Live Music Makes Its Comeback at Your Favorite Eateries

Live music event on The Lawn presented by Meritage and Vista Collina in Napa
Live music on The Lawn presented by Meritage and Vista Collina

MARIN

Bon Air
This one is for the kids! Starting the morning of June 16 and continuing every Wednesday through July, it’s Music Time With Megan, a Marin-based award-winning songwriter and performer. Preschoolers are encouraged to bring their own egg shakers and instruments to join in on the fun. Under the Bon Air tent, Bon Air Center, Greenbrae

HopMonk Tavern
KC Turner’s Cookout Concert Series is back with live tunes in the beer garden, delicious food and cold beer. It kicks off in July with The Mother Hips and continues with former Giants third-base-coach-turned-troubadour Tim Flannery, as well as Cracker, John Doe of punk band X and more. 224 Vintage Way, Novato

Jerry’s Downtown BBQ
Real Texas-style smoked barbecue featuring ribs and burgers will draw you in, but the music from acts like Pardon the Interruption and Kid Galaga on the outdoor patio will inspire you to stay awhile. Music happens Friday and Saturday evening and all-day Sunday. 7380 Redwood Boulevard, Novato

Left Bank Brasserie
Inspired by the southern bank of the River Seine in Paris, where artists, writers and philosophers would enjoy food and conversation, chef Roland Passot brings that vibe to Larkspur. And on Sunday mornings, the experience is complete with live music on the patio. 507 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur

Marin Country Mart
On the first and third Sunday of the month the regular food truck offerings get an upgrade with tunes provided by Bay Area Jazz Mobile, a program of Jazz in the Neighborhood. Come by for a wide selection of tasty treats and stay for acts like Susan Sutton and Michael LaMacchia performing on June 6. 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur

Peri’s Bar
While the bar is not open, the music sure is. Stop by the street in front of Peri’s for the Fairfax Summer Music Series every Saturday afternoon through September. June features the Well Known Strangers, Michael Brown/John Varn, Jazz TKO and Danny + Essence. 29 Broadway, Fairfax

Strawberry Village
Enjoy live music as part of the Weekend Sounds program every Saturday and Sunday afternoon in the piazza. Grab an outdoor table at one of the Village’s restaurants to make the experience complete. 800 Redwood Highway Frontage Road, Mill Valley

Sweetwater Music Hall
Sweetwater is back this month! Stop by for music, a new menu, a covered patio and an expanded seating area. 19 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley

Terrapin Crossroads
Bands have returned in the venue’s Beach Park area with everyone’s favorite Dead member Phil Lesh and other acts. Check the website for times and availability. 100 Yacht Club Drive, San Rafael

Town Center Corte Madera
The Summer Music Series returns every Sunday starting in July featuring local musicians. So bring the family and eat, shop and enjoy the sounds. 100 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera 

Music performance outside of Peri's Bar
"Koolerator" performing on the patio at Peri's Bar (photo courtesy of John Korty)

WINE COUNTRY

The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Pick up some treats from the hotel’s touted food truck, CaliForno Street Eats, and gather around outdoor fire pits and picnic tables for live music Friday and Saturday evenings. 100 Boyes Boulevard, Sonoma 

Meritage Resort & Spa and Vista Collina Resort
Take in music on The Lawn adjacent to the Vista Collina Resort every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through October and you’ll find a gourmet food truck, cocktail bar, wine tastings and lawn games to go along with the tunes. 850 Bordeaux Way, Napa