The Union Square Live Calendar is updated frequently with new events.
Admission is ALWAYS FREE to all live performances.
Wed Aug 15: 6-8pm -- 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 »
Sun Aug 19: 2-4pm -- 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 22: 6-8pm -- Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble (Latin/Jazz) Music Director, John Calloway; Managing Director, Arturo Riera; Co-Director, Sylvia Ramirez. The LJYE is a performing group of talented youth musicians. www.ljye.comFind out more »
Sun Aug 26: 2-4pm -- Ruckatan Latin Tribe (Reggae/Latin) An ancient game…The winners experience joy, the losers are confounded. Our first move was a successful one, in that we came together from diverse backgrounds and found a common strength. That strength was meeting each other, when we all felt we were at a creative peak in our lives. For some of us, a need to reflect musically what is happening in the world. We have been working on a sound…Find out more »
Wed Aug 29: 6-8pm -- Barrio Manouche (World/Flamenco/Jazz) Barrio Manouche is an acoustic San Francisco-Based international colective (Spain, Quebec, France, Mexico, Brasil, Colombia and California), playing music that will take you on a magical journey, frequently joined by artist from all over the globe. The ensemble has been recognized for its surprise concerts, innovative style, complex technique, and their passion for their musical improvisation. The band performs a repertoire of original, mostly instrumental compositions with a unique sound that it’s…Find out more »
Sun Sept 2: 2-4pm — Tango in the Square: Tangonero with Claudio Ortega (Dj/Dance Lesson) with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association
Sun Sept 2: 2-4pm -- Tango in the Square: Tangonero with Claudio Ortega (Dj/Dance Lesson) with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association Teacher: Christy Cote With members from Russia, Switzerland, Canada, and the US, Tangonero is a San Francisco ensemble dedicated to preserving the tradition of Argentine Tango. Michele Walther: violin Richard Duke: double bass Amy Zanrosso: piano Alex Roitman: bandoneonFind out more »
Wed Sept 5: 6-8pm -- The 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 Sonoma and Marin County locals.Find out more »
Sun Sept 9: 2-4pm -- Bitter Blues Band (Blues) Good ole harmonica, keys, guitar blues!Find out more »
Wed September 12: 6-8pm -- 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 »
Sun Sept 16: 2-4pm -- Haopinaka & Hula Dancers (Traditional Hawaiian) HAOPINAKA brings the spirit of aloha to the San Francisco Bay Area with Hawaiian guitars, ukuleles, and sweet vocal harmonies. Our beautiful and talented hula dancers are also available to make your special occasion memorable and unique.Find out more »
Wed Sept 19: 6-8pm -- The Fito Reinoso Cuban Quartet (Latin) A SF Bay Area favorite, Fito Reinoso is the only Cuban born sonero in the area performing a variety of styles, from son to timba to rumba and cha-cha-cha.Find out more »
Sun Sept 23: 2-4pm -- Little Charlie's Organ Grinder Swing (Jazz/Blues) Little Charlie's Organ Grinder Swing plays a mix of swingin' jazz and greasy blues that is sure to please the hippest ears. Featuring Little Charlie BatyFind out more »
Wed Sept 26: 6-8pm -- Lavay Smith and her Swingtet (Swing/Blues/Jazz) - Season Finale Lavay Smith is internationally recognized as The Queen Of Classic Jazz & Blues in the authentic style of the 1940's and 1950's. “Lavay is wonderful! She and her band are a breath of fresh air. It is so unlikely and so exciting that a band would appear on the scene today that plays classic jazz and blues so well and so convincingly.” ---Johnny Otis “The San…Find out more »