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Friday, June 22

Free Beach Concert: The Motels | Santa Cruz
Friday, June 22 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: The Motels | 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 15 ...

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 ...

Win Tix: Latin Psychedelic-Funk: Brown Sabbath | Slim’s
Friday, June 22 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Slim's
Austin, Texas-based, nine-piece Latin funk and breakbeat purveyors Brownout released Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath, Vol. II on October 28, 2016, via Ubiquity Records. > Get Tickets – $21 The recording – the band’s second collection of material by godfathers of metal Black Sabbath – includes reimagined versions of ...

Saturday, June 23

2018 San Francisco Pride Festival: Saturday | Civic Center
Saturday, June 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $1 donation is requested.
| Civic Center Plaza
2018 San Francisco Pride Festival: Saturday | Civic Center

Celebrate “Generations of Strength” at the 2018 San Francisco Pride Celebration. 48th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration – Saturday, June 23, 2018 | Noon to 6 pm – Sunday, June 24, 2018 | 11 am to 6 pm – Parade – Sunday at 10:30am Civic Center, ...

Sunday, June 24

2018 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center
Sunday, June 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $5-10 donation is requested.
| Civic Center Plaza
2018 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center

Celebrate “Generations of Strength” at the 2018 San Francisco Pride Celebration. 48th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration – Saturday, June 23, 2018 | Noon to 6 pm – Sunday, June 24, 2018 | 11 am to 6 pm – Parade – Sunday at 10:30am Civic Center, ...

“Ziggy Marley” Free Stern Grove Concert | SF
Sunday, June 24 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Stern Grove
"Ziggy Marley" Free Stern Grove Concert | SF
After eight records with The Melody Makers and three GRAMMY® Awards, Ziggy (yes, the son of Bob Marley) kicked off a legendary solo career impressively garnered the GRAMMY® Award for “Best Reggae Album” in 2006 (Love Is My Religion), 2013 (In Concert), 2014 (Fly Rasta), and ...
Salsa Sundays: Live Band & Outdoor Dance Party | Emeryville
Sunday, June 24 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville
Salsa Sundays: Live Band & Outdoor Dance Party | Emeryville

Bay Street turns up the heat with Salsa Sundays, an all-new music series featuring a live salsa band and plenty of room to dance every Sunday from 2:30 & 4 pm in June 2018. Salsa Sundays: Live Band & Outdoor Dance Party Sundays in June ...

Win Tix: The Get Up Kids: Emo, Pop Punk & Indie Rock | Slim’s
Sunday, June 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Slim's
The Get Up Kids are a band that grew up in public. Since forming in Kansas City in 1995, they’ve established themselves as a group whose music withstands trends and transcends the superficial in favor of something that stands the test of time. The four-song Kicker EP ...

Monday, June 25

Live at Lagunitas: Deer Tick | Petaluma
Monday, June 25 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Deer Tick | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Win Tix: Premier Scottish Indie- Pop Band: Belle and Sebastian | Fox Theater
Monday, June 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Fox Theater
Based in Glasgow, Scotland, Belle and Sebastian released their first two albums in 1996 at the peak of the chamber pop movement. Led by Stuart Murdoch, the band has released 9 albums to date. They have re-invented the pop festival, signed to a tiny independent label but ...

Tuesday, June 26

“Lagunitas Live”: RSVPs Open for Free M. Ward Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, June 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
"Lagunitas Live": RSVPs Open for Free M. Ward Concert | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Wednesday, June 27

Free Admission & $1 Rides: Feed the Need Food Drive | 2018 Alameda County Fair
Wednesday, June 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Just 4 non-perishables will get you FREE Admission
| Alameda County Fair
Free Admission & $1 Rides: Feed the Need Food Drive | 2018 Alameda County Fair
Get into the Alameda County Fair for free when you bring 4 non-perishable food to the Fair. All carnival rides will be $1 until 5 pm.
Free Swing / Jazz Concert in the Park | Redwood City
Wednesday, June 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stafford Park
Free Swing / Jazz Concert in the Park | Redwood City
The Klipptones are one of the Bay Area’s top party and event bands! They regularly headline top spots in the Bay Area, including the Starlight Room, Top of the Mark and the Terrace Room, numerous outdoor festivals and more. The Klipptones are loved by their ...

Thursday, June 28

Free Admission Day for Kids & $2 Bites of the Fair | Alameda County Fair
Thursday, June 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Kids must be 12 and under.
| Alameda County Fair
Free Admission Day for Kids & $2 Bites of the Fair | Alameda County Fair
The county fair offers a Kids free day & $2 sample Bites of the Fair on selected Thursdays, until 5 pm.
Dalia & the Big Violin: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, June 28 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Dalia & the Big Violin: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
An enchanting voice/cello duo, Dalia & the Big Violin features Palestinian-American singer Dalia Marina and Parker Ousley, a cellist/vocalist steeped in jazz but deeply engaged with a global assortment of traditions. Together, they make up an unusual but perfectly paired duo that draws on styles ...
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, June 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Thursday and fourth Thursday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. Is it taking place this month? Always check the Facebook ...

Music & Market Summer Concerts: The Highway Poets | Concord
Thursday, June 28 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: The Highway Poets | Concord

The 29th 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. Market is from 4 pm-8 pm, Music 6:30 pm-8 pm from ...

Friday, June 29

Free Admission Day for Seniors | Alameda County Fair
Friday, June 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Seniors must be 62 and better.
| Alameda County Fair
Free Admission Day for Seniors | Alameda County Fair
The county fair offers a free day for your beloved seniors on selected Fridays, until 5 pm.
Rooftop Garden Concert: Soul & Funk Band | Oakland
Friday, June 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Soul & Funk Band | 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 15 – September 14, 2018. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public park by ...

Music on the Square: WAR Tribute Band | Redwood City
Friday, June 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Music on the Square: WAR Tribute Band | Redwood City

Enjoy free Friday concerts all summer long on Courthouse Square in Redwood City from 6-8 pm from June 1-August 31, 2018. 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 ...

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, June 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path, while listening to music every last Friday of the month. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, piano and voice, will play songs from many world religions that inspire ...

Free Beach Concert: Los Lobos | Santa Cruz
Friday, June 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Los Lobos | 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 15 ...

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. ...

2018 Soy & Tofu Festival | Japantown
Saturday, June 30 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*Free tote to the first 500 in attendance.
| St. Mary's Cathedral
2018 Soy & Tofu Festival | Japantown
Come discover the “joy of soy” at the 8th annual Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival with live entertainment, a tofu eating contest. 8th Annual Soy & Tofu Festival Saturday, June 30, 2018 | 11 am to 5 pm Saint Mary’s Cathedral Event Center 1111 Gough St. (at Geary Boulevard), ...
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 ...
Music of the Banned: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Saturday, June 30 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Music of the Banned: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
In the face of the current president’s attempt to prevent citizens from Iran, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, North Korea and Venezuela from coming into the U.S., Music of the Banned seeks to build a sonic bridge between peoples. Organized by Iranian-born performer Dina Zarif, ...

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. ...

2018 Japan Day Festival: GenRyu Arts, Music, Dance, Tea & Art | Japantown
Sunday, July 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2018 Japan Day Festival: GenRyu Arts, Music, Dance, Tea & Art | Japantown
Celebrate the Japanese cultural heritage of Japantown. Enjoy the GenRyu Arts production of Japanese artists from Tokyo, Chicago, and the Bay Area. Experience Japanese cultural arts, music and dance. 2018 Japan Day Festival Sunday, July 1, 2018 | 11:30 am to 4 pm Japantown Peace Plaza, Post and ...
M. Ward + Thao & The Get Down Stay Down Free Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
Sunday, July 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Stern Grove
M. Ward + Thao & The Get Down Stay Down Free Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
Merge Records recording artist M. Ward has released a string of acclaimed solo albums in addition to five LPs with Zooey Deschanel in their duo outfit She & Him. M. Ward’s latest album, More Rain, is evidence of the lauded singer-songwriter and producer’s ability to ...

Monday, July 2

SF’s Beatles Karaoke Night | Every First Monday
Monday, July 2 – 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 ...