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Sunday, August 30

Michael Jackson Dance Tribute | Union Square
Sunday, August 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Michael Jackson Dance Tribute | Union Square
Dance-A-Vision celebrates the life and legacy of Michael Jackson with a performance in Union Square at 2 pm on Sunday, August 30, 2015. This event was made not to impersonate, but to emulate the dance moves popularized by the King of Pop. Dance-A-Vision Entertainment has been in ...
Summer Outdoor Music Series | Corte Madera
Sunday, August 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE
| Town Center Corte Madera
Summer Outdoor Music Series | Corte Madera

Celebrating the summer season and Marin’s love for the outdoors Town Center Corte Madera will host its annual Summer Music Series each Sunday June 7th through September 27th from 2-4 pm with a great lineup of music that will appeal to all ages. The series features ...

Sunday Jazz, History & Jam Session | Oakland
Sunday, August 30 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Branch (Oakland Library)
Sunday Jazz, History & Jam Session | Oakland

The Oakland Public Library presents a summer jazz, history and jam series on Sunday afternoons from July to August 2015. Summer jazz concerts kick-off with a performance by a featured artist from 3-4 pm, followed by a history of jazz with jazz musician Randy Moore from 4:30-5 pm, ...

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, August 30 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill

Original Famous Twang Sundays is a free, all-ages concert series at Thee Parkside in Potrero Hill. Come by every Sunday; there’s always a fresh traditional or contemporary live act and a surprise special to purchase from the kitchen.

Live Music with Katdelic Acoustic | SF
Sunday, August 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Chapel
Live Music with Katdelic Acoustic | SF
Grammy nominated songwriter RonKat Spearman is a Prolific, Gifted artist. He loves his Funky Dance Party Band Katdelic but also has a passion for acoustic guitar and a more gentle expression of his talents. RonKat and Members of Katdelic Acoustic is a moving and entertaining experience. ...
“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, August 30 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Tuesday, September 1

Free Lunchtime Concert: Celebrating the Arts 2015 | Oakland
Tuesday, September 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland City Center
Free Lunchtime Concert: Celebrating the Arts 2015 | Oakland
Get ready for some fun celebrating the arts at Oakland City Center. Join Oakland City Center celebrate the arts with an eclectic mix of music from a variety of Northern California entertainers. Concerts are held every Wednesday from September-October and are free and open to the ...
People in Plazas: Free Jazz Concert | SF
Tuesday, September 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero Center
People in Plazas: Free Jazz Concert | SF

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 140 free lunchtime concerts of all styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas stretched from the Embarcadero through the Castro. Funcheap is proud to be a media sponsor of the 2015 festival. 2015 ...

Wood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar
Tuesday, September 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Wood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar

Wood Shoppe is a free monthly music series at Brick & Mortar Music Hall taking place every first Tuesday of the month. Get exposed to local and national emerging artists without the pressure of a cover charge. $3 Trumer Pils and $5 Sailor Jerry cocktails ...

Wednesday, September 2

People in Plazas: Free R&B Concert | SF
Wednesday, September 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
People in Plazas: Free R&B Concert | SF

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 140 free lunchtime concerts of all styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas stretched from the Embarcadero through the Castro. Funcheap is proud to be a media sponsor of the 2015 festival. 2015 ...

People in Plazas: Free Swing Concert | SF
Wednesday, September 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Two Embarcadero Center
People in Plazas: Free Swing Concert | SF

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 140 free lunchtime concerts of all styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas stretched from the Embarcadero through the Castro. Funcheap is proud to be a media sponsor of the 2015 festival. 2015 ...

Boogie With The B-Stars | Union Square
Wednesday, September 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Boogie With The B-Stars | Union Square
Live music from one of the Bay Area’s best roots bands, swingin’ jumpin’ rockin’ 1930s thru 1950s tunes to get you out on the floor and boogie! The B-Stars are a San Francisco-based combo that serves up a hearty stew of honky tonk and hillbilly hits ...
SF Mime Troupe’s “Freedomland” Performance & Pop-Up Market | Bay View Opera House
Wednesday, September 2 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donation is suggested.
| Bayview Opera House
SF Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 56th season with more free, lively satire performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2015 production “Freedomland.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2015 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

Live Music: Luke Sweeney | SF
Wednesday, September 2 – 8:00 pm | | The Chapel
Live Music: Luke Sweeney | SF
“A bicycle crash left a young Sweeney with his jaw wired shut for six weeks, and in recovering, his sustenance was on an acoustic guitar. What was he chasing? Perhaps something in a progression that led to seclusion in empty piano rooms on the campus ...

Thursday, September 3

People in Plazas: Free Retro Pop Concert | SF
Thursday, September 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Transamerica Redwood Park
People in Plazas: Free Retro Pop Concert | SF

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 140 free lunchtime concerts of all styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas stretched from the Embarcadero through the Castro. Funcheap is proud to be a media sponsor of the 2015 festival. 2015 ...

People in Plazas: Free Western Swing Concert | SF
Thursday, September 3 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mint Plaza
People in Plazas: Free Western Swing Concert | SF

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 140 free lunchtime concerts of all styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas stretched from the Embarcadero through the Castro. Funcheap is proud to be a media sponsor of the 2015 festival. 2015 ...

“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, September 3 – 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,April 2 – October 29, 2015. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you ...

1st & 3rd Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo
Thursday, September 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are always welcome.
| The Hub Vallejo
1st & 3rd Thursday

Every first and third 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 ...

Music & Market Summer Concert: A Tribute to the Yardbirds | Concord
Thursday, September 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concert: A Tribute to the Yardbirds | 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 21 through September 17, 2015. The Music & ...

Elton Johnny: A Bit Like Elton | PianoFight
Thursday, September 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP through Eventbrite
| PianoFight
Elton Johnny: A Bit Like Elton | PianoFight
Londoner and Bay Area newcomer Phil Surtees is Elton Johnny: A Bit Like Elton at 9 pm for a special share of Elton John’s music as a benefit for newcomer 3rd Street Playhouse. 3rd Street Playhouse is bringing live performance to district 10, the Bayview ...

Friday, September 4

People in Plazas: Free Queen of Boogie Woogie Concert | SF
Friday, September 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 425 Market Street
People in Plazas: Free Queen of Boogie Woogie Concert | SF

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 140 free lunchtime concerts of all styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas stretched from the Embarcadero through the Castro. Funcheap is proud to be a media sponsor of the 2015 festival. 2015 ...

People in Plazas: Free Opera Concert | SF
Friday, September 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Crocker Galleria
People in Plazas: Free Opera Concert | SF

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 140 free lunchtime concerts of all styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas stretched from the Embarcadero through the Castro. Funcheap is proud to be a media sponsor of the 2015 festival. 2015 ...

People in Plazas: Free Soul Concert | SF
Friday, September 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 303 Second Street
People in Plazas: Free Soul Concert | SF

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 140 free lunchtime concerts of all styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas stretched from the Embarcadero through the Castro. Funcheap is proud to be a media sponsor of the 2015 festival. 2015 ...

People in Plazas: Free Western Swing Concert | SF
Friday, September 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 101 California
People in Plazas: Free Western Swing Concert | SF

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 140 free lunchtime concerts of all styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas stretched from the Embarcadero through the Castro. Funcheap is proud to be a media sponsor of the 2015 festival. 2015 ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, September 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 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 ...

Latin Jazz: John Santos Sextet | The Presidio
Friday, September 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but registration requred through Eventbrite
| Presidio Officers' Club
Latin Jazz: John Santos Sextet | The Presidio
Five-time Grammy nominee and USA Fontanals Fellow John Santos is one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today. He has been a prolific performer, composer, teacher, writer, radio programmer, and record/event producer for over 35 years, working with acknowledged masters such ...
Concerts on the Plaza | Mountain View
Friday, September 4 – 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, ...

Papa Doo Run Run: Free Beach Concert | Santa Cruz
Friday, September 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Papa Doo Run Run: Free Beach Concert | Santa Cruz
Papa Doo Run Run September 4, 2015 Papa Doo Run Run returns to the Boardwalk to perform tunes from the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, and other beach party favorites. Formed in Cupertino in 1965, the group has toured and recorded with the Beach Boys, and from 1975 ...
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, September 4 – 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, September 4 – 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 ...