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California May Music Festivals

PLEASANT HILL: Pleasant Hill, Wine & Music Festival, May 21-22, 2022, 6-8 p.m. Event includes a Craft Beer Garden. Music line up: The Breedloves, The New Frantics, Garageland Rodeo, The Big Jangle, East Bay Mudd, Duo Gadjo, The Breedloves and Friends, Frankie G & the Conviction and Bell Brothers.  $45-60, pleasanthillchamber.com

SANTA FE SPRINGS: Heritage of Aloha Festival May 21-22, 2022
Santa Fe Springs Heritage Park
12100 Mora Dr.
Santa Fe Springs, CA
Hours: Saturday, May 21, 2022   10 am - 6 pm; Sunday, May 22, 2022 10 am - 5 pm
Free admission, santafesprings.org
Line up: Halau Hula Na Meakanu O Laka O Hawai'i, Kumu Hula Mohala Reese, Halau Na Mamo 'O Pana'ewa, Kumu Hula Keoki Wang, Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko (Okinawan Taiko), Glory Of Paradise, Geri Kuhia & Mehana With Hula By 'Aina Creations, Aloha Hula Polynesian Dance Studio, Kumu Hula Lyn Del Pedersen, Faiva (Polynesian Music), Dr. Grant Muāgututi'a, Loa Greyson & Vaea A'etonu, Le Polynesia, Leaders Guy & Lori Montgomery, Ka 'Ohana Ho'onani Saddleback Hula Ministry, Tupua Productions, 'Ohana 'Ukulele Contest With The Lee Sisters, Lokelani's Rhythm Of The Islands, Halau Hula A Kawika Laua 'O Leinani, Kumu Hula Kawika & Leinani Viloria, Nonosina. Contests: Spam Musubi Eating Contest

SOLANA BEACH: Fiesta del Sol May 21-22, 2022 at Fletcher Cove Beach Park.  Parking & Shuttle service from the Stevens Avenue Lot and Via De La Valle Lot. Free  Admission, fiestadelsol.net 

CAMPBELL: Boogie on the Avenue, Campbell's Music Festival May 21-22, 2022,  10 a.m. both days.
Campbell's music festival is free. Line up: Chain of Fools, Mary Ellen & Thom Duell, The Cocktail Monkeys, Johnny Neri Band and Simon Santiago
downtowncampbell.com

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: Big Blue Music and Brews Festival May 27-29, 2022 on the South Shore. Line up: Pablo Cruise, Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, Scott Permberton O Theory, Lurie Morvan Band, Dennis Johnson, The Revelators, Kareeta, Wesley Orsolic Band, Pamela Parker Fantastic Machine, The Gold Souls, Putt Hull, Josebeatz, Bison Bluegrass Band, Ted Kennedy & the Residents, Local Anthology, Taking Root, Osirus, Green Buda Band, Audiobox, Arizona Jones in Kahoots, Bread and Butter, Ash Relics, Roland Haas, Nicole Cooley, Off Piste, Kaizaac Kai Porter, Jacob Melvoin, Luis Rubio, Thomas Brandolino, Sean Hodge, Jordan Michael Bagheri, Kristen Lynn Stephens, Kris Munn, Randall Ide, Mark Sheets, Ditchweed Harvest, Fred Archer, Wilson, Dan Zook, Jon Sils, Darren Senn. 15 venues, tahoesouth.com/bigblue

GRASS VALLEY: Strawberry Music Festival May 25-30, 2022 Location: Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd. Grass Valley, California strawberrymusic.com

TEHACHAPI: Western Swing Out Weekender Where: Downtown Tehachapi  May 27-30, 2022
Western Swing Bands offer a weekend of Western Swing, Hillbilly, Rockabilly, & Country Music! Line up: Lil' Mo & the Lonesome Crows, The Sean Young Band, Dave Stuckey & the 4 Hoot Owls, Bebo & the Goodtime Boys, Cory Grinder and the Playboy Scouts, Mitch Polzak and the Royal Deuces, Carolyn Sills Combo, Southwest Biscuit Company, Bear Flag Trio, Slim Sandy, The Haywoods, West of Texas, The Lonestar Debonairs, Abby Girl and the Real Deal, Brian Hogan, Kyle Eldridge and the Rhythm Rounders, The Sweetwater Gentleman.
Add a vintage western film festival, western costume competition, swing dancing, classic car show, tequila tasting,  burlesque show. vintage vendors, an outdoor beer garden, and all the classic appeal of the vintage 1930s-1950s era.  $tickets: westernswingout.com

MONTEREY: California Roots Festival May 26-29, 2022  $, Californiarootsfestival.com
Monterey County Fairgrounds
2004 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA
californiarootsfestival.com

NAPA: Bottle Rock May 27-29, 2022. Napa Valley Expo
575 Third Street  $  bottlerocknapavalley.com usually SOLD OUT

FULLERTON: The Muckenthaler Jazz Festival May 2022
Muckenthaler Cultural Center 1201 West Malvern Ave Fullerton, CA. $, themuck.org

BAKERSFIELD: Lightning in a Bottle May 25-30, 2022 Lightning In A Bottle Is A Celebration Of Art, Music, Performance, Sustainability And Life. Location: Buena Vista Lake, Kern County, CA Tickets, libfestival.org

AVALON: Lost at Sea 80s Beach Party May 27-28, 2022 at Descanso Beach Club with bands:  Get Shipwrecked on Catalina Island with our Lost at Sea 80's Beach Party Friday May 27, 2022 Memorial Day Weekend Concert featuring: A Flock of Seagulls, The English Beat, Missing Persons, Dramarama, Wally Palmar of the Romantics, Tommy Tutone, Josie Cotton, Shannon, Annabella's Bow Wow Wow, The Untouchables, and Richard Blade Spinning all your favorite 80's artists, and just added Stacey Q. Tickets: $365 for 2-day pass. Standing room only, lost80slive.com

TOPANGA: Topanga Days May 29-30, 2022
Topanga Days Fair
1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
topangadays.topangacommunitycenter.org

REDONDO BEACH: BeachLife Festival May 13-15, 2022, Three-day live music, art, and culinary event. The lineup: Weezer, 311, Smashing Pumpkins, Steve Miller Band, Stone Temple Pilots, Lord Huron, Sheryl Crow, UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Joe Russo's Almost Dead, The Allman Betts Band, Ozomatli, Kark Denson's Tiny Universe, Alo, Landon Mcnamara, Dan Kelly, The Hip Abduction, Cubensis, Wall of Sound, Lilly Meola, Latch Key Kid, Feed the Kitty, Jeremy Buck, The Charities, Charlotte Sabina, Phantom Planet, Magic, Donavon Frankenreiter, Sugar Ray, Matisyahu, The Record Company, Art Alexakis, Rita Wilson, Capital Cities, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Long Beach Dub Allstars, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, The Aggrolites, Hoist the Colors, Velvet Starlings, Jim Lindberg, Milky Chance, Cannons, Atlas Genius, Velvet Starlings, Yotam Ben Horin (Useless ID). The SideStage Experience invites foodies onstage (literally) for a four-course meal by celebrity chefs.  SideStage Experience on the main stage is served by a team of award-winning chefs that curate their menus alongside the artists curating their set lists. The SpeakEasy, curated by Pennywise frontman Jim Lindberg, will return for its sophomore debut, with an intimate and broken-down look at some of punk rock’s top names. Upgraded amenities include a hosted bar, private bungalows & cabanas and valet parking. BeachLife Festival supports the South Bay community and its preservation of beaches, the ocean, and our local community. Location: 137 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. $379 for three days-up, BeachLifeFestival.com.  

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO: Mission San Juan Capistrano Battle of the Mariachis May 14, 2022, SOLD OUT!  Tickets missionsjc.com

SAN DIEGO: Cinco de Mayo in Old Town April 30-May 1, 2022

SACRAMENTO: Cinco de Mayo, April 30-May 1, 2022 at Southside Park. Live music, craft and food vendors. Bike show on Saturday & Classic Cars. Bands galore with Ballet Folklorico, Aztec Dancers, food & beverages for sale. Bands include: Mariachi Bonitas, Peligro Brass, Dave Perez Band, Midnight Players, Inner Secrets and Los Diablos. Hours: Saturday 4-9 p.m. and Sunday 12-6 p.m. Location: 7th & T Streets. Free, fiestaenlacalle.com

SAN DIEGO: Tequila and Tacos Music Festival April 30-May 1, 2022,  Sat 1-9 p.m. & Sun 12.-6 p.m. Entertainment includes Vanilla Ice and Bone Thugs-N Harmony. All ages welcome but 21+ to drink. $25-50, tequilaandtacomusicfestival.com | tacos

TOPANGA: Topanga Blues Festival May 7, 2022, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum Topanga Canyon, CA
Tickets: $35-100, scbsevents.org
Line up:  John Primer, Tail Dragger, Johnny Burgin, Mara Kaye

HAYWARD: Hawaiian May Day Festival May 7, 2022
B Street and Main Street
Hayward, CA
Free admission, kumuhulaassociation.com/mayday
Line up: Tea Elani, Native Elements, Reno Anoa' I, Thrive, Tenelle

PARKFIELD: Parkfield Bluegrass Festival May 5-8, 2022
Parkfield Cafe & Community Center - Parkfield, CA $25-up, parkfieldbluegrass.org
Line up:  Lonesome Ace Stringband, Loneliest Heartstrings, Joe Craven & Dead on Grass, Chris Brashear, Peter McLaughlin & Paul Knight, Rick Faris Band, Sonoran Dogs and AJ Lee & Blue Summit

MODESTO: Cinco de Mayo Block Party May 7-8, 2022 at Graceada Park. Saturday bands: Lighter Shade of Brown, Natalie LaRose, Marcos Hernandez, The Central Valleys own Texas Funk, The Bay Areas own Midtown Soul Band and more! Sunday concert: Live performances by MC Magic and Malo, and Latin Band Tortilla. Time: Saturday 12pm-8pm and Sunday 11am-7pm Location: 401 Needham St, Modesto, CA 95354 $20- $85, Kids 13 & under are free, facebook.com/rdaent/ or eventbrite.com

PARKFIELD: Parkfield Bluegrass Festival May 5-8, 2022. Parkfield, CA parkfieldbluegrass.org

SACRAMENTO: Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival May 7, 2022, 12-10 p.m. at Cal Expo's Heart Health Park. Craft beer tasting and punk rock music lineup: NOFX, Pennywise, Face To Face, The Bouncing Souls, The Bombpops, Get Dead. Location: 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA. $45-99 admission + $15 parking, calexpostatefair.com

SAN DIEGO: Gator By The Bay May 5-8, 2022. It's a Mardi Gras in May Festival with Zydeco, Cajun, Rockabilly, Swing, Salsa and New Orleans Jazz and food. Location: Spanish Landing, 3900 North Harbor Dr. Tickets: gatorbythebay.com | music

YERMO: Bluegrass Festival May 7-8, 2022
Calico Ghost Town Mother's Day Weekend
$15,  parks.sbcounty.gov
1-800-86-CALICO
Calico Ghost Town
36600 Ghost Town
Road Yermo, CA 92398 

YUCAIPA: Yucaipa's Music & Arts Festival May 6-7, 2022
yucaipa.org/ymaf/
Tickets are not required to view the live entertainment in the Uptown Park. The Kids Zone, Gem & Mineral Show, Flower Show, and other activities do not require a ticket to enter. Band line up: Plain White Ts, Kodi Lee, The Ten Band, The Fooz Fighters

BREA: Brea Bonanza Days May 13-15, 2022, Downtown Brea. Line up: American Mile, Amanda Kate, Kaitlyn Weathers, Michael Austin, Vegas McGraw, 33 Thunder, Jessie Leigh, Payton Howie and  The Kelly Boyz.  Line Dancing Lessons all weekend! Kids zone Saturday and Sunday 12-5 p.m. with Petting zoo, inflatables, panning for gold and more! Go Country 105 live on Saturday 4-6 p.m. with giveaways & DJ with Christine Martindale! Beer & Wine Garden Free General Admission and Free Parking. Location: 210 W. Birch Street, Brea, CA. Free, $35 VIP reserved seating area close to stage, breadowntown.com

BROWNS VALLEY: Untz Festival, May 13-15, 2022 at Sycamore Ranch. Line up: Alix Perez, Tsuruda, Hyroglifics, Chee., Supertask, Ternion Sound, The Librarian, Resonant Language, Bricksquash, Tiedyeky, Zee, It HZ, Jon Casey, Secret Recipe, Mythm, Matheny, Chmura, Labrat, Litlbird, Comisar, Curra, Saka, Floret Loret, Protial, Dela Moon, Murkury, Zen Selekta, Honeycomb, Xakra, Oxossi, Fly, Xotix, Jordnmoody, Ujuu, Deafadil, Mirror Maze, Nik P, Face Plant, Maxfield, Wessamders, Josh Teed, Beatkitty, Choppy Opp, Sketchy Peter, St4rfox, Episcool, Snuffy, Golden Child, Sylph, Prosper, Lita Lotus, LB & Konfusion, Chark, Cntrlla, Phydra, Dielahn, Tchilt, Circadian Riff, Pastry, Keero, Dernis, Shy Melon, Peewhee, Kimothy Leary, Dastardly, Iggy, Magelland, Krakinov, Shadow Spirit. $275-up, theuntzfestival.com

BELMONT: Hungarian Festival May 14, 2022, 12-7 p.m.
Twin Pine Park
30 Twin Pines Lane
Belmont, CA
$, hungarianheritagefestival.com 

JOSHUA TREE: Joshua Tree Music Festival, May 12-15, 2022. Less people, more space. Performers: The California Honeydrops, Gone Gone Beyond, Father Taj, Gorangutang, Adam Freeland, 79rs Gang, Thumpasaurus, Cimafunk, Neal Francis, Sunny War, The Seshen, Mikey Reyes Beats & Rhymes Collective, Kate Vargas and more. Tickets: joshuatreemusicfestival

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Shabang Music & Arts Festival, May 13, 2022, 3 p.m. at Laguna Lake. Line up: TV Girl, The Knocks, Hot Flash Heat, Levitation Room, DJ Susan, Miss Dre, Tropa Magica, The Charities, Creative Differences, The Bogeys, Jovella, STRFKR, Walker & Royce, NNSSA, Neil Frances, Post Animal, The Hip Abduction, The Sponges, Boiz House, Nutty, Spooky Mansion, Honeyboys, Strange Case, Uncle Uncle, The Bash Dogs, Danted Marsh & the Vibesetters, Swede & Skogen, Felly Fell, Bix King, Couch Dog. $55-135, shabangslo.com. $55-135, shabangslo.com

SACRAMENTO: Country in the Park May 14-15, 2022, 12 p.m. at Cal Expo's Heart Health Park. Music lineup: Dustin Lynch, Chris Janson, Chris Lane, Tyler Rich, Niko Moon, Priscilla Block, and Nate Smith. Event includes a Rock Wall, Mechanical Bull, Lounges with Pool Tables, Foosball, Corn Hole & More Line Dancing, Relaxation Pavilion, Photo Booths, Suntan Lotion Bar, Cooling Zones, Psychics and Food Trucks: Location: 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA. $40-150 admission + $15 parking, calexpostatefair.com

SAN DIEGO: SoCal Taco Fest May 14, 2022, 12-10 p.m.
at Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway  San Diego, CA. Line up: Treach of Naughty By Nature, Sir Mix-A-Lot, ROB BASE, Young M.C., as well as The Purple Madness, FlashPants, Sublime tribute band 40oz to Freedom, and High Tide Society, DJ Niayuku, Mariachi Diamante, DJ Veijo Lowbo, DJ Josexxx, Familia Loteria and Wa-Kushmá.  21 + only so make sure to bring your ID. No "in and out" of festival will be allowed.$, socaltacofest.com | tacos

LIVERMORE: Downtown Street Fest May 14-15, 2022, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday & 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Beer & Wine Tasting and bands performing all day. Free, livermoredowntown.com May 14, 2022: The Otilia Donaire Band (rock and blues), The Rob Tracy Band (country), Rene Escovedo's Latin Jazz Ensemble,  Foam Riders (80s rockers), Red Light Challenge (dance-rock band), Jeffrey Halford and the Healers, The Last Decade (90s), Crawdad Republic (folk and bluegrass) | May 15, 2022  Rjae Haas Band  (music of Santana, Selena, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis), Threshold  dance music from Funk to Classic Rock), Stagecoach (favorite hits), The Groovy Judy Band (60s, Top 40), Rock on Tap (Beatles to Blondie, Santana to Skynyrd),  Meredith McHenry Duo (jazz, blues, rock, folk)

AGOURA HILLS: Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival May 15, 2022. Southern California's favorite tradition for 60+ years. Contests, jamming, featured performers, folk dancing, flat-foot dancing, clogging, children's activities, story tellers, hand-made crafts, workshops, food trucks (or bring your own), and exhibits. $, topangabanjofiddle.org

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DANA POINT: Doheny Blues Festival

RIVERSIDE: Saturation Fest
Music & Arts combine in a multi-venue event.
saturationfest.org

SILVERADO: OC Musicfest back in 2023
Oak Canyon Park
5305 East Santiago Canyon Road
Silverado, CA 92676
$89-up, oc-musicfest.com

BELDEN TOWN: Emissions Festival
14785 Belden Town Rd
Belden Town, CA 95915
The Emissions festival is a celebration of the West Coast Bass Culture  

SIMI VALLEY: Cajun & Blues Music Festival
Rancho Santa Susana Community Park
5005 Los Angeles Ave.
Simi Valley, California

AVILA BEACH: Tequila Beach Festival   (formerly a Blues Festival) at Avila Beach Resort.   otterproductionsinc.com

Free Summer Concerts

AUBURN: String Fling Acoustic Music Festival    auburnrec.com 

LONG BEACH: Just Like Heaven Music Festival 

BRAWLEY: Kickin' It Country,  brawleychamber.com

CHICO: Wildflower Music Festival 
The End of Normal
2500 Estes Road
Chico, CA 95928
$45, wildflowermusicfest.com

CLOVERDALE: Cloverdale Fiddle Festival BACK IN 2023
The festival is a presentation of California State Old Time Fiddle Association District 10, The Cloverdale Citrus Fair and the Sonoma County Folk Society. Location: Citrus Fairgrounds, Citrus Fair Dr., Cloverdale, CA. cloverdalefiddles.com

LOS ANGELES: Michelada Music Festival with Sonora Dinamita   
3540 N Mission Rd.
Los Angeles, CA

VISTA: Rhythm and Brews Music Festival
 $45-up, rhythmandbrews.sdbeer.com

BAKERSFIELD: Haggard Boxcar Festival 
Kern County Museum
3801 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301

EUREKA: Redwood Coast Music Festival September 29-October 2, 2022
Eureka CA
$30-105, rcmfest.org
Redwood Coast Music Fest Rain or Shine - a great time. Four fun-filled days of Jazz, swing, calypso, zydeco, blues and more. Happening all over town. Free-always running, jitney bus service connects it all. The Adorni Center and the Muni have big dance

HUNTINGTON BEACH: CANCELED! Like Totally Festival

FOSTER CITY: Polynesian Festival 
Leo Ryan Park Amphitheatre
Free, fostercity.org
Cultural performances from award-winning professional Polynesian Dance companies from around the Bay Area.

SANTA CRUZ: Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair 
 scbs.org | bluegrass

WHITMORE : Whitmore Mountain Music Faire canceled 2022
Downtown Whitmore, CA
facebook.com/whitmoremountainfair
The Whitmore Mountain Music Faire is a day of food, music, parade, Mike Wiley Memorial Car & Bike Show, motorcycle poker run, beer booth, kid fun, horse shoe tournament, vendors, bake sale table, and barbecue lunch

FRESNO : Grizzly Fest May 18-19, 2018, 2:30-11:59 p.m. Location: Woodward Park, Fresno, CA. Tickets: grizzlyfestival.com

MOUNTAIN VIEW : The Gaana Music Festival 
Biggest Indian music festival in the US ever
Shoreline Amphitheatre
1 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043

CAMARILLO : Rebozo Festival
Camarillo Ranch
201 Camarillo Ranch Rd
Camarillo, CA 93012

SAN LUIS OBISPO: SLO Jazz Festival September 30-October 2, 2022
Held in Mission Plaza
San Luis Obispo, CA
$, slojazzfest.org

YORBA LINDA: Western States Gospel Music Association Spring Third Saturday of May not confirmed for 2022
 wsgma.com
Richfield Community Church
Yorba Linda, CA

 

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