Out & About, Music: July
The Bay Area has a thriving music scene and Marin is no musical slouch either. Here are the listings from our latest issue, highlighting mostly Marin and the rest of the Bay Area too.
In a dive bar along Horseshoe Cove with million dollar views of the Golden Gate Bridge, The Watch covers tunes with an Irish bent, from U2 and the Cranberries to Johnny Cash and Flogging Molly. The band features David Winter on vocals, keys, and guitar and Lee Corbie Wells on fiddle and vocals with a backing band of Bay Area veterans.
Travis Marina Bar (Sausalito). 415.332.2319
Live Persian flamenco and the harmony between poem and music is the name of the game from this pioneer of the genre.
Fenix (San Rafael)
This 50th anniversary musical salute features Caravanserai (the Santana Tribute) and SF Airship (the Jefferson Airplane Experience).
Stern Grove Festival
The annual outdoor free concert by the San Francisco Symphony includes Mendelssohn’s “Fingal’s Cave” overture and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
Stern Grove (SF)
Nothing says summer quite like this ukulele-powered Hawaiian reggae folk rock band.
Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
Schwabacher Summer Concert
July 11, 13
Merola Opera Program commences its 62nd season with a showcase of the program’s rising stars, performing scenes from Lucia di Lammermoor, Il trovatore, Faust, Die schweigsame Frau and La rondine.
San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SF)
Twelve pianos, available for passersby to play for 12 days, transform part of Golden Gate Park into an alfresco concert hall, with some professional musicians scheduled and three illuminated evenings.
San Francisco Botanical Garden (SF)
The R&B and blues songstress draws from her 2017 Songs of Bob Dylan album in this live show.
Terrapin Crossroads (San Rafael)
The Grammy-winning classical guitarist performs in Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society’s monthly series.
Old Saint Hilary’s Church (Tiburon)
Valley of the Moon Music Festival
This Sonoma-based festival celebrates its fifth season with classic and romantic chamber music played on period instruments.
Sonoma and environs
Out of This World
The San Francisco Symphony celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with visuals on the big screen, works by Ravel, Strauss and Debussy, the intergalactic themes from Star Trek, and blockbuster scores by film composer John Williams.
Davies Symphony Hall (SF)
The San Francisco native brings her blues-inflected phrasing and supple swing to the stage for the Great American Songbook series.
Miner Auditorium (SF)
Cracker + Camper Van Beethoven
HopMonk Tavern’s Cookout Concert Series returns for season six with live music and food in the outdoor beer garden, including this famous double bill (Novato).
(415) 892-6200, hopmonk.com
Danny Click & the Hell Yeahs
As part of the 27th annual Marin Summer Nights Outdoor Music Series, the popular guitarist brings his brash alt-country sound and searing licks to the open-air stage at Osher Marin JCC.
Kanbar Center for the Arts (San Rafael)
The Four Seasons of Sonoma
The Santa Rosa Symphony performs Vivaldi’s Four Seasons as local artists’ images of Sonoma landscapes are displayed.
Green Music Center / Weill Hall (Rohnert Park)