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Thursday, June 15

La Mixta Criolla’s Rumba Ryhtmic Traditions | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, June 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Jessie Square)
La Mixta Criolla's Rumba Ryhtmic Traditions | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
The Bay Area doesn’t boast a large Puerto Rican population but what the community lacks in numbers it makes up for with fervent spirit. No group has done more to bring the island’s verdant culture to Bay Area stages in recent years than La Mixta ...
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Jimi Hendrix & Yard Birds Tribute | Concord
Thursday, June 15 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Jimi Hendrix & Yard Birds 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, June 16

Win Tix: 50th Monterey International Pop Festival | 3-Day Passes
Friday, June 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Monterey County Fairgrounds
The Monterey International Pop Festival celebrates 50 Years, a three-day music celebration event at the Monterey County Fairgrounds from June 16 to 18, 2017 – marking exactly 50 years to the day and spot of the legendary festival in 1967. > Get Tickets – $295 – 3 ...
“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, June 16 – 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 ...

Music on the Square: Party Band Top 40 | Redwood City
Friday, June 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Music on the Square: Party Band Top 40 | 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: Eddie Money | Santa Cruz
Friday, June 16 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Eddie Money | 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, June 17

2017 North Beach Festival | Saturday
Saturday, June 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | North Beach
2017 North Beach Festival | Saturday

Considered one of the country’s original outdoor festivals, the North Beach Festival celebrates its 63rd anniversary in historic North Beach. 2017 North Beach Festival Saturday & Sunday, June 17-18, 2017 | 10 am to 6 pm Grant Avenue and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco FREE The festival site includes numerous ...

2017 Soy & Tofu Festival | Japantown
Saturday, June 17 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*$10 in advance. $15 at the door.
| St. Mary's Cathedral
2017 Soy & Tofu Festival | Japantown
Come discover the “joy of soy” at the 7th annual Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival with live entertainment, a tofu eating contest. 7th Annual Soy & Tofu Festival Saturday, June 17, 2017 | 11 am to 5 pm Saint Mary’s Cathedral Event Center 1111 Gough St. (at Geary Boulevard), ...
2017 Japan Day Festival: Taiko, Bon Odori Dance & Market | Japantown
Saturday, June 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2017 Japan Day Festival: Taiko, Bon Odori Dance & Market | Japantown
Celebrate the cultural heritage of Japantown with a special 110th Year Performance from Japanese artists from Tokyo, Chicago, and Bay Area with Taiko, Japanese classical and folk dance, Japanese dolls, Okiya style shamisen music, and more. 2017 Japan Day Bon-Odori Festival Saturday, June 17, 2017 | 1-5 pm Japantown ...
M.A.K.U SoundSystem’s Cumbia Grooves & Jazz | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Saturday, June 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
M.A.K.U SoundSystem's Cumbia Grooves & Jazz | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Founded in New York City seven years ago by Colombian-born guitarist/percussionist Camilo Rodriguez, M.A.K.U SoundSystem is an eight-piece band that distills cumbia grooves and jazz improvisation, punk energy, psychedelia and folkloric Colombian cadences into a dance-floor shaking sound. The self-described “immigrant band” is drawn mostly from ...
Live in the Castro: The Sundance Saloon | Jane Warner Plaza
Saturday, June 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro: The Sundance Saloon | 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: ...
“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF
Saturday, June 17 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| Monument

Join in at the Monument (140 9th St), for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians, bringing the art scene back to the Upper Haight one creative community event at a time. every third Saturday of the month. There will be easels provided and some materials ...

Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, June 17 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
| Underground SF
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight

Push The Feeling is monthly dance party happening every third Saturday at Underground SF (424 Haight St.) in the Lower Haight. Resident DJs YR Skull and epicsauce invite local and out-of-town guest DJs to their decks every month. The party is typically free before 10 pm with an RSVP, and ...

Sunday, June 18

2017 North Beach Festival | Sunday
Sunday, June 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | North Beach
2017 North Beach Festival | Sunday

Considered one of the country’s original outdoor festivals, the North Beach Festival celebrates its 63rd anniversary in historic North Beach. 2017 North Beach Festival Saturday & Sunday, June 17-18, 2017 | 10 am to 6 pm Grant Avenue and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco FREE The festival site includes numerous ...

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, June 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the third Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, and ...

2017 Kalayaan: Philippine Independence Day Festival | Union Square
Sunday, June 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Kalayaan: Philippine Independence Day Festival | Union Square
Drawing thousands of revelers each year, KalayaanSF 2017 will once again hold its main event in the heart of downtown San Francisco, in historic Union Square, against the backdrop of San Francisco’s iconic cable cars and well-known landmarks. Kalayaan commemorates the 118th anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine ...
Summer of Love in the Grove | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, June 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free. Donations are requested.
| National AIDS Memorial Grove
Summer of Love in the Grove | Golden Gate Park
Put on those lavender tinted glasses and celebrate 50 years of love. Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love by paying tribute to the queer movers and shakers who influenced the movement. From noon to 5 pm in the National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden ...
Free Great Concert Band Music | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, June 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Great Concert Band Music | 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: Laura Lackey’s Rhythm Revue | Jane Warner Plaza
Sunday, June 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro: Laura Lackey's Rhythm Revue | Jane Warner Plaza
Laura Lackey’s Rhythm Revue play all shades of Americana Roots Music! Swing and New Orleans Jazz to Blues, Calypso and Gospel. Playing standards in their own style and many original songs based in the improvisational traditions of jazz and blues, the hot dance floor tunes ...
2017 World Music Day Car-Free Block Party | Palo Alto
Sunday, June 18 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2017 World Music Day Car-Free Block Party | Palo Alto
Palo Alto World Music Day is an annual music festival that takes places on Father’s Day in Palo Alto on University Avenue, between Webster and High, which will be closed to traffic. 2017 Palo Alto World Music Day  Sunday, June 18, 2017 | 3-7:30 pm University Ave, between Webster ...
Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley
Sunday, June 18 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley

This free, participatory event has been a staple at La Peña Cultural Center for 12 years due to it’s incredible fun, and recurs every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the ...

Wednesday, June 21

Music in the Park | Redwood City
Wednesday, June 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stafford Park
Music in the Park | Redwood City

Enjoy free Wednesday concerts all summer long in Stafford Park in Redwood City from June to August. Music in the Park features bands playing a variety of music styles from Bluegrass to Motown to Americana. Music in the Park 2017 Wednesdays, June 14-August 16, 2017 | 6-8 pm Stafford ...

Swing in the Square: Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88’s | Union Square
Wednesday, June 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing in the Square: Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88's | 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. Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88’s have been the torchbearers of a great American blues ...
Summer Retro Dance Concert | Menlo Park
Wednesday, June 21 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Fremont Park (Menlo Park)
Summer Retro Dance 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, June 22

Jenny Lind Concert: A Thrilling Peek at the Future of Opera | SF
Thursday, June 22 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Jenny Lind Concert: A Thrilling Peek at the Future of Opera | SF
The annual Jenny Lind Concert is a beloved and long-running Yerba Buena Gardens Festival tradition that showcases the most extraordinary young sopranos from Sweden. This year’s program introduces Ylva Stenberg, who has spent the last six years training in Hanover, first at the College for ...
“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, June 22 – 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 ...

Summer Sounds Outside: Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra | Walnut Creek
Thursday, June 22 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lesher Center for the Arts
Summer Sounds Outside: Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra | Walnut Creek

Summer Sounds Outside is a series of free concerts on the outside plaza which focuses on bringing high quality, eclectic new artists to the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. Concerts will take place from 5:30-7 pm on select Thursday evenings during the Summer ...

Moraga Summer Concert: Fun, Soul, Rock & Roll | East Bay
Thursday, June 22 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga Summer Concert: Fun, Soul, Rock & Roll | 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 ...

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Old-Timey Americana & Rock | Concord
Thursday, June 22 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Old-Timey Americana & Rock | 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 ...

The Chocolate & Art Show: Live Music, Body Painting & Chocolate Tasting | SoMa
Thursday, June 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Tiered pricing starting at $5 and rising to $15.
| SOMArts Cultural Center
The Chocolate & Art Show: Live Music, Body Painting & Chocolate Tasting | SoMa

The Chocolate and Art Show takes over SOMArts Cultural Center for two days of live body painting, live music, face-painting, vendors, live music, face-painting, and free chocolate from 8 pm to 2 am. Indulge yourself in some of SF’s finest up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators. Chocolate and ...