Best Bay Area Music Festivals for 2019

One of the best things the SF Bay area has to offer each year, would have to be the world famous music festivals. They can be found all over including neighborhoods, parks and even islands. These combine celebrations of heritage, community, family, local and famous talents. There is so much to look forward to in Summer 2019.

We put together the best, can’t-miss events — both paid and free admissions — that are taking place this season in the SF Bay Area. We include world-renowned San Francisco festivals and intimate wine country celebrations, each happening includes live shows and different types performances that are sure to get every music lover excited.


MAY 24-26, 2019

Photo Courtesy: @bottlerocknapa

One of the most popular music festivals in the entire state of California, BottleRock brings together some of the world’s biggest names in music into the heart of wine country, as well as local Bay Area talent, for three full days of music, wine, craft beer, artisan cocktails, a silent disco, an amazing culinary stage, and much more. Every year the festival attracts more than 30,000 people, 2019 will sure not disappoint.



Photo Courtesy: @SFJazz

Put together by the SF Jazz center, this two weekend event is sure to have every jazz lover excited. With over 25 separate artists, you are sure to choose a memorable experience. The best thing attending the SF jazz festival is that you will enjoy really good music and promoting Jazz education as SF Jazz provides thousands of dollars each year to Jazz education students. 


Photo Courtesy: @countrysummerca

Northern California’s biggest country music festival features three epic days of the top country artists of today. Country Summer is also celebration of everything country with Western-themed attractions, a Food Court with country-inspired goodies and an assortment of libations to please every palate. One of the recently announced headliners is country super star Tim McGraw!

Stern Grove Music Festival

June 16 – August 18

Photo Courtesy: @sterngrovefestival

Stern Grove Festival Association is a non-profit organization committed to providing the people of the San Francisco Bay Area with FREE access to diverse, world-class performing arts and overall family fun. The Festival’s 82nd Season in 2019 will feature free concerts from extremely talented singers and performers, education programs for all ages, and  so much more. This is one of the most family friendly music festivals of them all. 

Outside Lands 

August 9 – 11

Photo Courtesy: @outsidelands

Outside Lands returns to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park this August, come join one of the largest music festivals in the country alongside 200,000 other music lovers. Join the Bay Area’s best celebration of Music, Food, Wine, Beer, Art and even Comedy. The festival is open to all ages. This year healiners include The Weeknd, Florence and the machine and Janet Jackson. 

Photo Courtesy: @timfsf

Ever since the first one in 2007, Treasure Island music festival has strived to bring an experience like no other music festival  specializing in bringing artists of wide-ranging musical backgrounds. In addition to being one of the only large music festivals no overlapping sets so the music lovers wont miss an artist they really want to see due to seeing another artists at the same time. Goers will also indulge in a diverse taste of art installations all surrounded by the mesmerizing views of the San Francisco Bay Area’s ever-changing landscape. 



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