Out & About, Music: September


Featured: Explore the Intimate Musical World of the Chamber

September 22

Get familiar with this classic music form in an intimate setting for which it was designed. Set at the First Presbyterian Church in San Anselmo, the ECHO Chamber Orchestra kicks off its fifth season with There And Back Again, a concert of four contrasting works including Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise (featuring soprano Wendy Loder), City Suite, Nonet, and the Third Symphony of Franz Schubert. A complimentary wine reception and art exhibition follows the performance.

First Presbyterian Church (San Anselmo)


Chris Isaak

Sept 4

The rockabilly rebel and brokenhearted crooner brings his distinctive guitar and vocal stylings to the stage.

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (Santa Rosa)

707.546.3600, lutherburbankcenter.org


Metallica and the S.F. Symphony

Sept 6

Conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas and Edwin Outwater, this joint concert celebrates the 20th anniversary of this unique collaboration.

Chase Center (SF)

sfsymphony.org, 415.864.6000


The First Time…The Music of Roberta Flack 

Sept 6–7

Vocalist Natalie Douglas salutes the smooth soul singer, songwriter and pianist with a selection of songs.

Feinstein’s at the Nikko (SF)

866.663.1063, feinsteinssf.com


Summer Stomp

Sept 7

The California Honeydrops headline a day of music including Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic, Soul Ska and Bolinas’s own Epicenter Sound DJ team.

Love Field (Point Reyes Station)


The Beach Boys

Sept 7

The band that brought “Good Vibrations” and the California coastal sound to the world rocks on.

Rodney Strong Vineyards (Healdsbsurg)

707.431.1533, rodneystrongconcertseries.com


Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra

Sept 9

Known for his nuevo flamenco acoustic guitar, this ordained Zen monk has a multiplatinum career, releasing more than 25 albums in multiple genres.

Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)

415.388.3850, sweetwatermusichall.com


Café Tacvba

Sept 10

Mexico City’s genre-bending quartet expands the notion of rock en español to explore indie rock, electronic music, musique concrète, cumbia, norteña and more.

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (Santa Rosa)

707.546.3600, lutherburbankcenter.org


Squeeze Songbook

Sept 12

This iconic band celebrates its 45th anniversary with tunes from an extensive list of hits as well as rare gems from its back catalogue and members’ solo careers. Seminal L.A. punk band X opens.

Fox Theatre (Oakland)




Sept 13

America’s preeminent progressive rock band performs its “Point of Know Return album (1977) in its entirety, as well as hit songs, deep cuts and fan favorites.

Luther Burbank Center (Santa Rosa)

707.546.3600, lutherburbankcenter.org



Sept 13

In a new show, the all-male string quartet puts a unique pop-classical spin on some of the biggest songs from the silver screen.

Feinstein’s at the Nikko (SF)

866-663-1063, feinsteinssf.com


Marin Symphony Fall Pops: Cirque de la Symphonie

Sept 14

Watch spectacular aerial acrobatics while the Marin Symphony performs selections from Dvořák, Bizet, Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov.

Marin Veterans’ Auditorium (San Rafael)

415.473.6800, marincenter.org


Steely Dan

Sept 14

Inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, this 1970s band helped define the sound of the decade.

Luther Burbank Center (Santa Rosa)

707.546.3600, lutherburbankcenter.org


Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour

Sept 15

Elton John takes the stage for what might be his last tour.

Chase Center (SF)



Funky Feat

Sept 15

Featuring members of Little Feat — Paul Barrere, Ken Gradney, Fred Tackett and Gabe Ford — the band brings its Dixie-inflected funk-boogie sound to Marin.

HopMonk Tavern (Novato)

415.892.6200, hopmonk.com


Blackalicious Nia

Sept 18

The NorCal hip-hop group celebrates the 20th anniversary of its debut full-length album.

Slim’s (SF)

415.885.0750, slimspresents.com


Bobby McFerrin

Sept 19–22

Returning for the first time in almost a decade, the performer known for turning a show into a group event continues to gift the audience with his signature magic, inspired vocals and irrepressible humor.

Miner Auditorium (SF)

866.920.5299, sfjazz.org


The Australian Pink Floyd Show

Sept 24

Yes, they played at David Gilmour’s 50th birthday celebration, and this tribute band from Down Under still presents the same note-for-note perfection, light and laser show, video animations and filmed sequences for which the original band was known.

Luther Burbank Center (Santa Rosa)

707.546.3600, lutherburbankcenter.org


Melvin Seals & JGB

Sept 26–27

Along with special guest Phil Lesh, this band continues the legacy of the Jerry Garcia Band.

Terrapin Crossroads (San Rafael)

415.524.2773, terrapincrossroads.net


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.