What a wonderful time to be living in California or visiting! August features music festivals on the river, music fests of many genres, fests in the mountains, at the beach and all over the place. This week enjoy tiki (beach) music, jug bands, rock, accordion, jazz and the beat goes on.
PASADENA: Daydream Festival August 31, 2019, 1-11 p.m.
Brookside at the Rose Bowl
Line up: The Cure, Pixies, Deftones, Mogwai, Throwing Muses, The Joy Formidable, Chelsea Wolfe, The Twilight Sad, Emma Ruth Rundle and Kælan Mikla.
UPPER LAKE: Blue Wing Blues Festival August 31-September 2,
9550 Main St.
Upper Lake, CA
Annual outdoor blues festival under the Sycamores in the garden between the Tallman and the Blue Wing. Just as the sun sets, enjoy a gourmet BBQ dinner while listening to an opening and world-class headliner band. Tickets approx. $50 plus tax. lakecochamber.chambermaster.com
LIVERMORE: Front Porch Music Festival August 31, 2019, 1 p.m.
8 bands featured with wine and food options available.
SANTA CRUZ: Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School
August 23-31, 2019
The Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School in the northern California redwoods invites you its 30th Annual week of intensive study, recreation, and good times with people who share an interest in the music and dance traditions of Scotland.
Dry Diggings Camping and Music Festival
August 30-September 1, 2019
El Dorado Fairgrounds
$50-up approx., drydiggingsfestival.com
Line up: Slightly Stoopid | Fortunate Youth | Hirie | Josh Heinrichs | Passafire | Ballyhoo! | FIA | Kash'd Out | CRSB | Tribal Seeds | Xavier Rudd | Katchafire | Iya Terra | Bumpin Uglies | Of Good Nature | Steel Pulse | The Green | Collie Buddz | Dub Trio | Arden Park Roots
AUBURN: Ukulele Festival August 2-3, 2019
985 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
Line up: Concert with Ryo Montgomery
Concerts, small group jams. Vendors sell the latest in ukulele paraphernalia.
CARLSBAD: Carlsbad Music Festival August 2-4, 2019
St. Michael's Campus
2775 Carlsbad Blvd.
$Free to ticketed concerts 40-up, carlsbadmusicfestival.org
Dozens of FREE outdoor concerts all weekend; and a beer garden, food trucks and artisan market.
Adventurous music invades the seaside Village of Carlsbad
LINCOLN: Soul Fest August 3, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
Thunder Valley Casino Resort
1200 Athens Ave.
$50-175 approx., thundervalleyresort.com
Line up: The O'Jays | The Whispers | Loose Ends | O'Bryan | Club Nouveau.
NEVADA CITY: Jerry Bash August 3, 2019, 2-10 p.m.
Pioneer Park 421 Nimrod Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
DUNSMUIR: Pacific Crest Music Festival August 3-13, 2019.
pacificcrestmusic.com Yreka, Redding, and Dunsmuir
SANTA CRUZ: Cabrillo Music Festival July 28-August 11, 2019
307 Church St.
Santa Cruz, Ca
August 4, 2019, 1 p.m. Free Family Concert | August 8, 2019, 7 p.m. Community Night Pay What You Can | August 10, 2019, 3:30 p.m. Free Chamber Concert with Students Performing
MAMMOTH LAKES: Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza August
Mammoth Lakes, California
Annual Mammoth Bluesapalooza and Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza includes 2 days of beer tasting from 150 brews + 4 days of music. This is an outdoor venue - you can bring blankets and LOW BACKED sand chairs, no pets or outside alcohol.
Line up: Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue | Buddy Guy | Karl Denson | Charlie Musselwhite | Jimmie Vaughan | Sugaray Rayford | Emily Wolfe | Popa Chubby | Mindy Abair and The Boneshakers | Christone "Kingfish" Ingram | Southern Avenue | Kings & Associates | The Sextones | Shamarr Allen | Sal's Greenhouse | Dirty Cello | Katie Henry | Chris Pierce | Reverend Tall Tree & The Blackstrap Brothers | The Bald Eagles | Katie Knipp
FONTANA: Hard Summer Festival August 3-4, 2019
Fontana Speedway, Fontana, CA. $99-up, hardsummer.com
Line up: 12th Planet | 2¢ Craze & Four Color Zack| A-Trak B2B Yehme2 | Alison Wonderland | Amok with Will Clarke + Sian | Amtrac | Andre Power | Anna Lunoe | Anti Up | Armani White | Baynk | Benda | Black Caviar | Blanke | Blesst | Born Dirty | Cam Girl | Claude Vonstroke | Dack Janiels | Dateless B2B Lucati | Diablo | Diesel Shaquille O'Neal | Dillon Francis | DJDS | Dom Dolla | Dombresky | Dreamdoll | Droeloe | Duke Dumont | Excision B2B Nghtmre | Flosstradamus B2B 4B | Flux Pavilion B2B Netsky | G Herbo | G-Rex | Gammer | GG Magree | Ghastly | Gravedgr | Graves | GTA & Friends | Gunna | Habstrakt | Hekler | Herobust | Holy Goof | Hucci | Jessie Reyez | Jpegmafia | Juice Wrld | Justin Martin | Kaivon | Kasbo | Kayzo | Kid Cudi | Kill The Noise | Kyle Watson | Lauren Lane | Lick | Lil Mosey | Lil Tjay | Loco Dice | LP Giobbi | Madeintyo | Major Lazer | Monki | Moon Boots | Ms. Mada | Mustard | Noizu | Omnom | Ookay Live | Rick Trainor | Rl Grime | Robotaki | Sheck Wes | Shlohmo | Sosupersam | Soulja Boy | Space Jesus | Subset | Subtronics B2B Dirt Monkey | The Candy Rain | Tommy Genesis | Vnssa | What So Not | Whethan | Wuki
GARBERVILLE: Reggae on the River CANCELED FOR 2019!
French's Camp 657 North US Highway 101 reggaeontheriver.com
SAN FRANCISCO: Chantey Sing August 3, 2019, 8-11 p.m. Location: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Hyde Street Pier Fees: Free. Reservation required, by email form on website. Monthly sing-a-long aboard a historic ship. nps.gov/safr/
PETALUMA: Petaluma Music Festival August 3, 2019
175 Fairgrounds Drive
Petaluma, CA 94952
Petaluma Music Festival bands include:
Fine beers, food, merchandise, and local business vendors. Proceeds benefit the music education programs of all Petaluma area public schools.
Line up: ALO | David Nelson Band | The Mother Hips | Hot Buttered Rum | Royal Jelly Jive | Blame Sally | New Monsoon | Moonalice | The Grain | The Soul Section | Magic In The Other | The Dictator Tots | Domenic Bianco and the SoulShake | Plus more to be announced
BELDEN: For The Funk Of It Music Festival August 9-11, 2019 Belden, CA Starts at $100
CASTRO VALLEY: The First Annual Bay Area Latin Jazz Festival August 17, 10 a.m. Rowell Ranch, Castro Valley, CA Starts at $15
WOODLAND: One Love One Heart August 31, 12 p.m. Yolo County Fairgrounds, Woodland, CA Starts at $12.24
LOS ANGELES: No Major, No Problem II" networking + music festival (Host: Ramaj Eroc) Free August 23, 7 p.m. Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA Free
VISTA: Summergrass 2019 Preview August 16, 3 p.m. Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Vista, CA
VALLEY: Music in the Vineyards July 31-August 25, 2019 musicinthevineyards.org
Classical music concerts held at wineries. Sells out, but there are rehearsals you can see for free.
HOLLISTER - TRES PINOS: Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival
August 8-11, 2019
San Benito County Historical Park
Tres Pinos, CA
Tiki Oasis August 7-11, 2019
Music & Mayhem
BELDEN: For the Funk of It Music Festival August 9-11, 2019
Line up: Maxwell Friedman | Five Alarm Funk | Mojo Green & Hornmageddon | Object Heavy | Sal’s Greenhouse | Sun Hop Fat | Brooker D & the Mellow Fellows | Smokey the Groove | Rigmarole | Ten Foot Tiger | City of Trees Brass Band | George Napp | Hayez | Hop Sauce | Groove Mother | The Gold Souls | Lovebush | Hoopty | The Midnight Dip | Lo & Behold | Moody Cat | Fourth Position | Gnarfunk | Zit Zjo | The Ascenders | PC and the Sunshine Kids | UYES | DJ Rickshaw | Clayton the Chemist | Chango | PC | Silky Señor | Boa
SAN JOSE: San Jose Jazz Summer Fest August 9-11, 2019
Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park
Downtown San Jose, CA
The Summer Fest grounds encompass the heart of downtown San Jose.
Line up: Dara Tucker | Akira Tana And Otonowa | Nao Yoshioka | Urban Renewal Project | Sjz Collective Plays Mingus | Too Slim And The Taildraggers | Soj Big Band | The Family Stone | Top Shelf Big Band | Marcus Shelby Orchestra Featuring Tiffany Austin | Greg Abate Jazz Quartet With Grant Levin, David Ewell & Mike Mitchell | Dave Eshelman’s Jazz Garden Big Band 40th Anniversary | Zydeco Flames | Marquis Hill Blacktet | En Vogue | David L. Harris | Indygo Rhythm Section | Sammy Miller And The Congregation | Los Gatos-Saratoga Big Band | Lilan Kane | Natalia Ardis Quartet | Aneesa Strings | Magick Blues Band | Tanya Fitzgerald | Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble Of San Francisco | Sammy Miller And The Congregation | Dahveed Behroozi Trio | Charlie Hunter And Lucy Woodward | Mjf High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble | Emmanuel Baptist Church Praise Team | The Serenaders | Orquesta La-33 | Valley Wolf | San Jose State Of Mind | Astu | Sjz High School All Stars | Sylvia Cuenca Quartet With Jon Gordon | Dock In Absolute | Orquesta La Moderna Tradición | West Coast Blues Society Allstars | China Moses | Richard Howell Plays A Love Supreme | Mjf High School All-Star Band | Troo Moov | Domi And Jd Beck | East Side Funk | Las Chollas Peligrosas | The Suffers | San Jose Jazz Summer Camp Combo | Arsenio Rodriguez Project | Gunhild Carling | Fred Hersch | Aaron Lington Sextet Reimagines The Music Of Led Zeppelin | Rina Yamazaki Trio | Sjz High School All Stars U19s | Ames Jazz Band | Ron Scott And Friends | Greg Harris | Retro Notes | Next Gen Jam | Gregory Porter | Sons Of Kemet | La Redada | Iris Sandra Orquesta | Aki Kumar’s Bollywood Blues | Swing Solution | Ivan Lins | Kim Nalley Band With James Carter | B.Lewis (Dj Set) | The Alaya Project | Kassa Overall | Pink Martini | Legally Blue | Buyepongo | Shigeto Live Ensemble | Maggie Belle Band | Orquesta La-33 | 7th Street Big Band | The Ray Obiedo Group | Jackie Gage Tribute To Nancy Wilson | Nicole Zuraitis And Generations Of Her | Peanut Butter Wolf | Wally Schnalle Quartet Featuring Paul Hanson | Full Spectrum Big Band | Joropo Band | T Sisters | East Bay Jazz High School All-Stars | Lucy And The Long Haul | Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir | The Illiance Presents: The Roy Hargrove Mixtape | Quinn Deveaux | Manny Martinez Y La Rebeldia | Brasil Som With Masha Campagne & Ricardo Peixoto | Gail Dobson’s Vocals For Kids With The Gail Dobson Band | B.Lewis (Dj Set) | Brother Tyrone And The Mindbenders | Footnotes | Carl Allen’s Art Blakey Centennial Project | Mala Greña | Mr. Clifford’s Young Jazz All Stars | Vallimar Jansen Cathedral Gospel Singers | Graciano 4 Cuarteto | Elujay | Danilo Y Orquesta Universal | Pedro Martins And Pipoquinha | Emmet Cohen Trio And Tootie Heath | Monty Alexander And The Harlem-Kingston Express | Mads Tolling And The Mads Men | Mariachi Los Toritos | Troo Moov | Dianne Reeves | Inner Circle Jazz Orchestra | Vallimar Jansen Blues Band | Very Be Careful | Christina Galisatus | Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir | The Juju Exchange | Septeto Chappotin | The Lyratones | Christoph Irniger: Pilgrim | Connie Han Trio | Amy D. | Veronica Swift Featuring The Emmet Cohen Trio | Synchronicity | The O’jays | Shamarr Allen And The Underdawgs | Gilberto Rodriguez Y Los Intocables | The Changing Same Closing Session | Gabriel Gonzalez & La Verdad | Elio Villafranca: Cinque | Graciano 4 Cuarteto | Pedro Martins And Pipoquinha | South Bay Big Band
Beach Jazz Festival August
Great line up of acts, , VIP options, too. Held at the beautiful Rainbow Lagoon, Shoreline Park, this event offers room to roam, vendors galore and jazz, oh yea!
Line up: Brian Culbertson | Arturo Sandoval | Norman Brown | Poncho Sanchez | Eric Benet | Michael Lington | Paul Taylor | Vincent Ingala | David P Stevens
SAN FRANCISCO: Outside Lands August 9-11, 2019 in Golden Gate Park.
Line up: Twenty One Pilots | The Lumineers | blink-182 | Lil Wayne | Counting Crows | Flying Lotus 3D | The Neighbourhood | Lauren Daigle | San Holo | Yaeji | Masego | Aurora | Luttrell | The California Honeydrops | Cautious Clay | halfalive | The Marías | Brasstracks | P-Lo | Taylor Bennett | Miya Folick | Grateful Shred | Boyfriend | Rainbow Girls | The Seshen | The House by Heineken | SNBRN | Wax Motif | Devault | Andy P | Starfari | The Barbary | Tony Danza: Standards & Stories | Jimmy O. Yang | Dulce Sloan | Alyssa Edwards | Red Room Orchestra Play The Music Of The Big Lebowski | Nore Davis | Nori Reed | Cocktail Magic | ZEBUEL | Jon Armstrong | Monster Rally | Saturday, August 10th | Childish Gambino | Flume | Hozier | RL Grime | Ella Mai | Alina Baraz | Santigold | Better Oblivion Community Center | Big Wild | Edie Brickell & New Bohemians | Wallows | Phosphorescent | Tierra Whack | NoMBe | Justin Martin | Bea Miller | shallou | CupCakKe | Caamp | Still Woozy | Allblack | Delacey | Altın Gün | Amo Amo | Fatai | The House By Heineken | GoldFish Live | J. Worra | Nick Monaco | As You Like It | Groove Well DJs | The Barbary | Mike Birbiglia | JIMMY O. YANG | Dulce Sloan | Ramy Youssef | Rhea Butcher | Tiny Meat Gang Live W/ Cody Ko & Noel Miller | Nore Davis | Nori Reed | Cocktail Magic | Monster Rally | Jon Armstrong | Amo Amo | Sunday, August 11th | Paul Simon | Kygo | Anderson Paak & The Free Nationals | Leon Bridges | Kacey Musgraves | Mavis Staples | Bebe Rexha | Sheck Wes | Toro y Moi | Denzel Curry | Bob Moses | Judah & The Lion | DJ Koze | Nahko and Medicine for the People | Dean Lewis | Cherry Glazerr | Weyes Blood | PJ Morton | The Funk Hunters | MorMor | SYML | Leven Kali | Alex Lahey | Jupiter & Okwess | Sandy's | The House By Heineken | Santé | Andre Power (Soulection) | Sasha Marie (Soulection) | DJ Lazyboy | Motion Potion | JUSTIN WAVES | The Barbary | Puddles Pity Party | Voyage To The Stars Live! With Colton Dunn, Felicia Day, and Janet Varney | Off Book, The Improvised Musical with Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino | Cocktail Magic | Zebuel | Jon Armstrong | Black Taffy
LOS ANGELES: Chinatown Summer Nights Festival August 10, 2019,
5 p.m.-12 a.m.
August 10-11, 2019
Roaring Camp Railroads
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free admission, $parking fee
The annual Saw Contest, the longest running saw contest in the world, will crown its champion
PERRIS: Michelada Rumble August 17, 2019, 3-8 p.m.
Lake Perris Fairgrounds
18700 Lake Perris Drive
Line up: Trinere | Lighter Shade of Brown| Trish Toledo | Karol Posadas
Enjoy live performances, watch lucha libre wrestling, car show, mariachi and folklorico dancing, food vendors, and sip on your favorite micheladas!
17-18, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
60 W Cotati Ave.
Nonstop accordion music in this 21st annual event held at La Plaza Park.
Cost: $17-29 approx. cotatifest.com
Line up: The Golden State Accordion | Rene Sevieri | Gary Blair | Creme Brulee | The Great Morgani | Corky Bennett | Honorary Director Sheri Mignano Crawford | Lady of Spain-A-Ring | Cory Pestaturo and Pietro Adragna | Anais Bessieres | The Great Morgani | the Mad Maggies | La Agencia | En Canto with Jamie Maschler | The Bellow Shakes | Andre Thierry | The Golden State Accordion | Big Lou’s Dance Party | Sourdough Slim & Robert Armstrong | Ginny Mac | Dona Francisca | Cory Pesaturo | Amber Lee Baker | Zla Vila | Penny Opry | The Bellow Shakes | Junk Parlor | Skyler Fell & Sun Dog Star | Led Tzedik | Diana Strong & Wind Weavers | Big Lou | Art Peterson & Laurie Miller | Nathan & Jessie | Creosote | Miss Moonshine | Intuitive Compass | Duckmandu | Wild Catahoulas | Jim Gilman | The Steve Balich Band | Les Amis Zydeco | Friar Tucks Zydeco | Mark St. Mary | MotorDude Zydeco
LOS ANGELES: K-Con Concerts August 17-18, 2019
Los Angeles, CA
Line up: AB6IX | Chung Ha | fromis_9 | Ateez | Iz*One | Itzy | Loona | Mamamoo | Momoland | N.Flying | Nu'est | Seventeen | Oneus | Stray Kids | SF9 | Verivery
SAN CLEMENTE: San Clemente Fiesta Music Street Festival August
11, 2019, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
100-200 blocks Avenida del Mar
San Clemente, CA
Line up: Kelly Rae Band | Groove Kitty 80s
| Wigs & Ties | Born on the Bayou | OC British Invaders | Underhanded | The Nigels | Papermoon Gypsys
SAN MATEO: Aloha Festival, August 10-11, 2019
Hula, Polynesian dance performances, music, Hawaiian art and souvenirs, food. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
San Mateo Event Center
1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo, CA
Free, $ parking, pica-org.org
Line up: OPU | Leomele | Halau O Pi'ilani | Mana | Nemenzo | Manuia | Kanikapila O Pu'uwai | Keolalaulani Halau 'Olapa Olaka | Na Leo Pumehana | Hinalei's Dance Company | Mango Kingz | O Hina'aro Nui | Aunty Esther with Kumu Renee’s hālau | Hui Hula o na Pu'u ika Noe | Na Hoaloha w/Halau Kaiaulu | Kalae Miles-Davis | Legacies of the Pacific | Pomaika'i | Halau Hula Na Pua O Ka Laakea | Merahi O Tehani | Hawaiian Royalty Music | Academy of Hawaiian Arts | Halau Hula 'o ku'uleinani | Ho'omana | Da Island Way
ECHO PARK (LOS ANGELES): Echo Park Rising August 15-18, 2019
free admission festival of music, food and fun
Sunset Blvd. (between Sutherland & Rosemont)
Los Angeles, CA
Echo Park Rising is FREE for all
TUOLUMNE: River Ranch Music Festival August Aug 16-17, 2019
River Ranch Campground
20900 Fish Hatchery Road
Tuolumne, CA 95383
$50-60 Weekend, facebook.com/RiverRanchMusicFestival
$30 Day Pass
Camp in the beautiful Stanislaus National Forest. Live Music, DJ's, Dancers, Vendors, Swimming, Camping for All Ages.
Line up: Alma Melodiosa | The Hot Dark Shotgun | Brothers Strong | Pacific Lung | Dandelion Massacre | Clan Dyken | Rattle Can | Bravo TK Skeez | Nava Watson & Willis | Sol Riddim | Felicity | Oceansong | Tarantula | Oscar Goldman | Ras&Nick | Cali Rebelz | Gary Souza | Keith Burrows | Magik Plan | Downgrade | Raksarabika | Green Machine | DJs Rob I & Pirate Mundo
VISTA: Summergass Bluegrass Music Festival August 16-18, 2019
Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum
2040 N. Santa Fe Avenue
Bluegrass bands, workshops Impromptu jam sessions Vendors A raffle Special kid's activities Tasty food Plenty of onsite dry camping And more! Line up: The Grascals | David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition | High Fidelity | The Old Blue Band with Chris Cerna & The Bluegrass Republic | Sheri Lee & Blue Heart | Front Porch Music Preservation Society | Prairie Sky | Vulcan Mountain Boys | LeRoy Mack & Gloryland | MohaviSoul | Tom Cunningham Band
BRISBANE: Star City Music Festival
August 17, 2019, 11 a.m. - Dusk.
Location: Brisbane Community Park, Old County Rd. at San Francisco Street
$25-up, starcityfestival.com | brisbaneca.gov
Line up: The Stone Foxes | Dead Winter Carpenters | Diggin' Dirt | Eric McFadden & the Star City Allstars
Gravenstein Apple Fair
August 17-18, 2019
Line up: Batacha | Sourdough Slim Duo | Solid Air | Blue Summit Band | Burnside | Bicicletas Por La Paz | Ali & Warren Mann | Midtown Social | Love Choir | French Oak Gypsy Band | Sons of the Soul Revivers | Twang Ditty | Gator Nation | FulaMuse
BLUE JAY: Jazz Festival in San Bernardino Mountains August 22-24, 2019
GARDEN GROVE: Elvis Festival August 25, 2019, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Historic Main Street between Garden Grove Blvd. and Acacia Parkway
12911 Main Street for mapping
Garden Grove, CA
Free parking at Coastline College and Concorde University lots off of Acacia Parkway and Garden Grove Blvd
West End Celebration August 23-25,
Ortiz & Hickory St.
Sand City, CA
Free admission Sat. & Sun. Headliner Michael Nesmith & First National Band
MAMMOTH LAKES: Mammoth Rocks August 22-24, 2019
Line up: David Victor (Boston) | In the Led | Sax 5th Avenue | Journey Revisited | Black Sunshine / Matt Reardon | Fooz Fighters | Fan Halen
EMERYVILLE: Jazz in the Park August 19, 2019, 3-5 p.m.
Features Junius Courtney Big Band
Doyle Hollis Park, emeryville.org
SANTA CRUZ: Tequila & Taco Music Festival August 24-25, 2019
San Loreno Park
Santa Cruz, CA
GROVER BEACH: Stone Soup Music Faire August 24-25, 2019
grover.org | aggbchamber.org
Stone Soup Music Festival Street Faire offers live music, vendor booths, and international foods.
ANAHEIM: House of Blues Sunday Gospel Brunch
House of Blues Anaheim at GardenWalk
400 West Disney Way
Suite 337, Anaheim, CA
Southern inspired brunch dishes and carving and omelet stations along with an electrifying gospel show which last between 90 minutes and 2 hours.
SAN FRANCISCO: Sea Music Festival
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