If you think that the music festival scene in California slows down in September, think again! September has become one of the most popular months to celebrate with a campout in a weekend music festival or one day event. The music is diverse, too! You can listen to fiddles, banjos, country, Indie, reggae, rap or jazz. And they are just a few of the musical themes in the month in which California's weather is typically warm and inviting.
ONTARIO: Huck Finn Jubilee September 27-28, 2019
Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park
800 N. Archibald
off Interstate 10 at the Archibald Exit in Ontario
Line up: The California Honeydrops | Steep Canyon Rangers |
Railroad Earth | Lindsay Lou, Dustbowl Revival , The Sweet Lillies , Mohavisoul , The Get Down Boys | Honey Buckets | Water Tower | Out Of The Desert | Devil's Box String Band
LOS ANGELES: BRT Weekend September 13-16, 2018
$155-up, brtweekend.com, Caribbean music
September 14-15, 2019
Glen Helen Regional Park
$79 up, nocturnalwonderland.com Alan Walker | Atlast | Bassrush Experience | Black Tiger Sex Machine | Bleep Bloop | Camelphat | Champagne Drip B2b Zeke Beats | Chris Lorenzo | Deadbeats | Deorro | Dj Snake | Dr. Fresch | Dreamers Delight | Drezo | Dustycloud | Ed Rush + Optical | Eli Brown | Eprom | Etc!Etc! | G Jones | Ganja White Night | Gentlemens Club | Golden Features | Gray Area | Huxley Anne | Hvdes | Hydrah | Insomniac Records | Jauz | Jayceeoh | Joyryde | Jstjr | K?D | Kayoh | Kendoll | Kyle Walker | Lektrique | Lick | Loadstar | Londonbridge | Ltj Bukem | Malaa | Mason Maynard | Mat Zo (Dnb Set) | Mc Dino | Peekaboo | Rawtek | Redlight | Sacha Robotti | Sage Armstrong | Saymyname | Schade | Snakehips | Solardo | Space Yacht | Steve Darko | Subtronics | Sumthin Sumthin | Taiki Nulight | Uz | Wenzday | Yakz | Zeds Dead | Zomboy
KAABOO Del Mar
September 14-16, 2018
Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard
Del Mar, CA
This amazing music, comedy and food festival features more than 100 musical acts on seven stages, comedy stage, celebrity& local chefs, craft breweries, craft distillers in various categories, mixologists and after hours dance party.
Line up: Foofighters | Halsey | Postmalone | Incubus | Guccimane | Blondie | Jimmy Eat World | Nelly | Tower Of Power | Everclear | The Zombies | The Englishbeat | The Spencer Lee Band | Katie Toupin | Diego's Umbrella | Charlie Overbey | Hunter & The Dirtyjacks | Courtship | Imaginedragons N.E.R.D | Earth, Wind & Fire | Billy Idol | Cake | Big Boi | Stone Temple Pilots | Melissa Etheridge | Beberexha | Better Than Ezra | Robert De Long | The Wailers | Swmrs | Soul Asylum | Emily Warren | The National Parks | Shane Hall | Stealingoceans | Creaturecanyon | Cvbz | Raeleenikole | Oblivionhermajesty | Fitness | Mama Festa | Katy Perry | Robert Plant Wizkhalifa | Slash | Aliceinchains | Jewel | Tlc | Quinnxcii | Teall-American Rejects | War | Candlebox | Vanessa Carlton | Ft. Myleskennedy & The Conspirators | Elvin Bishop | Drew Holcomb And The Neighbors | Boulevards | Vistakicks | Tall Heights | Andthesensational | Spaceshifters | Chelseacutler | Elisetrouw | L.A.Edwards | Bayledges | Sully & The Blue-Eyedsoulband | Craigferguson | Tompapa | Nikkiglaser | Erikgriffin | J.F. Harris | Ilizashlesinger | Craig Robinson | Whitney Cummings | Louie Anderson | Orny Adams | Judda Patow & Friends | Kevin Nealon | Pauly Shore
Vacaville Jazz Festival
September 14-16, 2018
Free Admission VacaJazz.com
Line up: Vaca Jazz Society's...
& Jazz Music Festival September 15, 2018, 1 p.m.
Jane Addams Park
15114 Firmona Avenue
GUERNEVILLE: Old Grove Festival Pickin' in the Redwoods September 15,
2018, 4:30-9 p.m.
Armstrong Redwoods State Park
17000 Armstrong Woods Road
River Road in Guerneville, travel 2 miles north on Armstrong Woods Rd.
Line up: New Monsoon | Kathy Kallick Band
Piano Festival & Honky-Tonk Piano Competition
September 15, 2018, 3-6 p.m.
Piano-playing musicians of all ages will compete for cash prizes and trophies on colorful, artistically-adorned pianos, as part of this tuneful fundraiser to support the Petaluma River Promenade on Petaluma Pete Day! eventbrite.com/e/ petaluma-piano-festival-competition-
Location: The Block 20 Grey Street Petaluma, CA 94952 theblockpetaluma.com
WESTCHESTER: Westchester Arts and Music (WAM) Block Party September 15, 2018, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free admission! Art, music, food and fun! The Emerson Avenue Community Garden Club hosts a day-long celebration. Location: Emerson Avenue between 80th Street and 80th Place closed for event, garden tours, art activities for all ages, and a diverse mix of music and dance performances, vendors and food trucks.
Saturday, September 15, 2018, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Musician sign-ups begin at 9 a.m.
The Fiddletown Community Center will be proudly presenting the Annual music festival on Main Street in Fiddletown offers free, fun, family-friendly entertainment. Sidetrack and Mokelumne
FAIR OAKS: Norcal Vestock Festival September 15, 2018, 11 a.m.-10
900 Caroline Ave.
Great Music, Fun, Food, Beer All Ages.
Line up: Decipher | TriggerEffect | Failure by Proxy | Among the First | Digital Havoc | Graybar Hotel | Cash Cartell | Ghost Color | Dust & Diesel | Soulwood | Riotmaker | California Riot Act | Anarchy Lace | King's Revenge | Malcom Bliss | DJ Ajax feat Max Bundles
SAN BERNARDINO: Nocturnal Wonderland
September 14-15, 2018
Glen Helen Regional Park
2555 Glen Helen Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407
Line up: 4B | AC Slater | Armnhmr | Audien | Bassrush Experience | Bijou | Blackgummy | Boombox Cartel | Brennen Grey | Convex | Cristoph | Dack Janiels | Dateless | Dela Moontribe | Deorro | Dirt Monkey | Eli & Fur | Eprom | Flux Pavilion | Habstrakt | Illenium | Jai | Wolf | Jonas Rathsman | Josh Butler | B2B Huxley | Kayoh | Kill The Noise | Lee Foss | Liquid Stranger | Mikey Lion | B2B Lee | Reynolds | MK | Netsky DJ Set | Nghtmre & Slander Present: Gud | Vibrations | Nora En Pure | Oona Dahl | Prxzm | Riot Ten | Said The Sky | Skream | Slumberjack | Spac Jesus | Tisoki | Wavedash | Waze & Odyssey
ROLLING HILLS ESTATES:
Remember the Music
September 15, 2018
Ernie J Howlett Park, 25851 Hawthorne Blvd.
TEMPLETON: Whale Rock Music Festival September 15-16, 2018, Noon-9 p.m.
Whale Rock Vineyard
Line up: Aloe Blacc | Lake Street Dive | Fruition | Con Brio | Mipso | Nicole Stromsoe | Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men | Mama Tumba | Miss Leo & Her Bluegrass Boys | Lake Street Dive | Orgone | Rayland Baxter | Joey Dosik | Jade Jackson | Samba Loca | Mannequins By Day | B And The Hive | Arthur Watership
Millpond Music Festival
September 21-23, 2018
Millpond County Park
Line up: Luke Kinney | Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands | David Myles | Carbe/Durand Duo | Rita Hosking Trio | Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons | Sam Reider & the Human Hands | Jungle Fire | UNLV Rebel Steel Band | The Syncopaths | Suitcase Junket | FulaMuse | Joe Craven and the Sometimers Present: The Garcia Songbook and Millpond All-Star Super-Jam! | David Myles
Monterey Jazz Festival September 21-23, 2018
Monterey County Fairgrounds
Fairground Road and Casa Verde Way
Grounds passes Prices start at $45, arena passes $71-up
FELTON: Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival September 21-23, 2018, 11
a.m. - 7 p.m.
Roaring Camp Railroads
5401 Graham Hill Road
Line up: Steel Pulse | Lettuce | Trevor Hall | The Motet | Magic Giant | Brothers Comatose | Mother Hips | Ginger & Juice | Dead Winter Carpenters
FOLSOM: Folsom Live September 22, 2018, 5 p.m.
This is a street party in Folsom.
Line up: Walter Trout | Dennis Jones Band | The Nickel Slots | Earth to Mars | When Doves Cry | Tom Rigney & Flambeau | Island of Black & White | Randy McAllister and the Scrappiest Band in the Motherland. Location: Sutter Street Folsom, CA
TORRANCE: Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival Saturday, September 22, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Location: Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, California. $25-55, kalakoa.com
SIMI VALLEY: Cowboys & Cabernet Music Festival September 23, 2018,
Simi Valley, CA
STOCKTON: Bump Festival's Sounds of Summer September 22-23, 2018
Windmill Cove Bar & Grill
Bump, an EDM music festival, is back with an age 18+ event
Bay Area Blues Festival September 22-23,
2018, 10 a.m.-6
Free admission, mainstreetmartinez.org
Music Festival September 28-29, 2018
Murrieta Town Square Park
Line up: Lexington Field | Brick Top Blaggers | Fighting Jamesons | Sir Reg | The Real McKenzies | Cillian's Bridge | The McKintree Boys | Craic Haus | The American Wake | Quel Bordel | The Kilmaine Saints | Brogue Wave | Celtica Pipes Rock | The Fighting Jamesons
BERKELEY: Berkeley Old Time Music Convention September 26-30, 2018
Line up: Dom Flemons | Alice Gerrard & Chris Brashear | Mike Bryant & Paul Brown | with Terri McMurray & Marcia Bryant | Down Hill Strugglers | Larry Edelman | Hotdish | Sausage Grinder | Dos Valley Trio | Marley's Ghost | Karen Celia Heil & friends | Paper Wings | Hook N Line | Skillet Licorice | Jordan Ruyle | Maggie Lind | Rina Rossi & AJ Srubas
CALIFORNIA CITY: Wasteland Weekend VIII September 26-30, 2018
$200 approx., wastelandweekend.com
Live bands | Fire performances | Mad Max-style vehicles | Post-apocalyptic combat exhibitions | Contests and activities | Photo shoots | DJs | Wasteland Radio | The Atomic Cafe | Bounty hunting games | A Casino that uses special bottle caps as currency | Jugger: the team-based bloodsport of the future | Themed vendors offering food, goods, and services for sale in Bartertown Line up: 9Electric | AHTCK | V2A | Dead Animal Assembly Plant | Zombii | Dublin Rain | Wasteland DJs | Amanda Jones | DJ Humungus
Kern River Rock N Blues Festival
September 27-30, 2018
Adams Avenue Street Fair
September 29, 2018, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
September 30, 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
SAN LUIS OBISPO: Boots & Brews Country Music Festival September 29, 2018,
Beer & food are not included but sold separately
Line up: Jake Owen | Frankie Ballard | Carly Pearce | Tyler Rich | Faren Rachels
Contest September 29, 2018, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
WATTS: Simon Rodia Watts Tower Day of the Drum Festival and Jazz
Festival September 29-30, 2018, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
37th Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival & 42nd Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival Honoring Ndugu Chancler Art by Ramsess
Watts Towers Campus
1727 E. 107th St.
Jazz Festival The City's first Jazz festival features performances from both established and emerging musicians from the area. The festival pays tribute to the roots of Jazz in Gospel and Blues, and takes it to the Avant Garde and the Latin Jazz scene.
LONG BEACH: Music Tastes Good September 29-30, 2018, 11 a.m.
Marina Green Park
386 East Shoreline Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802
Line up: New Order | Joey Bada$$ | Santigold | Princess Nokia | Lil B | Blake Mills | Big Thief | Cherry Glazerr | Oliver Tree | Shame | Los Master Plus | Qunitron & Miss Pussycat | No BS! Brass Band | Radiolistener: Tribute to Isaiah “Ikey” Owens | Feels | Forest of Tongue | Neighbor Lady | BLCKNOISE | Haunted Summer | Manuel the Band | James Blake | The Black Angels | Parquet Courts | The Church | Lizzo | Sun Kil Moon | Hollie Cook | Bill Callahan | Hailu Mergia | Ezra Furman | The Blow | De Lux | Ladama | Ethio Cali | B.A.G. (Blimes x Gifted Gab) | Fling | Baum | Hana Vu | Asi Fui
Ohana September 28-30, 2018
Doheny State Beach
25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
GRASS VALLEY: Celtic Festival September 28-30, 2018. Music and Magic at KVMR Celtic Festival held at Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney. Line up: kvmrcelticfestival.org
BREA / FULLERTON:
September 29, 2018
RAYMOND: Old West Fest, September 29, 2018, 3-9 p.m. Raymond Museum Amphitheatre 31956 Rd 608 Raymond, CA 93653 raymondoldwestfest.com
Dry Diggings Camping and Music Festival
August 31- September 2, 2018
El Dorado Fairgrounds
SAN PEDRO: Battleship Iowa LA Fleet Week Concert Under the Guns
August 31-September 3, 2018
Bob Hope USO and Delta Air Lines have teamed-up with the Fleet Week Foundation to rock the port aboard the historic Battleship IOWA with Concerts Under the Guns, a series of FREE music and comedy concerts. Food trucks will be on site and Sailor's Bar sells beverages.
All Accordion Fest
August 31-September 2, 2018
Held at Slovene Hall in Fontana, CA, if you're a fan of polkas, waltzes and folk music this festival won't disappoint. To top it off, you can purchase great dishes and foods such as perogies.
Strawberry Music Festival August 30-September 3, 2018
Great line up of more than 20 bands, camping available
SACRAMENTO: Tejano Conjunto Festival September 1-2, 2018 Tejano Conjunto Festival Annual event taking place Labor Day Weekend. Location: Cesar Chavez Plaza, 910 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95838 $25-35 tickets | eventbrite.com
HUNTINGTON BEACH: Labour of Love Music Festival September 1, 2018, Bolsa Chica State Beach. Free Christian music festival features headliner Newsboys.
New Blues Festival
September 1-2, 2018
El Dorado Regional Park 7801 E Wardlow Rd. Long Beach, CA $40-250 newbluesfestival.com
Funk Fest September 1, 2018
Thunder Valley Casino Resort
O'Jays, Ohio Players and more
INGLEWOOD: The First Annual Tailgate Fest September 1, 2018
The Forum grounds
Toby Keith headlines the inaugural, one-day country music and tailgating extravaganza. Super VIP includes reserved Lawn Chair Viewing and access to a stageside pool. The star-studded Country Music Festival brings the stage right to your tailgate. Fans can bring their own grills, coolers, games, and more to enjoy the show from their own tailgate as TAILGATE FEST brings the stage to the tailgaters outside The Forum on the venue grounds.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA: I. E. Jazz and Wine Festival September 1, 2018
Beautiful Mountain View Winery, 10013 8th St, Unit W, Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Live jazz music and bands, great wine, selection of food vendors and a marketplace. iejazzfest.com
Line up: Jason Weber | Michael Haggins | Vaughn Fahie | Jazz Zone | Teryn Re | Nick Gomez | I.E. Jazz Experience
WOODLAND: One Love Reggae Festival September 1-2, 2018, 10 a.m.-
Yolo County Fairgrounds
1250 Gum Ave.
Camping On-site tent camping available. Camping opens Noon on Friday, July 31.
One Love One Heart Reggae Festival attracts over 10,000 people from all over California and Oregon. Families come to experience the vibes full of music, food, and love. Over the weekend, many top food, crafts, art and brews are available throughout the fairgrounds and a family-friendly atmosphere ensues, including a Kids Zone.
Line up: Anthony B | Israel Vibration | Mykal Rose | Raging Fyah | Jah9 | Misael | Reggae Angels | Sister I-Live | Davido | Randy Valentine | Pato Banton | Keznamdi | Abja & the Kushites | Mada Nile | Guidance Band | Jah9 Yoga Dub Session
BROWNSVILLE: Brownsville Blues Festival September 2, 2018, 12 Noon - dusk
Brownsville, CA facebook.com/brownsvillebluesfestival
Line up: Willie G | Backyard Blues Band | Andy Santana
LINCOLN: Rewind Fest September 2, 2018
Lineup: Mickey Thomas, A Flock of Seagulls, Bow Wow Wow, Wang Chung
MT. SHASTA: Blackberry Music Festival September 2, 2018, 12- 6 p.m.
Mt Shasta City Park
Mt Shasta, CA
The Festival features bands beginning at Noon. Also, a variety of games and races for children will be organized through out the day, a barbeque, beer & other beverages and Blackberry Pie & Ice Cream! The Mount Shasta Rotary presents the Annual Blackberry Music Festival. Line up: Leslie Tift & Tom Scott, Rockit, & Secret Society Handshake
TURLOCK: WSGMA Labor Day Gospel Music Celebration September 3,
2018, 12-6 p.m.
Turlock Community Auditorium
1574 E. Canal Dr.
Line up: Solid Ground | The Roberts | Reliance | Lighthouse Boys | Herb Henry Family | Evidence Quartet | California Melody Boys | The Cornell Trio | The Rykert Trio
SAN BERNARDINO: High Life Music Festival September 1 - 2, 2018
High Life Music Festivalfeatures top artists (T.I., Fat Joe, B-Legit, Yo Gotti, etc.), a marijuana exhibit, and an area for medical marijuana cardholders. Age 18+.
PINECREST: Bear Music Fest September 7-9, 2018
Line up: The Brothers Comatose | The Last Bandoleros | T Sisters | Kate Kay Es | Ghost of Paul Revere | Amalia Watty | Helen Gillet | Sonny Step | Puckett Family Project | Afrolicious | The Terry Family Band
Oxnard Jazz Festival September
8, 2018, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Oxnard Beach Park
1601 Harbor Blvd.
Line up: Con Funk Shun...
World Concert for Peace September
8, 2018, 6:30
Shakespeare Stage, trailsandvistas.org
NORTH FORK: Whitey Morgan's Annual Birthday at Bandit Town
September 8, 2018
Bandit Town USA
55420 Road 226
North Fork, CA 93643
$Sold out, banditbrand.com
BBQ, music festival and Allnight Campout at Bandit Town
San Diego Blues Festival September
8, 2018, 12 Noon - 8 p.m.
Embarcadero Marina Park North
Line up: Tommy Castro & the Painkillers | Chickenbone Slim & the Biscuits | Fred Heath | Billy Gibbons & Friends | The Sons of Soul Revivers | Kenny Neal | John Nemeth & the Blue Dreamers | Lightnin Malcom | Sara Rogo
JUNE LAKE: June Lake Jam Fest September 8-9, 2018, 12-9
Gull Lake Park
June Lake Loop
June Lake, CA
$90 approx., monoarts.org
June Lake Jam Fest produced by Mono Council for the Arts ()
Line up: Moonalice | Achilles Wheel | Groove Session | Strawberry Moon | The Higgs | The Brett Davis Experience | Rose's Pawn Shop | Hempstring Orchestra
Orinda Jazz Festival September 9, 2018, 1-3 p.m.
Orinda Community Church
10 Irwin Way
$10-$20 suggested donation, facebook.com/orindajazzfestival
A special concert event features Grammy-winner Mads Tolling, Jules Broussard, Jenna Mammina, Coehlo & Ridnell, Brian Byrnes, Shana Dinha, Carol Alban, Machiko Shimada, Ben Flint, Joseph Hebert, Terry Miller, Michael Henning, Captain Didgeridoo, Alvenson Ikemba, Nancy Tyler and James Freeman. Assembled by Carol Alban. NorCal Fire Benefit Concert.
Fishstock Music Festival
Kernville Rodeo Grounds
Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival Postponed till 2019
LONG BEACH: Folk Revival Cancelled in 2018 - Bye bye
ANTIOCH: Delta Blues Festival March 2, 2019
Western Music Association Showcase
Sunday, September 17, 2017, Noon-3 p.m.
The Autry Museum
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA
Join musicians and cowboy poets as they perform stories and songs of the romantic Old West, contemporary music of the American West, and songs of the open range and the American cowboy. Hosted by the California Chapter of the Western Music Association.
SAN LUIS OBISPO:
Line up: Christopher Parkening...
JACKSON: Main Street Jackson Musical Organ Rally Experience the music of yesteryear! Unusual musical band organs from all over the country and their colorful owners, performing on Main Street, Jackson. See these wonderful machines work and learn a little about America's past. Days of 49 & Musical Organ Rally. An authentic wagon train of twenty horse-drawn wagons will pull into Jackson, CA
RIVERSIDE: Mariachi Festival November 10, 2018, 9 a.m.- 8:30 p.m.
PIONEERTOWN: Desert Stars Festival returns spring of 2019
Pappy and Harriets 53688 Pioneertown Road
Pioneertown, CA desertstarsfestival.com
Lineup: Los Lobos | California Honeydrops...
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