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California September Music Festivals

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.

LOS ANGELES: Concert for America September 21, 2019
An evening at UCLA's Royce Hall leveraging the power of music and performance to support vulnerable people in crisis features performances and calls to action from Chris Wood   and Melissa Benoist (Supergirl), Wayne Brady (Let's Make A Deal), Liz Callaway (Anastasia), Marcia Cross (Desperate Housewives), Kate Flannery (The Office), Grant Gustin, Cheyenne Jackson (American Horror Story), Rachel Bay Jones (Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen), Jane Lynch (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Laurie Metcalf (The Conners),  Melissa Manchester,  Eric McCormack (Will & Grace), Caroline Rhea (Disney channel's Sydney To The Max), Gina Torres (Pearson), and more! $tickets, ConcertForAmerica.com 

ONTARIO: Huck Finn Jubilee  September 27-28, 2019
Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park
800 N. Archibald
Ontario, CA
off Interstate 10 at the Archibald Exit in Ontario
$65-up, huckfinn.com
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

OXNARD: Oxnard Jazz Festival September 14, 2019, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Oxnard Beach Park
1601 Harbor Blvd.
Oxnard, CA
$, oxnardjazzfestival.com

DEL MAR: KAABOO Del Mar September 13-15, 2019. Line up: Duran Duran | Dave Matthews Band | Sheryl Crow | Snoop Dogg | REO Speedwagon | Sublime with Rome | Black Eyed Peas | OneRepublic | Boyz II Men | Switchfoot  ... Location: Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds  2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard $tickets, kaaboodelmar.com

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Boots & Brews Music Festival September 28, 2019, 1-9 p.m.
Madonna Inn's Madonna Meadows (outdoors)
$54-up, madonnainn.com
Line up: Adam Doleac | Riley Green | High Valley | Justin Moore

SAN DIEGO: CRSSD Techno Festival September 28-29, 2019 SOLD OUT
San Diego Waterfront
crssdfest.com

SAN BERNARDINO: Nocturnal Wonderland September 14-15, 2019
Glen Helen Regional Park
$79 up, nocturnalwonderland.com 

VACAVILLE: Vacaville Jazz Festival September 20-22, 2019
Free Admission VacaJazz.com
Line up: Vaca Jazz Society's...

LAWNDALE: Blues & Jazz Music Festival September 14, 2019, 1 p.m.
Jane Addams Park
15114 Firmona Avenue
Lawndale, CA
Free, lawndalecity.org

GUERNEVILLE: Old Grove Festival Pickin' in the Redwoods September 14, 2019 featuring Rainbow Girls plus Sam Chase and the Untraditionals. 4:30-10 p.m. Armstrong Redwoods State Park $90, stewardscr.org

WESTCHESTER: Westchester Arts and Music (WAM) Block Party September 21, 2019, 9 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. wamblockparty.org

PETALUMA: Piano Festival & Honky-Tonk Piano Competition September 15, 2019
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
Location: Brewster Beer Garden, 229 Water St.

FIDDLETOWN: Fiddlers' Jam Saturday, September 21, 2019 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Musician sign-ups begin at 9 a.m.
fiddletownca.org
The Fiddletown Community Center presents the Annual music festival on Main Street in Fiddletown offers free, fun, family-friendly entertainment. 

COLUMBIA: Fiddle & Bango Contest September 28, 2019 10:30 a.m.
visitcolumbiacalifornia.com

TEMPLETON: Whale Rock Music Festival September 14-15, 2019, Noon-9 p.m.
Castoro Cellars
Whale Rock Vineyard
Templeton, CA
$75-up, castorocellars.com

BISHOP: Millpond Music Festival September 20-22, 2019
Millpond County Park
$30-up, inyo.org

MONTEREY: Monterey Jazz Festival  September 27-29, 2019
Monterey County Fairgrounds
Fairground Road and Casa Verde Way
Monterey, CA
Grounds passes Prices start at $45, arena passes $71-up
 montereyjazzfestival.org

FOLSOM: Folsom Live September 21, 2019, 5 p.m.
Sutter Street
Folsom, CA
$35-up folsomlive.com 
folsomlive.com
This is a street party in Folsom.
Line up: Lydia Pense | Nathan Owen Motown & Soul | Cripple Creek | Iriefuse | Atomic Punks | Killer Queens | Joel the Band | Djrigatony | Dueling Pianos

GRASS VALLEY: Celtic Festival September 27-29, 2019
 Music and Magic at KVMR Celtic Festival held at  Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney.  kvmrcelticfestival.org 

TORRANCE: Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival Saturday, September 28, 2019
Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, California. $25-55, kalakoa.com

FONTANA: All Accordion Fest August 30-September 1, 2019
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.

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Labour of Love Music Festival September 1, 2019,  Bolsa Chica State Beach. Free Christian music festival features headliner Newsboys.

KERNVILLE: Kern River Rock N Blues Festival September 26-29, 2019
kernriverrocknblues.com

SAN DIEGO: Adams Avenue Street Fair September 21-22, 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
adamsavenuebusiness.com

MURRIETA: Get Shamrocked Music Festival September 27-28, 2019
Murrieta Town Square Park
$tickets, getshamrocked.com

BERKELEY: Berkeley Old Time Music Convention September 18-22, 2019
Berkeley CA
berkeleyoldtimemusic.org

CALIFORNIA CITY/EDWARDS: Wasteland Weekend   September 25-29, 2019
$200 approx., wastelandweekend.com
Live bands | Fire performances | Mad Max-style vehicles | Post-apocalyptic combat exhibitions | Contests and activities | Photo shoots | DJs |  

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Boots & Brews Country Music Festival September 28, 2019
Madonna Meadows
$40-up, bootsandbrews.com/slo
Beer & food are not included but sold separately

BREA / FULLERTON: Ragfest September 7, 2019
ragfest.com

WOODLAND: One Love Reggae Festival August 31-September 1, 2019, 10 a.m.- 10 p.m.
Yolo County Fairgrounds
1250 Gum Ave.
Woodland, CA
 $75-up, OneLoveOneHeartReggae.com 
 Camping On-site tent camping available. 
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.

JUNE LAKE: June Lake Jam Fest September 6-9, 2019
Gull Lake Park
June Lake Loop
June Lake, CA
$, monoarts.org
June Lake Jam Fest produced by Mono Council for the Arts

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Blues Festival September 7, 2019, 12 Noon - 8 p.m.
Embarcadero Marina Park North
$, sdbluesfest.com

DANA POINT: Ohana September 27-29, 2019
Doheny State Beach
25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
$125/day-up, theohanafest.com 

PLACERVILLE: Dry Diggings Camping and Music Festival August 30-September 1, 2019
El Dorado Fairgrounds
drydiggingsfestival.com

Past Events

SIMI VALLEY: Cowboys & Cabernet Music Festival September 23, 2018, 3:30-7 p.m.
Hummingbird Ranch
Simi Valley, CA
$50-65, cowboysandcabernet.com

STOCKTON: Bump Festival's Sounds of Summer September 22-23, 2018
$50-up, bumpfestivals.com
Windmill Cove Bar & Grill
 Stockton, CA
Bump, an EDM music festival, is back with an age 18+ event

MARTINEZ: Bay Area Blues Festival September 22-23, 2018, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Free admission, mainstreetmartinez.org 
Line up:   

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.
Watts, CA
Free wattstowers.org
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.

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

LONG BEACH: New Blues Festival September 1-2, 2018
El Dorado Regional Park 7801 E Wardlow Rd. Long Beach, CA $40-250 newbluesfestival.com 

LINCOLN: Funk Fest  September 1, 2018
Thunder Valley Casino Resort
thundervalleyresort.com
O'Jays, Ohio Players and more

INGLEWOOD: The First Annual Tailgate Fest September 1, 2018  The Forum grounds
Inglewood, CA
$109-up, LATailgateFest.com
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

BROWNSVILLE: Brownsville Blues Festival September 2, 2018, 12 Noon - dusk Ponderosa Park Brownsville, CA facebook.com/brownsvillebluesfestival 
Line up: Willie G | Backyard Blues Band | Andy Santana 

LINCOLN: Rewind Fest September 2, 2018
$45-up, thundervalleyresort.com
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
Nixon Rd
Mt Shasta, CA
Free, mtshastachamber.com
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.
Gospel
Turlock Community Auditorium
1574 E. Canal Dr.
Turlock, CA
$15-18, wsgma.com 

SAN BERNARDINO: High Life Music Festival September 1 - 2, 2018
San Bernardino
highlifemusicfestival.com
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
 $199-up, bearmusicfest.com

LAKE TAHOE: World Concert for Peace September 8, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
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

ORINDA: Orinda Jazz Festival September 9, 2018, 1-3 p.m.
Orinda Community Church
10 Irwin Way
Orinda, CA
$10-$20 suggested donation, facebook.com/orindajazzfestival

KERNVILLE: Fishstock Music Festival 
Kernville Rodeo Grounds
 friendsofthekernriverhatchery.org

GUERNEVILLE: Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival Postponed till 2019
russianriverfestivals.com

LONG BEACH: Folk Revival Cancelled in 2018  - Bye bye

ANTIOCH: Delta Blues Festival March 2, 2019
Waldie Plaza
deltabluesfestival.net

LOS ANGELES: Western Music Association Showcase Sunday, September 17, 2017, Noon-3 p.m.
The Autry Museum
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA
$14, theautry.org
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: La Guitarra September 2019

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.
Fairmount Park
Riverside, CA
$fee riversideca.gov

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