Home » Archive by Category

Live Music

Friday, June 1

Free First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown
Friday, June 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
Free First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown

On the first Friday of every month, The Uptown presents a free live music showcase that celebrates Bay Area artist and musicians. This 10-year-old event highlights bands who they believe deserve your attention. First Fridays Live Music Showcase Every First Friday | 8 pm The ...

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, June 1 – 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 2

Parlor Tricks: Roots Rock & Industrial Ragtime | Live! in the Castro
Saturday, June 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Parlor Tricks: Roots Rock & Industrial Ragtime | Live! in the Castro
Neighborhood favorites, Parlor Tricks play Industrial ragtime in the 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.
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, June 2 – 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 ...

Win Tix: Johnny Marr: Iconic U.K. Guitarist from The Smiths | August Hall
Saturday, June 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | August Hall
An English musician, songwriter and singer, best known as the guitarist and with Morissey and co-songwriter of the Smiths. > Get Tickets – $35 (21+) Voted the fourth best guitarist of the last 30 years in a poll conducted by the BBC in 2010. He’s continued to ...

Sunday, June 3

Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, June 3 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley

This free, participatory event has been a staple at La Peña Cultural Center for 12 years due to its 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 ...

Monday, June 4

SF’s Beatles Karaoke Night | Every First Monday
Monday, June 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
SF's Beatles Karaoke Night | Every First Monday

Do you think your bird can sing? If so, Joshua Raoul Brody (Tango Number 9) will give you and the Fab Four a piano-bar treatment at the Beatles-only karaoke night at The Royale, a neighborhood bar in the Tenderloin. Beatles Karaoke Night Every First Monday ...

Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, June 4 – 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.

Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, June 4 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway

Come on up and share your creative side at the New Parkway Open Mic – the only late night open mic inside a movie theater. All forms of expression are welcome, be it music, poetry, spoken word, comedy, or getting your weeknight kicks. There will ...

Friday, June 8

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018
Friday, June 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...

Saturday, June 9

Lisa Gonick & the Damfino Players: Vintage Jazz Dance Party | Live! in the Castro
Saturday, June 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Lisa Gonick & the Damfino Players: Vintage Jazz Dance Party | Live! in the Castro
Come dance and listen to lovely music of a by gone era! Ragtime, Swing, Blues,Vintage- Early Jazz and Novelty tunes to warm the cockles of your soul & burn the soles of your feet! Featuring Cliff Moser on Guitar and Miss Lisa Gonick on Uke and ...
“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF
Saturday, June 9 – 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. Everyone is welcome, we are a mix of seasoned artists, students, and first timers. Poses range from 2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes. There will be easels provided and ...

Addison Street Jazz Quartet Concert | Oakland
Saturday, June 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Independent Brewing Company
Addison Street Jazz Quartet Concert | Oakland

Enjoy the smooth sounds of the accomplished quartet at 7 pm on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Food will be available for purchase from Ippo Ramen. This is an all-ages show.

Sunday, June 10

41st Annual Haight Ashbury Street Fair | SF
Sunday, June 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Haight Ashbury
41st Annual Haight Ashbury Street Fair | SF
The annual Haight Ashbury Street Fair brings thousands of people to Haight Street between Stanyan and Masonic to shop over 200 outdoor vendors including food, green businesses, local artists, clothing, crafts, non-profits and more. 2018 Haight Ashbury Street Fair Sunday, June 10, 2018 | 11 am to 5:30 ...
CJM 10th Year Community Free Day: Live Music & Art Making | SF
Sunday, June 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Contemporary Jewish Museum
CJM 10th Year Community Free Day: Live Music & Art Making | SF
The Contemporary Jewish Museum turns 10 on Jesse Square Join and celebrate community with live music, gallery performances, art-making, and more. Activities all day. CJM 10th Year Community Free Day Sunday, Jun 10, 2018 | 11 am–5 pm CJM, 736 Mission Street, San Francisco FREE

Saturday, June 16

2018 North Beach Festival | Saturday
Saturday, June 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | North Beach
2018 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. 2018 North Beach Festival Saturday & Sunday, June 16-17, 2018 | 10 am to 6 pm Grant Avenue and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco FREE with RSVP The festival site ...

Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, June 16 – 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 17

2018 North Beach Festival | Sunday
Sunday, June 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | North Beach
2018 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. 2018 North Beach Festival Saturday & Sunday, June 16-17, 2018 | 10 am to 6 pm Grant Avenue and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco FREE with RSVP The festival site ...

Kippy Marks Live Music Performance | Live! In The Castro
Sunday, June 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Kippy Marks Live Music Performance | Live! In The Castro
Join us in the Plaza for Kippy Marks, who is always a crowd pleaser. The Castro Flaggers will accompany Kippy with their awesome, colorful, joyful movements. Improv-o-linist kippy marks Kippy Marks has been delighting audiences with his inspirational compositions and lively performances for over 2 decades. Raised ...
Stern Grove Festival 2018 Kick-Off Concert: Peabo Bryson & Jeffrey Osborne | SF
Sunday, June 17 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Stern Grove
Stern Grove Festival 2018 Kick-Off Concert: Peabo Bryson & Jeffrey Osborne | SF
The Big Picnic Concert inaugurates the Festival’s 81st Season with a free performance at 2 pm on June 17, 2018, featuring two of America’s most lauded R&B/soul sensations, Peabo Bryson & Jeffrey Osborne. The opening day concert will take place at 2 pm at Sigmund Stern Grove, located at 19th Avenue ...
2018 World Music Day: Block Party & 50+ Concerts | Palo Alto
Sunday, June 17 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2018 World Music Day: Block Party & 50+ Concerts | Palo Alto
Palo Alto World Music Day is an annual music festival that takes place on Father’s Day in Palo Alto on University Avenue, between Webster and High, which will be closed to traffic. 2018 Palo Alto World Music Day  Sunday, June 17, 2018 | 3 pm-7:30 pm University Ave, between ...
Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley
Sunday, June 17 – 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 ...

Thursday, June 21

Free Outdoor Salsa Dance Party with Bululú | SoMa
Thursday, June 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
Free Outdoor Salsa Dance Party with Bululú | SoMa
Let’s Go Salsa@Jessie!, the free open-air salsa dance party in Jessie Square near the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, takes place on the third Thursday of each month from May to September from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. In Venezuela, a bululú is a gathering that generates ...

Friday, June 22

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, June 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...

Monday, June 25

Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, June 25 – 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 ...

Saturday, June 30

Fillmore Jazz Festival 2018 | Saturday
Saturday, June 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fillmore District
Fillmore Jazz Festival 2018 | Saturday

Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free Jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 visitors over the Independence Day weekend on Fillmore Street in San Francisco between Jackson and Eddy Streets. ...

The Beauty String Operators Band: Alt-Punk Bluegrass | Live! in the Castro
Saturday, June 30 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
The Beauty String Operators Band: Alt-Punk Bluegrass | Live! in the Castro
San Francisco string band playing bluegrass, alt-grass, punk-grass, cry-in-your-beer-grass & the occasional 80s cover. Laid-back & fun with a front-porch kind of sound. High-lonesome harmonies mixed with original musings about modern. Live! in the Castro events are brought to you by the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit ...

Sunday, July 1

Fillmore Jazz Festival 2018 | Sunday
Sunday, July 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fillmore District
Fillmore Jazz Festival 2018 | Sunday

Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free Jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 visitors over the Independence Day weekend on Fillmore Street in San Francisco between Jackson and Eddy Streets. ...

Friday, July 6

Free First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown
Friday, July 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
Free First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown

On the first Friday of every month, The Uptown presents a free live music showcase that celebrates Bay Area artist and musicians. This 10-year-old event highlights bands who they believe deserve your attention. First Fridays Live Music Showcase Every First Friday | 8 pm The ...

Saturday, July 7

Cabaret Pianist Suzanne Ramsey (Kitten on the Keys) | Live! in the Castro
Saturday, July 7 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Cabaret Pianist Suzanne Ramsey (Kitten on the Keys) | Live! in the Castro
Suzanne Ramsey aka Kitten on the Keys is a Bay Area Native who plays piano and sings. Expect a varied musical smorgasbord of aural treats. Tickle her ivories – www.kittymusic.com