(KRON) — The summer festival scene returns this weekend with the Outside Lands Music Festival, but the festivities are far from over.
Here are eight other music festivals coming to the Bay Area with a wide range of music genres and activities to choose from. Whether you’re into jazz music, pop or Afrobeat, the Bay Area has a festival for you.
Petaluma Music Festival (August 6)
Is Outside Lands not your scene or out of your price range? Consider visiting the Petaluma Music Festival instead. The festival features a lineup of 14 acts including Jackie Greene, Anders Osborne, Dustbowl Revival, Jackie Venson and more across three stages.
In addition to music, the festival will feature beer, food, vendors and merchandise. A music booth will allow the audience to meet their favorite artists, get autographs and buy merchandise. The event may also include a silent auction.
General admission tickets cost $60 and VIP tickets cost $169. Proceeds from the festival support music education programs in Petaluma Public Schools.
San Jose Summer Jazz Festival (August 12-14)
The San Jose Jazz Summer Festival brings together an array of jazz bands and performers in addition to panels and films. This year’s performers include Lee Fields & The Expressions, Ledisi, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Charlie Wilson, Durand Jones & The Indications and more.
The festival also works with bars and clubs in downtown San Jose to provide live music Thursday through Sunday. None of the venues will have cover charges and many are within walking distance of the festival. Musicians and up-and-coming bands will be playing on street corners around the festival to fill the walk from stage to stage with music.
The festival will include the Cultural Night Market on August 13th and 14th, where artists and creatives sell works celebrating the diverse cultures of San Jose.
The Big Picnic at Stern Grove Festival (August 14)
The Stern Grove Festival has been hosting free concerts in Stern Grove since the start of the summer and will wrap up its events with The Big Picnic on August 14.
The concert will be headlined by Phil Lesh & Friends, a rock band fronted by the former Grateful Dead bassist, and will feature Midnight North and Freak Flag Radio DJs Walkin’ Love and Arewenotedead.
The concert is free to attend, but table reservations are being sold for $5,000 to $10,000 to raise money for the venue to continue hosting free events.
Portola Music Festival (September 24-25)
Goldenvoice will host its inaugural Portola Music Festival in San Francisco this fall. Known for hosting festivals such as Coachella and Stagecoach, Goldenvoice has announced a lineup of electronic and pop acts that will be performing.
The two-day festival will be headlined by Flume and The Chemical Brothers and will feature artists such as Kaytranada, James Blake, MIA Jamie xx and Charli XCX.
One-day passes start at $199.95 and two-day passes start at $299.95. The event is limited to participants 21 years of age or older.
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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (September 30 – October 2)
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is back with its first in-person festival since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and will fill Golden Gate Park with bluegrass tunes in late September.
The concerts will be held at Hellman Hollow, Lindley Meadow and Marx Meadow. Festivities on Friday and Saturday are from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM and on Sunday from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass have confirmed that this year’s festival will feature eleven artists: Sam Bush, Galactic F: Angelica “Jelly” Joseph, Buddy Miller, Alison Russell, Dashon Hickman with Charlie Hunter, AJ Lee and Blue Summit, Las Cafeteras, Joy Oladokun, Charlie Crockett, Lucius and Marcus Mumford. Tickets for the event are free.
Lost in Riddim Afrobeats Festival (October 1-2)
The Lost in Riddim Afrobeats Festival brings international music artists to San Jose to celebrate the African diaspora and its influence on world music. The event has 36 confirmed performers over two days.
The festival will be at Cunningham Regional Park and will feature artists including Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy, Sean Paul, Ella Mai, Skepta, Tiwa Savage and many more. The event will also feature food from local vendors, bars, items and festival merchandise, and free water stations.
Tickets cost $225. The event is open to all ages.
Day to Night Festival (October 15-16)
The Day to Night Festival will bring two days of DJs and music artists to San Francisco’s Treasure Island. With an emphasis on dance music, Day to Night Festival promises attendees “the best music with your best friends” and a “one-of-a-kind party.”
Saturday’s festivities will feature Dom Dolla, Lee Foss, Booka Shade and more, and Sunday’s Artbat, Tinlicker, Township Rebellion, Cristoph and more. The festival will also feature pre-parties and after-parties to make a total of three days of events.
Tickets start at $20, VIP packages are also available.
Second Sky Music Festival (October 29)
Curated and headlined by DJ Porter Robinson, Second Sky Music Festival features a lineup of electronic music artists. The festival will take place in Oakland and features RL Grime, Kyary Pamyu Pamyum, Bladee, salute, Magdalena Bay and more.
Organized by Goldenvoice, the company behind the Coachella and Portola music festivals, tickets to the one-day event start at $159.50. The venue will also feature bars and food vendors.