The Best Music to See in Marin this June

Explore Marin’s music scene at some of our favorite venues. Here’s the best live performances happening in June


June 2

Peri’s Tavern

Show 9 p.m. – Tickets $10

The Bay Area’s BEST AC/DC tribute band, AZ/DZ features Josh Zee (Mother Truckers), Monroe Grisman & Adam “Bagel” Berkowitz (Petty Theft), Joey Dibono and Dave Vincent (Illeagles). Advance tickets suggested!

Shana Morrison

June 2

Rancho Nicasio

Dinner reservations 6 p.m.-8 p.m./Show 7:30 p.m. – $23

Van Morrison’s daughter and Marin County’s own songstress continues to light up any stage with her gritty vocals and bluesy style.

Grant-Lee Phillips

June 3

HopMonk Novato

Doors 7 p.m./ Show 8 p.m. – $20

One of the founding musicians of the 90’s trio Grant Lee Buffalo, Phillips is touring to support his new album, All That You Can Dream, with Marin’s own Jeremy D’Antonio of San Geronimo opening!

Eric Hutchinson

June 8

Sweetwater Music Hall

Doors 7 p.m./ Show 8 p.m. – $31 advance tickets
Best Live Music Marin, June, Eric Hutchinson

Hutchinson, an international platinum-selling singer-songwriter whose #1song “Rock and Roll,” skyrocketed him to fame, is celebrating the 15th anniversary of his legendary album Sounds Like This

Victoria George and the High Lonesome

June 8

Peri’s Tavern

Show 8 p.m. – $10

Fairfax’s own brings her “California Country” and stellar band featuring Phillbillie on guitar, Mike Anderson on bass, James Deprato on guitar and others!. 

Jesse Brewster

June 9

Rancho Nicasio

Outdoor Sunset Series – Show 7 p.m. – No Cover ($15 donation suggested)
Best Live Music Marin, June, Jesse Brewster

You may have seen Jesse Brewster with the Illeagles, but did you know he has an established singer-songwriter career as well? Catch this multi-instrumentalist at this special solo show.

Beso Negro

June 9

Smiley’s Saloon

Show 9 p.m. – $10

Beso Negro is a dynamic force of Gypsy, Latin, and Americana music. 

Fairfax Festival

June 10-11

Best Live Music Marin, June, Fairfax Festival

The Fairfax Festival is a local weekend-long tradition that has something for everyone. It kicks off with a Family Film Night in the Ballfield on Friday night. Come back for the parade at 10 AM on Saturday, then enjoy two days of celebrating the good things in life and in Fairfax.

There will be great local music at three outdoor stages, crafts and flea market treasures, fresh, wholesome food, beer, and organic wine tasting. Kids will be entertained in the expanded children’s area, and social and environmental issues will be presented at the Ecofest.

Fairfax Festival After Party

June 10

Peri’s Tavern

Show 6 p.m. – Tickets $20 advance (highly recommended)

6pm Michael Brown Band + friends on patio 6pm

8pm DJ Eldon The K.I.D. (inside) 

9-11pm – SOUL SKA 

11-1130 – DJ Eldon The K.I.D.

1130-close – THE CROOKED STUFF

Jerry’s Middle Finger

June 11

Sweetwater Music Hall

Doors 7 p.m./ Show 8 p.m. – $25 advance tickets

LA-based band Jerry’s Middle Finger delivers the best Jerry Garcia Band tribute experience in the world!

David Nelson Band-80th Birthday (Cookout Concert Series)

June 16

HopMonk Novato

Doors 4:30/ Show 6:00 – Tickets $49.50 (GA), $71.50 (GA + cookout meal)

The David Nelson Band has been recording and performing since 1994, continuing the “almost acoustic style” that he played with Jerry Garcia. The set will contain a mixture of Nelson’s originals. Select covers, and Grateful Dead classics.

Marty O’Reilly (trio) w/ Credit Electric

June 16

Peri’s Tavern

Show 8 p.m. – Tickets $17

Critically acclaimed originator of the “soul folk magic” sound, O’Reilly makes his Fairfax debut along with HOT up and comers Credit Electric – advance tickets are suggested!


June 17

Peri’s Tavern

Show 8:30 p.m. – $10
Best Live Music Marin, June, Catfight

Teal Collins (Mother Truckers/Boom Box Band) brings her amazing rock project back to Peri’s featuring Daria Johnson on drums/vocals, Angeline Saris on bass, Jeff Miller on guitar, Jordan Feinstein on keys, and some very special guests. DJ D2 spins after until closing time!

Michael LaMacchia

June 18

The Junction

Show 2 p.m. – FREE

LaMacchia’s sound blends Jazz, Brazilian, African, and Latin grooves with his own unique guitar style. He’s played with some renowned musicians including Buddy Guy, Phil Lesh, and Wynton Marsalis.

Mark Karan’s Buds

June 22

Sweetwater Music Hall

Doors 7 p.m./ Show 8 p.m. – $18

Karan is an esteemed local guitarist and singer who’s best known for his work with former members of the Grateful Dead in RatDog, as well as the Other Ones, Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum, and Phil Lesh and Friends. 

Victor Little’s Big Hit

June 22

Peri’s Tavern

Show 8 p.m. – $10
Best Live Music Marin, June, Victor Little

SF jazz funk bass veteran brings his all-star band back to Fairfax – whatever they play it WILL be funky!

Jeffrey Halford & the Healers

June 23

Rancho Nicasio

Outdoor Sunset Series – Show 7 p.m. – No Cover (Donation suggested $15)

Halford has been charming audiences for over 30 years with his Americana style of singer-songwriting. His newest record, West Towards South, was lauded by Rolling Stone’s bassist Bill Wyman. 

Petty Theft 

June 23-24

Sweetwater Music Hall

Doors 8 p.m./ Show 9 p.m. – $30 advance tickets

Voted “Best Tribute Band” and “Best Cover Band” in the Bay Area many times over in several press outlets, this Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers cover band show will sell out!  

Katie Knipp

June 24

Mac’s at 19 and Broadway

Show 9:00 p.m. – $10
Best Live Music Marin, June, Katie Knipp

Katie Knipp is a Billboard Charting Blues Americana Artist and two time SAMMIE award winner for Best Blues Artist – this is a special show you won’t want to miss!

Cracker (Cookout Concert Series)

June 24-25

HopMonk Novato

Doors 4:30/ Show 6:00 –  Tickets $40 (GA), $62 (GA + Cookout Meal)

Cracker has been playing alt-rock Americana for over 25 years, with multiple gold records and hit songs like “Low,” and “Get Off This,” that are still in current radio rotation.  

Emilie Rohrbach

Emilie Rohrbach has taught music and theater to grades pre-school through 8th in San Francisco and Marin counties for the last 20 years. She has been a freelance writer for Divine Caroline for five years, and her writing has appeared in Narratively, Hippocampus, Common Ground, Travelers’ Tales, and Marin Magazine, among others. She is passionate about Room to Read, Shanti Bhavan, and Destiny Arts and serves on the board of Knighthorse Theatre Company.