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Thursday, September 12

Music & Market Summer Concert: Classic Rock w/ Original Roll | Concord
Thursday, September 12 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concert: Classic Rock w/ Original Roll | 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 ...

Friday, September 13

Rooftop Garden Concert: Variety | Oakland
Friday, September 13 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Variety | 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 ...

Oracle Park’s Free Summer Concert: Rumbache | SF
Friday, September 13 – 5:01 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Takes place at Seals Plaza located behind Center Field. No game ticket required.
| Oracle Park (Formerly AT&T Park)
Oracle Park's Free Summer Concert: Rumbache | SF

The Giants are proud to present the first ever Levi’s Concert Series. Enjoy a free pre-game concert before each Friday night home game. The concerts will feature local bands and artists, such as Barry Zito, Tim Flannery and more. Plus there will have Anchor Brewery ...

Crown Beach Free Concerts at the Cove: SambaDa | Alameda
Friday, September 13 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Robert Crown Memorial State Beach Park
Crown Beach Free Concerts at the Cove: SambaDa | Alameda

Celebrate the East Bay Regional Park District’s 85th Anniversary. There are 73 regional parks planning special events and programs, including Free Park Fridays, Free Concerts In The Parks, and a Free Multicultural Festival. 85th East Bay Regional Parks Anniversary from April – December ...Every Friday

Concerts at the Cove: Traditional Afro-Brazilian Heritage | Alameda
Friday, September 13 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Crab Cove
Concerts at the Cove: Traditional Afro-Brazilian Heritage | Alameda

Groove to free concerts from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm 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 ...

Free Summer Concert: The Beatles Tribute Band | San Bruno
Friday, September 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring the whole family and do not forget to bring your chairs & blankets.
| San Bruno City Park
Free Summer Concert: The Beatles Tribute Band | San Bruno

Join this summer at San Bruno City Park, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the 2019 Concerts at the Rotary Pavilion every Friday from August 2, 2019 to September 27, 2019 at 6 pm. Bring the whole family and do not forget to bring ...

Salesforce Park’s Rooftop Salsa Dance Party | Second Fridays
Friday, September 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Salesforce Park's Rooftop Salsa Dance Party | Second Fridays

Latin Connection Dance will spice up the park with a mix of Salsa and Bachata dance lessons every second Friday. All levels welcome. Food/adult drinks for sale. Salesforce Park Salsa Dance Party Second Fridays, July – October 2019 July 12, August 9, September 13, October ...Monthly

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, September 13 – 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 ...Monthly

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019
Friday, September 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019

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 ...Monthly

Point Richmond Concert: Funky Fun | East Bay
Friday, September 13 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Point Richmond
Point Richmond Concert: Funky Fun | 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 2019 from 5:30 pm – 7:45 pm. Local restaurants ...

Saturday, September 14

Second Saturday: Family Festive Gathering | Jack London Square
Saturday, September 14 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Second Saturday: Family Festive Gathering | Jack London Square

Serving as Jack London Square’s flagship monthly event, Second Saturday is held every second Saturday. This full-scale family event is marketed and promoted by both Wiggins Consulting and Jack London Square. Second Saturday brings in immense audiences as it showcases up to 100 unique vendors, ...Monthly

Awesöme Orchestra: SF Museum of Modern Art | SF
Saturday, September 14 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.
| SFMOMA
Awesöme Orchestra: SF Museum of Modern Art | SF

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 ...

“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF
Saturday, September 14 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| Monument
"Sketchboard": Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF

Join in at the Monument (140 9th St), for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians. Everyone is welcome, we are a mix of seasoned artists, students, and first timers. Poses range from 2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes. There will be easels provided and ...Monthly

Art Walk 2019: 11 Amazing Galleries & Live Music | Benicia
Saturday, September 14 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | First Street (Benicia)
Art Walk 2019: 11 Amazing Galleries & Live Music | Benicia

Benicia Art Walk 2019 returns for the 8th season, 2-7 PM, at 11 amazing galleries on First Street in downtown Benicia. Galleries have special activities going on including live entertainment, small sips, and more. Grab the Galleries of First Street Art Passport, then stop by ...Monthly

Sunday, September 15

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, September 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the third Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, and ...Monthly

Presidio Picnic: Off the Grid’s Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, September 15 – 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 Irish Dance & Symphony Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 15 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Irish Dance & Symphony Concert in the Park | 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 ...

Blues/Rock Concert: The Nitecaps Blues Band | Union Square Live
Sunday, September 15 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Blues/Rock Concert: The Nitecaps Blues 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 ...

Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley
Sunday, September 15 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center

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 ...Monthly

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, September 15 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room
"Return of the Cypher" Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...Every Sunday

Monday, September 16

“Classical Revolution” Chamber Music Jam | Mission Dist.
Monday, September 16 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $5-20 donation is welcome to support the musicians.
| The Revolution Cafe
"Classical Revolution" Chamber Music Jam | Mission Dist.

“Classical Revolution” is a bi-monthly chamber music night at the Mission District’s Revolution Cafe. They feature different local and visiting musicians in a unique Chamber Jam format, where musicians get a chance to perform in a casual environment and audiences get to hear chamber music in a ...Monthly

Tuesday, September 17

RSVPs Open Today for “Live at Lagunitas” Free Caroline Rose Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, September 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
RSVPs Open Today for "Live at Lagunitas" Free Caroline Rose 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, September 18

Free Rooftop Bollywood Concert at Salesforce Park | SF
Wednesday, September 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Rooftop Bollywood Concert at Salesforce Park | SF

Salesforce Park, SF’s newly-reopened 5.4 acre park on top of the Transit Center hosts a ton of free events every week highlighted by free weekly after-work outdoor rooftop concerts curated by People in Plazas. So close your laptop and open your soul with after-work jams ...Every Wednesday

Dark Prince of Swing Concert: Lee Presson & the Nails | Union Square Live
Wednesday, September 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Dark Prince of Swing Concert: Lee Presson & the Nails | 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 ...

2019 Music in the Park: “Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums” | Albany
Wednesday, September 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Albany)
2019 Music in the Park: "Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums" | Albany

Bring a picnic & a blanket with the whole family and friends. It’s Music in the Park time again. The 2019 concert series will be the 16th season of providing free concerts every Wednesday night in September. The concerts have been funded by the local ...

Thursday, September 19

Free Puerto Rican Outdoor Lunchtime Concert | SF
Thursday, September 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 303 Second Street
Free Puerto Rican Outdoor Lunchtime Concert | SF

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 130 free lunchtime concerts featuring an array of different styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas near Market Street. “People in Plazas” 2019 Market Street Music Festival July 9 to October 30, 2019 | ...

Folk Music w/ The Anita Lofton Project | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, September 19 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Folk Music w/ The Anita Lofton Project | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
About a decade ago Anita Lofton was known as one of the hardest rockin’ guitarists around, a gonzo player whose punk power trio Sistas In the Pit opened for Iggy and the Stooges on their 2007 reunion tour, including a near-legendary show at the Warfield ...
Final of 2019: “Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, September 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn
Final of 2019: "Off The Grid" Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio

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

CityDance 2019: Free Live Music, Bachata Dance Lesson & Beer Garden | San Jose
Thursday, September 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
CityDance 2019: Free Live Music, Bachata Dance Lesson & Beer Garden | San Jose

Put on your dancing shoes and join the fun every Thursday evening from Aug. 15 to Oct. 3 for free live music and dance lessons. San Jose CityDance 2019 Thursdays, Aug. 15 – Oct. 3, 2019 | 6 pm to 9 pm Plaza De Cesar ...

Music & Market Summer Concert: “Classic Rock” Co-bill | Concord
Thursday, September 19 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concert: "Classic Rock" Co-bill | 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 ...