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Friday, July 5

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, July 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
"Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5-9p. for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, ...Monthly

Music on the Square: “Bay Area Beatles Tribute” | Redwood City
Friday, July 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Music on the Square: "Bay Area Beatles 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.  ...

2019 Free Summer Concert: Mixed Nuts | Alamo
Friday, July 5 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Livorna Park
2019 Free Summer Concert: Mixed Nuts | Alamo

Put your dancing shoes on, pack a picnic and enjoy live music with the small community of Alamo at Livorna Park, located at the corner of Miranda Avenue and Livorna Road. Bring blankets, chairs, flashlights, snacks, family and friends. Friday concerts start at 6:30 pm ...

Free Beach Concert: Pride & Joy | Santa Cruz
Friday, July 5 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Pride & Joy | 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: The 925 Band | Pleasanton
Friday, July 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lions Wayside Park
2019 Summer Concert in the Park: The 925 Band | 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 ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, July 5 – 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

Free First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown
Friday, July 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
Free First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown

On the first Friday of every month, The Uptown presents a free live music showcase that celebrates Bay Area artist and musicians. This 10-year-old event highlights bands who they believe deserve your attention. First Fridays Live Music Showcase Every First Friday | 8 pm The ...Monthly

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, July 5 – 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, July 6

Fillmore Jazz Festival 2019 | July 6-7
Saturday, July 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fillmore District
Fillmore Jazz Festival 2019 | July 6-7

Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 visitors over the Independence Day weekend on Fillmore Street in San Francisco between Jackson and Eddy streets. ...

Kippy Marks Live Music Performance | Live In The Castro
Saturday, July 6 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Kippy Marks Live Music Performance | Live In The Castro
Join us in the Plaza for neighborhood favorite Kippy Marks, who is always a crowd pleaser. Improv-O-Linist Kippy Marks Kippy Marks has been delighting audiences with his inspirational compositions and lively performances for over 2 decades. Raised in El Paso, Texas, the Artist began his musical acclaim ...
Music in the Park | Danville
Saturday, July 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oak Hill Park
Music in the Park | Danville

Now in its 34th year, the town of Danville continues offering this summer music tradition to the public. Spend four Saturdays under the sun surrounded by friends, neighbors, and great music. Bring a blanket, a picnic, and the whole family for singing, dancing, and socializing. ...

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, July 6 – 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, July 7

Fillmore Jazz Festival 2019 | Sunday
Sunday, July 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fillmore District
Fillmore Jazz Festival 2019 | Sunday

Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 visitors over the Independence Day weekend on Fillmore Street in San Francisco between Jackson and Eddy streets. ...

Presidio Picnic: Off the Grid’s Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
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

2019 Music in the Park Kick Off: Rock n’ Roll Concert | Burlingame
Sunday, July 7 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Washington Park (Burlingame)
2019 Music in the Park Kick Off: Rock n' Roll Concert | Burlingame
The Houserockers: The10 piece Rock & Soul band from Northern California that plays the greatest songs ever recorded. With a wailing 5 piece horn section and rock solid rhythm section of 2 guitars, bass, drums and keys, bringing the timeless classics and todays hits to life. Named “Best ...
Summer Outdoor Music Series | Corte Madera
Sunday, July 7 – 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, July 7 – 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 Symphony: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
Sunday, July 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Stern Grove
San Francisco Symphony: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) returns for its annual summer performance at Stern Grove Festival. Led by conductor Edwin Outwater and featuring contralto Lauren Decker, the SFS performs a selection of classical favorites: Felix Mendelssohn Fingal’s Cave Overture, Opus 26 Edward Elgar Sea Pictures, Opus 37 Pyotr Ilyich ...
Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, July 7 – 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” American Country/Rock Summer Concert | Pleasant Hill
Sunday, July 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pleasant Hill City Hall
"Sunset by the Lake" American Country/Rock 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 ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, July 7 – 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

Tuesday, July 9

Oakland’s Free “AMP” Street Music Festival | Every Tue-Thu
Tuesday, July 9 – 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, ...

Live at Lagunitas: The Budos Band | Petaluma
Tuesday, July 9 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: The Budos Band | 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 ...

Summer Music in the Park: Blues | Santana Row
Tuesday, July 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santana Row
Summer Music in the Park: Blues | Santana Row

The Summer Music series is back and  ready to groove with you every Tuesday in July from 6 pm-8 pm with free live music. 2019 Summer Music Series Lineup: July 2nd- Jinx Jones & the KingTones, Latin Reggae July 9th – Andre Thierry, Accordion Soul ...

Summertime Outdoor 70s & 80s Concert | Orinda
Tuesday, July 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Park
Summertime Outdoor 70s & 80s 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, July 10

Free Summer Street Concert: Rock & Soul | Sunnyvale
Wednesday, July 10 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission. No advance tickets required.
| Downtown Sunnyvale
Free Summer Street Concert: Rock & Soul | 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 ...

Blues/Rock Concert: The Nitecaps Blues Band | Union Square Live
Wednesday, July 10 – 6:00 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 ...

Free Funk/Soul Concert in the Park | Redwood City
Wednesday, July 10 – 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 a club near you. Featuring our sensational vocalist Rebecca Lipon, a hot five-piece horn section, and a tight rhythm section, we put on a high energy ...
Summer Pop/Rock/Blues Concert | Menlo Park
Wednesday, July 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Fremont Park (Menlo Park)
Summer Pop/Rock/Blues 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 ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island” | Palo Alto
Wednesday, July 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Cubberley Community Center
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Treasure Island" | Palo Alto

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 ...