With summer well underway, so are free outdoor concerts across the region. Here’s a quick roundup of some of the season’s plentiful offerings.
Tuesdays in the Plaza weekly free concerts at Healdsburg Avenne and Matheson Street, Healdsburg, are from 6 to 8 p.m. Here’s the lineup:
July 11: Wreckless Strangers (California Americana soul)
July 18: DGIIN (fusion jazz)
July 25: John Santos Sextet (Afro-Latin jazz fusion)
Aug. 1: Eddie 9V (Modern blues)
Aug. 8: Danny Click & The Hell Yeahs (Rock/Americana)
Aug. 15: Los Pinguos (Nuevo canto/Latin fusion)
Aug. 22: Free Peoples (Americana/folk rock)
Aug. 29: Guest artist to be announced
For details, visit https://www.ci.healdsburg.ca.us/335/Tuesdays-in-the-Plaza.
Festival Napa Valley presents a free chamber concert series featuring musicians from Frost School at Festival Napa Valley Blackburn Music Academy at CIA at Copia, 500 First St., Napa.
Concerts are at 11 a.m. July 9-12, July 14, July 18, July 21.
For details, visit festivalnapavalley.org.
In addition, the festival hosts the Bouchaine Young Artist (featuring child and teen musicians) and Novack Concerts for Kids series (adults must be accompanied by at least one youngster) with $3 tickets, also at Copia. The lineup includes:
July 13, 10 a.m.: Richard Howell Ensemble (saxophone jazz) Concert for Kids
July 17, 11 a.m.: Fiona & Hina Khuong-Huu (young prize-winning violinists)
July 19, 11 a.m.: Harper and Cole Randolph (cello- and viola-playing twins)
July 20, 10 a.m.: Harper and Cole Randolph Concert for Kids
July 20: noon: Lester Lynch (baritone) and Kevin Korth (piano) recital
July 22, 11 a.m.: Breshears String Quartet, featuring prize-winning siblings, ages 10 to 16: Dustin (violin), Starla (cello), Valery (violin), and Colin (viola).
Concerts on the Green on Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. are at the Novato Civic Green, 901 Sherman Ave.
July 21: Moonalice (Psychedelic soul and rock-tinged Americana)
Aug. 4: Citizen Flannel (90s alt rock tribute)
Aug. 18: Burnside (Original Americana)
Hot Amphitheater Nights on Saturdays from 5 to 7 p.m. are at Hamilton Amphitheater, 601 N. Hamilton Parkway.
July 29: Journey’s Edge (Journey tribute)
Aug. 26: Moonstruck (Dance hits)
For details, visit https://www.novato.org/Home/Components/News/News/6521/.
Summer on the Square occurs every other week, outdoors at the Oshman Family JCC’s Town Square, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
July 9, 4 p.m.: Cartoon Jazz
July 23, 4 p.m.: Sound Decision Band (classic rock)
Aug. 6, 3 p.m.: Bodner Bonanza talent show, with special guest Ruckus XL, a classic rock cover band from Fremont
For more information, visit paloaltojcc.org.
Point Richmond’s Summer Music Series runs on the second Friday of each month, through September, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. downtown Point Richmond, Park Place between West Richmond and Washington avenues.
July 14: Blü Egyptian (original bluegrass, rock, funk, Latin, ska); Barrio Manouche (Jazz, Flamenco and Latin-American)
Aug. 11: Paper Birds (cross-country pop-up band with Claudia Russell, Katie Dahl, Bruce Kaplan and Rich Higdon); Howell Devine (Delta, country, contemporary blues)
Sept. 8: Lady Bianca (gospel and R&B); Soji Sai Afrobeat (original Afrobeat)
For details, visit pointrichmondmusic.org.
Music in the Park concerts in Stafford Park, King Street and Hopkins Avenue, in Redwood City start at 6 p.m.
July 5: Pacific Vibration
July 12: Tempest
July 19: Traveling Wilburys Revue
July 28: Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums
Aug. 2: Andre Thierry
Aug. 9: Electric Rodeo
Aug. 16: Sinister Dexter
Aug. 23: Island of Black & White
Music on the Square concerts in Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City, are from 6 to 8 p.m.
June 30: Faithfully Live
July 7: Boys of Summer
July 14: The Nickel Slots
July 21: La Gente SF
July 28: Native Elements
Aug. 4: Ticket to Ride
Aug. 11: Careless Whisper
Aug. 18: Foreverland
Aug. 25: Steel N Chicago
Sept. 1: Pride & Joy
San Francisco Parks Alliance and Noise Pop’s third season of Due South, the free outdoor concert series at Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, 40 John F. Shelley Drive, in McLaren Park, runs July through October. Shows are at 2 p.m. The lineup includes:
July 29: Oakland garage rockers Shannon and the Clams, psychedelic hip hop artist James Wavey
Aug. 26: Indie-pop band Cherry Glazerr, rock band Momma (Duo), and Oakland’s genre-bending King Isis
Sept: 16: Latin indie-alternative artists Y La Bamba and Marinero; San Francisco’s Loco Bloco.
Oct. 7: Oakland-born legend Sheila E & The E-Train, Oakland singer-songwriter Satya
Reservations are suggested at https://dothebay.com/due-south.
,Golden Gate Park Bandshell‘s free, all-ages concerts are grouped by theme: singer-songwriter/folk/rock on Wednesday; jazz, soul, R&B and funk Friday happy hours; cultural and community performances on Saturdays; and reggae Sundays. Shows are in the Music Concourse at 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco.
Here’s the July lineup:
July 2,4:30 p.m.: Reggae Sundays with Irie Dole, DJ Guid8nce and guest DJ Trueverse
July 5, 4 p.m.: Don Shearer, Edelman Family Band, Country Risqué
July 7, 4:30 p.m.: No Name Quartet featuring Helen Palma
July 8, Noon to 4 p.m.: San Francisco Free Folk Fest
July 9, 4:30: Irie Dole, DJ Guid8nce and special guest DJ Nikka-T
July 12, 4 p.m.: Nother Mother Brothers, Matt Jaffe, Michael Vincent and U No Who
July 14, 4:30 p.m.: etaoin shrdlu
July 16, 4:30 p.m.; DJ Irie Dole, DJ Guid8nce and special guest DJ Ren
July 19, 4 p.m.: JimBo Trout, Dave & Ray’s Magic Record Shoppe, Jim Ocean Trio
July 21, 4:30 p.m.: Maurice Tani
July 23, 4:30 p.m.: Irie Dole, DJ Guid8nce and special guests TBA
July 26,4 p.m.: Amy Obenski, Adrian West Band, Michael Ahern
July 28, 4:30 p.m.: Tracorum (2 sets)
July 29, Noon to 4 p.m.: Humboldt County Music Showcase with Widdershins, ThunderCloud, Red Hot Shame
July 30: 4:30 p.m.: Irie Dole, DJ Guid8nceOG The DJ and Sommertime Flow
For details, visit https://sfrecpark.org/1570/Golden-Gate-Bandshell-Concerts.
Fairgrounds Live!, a free Wednesday night concert series, runs July 12 through Sept. 27 at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Old Tully Road, San Jose; enter through Gate C. The music starts with the opener at 5 p.m., followed by the headliner at 7 p.m.
July 12: Cisco Kid (War tribute)
July 19: The Houserockers (rock/funk/soul/R&B)
July 26: Neverland (rock /country /R&B covers)
Aug. 2: Country Cougars (new and classic country)
Aug. 9: Clean Slate (R&B /dance)
Aug. 16: Daze On The Green (funk / rock / country / dance)
Aug. 23: The Touch of Class Band (R&B and Motown)
Aug. 30: The Usual Suspects (classic rock)
Sept. 6: The Outlaw Mariachi (traditional mariachi /Latin rock)
Sept. 13 :The Hitmen (Latin /funk/disco/current hits)
Sept. 20 : Zebop! (Santana tribune)
Sept. 27: Adam and The Aces (dance hits)
For details, visit Fairgrounds Live – The Fairgrounds.
The city of Santa Rosa Public Art Program’s 28th annual Live at Juilliard free concert series runs Sundays from 5 to 7 p.m. in Juilliard Park, 227 Santa Rosa Ave. The lineup:
July 16: Carlitos Medrano & Sabor de mi Cuba (World Music, Cuban/Latin jazz, salsa)
July 23: The Real Sarahs (Americana)
July 30: The King Street Giants (New Orleans Jazz)
Aug. 6: Burrows and Dilbeck (R&B, pop, funk)
Aug. 13: Erica Ambrin & The Eclectic Soul Project (Soul, R&B, hip-hop)
Aug. 20: Dylan Black Project (Original blues/funk/R&B)
For details, visit SRCity.org/liveatjuilliard.
Santa Rosa’s Summer on the Square concerts start at 6 p.m. in downtown’s Courthouse Square, Fourth Street and Santa Rosa Avenue. Here’s the schedule:
June 30: The Sorentinos and The THUGZ
July 7: Dustin Saylor & Band and opener Quiet Time
July 14: Sol Horizon and opener Simoné Mosely
July 21: The Sonoma County Super Jam featuring The Pulsators and special guests
July 28: La Gente SF
For details, visit, Summer on the Square | Downtownsantarosa.
Music in Place‘s concerts at the Grinstead Amphitheater, 433 First St., on the Sonoma Plaza are at 2:30 p.m. Sundays. The lineup includes:
July 2: Chris Cain Band
July 9: Danny Caron Trio
July 23: Sandy Cressman & Homenagem Brasileira
July 30: Glen Pearson Trio
Aug. 6: Mission Blue Bluegrass Band
Aug. 13: Alpha Rhythm Kings
Aug. 20: Marina Crouse
Aug. 27: Local Edition Jazz Orchestra
Sept. 3: Brian Ho Trio
Sept. 10: Soulful Security
Sept. 24: Maurice Tani
For details, go to www.musicinplace.org/sundays-at-sonoma-plaza.html,