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Tuesday, September 2

“Wood Shoppe” Folk Concert: Ghost & Gale | Brick & Mortar
Tuesday, September 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brick & Mortar Music Hall

August 2014 Music Lineup

Ghost & Gale, are an independent folk duo based in California’s Bay Area. They released their highly anticipated debut EP to a sold out crowd at Amnesia, SF on November 14th of 2013 and continue to pack Bay Area venues performing their …

Free Bluegrass Rock ‘n Roll Concert: Jimbo Trout | The Chapel
Tuesday, September 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Chapel
Free Bluegrass Rock 'n Roll Concert: Jimbo Trout | The Chapel

JimBo Trout & the Fishpeople are a high energy, good-time band from San Francisco that has been together since 1992. They perform a musical gumbo made up of bluegrass, ragtime, blues, western-swing, Appalachian, rock+roll, New Orleans, honky-tonk and more. But they are not a band …

Bluegrass & “Brass Magic” Big Band Concert | Madrone
Tuesday, September 2 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*21+
| Madrone Art Bar
Bluegrass &

Bluegrass and Brass Magic | September 2, 2014
The Crow Eaters at 9:30 pm
“Twisted Folk Punk-Blues Psycho-Grass Acoustic Bone Chilling Mayhem featuring Philbillie, guitar/vocals, Newman, guitar/vocals and Bruce D. on drums with a frequently surprising cast of guest players.”
Brass Magic starts at 10 pm

Wednesday, September 3

’50s Havana Social Club Dance Party in the Park | Albany
Wednesday, September 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Albany)
'50s Havana Social Club Dance Party in the Park | Albany

Bring a picnic and a blanket, family and friends because it’s Music in the Park time again in Albany’s grassy Memorial Park. The 2014 concert series will be the 11th season of providing free concerts every Wednesday night in September. Don’t forget your dancing shoes. ...

Free Grit-Pop Concert: Happy Fangs | The Chapel
Wednesday, September 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Chapel
Free Grit-Pop Concert: Happy Fangs | The Chapel

BFF.fm invites you to their free Birthday Bash at The Chapel Bar featuring music from:

Happy Fangs is San Francisco’s black and white warpainted duo of Mike Cobra of King Loses Crown & Rebecca Gone Bad of My First Earthquake. She brings her high-energy vocals. He …

Thursday, September 4

Lunchtime Concert Series | Palo Alto
Thursday, September 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cogswell Plaza
Lunchtime Concert Series | Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto celebrates summer with free lunchtime concerts in the park, noon-1 pm every Thursday, July 10 – September 11, 2014. Bring your lunch, hang with friends in the park, and enjoy an hour of lively, toe-tapping music. Cogswell Plaza is at the corner ...

Valerie Troutt & MoonCandy: Uplifting Jazz & R&B | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, September 4 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens
Valerie Troutt & MoonCandy: Uplifting Jazz & R&B | Yerba Buena Gardens

The brainchild of singer-songwriter Valerie Troutt, MoonCandy is a soulful house ensemble that features the inspirational voices of some of the East Bay’s leading lights of jazz, soul, blues and gospel. MoonCandy is a church without walls . . . soulful, uplifting and fabulous.

Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday, September 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food, drinks & shopping
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Looking to discover SF’s best local craft/artisan food vendors and special chef pop-ups? SoMa StrEat Food Park and Funcheap are putting on a Thursday Night Market called “StrEat Bazaar.” The focus is mostly craft food vendors, special pop-up restaurants, food trucks (of course) and some artists ...

2014 Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema: Kick-Off Party, Films & Comedy | El Rio
2014 Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema: Kick-Off Party, Films & Comedy | El Rio

The Official Kick-off Party and Preview of the 11th annual Summer Season commences with a no-host bar, hors d’oeuvres and live music. This year, the program features a short line-up of films and trailers and special appearance by Johnny Steele, well-known SF-based Standup comedian. The excitement …

Free Live Orchestra Sneak Preview: 2014-15 Opera Season | SF
Thursday, September 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Free Live Orchestra Sneak Preview: 2014-15 Opera Season | SF

The Musicians of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra invite you celebrate the opening of the 2014-15 season with a free concert at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music on Thursday, September 4, 2014.
This event will be conducted by Dawn Harms and will feature operatic favorites as …

Friday, September 5

Rooftop Garden Concert | Oakland
Friday, September 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert | 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 13 – September 12, 2014. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public ...

“Friday Night Market”: Grand Opening Summer Evening Festival | UN Plaza
Friday, September 5 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission. Bring cash for food, drinks and shopping
| UN Plaza

In trying to make United Nations Plaza a comfortable and fun evening destination rather than a public space you walk quickly through, the city is throwing a series of late summer night markets with a beer garden, live music, food trucks, DIY art workshops and ...

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

Over 30 food trucks and street food carts in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party. And it’s California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-11 pm ...

30-Member Leonard Cohen A Capella Choir & Art Installations | de Young
30-Member Leonard Cohen A Capella Choir & Art Installations | de Young

Soundwave creates a modernist event with works that explore water, our most important natural resource.
6:30–7 pm & 8–8:30 pm - Live Music by Conspiracy of Beards - Wilsey Court
The unique 30-member all-male choir Conspiracy of Beards performs water-inspired songs of legendary poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen (b. …

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, September 5 – 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 ...

Win Tix: Michael Franti Live Acoustic Set & Eco Film VIP Access | Oakland
Michael Franti Live Acoustic Set & Eco Film VIP Access | Oakland

Come to the Bay Area premiere of “The Future of Energy” film as part of Oakland’s First Friday/Art Murmur Events with a special live acoustic set by Michael Franti.
The evening will be hosted by Pandora Thomas, an environmental educator, who is featured in the film. After …

Win Tix: The Ponies & Luce (KFOG Favorites) Live in Concert | SF
Friday, September 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
| Great American Music Hall
The Ponies & Luce (KFOG Favorites) Live in Concert | SF

The Ponies (Elliot Randall and Heather Combs), a newly formed acoustic duo on the San Francisco music scene, are ready to ride. After a couple of late night sessions and a some cold beers it was settled, Elliot and Heather have firmly planted their wayward …

First Friday Concert Series | Oakland
Friday, September 5 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
First Friday Concert Series | Oakland

Every First Friday after Art Murmur in Oakland, The Uptown holds a free concert featuring local musicians and beyond covering indie rock, electronica, hip hop and everything in between. There is no cover, doors open at 6 pm and the show starts at 9 pm.

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, September 5 – 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 ...

2014 Mission Creek Oakland Music & Arts Festival Kickoff | The Uptown
Friday, September 5 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Uptown Oakland
2014 Mission Creek Oakland Music & Arts Festival Kickoff | The Uptown

6th Annual Mission Creek Oakland Opening Party will take place at The Uptown on First Friday September 5, 2014.
Music Lineup:

The Sam Chase – kick-ass folk
Rin Tin Tiger – alt folk
T.V. Mike and the Scarecrowes – reefer country
The Heather Jovanelli Band

Saturday, September 6

43rd Annual Art & Wine Festival: Saturday | Mountain View
Saturday, September 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Street (Mountain View)
43rd Annual Art & Wine Festival: Saturday | Mountain View

More than 200,000 arts lovers gather in Silicon Valley’s epicenter on Castro Street in Mountain View for this vibrant multicultural celebration. 43rd Mountain View Art & Wine Festival September 6-7, 2014 | 10 am to 6 pm Castro Street, Mountain View FREE The two-day festival ...

SubRosa Coffee 5th Birthday Party: Music, DJs & Food Carts | Oakland
Saturday, September 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free party, but food & vendor purchases may be extra
| SubRosa Coffee
SubRosa Coffee 5th Birthday Party: Music, DJs & Food Carts | Oakland

Celebrate SubRosa Coffee’s fifth birthday with bands, kitten adoptions, music and fortune telling.

2014 Autumn Moon Festival: Saturday | Chinatown
Saturday, September 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2014 Autumn Moon Festival: Saturday | Chinatown

Celebrated in Asia for more than 1,000 years, the 24th Annual Autumn Moon Festival will be held in Chinatown on September 6-7, 2014. For two days, historic Grant Avenue will be filled with arts and crafts booths, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, food, corporate sponsors, and multiple parades along ...

Win Tix: The 3rd Annual San Francisco Lawn Party | Marina Green
The 3rd Annual San Francisco Lawn Party | Marina Green

Picnic at San Francisco’s largest one day waterfront party and concert featuring fun lawn games (including a giant cornhole tournament), bocce ball and croquet along with concert by popular cover bands.
Dance to music from Pop Rocks, The Cheeseballs & DJ Ajax. All proceeds benefit The …

2014 Mission Creek Music Festival Block Party | Oakland
Saturday, September 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Two Mile Wines
2014 Mission Creek Music Festival Block Party | Oakland

The Mission Creek Music Festival block party had an unexpected last minute location change, and this time it’s in the warehouse of the Two Mile Wines winery at 489 25th St., Oakland on Saturday, September 6, 2014.
The roll top will be up, the taps will pour …