Suggested Music Groups near California
Sac Area Live Music & More
This group is for anyone interested in live music events in the Sacramento area, who love dancing, socializing and meeting new people. Other events will feature - fairs and festivals, wine tasting, happy hours, brunch, lunch and dinners, and hiking and biking meet ups. Also, some of our events will team up with other Meetup groups for Meetup mixers.
If you want an event added to our calendar and you are willing to Host the event, let us know by PM (private message). If there are no conflicts, we will post it for you.
We are requesting a first name and at least the first initial of your last name. We also need a fairly CLOSE UP PHOTO OF YOUR FACE. This is how the host recognizes you at an event, along with security reasons. We appreciate your understanding. Thanks!
HARMONY WERKS Presents: The San Jose Pop Up Choir
San Jose, CA
Welcome, thanks for checking in.
Hello all, you can read below about who we are and what we have done in the past, but during this crisis we are all struggling to keep the music going and most importantly to find safe ways to do it. Things are very different and as singing is known to be a significant spreader of the CoronaVirus, we will only plan things that keep us all safe, from singing in your own car, virtual events and special outdoor session when available.
These are not normal times and while we all share a deep love of music, we need to find ways to keep our community active and most importantly safe.
Stay well, stay healthy and keep the music alive.
First off, this IS NOT a traditional choir, but to help answer questions you might have - check out our FAQ page for answers to some general questions.
So no auditions to join, no expectation that you need to read music or can actually carry a tune. In many ways this is a social group with music. A way to express yourself with a song.
This group is for those among us that like to sing, in the shower, on the road, in line at the store and in their own head during meetings. If you ever hummed or sang long to Lion King, The Greatest Showman, Newsies, Schoolhouse Rock, Hamilton, the theme to the Beverly Hillbillies or quite frankly any music that touches you, then this might be the perfect place for you.
NO, you do not have to sing well. YES, you do have to enjoy singing.
Just about any kind of song will work, but here is the kicker, it would be nice if you were also interested in the possibility of performing in public. From spontaneous concerts in downtown San Jose, to caroling during the holidays and more. We will start with practice, individual songs to karaoke tracks and acapella group sing, to solos, duos and themed sing for special projects.
Be great to hear your voice, come join in the fun.
On the other hand, you may not want to sing, just yet. Perhaps you are a great audience and interested in hearing music from every conceivable genre sung, and you are only interested in humming along or tapping your toes - yes, you are most welcomed as well.
Sometime, someday, we hope you might be encouraged to sing along.
OUR CODE OF CONDUCT
The San Jose Pop Up Choir is dedicated to providing a harassment-free community for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, preferred taste in music, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality, or religious beliefs. While we are primarily a group for adults, there are instances where minors (with parental permission) will be allowed to participate on a limited basis, as such, they too will be subject to our code of conduct.
We do not tolerate harassment within the Pop Up Choir and those we interact with (including but not limited to venues, patrons and audiences that support us) in any form. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the community at the discretion of the organizers.
San Francisco EDM
San Francisco, CA
Calling all EDM lovers!
You've found one of the largest EDM meetups in the Bay Area. More than just going to shows, we're a community centered around electronic dance music.
Here's how it works:
A. We list as many EDM events going on in the Bay Area as possible. Some weeks may have 10+ events happening!
B. We pick 1-3 events per month to make official. Official meetups are "hosted", i.e. they will have a concrete place and time to meet before the show (like a pregame at a bar) and are perfect for meeting new people in the city. If you're not sure if an event is official or not, check the title or description of the event for the words "official" or "hosted", or leave a comment on the event page.
C. For any non-official (i.e. unhosted) events where our official organizers can't make it, we leave it up to you to be proactive. If you'd like to meet up with people, reach out in the comments section of the event and see if anyone else in interested!
D. We *highly* recommend our official meetup events (e.g. Dolores Park socials, barhopping, pre-games before big events) for meeting new people to go to shows with. From there, it's much easier to go to unhosted events and see familiar faces.
F. Interested in being an organizer? Some perks include free swag, community recognition, invites to organizer-only events and more! Still interested? Reach out to Jon G. and let us know.
P.S. Don't forget to join our community on Facebook too!
Join our slack chat room for the latest SFEDM info: www.sfedm.org/chat
(In the mood for some more reading? Check out our 'House Rules' and legal disclaimer below.)
SF EDM HOUSE RULES
These rules are in place to make sure we all have the best experience possible. :)
It goes without saying, but please avoid shameless promotion of self or affiliated events unless it is in a conversational, engaging, and respectful manner.
We are a group for the fans by the fans. If you are suggesting an event, would you be willing to host it and serve as a point of contact to other members who are attending?
If you are suggesting an event to the group, are you ready to offer a number of free entry tickets or other promotional incentives? If so, please describe in the suggested event form or email us directly.
- If you are suggesting an event to the group, are you ready to offer a number of free entry tickets or other promotional incentives? If so, please describe in the suggested event form or email us directly.
DJ’s / Producers
We partner with local venues (e.g. Halcyon and Monarch) to throw events under the collective name Frequency SF. If you believe there's an opportunity for us to collaborate, reach out to us via our Frequency SF FB page.
DISCLAIMER FOR EVENT ACTIVITIES, SITE USE, SFEDM RELEASE OF LIABILITY
In exchange for participation in the activities organized by San Francisco EDM (SFEDM) Meetup Group you agree for yourself and your guests (if applicable), to the following:
You are responsible for your own interactions with other members of the SFEDM Meetup Group. You understand that the group does not do background checks on any of our existing members or on new members joining the group. This site makes no representations or warranties as to the conduct of its members. The organizers and event hosts of this group are NOT liable for any damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/or incidental, arising out of or relating to your conduct or anyone else's conduct in connection with or attending an event with the SFEDM Meetup Group or use of this site. This includes, without limitation, bodily injury and emotional distress. You agree to take reasonable precautions in all interactions with other members of the group, including if you decide to meet outside of an event. In addition, you agree to the group's terms and conditions noted above and to abide by them.
You agree to observe and obey all posted rules and warnings, and further agree to follow any oral instructions or directions given by organizers or event hosts of the group when attending an event.
You recognize that there are certain inherent risks associated with the organized activities and you assume full responsibility for personal injury to yourself and (if applicable) to your guests, and further release and discharge the organizers and even hosts for injury, loss or damage arising out of your attendance or your guest’s attendance of an SFEDM event, whether caused by the fault of yourself, your guests, or other third parties.
You agree to indemnify and defend SFEDM against all claims, causes of action, damages, judgements, costs or expenses, including attorney fees and other litigation costs, which may in way arise from your attendance or your guest’s attendance of an SFEDM event.
You agree to pay for all damages to the facilities caused by any negligent, reckless, or willful actions by you or your guests.
Any legal or equitable claim that may arise from participation in the above shall be resolved under California law.
You agree and acknowledge that you are under no pressure or duress to agree to this and that you have been given a reasonable opportunity to review it before agreeing. You further agree and acknowledge that you are free to have your own legal counsel review this Agreement if you so desire.
YOU HAVE READ THIS DOCUMENT AND UNDERSTAND IT. YOU FURTHER UNDERSTAND THAT BY JOINING THIS GROUP OR REMAINING A MEMBER OF THE GROUP, YOU VOLUNTARILY SURRENDER THESE CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS NOTED ABOVE.
South Bay House Concerts - SF2SJ music connect
Los Altos, CA
If you build it they will come…a South Bay network of house concert and small live music venues, and all us fans who love the up close and personal music experience. This site is for music lovers of all genres to check out what's happening on the San Francisco peninsula down to San Jose. The artist talent pool is amazing. Let's build the audience!
Never been to a house concert? You're in for a treat! Defined as "true listening environments", they are typically small gatherings in the privacy of a home or small stage. Usually 30-50 people. Occasionally, like if someone has a super cool back yard, it's easy to fit in more. Every host runs things a bit different. Typically, seating is provided. But you may be asked to bring a chair or a blanket. Typically it's BYOWhatever. But, there might be social time and/or a potluck.
Guests are asked to be very respectful of the house. Stick to the concert area, be clean and no smoking.
The artist reflects the flavor of the host, from classical to singer songwriter. Don't' worry if there are just a couple rsvp's. Most experienced hosts have cultivated a mailing list. This site is an adjunct to that and to help new house concert providers get started by establishing a shared pool of fans. The more house concert venues, the more fans, the more artists who get to share their amazing talents.
Want to become a host? It really is easy. But please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Here are a couple resources: http://www.americansongwriter.com/2014/02/songwriter-u-make-real-money-donation-based-house-concerts/ http://www.concertsinyourhome.com/CIYH_HouseConcertGuidex.pdf
PLEASE NOTE!!!! Seating is limited. You are not allowed to rsvp yes and then not show. No shows are a big deal. Attendance is taken. The reputation of this meet up will be one of dependability, as if you paid for your ticket in advance.
San Mateo Folk Music Singalong Meetup
San Mateo, CA
For people in the San Mateo area who want to have occasional singing get-togethers, mainly folk music and similar, in people's homes or yards; in cafes or in bars. We've met one a month, usually on Saturday afternoons, since November 2016. About 20-25 people usually attend our get togethers. Most of the songs we sing are out of the Rise Up Singing and Rise Again songbooks.
Live Jazz (& Blues) Meetup Group
San Francisco, CA
Meet other local fans of jazz, blues, and world music while enjoying live performances by top-notch musicians.
The San Francisco Bay Area is home to an amazing live music scene, with an assortment of venues that provide an intimate and affordable way to experience music as it's meant to be: spontaneous, inventive, and alive.
There's so much music happening in the Bay Area, there is something available every weekend for every taste and budget.
So join us, and use this Meetup group to connect with other music fans. We're mainly about listening to live jazz, but we also post blues shows, as well as tango, flamenco, world music, and cross-genre. In addition, we occasionally post theater events and films that have a music-related plotline or other "hook."
If you know about a show you'd like to see listed, feel free to suggest the event to Meetup organizers for hosting, or you can post the show on the "Discussions" page and invite your fellow Meetup members to attend with you.
Hope to see you at an upcoming show!
Paula M. - Lead Organizer, Live Jazz (& Blues) Meetup Group
San Francisco Ukulele Rebellion!
San Francisco, CA
The Ukulele Rebellion has begun! Join us at our various monthly meetings (and other events).
We are an educational group, seeking to teach beginners and beyond to play the ukulele. Our primary songbooks are The Daily Ukulele (the Yellow Book) and The Daily Ukulele Leap Year Edition (the Blue Book) published by Flea Market Music.
We also play some songs from chord/lyric sheets that can be downloaded (see below).
We ask for a $5 donation per meeting to pay for Meetup.com site maintenance and other expenses.
If you can print out your own copies of the "alternate" songs from the Files section of the group (Under "More" above), that would be fabulous! The songs for each meetup that have been requested (both new and old) are in a file with the meetup's date. The whole book is under "Rebellious Songbook." The Xmas songs are under "Rebellious Xmas Songs."
Thanks, and we hope to see you strumming along with us.
Walnut Creek Guitar Meetup Group
Walnut Creek, CA
This will be an acoustic guitar and related acoustic instrument (mandolin, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, bass, cello, etc...) outdoor get together. All are welcome but maybe advanced novice to intermediate players will be the target for the group. We will rotate the lead of a song with others following. Singing will be encouraged. Or we will set up a basic 12 bar jam structure with all adding either rhythm or rotating the taking of lead in the key that is called. We will try to stick to open chord keys and associated scales. We'll work in bass runs, hammer ons and pull offs. As the group evolves maybe we add bar chord keys and some alternative tunings to add to the vibe, but lets play together a bit first.
Baby Boomers Couples
This is a Couples Meetup Group that invites couples in the Baby Boomer age, to explore the Sacramento area and Beyond. You need to be married or coupled to join. We are looking to make quality friendships.
We will be exploring the Sacramento and surrounding areas for fun, interesting events to attend for fun and to broaden our horizons through experiences and interests. We will try to diversify the events we attend and WELCOME YOU TO SUGGEST and help post events. We appreciate your participation in keeping this group active and fun.
We want to get to know each and every person, and start new, quality, lasting friendships. Thanks for becoming a member of this group of couples friends. We can't wait to meet you.
Please note: Baby Boomer Couples Meetup is not responsible in anyway, for any injury, illness, or other health issue when participating in an event. You are participating at your own risk when attending any event.
Here is a new group for adults interested in learning to play guitar, having fun, and meeting new people.
This is a FREE group for beginners.
Check out this video and please share it with your friends if you know someone locally who is interested in learning to play guitar.
Meetups will include a beginner song lesson (Mostly from You Tube or other social media) and other activities.
As much as possible we would like to learn songs the group is interested in learning, so message me with any song request.
Interested members can also take turns leading the group an teaching them songs and tips they have learned.
This is a brand new group, so if you have any tips or ideas to make this group better please message them to me.
B.Y.O.G Bring Your Own Guitar
South Bay Acoustic Music Group
San Jose, CA
A group for casual players, singers and music fans who enjoy acoustic-oriented music: rock, blues, folk, jazz and classical. A place where those with similar interests will be able to connect and get together in various types of gatherings to share some music and spirit.
The group focus is all about having fun with friends in a relaxed informal manner, not with any band or performance aspirations. Others may be more serious and this can be a place for them to meet up also. We will will also post events for live shows to meet up and see with other members.
Voices United Chorus - Fresno A Cappella Meetup
Singing and performing a cappella, four-part harmony music, barbershop style, is a pleasure you deserve! You’ll discover fun social activities, an enlarged circle of friends, and exciting performance opportunities. DISCOVER HOW MUCH FUN IT IS TO SING WITH VOICES UNITED! We are an extraordinary group of women who meet weekly to rehearse and learn to perform a cappella music as a group. Join in the fun, the music, and the friendship!
We hope you'll consider visiting us when we are able to get together again - but until further notice our meetings are being held online.
Thank you and we look forward to a time we can SING TOGETHER AGAIN!
Bay Area Blues Lovers
For anyone that wants to go out and hear live blues with a fun group of people in a wide range of venues across the Bay Area. Occasionally other music genres such as Rockabilly and New Orleans music will be posted.
Our events are combo of non-hosted and hosted events which is explained below:
Non-Hosted Events - Non-hosted events events can range from just FYIs to members about upcoming national touring headliner blues artists, special events (San Jose Jazz Festival for example) to weekly ongoing jams or gigs our Meetup members might be interested in that our meeting organizers can't attend all the time.
Meetup members can attend non-hosted events with other blues Meetup members and/or volunteer to be the main "meeter and greeter" for a non-hosted event.
Hosted Events - Meetup organizers will be there to meet and greet the Meetup members. Generally a sign or a flag will placed on a table/tables to help identify our Meetup group.
Minimums for Hosted Meetups
At times there are minimums for a hosted Meetup and this information will be posted.
More about our Meetup Group - Tips
Seating at Venues
Depending on the size of venue, the draw of the band or artist playing that evening and when you arrive can make it challenging to save or find seating together. If you choose to arrive after the suggested time at meetup - meetup organizers can't always guarantee there will be enough tables for everyone. We hope you understand.
Notes about small venues or places that fill up quickly are always noted in the Meetup description for a good reason --> seating *really* can run out/be limited (Little Lou's BBQ or the tables downstairs near the stage of Club Fox are good examples!)
Type of Blues Music
Everyone's tastes in blues music varies. To determine if an artist or group is someone you'd enjoy, visit related links such as YouTube (or Google the artist name) to get a sense of the music before you sign up or attend the particular Meetup. This will help you "find" the right Meetup to attend with our group.
Artists Choice of Music at Their Gigs
Please note the meeting organizers have no control over the music the group or artist plays at their gigs. If a blues group or blues artist at a Meetup chooses to throw some latin, jazz, funk, pop or instrumental tunes in the set they are playing that night -- that's the way it is! Live music - is just that --> it's live and subject to the moment.
Anyone that is a member can suggest a Meetup - feel free to do so and host a meeting yourself! This is a collaborative group effort!
There is NO CHARGE to belong to this Meetup. We always note cost/cover charge of an event / venue when possible.
For example -- if there was a Meetup scheduled at a venue that is charging $5 cover on Friday night. You need pay the $5 to the venue when you arrive. The information on cost to get into the venue would be stated in the Meetup invite posted to the group.
There are also times when it is necessary for you to purchase a ticket for the event directly from the venue before the Meet-up (such as Yoshi's or SF Jazz Center). In those cases, information will be provided to you within the event announcement itself.
Blues bands who want to list gigs
Blues Bands are welcome to post gigs as Meetup events.
Meetup organizers will post your event in the DISCUSSIONS page under NON-HOSTED events with a link to your website.
We do ask that bands at least announce the Meetup at their gig and announce a welcome to the Meetup members so they can find each other/sit with each other to enjoy your show.
Any band or musician just posting gigs and not mentioning the Meetup at all or abusing the Meetup group in any way will be banned/their information removed from this group.
Thanks! We look forward to enjoying some great times and blues music with YOU!
Bay Area Amateur Pianists
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco offers a plethora of musical opportunities, but none like the "Bay Area Amateur Pianists." This Meetup group is designed to bring together amateur pianists age 21+ to share their passion for music with others in the Bay Area.
An amateur pianist is someone who plays the piano as a pastime rather than a profession. Our events include public recitals, masterclasses, workshops and volunteer events at different Bay Area venues and are open to anyone looking for great music.
So whether you are a mother of three, have a full-time career, or perhaps you've just recently re-acquainted yourself with the piano, we invite you to join us. Come as a performer or as an audience member. Or just come to connect with people of similar interest!
San Francisco Classical Guitar Society
San Francisco, CA
We're a group of guitarists and luthiers, professionals as well as amateurs, of all ages and levels, who enjoy getting together, playing for one another informally, meeting for open mics and occasionally going to concerts together. We welcome acoustic guitarists who play any music in fingerpicking style. (Image by Made Underground, from flickr)
SF & Bay Area Fun Events
San Jose, CA
Do you enjoy going out?
Do you love to dance?
Do you like meeting new people?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you'll love this group!!
We will greet you, and introduce you to other members of the group. We have markers such as a balloon, to find us at the club or concert. At the bigger events, we meet at a pre-selected location at a certain time, to ensure all members are accounted for.
This group is a unique way to meet new people, network, socialize, listen to great bands, dance, and have FUN with no-pressure for the attendee.
If you are single feel free to show up alone. We will make you feel like family! Couples invited too. Everyone is welcome!
I hope to MEETUP with YOU soon!
Santa Barbara Music Jam
Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Music Jam is a group of local hobbyist musicians. Join us to find jam sessions, form a band, trade songs, and become a better musician. All levels, all instruments, all genres are welcome. For more information, visit http://www.meetup.com/Santa-Barbara-Music-Jam/about/
DRUM ~ DANCE ~ CHILL
San Mateo, CA
This meetup group is devoted to offering a number of different opportunities to be in mindful community with others and connect more deeply with the Great Spirit uniting us all.
Among the many mediums explored in DDC gatherings are the principle one's of drumming, dancing, and seated meditation. Each gathering is unique and could have just one of these elements, or perhaps all of them and more. Ultimately each gathering is an opportunity for the continued exploration, participation, and appreciation of the interplay of rhythm, flow, and stillness. It could be the rhythm and flow of our feet, our voices, and our hands, or it could simply be the rhythm and flow of our breath, arising and settling in the stillness of our Being. This stillness of Being could also be called a 'deep listening' or Presence in which there is no extra sense of there being an individual listener or 'doer'. All is ultimately recognized as the rhythm and flow of wholeness, all connected in the Heart. The forms are allowed to come and go and do their dance... all a natural expression and play of the Infinite Being and Awareness that Is.