Every city, it seems, in the SF Bay Area has free weekly concerts. Does it get better than this? 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

Free Concerts in the San Francisco Bay Area Cities


Music on the Square Redwood City – RWC
Fridays,   6-8pm
June 1 – September 28, 2012

wonderbread 5

June 22 • Ultimate Party Band
Wonderbread 5
For over a decade, the unstoppable, Bay Area based, phenomenom known as theWonder Bread 5
have been thrilling audiences, and exceeding concert goer’s expectations around the globe.
Wonderbread 5 covers everything from Motown to Bean-Town and back again.
They are a full service party posse and an unstoppable, international rock and roll party machine.
Don’t miss this electric performance!

Bella Donna
July 13  Tribute to Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks
Bella Donna
Bella Donna is the Critically acclaimed, Hauntingly Familiar tribute to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac.
Based in Los Angeles and formed in 2002, the 7 piece show has toured throughout the USA performing
hundreds of shows. Bella Donna was awarded the highest honor when Stevie Nicks met Singer Michelle Tyler
after a show and complimented the band.
Super DiamondJuly 20  Neil Diamond Tribute
Super Diamond
When your parents popped in a Neil Diamond tape on repeat during long interstate road trips, you reluctantly sang along. Never thought you’d turn out to be a Diamond fan now, right? But singing along to “Sweet Caroline” and “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show” is so addictive now, you’d do anything to see Neil on stage. A band out of San Francisco can put a rest to that Diamond thirst. Super Diamond delivers a high-octane Diamond tribute show that rocks!
Watch the Video…


Santa Cruz Friday Night Music on the Boardwalk SC

2 shows for each band: 630 pm & 830 pm
June 15 – August 31, 2012


August 17, 2012

Instantly recognizable, The FIXX sound is unmistakably unique and stands out among the thousands of artists filling the airwaves. Songs such as “One Thing Leads To Another”, “Red Skies” and “Saved By Zero” remain everyday staples on the playlists of rock, Hot AC and alternative radio stations that continue to break new acts inspired by the era that The FIXX helped to define.

Music at the Market San Jose
Fridays, from 7 pm – 9 pm
May 25th – June 22nd, 2012

Music each and every Friday (and sometimes on Thursday and Saturdays, too).  Fridays are being powered by San Jose Jazz.


Vasona Vibraions Los Gatos
Saturdays, from 5-7 pm
June 2nd – July 28th, 2012
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.

Classical Series – Redwood City
600 pm – 800 pm
Opera San Jose


Sounds of the Shore Redwood City
Music by the Water
500 pm – 700 pm
June 24, July 22 & August 12, 2012

Los Gatos Music in the Park Artist Line Up
Sundays, 5-7 pm
June 17 th – August 26th, 2012

Behind The Scenes

August 26thPete Escovedo

Stern Grove San Francisco
Sundays at 2:00 pm
June 24 – August 26, 2012
Anita Baker
June 24th – Glide Ensemble, The Family Stone, and Anita Baker
Concerts in the Park, Santa Clara
Central Park Pavillion
230 pm – 430 pm
June 20th – August 19, 2012
Downtown Jazz – Redwood City
600 pm – 800 pm
June 18 – August 6, 2012

Sunnyvale Music Series Sunnyvale
Wednesdays,   5:30pm-8:30pm
June 20th – August 29th, 2012

July 11th – Classic Rock Double Shot – 2 Bands! Long Train Running – (Doobie Brothers Cover Band!)
The Shanks (classic rock)

The Pruneyard Music Fest – Campbell
In the back – by Hobees – Camera Theater
Wednesdays, 6 pm – 9 pm
June 27th – July 25, 2012

Highlight: July 25th – Foreverland – Michael Jackson Tribute Band

Jazz on the Plazz – Los Gatos
Los Gatos Town Plaza
630 pm – 800 pm
June 20 – August 29, 2012


2012 Campbell Summer Concert Series, Campbell
Orchard City Green; 70 N 1st Street
630 pm – 800 pm
June 21 – August 23, 2012

Summer Concert Series, Mountain View
Locations Vary – Check the website
630 pm – 800 pm
July 12 – August 23, 2012

Highlights – 8/2 Santana Tribute Band (Caranarai), 8/23 Doobie Brothers Tribute Band (Long Train Runnin’)

Summer Concert Series, Cupertino
Memorial Park Amphitheater
630 pm – 800 pm
June 7th – July 18th, 2012

Sample – Free Concert Schedule

Probably the biggest names in all the Free Concert Series – The Santa Cruz Friday Night Music

2012 Concert Season Line Up

June 15 Warrant “Cherry Pie”
June 22 Berlin “Take My Breath Away”
June 29 Blue Oyster Cult “Don’t Fear The Reaper”
July 6 The Tubes “She’s A Beauty”
July 13 Modern English “Melt With You”
July 20 Great White “Once Bitten, Twice Shy”
July 27 A Flock of Seagulls
with special guest Animotion
“I Ran”
Aug 3 Santana Original Lead Singer Gregg Rolie “Black Magic Woman”
Aug 10 John Waite “Missing You”
Aug 17 The FIXX “One Thing Leads to Another”
Aug 24 Eddie Money “Take Me Home Tonight”
Aug 31 Papa Doo Run Run “Santa Cruz Beach Party”
Free Movies in the San Francisco Bay Area Cities 2012

San Jose – Downtown Movies  – Wednesdays

Pre-show fun starts at 7 p.m. (except for the Zombie-O-Rama).  Movies begin at dusk.  BYOC (or B) – Bring Your own Chair or Blanket (high-backed chairs are OK).  Stop by a restaurant and pick up your food “to go” of course.  Beer and wine need to be purchased on site.

Movies on the Square – Redwood City  – Thursdays

Courthouse Square in Redwood City o
Thursdays Nights as the sun goes down.

June 7: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

June 14: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

June 21: The Muppets

June 28: G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra

July 5: We Bought a Zoo

July 12: That Thing You Do

July 19: The Karate Kid

July 26: The Lion King

Aug. 2: Hugo

Aug. 9: The Great Outdoors

Aug. 16: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Aug. 23: The Goonies

Aug. 30: Citizen Kane

Starts July 12th, Thursday, when sun goes down

Movies begin at nightfall (sorry, no specific time can be posted due to night darkness comes at different times.)

Enjoy a FREE outdoor movie along side the beautiful waterfront in Jack London Square. Movies are shown at the Jack London Market Lawn. Come early and play trivia games or grab some fun picnic bites or purchase a beverage from the East Bay Bike Coalition. Bike to the movies and receive a free gift.

Make it a night of dinner and a movie by making dinner reservations at your favorite Jack London Square restaurant: http://www.jacklondonsquare.com/dine.php

Summer Outdoor Movie Nights – Mountain View – Fridays

Fridays, 8:30pm; free

July 13: Kung-Fu Panda 2 at Cuesta Park

July 20: Puss in Boots at Chisman Park

July 27: The Incredibles at Eagle Park

Aug. 3: The Muppets at Stevenson Park

Aug. 10: Cars 2 at Sylvan Park

Aug. 17: Happy Feet 2 at Rengstorff Park

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