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Music - San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Free Folk Festival – For more than 35 years, the festival provides two full days of music and dance workshops, concerts, dance parties, crafts, vendors, formal and informal music-making, and just plain fun for the whole family. All ages and musical interests are welcome. All events and workshops are open to anyone who wants to drop in and participate or just listen. And did we mention that admission is free?

Midsummer Mozart Festival - A beloved Bay Area institution, the Midsummer Mozart Festival was founded in 1974 by George Cleve and a regional consortium of classical musicians. Thirty-eight years later, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart. Under the baton of Maestro Cleve, the Festival presents a critically-acclaimed summer concert season featuring renowned international soloists as well as distinguished local artists, with a dedication to fresh and intelligent interpretation of the work of this most enduring and universally loved composer. Our mission embraces both performances of the highest artistic excellence, and cultivation of new audiences, including young people, to assure the future appreciation of great music, and the arts.

San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival - One of the major urban hotbeds of old-time music in the U.S., this annual festival is a gathering of more than 50 bands at dozens of venues ranging from churches to renowned clubs throughout the Bay Area.

San Francisco Jazz Festival - One of San Francisco's biggest and best musical festivals features local, national and international jazz artist performances at new SFJAZZ Center.

Jerry Day - The Excelsior District celebrates native son and Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia with an outdoor concert and family fun.

San Francisco's Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival - This huge event in Golden Gate Park has upped the ante on music festivals going green and "leveraged San Francisco's food, wine, technology and activism cultures, "according to Rolling Stone, "for a one-of-a-kind world-class experience."

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - This free celebration of music in the park includes a who's who of top entertainment.

Treasure Island Music Festival - Internationally renowned artists gather for a spectacular two-day, outdoor concert festival featuring electronic music and indie pop, local designers, artists, food and beverage. The two festival stages are erected on Treasure Island offering amazing views of the bay and the San Francisco skyline.