The Union Square Live Calendar is updated frequently with new events.
Admission is ALWAYS FREE to all live performances.
Sun Aug 18: 2-4 -- Manring, Kassin, Burr (Improv/Jazz/Chamber Music) With amazing chops, quiet soul, diverse compositions, and a somewhat twisted sense of humor, this trio, hailed as “the world's most sophisticated jam-band,” features three top virtuosos on their respective instruments. As individual players, Michael Manring, Larry Kassin, and John R. Burr have all carved out extensive, multi-faceted careers exploring a vast array of musical styles. Together this triumvirate creates intriguingly uncategorizable music that blithely ignores stylistic divisions hemming in…Find out more »
Wed Aug 21: 6-8 -- Par Avion (Eclectic Surf/Rock) This is Eclectic Surf Music with a great twists integrating everything from bone-crunching surf rock to tropical lounge touches polished off with Latin vibes and even dance grooves. Guitarist Bernard Yin hails from a long history of bands including most recently: Fur Dixon’s WTFUKUSHMA, The BellRays and The Fuzztones. Drummer Derek O’Brien recorded and toured as the original drummer for Social Distortion. He is also a top producer and, well,…Find out more »
Sun Aug 25: 2-4 -- The Nitecaps Blues Band (Blues/Rock) The Nitecaps Blues Band was originally formed in 2001, guided by a passion for the masters of the old school blues era. We generally work as a five piece ensemble, 2 guitars, drums, bass and harmonica, all contributing to the vocals. The goal has always been to keep true, within reason and realty, to the sound and feel of artists such as Little Walter, Gatemouth Brown, the 3 Kings, Paul…Find out more »
Wed Aug 28: 6-8 -- Brian Andres & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel (Latin/Jazz/Salsa) The Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel has performed at numerous festivals including the Redwood City Salsa Festival, the Sonoma Jazz and Wine Festival, the San Jose Jazz Festival and The Salsa on the Square Music Series in Cincinnati, Ohio. They have performed at Jazz at Pearls, Doc's Lab, La Pena Cultural Club, Coda and numerous other clubs in the SF Bay Area and beyondFind out more »
Sun Sept 1: 2-4 — Tango in the Square: Tangonero – Dj, Dance Lesson with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association
Sun Sept 1: 2-4 -- Tango in the Square: Tangonero - Dj, Dance Lesson with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association With members from Russia, Malaysia, South Korea, and the US, Tangonero is a San Francisco ensemble dedicated to preserving the tradition of Argentine Tango. From the folk styling of Roberto Grela to the jazz infused grandeur of Astor Piazzolla, their arrangements cover the broad scope of tango history. Overflowing with intense passion, lust and sorrow, their performance captures…Find out more »
Wed Sept 4: Noon-1 -- Eric Long (Country Blues/Roots Americana) With influences ranging from Mississippi John Hurt and Taj Mahal to progressive musicians like Charlie Parr and Jack White, Eric’s music is fundamentally folk music and timelessly steeped in some of America’s earliest musical roots. His songs carry a remarkable knack for simplicity and his voice is one you don’t forget.Find out more »
Wed Sept 4: 6-8 -- Mangobus (Funk/Jazz) Blends of various funk flavors, with sprinklings of soul and rock and other unmentionables. Drums - Tom Stewart Bass - Jen Rund Keys / Guitar - Andrew Vickers Sax / Keys / Guitar - Dan DectisFind out more »
Sun Sept 8: 2-4 -- Moonalice (American Roots/Folk) Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Our songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration. We invented Twittercast concerts, which are free broadcasts to fans over social networks. Our single, "It's 4:20 Somewhere" has…Find out more »
Wed Sept 11: 6-8 -- The Sonando Project (Cuban/Brazilian/Salsa) The Sonando Project offers a unique and fiery blend of modern jazz and Afro-Caribbean traditions. Their musical landscape incorporates Afro-Cuban folklore and Brazilian Jazz flavors along with rumba and timba-esque dance grooves into a modern improvisational context. They have also been performing their intriguing interpretations of the music of Stevie Wonder. The music showcases intricate arrangements of Stevie's beloved songbook filtered through an Afro-Caribbean Jazz lens. The result is…Find out more »
Sun Sept 15: 2-4 -- The Nitecaps Blues Band (Blues/Rock) The Nitecaps Blues Band was originally formed in 2001, guided by a passion for the masters of the old school blues era. We generally work as a five piece ensemble, 2 guitars, drums, bass and harmonica, all contributing to the vocals. The goal has always been to keep true, within reason and realty, to the sound and feel of artists such as Little Walter, Gatemouth Brown, the 3 Kings, Paul…Find out more »
Wed Sept 18: 6-8 -- Lee Presson & the Nails (Dark Prince of Swing) LEE PRESSON AND THE NAILS are an award-winning Big Band out of San Francisco. Led by the manic Lee Presson, LPN has been pounding out their peculiar brand of sinister swing since 1994. The John Waters of jazz! You were just another gate looking to spend a big night in the City by the Bay when you came across that shady character on…Find out more »
Sun Sept 22: 2-4 -- Well Known Strangers (Americana/Rock) The Well Known Strangers revel in the Americana/country rock genre and feature Mick Hellman (Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival) on drums and hand percussion; Olivia Hellman on vocals; Joshua Zucker (The Jones Gang, Rowan Brothers, Poor Man’s Whiskey) on bass; Austin de Lone (Elvis Costello, Boz Scaggs) on keys; and David Noble (Poor Man’s Whiskey) and Rob Anderson on guitars. This is a fun, charming, and great band made up of…Find out more »
Sun Sept 29: 2-4 -- Talley Up (New Orleans/Funk) Talley Up! is a swampedelic New Orleans funk band that mixes psychedelic funk originals with songs from New Orleans artists such as the Meters, Neville Bros., Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Jon Cleary and Dumpstaphunk. The band recently performed with Karl Denson at the High Sierra Music Festival and features other guest artists as well. Keyboardist and band leader Jim Talley (Eric McFadden, Stu Allen) teams with guitarist extraordinaire Tom…Find out more »
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