Marin Music Festivals 2019

Outdoor music fests are one of the perks of California in summer. Spend a day or a weekend dancing to country, folk, rock and everything in between in Marin, as well as in the rest of the Bay Area. 
Marin Music Festivals

 

HUICHICA MUSIC FESTIVAL

JUNE 7–8

Set among the rolling hills and grapevines of Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma, this family-friendly event features indie and up-coming acts such as Foxwarren, Fruit Bats and Heron Oblivion along with artisan regional wine.

COUNTRY SUMMER

JUNE 14–16

Tim McGraw is the headliner at this festival of American country music, but the lineup also includes favorites Lauren Alaina and Jimmie Green. It’s at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, which offers tent and RV camping.

STERN GROVE MUSIC FESTIVAL

JUNE 16–AUGUST 18

In its 82nd season, this San Francisco tradition delivers world-class performing arts without charging a dime.

KATE WOLF MUSIC FESTIVAL

JUNE 27–30

Four stages, on 150 acres at Black Oak Ranch in Mendocino County, feature Los Lobos and John Hiatt as well as Ruthie Foster, California Honeydrops and many others. Camp and dance among old-growth oaks.

HIGH SIERRA MUSIC FESTIVAL

JULY 4–7

The Lil Smokies and Galactic are just two of the bands enhancing the deep green of Plumas National Forest. Costume themes are common, and the late-night shows are often the most popular. RV and tent camping are available in the pines.

FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY

JULY 12–21

From performances by world-famous opera stars and music from a jazz fusion combo to concerts for kids and a gala featuring Seal, this annual performing arts showcase features events that focus on music and the wine and food that the valley is best known for.

REDWOOD RAMBLE

JULY 18–21

Hear acts like Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience, California Kind, and the Ramble Jam in the redwoods of the Anderson Valley’s Camp Navarro. A nightly fire circle, mindfulness walks and a class on understanding the nuances of wine are part of the fun.

GUITARFISH FESTIVAL

JULY 25–28

DJ sets by Afrolicious Sound System and Disco Terrorist complement live performances by Jimmy Leslie and the Guitarfish Family Band plus many others at this family-friendly fest on the banks of the Yuba River at the Cisco Grove Campground near Truckee.

PETALUMA MUSIC FESTIVAL

AUGUST 3

With all proceeds benefiting the Petaluma area’s public school music programs, this festival has music on four stages, shaded VIP seating, and specialty food and drink from local vendors.

OUTSIDE LANDS

AUGUST 9–11

The epic mega-event sparkles with luminaries like Paul Simon, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots and Kacey Musgraves. Food stalls feature bites and meals from San Francisco’s trendiest restaurants; Beer Lands is curated by Magnolia Brewing Company’s Dave McLean; have a cannabis experience at Grass Lands; anything can happen on the GastroMagic stage.

 

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