California Festivals


October Music Festivals

MONTEREY: Language Capital of the World Cultural Festival October 6, 2019, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Music from international cultures, hundreds of dance performers, international food for sale. Location: 20 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA Free,

Past Events

CALIFORNIA: Michael Jackson Thrill the World Events in California  are taking place in  Costa Mesa, Santa Cruz, Hollywood, San Jose  and Thousand Oaks. See

SAN FRANCISCO: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass  October 5-7, 2018
Golden Gate Park's Hellman Hollow (formerly Speedway Meadows)
Lindley & Marx
San Francisco, CA
Line up: Aaron Lee Tasjan | Aki Kumar | Alison Krauss...

LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Burning Man Decompression Art & Music Festival October 13, 2018, 1-11 p.m.
LA State Historic Park
1245 N. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
$25 in advance and $30 cash at the door, |
Art, Music, Theme Camps, Fire Performances, Local "Burners," return to the newly renovated L.A. State Historic Park downtown. ATMs at the gate. No re-entry after 6 pm. Children under 12 are free. Enjoy a cash bar, food trucks, performances on five stages. Located next to the Gold Line Chinatown Metro Station. $10 Limited paid parking on the site (1000 cars). 

ROLLING HILLS ESTATES: Hilltop Hoedown Country Music Fest, October 20, 2018, 2:30-10:30 p.m.
Norris Theatre
27570 Norris Center Drive
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
$30-70, 310-544-0403, ext. 221 or
Fun, festival atmosphere features food, drinks, games and an After Party.
 Line up: Jerrod Niemann  | Hannah Ellis | Lonestar | Boomer McLennan line dancing.

PALMDALE: Kaleidoscope Art & Music Festival October 13, 2018, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Palmdale Amphitheater
2723 Rancho Vista Bl.
Palmdale, CA 93551
3D artists, artisans, ArtLight exhibit, entertainment by Grammy-nominated Lisa Haley & The Zydecats, Stone Soul, High-D Boys, Paddy's Pig, Megan Tibbits, Black Eye Affair, Art of the Brew, Art of the Vine, Brush Strokes Live Studio Classes, Young At Art Upcycled Youth Art Project, Off The Canvas Living Masterpieces, Fresh Made Market, food vendors and more! Admission and parking are free.

OAKLAND: The Treasure Island Music Festival October 13-14, 2018
Middle Island Shoreline Park
Oakland, CA
$185 approx.
Line up: Tame Impala | A$AP Rocky | Silk City | Lord Huron | Santigold | Courtney Barnett | Jungle | Pusha T | Sharon Van Etten | Amine | Cigarettes After Sex | Hiatus Kaiyote | Laff Traxx | U.S. Girls | Moses Sumney | Alex Cameron | Polo & Pan | Pond | Shame | George Fitzgerald | Soccer Mommy | Gilligan Moss

SACRAMENTO: Aftershock Music Festival October 13-14, 2018
Discovery Park
1000 Garden Highway
Sacramento, CA
Line up: System Of A Down | Deftones | Alice In Chains | Incubus | Godsmack | Shinedown | 311 | Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators | At The Drive In | Seether | Jonathan Davis | Action Bronson | Bullet For My Valentine | Underoath | Black Veil Brides | Vinnie Paul | All Star Tribute | Asking Alexandria | Sevendust | Everlast | Gwar | Emmure | Stick To Your Guns | Dance Gavin Dance | Monster Magnet | Red Sun Rising | The Fever 333 | Dorothy | Wage War | Plague Vendor | Hyro The Hero | Amigo The Devil | All Them Witches | Slothrust | Law | The Dose | Viza | The Jacks | Dirty Honey | Provoker | | At The Drive In | Seether | Bullet For My Valentine

NAPA/SONOMA: Ragtime Romp  October 12-14, 2018
Taking place in multiple venues, the festival features ragtime bands and live music

PERRIS: Desert Daze October 12-14, 2018
Moreno Beach
Lake Perris, CA
$279-up, camping extra fee,
Music, camping under the stars and a weekend of enjoyment  Line up: Phase Four Transmission | Tame Impala | My Bloody Valentine | King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard | Slowdive | Death Grips | Mercury Rev perform Deserter's Songs | Warpaint | Jarvis Cocker - Introducing JARV IS... | Shellac | Ty Segall & White Fence | Earth perform The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull | Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats | Damien Echols - High Magick | Chelsea Wolfe | Connan Mockasin | Wooden Shjips | Beak> | A Place To Bury Strangers | Shannon & The Clams | Kevin Morby | Preoccupations | Malcolm Mooney of CAN | Hinds | King Khan & The Shrines | Pond | Idles | Julia Holter | DAKHABRAKHA | Earthless | Kikagaku Moyo | Boogarins | Wand | Gum | Follakzoid | Bedouine | Escape-ism | All Them Witches | The Holydrug Couple | Ex-Cult | True Widow | Imarhan | Sons Of Kemet | Cosmonauts | L.A. Witch | Death Valley Girls | Vinyl Williams | Cut Worms | JJUUJJUU | Ulrika Spacek | Here Lies Man | Mary Lattimore | Yonatan Gat & The Eastern Medicine Singers | Goon | Hand Habits | Sextile | Tropa Magica | Stonefield | Sugar Candy Mountain | Al Lover | Gladys Lazer | Mannequin Pussy | Cat Scan | The Mad Walls

OAKLAND: California Deathfest III October 12-13, 2018
Oakland Opera House
522 2nd Street
Oakland, CA
Line up: Friday, October 12, 2018, 2 p.m.
At the Heart of the World | Acephalix | Hellfire Deathcult | Anarchus | Triumvir Foul | Malignancy | Martyrdöd | Impaled | Exhorder | DOOM
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 2:30 p.m.
Xenotaph | Antigama | Krypts | Wormed | Enemy Soil | Skinless | Cancer | Sinister | Dark Angel

EL CERRITO: Folk Festival October 13, 2018, 12-10 p.m.
El Cerrito High School
540 Ashbury Ave.
El Cerrito, CA

AVALON: Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival October 12-21, 2018
Starting at $45 approx. some concerts are sold out
Avalon Ballroom, Avalon, Catalina Island
West Coast's premier smooth jazz event features the newest and best in smooth jazz. Jazz fans from around the country flock to Avalon for this event year after year. Over 30 top recording artists are scheduled to perform at the festival, which always takes place the first weekends in October.
Line up:  October 12-14, 2018
Dutch Saxophonist Candy Dulfer, Canadian Rumba Guitarist Jesse Cook, Hiroshima, Najee, David Benoit & Marc Antoine Together, Vincent Ingala & Lindsey Webster Together, Guitarist Adam Hawley, Saxophonist Jazmin Ghent, Trumpeter Willie Bradley, Break-Out Houston Group Rads Krusaders
Closing Weekend Series October 19-21, 2018
Basia, Saxophonist Richard Elliot, Violinist Damien Escobar, Violinist Josh Vietti, Guitarist Tim Bowman, Urban Jazz Coalition, Keyboardist Skinny Hightower, Keyboardist Dan Siegel, Euro All Stars With A "Little Bit Of Carolina" Starring Swedish Keyboardist Jonathan Fritzen, Saxophonist Marcus Anderson, Violinist/Vocalist Peter 'Peet' Ferencz From Peet Project, Jeff Ryan, Dan Siegel, Violinist Damien Escobar, Skinny Hightower 

BERKELEY: Community Music Day October 21, 2018, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Crowden Music Center
Berkeley, CA
Price Free
Crowden's annual Community Music Day is a free musical

PISMO BEACH: Jazz Jubilee October 25-28, 2018
Annual Jubilee By The Sea is held in multiple venues around Pismo Beach.

STOCKTON: Brubeck Festival October 23-27, 2018
242 E Main St
Stockton CA
$10-25, |
Held in Stockton October 24-28, the Brubeck Festival  features the top names in jazz

SELMA: Selma Rotary Marching Band Festival October 27, 2018
The annual Selma Rotary Marching Band Festival parade begins at 9 a.m. and runs from Rose Street to Arrants Street and then down High Street. The halftime competition begins at 1 p.m. at Selma High School's Staley Stadium located on Wright Street. Selma Rotary Marching Band Festival. The parade will begin in downtown Selma at 9 a.m. with the Field Competition to follow at Selma High School. For more information contact the Chamber.

LOS ANGELES: Big Band Concepts Big Band Jazz October 25-28, 2018
Four Points SheratonLAX
Los Angeles, CA

LOS ANGELES: Angel City Jazz Festival September 30-October 14, 2018
Angel City Jazz Festival 

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

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