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Friday, August 18

Music on the Square: Country | Redwood City
Friday, August 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Music on the Square: Country | Redwood City

Enjoy free Friday concerts all summer long on Courthouse Square in Redwood City from 6-8 pm from June 2-September 1, 2017. Redwood City is well known for its events, but Friday night’s Music on the Square is one of the most treasured nights of summer. Plus, being ...

Free Beach Concert: Gin Blossoms | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Gin Blossoms | Santa Cruz

Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts right on the beach every Friday night. Friday Night Bands on the Beach  Every Friday, June 16 ...

Saturday, August 19

Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party: Food & Music Fest | SF
Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party: Food & Music Fest | SF
Get ready to party with 15,000 summer lovin’ people at this delicious summer feast and street party over three blocks, typically with two stages of alt-indie bands and DJs curated by Noisepop, and food and drinks from some of the neighborhood’s top restaurants, businesses, and artisans and a ...
Daymé Arocena & Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, August 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Daymé Arocena & Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Yerba Buena Gardens
The sensational young Cuban vocalist Daymé Arocena introduces her gorgeous new album Cubafonía to Yerba Buena Gardens. A former member of the extraordinary Jane Bunnett & Maqueque sextet, Arocena is rapidly gaining international attention as a solo artist. Still in her mid-20s, she’s been recording ...
Live in the Castro: The Sundance Saloon Dance-A-Thon | Jane Warner Plaza
Saturday, August 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro: The Sundance Saloon Dance-A-Thon | Jane Warner Plaza
They’re doing it again. Enjoy another fun afternoon of outdoor dancing. Sundance Saloon returns to Jane Warner Plaza in the heart of the Castro district of San Francisco for some more two-steppin’ and line dancin’ fun. This is a great opportunity to show off your diversity: ...
Music in the Park: Beatles Tribute | Danville
Saturday, August 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oak Hill Park
Music in the Park: Beatles Tribute | Danville

Now in its 32nd year, the town of Danville continues offering this summer music tradition to the public. Spend four Saturdays under the sun surrounded by friends, neighbors, and great music. Bring a blanket, a picnic, and the whole family for singing, dancing, and socializing. ...

Sunday, August 20

St. Stephens Day: Hungarian Music Celebration | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
St. Stephens Day: Hungarian Music Celebration | Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 135th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years The weekly concerts take place most ...

California Brazil Camp: An All-Star Faculty Cast | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, August 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
California Brazil Camp: An All-Star Faculty Cast | Yerba Buena Gardens
For 20 years California Brazil Camp has brought eager musicians together with some of Brazil’s greatest musicians and composers under the redwoods of Cazadero. In celebrating this milestone year, Brazil in the Gardens brings together an all-star faculty cast, including Spok, a saxophonist, arranger and orchestra ...
Live in the Castro: The Klipptones | Jane Warner Plaza
Sunday, August 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro: The Klipptones | Jane Warner Plaza
Get your swing on with the Klipptones. The Klipptones are San Francisco’s hottest crossover band, playing big band standards mashed up with pop classics.
Brazilian Girls & Moon Hooch: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
Sunday, August 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| Stern Grove
Brazilian Girls & Moon Hooch: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
Hailing from New York City, Grammy-nominated group Brazilian Girls are a dance floor-friendly and eclectic blend of electronic dance music reflecting styles as diverse as reggae, jazz, bossa nova, reggae, and lounge. Explosive horn and percussion trio Moon Hooch first gained a following busking in the ...

Tuesday, August 22

Summer Reggae Concert | Menlo Park
Tuesday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kelly Park
Summer Reggae 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, ...

Thursday, August 24

Soul-Infused Classical Arabic Songs with Dalia Marina | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, August 24 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Soul-Infused Classical Arabic Songs with Dalia Marina | Yerba Buena Gardens
Raised in the Bay Area and now based in Boston, Palestinian-American vocalist Dalia Marina made a lasting impression with her 2012 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival debut as a special guest with Middle Eastern ensemble Zamanna and her 2014 program presenting an eclectic set of jazz, ...
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Beatles Tribute | Concord
Thursday, August 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Beatles Tribute | Concord

The 28th 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 ...

Friday, August 25

Rooftop Garden Concert: Motown | Oakland
Friday, August 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Motown | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Kaiser Center’s Roof Garden free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 16 – September 8, 2017. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public park by ...

Music on the Square: Michael Jackson Tribute | Redwood City
Friday, August 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Music on the Square: Michael Jackson Tribute | Redwood City

Enjoy free Friday concerts all summer long on Courthouse Square in Redwood City from 6-8 pm from June 2-September 1, 2017. Redwood City is well known for its events, but Friday night’s Music on the Square is one of the most treasured nights of summer. Plus, being ...

Saturday, August 26

Paula West’s Eclectic Jazz Repertoire| Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, August 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Paula West's Eclectic Jazz Repertoire| Yerba Buena Gardens
San Francisco jazz singer Paula West possesses a strikingly beautiful voice, a full, velvety, caressing contralto. But it’s the expansive body of music she explores with her exquisite instrument that makes her one of the most consistently enthralling singers on the scene. Whether West interprets Bob ...

Sunday, August 27

Ukranian Music & Dance Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Ukranian Music & Dance Festival | Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 135th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years The weekly concerts take place most ...

Live in the Castro: Parlor Tricks | Jane Warner Plaza
Sunday, August 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro: Parlor Tricks | Jane Warner Plaza
Neighborhood favorites, Parlor Tricks play Industrial ragtime in the Jane Warner Plaza. What is industrial ragtime, you ask? Come and find out. It’s like nothing you’ve heard. You’ll be tapping your feet without even realizing how it happened.
Mavis Staples & Kev Choice Ensemble: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
Sunday, August 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| Stern Grove
Mavis Staples & Kev Choice Ensemble: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
With a career spanning 60+ years, powerhouse vocalist Mavis Staples crosses easily between gospel, soul, folk, pop, R&B, blues, rock, and hip-hop. From the Delta-inflected gospel sound she helped create with her father and The Staples Singers, to her recent Kennedy Center Honor and collaborations ...

Monday, August 28

Live at Lagunitas: Lake Street Dive | Petaluma
Monday, August 28 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Lake Street Dive | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live concert series featuring some amazing bands ranging in genre from roots to gothic pop in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette (1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma). Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these ...

Tuesday, August 29

Summer Salsa Concert | Menlo Park
Tuesday, August 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kelly Park
Summer Salsa 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, ...

Wednesday, August 30

Free Lunchtime Concert: Motown Music | Oakland
Wednesday, August 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland City Center
Free Lunchtime Concert: Motown Music | Oakland

Come down to Oakland’s City Center for free concerts in the spring and summer outside the 12th Street Oakland City Center BART station. The concert series give a little taste of everything, from Motown and folk to classic and jazz bands and they typically take place ...

Swing in the Square: Fil Lorenz Orchestra | Union Square
Wednesday, August 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing in the Square: Fil Lorenz Orchestra | Union Square
Come and listen to live music from some of the Bay Area’s best roots bands, swingin’ jumpin’ rockin’ 1930s thru 1950s tunes to get you out on the floor and boogie. Come dance to the swingin’ music of the Fil Lorenz Orchestra, a star-studded “little BIG ...

Thursday, August 31

Original Folk Music with Evie Ladin Band | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, August 31 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Original Folk Music with Evie Ladin Band | Yerba Buena Gardens
Grounded in Appalachian old-time repertoire, seasoned in African-diaspora roots, and composing original music inspired by life in Oakland and globe-spanning tours, the kinetic Evie Ladin Band erases the lines between music and movement. A trio of tenaciously innovative string musicians and dancers, the combo features Ladin’s ...
Music & Market Summer Concerts: 14-Piece Tribute to Michael Jackson | Concord
Thursday, August 31 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: 14-Piece Tribute to Michael Jackson | Concord

The 28th 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 ...

Friday, September 1

Concerts on the Plaza: Pablo Riviere Duo | Mountain View
Friday, September 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza (Mountain View)
Concerts on the Plaza: Pablo Riviere Duo | 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, ...

Music on the Square: Pop & Soul | Redwood City
Friday, September 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Music on the Square: Pop & Soul | Redwood City

Enjoy free Friday concerts all summer long on Courthouse Square in Redwood City from 6-8 pm from June 2-September 1, 2017. Redwood City is well known for its events, but Friday night’s Music on the Square is one of the most treasured nights of summer. Plus, being ...

Free Beach Concert: Papa Doo Run Run | Santa Cruz
Friday, September 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Papa Doo Run Run | Santa Cruz

Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts right on the beach every Friday night. Friday Night Bands on the Beach  Every Friday, June 16 ...

Saturday, September 2

Kugelplex: Bringing Rock ‘n’ Roll Energy To Party Music | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, September 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Kugelplex: Bringing Rock ‘n’ Roll Energy To Party Music | Yerba Buena Gardens
Bringing rock ‘n’ roll energy to the party music of Eastern European Jewry, Kugelplex plays wild, virtuosic dance tunes at concerts, festivals and weddings. They’ve performed with Joan Baez, the Oakland Symphony, the Klezmatics’ Frank London and Kitka, among other illustrious ensembles. For this unique program ...

Sunday, September 3

Inspiring Music from Russia | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Inspiring Music from Russia | Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 135th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years The weekly concerts take place most ...