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’s Festival Live! Concert Series features numerous free and low-cost chamber music performances in July. (Courtesy Festival Napa Valley)  


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).  

For more information, visit https://festivalnapavalley.org/programs/bouchaine-young artist-series/ or https://festivalnapavalley.org/education/novack-concerts-for-kids/

Psychedelic soulful rockers Moonalice play a Novato Concerts on the Green on July 21. (Courtesy Bob Minkin Photography)  


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) 

Paper Birds, a folk group with Bruce Kaplan, Claudia Russell, Katie Dahl and Rich Higdon, plays in Point Richmond on Aug. 11 on a bill with Howell Devine. (Courtesy Paper Birds)

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.  

Andre Thierry plays on Aug. 2 in Redwood City’s Stafford Park. (Courtesy Andre Thierry)

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 

Visit https://www.redwoodcity.org/musicinthepark.

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 

Foreverland, a Michael Jackson tribute group, appears in Redwood City’s Courthouse Square on Aug. 18. (Courtesy Foreverland)  

Aug. 25: Steel N Chicago 
Sept. 1: Pride & Joy 

Visit https://www.redwoodcity.org/musiconthesquare


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. 

Maurice Tani plays the Golden Gate Park Bandshell on July 21 and the Sonoma Plaza on Sept. 24. (Courtesy Little Village)  

,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: 

Pianist Glen Pearson appears with his trio on July 30 in Sonoma. (Courtesy Timothy Bryan Burgess)  

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,