Best free summer concerts in San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose 2017
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The San Francisco area is chock full of great concerts this summer, many of which are free and open to those of all ages. Get out and enjoy the outdoors with these options.

Aug. 16 @ 6 p.m.
Union Square, 333 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94108

Union Square presents a free live concert series throughout the summer, with Moonalice taking the stage at the Square on Aug. 16. The band of seasoned musicians will mix a variety of genres alongside audience participation and improvisation. Bring the whole family for a night of fun.

Crosscut Band
Aug. 2 @ 2 p.m.
Union Square, 333 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94108

The Union Square Live concert series will also feature an Aug. 2 free show from the Crosscut Band, which features a unique mix of blues, rock and original music. Drawing on influences ranging from early Delta blues to Motown to classic rock and R&B, the blend is guaranteed to appeal to those of all ages.

Swing In The Square
Aug. 30 @ 6 p.m.
Union Square, 333 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94108

Union Square will also play host to Swing In The Square, which will be headlined by the Fil Lorenz Orchestra. One of the Bay area's best roots bands, they combine the big bands of the 1930's sound with the groove of the 1950's pop groups. Come out and swing the night away.

Point Richmond Music Festival
Second Friday of each month through September @ 5:30 p.m.
Crossroads of Washington Ave and Park Pl in downtown Point Richmond

Come out for a family friendly evening of rock at the Point Richmond Music Festival. With free live music on the second Friday of every month, there is plenty of time to enjoy the fun. Alongside face-painting and other activities, bands like Delta Wires on Aug. 11 will keep the music rolling. Each night features two bands.

The Party Crashers
Aug. 11 @ 12 p.m.
Kaiser Center, 300 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612

Variety dance band The Party Crashers will be playing a show at Kaiser Center on Aug. 11 for their free Rooftop Gardens Concert Series. A hidden musical gem in downtown Oakland, the Kaiser Center’s Rooftop Garden Concerts is fun for those of all ages.