Just because summer will be ending soon doesn’t mean the summer activities have to stop. Most people associate music festivals with the heat of July, but luckily, there are still a few autumn music events that are worth going to. Here are a few Silicon Valley music festivals and events to keep the summertime ball rolling.
She’s on tonight, and you know her hips don’t lie. September 6th is your chance to see 12-time Grammy award winning international superstar Shakira at the SAP Center in San Jose. This concert was originally scheduled to happen back in February, but Shakira was forced to take a hiatus to rest her voice. So now she will be coming back to San Jose and her voice will be more powerful than ever, and she’ll be rolling out all the hits.
What immediately comes to mind when you hear the words “music festival?” A volleyball tournament right? No? Yeah, we didn’t think that either. But at the inaugural p1440 Volleyball Tournament & Music Festival, that’s exactly the combo you’ll get. Headlined by Foster the People, the festival will also feature performances by Grouplove and Daya, as well as top-notch professional beach volleyball. The action goes down September 28-30 at Avaya Stadium.
He’s the modern incarnation of the great voices of Soul Music, like Sam Cooke and Al Green. And he’s coming to the Bay Area for a show at the Greek Theater that you won’t want to miss. Leon Bridges has made a name for himself with his throwback style that brings you back to the legendary musical era of the late sixties. Check him out on September 7th.
The Treasure Island Music Festival has been bringing the best of indie music to the Bay since 2007. They have hosted such big names as The National, Beck, The Flaming Lips, The Decemberists, and Deathcab for Cutie. This year, the headliners are Tame Impala and A$AP Rocky. Over the years, the music festival has outgrown its namesake island, and this year it will be spreading out on October 13-14 at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park in Oakland.
For fans of Americana and old timey music, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is the festival for you. Come see some big name artists together on stage in a way that only happens at this most bluegrassy of Silicon Valley music festivals. See Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy with the Greyboy Allstars and Howlin Rain. Stay for Alison Krauss and Mavis Staples. Hardly Strictly is serving up some incredible bluegrass and folk music, and all for free! It’s going on at Lindley & Marx Meadows in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on October 5-7.