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Friday, August 2

Free Beach Concert: Y & T | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 2 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Y & T | 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 14 ...

Concord Jazz Festival | 2019
Friday, August 2 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Veranda
Concord Jazz Festival | 2019

Visit Concord is proud to announce an amazing lineup of events in honor of 50 years of Jazz in Concord. In honor of Concord’s long-term connection with jazz, fans can immerse themselves in 10 days of unprecedented events that will enlighten, engage and entertain. A monthly Java ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, August 2 – 7:00 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. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...Monthly

2019 Summer Concert in the Park: Public Eye | Pleasanton
Friday, August 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lions Wayside Park
2019 Summer Concert in the Park: Public Eye | Pleasanton

Spend your summer evening listening to beautiful music in downtown Pleasanton every Friday from June 7th to August 30th. 2019 Pleasaton Free Summer Concert in the Park Every Friday, June 7 to Aug. 30, 2019 | 7 pm to 8:30 pm Lions Wayside Park, First Street ...

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, August 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
"Wrapped in Plastic" Jazz Quartet | 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 ...Monthly

Saturday, August 3

AfroSolo in the Gardens: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Saturday, August 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
AfroSolo in the Gardens: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
For a quarter century the AfroSolo Arts Festival has played an essential role in nurturing, promoting and presenting art and culture from the African Diaspora through presenting solo performances, the visual and literary arts and community engagement. A production of the AfroSolo Theatre Company, the 25th AfroSolo ...
Lisa Gonick & The Damfino Players: Vintage Jazz | Live in the Castro
Saturday, August 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Lisa Gonick & The Damfino Players: Vintage Jazz | 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 ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island” | Berkeley
Saturday, August 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Live Oak Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Treasure Island" | Berkeley

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 60th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2019 production “Treasure Island.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2019 Free political theater & music in parks all over ...

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, August 3 – 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 ...Monthly

Sunday, August 4

Jerry Day 2019: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park
Sunday, August 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Jerry Day 2019: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park
The 17th 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 ...
Presidio Picnic: Off the Grid’s Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Presidio Picnic: Off the Grid's Sunday Food Truck Party | SF

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2019. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Held on the seven acre Main ...Every Sunday

Free Symphony Tribute Concert to SF’s Firefighters | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Symphony Tribute Concert to SF's Firefighters | Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, presents its 137th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm, run about 90 ...

Concord Jazz Festival: Dave Brubeck Tribute Concert | 2019
Sunday, August 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Concord Jazz Festival: Dave Brubeck Tribute Concert | 2019

Visit Concord is proud to announce an amazing lineup of events in honor of 50 years of Jazz in Concord. In honor of Concord’s long-term connection with jazz, fans can immerse themselves in 10 days of unprecedented events that will enlighten, engage and entertain. A monthly Java ...

Summer Outdoor Music Series | Corte Madera
Sunday, August 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE
| Town Center Corte Madera
Summer Outdoor Music Series | Corte Madera

Town Center Corte Madera celebrates summer with the Annual Summer Music Series, set to take place every Sunday June 9th through August 25th from Noon-2 pm with a great lineup of music that will appeal to all ages. Summer Outdoor Music Series Sundays, June 9 ...

Tango in the Square | Union Square Live
Sunday, August 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Tango in the Square | Union Square Live

The 2019 Union Square Live festival presents dozens of free events like live music, swing and tango dance lessons, film nights, circus arts, and more in Union Square Park from May through September. Union Square Live | 2019 May to September Union Square Park, SF ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island” | Berkeley
Sunday, August 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Live Oak Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Treasure Island" | Berkeley

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 60th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2019 production “Treasure Island.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2019 Free political theater & music in parks all over ...

The Psychedelic Furs: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
Sunday, August 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Stern Grove
The Psychedelic Furs: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
Post-punk icons The Psychedelic Furs and folk-rock group James take the stage in a Brit-rock double-bill.
Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, August 4 – 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 ...Monthly

“Sunset by the Lake” Beatles Tribute Summer Concert | Pleasant Hill
Sunday, August 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pleasant Hill City Hall
"Sunset by the Lake" Beatles Tribute 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. The event will be held every other Monday from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. 2019 ...

“Sunset by the Lake” All-Things Tom Petty Summer Concert | Pleasant Hill
Sunday, August 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pleasant Hill City Hall
"Sunset by the Lake" All-Things Tom Petty 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. The event will be held every other Monday from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. 2019 ...

Monday, August 5

Live at Lagunitas: James McMurtry | Petaluma
Monday, August 5 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: James McMurtry | 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 5 – 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. – Updated 8/19/18 – ...Monthly

Tuesday, August 6

RSVPs Open Today for “Live at Lagunitas” Free Shannon & the Clams Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, August 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
RSVPs Open Today for "Live at Lagunitas" Free Shannon & the Clams 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: National Night Out | Oakland
Tuesday, August 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.
| Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Awesöme Orchestra: National Night Out | 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 ...

Summertime Outdoor Rock n’ Roll Concert | Orinda
Tuesday, August 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Park
Summertime Outdoor Rock n' Roll Concert | Orinda

Bring your family and friends down to Orinda Community Park for Summer Concerts in the Park on most Tuesday nights. This event is free and open to the community. Families are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the evening. 2019 Concert Schedule (6:30 ...

Concord Jazz Festival: Live Music & Trivia Night | 2019
Tuesday, August 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Concord Tap House
Concord Jazz Festival: Live Music & Trivia Night | 2019

Visit Concord is proud to announce an amazing lineup of events in honor of 50 years of Jazz in Concord. In honor of Concord’s long-term connection with jazz, fans can immerse themselves in 10 days of unprecedented events that will enlighten, engage and entertain. A monthly Java ...

Wednesday, August 7

Free Summer Street Concert: Top 40/R&B | Sunnyvale
Wednesday, August 7 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission. No advance tickets required.
| Downtown Sunnyvale
Free Summer Street Concert: Top 40/R&B | Sunnyvale

The Summer Series Music & Market is here. Every Wednesday, starting June 12, through August 28, 2019 (Except July 3rd) there will be dancing on Historic Murphy Avenue from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Enjoy free street concert along with outdoor market. Stop by vendor ...

American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live

The 2019 Union Square Live festival presents dozens of free events like live music, swing and tango dance lessons, film nights, circus arts, and more in Union Square Park from May through September. Union Square Live | 2019 May to September Union Square Park, SF ...

Free Reggae Concert in the Park | Redwood City
Wednesday, August 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stafford Park
Free Reggae Concert in the Park | Redwood City
Rafa is from Hebrew רָפָא: to heal We are a 14-piece roots reggae band based out of the Live In Peace Studio in East Palo Alto, CA, and share the organization’s same vision for healing and social justice. We believe that music is a powerful tool ...
Summer Rewind Cover Band Concert | Menlo Park
Wednesday, August 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Fremont Park (Menlo Park)
Summer Rewind Cover Band Concert | Menlo Park

Enjoy a free summer concert in Menlo Park featuring a variety of musical styles from jazz to country to hits of today and yesterday, from 6:30-8 pm on Wednesdays from June to August in Fremont Park (University and Santa Cruz Avenues). Three additional concerts are ...