SF Jazz Festival
The 35th SF Jazz Festival brings 43 concerts to the city’s top venues, including SFJazz Center, Davies Symphony Hall and Herbst Theatre. A free festival kick-off party in Hayes Valley gets things started June 6, followed by nearly two weeks of performances by world-renown artists and local talent. Monty Alexander, Fred Hersch, Lizz Wright and ClaytonHamilton Jazz Orchestra are just a few highlights to look forward to. July and August bring the Summer Sessions concert series, featuring even more big-name performers.