Summer Music Festivals in the Bay Area

May 7th 2015

Outside Lands festival image courtesy of Flickr user Ryan Resella

Just call this your “Summer To-Do List.” Elton John admirers, old-school hip-hop fans and “Radioactive” Imagine Dragons followers, bring your dance shoes—this has a lot for everyone.



OysterFest, Golden Gate Park, May 9

Image courtesy Flickr user Jules Morgan

Want to kick off summer a month early? So do we! What better way to do it than at OysterFest? Make your way to the always-gorgeous Golden Gate Park and catch the feel-good tunes of Warren G and Grandmaster Flash. Catch some oysters too! From four delicious areas: California; Baja; the Pacific Northwest; and the Atlantic Northeast. Be sure to bring some napkins. For only one day, and on a Saturday, it’s OK to indulge. 



BottleRock Napa Valley, May 29-31

Imagine Dragons. Image courtesy Flickr user Kate Elizabeth

It’s technically not the Bay Area, but it’s a great excuse to sneak in some wine tasting. Make the quick drive to Napa to enjoy this “Music in the Vineyards” event.  You can “Drop it Like it’s Hot” to Snoop Dogg, reminisce with No Doubt’s “It’s My Life” and lace up your pumped-up kicks, because Foster the People and the rest of this exciting lineup are ready to make you dance the weekend away.

Live in the South Bay or want to avoid the drive? BottleRock has you covered. Click here for more information on its bus service.  



Outside Lands, Golden Gate Park, August 7-9

Image courtesy Flickr user arlo j

Now established as a go-to destination for all music festival goers, Outside Lands has it all, from Choco Lands (think dessert lounge), to Beer Lands (self-explanatory), to a raucous comedy tent. Not to mention Elton John. And food. We need both.

Check out the amazing lineup here.