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Free Summer Outdoor Concerts in Marin 2021

Photo: Concerts on the Green, courtesy City of Novato

One of my favorite things about summer in Marin are the free outdoor concerts that take place throughout the county. There's something about the warm weather and the long days that make events like these really special. While some of our annual favorites are still on hiatus, there are still plenty that are back this summer for families to enjoy.

Pack a picnic and your folding chairs and check out a free summer concert near you. Here's our list of events taking place this summer. If we've missed your favorite, please let us know.

Corte Madera

  • Summer Sunday Concerts at Piccolo Pavilion
    Old Corte Madera Square
    Sundays, 5–6:30 pm
    , June 9–August 25
    Bring the family to the free outdoor summer concerts at the Old Corte Madera Square. Bring lawn chairs, a blanket and a picnic and enjoy the amazing line-up of fine local bands.


  • Sunday Lunch at the Food Trucks
    Marin Country Mart, Larkspur
    Sundays, 11 am–3 pm

    Marin Country Mart's Sunday food truck extravaganza features of variety of free live music.


  • Concerts on the Green
    Novato City Green
    Saturday, July 17, August 7 & 21, 5–7 pm

    Novato's free summer concert series features acts like Buck Ford, Pacific Standard, and Simon Lunche. Location: Novato City Green, 901 Sherman Avenue (adjacent to Novato City Hall).
  • Hot Amphitheater Nights
    Hamilton Amphitheater
    Saturday, July 31 & August 28, 5–7 pm

    Gather your friends and family, grab your lawn chairs and picnic blankets, and Join Novato Parks & Recreation for this free outdoor concert series held at the Hamilton Amphitheater in Novato. Acts this season are the Peelers and Careless Whisper.


  • Jazz & Blues by the Bay
    Gabrielsen Park
    Fridays, July 2–August 27, 6:30 pm

    The City of Sausalito Park and Recreation Department presents Jazz and Blues by the Bay in Gabrielson Park, starting with a Free for All concert on Friday July 2, 2021 at 6:30 pm. The entire lawn will be available for lawn seating so bring a (low) chair, some friends and come enjoy the music!! Tables will be back starting on July 9. You can buy a season table for July 9 through August 27. Nightly tables go on sale on July 7 — $60 for residents and $70 for non-residents. Band lineup TBA.


  • Main Street Music
    Main Street, Downtown Tiburon
    Weekends, June 19–July 30, times vary

    Bring the family to enjoy pedestrian-only weekends on Main Street in downtown Tiburon. Live music will take place on Saturday afternoons and during Sunday brunch. Acts include the 7th Sons, Drew Harrison, Amour Seine, and the Alcatraz Islanders.

San Francisco

  • Stern Grove Festival
    San Francisco
    Sundays, June 16–August 18, 2 pm

    The Stern Grove Festival is back! This popular, admission-free concert series in a beautiful outdoor amphitheater is still totally free but advance tickets are required. Enjoy performances by X, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Tower of Power, the San Francisco Symphony, and more!