SAT 6/11 – 8-11pm – Eldon Brown Band ~ Old Western Saloon, Pt.Reyes. This hot hot band swings like they invented it. Original blues oriented with some boogie woogie/swing.
SAT 6/11 – 6pm dinner + dance at 8pm – Verdi Club Dinner Dance ~ Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums! Now this is how you live! For more than 100 years the Verdi Club Dinner Dance has endured as a classic San Francisco experience like no other. One of the few multi-generational affairs to be found throughout the city, the Verdi Club Dinner Dance keeps it simple with a focus on great food, live music, and dancing the night away.
SAT 6/11 – 6:30–10-ishpm – Dylan Hayes Band ~ on Town Hall Plaza, San Anselmo Town Hall (Outside). Great swing dance jazz!
FRI + SAT – 6/11 and 12 Fairfax Festival https://www.fairfaxfestival.com
SUN 6/12 – 2-5pm – Lonestar Retrobates at PYC Presidio Yacht Club, Travis Marina Bar. They’ll kick off the dust at 2 and delve right into a blend of sax, pedal steel, trumpet, fiddle, guitar, piano that meshes everything from cajun and honky tonk to big ballroom sounds into something that makes your feet bounce all over the floor like squishing heartbeats. There, in the romantic ocean mist under the Golden Gate Bridge, there’s dancers waiting. Inside. $10. https://www.presidioyachtclub.org
SUN 6/12 – 7-9:30pm – Lady “D” and the Tramps – dancing edition. Mac’s at 19 Broadway – Fairfax, CA (415) 785-7254
note – Mac’s is bar parlor (not a restaurant). They don’t mind you bringing in to-go food from nearby places if you are also having a drink at Mac’s, or order a pizza from (same owner Mike) Ghiringilli’s a few doors down, free delivery! Yummy.
SUN 6/12 – 6-9pm – David Sturdivant & Medicine Ball ~ SCC ~ An eclectic Bay Area ensemble featuring a revolving line-up of all star entertainers brought together by founder and bandleader David Sturdevant. Known for his unique pairings of award winning multi-instrumentalists and first class vocalists, David delivers danceable Americana, Jazz and R&B hits. Inside.
*SCC is a private club, you must be on a members guest list. Contact email@example.com to simply be on the band’s guest list. $10 cover.
SUN 6/12 – 4-8pm – Daisy’s Dinner Dance ~ Art Deco Society ~ Maple Lawn at San Rafael Elks Lodge 1312 Mission Ave San Rafael. The Art Deco Society of California and the Elks Lodge of San Rafael present a new event: Daisy’s Dinner Dance. Enjoy supper with no host cocktails and live music by Sweden’s Queen of Swing: Gunhild Carling! For all you well heeled dancers. Tix $95-160
TU 6/14 – 9-11:30pm – Roberta Donnay & the Prohibition Mob band ~ Woodchopper’s Ball / Verdi Club. ~ Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St, SF $10 admission.
WED 6/15 – 6-8pm – Dorian Mode ~ Paradise Ridge Winery, Santa Rosa Paradise Ridge Winery
THU 6/16 – 6-9pm – Miracle Mule ~ Boogies, Too Part of the 4th Street ‘Dining Under the Lights’ outdoor music thing.
SAT + SUN 11-7-ishpm Many musics ~ Novato Art Wine & Music Fest. Join us June 18th 11am – 7pm & 19th 11am – 6pm on Grant Avenue between Redwood and Seventh as we present to you the Novato Festival of Art, Wine & Music. Admission is FREE! https://downtownsanrafael.org/dining-under-the-lights-dutl/
FRI 6/17 – 830-1130pm – Donna Spitzer & Sweet City Blues ~ Trattoria Ghiringhelli Pizza, Novato. Full band, the musicians are pretty sweet, too, as the name says. No cover, feed the musicians.
FRI 6/17 – 630-8pm – Alpha Rhythm Kings! ~ Sausalito Gabrielson Park Jazz-and-Blues-by-the-Bay Picnic time. Out on the grass and near grass. ARK is swing band numero uno, as you should know. More to come on Fridays, see link… i.e, mark your calendars also for next week, the 24th, Lavay Smith and the Skillet Lickers.
FRI 6/17 – 5-730pm – Awesome Hotcakes ~ Willian Tell House. Tomales in North Marin is all charm and beauty. Established in 1877, the William Tell House is the oldest saloon in Marin County, on scenic Highway1. Whoa, the hill country is awesome, too! (Maybe Inside, or Outside under a huge translucent tent, with heaters, if needed.) Warm vibes. https://www.williamtellhouse.com/music-events Spike Sikes wields a giant saxophone! Brass & Soul. Outdoors
SAT 6/18 – 5-8pm – Miracle Mule ~ Big Rock Deli. 1500 Lucas Valley Road San Rafael (415) 491-0547. Yum menu, best ribs in town, plus. “Outdoor dedicated dance space on smoothed asphalt. https://www.bigrockdelicafe.com
Miracle Mule is marvelous, swingable strong rhythms, amazing and funny. Swampy tonk – blooz, wockabilly, swang, cajunny, tung-in-check cuntry & etc.
SAT 6/18 – 4-8pm – Melissa and Sam’s hot to trot and twirl and spin block party in Sausalito. The Humdinger Band will play popular and dancy rock & roll covers in the car port. “In short, friends, Sam and I are hosting another block party on (lower) Glen Drive – 10 Glen Sausalito (“lower” Glen is physically lower than Glen, parallel to it, you’ll hear the music as you near). The weather promises to be grand, there will be food and drink (even more if you want to bring some!) Parking is nil in our neighborhood; Uber or Lyft! firstname.lastname@example.org
SUN 6/19 – 6-9pm – Mitch Woods & the Rocket 88s at Sausalito Cruising Club. Indoors surrounded by the sea breeze. A private club, you have to be on a member’s guest list, have vac card and discretionary mask.
*SCC is a private club, you must be on a member’s guest list to get in. Or get on Mitch’s guest list: email@example.com
TUE 6/21 – 7:30-9:30pm – Starduster Orchestra ~ Mill Valley Community Center, Cascade Room. Come on down and dance to the big band sounds of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Special Guest: Vocalist Noah Griffin or Sheilah Glover! Cost is $15 at the door.
FRI 6/24 – 7:30-11:30pm – Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums ~ Ashkanaz ~ Reborn. 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley. Advance $15, door 20, Info and tickets: https://www.
FRI 6/24 -6:30-8pm – Lavay Smith and the Skillet Lickers ~ Sausalito Gabrielson Park Jazz-and-Blues-by-the-Bay The great Lavay Smith, an alluring legend whose bluesy, brassy style pulls you in and holds you. Out on the grass.
FRI 7/8 – 7-10pm – Dorian Mode ~ The Big Easy Petaluma.