California Music Festivals


California Music Festivals in July


ARCATA: Humboldt Folklife Festival July 12-19, 2014. The Folklife Festival spans one week with all venues in Blue Lake, save for Friday's night gig in Arcata, and includes the free day-long finale on Saturday. The most musical week of the year is a showcase of local musicians. July 12 - Kick-Off July 13 - Annie And Mary Day July 14 - Songwriter Night July 15 - Jazz Night July 16 - Old Fashion Country Night July 17 - Outlaw Country Night July 18 - Barn Dance @ Arcata Vets Hall July 19 - All Day Free Fest In Blue Lake: Dell'Arte is at 1st & H streets; Perigot Park is at 312 South Railroad Ave.

HAYWARD: Oakland Jazz Festival, July 19, 2014, 12Noon at Cal State University-East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward, California. Oakland Jazz Festival lineup is: Vocalist Chaka Khan | Love & Soul Tour with Norman Brown, Jonathan Butler & Alex Bugnon | Vocalist Jeffrey Osbourne | Mike Phillips | Oakland Eastside All-Star Ensemble | Anthony Blea.

MAMMOTH: Mammoth Jazz July 16-20, 2014
Blazing Banjoes, Blues Street Band, Tom Rigney, Ragtime, Blues, Jazz and Soul are all served tasty hot at this mountain resort musical feast.
Big Band led by Bill Allred, Bill Allred's Classic Jazz Band, Blue Renditions, Blue Street Jazz Band, Cornet Chop Suey, Gator Nation Band, Good Livin', Ivory & Gold, High Street, Jazz Camp Youth Band, Midiri Brothers Sextet, The Professors, Scott Martin Latin Soul Jazz, Side Street Strutters, Temple of Folly with Yve Evans, Tom Hook & friends, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Stratusphunk, Yve Evans & Company. Pass $145 approx.

NORTH TRINITY LAKE: Trinity Lake Wine and Jazz Fest July 19, 2014, 3-7 p.m. Wine tasting, art, appetizer tasting and judging, food, and Jazz on the third Saturday in July in Trinity Center, California. Wine Tasting Appetizer Cookoff tasting Amazing artists Live Jazz Complementary Lake Fest wine glass with tasting: Tasting kits cost $25 and include 8 tickets for tasting cookoff appetizers, 3 Crowd Favorite voting tickets, and tasting wine glass to the first 300. Appetizer tasting $15. Round-trip shuttle bus ticket from Weaverville to the Fest $10. Wine and Food Tasting: Alpen Cellars, Burnsini Vineyards, Dakaro Cellars, Dogwood Estate Winery, Frog Alley Cellars, One Maple Winery and Mount Tehama Winery. Live Jazz, Local Artisans, Craft beers, At the Fest, you can purchase some of our favorite local craft beers - Eel River Brewing and Lost Coast - in addition to other crowd favorites. The Weaverville's E. Clampus Vitus Trinitarianus Chapter 62 (The Clampers)returns to serve up BBQ sandwiches.

OCEANSIDE: Summersun Fest July 19, 2014
Summersun Fest 200 North of the Strand Oceanside, CA 92054 Time: 2-10 p.m. Price: $25 Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater. Oceanside's premiere music, green and arts festival. Featuring an eclectic lineup of funky DJs, local jams and legendary reggae sounds, everything we love about summer is embraced by the true spirit of Oceanside's beach culture. 2014 Lineup includes The Wailers, Upfull Rising, Loose Nutts, Mikey Lion, Nico Luminous, Summersun Fest is for those 18 and older.

OROVILLE: Rock Reggae July 19-20, 2014
Reggae music is the primary genre of this festival which features world music, roots and plenty of Bob Marley's righteous music. The founders of the festival are sons of Bob Marley and Ras benji. Line up so far includes Stephen Marley, Kymani Marley, Ras Michael, HR and the Bad Brains, Joe Mercer Marley, Ifa Journey, Iqulah, Blaize1 and the Pyrex Band, Curtis Young, Jah Mikey One Sound, Zion Roots Sound, Jah Yzer Sound, Stay Positive Sound and more to be added! Time: 11am-11:30pm Location: River Reflections, 4360 Pacific Heights Rd Oroville, California (530) 353-9925 Price Range $30-50

PLEASANT HILL: July 19 5th Annual Blues & Brews Festival July 19, 2014 at Pleasant Hill Park, Pleasant Hill Park 147 Gregory Lane Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 6 p.m. Saturday's Free music featuring JB and DEM Revue (All Star Bay Area Funk Band) Frankie G. and the Conviction, Jinx Jones and the Kingtones, Caroompas Room, Loose Blues

PICO RIVERA: Colombian Festival, Sunday, July 20, 2014, 10 a.m. Biggest South American festival on the West Coast. On the main stage enjoy live entertainment from many local tropical and Latin bands as well as International talent, plus electronic dance stage. Location: Pico Rivera Sports Arena, 11003 E. Rooks Rd., Pico Rivera, CA. Ticket: $25 up.

PIERCY: Northern Nights Music Festival, July 18-20, 2014. Bands include Beats Antique, Justin Martin, Zion-I, Odesza, Viceroy, Giraffage, The Floozies, Mr. Carmack, Plastic Plates, Eprom, Christian Martin, Kingdom, Two Fresh, Ana Sia, Egyptrixx, Nastynasty, Lindsay Lowend, Made In Heights, Danny Corn, Deejay Theory, Sabo, Pumpkin, Lafa Taylor, Shawna, Kawehi, Jobot, J Boogie, Paul Devro, Aaron Axelsen, Dj Dials, Dov, Hypha, 8th Grader, Traviswild, Ryan Herr, Oro11, Jsun, Luck & Lana with Dj Nykon (Luckyiam Of Living Legends) + Many More. Call: (707) 659-6001 Location: Cook's Valley Campground, Cooks Valley Campgrounds, California. Prices: $140 up. Camping is add-on.

SAN DIEGO: Pride Music Festival July 19, 2014, 12 Noon. Location: Balboa Park's Marston Point. San Diego Pride's famous Music Festival includes multiple stages of entertainment, more than 200 musicians, bands, comedy and dance performers, 300 participating vendor booths, an art exhibit, cultural presentations, and great food! Highlights include: 9 entertainment Zones, Beverage Gardens, Cool Zone for those 55+, Leather Realm, Wedding Expo, Art of Pride (LGBT local artists), Youth Zone, Children's Garden, and over 300 vendors. Location: El Prado & Balboa Drive, San Diego, Ca. Ticket $20 on

ST. HELENA: July 19 Freemark Abbey Bluegrass Festival. presented by the Freemark Abbey Winery with the help of Paul Knight. Schedule: Noon Open Jam Session 1:15pm Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players 2:30 Molly Tuttle & John Mailander 3:45 The Faultliners 5 p.m. Peter Rowan Food & Drink served 1-4 p.m. Festival ends at 6 p.m. 3022 St. Helena Highway North St. Helena, CA. Call: (800) 963-9698,

TAHOE VISTA: Bass Camp Festival July 19, 2014, 11 a.m. North Tahoe Regional Park, 6600 Donner Road, Tahoe Vista, Calif. $40 up. Annual Bass Camp Festival featuring DJ/Producers Datsik, Infected Mushroom (Live), Candyland, Kill Paris, MartyParty from PANTyRAID, Flinch, Fiasko Daniels, Hit Mechaniks, and special guests Dancetronauts providing the second stage party, and a host of regional DJ's from Northern California and Northern Nevada. This 12-hour all-day EDM festival will open doors at 11a, and the party continue all-day, all-night ending at 11p in the beautiful North Tahoe Regional Park on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe in Tahoe Vista, CA. No chairs (blankets are okay). No outside F&B. Full Food and Beverage concessions available on-site. Empty water bottles okay. Empty Camelbaks okay. Complimentary drinking water provided. Small backpacks okay (nothing bigger than 22″ bag). Contents checked at festival entrance. *All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Talent includes Datsik, Infected Mushroom (Live), Candyland, Kill Paris, Martyparty From Pantyraid, Flinch, Fiasko Daniels, Hit Mechaniks, And Special Guests Dancetronauts. Location:

ENCINITAS: The iPalpiti Festival returns to Encinitas July 10-13, 2014!

FOLSOM: Americana Music Festival, July 11-12, Nicholson Music Co, Folsom.

GRASS VALLEY: California Worldfest, July 12 - 13, 2014 Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Held under the cool, tall pines of the Sierra Foothills featues 8 stages of music from around the world, camping with family and friends, workshops, international food, fine crafts, and the renowned children's program. Price: Free

HAYWARD: Hayward-Russell City Blues Festival July 12 - 13, 2014, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Performers include Grady Champion, Billy Branch, Tail Dragger, Bird Legg, Alabama Mike. Location: Hayward City Hall Plaza Hayward, CA

LEGGETT: TOP Festival, July 12, 2014. Tan Oak Park, Leggett. Poor Man's Whiskey, Rumpke, Mountain Boys, Dusty Green, Bones Band, Dirt Floor Band, Tempest. $35 ticket. 58974 North Highway 101 Leggett, California 95585 707-984-6206.

LONG BEACH: Horton's Hayride, July 12, 2014, 12 Noon - 10 p.m. Rockabilly themed festival featuring full sets from legendary artists Reverend Horton Heat, Jello Biafra, The Supersuckers, Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), the Chop Tops, Deke Dickerson, Gambler's Mark, Eddie and the Reckless feat. Eddie Nichols (Royal Crown Revue) and more! Join us for a day of live music, classic cars on display, food trucks, BBQ, a pin-up girl contest, full bar, & retail vendors. The event takes place between Broadway and 3rd Streets on Pine Ave. Ticket $10. Location: 209 Pine Ave Long Beach, CA.

LOS ANGELES: LA Cuban Festival July 13, 2014, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Featuring Issac Delgado and Timbalive from Miami. With performances by Charanga Cubana, M.C. Paloma Morales, SuperDj Robby and DJ Warapo. Location: Rainbow Lagoon Park in Long Beach, CA. Ticket: $30-45,

MARIPOSA: Yosemite Music Festival, July 11-12, Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Mariposa.

MENDOCINO: Mendocino Music Festival Orchestra concerts

OXNARD: Obon Festival Fair July 12, 2014, 1-9 p.m. Exhibits and displays include Bonsai, Karate, Judo, Crafts and Craft Workshop in addition to authentic entertainment such as classical Japanese and Okinawa dance, Taiko Drumming, and children's games. Also, oriental foods such as teriyaki chicken and beef, Japanese rice sushi, udon hot noodles, Japanese pastries, and farmers market. Oxnard Buddhist Temple Admission: FREE

SALINAS: Cowboy Poetry July 13, 2014, 1-6 p.m. Cowboys telling cowboy stories while attendees sip wine and eat barbecue. The California Rodeo's 2014 Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering at Sherwood Hall features Dave Stamey headlining in 2014. Summer Barn Dance at Tera Firma Farms - 6 pm Fun and lively dancing with caller Mavis McGaugh. Grab your friends and come on down to the farm for some delicious grub and lively dancing! Come early and tour the farm. Saturday, July 12. Eats at 6:00 pm, Dancing starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets :$15.00 Members (use promo code) / $20.00 Non-Members Buy your tickets at: Tickets: 800-549-4989. ,

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Gay Men's Chorus - LUV Madonna 868 Fourth Ave San Diego, CA 92101 619.570.1100 Tickets $32 -up Date: July 12 - 13, 2014 Time: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday: 8 p.m. Sunday: 3 p.m..

SAN FRANCISCO: Salsa Festival on the Fillmore July 11th & 12th 2014. The Salsa Festival on the Fillmore is a two-day extravaganza featuring salsa lessons, dance performances, live music, and outdoor dancing at the Fillmore Center Plaza. The collaboration between the city of San Francisco, Roy Bennett Productions and the Fillmore Entertainment Corridors business community has become one of California's largest Latin music dance parties drawing over 7,000 visitors.

SAN JOSE: San Jose Obon July 12, 2014, 4:30-5:15 p.m. San Jose Japantown - N. 5th Street between Taylor & Jackson San Jose, CA phone :: (408) 293-9344

SANTA CLARA: Island Reggae Festival July 12, 2014 Great America sold out

SANTA CRUZ: Baroque Festival, July 12, 2014, 1-5 p.m. The grounds of Boomeria are full of surprises, such as the pipe organ inside Chapel Royal. Visitors enjoy a unique afternoon with organ music, refreshments and wine amidst the trees. Chapel Royal at Boomeria (private estate) Santa Cruz, CA 831.457.9693

SANTA BARBARA: Sound Healing with David Kennet July 13, 2014 11 a.m. - Noon. Location: Salt Caves Santa Barbara Address: 740 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Phone: 805-963-7258 Soul Sounding is a sound voyage, a journey within. Using crystal singing bowls and his voice, David offers a vibrational transmission that helps us to reconnect with our Authentic Nature and melt away perceived limits and obstacles. Learn how to amplify Intention with sound. David will also share a simple and useful technique of toning that balances the main energy centers of the body. Plus, experience Sound-Reiki!

SANTA CLARA: July 12, 2014 Island Reggae Festival at California's Great America The Island Reggae Festival is an all-day celebration showcasing some of the best Polynesian artists and bands around. 4701 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara.(408) 988-1776. More Information: California's Great America

SONOMA: Cline Wine & Dixieland Jazz Festival July 12, 2014, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Annual Cline Wine & Dixieland Jazz Festival features Black Diamond Blue Five, Devil Mountain Jazz Band, Golden Gate Rhythm Machine with Pat Yankee, Jambalaya Big Swing Band, Natural Gas Jazz Band, Ray Skjelbred and his Cubs, Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, Ray Skjelbred, Bob Hirsch, Marty Eggers, Virginia Tichenor, Tom Barnebey Admission: $30 advance (before July 10), $35 at the gate. Wine, beer, food available. Or, bring your own picnic. Location: Cline Cellars, 24737 Hwy 121, Sonoma, CA. Call 707-940-4025.

1st week of july

4th of July Weekend - see details of these concerts

  • CAMP NAVARRO Redwood Ramble
  • COSTA MESA Woodstock Music Festival
  • LIVINGSTON 4th of July Music Festival
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW: Rockstar Mayhem Music Festival
  • OAKLAND Burger Boogaloo
  • PLEASANTON Red, White and Blues Festival
  • QUINCY High Sierra Music Festival
    Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds, Quincy, CA.
  • SAN FRANCISCO Fillmore Jazz Festival
  • TRUCKEE July 5 Beerfest & Bluegrass
  • VACAVILLE Blues Festival

FRENCH CAMP Reggae on the River July 31-Aug. 3, 2014

Napa July 27, 2014 Out of the garage and onto the porch! Napa Porchfest

45th Annual Bear Valley Music Festival
July 25, 2014 to August 10, 2014
Bear Valley ,CA 95223
One of the best summer attraction in the Central Sierra offering a full symphony orchestra, international soloists,and legendary entertainers. An outdoor musical experience located in a unique mountain setting and a 1250 seat tent.

July 17 - 20, 2014: Wanderlust Festival

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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