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Saturday, August 4

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, August 4 – 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 ...

Sunday, August 5

Jerry Day 2018: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park
Sunday, August 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Doors open at 11 am. Shows at 11:30 am
| Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Jerry Day 2018: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park
The 16th Annual Jerry Day is an annual civic and cultural event that celebrates one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time and San Francisco native son, Jerry Garcia and his Excelsior roots. The all day concert and festival takes place at the appropriately named “Jerry Garcia ...

Summer Outdoor Music Series: Caribbean influenced Soul | Corte Madera
Sunday, August 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Town Center Corte Madera
Summer Outdoor Music Series: Caribbean influenced Soul | Corte Madera

Town Center Corte Madera celebrates summer with the Annual Summer Music Series, set to take place every Sunday June 3rd through August 26th from Noon-2 pm with a great lineup of music that will appeal to all ages. Summer Outdoor Music Series All Sundays from June ...

Pianos in the Plaza ft. John Steven Morgan | Live! in the Castro
Sunday, August 5 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Pianos in the Plaza ft. John Steven Morgan | Live! in the Castro
John Steven Morgan is an American composer and pianist. He has performed at the 54th and 56th Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey First City Festival, The Wattis Room at SF Davies Symphony Hall, and toured internationally.
Femi Kuti & the Positive Force : Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
Sunday, August 5 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Stern Grove
Femi Kuti & the Positive Force : Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
Femi Kuti is the heart and soul of modern Afrobeat. Femi’s father, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, created the style— a blend of traditional Nigerian drum patterns, the smooth groove of highlife and American soul, funk and R&B—and took it to the world, inspiring people with insistent dance ...
Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, August 5 – 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 ...

“Sunset by the Lake” Tom Petty Tribute Band Summer Concert | Pleasant Hill
Sunday, August 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pleasant Hill City Hall
"Sunset by the Lake" Tom Petty Tribute Band Summer Concert | Pleasant Hill

Family friendly and popular concert series by the Lake at City Hall. Features some of the top bands from around the East Bay Area including many local favorites. There will be Food, beer & wine sales at every concert. The event will be held every other Sunday ...

Monday, August 6

Live at Lagunitas: tune-yards | Petaluma
Monday, August 6 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: tune-yards | 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 ...

Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, August 6 – 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.

SF’s Beatles Karaoke Night | Every First Monday
Monday, August 6 – 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 ...

Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, August 6 – 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 ...

Tuesday, August 7

“Lagunitas Live”: RSVPs Open for Free King Tuff Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, August 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
"Lagunitas Live": RSVPs Open for Free King Tuff 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 ...

“Awesöme Orchestra” Epic Free Classical Concert | Oakland
Tuesday, August 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.
| Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
"Awesöme Orchestra" Epic Free Classical Concert | Oakland

Awesöme Orchestra brings people together for musical adventures. Their free sessions are part performance, part open rehearsal. They provide the sheet music, and anyone is welcome to play or to listen. The Awesöme Orchestra Collective is the Bay Area’s most adventurous reading orchestra, dedicated to playing excellent orchestral ...

Win Tix: Weezer + The Pixies Co-Headlining Tour | Shoreline Amphitheatre
Tuesday, August 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Shoreline Amphitheatre
A pair of alt-rock legends unites for a summer tour with Weezer and The Pixies coming together at Shoreline. Weezer rocked the ’90s with their epic videos and pop-punk hits like “Buddy Holly,” “Hash Pipe” and “Undone-The Sweater Song.” > Get Tickets – $20 The Pixies are ...

Wednesday, August 8

Free Funk/Soul Concert in the Park | Redwood City
Wednesday, August 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stafford Park
Free Funk/Soul Concert in the Park | Redwood City
Sinister Dexter is a ten-piece soul machine that brings the unique sound of the great funk horn bands to the park. Featuring the sensational vocalist Rebecca Lipon, a hot five-piece horn section, and a tight rhythm section, Sinister Dexter puts on a high energy show ...

Thursday, August 9

Free Lunchtime Concert: Pure Ecstasy | Oakland
Thursday, August 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland City Center (12th Street)
Free Lunchtime Concert: Pure Ecstasy | Oakland

Come down to Oakland’s City Center for free concerts in the spring and summer outside the 12th Street Oakland City Center BART station from June 6th to August 29th. The concert series give a little taste of everything, from Motown and folk to classic and jazz ...

SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2018: Masha Campagne | Palo Alto
Thursday, August 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stanford Shopping Center
SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2018: Masha Campagne | Palo Alto

Enjoy 10 weeks of rhythm and blues as Summer Jazz, an annual tradition in Palo Alto, celebrates its 32nd Anniversary at Stanford Shopping Center. A free outdoor concert series, Summer Jazz is produced by SFJAZZ and showcases a variety of jazz musicians and all-stars performing ...

Free Boogie Woogie Blues Concert in the Park | San Mateo
Thursday, August 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Central Park (San Mateo)
Free Boogie Woogie Blues Concert in the Park | San Mateo

Dance a summer evening away in San Mateo’s beautiful Central Park with free concerts held every Thursday night during the summer. Low-back chairs and blankets are welcome. Downtown parking is free after 6 pm. 2018 Central Park Music Series Every Thursday, June 21 to August 16, ...

Moraga Summer Concert: Hits from the 40’s to Present | East Bay
Thursday, August 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga Summer Concert: Hits from the 40's to Present | East Bay

On Thursday evenings, head for 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 ...

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Stung | Concord
Thursday, August 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Stung | 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 Farmers Markets anywhere in downtown Concord. The Farmers Market is from 4-8 pm with music from 6:30-8 ...

Friday, August 10

Rooftop Garden Concert: Reggae | Oakland
Friday, August 10 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Reggae | 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 ...

Concerts at the Cove: East Bay Mudd | Alameda
Friday, August 10 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Crab Cove
Concerts at the Cove: East Bay Mudd | Alameda

Groove to free concerts at Crab Cove in Alameda. Concerts at the Cove features live music, food, extended hours at the Crab Cove Visitor Center, family activities, and beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay. Free Starlight Movies in the Park will again take place this summer ...

Music on the Square: Party Band TOP 40 | Redwood City
Friday, August 10 – 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 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 ...

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018
Friday, August 10 – 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 ...

Free Friday Night Concert on the Beach | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Friday, August 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Friday Night Concert on the Beach | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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 ...

2018 Summer Concert in the Park: Tommy And The 4 Speeds | Pleasanton
Friday, August 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lions Wayside Park
2018 Summer Concert in the Park: Tommy And The 4 Speeds | Pleasanton

Spend your summer evening listening to beautiful music in downtown Pleasanton every Friday from June 15th to August 31st. 2018 Pleasaton Free Summer Concert in the Park Fridays, June 15 to Aug. 31, 2018 | 7 to 8:30 pm Lions Wayside Park, First Street and Neal ...

Saturday, August 11

Pistahan 2018: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF
Saturday, August 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center (SF)
Pistahan 2018: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF

Experience a massive celebration of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the annual 25th Pistahan Parade & Festival in San Francisco. Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., the the two-day event organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition is expected to draw ...

Kippy Marks Live Music Performance | Live In The Castro
Saturday, August 11 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Kippy Marks Live Music Performance | Live In The Castro

Come out and catch a series of free live performances on select weekends at Jane Warner Plaza in the Castro throughout the spring and summer. Live in the Castro 2018 May 19 to October 14, 2018 | Most events start at 1 pm Jane Warner ...

Facebook’s Summer Jam Festival | Menlo Park
Saturday, August 11 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Facebook Headquarters
Facebook's Summer Jam Festival | Menlo Park
Celebrate summer with island vibes, reggae beats, roots and island culture, art, music, dance, summer drinks and tasty street food tasting for charity. Summer Jam Saturday, August 11, 2018 | 1 to 6 pm Facebook HQ, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park FREE There will be free admission and free parking. 100% of proceeds will ...
Music in the Park: Classic Rock | Danville
Saturday, August 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Danville Town Green
Music in the Park: Classic Rock | Danville

Now in its 33rd year, the town of Danville continues offering this summer music tradition to the public. Spend four Saturdays under the sun surrounded by friends, neighbors, and great music. Bring a blanket, a picnic, and the whole family for singing, dancing, and socializing. ...