Festival / Arts Festival
The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival celebrates arts and culture with free community programming that seeks to enhance ... moreYerba Buena Gardens
772 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
San Francisco's edition of the Mad Decent Block Party 2014 is bringing the beats with Cashmere Cat, Dillon ... moreGreek Theatre (Berkeley, CA)
Hearst Avenue & Gayley Road
Berkeley, CA 94720
Music fans and philanthropists rock out for a cause at the annual B.R. Cohn Fall Music Festival. Held on September ... moreB.R. Cohn WInery (Glen Ellen, CA) 15000 Sonoma Highway
Arts Festival / Wine Festival
People from all over the San Francisco Bay celebrate community, wine, and the arts at the annual Lafayette Art ... moreDowntown Lafayette (Lafayette, CA) Lafayette, CA 94549
Music Festival / Concert
Trombone Shorty is the stage name of Troy Andrews, a trombone and trumpet player born in New Orleans in 1986. A ... moreJohnson's Beach (Guerneville, CA) 16241 First Street
Music Festival / Party
EDM fans gear up for one of the biggest dance parties of the year at the annual Beyond Wonderland Bay Area ... moreShoreline Amphitheatre (Mountain View, CA)
1 Amphitheatre Pkwy
Mountain View, CA 94043
Wine fanatics gear up for the 2014 Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival. Held annually in September, the Valley ... moreSonoma Plaza (Sonoma, CA) 2 West Spain Street
Blues fans get down to the soulful sounds of the annual Bay Area Blues Festival (formerly the Polk Street Blues ... moreDowntown Martinez (Martinez, CA)
Martinez, CA 94553
Music fans and philanthropists rock out for a great cause at the annual Earle Fest. Held in September, the 2014 Earle Fest takes place at the Earle Baum Center of the Blind in Santa Rosa, CA. Earle Fest, or EarleFest ... moreEarle Baum Center of the Blind (Santa Rosa, CA) 4539 Occidental Road
Concert / Expo / Music Festival
Normally held for five-to-six days at the end of September and running into October, Oracle OpenWorld is a massive tech gathering for Oracle devotees in San Francisco, but it also plays host to a stellar concert series ... moreThroughout the city
Several music festivals in San Francisco may still be in their infancy, but they are growing exponentially and beginning to draw wow-inducing, boogy-down names. The venues highlight some of the city’s best spots, from the Pacific shore to Treasure Island.
The warming weather woos music revelers outdoors, where most alfresco music lovers attend Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park, an annual 3-day festival featuring huge names and equally huge (and rowdy) crowds. Other outdoor events run the gamut from a late-May electronic rave in McCovey Cove parking lot called “I Love This City” to the unplugged, pedal-powered Bicycle Music Festival on the summer solstice.
Now fear not, you hungry hippos of the music scene – there’s also a few SF music festivals that’ll quench your thirst for tremendous tunes year-round. NoisePop features up-and-coming rockers at venues all over the city, while Sea of Dreams is the place to get your freak on and expand your world-music horizons on New Year’s Eve. And if you’re looking for a thigh-slapping good time, you can head over to the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, an October staple.
San Francisco music festivals are also some of the best places to taste the local offerings of cuisine, libations, and mind-bending art. So be sure to take a break from your ass-shaking center stage to check it out.