Suggested Music Groups near California
Neighborhood Caroling Events, New singers invited!
Volunteer Carolers sing for Fundraising! All inclusive, even if you can't carry a tune. Songbooks provided at rehersal, Sunday 2pm. On loan at 12 events you can sing with us! We sing and then move to four different locations set-up and walk to each portion sing for 15 minutes or so ! Laugh and have fun watching faces lighten and brighten! As we sing our way through the Bay!
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.
Santa Cruz Jam Sessions
Santa Cruz, CA
A community based gathering for musicians, songwriters, rappers, etc of all types and levels, as well as music lovers who want to collaborate. I want us to have fun, centered around music. This is for all levels of musicians (beginners, intermediate, advanced, casual players, etc.)
Sunday Funday: Music for Misfits (Day Party)
San Francisco, CA
LAUNCHING: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21.
A FREE WEEKLY DAY PARTY where you can express yourself!
Special Guest DJs playing Indie, Alternative, Rock, Hip-Hop and all Genres!
- FREE Every Sunday (4PM to 9PM)
- Cocktail Specials
- Lounge Seating
- Dance Floor
- Surprise Special Guest DJs
** This ones for all you:
Hipsters, Hippies, Nerds, Geeks, Punks, Emo, Techies, Graffiti Artists, Gamers, B-Boys, B-Girls, Singers, Musicians, Fashionistas, Models, True School, Skaters, Bikers, Dancers, Rockers, Fat, Skinny, Weirdos, Misfits, Gothic, Rebels…..
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!
Bay Area Drum Circle
San Jose, CA
**NOTICE: All new members will be REQUIRED 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 may 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.\ 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. \ 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. Now that the restrictions have loosened and most of us are vaccinated, you may find that members are now willing to share their instruments.
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.
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.
Tri Valley Strings and Vocals
San Ramon, CA
A chance to get together in a friendly environment to play music and sing. All skill levels are welcome. Meetings will normally be on the second Thursday of every month from 7 to 9 pm. Bring four copies of sheet music or chord tab for anything you would like the group to play. A collection of songs from past sessions can be found at this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Xtrf1GCI-teE9-dpAQSSWQT590qOQBHz?usp=sharing
If something sounds really good, we can do a multi-track recording of the song to mix and share.
Note that this will be an indoors, no-mask session. We will assume everyone has been vaccinated.
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.
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
The Peninsulaires Men's Barbershop Harmony Chorus
We are a men's barbershop harmony chorus, and we're looking for men of all ages to share in the joy of barbershop singing!
We meet weekly on Thursday nights at 7:30 pm at the Sunnyvale Elks Lodge (375 N. Pastoria Ave, Sunnyvale). Stop by and check us out - we look forward to singing with you!
Please make sure to review the chorus’ COVID-19 safety protocol before attending: https://thepeninsulaires.com/covid19
The Peninsulaires men's barbershop harmony chorus is always looking for enthusiastic music lovers to sing four part harmony with us. If you've ever sung in a school or college group, played a musical instrument, or just want to sing, we invite you to come visit us. You're welcome to visit us any Thursday evening and experience the vocal and musical learning and fellowship that are part of our every rehearsal. We'll place you in one of the four singing parts according to your desire and voice range. We provide learning tracks and music to teach you our songs. You bring your enthusiasm, and we'll teach you our style of singing.
Bay Area Modular Synth Group
This group is for anyone interested in modular synthesis, synthesizers, analog & digital electronics, synthesis technique, electronic music of all genres, etc. All skill sets and formats are welcome. We do tend to attract technically natured people eager to interact with others of similar drive and aspirations. The purpose of the group is meet other electronic music musicians, modular titans, hobbyists and engineers looking to take on or have already taken the plunge into Modular Synthesis. <br>
We meet twice a month. In the middle of the month is meet & greet planning meeting where new members and and long standing ones discuss and planning future hardware meeting and socialize. Towards the end of the of the month there is a planned themed event where in which hardware, hands on and focused discussions and techniques are shared within the privacy of members homes and private recording spaces.
As prerequisite: All new members must attend at least one of our open format, public social events prior to being invited to our private focused modular meetings which are hosted within the comforts of our members homes and private recording facilities.
Our events consist of electronic music tech talks, mixers, seminars, community events, and performances.
We encourage feedback and member participation.
High levels of participation and group develop are grounds for partial and full member due exceptions. For more information look through our bulletin board for more ways to participate
We look forward to seeing you at our next meetup! <br>
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 Showcase Chorus
San Jose, CA
We are a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, and are comprised of more than 100 women of all ages, backgrounds, vocal ranges, and musical abilities.
Our music varies from traditional barbershop favorites to arrangements of contemporary songs, all in 4-part harmony, sung a cappella (without accompaniment).
These days we are meeting in person every other Thursday in a local park and making plans to return to in-person rehearsals (carefully following guidelines and protocols). On Thursdays that we don't meet in person, we meet via Zoom. All rehearsals, including the in-person rehearsals, are broadcast via Zoom in case you can't join in person.
We'd love to have you join us any time!
Contra dancing in Monterey!
So you think you can't dance? Think again!
Contra dancing is a wonderful activity for anyone who enjoys live music, dance, socializing, fun, etc. We hold dances twice each month at the YMCA of the Monterey Peninsula. All skill levels and ages are welcome. No prior dance experience is necessary, and every dance is preceded by a lesson. The dances are very social by nature and all are welcome here — married and unmarried couples; singles, alone or with friends; people of all ages! Children are also welcome at dances if supervised by a responsible adult. There are delicious snacks at the break.
We occasionally have special themed dances, potlucks, and dance workshops. Our motto is: "If you're having fun, you're doing it right!"
Dances are sponsored by the Monterey Country Dance Community – an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization dedicated to keeping traditional live music and dance thriving on the Monterey Peninsula.
More information at: montereycontradance.org
Out to the Symphony--Bay Area Lesbian Classical Music Lovers
San Francisco, CA
Calling all lesbian classical music lovers from all over the Zoom universe!
The live concert hall world as we know it has come to a halt. Temporarily, I hope. Until we are vaccinated against all the COVID mutations, Out to the Symphony -- San Francisco Bay Area Classical Music Lovers has moved online.
As we patiently wait behind the glow of screens, we gather every other Monday 5-8 pm PST/PDT (if not local, please calculate the time difference), unless we depend on a public live streamed event Together, we watch films around classical music themes and attend virtual concerts. We aim to focus on feminist, lesbian, and queer composers, conductors, and performers. But of course, we cannot exclude Bach, Beethoven, and Bartok.
Long to share your passion for classical music with other lesbians sheltering in place? Perfect, me too. Originally, I started this meet-up so we could attend concerts at the Davis Symphony Hall together. Alas, no one can be certain when we'll gather as an in-person group again.
Until then, my fellow lesbian and queer classical music lovers, kindly escape your domestic bliss and engage in celestial meet-ups of harmonious pleasure (the dissonants of modern classical repertoire included). Via Zoom, of course. Now more than ever it is crucial to cherish what little we possibly can. Come on and escape the COVID stress with three hours of lively music and conversations.
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!
SF Music Producers
San Francisco, CA
This group is for SF & Bay Area music producers to network, collaborate, exchange ideas, resources and musical inspiration. Our meetups will have a home base at Pyramind's studio headquarters now located at 39 Gilbert St, between sixth & seventh St, in SF, but will also include other Bay Area venues (TBA) depending on the event. We encourage all levels of producers to join up, from the novice to the professional to help build and contribute to keeping SF music culture alive and well in our community. Events will be a combination of paid & free depending on the level of production and resources required. Please send any suggestions or comments to Greg@Pyramind.com.
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: