Summer’s almost here and the time is right for dancing in the streets… and on lawns, by the creek, in pavilions — anywhere you name it, Marin County is the place to be for a full summer of free outdoor concerts for the whole family to enjoy. With most events, you are invited to bring blankets, your own food and drink, and low-back chairs if you wish, but check the websites below for all specific rules and regulations.
Community Park, Belvedere
Sundays: July 18 – September 3, 4-6 p.m.
This year, Belvedere Concerts-in-the-Park is celebrating 25 years of music. Since the inception, each summer has featured four diverse concerts, with attendance ranging from 400 to as many as 800. This year’s lineup features Pride and Joy, Traveling Wilburys Revue, Stealin’ Chicago and Neon Velvet.
Menke Park, Old Corte Madera Square
Sundays: June 11 – August 27, 5-6:30 p.m.
Corte Madera Community Foundation’s popular summer series is back! Come check out the packed lineup of acts including Terrie Odabi, Spike Sikes and His Awesome Hot Cakes and Mustangs of the West among others.
Community Center, 203 Marin Ave
Fridays: June 16 – August 11, 5:30-8 p.m.
Extended Series: Creekside Unplugged at the Cabin, August 25 and September 8.
Bring the whole family — pets included! — and set up camp at the Mill Valley Community Center. Each week features local musicians including the Cole Tate Band, Fog City Swampers and Marble Party playing great music, food and more.
Homestead Valley Community Center, 315 Montford Ave
Saturday, August 26
The festival is back again this year and will be held outdoors in the meadow the weekend before Labor Day weekend at the Homestead Valley Community Center. Stay tuned for the lineup!
Novato Civic Green, 901 Sherman Ave
Fridays: June 2 – August 18, 6-8 p.m.
Live concerts at Novato Civic Green are back on selected Fridays! Enjoy the music of Moonalice, Citizen Flannel and Burnside among others. Guests are encouraged to bring their own picnic blankets and lawn chairs, and outside food and drinks are permitted. Sadly, dogs have to sit this one out.
Hamilton Amphitheater, 601 N. Hamilton Parkway
Saturdays: June 24 – August 26, 5- 7 p.m.
224 Vintage Way
Tuesdays: 6-8 p.m.
The lead singer of Poor Man’s Whiskey and Whiskey Family Band invites a star-studded group of musicians to play together every Tuesday in the outdoor beer garden. Past guests have included members of Poor Man’s Whiskey, Wreckless Strangers, Hot Buttered Rum and more.
Creek Park Amphitheater, 525 San Anselmo Ave, and Town Hall Plaza, 634 San Anselmo Ave
Fridays and Saturdays: June 9 – September 30 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Marinwood Park, 775 Miller Creek Road
Fridays: June 23, July 7, August 4, August 18 6-8 p.m.
While the lineup is yet to be announced, each concert will feature high quality music from some of the Bay Area’s top rock, bluegrass and folk artists and barbecue by Marinwood Market plus a bar for the adults. Bring a picnic blanket and your appetite!
Gabrielson Park, 750 Bridgeway
Fridays: June 2 – September 15
The jam-packed event that is Jazz and Blues by the Bay is back! The entire lawn will be available for lawn seating so bring a (low) chair, some friends and come enjoy the music. Among the performers this year are Ron Rosson & Music for the Soul Band, Mangobus and Nate’ the Soulsanger. Food and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase, but guests are permitted to bring their own food and beverages to the park.