Suggested Music Groups near California
Hindi Acoustic Music
San Francisco, CA
This group would be about doing Hindi/Bollywood music in Bay Area . Pretty strange right but we have a lot of people here who love and miss Hindi music here
We want to bring that vibe and enjoy the music here
Please join us with your instruments, vocals or just clap along and enjoy
Bay Area Drum Circle
San Jose, CA
NOTICE: I am REQUIRING all new members to supply a picture that shows their face, centered and without a mask or sunglasses, in their profile for this group. A low resolution blurry picture or a full body picture where your face is tiny is not acceptable. Also unacceptable is a picture where your face is off-center and cropped when it shows up in the list of members. This is so we can learn names of our fellow members and so I can more easily manage who attends events. (When you join a group, the picture that is used for the group is the same one that is in your top level meetup.com profile. After joining, the picture in other groups and in your top level meetup.com profile can be different. Unfortunately, you have to use the meetup.com website, not the app, to change a profile picture for a group. Here is a link to instructions - https://help.meetup.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002878591-Changing-or-removing-a-profile-photo )
Normally, we meet and drum at various locations in the SF Bay Area - mostly in the South Bay and Peninsula, including one regularly scheduled drum circle and others that are not on a fixed schedule. We do everything in person, so if you don't live in the SF Bay Area, your request to join will be denied. Due to Covid-19, our schedule has changed significantly and we are limited to outdoor locations only. Meetup.com will let you know via email when new events are planned.<br>
Our circles are mostly free form with possibly some light facilitation and opportunities to learn new rhythms. We don't do meditation or other rituals. We are all about having fun. <br>
Creating your meetup.com account and joining this group is free. You will only be asked to occasionally contribute a dollar to help with the meetup.com fee assessed to the organizer.
All experience levels welcome. If you are a beginner, you will learn by listening, watching, and asking questions. Most of the drumming that we do, does not require training. Some locations may be difficult or impossible for mobility impaired people.
Due to COVID-19, it’s best to bring your own drums or percussion instruments, but now that restrictions have loosened, if you want to share something, that’s OK, if you accept the risk.
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!
San Francisco, CA
Coming together Virtually to practice singing. The host will share the screen and post music videos that are easy to sing and playful. Each participant will mute their mic so they can sing to their heart's content. Please join in on this cosmic romp through the gifts of music and song
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.
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.
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.
Fun-Loving Couples Of Silicon Valley - Ages 40 Plus
San Jose, CA
We live in a diverse vibrant area. If you are looking to meet like-minded friends as well as spending fun times with existing friends and if you wish to socialize with good quality people and enjoy dining out, and exploring local and out of town restaurants as well as wine tasting, pot luck dinners, theme parties dinner parties Sunday brunches, BBQs, and concerts then this is the group you're looking for. A friendly, positive, outgoing as well as a fun and relaxing environment is our goal.If you are a couple 40 plus join us. When you RSVP please include yourself plus one. I look forward to meeting you. There are no dues or fees to belong to this group.
"This is not a swingers group"
If you have any ideas or suggestions please let me know.
Hope to meet you soon,
Silicon Valley Rock and Metal Music Group
San Jose, CA
NOTE: Although group membership does not require vaccination, in-person events in the immediate future may be limited to those that have been fully vaccinated in order to ensure the health and safety of those attending and anyone else they may contact. You must be 21 years old to join.
Do any of these music genres appeal to you? Metal, hard rock, classic rock, alternative, indie, goth, punk, rockabilly, garage/psychedelic, ska etc.? If they do then you have come to the right place. SF Bay area music venues will be the focus, but we will have social functions away from night clubs as well. We will provide scheduled calender events, people to go see shows with and a generally a really fun, drama free time. What we wont provide is carpooling or concert tickets. It is your responsibility to sort that out. We do not go to cover band events.
We do clean up (remove members) from our list if they are found to be inactive over a long period of time. You can always request to be added back if you feel you were removed prematurely. Please be respectful of all members relationship statuses especially if you are new to the group because we are not a singles group. You must live in the the San Francisco Bay Area to join.
The following behavior is grounds for removal and you will not be allowed back in if you request to join again. If you are found to be unreliable (meaning you are a no show), racist, sexist, bigoted, harassing to the organizers or any of the members in any way (including messaging organizers excessively with non meetup topics or content). Posting comments on the event page or conversation page to try and promote a business, service, event, your band, your venue etc without getting permission from the head organizer.
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.
Drum Circle Rhythm Community
The purpose of this group is to connect with other percussionists, hand drummers, dancers, and musicians of all levels. This Meetup Group is for anyone who wants to get together, play, listen, relax, dance, and create a community through rhythm.
We welcome beginners to advanced Drummers. However, all new members must read the Drum Circle Etiquette in our Web page to find out more about how to be a Rhythmic Community. From the homepage, select MORE, then MESSAGE BOARDS, then Drum Circle Discussion Forum, then Drum Circle Etiquette (Short Version by Rex Womack)
Musicians of other instruments are welcome as long as you check first with the organizer of the event. This is a DRUM Circle and so instruments should support and follow the groove.
Contact us about joining us for good company, good rhythms, and good times!
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!
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!
Oakland Live Music- Karaoke- Dancing 30+
Hello Music Enthusiasts! I'm putting this group together so that people that enjoy live music, dancing, and karaoke can find people to enjoy these things together with. This is not like other live music groups that posts an event and then the host makes no effort to actually meet up their members. I won't post just for the sake of posting, but for getting together with other members. Ideally, members that have attended at least one event can host their own event. It can be live music, dance, karaoke, a festival with music, their own jam session playing instruments, or whatever music related event they come up with. If there isn't much interest in that I am pretty good myself about posting regular events to keep the group going.
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/
San Francisco Kirtan Connection
San Francisco, CA
2021 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: PLEASE READ.
Due to the spread of Covid-19 virus. Many counties have social distancing guidelines in effect.
Check the latest CDC information here:
Check California gov guidelines
you can find many more kirtan events below:
Some kirtan events are now in person and some are indoors August 1st 2021
Contact the hosts and venues and check their covid guidelines for your own safety.
Please practice social distancing wear masks and be safe.
People who enjoy or are curious about kirtan and South Asian spritual music are all welcome.
Singers and musicians who help enhance kirtans and South Asian Spritual music experience are also welcome to post their events here. Please message me related events and I will post them in event section.
Kirtan or qawwali to me are types of sound meditation. Members participating and experiencing kirtan or qawwali events is our goal.
Our focus is personal spritual experience and non-religious.
If you would like to read about Bhakti movement's origin and development in South Asia please read:
Karaoke Virtuel en Français
Los Angeles, CA
Venez chanter en français. Vos chansons seront de Youtube. Je suis un retraité qui parle mal le français mais j’aime chanter des chansons françaises. N'oubliez pas de RSVP pour obtenir le lien pour participer.
Do you like to karaoke? Do you like French musics? If yes, join us on this virtual karaoke group to sing your favorite French songs from YouTube. Every levels are welcome, we sing for fun! Of course, if you just want to listen in, that’s ok too. Remember to RSVP to obtain the link to attend.