Though Marin is known for its local blues acts and jam bands, the area is also host to an eclectic music scene. Here are two concerts and a brand-new festival you won’t want to miss!
Mount Tam Jam at Mountain Theater (Mount Tamalpais State Park)
Home to the Mountain Play, the 4,000-seat Mountain Theater (also known as the Sidney B. Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre) will be the setting for the first Mount Tam Jam, a festival that will include CAKE, Galactic, Taj Mahal Trio, and others. The Mountain Theater, which overlooks the Bay and faraway mountains, is celebrating its one-hundredth anniversary.
Government funding for Mount Tam and other local state parks has been cut dramatically in recent years. Profits from the Mount Tam Jam will go towards urgent projects on the mountain as well as other Marin state parks. Saturday, June 22 at 12-7 pm, general admission tickets are $50 here. @ Mountain Theater, Mt. Tam
Marin Symphony Presents: Pixar in Concert at Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium
Led by maestro Alasdair Neale, the Marin Symphony Orchestra performs scores from classic Pixar films including Finding Nemo, Wall-E, Toy Story and more. Footage from the animated movies accompanies the Symphony’s renditions. It's the first Pixar in Concert performance in the North Bay. Sunday, June 9 at 3 pm, tickets start at $35 here. @ Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael
Revolver at Fenix
The band Revolver, a Bay Area trio specializing in covering 1960s rock bands such as Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, and The Hollies, will play the catchy, introspective 1964 Beatles album Beatles for Sale at Fenix in downtown San Rafael. The stylish Fenix venue, which opened earlier this year, sports marble floors, tables for dining, and a backlit bar, all in the color palette of the mythological phoenix. Saturday, June 15 at 8 pm, tickets are $15 at the door or reserve a seat by making a dinner reservation here. @ Fenix, 919 Fourth St. San Rafael