Free Movies & Concerts San Francisco Bay Area

Every city, it seems, in the SF Bay Area has free weekly concerts. Does it get better than this? Each month, I’ll post my list of the next 2 months of free concerts and free movies, my selection and any new venues I find (from your suggestions, I’m sure). Below you will find a random list of cities offering free concerts and free movies. If you’re playing in one of these bands, feel free to post your site here and let us know about your band. If you know of another city offering free concerts, post it here and I’ll update my list!

Concert & Movie Schedule


Music on the Square Redwood City – RWC
Fridays,   6-8pm
May 27th – October 7th, 2011

July 8th Aja Vu Steely Dan Cover Ban

Santa Cruz Friday Night Music on the Boardwalk SC

2 shows for each band: 630 pm & 830 pm
June 17th – Sept 7th

July 29th – Edgar Winter Band

Sausalito Jazz and Blues by the Bay SA
Fridays, 630 pm – 800 pm
June 3rd – August 26, 2011


Vasona Vibraions Los Gatos, Vas
Saturdays, from 5-7 pm
June 4th – July 30th
Vasona Lake County Park 333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, (408)354-2608

On the lawn near the Ranger Office, and just down the hill from the pedestrian entrance at University Ave and Pepper Tree Lane.

July 9th –  Red Hot Chachkas – klezmer fusion: the next generation of Jewish music









Twilight Concert Series, Palo Alto PA
Saturday, 630 pm – 830 pm
July 2nd – August 20th


Los Gatos Music in the Park Artist Line Up LGP
Sundays, 5-7 pm
June 19th – August 28th, 2011

Stern Grove San Francisco SG
Sundays at 2:00 pm
June 19 – August 21, 2011
August 17th – Aaron Neville

Sunnyvale Music Series Svl
Wednesdays,   5:30pm-8:30pm
June 22nd – August 31st, 2011

Starlight Cinema’s Outdoor Movie Nights – San Jose 11 Free Movies
700 pm
June 8th – August 31st, 2011


San Jose Music in the Park SJ

Thursdays,  5:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Plaza de Cesar Chavez (Market Street between San Fernando and San Carlos streets)
June 2nd – Aug 25th, 2011

July 7th – Led Zepagain – Led Zeppelin Tribute Band









Sounds of the Shore RC
600 pm  – 800 pm
June 23rd – August 11th, 2011 (3 shows)

Waterfront Flicks in Jack London Square, Oakland OAK
Time: Sundown
July 7th – September 29, 2011

Sample – Free Concert Schedule

Probably the biggest names in all the Free Concert Series – The Santa Cruz Friday Night Music – Here’s their line up:

June 17 STARSHIP starring MICKEY THOMAS “We Built This City”
June 24 ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS “The House of the Rising Sun”
July 1 THE FAMILY STONE “Thank You”
July 8 GREAT WHITE “Once Bitten, Twice Shy”
July 15 LOVERBOY “Working for the Weekend”
July 22 AVERAGE WHITE BAND “Pick Up The Pieces”
Aug 5 GIN BLOSSOMS “Hey Jealousy”
Aug 12 BERLIN featuring TERRI NUNN “Take My Breath Away”
Aug 19 SANTANA original lead singer GREGG ROLIE “Black Magic Woman”
Aug 26 EDDIE MONEY “Take Me Home Tonight”