Home » Archive by Category

Live Music

Friday, October 7

Rooftop “Lunchbox Music at the Park” at Salesforce Park (SF)
Friday, October 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for all
| Salesforce Park
Rooftop "Lunchbox Music at the Park" at Salesforce Park (SF)

Enjoy mellow, acoustic music with your lunch. Music curated by Trixie Rasputin Presents. This program meets at the Main Plaza and is free and open to the public.Every Friday

South First Fridays Art Walk (San Jose)
Friday, October 7 – 5:00 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. South First Fridays resumes June 4, 2021 – please note the hours depend on the gallery. Facebook seems to have the most updated ...Monthly

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, October 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
"Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5-9 pm for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Photography from @skyhighoakland via Oakland First Fridays Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs ...Monthly

BART’s Free Outdoor Concert Series (SF)
Friday, October 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Glen Park BART
BART's Free Outdoor Concert Series (SF)
The sounds of rock, Latin music, and more will bring joy to BART riders in the month of October as the latest “welcome back” gesture by the agency to encourage riders to return to transit and reinforce the role public transit plays in fueling the ...
Bay Area SHARKtober Party w/ Surf Metal Band + Shark Lectures (Pacifica)
Friday, October 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cotton Crustacean
Bay Area SHARKtober Party w/ Surf Metal Band + Shark Lectures (Pacifica)
Blue Drinks Bay Area is getting extra sharky for October thanks to a very special guest, shark biologist Dr. David Shiffman, coming through the San Francisco Bay Area during his book tour for ‘Why Sharks Matter‘. Doesn’t sound sharky enough? We’ll be taking this SHARKtober Blue Drinks ...

Saturday, October 8

2022 “ArtScape” Street Festival: Every 2nd Saturday (May to October)
Saturday, October 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission
| 1994 37th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122
2022 "ArtScape" Street Festival: Every 2nd Saturday (May to October)

ArtScape is a festive family-friendly art event happening 2nd Saturdays May-October 11-5pm on a closed-to-traffic 37th Ave & Ortega in the Outer Sunset featuring Local Artists, Live Music, Delicious Food, and Creative Activities for all ages. Special Activities for September 2022: Music Lineup includes local ...Monthly

“Art Walk SF” October 2022 Block Party (Outer Sunset)
Saturday, October 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend
| Outer Sunset
"Art Walk SF" October 2022 Block Party (Outer Sunset)

Art Walk SF Celebrates the Art, Music, Food, and Small Businesses of San Francisco’s Neighborhoods with 1st Saturday Art Walks in a Different SF Neighborhood Each Month. Grab an event map at participating merchants. 2022 Art Walk SF Block Parties First Saturdays* – Noon to ...

“Due South” w/ Ozomatli: SF’s Free Music Festival at McLaren Park (2022)
Saturday, October 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheater (McLaren Park)
"Due South" w/ Ozomatli: SF's Free Music Festival at McLaren Park (2022)

Near the southern border of the city, this often-overlooked park (the city’s second-largest) boasts 313 acres of rolling meadows and native plants, 7+ miles of trails, and one Greek-style outdoor concert venue nestled amongst the trees. After a $1.5 million dollar facelift, the 2,500 capacity ...

2022 “Yerba Buena Night” San Francisco Free Outdoor/Indoor Music & Arts Festival
Saturday, October 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and open to the public
| Jessie Square
2022 "Yerba Buena Night" San Francisco Free Outdoor/Indoor Music & Arts Festival
The 10th edition of Yerba Buena Night is back bigger than ever at new venues throughout SoMa’s Yerba Buena cultural district with an incredible free evening of music, dance and performance. After a two-year pandemic fueled hiatus, Yerba Buena Night returns October 8, 2022 from 6 ...
Win Tix: Trey Anastasio Band Live at the Greek Theatre (Berkeley)
Saturday, October 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*WIN
| Greek Theatre
Trey Anastasio Band brings their Fall Tour 2022 to the Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley on Saturday, October 8th! Tickets on sale now. See an epic live show at this historic outdoor amphitheater overlooking the San Francisco Bay. Bonus Entry on Instagram Double your chances to win by ...
“Redline Redefined” Oakland Sound Walk & Bike Rid by Thingamajigs
Saturday, October 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over Oakland
"Redline Redefined" Oakland Sound Walk & Bike Rid by Thingamajigs

Thingamajigs presents a new project called Redline Redefined that explores the history of redlining in  through the lens of 8 East Bay artists to explore the discriminatory practices of redlining and their effects in our neighborhoods. Thanks to the generous support of California Arts Council ...

Rock-N-Stroll’s Fall Festival: Free Live Music + Big Sales (Rockridge Oakland)
Saturday, October 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free for all ages
| Rockridge Market Hall
Rock-N-Stroll's Fall Festival: Free Live Music + Big Sales (Rockridge Oakland)
Free outdoor live music, big sales, popup vendors, kids’ crafts, art shows, tastings, and fun activities for the whole family. College Avenue (from Broadway to Alcatraz) welcomes you to stop by, say hello, and enjoy the local wares, fine dining, savory sweets, and delicious drinks ...
El Cerrito Free Folk Festival 2022
Saturday, October 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | El Cerrito Community Center
El Cerrito Free Folk Festival 2022
The El Cerrito Free Folk Festival is a day-long arts and music festival that is free of charge and open to the public. The generosity and sponsorship of the San Francisco Folk Music Club and the City of El Cerrito Arts and Culture Commission have made the annual El Cerrito ...
The West End Village Culture Crawl (San Rafael)
Saturday, October 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Rafael
The 4th Annual West End Culture Crawl will be held on Saturday, October 8th, from 1 pm to 5 pm. West Businesses open their doors on Saturday, October 8th with a host of in-store and out-front activities. Sales, product demos, live music, live art made while you ...
The Fillmore’s “Second Line Saturdays” Brass Band Street Procession (SF)
Saturday, October 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fillmore District
The Fillmore's "Second Line Saturdays" Brass Band Street Procession (SF)

Second Saturday is coming up – Fillmore Street is your destination for some stellar jazz music! Every month is different, but here’s an example of what you might find. Follow our roving #jazzband as they stroll up and down Fillmore (between Bush and Sacramento) from ...Monthly

Sunday, October 9

Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile 2022
Sunday, October 9 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission
| Sunset Mercantile (Outer Sunset)
Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile 2022

A weekly market featuring farmers, ranchers, food artisans, live music, children’s activities, vendors, makers, merchants, artists, and local organizations. Explore all the amazing local businesses surrounding the farmers market at sunsetstrong.com. You can find us every Sunday 9am-3pm year round on 37th avenue/Ortega and every Wednesday ...Every Sunday

Inner Sunset Flea Market “Pawlloween” 2022
Sunday, October 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*No cost of entry, but vendors will charge for their items and services.
| 9th and Irving
Inner Sunset Flea Market "Pawlloween" 2022
Join us for our Pawlloween Pet Parade and Costume Contest in collaboration with Animal Connection at the Inner Sunset Sunday’s Flea Market THIS Sunday 10am-4pm in the heart of Inner Sunset on 9th avenue and Irving street. Our monthly flea market, presented by The Inner Sunset ...
“SF Music Day” Fall 2022: Free 7-Hour Music Marathon
Sunday, October 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | War Memorial Veterans Building
"SF Music Day" Fall 2022: Free 7-Hour Music Marathon
SF Music Day is the free in-person day-long music marathon showcasing more than 25 local groups, 100+ artists, and a range of diverse musical styles from classical music to global music and new music to modern jazz. SF Music Day Sunday, October 9, 2022 | Noon to ...
Inner Sunset Sunday’s Flea Market (SF)
Sunday, October 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission: All Welcome
| Inner Sunset
Inner Sunset Sunday's Flea Market (SF)

Join us for open-air treasure hunting at the Inner Sunset Sunday’s Flea Market Season Opener on Sunday, April 10th, and every second Sunday through November, from 10 am-4 pm on a closed-to-traffic Irving Street between 9th-10th Avenues. The flea market features fascinating vintage and handcrafted ...Monthly

“Redline Redefined” Oakland Launch Party by Thingamajigs
Sunday, October 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over Oakland
"Redline Redefined" Oakland Launch Party by Thingamajigs

Thingamajigs presents a new project called Redline Redefined that explores the history of redlining in  through the lens of 8 East Bay artists to explore the discriminatory practices of redlining and their effects in our neighborhoods. Thanks to the generous support of California Arts Council ...

Sunday Jazz at Union Station Cannabis Lounge (Mission Dist.)
Sunday, October 9 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*This is a free event though TIPS are greatly appreciated!
| 2075 Mission Street, San Francisco California
Sunday Jazz at Union Station Cannabis Lounge (Mission Dist.)

Legendary Jerry Woo of New Orleans decent brings his sound to the historic Mission District of San Francisco California every Sunday!Every Sunday

“Slammin’ Sunday” $5 Roller Skate Party at Liberation Park (Oakland)
"Slammin' Sunday" $5 Roller Skate Party at Liberation Park (Oakland)

We’re back for another Slammin’ Sunday Skate at Umoja Roller Rink!  We’ve got DJ KG curating the sounds for you to skate to.  All you need is $5 and you’re admitted and can borrow skates if needed.  Skaters 9 and under skate for free.  You ...Every Sunday

Free Reggae Concert in Golden Gate Park w/ Canadian Artist Jonathan Emile
Sunday, October 9 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park (Bandshell)
Free Reggae Concert in Golden Gate Park w/ Canadian Artist Jonathan Emile
Jonathan Emile is coming to San Francisco! Performing LIVE Sunday October 9th, 2022! In Golden Gate Park! He is one of the top Reggae artists in Canada, a Tuff Gong recording artist & a cancer survivor. @jonathanemile_ Crucial Reggae Sundays put on by Illuminate the Arts SF ...

Tuesday, October 11

Civic Center Plaza Lunchtime Concert Series (Sept. 6 – Oct. 27)
Tuesday, October 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Civic Center Plaza Lunchtime Concert Series (Sept. 6 - Oct. 27)

Enjoy those warm, late-summer days with a free lunchtime concert in front of City Hall! Grab a seat at one of the cafe tables, and enjoy your lunch from an adjacent food truck or nearby restaurant or cafe, such as Assembly Cafe & Beer Garden (52 Grove), ...

Wednesday, October 12

Vote Now for Best of the Bay 2022
Wednesday, October 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
Vote Now for Best of the Bay 2022

Best Burrito? Best Dive Bar? Best Bookstore? Vote now at 48hills.org The 47th annual Bay Guardian Best of the Bay Readers’ Poll is live. This special local tradition has been going strong for almost half a century.  Vote to honor your favorites, from Best Drag ...

Thursday, October 13

Oktoberfest Celebration at Zeitgeist (SF)
Thursday, October 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bayern Maiden Performing - No Cover
| Zeitgeist
Oktoberfest Celebration at Zeitgeist (SF)
Get ready for a super fun Oktoberfest band w/ beer stein specials, apfelwein (spiked hot cider), and German food Bayern Maiden is an Oktoberfest themed rock band playing a mix of classic German pop, rock, folk, disco, and American classics. More at bayernmaiden.com Specials: Free Oktoberfest draft beer with ...
Broke-Ass Stuart’s 20th Anniversary Party (Public Works)
Broke-Ass Stuart's 20th Anniversary Party (Public Works)
BrokeAssStuart.com, one of the most popular arts & culture websites in the Bay Area, is celebrating its 20th anniversary and to commemorate this milestone, Stuart is throwing a big ass party! Looking back on a career that has spanned books, television, and digital publications, this ...

Friday, October 14

Win Tix: VIP Passes 2022 Breakaway Music Festival Bay Area (Oct. 14-15)
Friday, October 14 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*WIN
| Oakland Arena Grounds

Set for Friday, October 14 & Saturday, October 15, Breakaway Music Festival is debuting in the Bay Area with a multi-stage spectacle at newly-announced venue, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in SF. The west coast Breakaway will feature live music from Gryffin, Louis The Child, Big ...

Rooftop “Lunchbox Music at the Park” at Salesforce Park (SF)
Friday, October 14 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for all
| Salesforce Park
Rooftop "Lunchbox Music at the Park" at Salesforce Park (SF)

Enjoy mellow, acoustic music with your lunch. Music curated by Trixie Rasputin Presents. This program meets at the Main Plaza and is free and open to the public.Every Friday

Almanac Beer’s Rocktoberfest 2022 in Alameda (Oct. 14-15)
Friday, October 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, food and drink are pay as you go
| Almanac Beer
Almanac Beer's Rocktoberfest 2022 in Alameda (Oct. 14-15)

Break out your lederhosen, Rocktoberfest is back! Join Almanac in the beer garden on Friday, October 14th and Saturday, October 15th for evening performances by from Bayern Maiden: The Rockin’ Oktoberfest Band! We’ll also have German food specials by Speisekammer, stein deals, and of course, ...