Summer Music Festivals Along the Corridor

May 30, 2019

Outdoor concerts are the soundtrack to summer, and Northern California is home to some of the best in the world. Ride the Capitol Corridor to get there and get your groove on.

SF Jazz Festival: 6/11- 6/23, San Francisco

Photo courtesy of SFJAZZ.

Among the 41 shows at four distinct venues in Hayes Valley, highlights include Jazzmeia Horn, José James, Orquesta Akokán, The Cookers, William Bell, Roy Ayers and many more.

Getting there: Ride the Capitol Corridor to Emeryville Station, where you’ll connect to our dedicated bus into San Francisco. Alternatively, ride the Capitol Corridor to either Richmond or Oakland Coliseum to connect to a BART train into the city.


9th Annual Davis Music Festival: 6/21- 6/23, Davis

DMF9’s 40 acts will represent a wide range of music, including funk, soul, indie-rock, jazz, Latin, hip hop, roots, soul, and others. The three-day “no headliners” lineup encourages festival-goers to explore downtown Davis on foot, grab a bite, and check out the performers at each venue over the course of the weekend.

Getting there: Ride the Capitol Corridor to Davis Station.


Burger Boogaloo: 7/5- 7/7, Oakland

Orange County cassette label Burger Records has many side projects, and the Boogaloo is one of them. Held at Oakland’s Mosswood Park, the annual punk and garage rock festival is complete with top local food vendors, vegan chefs, and a 21+ beer garden. Celebrate Burger Boogaloo’s tenth anniversary at any one of the official pre-parties at nearby venues on Friday, July 5th. Headliners for the main event on Saturday and Sunday include The Jesus and Mary Chain, Scientists, Dead Boys, and Shannon & the Clams.

Getting there: If your station of origin is north of Oakland, ride the Capitol Corridor to Emeryville Station, and connect to the free Emery-Go-Round shuttle that serves MacArthur BART Station, which is just two blocks from the festival. If your station of origin is south of Oakland, ride the Capitol Corridor to Oakland Coliseum, connect to BART, get off at MacArthur, and walk the two blocks to the festival.


San Jose Summer Jazz Fest: 8/9- 8/11, San Jose

A standout summer destination for music lovers and families alike, SJZ Summer Fest attracts tens of thousands of visitors to the downtown area throughout the weekend. This year’s headliners include Dianne Reeves, Gregory Porter, and Pink Martini.

Getting there: Ride the Capitol Corridor to San Jose-Diridon Station, and you’ll be a short walk from the festivities.


Outside Lands Festival: 8/9 -8/11, San Francisco

Photo courtesy of Jorgensen Photography.

A party for all five senses, Outside Lands combines an eclectic lineup with world-class art, food, wine, comedy, talks, and more for a festival of a lifetime that’s totally original and 100% San Francisco. Headliners include Paul Simon, Childish Gambino, and Twenty One Pilots.

Getting there: Ride the Capitol Corridor to Emeryville Station and connect to our dedicated bus into San Francisco. Get off at the SFS (Market St.) stop and connect to Muni, and ride to Fulton and 22nd, where you’ll enter the park for the festival.