Marin is famous for so many legendary musical connections: everyone from Jefferson Airplane to the Grateful Dead, to Van Halen to The Black Crowes have some kind of roots in the county. Want to see who you can catch live now? We’ve got a guide to all things Marin music, from what’s on this month to where to see bands to stories on local musicians.
Feature photo credit: Bob Minkin
Best Live Music Venues in Marin
Best Live Music Venues Southern Marin
Just a short drive over the Golden Gate Bridge from the south or down the 101 from the north, these are our favorite live music venues.
Best Live Music Venues in West Marin
If you’re looking for live music in Bolinas, Point Reyes Station and Lagunitas, these venues serve quality food and music.
Best Live Music Venues Central Marin
If you’re looking for live music in Fairfax and San Rafael these venues serve quality food and music.
Best Live Music Venues Northern Marin
If you’re looking for live music in Novato and Nicasio these three venues serve quality food and music.
More on Marin Musicians
A History of Marin Jazz: The Thriving Music Scene You Didn’t Know Existed
Tying into the Bay Area’s history of Black American Music, Marin County was a vibrant place to see jazz in the ’60s and ’70s.
Grateful Dead’s Bobby Weir Over the Decades, as Seen Through the Eyes of Photographer Bob Minkin
In this new book, the photographer showcases a collection of incredible images of one of the band’s founding members.
Sammy Hagar: The Red Rocker on His Cocktail Book With Guy Fieri, Cabo Wabo Cantina and More
Hagar is a Marin legend, having owned a home in Mill Valley since the 1970s, well before his time as the lead singer of Van Halen.
Chris Robinson Finds a Home in Marin
The former singer for the Black Crowes finds peace in West Marin.