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. 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!

Free Music Concerts Schedule

Free Music Concerts in the San Francisco Bay Area Cities

Saturday     Sunday     Monday     Tuesday     Wednesday      Thursday

 Music on the Square Redwood City
Fridays,   6-8pm
June 7 – September 27, 2013


August 2 • 10 Piece, 60’s Soul Mash-Up Dance Party!, The Mashtones
From Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Sly and The Family Stone, Ike and Tina Turner, Martha & The Vandellas, The Isley Brothers, and many more
August 9 • Foreigner Tribute, Foreigner UnAuthorized
August 16 • Hits from the 80’s, 90’s, Love Fool
August 23 • Journey Tribute, Journey Revisited
August 30 • Santana Tribute, Caravanserai
September 6 • Reggae, Native Elements
September 13 • Michael Jackson Tribute, Foreverland
September 20 • Rockin’ Blues & Classics, The Kevin Russell Band
September 27 • Salsa, Mazacote

Santa Cruz Friday Night Music on the Boardwalk

2 shows for each band: 630 pm & 830 pm

Aug 2 Y&T “Summertime Girls”
Aug 9 War “Low Rider”
Aug 16 Foghat “Slow Ride”
Aug 23 Eddie Money “Take Me Home Tonight”
Aug 30 Papa Doo Run Run “Santa Cruz Beach Party”

Music at the Market San Jose, Sand Pedro Market
Friday, from 7 pm – 9 pm
On-going in 2013
Music each and every Friday (and sometimes on Thursday and Saturdays, too).  Fridays are being powered by San Jose Jazz.

Jazz & Blues by the Bay, Sausalito
Gabrielson Park
630 pm – 800 pm
May 31 – Aug 23, 2013

• 8/2 Band of the Golden West

• 8/9 Tom Rigney

• 8/16 Talk the Talk

• 8/23 Eugene Huggins and Friends

Concert in the Park, Pleasanton
Lions Wayside Park, Neal and 1st Steet
700 pm – 830 pm
June 7 – August 30, 2013

Evergreen Village Summer Music Nights, San Jose
Evergreen Village Square
630 pm – 830 pm
June 14th – August 23, 2013

Rockin’ The Plaza, Davnille

Blackhawk Plaza
7 pm – 830 pm
July 5 – August 23, 2013

August 2 – Zydeco Flames
A high energy Rock & Soul band 
*FREE Air Guitar
August 9 – Pride & Joy 
Dance with timeless pop/soul music 
*FREE sunglasses
August 16 – The House Rockers
Premier Zydeco band with sizzling roots rhythms 
*FREE Mardi Gras Beads
kenny metcalfAugust 23 – Elton: The Early Years
Captures 1970’s Elton John like no other tribute band 
*FREE glasses
*One gift per guest while supplies last.




Friday     Sunday     Monday     Tuesday     Wednesday      Thursday


Vasona Vibraions Los Gatos
Saturdays, from 5-7 pm
June 1st – July 27th, 2013
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.

Highlight – Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic – Zydeco Music!


San Pedro Square, San Jose
On-going in 2013
8 pm – 10 pm (except where noted)

Angel Island Live, San Francisco May – September 2013
200 pm – 430 pm
Varied Artists every Saturday & Sunday afternoon.


Sounds of the Shore Redwood City
Music by the Water, Marlin Park
500 pm – 700 pm
June 23, July 21 & August 18, 2013

Los Gatos Music in the Park Artist Line Up
Sundays, 5-7 pm
Civic Center Lawn
June 16th – August 25th, 2013

Stern Grove San Francisco
Sundays at 2:00 pm
June 16 – August 18, 2013

August 4
Shuggie Otis
The Relatives

August 11
Pink Martini
La Santa Cecilia

August 18
San Francisco Opera

Concerts in the Park, Santa Clara
Central Park Pavillion
230 pm – 400 pm
July 8 – August 19, 2013
Highlight: Sidesaddle & Co.  (8/5) Bluegrass
Classical Series – Redwood City
500 pm – 630 pm
July 21, Sept 22, 2013
Angel Island Live, San Francisco
May – September 2013
200 pm – 430 pm
Varied Artists every Saturday & Sunday afternoon.
Sunset by the Lake, Pleasant Hill
600 pm onwards
Every other Sunday, beginning May 26, 2013
Pleasant Hill City Hall, 100 Gerogory Lane
Highlight – East Bay Mudd – June 23rd

There are currently no events happening on Mondays

Flavors of Jazz, Santana Row
Various Outdoor Restaurant Patios
630 pm – 830 pm
July 2 – Aug 27, 2013
Commentary: Sadly, 50% of these are at LB Steak House, where vegetarians and vegans fear to tread. Still can’t understand the trend of opening Steak House after Steak House. Sad commentary on our society supporting unhealthy, artery-clogging food.
Friday     Saturday     Sunday     Monday     Tuesday     Thursday

Sunnyvale Music Series Sunnyvale
June 19th – August 28th, 2013

June 19 – Pacific Standard Time (70’s  funk/r&b) www.pacificstandardtime.com
June 26  – Entourage Band (r&b, funk, new school)              www.entouragetheband.com 

July  03 – Sage (old school, r&b, dance)                 www.sagemusic.com

July 10 – Rodeo House (hi-nrg country rock)   http://rodeohouse.com/fr_home.cfm

July  17 – Tortilla Soup (salsa, latin, funk)                 www.tortillasoupmusic.com

July 24 – Long Train Running (doobie bros. tribute band)  www.longtrainrunnin.com

July 31 –  Touch-N-Go  (r&b, dance) – Clyde’s Favorite FUNK R&B Band

Aug. 07 – Radio (r&b, top 40)      www.radiobandmusic.com

Aug. 14 – 2  Bands! Classic Rock Double Shot
Steel Horse (music of bon jovi) www.steelhorsemusicofbonjovi.com/
OTR (rock, 70’s to today) http://www.otrband.net/

Aug. 21 – Busta-Groove! (top 40,  dance)                  www.busta-groove.com

Aug. 28 – The  Hitman (r&b)                    www.thehitmen.com 

Summer Sounds Concerts, Oakland
City Center Plaza Stage,13th and Broadway
1200 pm – 100 pm
June 6 – August 29, 2013


Concerts in the Park, Santa Clara
Central Park Pavillion
630 PM – 800 pm

Catherine Russell @ Los Gatos – Dynamite Singer

Jazz on the Plazz – Los Gatos
Los Gatos Town Plaza
630 pm – 800 pm
June 26 – August 28, 2013

Kicks off with fantastic performer, Catherine Russell     June 23rd

Highlight: Monterey Jazz Festival Country High School All-Stars (8/21)

Music in the Park – Redwood City

cocktail monkeys

Stafford Park
6 pm – 8 pm
June 19 – August 14, 2013


August 7 • Motown
Pure Ecstasy is a Hot Band and a Class Act! From Motown, R&B, Jazz, Soul and Classic Standards, Preston Turner has assembled the Bay Area’s finest vocalists and musicians that can fulfill all of your entertainment needs.

August 14 • Rock/Soul
Jokers & Thieves play soul and funk dance grooves that keep people jumping, Jokers & Thieves also plays the new popular radio songs that fans recognize and enjoy.

Summer Concert Series, Menlo ParkFremont Park (University & Santa Cruz Avenue)
630 pm – 800 pm
June 19 – August 14, 2013

Note: June 19th – Block Party from 5 pm – 9 pm – Up Santa Cruz Avenue

The Pruneyard Music Fest – Campbell

In the back – by Hobees – Camera Theater
Wednesdays, 6 pm – 9 pm

2013- Unclear if event is happening this year.

Friday     Saturday     Sunday     Monday     Tuesday     Wednesday


Campbell Summer Concert Series, Campbell
Orchard City Green/Ainsley House; 70 N 1st Street
630 pm – 800 pm
June 20 – August 22, 2013

Highlights: Long Train Runnin’ (6/20) (Doobie Brothers Tribute), Isis and the Cold Truth (7/18) Rock & R&B, The Hitmen (8/15), 70s Funk, Disco, Latin

Summer Concert Series, Mountain View
Locations Vary – Check the website
630 pm – 800 pm
July 11 – August 9, 2013

Highlight – 8/1 – Pacific Mambo Orchestra  A 19 piece big band! Salsa, ChaCha and Merengue!

Summer Concert Series, Fremont
Central Park
600 pm – 800 pm
July 11th – Aug 15, 2013

August 1
Big Cat Tolefree New Flava Blues & Soul

August 8
East Bay Mudd Big Horn Band Playin’ R&B Hits

August 15
The Houserockers

Almaden Valley Summer Concert Series in the Park, San Jose
Graystone Park
630 pm – 800 pm
July 11 – August 1, 2013

Highlight: The Groove Kings – (8/1) Dance & Party Music

Music in the Glen, San Jose
Willow Glen Elementary School
630 pm – 830 pm
June 27 – August 8, 2013

Summer Jazz Concert Series, Palo Alto
Stanford Shopping Center btwn Nordstom and Crate and Barrel
600 pm – 730 pm
Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums
June 14 – August 16, 2013

Dayna Stephens
August 2
Internationally renowned saxophonist/composer/educator Dayna Stephens is a force to watch out for.

Mads Tolling Quartet
August 9
Mads Tolling is an internationally renowned violinist, composer and member of the Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet.

Quinn DeVeaux and the Blue Beat Review
August 16
Led by the magnetic vocalist and guitarist Quinn DeVeaux, the Blue Beat Review distills the blues, gospel, country, and soul into a funky celebration.

Yes, we have an amazing amount of Free Concerts in the San Francisco Bay Area – Fremont Free Concerts, Los Gatos Free Concerts, San Jose Free Concerts, Sunnyvale Free Concerts, Marin Free Concerts, San Francisco Free Concerts Redwood City Free Concerts, Santa Clara Free Concerts in the Park, Los Altos Free Concerts, Campbell Free Concerts Summer Music Series , Cupertino Free Concerts, Santana Row Free Concerts, Summer Music Nights, Concerts in the Park, Summer Music Series, Summer Music, Summer Concert Series, Music in the Park, Jazz on the Plazz, Rockin’ The Plaza, Free Concerts in Danville

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