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Jumping on the bandwagon -- Free summer concerts in the San Francisco Bay Area

Grab a blanket or a lawn chair, bring a picnic, and enjoy some live music – for free. Many communities around the country are joining the growing number of cities offering free summer concerts. RV travelers can get a taste of the true flavor of the town they are visiting and enjoy a variety of music by attending one of these family-friendly events, and residents get to enjoy the local bands and their community. Often held in parks or outdoor shopping centers, free summer concerts gather folks for some budget-friendly fun, dancing, or maybe just toe-tapping.

There are many communities in the San Francisco Bay Area offering free summer concerts, some of which are listed below.

Blackhawk Summer Concert Series, Danville – July 2 through August 27, 2010. Fridays at 7:00 p.m., 3480 Blackhawk Plaza Circle.

Concerts in the Park, Pleasanton – through September 3, 2010. Fridays at 7:00 p.m., Lions Wayside Park, First and Neal Streets.

Music and Market Series, Concord – through September 16, 2010. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., Todos Santos Plaza,

Point Richmond Summer Concerts, Point Richmond – check website for dates. Fridays at 5:30, Park Place and Washington Avenue.

Stern Grove Festival, San Francisco – June 20 through August 22, 2010. Sundays at 2:00 p.m., 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard.

Summer Concert Series, San Ramon – through July, 2010. Sundays at 5:30 p.m., San Ramon Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Boulevard.

Summer Jazz Concerts, Walnut Creek – July 8, 15, and 22, 2010. Thursdays at 6:00 p.m., 1275 Broadway Plaza.

Summer Sounds Concert, Oakland – through August 25, 2010. Wednesdays at noon, Oakland City Center’s City Square, Broadway and 13th Street.

Sunset by the Lake Summer Concerts, Pleasant Hill - May 30 through September 5, 2010.  Certain Sundays at 6:00 p.m., by the lake at City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane.

For some suggestions for RV camping in the Bay Area, check out some of my previous articles.


  • Drew Denny - National Paddle Sports Examiner 4 years ago

    We do the same type of thing here in KC. It's one of the things I look forward to the most in summer.