10 Spring + Summer Music Festivals Around the Bay Area
Outside Lands returns to Golden Gate Park this summer, of course, but also look out for news of fresh fests and smaller indie events. (Courtesy of Outside Lands, @alivecoverage, @_mars.photo)

10 Spring + Summer Music Festivals Around the Bay Area


Be the hero of your group text and secure tickets for the hottest (still bring a jacket, of course) spring and summer music festivals in and around the Bay Area.

Last year felt like a soft launch back into the world of crowds, but in 2024 we're returning to our regularly scheduled programming and that means everything from smaller on-the-rise fests to massive internationally acclaimed events.

Plus, you won't want to miss the debut of a new festival from the folks behind BottleRock (and talks of even more). We're eagerly awaiting details for Another Planet Entertainment's promise of two new SF concerts this summer—one that would rock multiple downtown locations and another to be held the weekend after Outside Lands.

For now, start making plans for the 10 confirmed festivals below. See you out there.

Durand Jones on stage at Mill Valley Music Festival in 2023. (Jon Bauer)

Mill Valley Music Festival

Get ready for a killer lineup at the third Mill Valley Music Festival, organized by Noise Pop and the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce. This year's headliners, Fleet Foxes and Greensky Bluegrass, are joined by indie favorites including Thee Sacred Souls, Fruit Bats, and Danielle Ponder. The two-day event at Friends Field promises a diverse musical lineup with a mix of indie-folk, Americana, R&B and rock performances—plus family-friendly activities like roller skating, a gaming lounge, immersive art installations, and much more. // May 11-12 at Friends Field, Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto (Mill Valley); tickets at millvalleymusicfest.com

Hot tip: 7x7 has the hookup on special MVMF ticket prices for members of our new 7x7 Social Club. Sign up to get notified when the club opens.


“Vibes” may be the most overused terms in recent years, but it really might be the best way to describe the immersive weekend that is Cosmico. This boutique festival beneath the redwoods along the Russian River at Dawn Ranch has a lineup spanning psychedelic rock, bluegrass, Americana, and soul. This year’s musical acts include Susto, Sam Grisman, Nicki Bluhm, Afrolicious, and many more. Beyond the tunes, you’ll find additional experiences in food, wine, and nature. Plus, VIP ticket holders get first dibs on stays in Dawn Ranch’s luxe cabins. // May 17-19; Dawn Ranch, 16467 CA-116 (Guerneville); tickets at cosmi.co

(Courtesy BottleRock Napa Valley)

BottleRock Napa Valley

Wine Country's most epic music fest always makes Memorial Day weekend planning easy, and this year’s lineup is one of the best in recent memory. On Friday, Stevie Nicks, Megan Thee Stallion, and St. Vincent are at the top of the ticket followed by Pearl Jam, Maná, and Kali Uchis on Saturday. Sunday, Ed Sheeran, Queens of the Stone Age, Dominic Fike, Norah Jones and a dozen other can’t-miss acts close out the weekend. But there are so many other experiences worth grabbing a ticket for—like the celeb-studded Williams-Sonoma culinary stage, an all-day silent disco, spa services and, of course, some of the best food and drink Napa Valley has to offer. // May 24-26; Napa Valley Expo, 575 3rd St. (Napa), bottlerocknapavalley.com

Freebie alert: If you'd rather stay local or just can't spring for tickets to this premium Napa fest, 7x7 Social Club members can score some seriously primo tickets for a BottleRock AfterDark show in SF. Sign up to get notified when the club opens.

La Onda

Festival La Onda makes its debut this year. From the same producers as BottleRock and at the same location, this Latin music festival will feature a mix of genres including reggaetón, cumbia, and Latin pop with headliners Maná, Fuerza Regida, Alejandro Fernández, and Junior H. Since it will utilize much of the same infrastructure as BottleRock, you can expect similar perks like lounge areas, VIP experiences, a silent disco, onsite spa, dance hall, and more. // June 1-2; Napa Valley Expo, 575 3rd St. (Napa); tickets at laondafest.com

(Courtesy California Roots Festival)

California Roots

Witness a Bob Marley clan reunion when headliners Ziggy, Damian “Jr. Gong,” and Stephen Marley take the stage at the long-loved California Roots Festival. Other artists rounding out the lineup include E-40, Too Short, Lupe Fiasco, Ice Cube, and Rebelution. // May 24-26; Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairgrounds Rd. (Monterey); tickets at californiarootsfestival.com

Stern Grove Festival

San Francisco’s most beloved summer concert series also happens to be free to attend. Stern Grove Festival will celebrate its 87th season of bringing world-class performers spanning rock, jazz, pop, and even ballet to the open-air amphitheater this year. Keep your eyes peeled in late April for the 2024 lineup announcement, then set your alarms accordingly—tickets are released one month before each show and are on a first-come first-served basis. Good luck! // Mid-June to August; Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Ave. and Sloat Blvd. (Parkside), sterngrove.org

(JetLag RocknRoll for Mosswood Meltdown)

Mosswood Meltdown

Oakland’s beloved Mosswood Meltdown is a two-day celebration of punk. This year features a rare set from The B-52s, Bay Area mainstays Hunx and his Punx, the iconic Big Freedia, Redd Kross, and Pure Hell playing their first West Coast show in over 30 years—and many more. Our favorite feature of this festival is that sets don’t overlap so you don’t have to make the impossible decision between two of your favs. And of course, the event would not be complete without John Waters, who celebrates his 10th year as host. // July 6-7; Mosswood Park, 3612 Webster St. (Oakland); tickets at mosswoodmeltdown.com

Fillmore Jazz Festival

One of the largest free jazz fests on the West Coast, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is held across multiple blocks in SF's historic Fillmore District. In addition to live music, you’ll find booths showcasing local artisans and vendors offering a diverse array of food and drinks. // July 6-7; Fillmore St. (San Francisco), fillmorejazzfest.com

(Paul Richardson for Festival Napa Valley)

Festival Napa Valley

Two words: Lionel Richie. Yep, this legend is one among more than 100 international stars and emerging talent taking the stage at Festival Napa Valley’s 2024 Summer Season. Look out for Pretty Yende, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Ray Chen, and Time for Three in innovative classical, jazz, contemporary, opera, and dance productions paired with Napa Valley’s acclaimed food, wine, and hospitality. The lineup has something for all budgets, from daily admission-free concerts to the Festival’s Patron experience. Foodies won't want to miss the Taste of Napa at Meritage Resort on July 13th. // July 6-21 at venues throughout Napa Valley; for the full lineup and tickets, go to festivalnapavalley.org.

Yep you guessed it, 7x7 Social Club members will also snag a great deal on Taste of Napa tickets. Sign up to get notified when the club opens.

Outside Lands

You know the drill. Outside Lands returns to the Polo Fields this August and, while the lineup hasn’t yet been released, you can expect some of the biggest acts in music to grace the many stages throughout Golden Gate Park. Beyond tunes and good times, you can also count on a stellar food and wine lineup, tand much more. // August 9-11; Polo Fields (Golden Gate Park), sfoutsidelands.com

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