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Sunday, May 28

Fusion of Jazz & Chamber Music Concert: Manring Kassin Burr | Union Square Live
Sunday, May 28 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Fusion of Jazz & Chamber Music Concert: Manring Kassin Burr | Union Square Live
Separately, Michael Manring, Larry Kassin, and John R. Burr have extensive, multi-faceted careers as musicians. Together they play provocative, complex compositions – music that tears down stylistic walls and refuses to be compartmentalized – echoes of jazz, rock, folk, avant-garde, and world music – something ...
Win Tix: Samba-Reggae-Funk “SambaDá” | The Chapel
Sunday, May 28 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Chapel
SambaDá musically unites the Americas, drawing from percussion-based styles of South and Central American samba and salsa, and blending them with the funk. While Brazilian natives Papiba Godinho and Dandha da Hora bring their profound knowledge and respect for the roots of afro-brazilian song and ...

Monday, May 29

2017 Memorial Day Parade, Carnival & Music Fest | Hillsborough
Monday, May 29 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Hillsborough North School
2017 Memorial Day Parade, Carnival & Music Fest | Hillsborough
Hillsborough’s annual Memorial Day Parade, Carnival and Music Festival is back. The Parade starts at Town Hall at 10:30 am. Carnival, food trucks and music festival follow at North School. They will have the Wells Fargo Stagecoach back from 2015, and the the San Mateo Marching Band. 2017 Memorial Day ...
2017 Memorial Day Celebration, Rock ‘n Roll & Free BBQ | San Anselmo
2017 Memorial Day Celebration, Rock 'n Roll & Free BBQ | San Anselmo
Spend the day with Vets who have served our country at The American Legion Post 179 at their fun annual Memorial Day Celebration at the Log Cabin and Dugout Bar from 1-7 pm on Monday, May 29, 2017. There will be a free BBQ, live rock ‘n roll ...
22nd Annual Sh*t-Kickin’ Memorial Day Party: Outdoor Twang Fest & BBQ | El Rio
22nd Annual Sh*t-Kickin' Memorial Day Party: Outdoor Twang Fest & BBQ | El Rio
Always one to go for the foul mouth, El Rio marks this holiday with their 22nd Annual Sh*t Kickin’ Memorial Day bash. This party is finally old enough to drink and hooooo-eeeee do they plan on getting it good and toasty with a classic mix of ...
Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, May 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | La Peña Cultural Center
Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley

Every last Monday of the month, the Josh Jones and the La Peña Salsa Orchestra brings the raw power of salsa dura to La Peña’s stage. They will perform songs from your favorite salsa artists including Eddie Palmieri, Beny Moré, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, El ...

Tuesday, May 30

Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop Up: Free Entertainment & Happy Hour | SF
Renee & Irish Greg's Pop Up: Free Entertainment & Happy Hour | SF
This is a night of free entertainment offering great music and conversation. Starring Matt Jaffe & The Distractions, Matt’s musical mentor Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads will stop by for a chat and they’ll get everything started with San Geronimo making this an all-Marin affair ...

Wednesday, May 31

Swing in the Square: The B-Stars | Union Square
Wednesday, May 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing in the Square: The B-Stars | 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. Stompy Jones is a San Francisco based sextet, renowned for their jumpin’ rhythm, wailing improvisations, ...
Rare US Show: “Filastine” Barcelona Beat Producer & Video Artist | Oakand
Wednesday, May 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 9pm
| Starline Social Club
Rare US Show:
Barcelona beat producer Grey Filastine and Indonesian neo-soul vocalist Nova Ruth will share their new live AV performance, Drapetomania, in a rare US appearance. Filastine & Nova’s sound collides future bass with traditional Javanese singing, dirty analogue synths, and delicate strings. FREE with RSVP before 9pm ($10 ...

Thursday, June 1

Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy: Limber Quartet Classical Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, June 1 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy: Limber Quartet Classical Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Tenor saxophonist Howard Wiley has been a major force on the Bay Area music scene since his teenage years in the mid-90s. A protégé of the dynamic Miss Faye Carol, he’s steeped in a vast array of African-American idioms, from gospel, blues and jazz to ...
“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, June 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn

Cozy up with Off the Grid at “Presidio Twilight” – 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 under the ...

Music & Market Summer Concert: Red Hot Rockin’ Soul | Concord
Thursday, June 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concert: Red Hot Rockin' Soul | 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, June 2

Friday Nights at the de Young: 2017 Season Kick-Off | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young: 2017 Season Kick-Off | SF

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free weekly after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. The event has a new theme every week, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, June 2 – 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: Hootenanny | Mountain View
Friday, June 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza (Mountain View)
Concerts on the Plaza: Hootenanny | 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: Dance Band | Redwood City
Friday, June 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Music on the Square: Dance Band | 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 ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, June 2 – 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 ...

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, June 2 – 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 ...

Saturday, June 3

OminoDay 2017: All Day DJ & World Music Festival | SF
Saturday, June 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
OminoDay 2017: All Day DJ & World Music Festival | SF
OminoDay is a free day-long outdoor music festival which provides a social, musical, artistic, and cultural celebration for the families and youth of San Francisco. The event features some of the Bay Area’s hottest DJs, special guest performances and live mural/graffiti painting. 2017 Omino Day Music ...
2017 Union Street Festival: Music, Art & Craft Beer Tasting | SF
Saturday, June 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Street (Gough to Fillmore)
2017 Union Street Festival: Music, Art & Craft Beer Tasting | SF

The Union Street Festival is one of San Francisco’s largest free annual events, plus it launches the start of the city’s summer street festivals. The Festival is held on San Francisco’s fashionable Union Street where historic Victorians have been transformed into popular boutiques, art galleries ...

2016 Bay Area Book Festival: Literary Block Party & Magic Book Castle | Berkeley
Saturday, June 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
2016 Bay Area Book Festival: Literary Block Party & Magic Book Castle | Berkeley

The inaugural Bay Area Book Festival is a free world-class international celebration of the past, present, and future of the book, taking place indoors and outdoors in Berkeley. 200 diverse authors from the Bay Area, California, the nation, and the world, from prize-winners to stellar emerging voices will ...

2017 “Grillin’ in the Mo'” Summerfest Block Party, Blues & BBQ | Fillmore Dist.
Saturday, June 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hamilton Recreation Center
2017
The annual Grillin’ in the Mo’ is a free blues and jazz concert and family BBQ celebrating the start of summer in the Fillmore District and the start of summer enrichment programs for Western Addition youth. 2017 Grillin’ in the Mo Saturday, June 3, 2017 | Noon ...
Fiddle Music w/ Michael Doucet & Tom Rigney | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Saturday, June 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Fiddle Music w/ Michael Doucet & Tom Rigney | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
As the leader of the Grammy Award-winning ensemble BeauSoleil fiddler Michael Doucet has been in the vanguard of the Cajun cultural revival for more than four decades, earning an international following for an almost lost body of music. In 2014 he joined his longtime friend, Bay ...
Live Music Summer Series: Indie Soul Music with Klez | The Yard
Saturday, June 3 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Yard at Mission Rock
Live Music Summer Series: Indie Soul Music with Klez | The Yard
Enjoy live music in a festive, outdoor environment under the summer sky. Every Saturday evening, check out a wide array of musical styles and performances in the Beer Garden or The Courtyard. Klez is CA Soul singer/songwriter John Klezmer. Joined by a full band, Klez delivers ...
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, June 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

Sunday, June 4

2017 Union Street Festival: Music, Art & Craft Beer Tasting | SF
Sunday, June 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Street (Gough to Fillmore)
2017 Union Street Festival: Music, Art & Craft Beer Tasting | SF

The Union Street Festival is one of San Francisco’s largest free annual events, plus it launches the start of the city’s summer street festivals. The Festival is held on San Francisco’s fashionable Union Street where historic Victorians have been transformed into popular boutiques, art galleries ...

“Napa Live: Inside Out” Music Festival & Crawl: 40 Bands & 30 Venues | North Bay
Sunday, June 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Napa
This one is off the hook – a music crawl featuring 40 bands at 30 locations, such as stores, parks and patios, all within walking distance of each other. Performers span the musical spectrum, from Blues to bluegrass, rock and roll to reggae, and funk ...
Free Symphony & Italian Opera in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, June 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Symphony & Italian Opera in the Park | 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 ...

Tango in the Square: Tango No. 9 | Union Square
Sunday, June 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Tango in the Square: Tango No. 9 | Union Square
Tango Number 9 is an all-star Bay Area ensemble (members have played with The Residents, Tom Waits, Club Foot Orchestra, Eric McFadden, Extra Action Marching Band…) united in a love for a famously elusive non- native art form. Since 1998, the group has delved deeply ...

Monday, June 5

Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, June 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room
Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room

Every first Monday of the month, The Make-Out Room presents a free concert with several local bands showing off the cutting edge of jazz and improvised music. Expect progressive sounds with a mix of anything from jazz, folk, rock to electronic music.