concert | 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 ...

Original Local Jazz Music | Oakland
Thursday, June 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Octopus Literary Salon
Original Local Jazz Music | Oakland
Vocalist Rebecca Griffin brings a rich, sultry sound to creative arrangements that put a new spin on jazz standards and reinvent pop/rock songs for a jazz setting. Opening trio set led by saxophonist Raffi Garabedian.

Friday, July 1

2016 Hollister Freedom Rally: 4th of July Biker Fest & Live Music | South Bay
Friday, July 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Many events are free, but there are ticketed concerts and other.
| Downtown Hollister
2016 Hollister Freedom Rally: 4th of July Biker Fest & Live Music | South Bay

The roar of motorcycles will take over the streets of Hollister,known as the “Birthplace of the American Biker,” for the annual Hollister Freedom Rally. The Rally has always been and will continue to be a free rally welcoming all bikers and is the largest of its kind ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, July 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Nearly 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 of ...

Concerts on the Plaza: Rahmil & Barley | Mountain View
Friday, July 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza (Mountain View)
Concerts on the Plaza: Rahmil & Barley | 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, ...

Free Beach Concert: The Tubes | Santa Cruz
Friday, July 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: The Tubes | Santa Cruz
The Tubes emerged onto the San Francisco music scene in 1969 and became well known for their media savvy and theatrical skills. In the early 1980s they released the hit classic rock songs “She’s a Beauty,” and “The Monkey Time.” Come celebrate Independence Day with another ...
2016 Free Summer Concert: Party Monsters | Alamo
Friday, July 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Livorna Park
2016 Free Summer Concert: Party Monsters | Alamo
A rockin’ good-time classic Motown/R&B Band. From the first note, audiences sing along and head for the dance floor.
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, July 1 – 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 ...

First Friday Fiesta: An Evening of Free, Educational & Engaging Performances | San Jose
Friday, July 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
First Friday Fiesta: An Evening of Free, Educational & Engaging Performances | San Jose

The notable First Friday Fiesta Series at MACLA brings several of the Bay Area’s most prominent Latin American music and dance companies to MACLA’s Castellano Playhouse in the heart of Downtown San José for an evening of free, educational, and engaging performances. The series is ...

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, July 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale

Wrapped in Plastic provides fresh sounds of old and new jazz to the Bay Area. In addition to an ever-expanding repertoire of jazz originals, the group reinterprets old favorites and lesser-known gems in new and modern ways – passing from Miles Davis to the music ...

Win Tix: Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra | Slim’s
Friday, July 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Slim's
Do you crave a simpler time? Do you wish you could live the golden age of blues, folk music, when those old time artists played with depth and soul? Well, too bad, you’re living in 2016! But all hope’s not lost, because there’s Marty O’Reilly ...

Saturday, July 2

Fillmore Jazz Festival 2016 | Saturday
Saturday, July 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fillmore District
Fillmore Jazz Festival 2016 | Saturday

Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free Jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 visitors over the Independence Day weekend on Fillmore Street in San Francisco between Jackson and Eddy Streets. ...

2016 Hollister Freedom Rally: 4th of July Biker Fest | South Bay
Saturday, July 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Many events are free, but there are ticketed concerts and other.
| Downtown Hollister
2016 Hollister Freedom Rally: 4th of July Biker Fest | South Bay

The roar of motorcycles will take over the streets of Hollister,known as the “Birthplace of the American Biker,” for the annual Hollister Freedom Rally. The Rally has always been and will continue to be a free rally welcoming all bikers and is the largest of its kind ...

Troker & Subharmonic’s Jazz Scene | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, July 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Troker & Subharmonic's Jazz Scene | Yerba Buena Gardens
Though little known in the US, Mexico’s jazz scene bristles with genre-bending bands, and one of the most creative is Troker. Founded in Guadalajara in 2004, the group has honed a potent fusion of jazz, funk, DJ scratching, and mariachi horns. Stocked with world-class improvisers ...
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, July 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
| Underground SF
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
This months party features guest DJ sets from former XLR8R managing editor Glenn Jackson and Play It Cool founder Matthew Favorites along with vinyl selections from residents YR SKULL and Kevin Meenan. The party is free before 10pm with DoTheBay RSVP and $6 after. Glenn Jackson ...
Win Tix: Modern Sufi Folk Music Night “Mekaal Hasan Band” | Slim’s
Saturday, July 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Slim's
Get your World music, rock, folk, Sufi fix when Mekaal Hasan Band lights up Slim’s. Never heard of Mekaal Hasan Band? They’re only the foremost players of modern Sufi folk music around. They combine the traditional, beautiful music of their homeland and combine it with ...

Sunday, July 3

Fillmore Jazz Festival 2016 | Sunday
Sunday, July 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fillmore District
Fillmore Jazz Festival 2016 | Sunday

Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free Jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 visitors over the Independence Day weekend on Fillmore Street in San Francisco between Jackson and Eddy Streets. ...