The season of long nights, spontaneous road trips, and live music is here—Summer! San Francisco is home to multiple music festivals throughout the summer and early fall. Here are a few of our favorites, and no surprise, these are also great venues to kick back with a glass of wine and listen to your favorite artists.
First off is the Stern Grove Festival . This is an ongoing festival that occurs every Sunday from June 22nd to August 24th. Here’s the kicker—it’s free! This year’s lineup does not disappoint, from Smokey Robinson to Andrew Bird, there is something for everyone. One of our favorite perks about the Stern Grove Festival is it is BYOW (Bring your own wine); just make sure it’s in a non-glass container!
Next up we have Outside Lands . One of the more well-known and popular festivals in San Francisco attracts big headliners like Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, and Vampire Weekend. This year’s lineup is no different—Kanye West, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and The Killers. From August 8-10th you can enjoy live music, Beer Lands , Outsider Art , The Barbary , and most importantly, Wine Lands ! You may see a familiar face there this year, Andrew (the heart and soul of Upside Wines) will be there pouring his A.P. VIN—and if we’re lucky, there will be a little Upside as well!
One of our favorite fall festivals is Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. Although the lineup is not announced yet, last year drew names from Father John Misty to Steve Martin. This festival never disappoints. And just like Stern Grove, bringing your own wine is 100% welcome. Nothing sounds better to us than live music with a little Upside!