Fairs, Fests & Events 

From kite championships to hot rods, our guide to the summer's best events.

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Strawberry Music Fall Festival: w/ Patty Griffin, Sam Bush, the Knitters, Marc Broussard, Mavis Staples, Riders in the Sky, the Avett Brothers, & more, Thu., Aug. 28, 5 p.m.; Fri., Aug. 29, 11:30 a.m.; Sat., Aug. 30, 11:30 a.m.; Mon., Sept. 1, 1 p.m., $50, children $20, weekend passes $155-$175. Camp Mather, Evergreen Rd. at Mather Rd., Groveland, StrawberryMusic.com.

Strawberry Music Spring Festival: w/ Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands, JJ Grey and Mofro, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Emmylou Harris, Peter Rowan & the Free Mexican Airforce, & more, Thu., May 22, 5:15 p.m.; Fri., May 23, 11:30 a.m.; Sat., May 24, 11:30 a.m.; Sun., May 25, 1 p.m., $50, children $20, weekend passes $155-$175. Camp Mather, Evergreen Rd. at Mather Rd., Groveland, StrawberryMusic.com.

Styx: Wed., July 2, 7:30 p.m., $45-$65. Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd. (Saratoga), 408-741-2822, MountainWinery.com.

Super Diamond: Fri., Aug. 8, 7 p.m., free. Blackhawk Plaza, 3480 Blackhawk Plaza Cir., Danville, 925-736-2751.

Tainted Love: Fri., Aug. 15, 7 p.m., free. Blackhawk Plaza, 3480 Blackhawk Plaza Cir., Danville, 925-736-2751.

Terri Clark: Sat., June 21, 6 & 8 p.m., free. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, 925-426-7600, AlamedaCountyFair.com.

The Beach Boys: Sun., Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m., $45-$69.50. Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd. (Saratoga), 408-741-2822, MountainWinery.com.

The Best Intentions: Fri., July 18, 7 p.m., free. Blackhawk Plaza, 3480 Blackhawk Plaza Cir., Danville, 925-736-2751.

The Concord Ensemble: performing Spanish works by Morales & Vásquez, Wed., June 4, 8 p.m., $32. Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley (Bancroft Way at College Ave.), Berkeley, 510-642-9988.

The Doobie Brothers: Thu., July 24, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., July 25, 7:30 p.m., $49.50-$72.50. Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd. (Saratoga), 408-741-2822, MountainWinery.com.

The Fundamentals: Fri., July 25, 7 p.m., free. Blackhawk Plaza, 3480 Blackhawk Plaza Cir., Danville, 925-736-2751.

The Police: w/ Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Mon., July 14, 7:30 p.m., $40.50-$225.50. Shoreline Amphitheatre, One Amphitheatre Pkwy., Mountain View, 650-967-3000, ShorelineAmp.com.

The Police: w/ Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Wed., July 16, 7:30 p.m., $40.50-$225.50. Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord, 2000 Kirker Pass Rd., Concord, 925-685-8497.

The Summer Slaughter Tour: w/ the Black Dahlia Murder, Kataklysm, Vader, Cryptopsy, the Faceless, Despised Icon, Aborted, Born of Osiris, Psycroptic, & White Chapel, Tue., July 15, 4 p.m., $25. The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., 415-346-6000, TheFillmore.com.

Toad the Wet Sprocket: w/ the BoDeans, Sat., Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m., $38-$46.50. Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd. (Saratoga), 408-741-2822, MountainWinery.com.

Toby Keith: w/ Montgomery Gentry, Carter's Chord, Mica Roberts, & Trailer Choir, Fri., July 25, 7:30 p.m., $37-$74. Shoreline Amphitheatre, One Amphitheatre Pkwy., Mountain View, 650-967-3000, ShorelineAmp.com.

Tom Jones: Fri., July 18, 7:30 p.m., $49.50-$95. Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd. (Saratoga), 408-741-2822, MountainWinery.com.

Trin-i-tee: Mon., June 30, 6 & 8 p.m., free. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, 925-426-7600, AlamedaCountyFair.com.

True Colors Tour: w/ Cyndi Lauper, the B-52s, Andy Bell, Wanda Sykes, the Puppini Sisters, & host Carson Kressley, Sun., June 29, 5 p.m., $42.50-$449.50. Greek Theatre, Gayley Rd. at Hearst Ave. (UC Berkeley), Berkeley, 510-642-9988.

UB40: Wed., Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m., $45-$75. Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd. (Saratoga), 408-741-2822, MountainWinery.com.

Vans Warped Tour 2008: w/ Against Me!, Aggrolites, Cobra Starship, Devil Wears Prada, Everytime I Die, Gym Class Heroes, Protest the Hero, Reel Big Fish, Say Anything, the All-American Rejects, & more, Fri., Aug. 15, noon, $33. Shoreline Amphitheatre, One Amphitheatre Pkwy., Mountain View, 650-967-3000, ShorelineAmp.com.

Vans Warped Tour 2008: w/ Against Me!, Aggrolites, Cobra Starship, Devil Wears Prada, Everytime I Die, Gym Class Heroes, Protest the Hero, Reel Big Fish, Say Anything, the All-American Rejects, & more, Sat., June 21, 11 a.m., $33. Pier 30/32, Embarcadero.

Voices of Latin Rock: w/ Sambadá, Sun., July 27, 2 p.m., free. Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Ave. and Sloat Blvd., 415-252-6253.

War: Thu., July 3, 6 & 8 p.m., free. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, 925-426-7600, AlamedaCountyFair.com.

Wayman Tisdale: Sat., June 28, 6 & 8 p.m., free. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, 925-426-7600, AlamedaCountyFair.com.

Wildcat Viols: w/ guests, performing works by Brade, Byrd, Gibbons, Jenkins, & Lawes, Tue., June 3, 8 p.m., $28. Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley (Bancroft Way at College Ave.), Berkeley, 510-642-9988.

Yes: Close to the Edge and Back tour, Tue., Aug. 19, 8 p.m., $45.50-$155.50. Shoreline Amphitheatre, One Amphitheatre Pkwy., Mountain View, 650-967-3000, ShorelineAmp.com.

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