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Union Square Live 2018

The 2018 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 October.

Union Square Live | 2018
May to October
Union Square Park, SF
All events are free and open to the public

Sunday, June 24

Blues/Rock Concert: The Nitecaps Blues Band | Union Square Live 2018
Sunday, June 24 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Blues/Rock Concert: The Nitecaps Blues Band | Union Square Live 2018

The Nitecaps Blues Band was originally formed in 2001, guided by a passion for the masters of the old school blues era. We generally work as a five piece ensemble, 2 guitars, drums, bass and harmonica, all contributing to the vocals. The goal has always …

Wednesday, June 27

American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wednesday, June 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live

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 variety of genres with extended musical improvisations …

Sunday, July 1

Tango in the Square: Lagrimas Y Sonrisas (Dj/Dance Lesson) | Union Square
Sunday, July 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Tango in the Square: Lagrimas Y Sonrisas (Dj/Dance Lesson) | Union Square

Sun July 1: 2-4pm — Tango in the Square: Lagrimas Y Sonrisas (Dj/Dance Lesson) with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association
If you know tango, get to know Lagrimas Y Sonrisas. The trio offers an astonishing range of emotion, style and sound for your next affair.

Wednesday, July 4

Classic Country/Honky Tonk Concert: Tom Armstrong & the Branded Men | Union Square Live
Wednesday, July 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Classic Country/Honky Tonk Concert: Tom Armstrong & the Branded Men | Union Square Live

Wed July 4: 6-8pm — Tom Armstrong & the Branded Men (Classic Country/Honky Tonk)
Special 4th of July reunion show, one night only on Union Square, San Francisco.
b. 17 March 1965, Springfield, Illinois, USA. One of several old-fashioned style honky-tonk musicians to emerge on the US …

Sunday, July 8

Western/Americana Concert: The B-Stars | Union Square Live
Sunday, July 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Western/Americana Concert: The B-Stars | Union Square Live

Sun July 8: 2-4pm — The B-Stars (Western/Americana)
The B-Stars are a San Francisco-based combo that gets the dance floors jumpin’ with an irresistible toe-tappin’ western boogie beat, straddling the line between rockabilly, jazz and country western music, the feel-good music of an era that filled …

Wednesday, July 11

Swing/Jazz Concert: Fil Lorenz Little Big Band | Union Square Live
Wednesday, July 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing/Jazz Concert: Fil Lorenz Little Big Band | Union Square Live

Wed July 11: 6-8pm — Fil Lorenz Little Big Band (Swing/Jazz)
Come dance to the swingin’ music of the Fil Lorenz Orchestra, a star-studded “little BIG band” that bridges the gap between the classic big bands of the 1930’s and the smaller, lighter groovin’ bands of …

Sunday, July 15

Bluegrass Concert: High Water Line | Union Square Live
Sunday, July 15 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Bluegrass Concert: High Water Line | Union Square Live

Sun July 15: 2-4pm — High Water Line (Bluegrass)
A modern twist on Bay Area Bluegrass, The High Water Line is a 5 piece group of Bay Area musicians who blend their diverse musical tastes and experiences to create a modern bluegrass sound all their own.

Wednesday, July 18

Blues/Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live
Wednesday, July 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Blues/Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live

Wed July 18: 6-8pm — Crosscut (Blues/Rock)
Crosscut, based in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, plays a unique mix of blues, rock, and original music to create a sound that is all its own. Their musical influences include Delta Blues, Memphis and Chicago Electric …

Sunday, July 22

80’s Ladies Hits Concert: Flock of Seagirls | Union Square Live
Sunday, July 22 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
80's Ladies Hits Concert: Flock of Seagirls | Union Square Live

Sun July 22: 2-4pm — Flock of Seagirls (80s Ladies Hits)
Flock of Seagirls is the San Francisco Bay Area’s premier all-female tribute to ladies of the ’80s. Honoring the legacy of women who rocked during this iconic decade, Flock of Seagirls plays hit after hit …

Wednesday, July 25

American Blues/Rock Concert: Kingsborough | Union Square Live
Wednesday, July 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
American Blues/Rock Concert: Kingsborough | Union Square Live

Wed July 25: 6-8pm — Kingsborough (American Blues/Rock)
Driven by old soul and rock n’ roll, Northern California-based, Kingsborough has created a huge following with their modern twist on authentic American rock. This independent group of musicians reflects the old school “Working Band” mentality with a …

Sunday, July 29

Traditional Hawaiian Concert: Haopinaka & Hula Dancers | Union Square Live
Sunday, July 29 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Traditional Hawaiian Concert: Haopinaka & Hula Dancers | Union Square Live

Sun July 29: 2-4pm — Haopinaka & Hula Dancers (Traditional Hawaiian)
HAOPINAKA brings the spirit of aloha to the San Francisco Bay Area with Hawaiian guitars, ukuleles, and sweet vocal harmonies. Our beautiful and talented hula dancers are also available to make your special occasion memorable …

Wednesday, August 1

Modern Swing Concert: Lost Dog Found | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Modern Swing Concert: Lost Dog Found | Union Square Live

Wed Aug 1: 6-8pm — Lost Dog Found (Modern Swing)
With a uniquely modern take on retro Americana genres including blues, swing, rock, and soul, Lost Dog Found reaches a broad spectrum of music lovers, young and old alike, who love to dance and sing along …


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