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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 ...

People in Plazas: Latin Concert | SF
Tuesday, August 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rincon Center
People in Plazas: Latin Concert | SF

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 120 free lunchtime concerts featuring an array of different styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas near Market Street stretched from the Embarcadero to Van Ness. “People in Plazas” 2018 Market Street Music Festival July ...

“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 ...

Summertime Outdoor Blues Concert | Orinda
Tuesday, August 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Park
Summertime Outdoor Blues Concert | Orinda

Bring your family and friends down to Orinda Community Park for Summer Concerts in the Park. This event is free and open to the community. Families are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the evening. 2018 Schedule 6/12 – 3 Day Weekend  6/19 ...

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 ...
American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wed August 8: 6-8pm — Moonalice (American Roots/Folk) Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Our songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a ...
Summer Hall & Oates Tribute Concert | Menlo Park
Wednesday, August 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Fremont Park (Menlo Park)
Summer Hall & Oates Tribute 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). 2018 Lineup: June 13 – The Sun ...

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, ...

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, August 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Thursday and fourth Thursday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye ...

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 ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | SF
Thursday, August 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Bayview Opera House
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | SF

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 59th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2018 production “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2018 Free political theater & music in parks all ...

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 ...

Point Richmond Concert: BlueGrass| East Bay
Friday, August 10 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Point Richmond
Point Richmond Concert: BlueGrass| East Bay

Point Richmond Music is a free grassroots series bringing a wide range of top notch musicians to the small, quaint town of Point Richmond. Concerts are held on second Fridays of each month, June through September in 2018 from 5:30-7:45 pm. Local restaurants are open on concert ...

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 ...

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, August 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Grace Cathedral
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral

One evening a month (usually the second Friday, but not always), Grace Cathedral invites you to walk the labyrinth by candlelight and music and pray for peace in our hearts and peace in the world. The walk is hosted by the Labyrinth Guild. Always check the Labyrinth website for ...

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 ...

Point Richmond Concert: Folk/ Rock/ R&B/ Ska/ World Fusion | East Bay
Friday, August 10 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Point Richmond
Point Richmond Concert: Folk/ Rock/ R&B/ Ska/ World Fusion | East Bay

Point Richmond Music is a free grassroots series bringing a wide range of top notch musicians to the small, quaint town of Point Richmond. Concerts are held on second Fridays of each month, June through September in 2018 from 5:30-7:45 pm. Local restaurants are open on concert ...

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 ...