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Saturday, September 1

Mark Etheredge: Smooth Contemporary Jazz | Live! in the Castro
Saturday, September 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Mark Etheredge: Smooth Contemporary Jazz | Live! in the Castro
Etheredge studied jazz performance at De Anza College and San Jose State University. On his musical journey he absorbed a wide spectrum of genres including jazz, pop, classical, rock, gospel, blues, R&B, Afro-Cuban, and Afro-Brazilian styles.
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Peacock Meadow in Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Peacock Meadow
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | Peacock Meadow in Golden Gate Park

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 ...

Summer Beats Free Concert Final Day: Sun Kings | Alameda
Saturday, September 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alameda South Shore Center
Summer Beats Free Concert Final Day: Sun Kings | Alameda

Enjoy the summer sun with the Summer Beats concert series in Alameda’s South Shore Center including free live music, family activities, face painting, henna tattoo, bounce houses and more.. Come grab a beer from the Alameda Island Brewery and your purchase will benefit local community foundations.

Sunday, September 2

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Dolores park
Sunday, September 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Dolores Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | Dolores park

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 ...

Dj/Dance Lesson in the Square: Tangonero | Union Square Live
Sunday, September 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Dj/Dance Lesson in the Square: Tangonero | Union Square Live
Sun Sept 2: 2-4pm — Tango in the Square: Tangonero with Claudio Ortega (Dj/Dance Lesson) with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association Teacher: Christy Cote With members from Russia, Switzerland, Canada, and the US, Tangonero is a San Francisco ensemble dedicated to preserving the tradition of Argentine Tango. Michele ...
Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, September 2 – 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 ...

“Sunset by the Lake” Beatles Tribute Summer Concert | Pleasant Hill
Sunday, September 2 – 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. There will be Food, beer & wine sales at every concert. The event will be held every other Sunday ...

Monday, September 3

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Dolores Park
Monday, September 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Dolores Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | Dolores Park

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 ...

Tuesday, September 4

“Lagunitas Live”: RSVPs Open for Free Big Thief Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, September 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
"Lagunitas Live": RSVPs Open for Free Big Thief 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 5

Americana/Rock Concert: The Well Known Strangers | Union Square Live
Wednesday, September 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Americana/Rock Concert: The Well Known Strangers | Union Square Live
Wed Sept 5: 6-8pm — The Well Known Strangers (Americana/Rock) The Well Known Strangers revel in the Americana/country rock genre and feature Mick Hellman (Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival) on drums and hand percussion; Olivia Hellman on vocals; Joshua Zucker (The Jones Gang, Rowan Brothers, Poor Man’s ...
2018 Music in the Park Kick Off: “Guarandinga” | Albany
Wednesday, September 5 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Albany)
2018 Music in the Park Kick Off: "Guarandinga" | Albany

Bring a picnic and a blanket, family and friends because it’s Music in the Park time again in Albany’s grassy Memorial Park. The 2018 concert series will be the 15th season of providing free concerts from 6:30-8 pm every Wednesday night in September. Don’t forget ...

Thursday, September 6

John Brothers Piano Company: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, September 6 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
John Brothers Piano Company: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
You know a band is crazy dedicated when they bring their own piano to the gig. John Brothers Piano Company has honed a rambunctious, irresistible jazz-meets-stride-and-swing sound redolent of Barbary Coast revelry and Prohibition era hijinks. Starting with their first sidewalk street show–hauling their Wurlitzer spinet to ...
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Lafayette Studio Big Band | Concord
Thursday, September 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Lafayette Studio Big Band | 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” | Merced
Thursday, September 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Applegate Community Park, Open Air Theatre
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | Merced

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, September 7

Rooftop Garden Concert: R & B/Soul | Oakland
Friday, September 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: R & B/Soul | 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 ...

Free First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown
Friday, September 7 – 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 ...

Saturday, September 8

Marcus Shelby Orchestra Blackball: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Saturday, September 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Marcus Shelby Orchestra Blackball: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Marcus Shelby, YBG Festival’s resident composer, is a masterly bassist, charismatic bandleader, and award-winning composer. But it’s probably most accurate to describe him as an American griot whose music explores the stories too often overlooked and diminished in the history books. In his latest YBG ...
The Fiddle Castros: Classical Revolution & Underground | Live in the Castro
Saturday, September 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
The Fiddle Castros: Classical Revolution & Underground | Live in the Castro
The Fiddle Castros are part of a long-standing group of musicians who form ensembles for various events throughout the Bay Area. As graduates of the San Francisco Conservatory, they started out busking in the Castro and became a well-loved entity at night on the weekends. ...
Facebook Fiesta: Latin Cultural Fest w/ Live Music & Dancers‎ | Menlo Park
Saturday, September 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Facebook Headquarters
Facebook Fiesta: Latin Cultural Fest w/ Live Music & Dancers‎ | Menlo Park
Join Facebook for a celebration of Latin food, art, music and dance. Groove to live music featuring Mexican, Salsa, Brazilian, Latin Urban and Pop Bands, plus there will be cultural dance troupes and art exhibits. Facebook Festivals‎ Saturday, September 8, 2018 | 1 to 6 pm Facebook HQ, 1 Hacker ...
“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF
Saturday, September 8 – 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 ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Santa Cruz
Saturday, September 8 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| San Lorenzo Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | Santa Cruz

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 ...

Sunday, September 9

“Kidchella 2018” Kids Summer Music Festival: Andy Z & The Andyland Band | Redwood City
Sunday, September 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
"Kidchella 2018" Kids Summer Music Festival: Andy Z & The Andyland Band | Redwood City

Redwood City is proud to offer the kids music series for a sixth year. Now for four Sundays this summer, the ubiquitous Andy-Z will be the Master of Music and Play by bringing his high energy to Courthouse Square. This series will provide a safe ...

Summer Sunday Concert | Niles Town Plaza
Sunday, September 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Niles Town Plaza
Summer Sunday Concert | Niles Town Plaza

Come on down to Niles Town Plaza for the 8th season of the Niles Plaza Summer Concert Series on the second Sunday of the month of July and September. Bring a lawn chair, and grab any open seating on the plaza lawn. Many shade canopies are provided ...

“Napa Live: Inside Out” Music Festival & Crawl | North Bay
Sunday, September 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over Napa
"Napa Live: Inside Out" Music Festival & Crawl | North Bay

This one is big –  a music crawl featuring live music in 35 venues, some inside and some outside, and all within walking distance of each other. “Napa Live: Inside Out” Music Festival & Crawl Second Sundays, July 8 – Oct 14 | Noon to 6 ...

2012 X-Factor Finalist “Jason Brock” | Live! in the Castro
Sunday, September 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
2012 X-Factor Finalist "Jason Brock" | Live! in the Castro
Jason Brock (X-Factor Finalist and 3-Time Bay Area Reporter “Best Male Cabaret Performer” winner) returns to Live! in the Castro joined by SFSU Jazz Dept. Founder and esteemed composer/performer, Dee Spencer, on the piano. Dianthe “Dee” Spencer is a Professor and Chair of Music in the ...
Blues Concert: Bitter Blues Band | Union Square Live
Sunday, September 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Blues Concert: Bitter Blues Band | Union Square Live
Sun Sept 9: 2-4pm — Bitter Blues Band (Blues) Good ole harmonica, keys, guitar blues!
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s Final Day “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Santa Cruz
Sunday, September 9 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| San Lorenzo Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's Final Day "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | Santa Cruz

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 ...

Free Bay Shore Lyric Opera Concert in the Park | Redwood City
Sunday, September 9 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Free Bay Shore Lyric Opera Concert in the Park | Redwood City

For the classical music lover, or anyone who appreciates great musical talent, Redwood City continues its free Classical Music Series performed outdoors on beautiful Courthouse Square from June through September 2018. The series features groups such as the Redwood Symphony, Opera San José, and Bay ...

Monday, September 10

Live at Lagunitas: Lauren Ruth Ward | Petaluma
Monday, September 10 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Lauren Ruth Ward | 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 ...

Tuesday, September 11

“Lagunitas Live”: RSVPs Open for Free The Front Bottoms Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, September 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
"Lagunitas Live": RSVPs Open for Free The Front Bottoms 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 ...