Out & About, Music: June


Featured: The Music of the Grateful Dead for Kids


This family-friendly jam from the Rock and Roll Playhouse is designed for babies and kids and encourages them to move, play, and sing while experiencing songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock and roll. Even the volume is turned down to accommodate little ears, giving adults an incentive to listen just a little bit more closely. Takes place for Father’s Day, June 15 in Mill Valley at the Sweetwater Music Hall. 415.388.3850, sweetwatermusichall.com





San Francisco Boys Chorus

June 1

Special guest soprano Deborah Voigt joins the annual spring concert.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF)

415.978.2787, ybca.org


Carmina Burana

June 4

Carl Orff’s masterpiece is performed by the S.F. Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Davies Symphony Hall (SF)

415.864.6000, sfsymphony.org


San Francisco Jazz Festival

June 11

Fiddle-faddle your way into summer with a free celebration of jazz, featuring Royal Jelly Jive and La Mixta Criolla, plus a beer garden, classic films and food trucks.

PROXY space (SF)

866.920.5299, sfjazz.org


Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles

June 12

Mastering the songs, gestures and nuances of the famous foursome, this performance includes high-definition imagery and hits from the vast anthology of Beatles classics plus all of Abbey Road.

Ruth Finley Person Theater (Santa Rosa)

707.546.3600, lutherburbankcenter.org


Jeff Oster

June 13

In a style described as “Miles Davis meets Pink Floyd,” this trumpeter’s playing resonates across genres and generations.

Fenix (San Rafael)

415.813.5600, fenixlive.com


Duff McKagan featuring Shooter Jennings

June 14

Embarking on a spring tour in support of his next album, Tenderness, the Guns N’ Roses alum pairs with the son of Waylon.

Great American Music Hall (SF)

415.885.0750, slimspresents.com


Bluegrass Father’s Day Celebration

June 15

Part of the Rock and Roll Playhouse, a family concert series that invites kids to move, dance and jam to songs by the likes of the Grateful Dead.

Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)

415.388.3850, sweetwatermusichall.com


Unseen | Unheard

June 15–16

Using instruments created by Paul Dresher, Daniel Schmidt and Don Buchla, The Dresher/Davel Invented Instrument Duo presents its first full-length concerts in San Francisco. The audience will be invited onstage to play the instruments post-concert.

B.Way Theater (SF)

415.549.8519, odc.dance


Coming Home

June 16

The ECHO Chamber Orchestra of San Anselmo’s program features works by three Bay Area composers.

First Presbyterian Church (San Anselmo)

415.300.7962, echorchestra.com


Digable Planets

June 16

The jazz and hip-hop vibes of Digable Planets kick off this summer’s season of outdoor concerts and performances at the Stern Grove Festival. Local hip-hop hybrid Bang Data opens.

19th Ave and Sloat Blvd (SF)

415.252.6252, sterngrove.org


Call Me By Your Name

June 18

The score of this feature film is performed live by the S.F. Symphony while the film plays on the big screen.

Davies Symphony Hall (SF)

415.864.6000, sfsymphony.org


San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus

June 21–22

In celebration of Pride month, the SFGMC presents Queens, a choral presentation to commemorate the past, present and future of the LGBTQ rights movement.

Sydney Goldstein Theater (SF)

415.392.4400, sfgmc.org


Indigo Girls

June 22

Touring behind their 16th studio album, One Lost Day, Emily Saliers and Amy Ray emote their folk rock as only they can.

Ruth Finley Person Theater (Santa Rosa)

707.546.3600, lutherburbankcenter.org


The Slackers

June 22

The long-running New York ska band brings its mix of ska, rocksteady, dub, and jazz along with opening act the Phenomenauts.

Slim’s (SF)

415.885.0750, slimspresents.com


Folias Duo

June 23

The husband-and-wife duo bring their tango-influenced guitar and flute artistry to Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society’s monthly series.

Old Saint Hilary’s Church (Tiburon)

415.435.1853, landmarkssociety.com


Los Van Van

June 23

Dance the afternoon away to the uniquely Cuban songo sound (a concoction of rock, jazz, and son) and the global stylings of opening act Banda Sin Nombre as Stern Grove continues the new season.

19th Avenue and Sloat Blvd (SF)

415.252.6252, sterngrove.org


Bill Frisell Trio

June 24

Improvisational guitar is the name of the game from this supporter of American grassroots music.

Terrapin Crossroads (San Rafael)

415.524.2773, terrapincrossroads.net



June 26

After a quiet five years, the British singer returns with a new album, Still on My Mind.

Masonic (SF)

415.776.7457, sfmasonic.com


One More Try: the George Michael Tribute Show

June 29

Close out Pride Month with this eight-piece George Michael tribute band performing greatest hits from both the duo Wham! and his solo career.

Hopmonk Tavern (Novato)

415.892.6200, www.hopmonk.com

Chrisitina Mueller

Christina Mueller is a long-time Bay Area food writer. She hails from the East Coast and has spent way too much time in South America and Europe. She discovered her talent as a wordsmith in college and her love of all things epicurean in grad school. She has written for Condé Nast Contract Publishing, Sunset, and the Marin Independent Journal, among others. She volunteers with California State Parks and at her childrens’ schools, and supports the Marin Audubon Society, PEN America, and Planned Parenthood. When she is not drinking wine by a fire, she is known to spend time with her extended family.