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Wednesday, August 3

Summer Jazz Concert | Menlo Park
Wednesday, August 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Fremont Park
Summer Jazz 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: Flogging Molly Live at the Fox | Oakand
Wednesday, August 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Fox Theater
Flogging Molly is a rollicking Irish-American seven-piece Celtic punk band from LA and led by Irish vocalist Dave King. > Get Tickets – $39.50 First, last, and always their priority as a live band is touring, playing raucous and adrenaline-fueled shows in bars, pubs, and nearly every ...

Thursday, August 4

Sinner’s Happy Hour: Ted Savarese & The TedTones | The Chapel
Thursday, August 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Vestry
Sinner's Happy Hour: Ted Savarese & The TedTones | The Chapel
The TedTones are a group of Bay Area musicians from various genres assembled by Ted Savarese to present a unique but respectful interpretation of various musical styles from the past couple of centuries.
Music in the Park: Ozomatli | San Jose
Thursday, August 4 – 5:30 pm | Cost: $10 | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Music in the Park: Ozomatli | San Jose

Music in the Park is back in San Jose for Summer 2016 with another round of top notch headliners entertaining the neighbors and visitors of Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park from 5:30-9 pm. Tickets are $10, but the headliners are usually well worth the price. 2016 ...

First Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo
Thursday, August 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are always welcome.
| The Hub Vallejo
First Thursday

Every first 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 song, a ...

Free 60’s Tribute Concert in the Park | San Mateo
Thursday, August 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Central Park (San Mateo)
Free 60's Tribute Concert in the Park | San Mateo
Mersey Beach plays the music of the 1960s British Invasion: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Yardbirds, The Who, The Animals, and many more. Hailing from such musical stalwarts as The Rubinoos, The Buzztones, and Big Bang Beat, these five music veterans have ...
SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2016: Jacqui Sutton’s Frontier Jazz Trio | Palo Alto
Thursday, August 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stanford Shopping Center
SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2016: Jacqui Sutton's Frontier Jazz Trio | 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 ...

Nighlife Live August | California Academy Of Sciences
Thursday, August 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | California Academy of Sciences
Nighlife Live August | California Academy Of Sciences
NightLife’s summer music series returns. Inspired by science and powered by sound, the Academy will transform into an oasis of music and art on one special night per month with NightLife Live. Fresh off the release of her debut album Long Way Home, UK songstress Låpsley’s ...
Thursday Summer Night Concert: Tom Petty Tribute | Walnut Creek
Thursday, August 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway Plaza
Thursday Summer Night Concert: Tom Petty Tribute | Walnut Creek

Get ready to dance the night away at the 2016 Broadway Plaza Summer Concert Series is back on three Thursdays in August. This year’s event will be located in Broadway Plaza’s brand new Event Plaza, which is near Macy’s and the newly opened Broadway Lane. 2016 ...

First Thursdays Art + Live Music at The Red Vic | Haight
Thursday, August 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Red Victorian
First Thursdays Art + Live Music at The Red Vic | Haight

The first Thursday of every month, The Red Vic hosts a free art and music show, featuring local artists and musicians starting at 6:30 pm. The Red Vic in the Haight, is a 20 room, mixed-use co-living hotel, hostel and collaboration space exploring participatory decision making, nomadic ...

Music & Market Summer Concert: All-Female Zeppelin Powerhouse | Concord
Thursday, August 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concert: All-Female Zeppelin Powerhouse | 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 Concert: Tribute to Fleetwood Mac | East Bay
Thursday, August 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga Summer Concert: Tribute to Fleetwood Mac | 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 ...

Live Music Thursdays at Paul Martin’s | San Mateo
Thursday, August 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Paul Martin’s American Grill
Live Music Thursdays at Paul Martin's | San Mateo
Looking for things to do in San Mateo? Due to popular request, every Thursday, they’re bringing live music to their Westlake Village restaurant again and adding an extra hour. Picture this: you and your dearest friends, cold craft beers and smooth glasses of wine, entrees from their ...
Medicine Ball Swing Ensemble | Oakland
Thursday, August 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Terrace Room
Medicine Ball Swing Ensemble | Oakland
One of the most exciting and eclectic ensembles performing in the Bay Area with all star entertainers from all over the world assembled by founder and bandleader David Sturdevant. Known for his unique pairings of award winning multi-instrumentalists and first class vocalists, David personally arranges the ...

Friday, August 5

Rooftop Garden Concert: Pop | Oakland
Friday, August 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Pop | 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 10 – September 9, 2016. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public park by ...

Friday Nights at the de Young | SF
Friday, August 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | de Young Museum
Friday Nights at the de Young | 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, ...

Friday Nights at the de Young: Sculptures, Live Music & Art | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young: Sculptures, Live Music & Art | SF
James Turrell’s “Three Gems” open during Friday Nights! Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden 5:00 pm Visit James Turrell’s Three Gems in the Osher Sculpture Garden during its optimal viewing time—at sunset. Open 5–8:45 pm. Mixed-Media Art-Making Station with Sedey Gebreyes Buchanan Court 6:00 pm Every week, Friday Nights at the de Young offers art-making activities ...
Concerts on the Plaza | Mountain View
Friday, August 5 – 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, ...

Summer Nights at Donkey & Goat Winery | Berkeley
Friday, August 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission with food and drink available for purchase.
| Donkey & Goat Winery
Summer Nights at Donkey & Goat Winery | Berkeley
This Summer, they are taking advantage of the warm nights and long days by throwing their Tasting Room doors open after hours on the first Friday of every month. Join them for an evening of wine, art, and community. They are bringing in rotating acts of ...
2016 Summer “R&B/Funk/Old School” Concert in the Park | Foster City
Friday, August 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Leo J. Ryan Park
2016 Summer

Join the Foster City community for free summer concerts overlooking the water in Leo Ryan Park from 6-8 pm, every Friday from July to August 2016. Don’t forget to bring your friends, a picnic, and your dancing shoes.  2016 Foster City Summer Concert Schedule July 15th ...

Free Beach Concert: Y & T | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 5 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Y & T | Santa Cruz
Many of the biggest acts of the ’80s, including Metalica 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. After five Top 100 albums and ...
The Lonestar Retrobates: Live Band | SF
Friday, August 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Terrace Room Restaurant & Bar
The Lonestar Retrobates: Live Band | SF
The Lone Star Retrobates is a boot-scootin’ wingtips-flyin’ dance band specializing in authentic West Coast Swing. If Jazz is America’s musical taproot, then this roadhouse-swing fusion is its west-facing branch.
First Friday Fiesta: Free, Educational & Engaging Performances | San Jose
Friday, August 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
First Friday Fiesta: 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 ...

The UC Berkeley 2-day Summer Symphony
Friday, August 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hertz Hall (UC Berkeley)
The UC Berkeley 2-day Summer Symphony

Join as we close the summer season with Gustav Mahler’s ambitious First Symphony and Joseph Haydn’s spirited last symphony on Friday and Saturday, August 5-6, 2016, 8 pm. These 2-day event will be happening at the Hertz Concert Hall on the UC Berkeley Campus. Free admission, but ...

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, August 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 ...

Saturday, August 6

21st Annual Aloha Festival: Saturday | San Mateo
Saturday, August 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival, but parking is $10 (cash only).
| San Mateo Event Center
21st Annual Aloha Festival: Saturday | San Mateo

Get a feel for the islands at the 2016 Aloha Festival with music, dance, food, and culture from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, and all over the Pacific. The Pacific Islanders of the San Francisco Bay Area offer their talents in music and dance during this free ...

Afrosolo: African-American & African Diaspora Art | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, August 6 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Afrosolo: African-American & African Diaspora Art | Yerba Buena Gardens
In collaboration with Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, AfroSolo Arts Festival presents its 16th annual free concert in Yerba Buena Gardens. Dedicated to nurturing, promoting, and presenting African-American and African diaspora art and culture through solo performance and the visual arts, AfroSolo showcases some of the most ...
MAPP: August Art & Performance Crawl | Mission District
Saturday, August 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
MAPP: August Art & Performance Crawl | Mission District
Stay tuned for a list of artists and performers participating in August 2016, or check MAPP’s Facebook for the latest info.
2016 Summer Obon & Japanese Cultural Festival | Oakland
Saturday, August 6 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Buddhist Church of Oakland
2016 Summer Obon & Japanese Cultural Festival | Oakland
Enjoy the festivities at the Buddhist Church of Oakland for the Oakland Obon Festival with Japanese Cultural Exhibits, Demonstrations & Food Bazaar. Each year, the Buddhist Church of Oakland hosts an Obon Festival, a family-friendly Japanese cultural celebration. The festival features Bon Odori dancing, taiko drum performances, traditional music, ...
Marcus Shelby Quartet: The Legacy Of The Buffalo Soldiers | The Presidio
Saturday, August 6 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Marcus Shelby Quartet: The Legacy Of The Buffalo Soldiers | The Presidio
Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Buffalo Soldiers and the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service. The Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, National Park Service, Young Audiences of Northern California, Friends of Allensworth, and the Presidio Trust offer special activities which begin at the Presidio Officers’ ...