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Free Summer Outdoor Concerts in Marin 2024

Free Summer Outdoor Concerts in Marin 2024

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.

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 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 2024 line-up of fine local bands including the Coffis Brothers, Zydeco Flames, Bubba's Taxi, Danny Click, and the Corte Madera Town Band. More info

Mill Valley Free Concerts

  • Creekside Fridays
    Tam Valley Community Center
    Fridays, June 14, June 28, July 12 & 26, August 9

    Free concerts take place 6–8 pm; doors open at 5:30 pm. Bring a picnic or purchase dinner from food vendors. 2024 lineup TBA. Location: Tam Valley Community Center, 203 Marin Avenue, Mill Valley. More info

  • Concerts on the Plaza
    The Depot Plaza, Downtown Mill Valley
    Saturday & Sundays TBA
    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 7 & 21, July 19, August 2 & 16, 6–8 pm
    Novato's free summer concert series takes place on Novato City Green, 901 Sherman Avenue (adjacent to Novato City Hall). Enjoy the amazing 2024 line-up of fine local bands including the Matt Jaffe (Original Indie Rock), Sol Horizon (Reggae with Rock, Funk, and World Beats), Alex Lucero Band (Americana Soul), and Ideateam (Funk, Soul & R&B). More info

  • Rock the Block
    Downtown Novato
    Thursday, June 20 & September 12, 6–9 pm

    Kick off summer with this street party in downtown Novato. 2024 bands TBA. More info

  • Hot Amphitheater Nights
    Hamilton Amphitheater
    Saturday, June 29, July 27 & August 31, 5–7 pm

    Join Novato Parks, Recreation & Community Services for their 2024 Hot Amphitheater Nights series on select Saturdays. More info

San Anselmo Free Concerts

  • Live on the Avenue
    Creek Park
    Fridays & Saturdays July 5–September 28

    Live music returns to San Anselmo's Creek Park as part of Live on the Avenue, Fridays and Saturdays beginning July 5, 2024. More info

Sausalito Free Concerts

  • Jazz & Blues by the Bay
    Gabrielsen Park
    Fridays, June 7–September 13, 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 2024 lineup includes Maria Muldaur and her Red Hot Bluesiana Band, West Coast All Stars, the King Street Giants, and Bautista. More info.

Tiburon & Belvedere Free Concerts

  • Belvedere Concerts in the Park
    Belvedere Park
    Sundays, TBA
    Belvedere's free concerts in the park return for their 27th season. 2024 lineup TBA. More info

San Francisco Free Concerts

  • Stern Grove Festival
    Sigmund Stern Grove, San Francisco
    Sundays, June 23–August 25, 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 Tegan and Sara, Chicano Batman, the Commodores, Herbie Hancock, Lucinda Williams, and more! The season culminates with the new two-day Big Picnic fundraiser, featuring Sylvan Esso, Poolside, and Chaka Khan, on August 24 and 25. More info

  • Golden Gate Bandshell Concerts
    Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
    Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays

    The Illuminate LIVE concert series at the historic Golden Gate Bandshell in Golden Gate Park takes place from March through November and features a variety of artists. All-ages concerts feature R&B, soul, jazz, funk, big band musicians, string ensembles, indie and psychedelic rock bands, singer-songwriters, reggae, salsa, and more. More info