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Sunday, August 11

Newgrass Concert: Dusty Green Bones Band | Union Square Live
Sunday, August 11 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Newgrass Concert: Dusty Green Bones Band | 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 ...

Pink Martini: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
Sunday, August 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Stern Grove
Pink Martini: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
An eclectic international cocktail of jazz, swing, world music, cabaret, chanson, and more, Pink Martini and vocalist China Forbes bring their genre-defying sound back to Stern Grove Festival. Opening the show is local ensemble Barrio Manouche with a swinging blend of global influences.

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, August 11 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Temescal Art Center

Shapeshifters Cinema is a monthly series featuring experimental filmmakers and video artists presenting moving image work live with accompaniment from musicians and sound artists. Shapeshifters takes place the second Sunday of every month, from 8 to 9 pm (unless otherwise noted) at Temescal Art Center ...Monthly

Tuesday, August 13

Oakland’s Free “AMP” Street Music Festival | Every Tue-Thu
Tuesday, August 13 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland's Public Plazas
Oakland's Free "AMP" Street Music Festival | Every Tue-Thu

Oakland Central debuts a brand new free outdoor music festival for 2019, AMP (Arts, Music, Performance) Oakland, a curated street performance series, throughout Downtown Oakland from May until October. Over 300 local performers will take to the streets to perform over the next six months, ...

RSVPs Open Today for “Live at Lagunitas” Free Man Man Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, August 13 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
RSVPs Open Today for "Live at Lagunitas" Free Man Man 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 ...

Poetic Tuesdays: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Tuesday, August 13 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Poetic Tuesdays: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Lines and lyrics from Litquake Nation! Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area’s best poets and musicians share their work in the great outdoors.
Summer Latin/Spanish Pop Concert | Menlo Park
Tuesday, August 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Fremont Park (Menlo Park)
Summer Latin/Spanish Pop 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 ...

Summertime Outdoor Funk/Soul Concert | Orinda
Tuesday, August 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Park
Summertime Outdoor Funk/Soul 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 ...

Wednesday, August 14

Free Summer Street Concert: R&B | Sunnyvale
Wednesday, August 14 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission. No advance tickets required.
| Downtown Sunnyvale
Free Summer Street Concert: 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 ...

Free Motown & Classic Soul Favorites Concert in the Park | Redwood City
Wednesday, August 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stafford Park
Free Motown & Classic Soul Favorites Concert in the Park | Redwood City
Grabbing audiences with 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 ’70s, Retro ’80s and ’90s, as well as the ...
Americana/Country Concert: Whateverglades | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Americana/Country Concert: Whateverglades | 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 ...

Thursday, August 15

“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, August 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
"Presidio Twilight" Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF

Presidio Twilight is back for its sixth season, and it’s better than ever. This year, San Francisco’s largest campfire features a delicious selection of international cuisine from a stellar lineup of local vendors from 5-9 pm every Thursday from mid-May to September. New for 2019 are ...Every Thursday

Summer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Downtown Hayward
Thursday, August 15 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Hayward
Summer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Downtown Hayward

The 2019 downtown Hayward 3rd Thursday Street Party goes into its 20th season from 5:30-8:30 pm on June 20, July 18, and August 15 with live bands, a classic car show, street entertainers, and kids’ rides for the whole family. A free family fun with ...

Let’s Go Salsa: Free Open Air Salsa Dance Party w/ Cabanijazz Project | SF
Thursday, August 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
Let's Go Salsa: Free Open Air Salsa Dance Party w/ Cabanijazz Project | SF
The dynamic Mexican-born conga player Javier Cabanillas has come a long way since he started performing in pop-up flea markets in the streets of Tijuana. A few years ago, the Bay Area resident walked the red carpet in Los Angeles and took home a Grammy ...
Free Dance Mix Concert in the Park | San Mateo
Thursday, August 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Central Park (San Mateo)
Free Dance Mix 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. 2019 Central Park Music Series Every Thursday, June 20 to August 15, ...

Music & Market Summer Concert: Legendary Music of Santana | Concord
Thursday, August 15 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concert: Legendary Music of Santana | Concord

The 30th 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 ...

Summer Concert at Mission Bowling Club | SF
Thursday, August 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Bowling Club
Summer Concert at Mission Bowling Club | SF

Mission Bowling Club presents a Summer Concert Series happening every 3rd Thursday of the month from May to August 2019. Come and enjoy free music from 7 pm to 8 pm. Lineup include: May 16: DonCat (solo) June 20: Jules Indelicato July 18: Interstate August ...

Friday, August 16

Rooftop Garden Concert: Jazz | Oakland
Friday, August 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Jazz | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Lakeside Roof Garden (formally known as the Kaiser Roof Garden) free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 14 – September 13, 2019. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s ...

Rooftop Garden Concert: Funk | Oakland
Friday, August 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Funk | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Lakeside Roof Garden (formally known as the Kaiser Roof Garden) free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 14 – September 13, 2019. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s ...

2019 Summer “90s Alternative” Concert in the Park | Foster City
Friday, August 16 – 6:00 pm | | Leo J. Ryan Park
2019 Summer "90s Alternative" Concert in the Park | Foster City

Join the Foster City community for free summer concerts overlooking the water in Leo Ryan Park from 6-8 pm, every Friday from July to August 2019. Don’t forget to bring your friends, a picnic, and your dancing shoes. 2019 Foster City Summer Concert Schedule July ...

Music on the Square: “Prince Tribute” | Redwood City
Friday, August 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Music on the Square: "Prince Tribute" | Redwood City

Enjoy free Friday concerts all summer long on Courthouse Square in Redwood City from 6-8 pm from May 31-August 30, 2019. 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.  ...

Free Beach Concert: 10,000 Maniacs | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 16 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: 10,000 Maniacs | 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 ...

2019 Summer Concert in the Park: Tommy And The 4 Speeds | Pleasanton
Friday, August 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lions Wayside Park
2019 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 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 ...

Tiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville
Friday, August 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
| Boonation Custom Cycles
Tiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville

Boonation Custom Cycles hosts a monthly Tiny Garage Concert Series. This is a community event, catered towards lovers of neighborhood fun. Tiny Garage Concerts Every 3rd Friday | 7 pm to 10 pm Boonation Custom Cycles, 5656 Genoa St, Emeryville FREE with a $5 suggested ...

Saturday, August 17

Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party 2019 | SF
Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party 2019 | SF
Spice up your summer! Come hang out and celebrate longer days, warmer nights in the beloved Mission District in San Francisco. Bring your friends, families, and neighbors while we promise to deliver the perfect pairing of food, drinks, love, and music. 20th Street Block Party | ...
Facebook’s “Island Vibes” Reggae Festival | Facebook HQ
Saturday, August 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is requested.
| Facebook Headquarters
Facebook's "Island Vibes" Reggae Festival | Facebook HQ
Facebook hosts “Island Vibes,” a Reggae festival and summer celebration with 3 different stages that everyone can enjoy. Community Stage: -1:15 pm – 3:15 pm: MUSTACHE HARBOR -4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Rafa Longhorn Stage:  -4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: THRIVE! Kid Stage: -Lori and RJ/Cotton Candy Express Music: 1 pm-2 pm, ...
The Sundance Saloon: Cowboy Dance Party | Live In The Castro
Saturday, August 17 – 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 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Come and watch, or participate yourself with quick easy novice lessons at 1:30, 2:00, and 2:30. Sundance Saloon is San Francisco’s world-famous spot for country-western dancing ...

Sunday, August 18

“Kidchella 2019” Kids Music Festival: Octopretzel | Redwood City
Sunday, August 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
"Kidchella 2019" Kids Music Festival: Octopretzel | Redwood City

Redwood City is pleased to offer its kids music series for the seventh year. Four live music concerts on Sundays throughout the summer will be MCd by Andy-Z, the Master of Music and Play, bringing his high energy to Courthouse Square for the joy of ...

Presidio Picnic: Off the Grid’s Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 18 – 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

Brazil in the Gardens: Fabiana Cozza | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, August 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Brazil in the Gardens: Fabiana Cozza | Yerba Buena Gardens
Brazilian music is an ocean as vast and deep as the Pacific, and even the most dedicated aficionados often encounter brilliant artists with whom they’re not familiar. In the Bay Area, California Brazil Camp serves as a key conduit for these discoveries, and this year’s Brazil in the ...