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Sunday, August 12

Pistahan 2018: Filipino Cultural Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Pistahan 2018: Filipino Cultural Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens

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 ...

Summer Outdoor Music Series: Latin Guitar, Rumba & Flamenco | Corte Madera
Sunday, August 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Town Center Corte Madera
Summer Outdoor Music Series: Latin Guitar, Rumba & Flamenco | 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 ...

“Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes”: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
Sunday, August 12 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Stern Grove
"Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes": Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
Only a few artists in history have been capable of defining an entire era in pop music. Ronnie Spector is one of those artists: the embodiment of the heart, soul, and passion of female rock n’ roll in the 1960s. For these qualities and more, ...

Monday, August 13

Live at Lagunitas: The Soul Rebels | Petaluma
Monday, August 13 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: The Soul Rebels | 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, August 15

Free Lunchtime Concert: The Party Crashers | Oakland
Wednesday, August 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland City Center (12th Street)
Free Lunchtime Concert: The Party Crashers | 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 ...

Free Party Band Concert in the Park | Redwood City
Wednesday, August 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stafford Park
Free Party Band Concert in the Park | Redwood City
Pacific Soul Band, a 10-piece powerhouse of talent, will rock you to the core with funk, old school, rock, pop, hip-hop, and R&B. This bay area family band is mentored by musicians of Earth, Wind & Fire and Sheila E.  

Thursday, August 16

Civic Center’s 2018 Third Thursday “Commons Block Party” | SF
Thursday, August 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Civic Center's 2018 Third Thursday "Commons Block Party" | SF

The Commons on Third Thursdays will activate UN Plaza, Fulton Street and Civic Center Plaza with three stages of music, food trucks, bars, bocce ball and other activities held on four nights, once a month through October, from 5 to 9 pm. “The Commons” is the ...

Free Party Concert in the Park | San Mateo
Thursday, August 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Central Park (San Mateo)
Free Party 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, ...

SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2018: Justin Rock | Palo Alto
Thursday, August 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stanford Shopping Center
SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2018: Justin Rock | 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 ...

Moraga Summer Concert: Rock & Soul | East Bay
Thursday, August 16 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga Summer Concert: Rock & Soul | 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: Incendio | Concord
Thursday, August 16 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Incendio | 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 17

Rooftop Garden Concert: Electric Chamber Ensemble | Oakland
Friday, August 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Electric Chamber Ensemble | 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: Country | Redwood City
Friday, August 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Music on the Square: Country | 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 ...

Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: The English Beat | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: The English Beat | 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 ...

2018 Summer Concert in the Park: Max Cruise | Pleasanton
Friday, August 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lions Wayside Park
2018 Summer Concert in the Park: Max Cruise | 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 18

2018 Bay Area Blues Festival | SF
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk Street
2018 Bay Area Blues Festival | SF

The Lower Polk Community Benefit District and Steven Restivo Event Services, Inc. are hosting the 8th Annual Polk Street Blues Festival. For many years, San Francisco has been known for its love of the blues. They are bringing the festival back to Polk Street. Please ...

Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party 2018 | SF
Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party 2018 | SF
Get ready to party with 20,000+ summer lovin’ people at this delicious summer feast and street party over three blocks, typically with two stages of alt-indie bands and DJs curated by Noisepop, and food and drinks from some of the neighborhood’s top restaurants, businesses, and artisans and a ...
Brazil in the Gardens: Pragandaia w/ Special Guest Marcos Costa | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, August 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Brazil in the Gardens: Pragandaia w/ Special Guest Marcos Costa | Yerba Buena Gardens
No city in the Americas boasts a richer and deeper African cultural presence than Salvador da Bahia in northeastern Brazil. And vocalist Dandara Odara’s ensemble Pragandaia serves as a conduit for sounds from this world-shaking musical hotbed. Born and raised in Salvador, she gained early recognition in ...
The Sundance Saloon Cowboy Dance Party | Live! In The Castro
Saturday, August 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
The Sundance Saloon Cowboy Dance Party | Live! In The Castro
Sundance Saloon livens up the Castro with two-stepping and line dancing at Jane Warner Plaza from 1 pm to 3 pm. Come and watch, or participate yourself with quick easy novice lessons at 1:30 pm, 2 pm, and 2:30 pm. Sundance Saloon is San Francisco’s world-famous ...
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, August 18 – 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, August 19

2018 Bay Area Blues Festival | SF
Sunday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk Street
2018 Bay Area Blues Festival | SF

The Lower Polk Community Benefit District and Steven Restivo Event Services, Inc. are hosting the 8th Annual Polk Street Blues Festival. For many years, San Francisco has been known for its love of the blues. They are bringing the festival back to Polk Street. Please ...

“Kidchella 2018” Kids Music Festival: The Hipwaders | Redwood City
Sunday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
"Kidchella 2018" Kids Music Festival: The Hipwaders | Redwood City

Redwood City is proud to offer the kids music series for a sixth year. Now for four Sundays this summer, the ubiquitous Andy-Z will be the Master of Music and Play by bringing his high energy to Courthouse Square. This series will provide a safe ...

Summer Outdoor Music Series: Pop, Folk & Alternative | Corte Madera
Sunday, August 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Town Center Corte Madera
Summer Outdoor Music Series: Pop, Folk & Alternative | 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. Ramona Sidney Baker | Live in the Castro
Sunday, August 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Pianos in the Plaza ft. Ramona Sidney Baker | Live in the Castro
Join us every Sunday in August for Pianos in the Plaza. You’re not going to want to miss this one. Ramona Sidney Baker has been playing ragtime for four years under Virginia Tichenor, but she has been interested in ragtime for many more years than that. ...
Stern Grove Festival 2018 Finale: Prince’s “The Revolution” | SF
Sunday, August 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| Stern Grove
Stern Grove Festival 2018 Finale: Prince's "The Revolution" | SF
Head to the beautiful Stern Grove for the 2018 finale concert of the Stern Grove Festival featuring The Revolution, Prince’s iconic band from the mid-80s. The Revolution—Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby Z, BrownMark and Dr. Fink—is most commonly known as the band behind the music icon, ...
Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley
Sunday, August 19 – 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 ...

“Sunset by the Lake” Country Summer Concert | Pleasant Hill
Sunday, August 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pleasant Hill City Hall
"Sunset by the Lake" Country 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 20

“Lagunitas Live”: RSVPs Open for Free Lauren Ruth Ward Concert | Petaluma
Monday, August 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
"Lagunitas Live": RSVPs Open for Free Lauren Ruth 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, August 22

Free Motown and Classic Soul Favorites Concert in the Park | Redwood City
Wednesday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stafford Park
Free Motown and Classic Soul Favorites Concert in the Park | Redwood City
Top Shelf Classics, a premier Party, Dance, and Showband! Grabbing audiences with a positive energy that captivates and entertains, Top Shelf is known for their unparalleled passion and enthusiasm for entertaining! Delivering their own diversified and dynamic musical mélange of Motown, Classic Soul, R&B, old school ...

Thursday, August 23

Faun Fables: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Faun Fables: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Describing the Bay Area’s Faun Fables as a duo is like calling the Sagrada Família a church. It’s accurate as far as it goes, but hardly captures the vast, fantastical realm lovingly constructed by front woman Dawn McCarthy, a regular collaborator with Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and multi-instrumentalist ...