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Free Summer Outdoor Concerts in Marin 2023

Free Summer Outdoor Concerts in Marin 2023

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 Free Concerts

  • Summer Sunday Concerts at Piccolo Pavilion
    Old Corte Madera Square
    Sundays, 5–6:30 pm, June 11–August 27
    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 including the Wreckless Strangers, Terrie Obadie, Kanekoa, Bubba's Taxi, Mustangs of the West, Danny Click, and the Corte Madera Town Band. More info

Mill Valley Free Concerts

  • Creekside Fridays
    Tam Valley Community Center
    Fridays, June 16, June 30, July 14 & 28, August 11

    Free concerts take place 6–8 pm; doors open at 5:30 pm. 2023 lineup includes Cole Tate Band, Juke Joint, Fog City Swampers, Void Where Prohibited, and Marble Party. Location: 203 Marin Avenue, Mill Valley. More info

  • Concerts on the Plaza
    The Depot Plaza, Downtown Mill Valley
    Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10, 11 am–7 pm
    Mill Valley's Concerts on the Plaza series present fantastic acts from the Bay Area and beyond in their annual outdoor summer series. Location: The Depot Plaza, 87 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley. More info.

Novato Free Concerts

  • Concerts on the Green
    Novato City Green
    Saturday, June 2 & 16, July 21, August 4 & 18, 6–8 pm
    Novato's free summer concert series features acts like the Moonalice and Citizen Flannel. Location: Novato City Green, 901 Sherman Avenue (adjacent to Novato City Hall). More info.

  • Rock the Block
    Downtown Novato
    Thursday, June 22, 6–9 pm

    Kick off summer with this street party in downtown Novato featuring Neon Velvet. More info.

  • Hot Amphitheater Nights
    Hamilton Amphitheater
    Saturday, June 24, July 29 & August 26, 5–7 pm

    Join Novato Parks, Recreation & Community Services for their 2023 Hot Amphitheater Nights series on select Saturdays. June 24: Pop Fiction; July 29: Journey's Edge; August 26: Moonstruck. More info

San Anselmo Free Concerts

  • Live on the Avenue
    Creek Park
    Fridays & Saturdays June 9–September 30

    Live music returns to San Anselmo's Creek Park as part of Live on the Avenue, Fridays and Saturdays beginning June 9, 2023. More info

Sausalito Free Concerts

  • Jazz & Blues by the Bay
    Gabrielsen Park
    Fridays, June 2–September 15, 6:30–8 pm (6–7:30 pm in September)
    The City of Sausalito Park and Recreation Department presents Jazz and Blues by the Bay in Gabrielson Park. The entire lawn will be available for lawn seating so bring a (low) chair, some friends and come enjoy the music!! The 2023 lineup includes Tom Rigney, Banda Sin Nombre, Blues is a Woman, and Eugene Huggins. More info.

Tiburon & Belvedere Free Concerts

  • Belvedere Concerts in the Park
    Belvedere Park
    Sundays, June 18, July 16, August 13 & September 3
    Belvedere's free concerts in the park return for their 26th season. The 2023 lineup includes Pride and Joy, the Traveling Wilburys Review, Steelin' Chicago, and Neon Velvet. More info.

San Francisco

  • Stern Grove Festival
    San Francisco
    Sundays, June 18–August 20, 2 pm
    This popular, admission-free concert series in a beautiful outdoor amphitheater is still totally free but advance reservations are required. Enjoy performances by Indigo Girls and Neko Case, Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, Patti Smith, Buddy Guy, the San Francisco Symphony, and more! The season culminates with the Big Picnic, featuring the Flaming Lips, on August 20. More info.

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