June 22-24: Sierra Nevada World Music Festival Earl Zero, Midival Pudits, and Quetzal are among the performers ($35-75). Angels Camp. (415) 472-5550.

June 21-August 30: Summertime, Summer Nights Friday night performances by classic rock performers, including Herman's Hermits, The Coasters, and Gary Puckett (free). Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. (831) 423-5590.

June 22-23: New Orleans by the Bay:Delbert McClinton, The Mahotella Queens, Ben Bonham, and many others. Shoreline Amphitheater. (650) 962-1000.

"Godmother of Rock" and force behind Nadine's Wild 
Weekend, Nadine Condon kicks it backstage at 
Bimbo's with the boys of Echobrain. The event 
showcases more than 100 bands from Northern 
California on August 22-24.
Billy Douglas
"Godmother of Rock" and force behind Nadine's Wild Weekend, Nadine Condon kicks it backstage at Bimbo's with the boys of Echobrain. The event showcases more than 100 bands from Northern California on August 22-24.

June 23: KFOG Summer PicnicFeaturing Chris Isaak and Natalie Merchant. Chronicle Pavilion. (925) 363-5701.

July 4-7: High Sierra Music Festival Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Medeski Martin & Wood, Bruce Hornsby, and Leftover Salmon ($38-130). Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds, Quincy. (510) 420-1529.

July 10-14: San Jose International Mariachi FestivalCelebrate Mexican culture with family activities, music, food, and vendors (free). Discovery Meadow, downtown San Jose. (408) 928-5564.

July 12-14: Bluegrass Festival Sidesaddle & Co., Wild Oats 'n' Honey, Earthquake Country, and others ($17-55). Bolado Park, Hollister. (831) 479-4634.

July 13-14: Vans Warped Tour:Mighty Mighty Bosstones, NoFX, New Found Glory, Bad Religion, and many others. Piers 30/32, San Francisco.

July 18: MTV2's Smokin' Grooves:Jurassic 5, Truth Hurts, Cee-Lo, and ?uestlove at the Shoreline Amphitheater. (650) 962-1000.

July 18-21: California World Music Festival Sikh vocalist Dya Singh, Blue House, Conjunto Jardin, and the Reggae stylings of Inner Visions ($20-90). Fairgrounds, Grass Valley. (530) 891-4098.

July 21: Musical Saw Festival Acoustic jam session featuring bluegrass, classical, jazz, country, gospel, and blues music (free). Roaring Camp Railroads, Felton. (831) 335-4484.

July 21: Jazz on the Half Shell Live music, including Brazilian vocalist Lisa Silva. Hog Island oysters and other gourmet foods ($15-18). Dance Palace Community Center, Point Reyes Station. (415) 663-1075.

July 27-August 11: North Beach Jazz Festival Irvin Mayfield, Kermit Ruffins, and others (free-$18). Various locations in North Beach. (415) 267-6943.

July 27: 34th Annual Fujitsu Concord Jazz FestivalJane Monhelt, Nnenna Freelon, Curtis Stigers, and Ernestine Anderson. Chronicle Pavilion at Concord. (925) 363-5701.

July 28: Jeep World Outside Festival:Sheryl Crow, O.A.R, Ziggy Marley, and others. Shoreline Amphitheater. (650) 962-1000. August 1 at the Chronicle Pavilion at Concord.

August 3: Cher: Living Proof, The Farewell Tour(with Cyndi Lauper) Arena in Oakland. August 4 at the Compaq Center, San Jose. (408) 287-9200.

August 2-4: Reggae on the River Reggae and world music from Dub FX, Mystic, and others on the banks of the Eel River. (Three-day ticket is $100.) French's Camp, Piercy. (707) 923-4583.

August 4-25: Petaluma Summer Music Festival Jazz musician Shane Kelly, world music from Melody of China, Men of Worth Celtic Band, The 2nd Ave. Klezmer Ensemble, and others ($6-40). Cinnabar Theater. (707) 763-8920.

August 7-11: San Jose Jazz Festival Five days of jazz, from salsa to bebop to modern (free). Plaza de Cesar Chavez and other venues. (408) 288-7557.

August 7-25: Music in the Vineyards Chamber music soloists and ensembles perform in winery settings ($25). Napa Valley. (707) 578-5656.

August 9: B.B. King Blues Festival:B.B. King, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, and others. Chronicle Pavilion at Concord. August 10 at Shoreline Amphitheater. (650) 962-1000.

August 11: Anger Management TourEminem, Papa Roach, Ludacris, and others. Shoreline Amphitheater. (650) 962-1000.

August 14: Area2:Moby, David Bowie, Busta Rhymes, Tiesto, John Digweed, and many more. Shoreline Amphitheater. (650)

August 17: JVC Jazz Festival:Chronicle Pavilion at Concord. (925) 363-5701.

August 22-24: Nadine's Wild Weekend Celebrating Bay Area music at various locations throughout San Francisco. (415) 759-4200.

August 24-25: Cotati Accordion Festival Accordions play Tex-Mex, Irish, jazz, and classical music ($10-18). La Plaza Park. (707) 664-0444.

August 25: Ozzfest 2002System of a Down, P.O.D., Adema, and others take to the stage. Shoreline Amphitheater. (650) 962-1000.

August 25: Jamgrass 2002The Sam Bush Band, David Grisman Quintet, and others. Mountain Winery Saratoga.

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