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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 …

Tuesday, July 24

People in Plazas: Free Blues Concert | SF
Tuesday, July 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rincon Center
People in Plazas: Free Blues 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 ...

Wednesday, July 25

People in Plazas: Trad/Swing Concert | SF
Wednesday, July 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 101 California
People in Plazas: Trad/Swing 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 ...

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 …

Thursday, July 26

“People in Plazas: Jazz Concert | SF
Thursday, July 26 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mint Plaza
"People in Plazas: Jazz 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 ...

Friday, July 27

Alphabet Rockers (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Friday, July 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Alphabet Rockers (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

This children’s program repeats at 12:15–12:45pm.
Over the past decade, the Alphabet Rockers have honed a supremely engaging hip-hop act designed for children and families. With singer/songwriter Kaitlin McGaw and beatboxer/b-boy/rapper Tommy Shepherd, this powerhouse group makes the world come alive through beats, rhymes, songs and dances.

Saturday, July 28

Pedalfest 2018: Bike Stunts, Whymcycles & Unicycle Lessons | Oakland
Saturday, July 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Pedalfest 2018: Bike Stunts, Whymcycles & Unicycle Lessons | Oakland

Pedalfest is a free celebration of bikes, cycling, food and family.
Join everyone at Jack London Square for a day of bicycle shenanigans, an amphibious bike race, dare-devil stunts, art bikes, and live music on a pedal-powered stage and the most amazing collection of bicycles to …

Yosvany Terry Afro-Cuban Sextet: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Saturday, July 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Yosvany Terry Afro-Cuban Sextet: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

Cuban saxophonist, percussionist and composer Yosvany Terry is in the vanguard of Latin American musicians transforming the US jazz scene. Blending a verdant continuum of influences from West Africa, Cuba, and American jazz, he’s created a singular sound, one of the most ambitious and consequent cross-cultural visions …

Sunday, July 29

San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Sunday, July 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

Founded by Jon Reed Sims in 1978 in response to Anita Bryant‘s anti-gay campaign in the late 1970s, the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Marching Band and Twirling Corps was the first openly-gay musical group in the world. Sims went on to create the San …

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

People in Plazas: Pop/Rock Concert | SF
Wednesday, August 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 555 California
People in Plazas: Pop/Rock 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 ...

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 …

Thursday, August 2

People in Plazas: Accordian Soul Music Concert | SF
Thursday, August 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Transamerica Redwood Park
People in Plazas: Accordian Soul Music 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 ...

Sol Development with Mino Yanci: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, August 2 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Sol Development with Mino Yanci: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

Oakland-based MC, award-winning spoken word poet, activist, and educator Karega Bailey is the guiding spirit behind SoL DeVeloPMeNT, a charismatic crew that delivers trenchant, politically resonant verse amidst an inexorable flow of jazz, soul and hip-hop grooves. The director of special education at Oakland’s Roses in …

Friday, August 3

Red Panda Acrobats (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Friday, August 3 – 12:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Red Panda Acrobats (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

This children’s program is a repeat of the 11:00am show.
Combining exceptional athletic skills, traditional Chinese music, and a fast-paced show sure to amaze viewers of all ages, the Red Panda Acrobats bring the ancient art of Chinese acrobatics into the 21st century with jaw-dropping displays of strength, balance …

Sunday, August 5

Tango in the Square: Trio Garufa | Union Square Live
Sunday, August 5 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Tango in the Square: Trio Garufa | Union Square Live

Teacher: Andrea
Dj: Olga Bogatova
Trio Garufa is an international ensemble dedicated to performing authentic Argentine music. They have performed across Argentina, Colombia, Canada and the US at venues such as Yoshi’s Jazz Club, Chicago Symphony Hall, Teatro Leon de Greiff and La Viruta (the largest Tango …

Tuesday, August 7

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 ...

Wednesday, August 8

People in Plazas: Salsa Concert | SF
Wednesday, August 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 101 California
People in Plazas: Salsa 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 ...

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 …

Thursday, August 9

People in Plazas: Jump/Swing Concert | SF
Thursday, August 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 303 Second Street
People in Plazas: Jump/Swing 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 ...

LINES Dance Center: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, August 9 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
LINES Dance Center: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

In a city brimming with inventive dance troupes, Alonzo King LINES Ballet has long stood out as one of the jewels of the scene. Undergirding the company’s long-running status as a creative hothouse is the Alonzo King LINES Dance Center, which presents the culmination of an …

Friday, August 10

The San Francisco Summer Cocktail Party 2018
Friday, August 10 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Bar Fluxus
The San Francisco Summer Cocktail Party 2018

You’re invited to San Francisco’s Summer Cocktail Party, a special celebration of seasonal cocktails – with DJs, live art and a dance floor. And it all takes place at Bar Fluxus, SF’s newest art bar that’s tucked away in a secret alley you’d never find on your own. ...

Sunday, August 12

The Young Barons (Surf/Rock) Concert: The Reefriders | Union Square Live
Sunday, August 12 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
The Young Barons (Surf/Rock) Concert: The Reefriders | Union Square Live

Sun Aug 12: 2-4pm — The Reefriders / The Young Barons (Surf/Rock)
It’s a double header Sunday featuring the experienced sounds of The Reefriders vs the young men known as The Young Barons.
The Young Barons are a Bay Area based Surf band made up of 3 …

Tuesday, August 14

People in Plazas: Reggae, Soca, Calypso Concert | SF
Tuesday, August 14 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rincon Center
People in Plazas: Reggae, Soca, Calypso 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 ...

Poetic Tuesdays: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Tuesday, August 14 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Poetic Tuesdays: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

Lines and lyrics from Litquake Nation! Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area’s best poets and musicians share their work in the great outdoors.

Wednesday, August 15

People in Plazas: Soul/R&B Concert | SF
Wednesday, August 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 505 Howard St.
People in Plazas: Soul/R&B 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 ...

Blues/Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Blues/Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live

Wed Aug 15: 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 …

Thursday, August 16

People in Plazas: Boogie Woogie Concert | SF
Thursday, August 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 333 Market St.
People in Plazas: Boogie Woogie 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 ...

Highest Ani: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, August 16 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Highest Ani: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

Committed to paying homage to Armenian music, Highest Ani has created a powerful new sound by combining ancient Armenian folk and contemporary Western instrumentation with musical elements drawn from rock, jazz, hip hop, funk and Middle Eastern music. The four-piece band features Mark Ohanesian on qanun (a large trapezoidal zither …

Friday, August 17

Venezuelan Music Project (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Friday, August 17 – 12:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Venezuelan Music Project (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

This children’s program is a repeat of the 11 am show.
Even in South America, Venezuela’s musical riches tend to be overshadowed by the styles of neighboring Colombia, Brazil and Argentina. But in the Bay Area, the nation’s fabulous cultural wealth, with its fertile intermingling of indigenous, …

Saturday, August 18

Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party 2018 | SF
Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party 2018 | SF

Get ready to party with 20,000+ summer lovin’ people at this delicious summer feast and street party over three blocks, typically with two stages of alt-indie bands and DJs curated by Noisepop, and food and drinks from some of the neighborhood’s top restaurants, businesses, and artisans and a …

Sunday, August 19

Improv/Jazz/Chamber Music Concert: Manring, Kassin, Burr | Union Square Live
Sunday, August 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Improv/Jazz/Chamber Music Concert: Manring, Kassin, Burr | Union Square Live

Sun Aug 19: 2-4pm — Manring, Kassin, Burr (Improv/Jazz/Chamber Music)
With amazing chops, quiet soul, diverse compositions, and a somewhat twisted sense of humor, this trio, hailed as “the world’s most sophisticated jam-band,” features three top virtuosos on their respective instruments.
As individual players, Michael Manring, Larry …

Tuesday, August 21

People in Plazas: Jazz/Soul Concert | SF
Tuesday, August 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rincon Center
People in Plazas: Jazz/Soul 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 ...

Wednesday, August 22

People in Plazas: Swing Concert | SF
Wednesday, August 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 555 California
People in Plazas: Swing 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 ...

Latin/Jazz Concert: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Latin/Jazz Concert: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square Live

Wed Aug 22: 6-8pm — Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble (Latin/Jazz)
Music Director, John Calloway; Managing Director, Arturo Riera; Co-Director, Sylvia Ramirez. The LJYE is a performing group of talented youth musicians. www.ljye.com

Cobb’s Summer Free Comedy Nights | August 22-23
Cobb's Summer Free Comedy Nights | August 22-23

Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome night of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. And you can get on our secret guest list. Every month we handpick some of SF’s top local comedians to showcase for you – often ...

Thursday, August 23

People in Plazas: Western Swing Concert | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 303 Second Street
People in Plazas: Western Swing 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 ...

Faun Fables: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Faun Fables: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

Describing the Bay Area’s Faun Fables as a duo is like calling the Sagrada Família a church. It’s accurate as far as it goes, but hardly captures the vast, fantastical realm lovingly constructed by front woman Dawn McCarthy, a regular collaborator with Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and multi-instrumentalist …

Cobb’s Free Summer Comedy Night | Secret Guest List
Cobb's Free Summer Comedy Night | Secret Guest List

Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome night of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. And you can get on our secret guest list. Every month we handpick some of SF’s top local comedians to showcase for you – often ...

Friday, August 24

Crosspulse (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Friday, August 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Crosspulse (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

This children’s program repeats at 12:15–12:45pm.
Using finger snaps, tight slaps, chest thumps, foot drags, hand rubs and percussive dance steps, Crosspulse performances are designed to enchant children with an international array of rhythms, instruments and obscure musical practices. With five extraordinary artists versed in body percussion and a …

Saturday, August 25

Vân Ánh Võ & The VA’V: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Saturday, August 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Vân Ánh Võ & The VA’V: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

While Vân Ánh (Vanessa) Võ is one of Vietnam’s most celebrated traditional artists, she revels in the freedom she’s found in the various musical styles surrounding her in the Bay Area. An award-winning traditional performer and virtuoso on 16-string dan tranh (zither), she’s also an Emmy Award-winning …

Sunday, August 26

Reggae/Latin Concert: Ruckatan Latin Tribe | Union Square Live
Sunday, August 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Reggae/Latin Concert: Ruckatan Latin Tribe | Union Square Live

Sun Aug 26: 2-4pm — Ruckatan Latin Tribe (Reggae/Latin)
An ancient game…The winners experience joy, the losers are confounded. Our first move was a successful one, in that we came together from diverse backgrounds and found a common strength. That strength was meeting each other, when …

Wednesday, August 29

People in Plazas: Soulful Organ Jazz Concert | SF
Wednesday, August 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 101 California
People in Plazas: Soulful Organ Jazz 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 ...

World/Flamenco/Jazz Concert: Barrio Manouche | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
World/Flamenco/Jazz Concert: Barrio Manouche | Union Square Live

Wed Aug 29: 6-8pm — Barrio Manouche (World/Flamenco/Jazz)
Barrio Manouche is an acoustic San Francisco-Based international colective (Spain, Quebec, France, Mexico, Brasil, Colombia and California), playing music that will take you on a magical journey, frequently joined by artist from all over the globe.
The ensemble has …

Thursday, August 30

People in Plazas: Soul Concert | SF
Thursday, August 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 333 Market St.
People in Plazas: Soul 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 ...

La Patronal: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, August 30 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
La Patronal: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

Hailing from the Peruvian capital of Lima, La Patronal is a singular brass band rooted in the tradition of fiestas populares (town fairs) common in rural villages across Latin America. Direct descendants of rural musicians from Peru, the members of La Patronal combine their first-hand knowledge of …

Friday, August 31

Ka-Hon (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Friday, August 31 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Ka-Hon (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

This children’s program repeats at 12:15–12:45pm.
What’s in that box, you ask? In the hands of Ka-Hon, a gentle spring shower, a flamenco troupe, a galloping stallion and a rumba circle. Drawing on a pan-American array of rhythms, the high-energy ensemble displays the astounding versatility of the …

Saturday, September 1

Manila Disco Fever: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Saturday, September 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Manila Disco Fever: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

Disco fever wasn’t just an American epidemic. In the late 1970s, those lithe, funk-inflected bass lines, slinky keyboards and punchy horns spread around the globe, finding a particularly receptive audience in the Philippines. Manila Disco Fever celebrates the Manila Sound, a hugely popular movement that …

Sunday, September 2

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 …

Tuesday, September 4

People in Plazas: Jazz Concert | SF
Tuesday, September 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rincon Center
People in Plazas: Jazz 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 ...

Wednesday, September 5

People in Plazas: Bluegrass Concert | SF
Wednesday, September 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 525 Market St.
People in Plazas: Bluegrass 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 ...

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 …

Thursday, September 6

People in Plazas: Music of Puerto Rico Concert | SF
Thursday, September 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Transamerica Redwood Park
People in Plazas: Music of Puerto Rico 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 ...

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 …

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 …

Sunday, September 9

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Western Addition
Sunday, September 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Western Addition
"Sunday Streets" Huge Block Party | Western Addition

Sunday Streets (March – October 2018) is San Francisco’s official block party – a sorta-monthly roving neighborhood celebration and five hour street party where the streets are closed to vehicles, so pedestrians, roller skaters, bicyclists, yogis, and everyone except for cars can take over the streets for ...

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!

Tuesday, September 11

People in Plazas: Latin Concert | SF
Tuesday, September 11 – 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 ...

Poetic Tuesdays: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Tuesday, September 11 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Poetic Tuesdays: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

Lines and lyrics from Litquake Nation! Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area’s best poets and musicians share their work in the great outdoors.

Wednesday, September 12

People in Plazas: Americana Concert | SF
Wednesday, September 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 555 California
People in Plazas: Americana 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 ...

American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wednesday, September 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live

Wed September 12: 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 …

Thursday, September 13

People in Plazas: New Orleans Blues Concert | SF
Thursday, September 13 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 333 Market St.
People in Plazas: New Orleans Blues 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 ...

Sunday, September 16

2018 “Comedy Day in the Park” Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Robin Williams Meadow (Sharon Meadow)
2018 "Comedy Day in the Park" Free Festival | Golden Gate Park

If you like lounging in the park, laughing your ass off with the distant smell of pot wafting through the air, then the 38th Annual Comedy Day might be the best way for you to spend a Sunday afternoon.
The biggest single-day comedy event of the …

Traditional Hawaiian Concert: Haopinaka & Hula Dancers | Union Square Live
Sunday, September 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Traditional Hawaiian Concert: Haopinaka & Hula Dancers | Union Square Live

Sun Sept 16: 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 …

Tuesday, September 18

People in Plazas: Soul/R&B Concert | SF
Tuesday, September 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rincon Center
People in Plazas: Soul/R&B 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 ...

Wednesday, September 19

Latin Concert: The Fito Reinoso Cuban Quartet Union Square Live
Wednesday, September 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Latin Concert: The Fito Reinoso Cuban Quartet   Union Square Live

Wed Sept 19: 6-8pm — The Fito Reinoso Cuban Quartet (Latin)
A SF Bay Area favorite, Fito Reinoso is the only Cuban born sonero in the area performing a variety of styles, from son to timba to rumba and cha-cha-cha.

Sunday, September 23

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Tenderloin
Sunday, September 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Tenderloin
"Sunday Streets" Huge Block Party | Tenderloin

Sunday Streets (March – October 2018) is San Francisco’s official block party – a sorta-monthly roving neighborhood celebration and five hour street party where the streets are closed to vehicles, so pedestrians, roller skaters, bicyclists, yogis, and everyone except for cars can take over the streets for ...

Jazz/Blues Concert: Little Charlie’s Organ Grinder Swing | Union Square Live
Sunday, September 23 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Jazz/Blues Concert: Little Charlie's Organ Grinder Swing | Union Square Live

Sun Sept 23: 2-4pm — Little Charlie’s Organ Grinder Swing (Jazz/Blues)
Little Charlie’s Organ Grinder Swing plays a mix of swingin’ jazz and greasy blues that is sure to please the hippest ears. Featuring Little Charlie Baty

Wednesday, September 26

Swing/Blues/Jazz Concert: Lavay Smith & her Swingtet | Union Square Live
Wednesday, September 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing/Blues/Jazz Concert: Lavay Smith & her Swingtet | Union Square Live

Wed Sept 26: 6-8pm — Lavay Smith and her Swingtet (Swing/Blues/Jazz) – Season Finale
Lavay Smith is internationally recognized as The Queen Of Classic Jazz & Blues in the authentic style of the 1940’s and 1950’s.

Thursday, September 27

The Final $10 Thursday Night of 2018 | Asian Art Museum
The Final $10 Thursday Night of 2018 | Asian Art Museum

From February 8 through September 27, 2018, the Asian Art Museum will be open until 9pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10. You can spend an evening in their beautiful building enjoying the galleries, fun talks, lively gatherings and intimate hangs with artists.  Except ...

Thursday, October 4

Daniel Riera – Future Flutist with Electric Ensemble: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, October 4 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Daniel Riera - Future Flutist with Electric Ensemble: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

As the sonic architect of the Mission District’s prodigious, politically-charged Latin music collective Soltron, Daniel Riera often plays amidst a surging tide of percussion and brass. But for this concert the San Francisco native presents a set of new music in a stripped-down setting showcasing his compositional …

Tuesday, October 16

Poetic Tuesdays: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Tuesday, October 16 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Poetic Tuesdays: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

Lines and lyrics from Litquake Nation! Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area’s best poets and musicians share their work in the great outdoors.