Bay Area Music Events To Check Out This October

Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre (Photo by Bob Minkin)

Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party returns on October 15. The free event (registration required) is taking over Valencia Street in S.F. from noon to 6 p.m. and includes food, local shopping and performances by Hot Flash Heat Wave, The Umbrellas and others. On October 22, Sound Summit returns to the Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre on Mount Tamalpais. Acts like The War on Drugs and Faye Webster are performing at this annual, all-day music festival and fundraiser. Celebrate Halloween early at the Soul Ska Halloween Costume Ball at Sweetwater Music Hall. Doors open at 8 p.m. on October 29, but the costume contest happens at midnight.

illustrated poster for 20th street block party
Poster courtesy of Noise Pop