Festivals, Fairs, and Road Trips 

From accordions to zucchini, a guide to the summer's biggest and best special events.

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OZZfest 2004: Black Sabbath with Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Slayer, Slipknot, Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society, and other metalesque acts perform from 9 a.m. on July 29, Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View. General admission is $49.50, reserved tickets cost $89.50, 510-625-TIXS.

Point Richmond Music Festival: Three evenings and one full day of food, refreshments, dancing, and live entertainment by the Dave Matthews Blues Band, Masquers Theater Kids, the Hogans, Wendy DeWitt, and many more, all behind the Baltic. July 9, 5-7:30 p.m.; Aug. 14, 12-7:30 p.m.; Sept. 10, 5-7:30 p.m.; Sept. 24, 5-8 p.m., PointRichmond.com/prmusic. Baltic Bar and Restaurant, 135 Park Place, Point Richmond, 510-235-2532.

Projekt Revolution Tour: Snoop Dogg, Linkin Park, Korn, and the Used headline this year's concert. 2:30 p.m., September 5, Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, $49.50, 510-625-TIXS.

Reggae on the River: Michael Franti and Spearhead, Bunny Wailer, and Steel Pulse headline this year's three-day camp-out, which also includes performances by Ozomatli, Calypso Rose, Loco Bloco, and Soul Majestic with special guest Prince Rastan. Tickets are already 50 percent sold. August 6-8 at French's Camp, Piercy. 707-923-4583, ReggaeontheRiver.com

Robert Mondavi Winery Summer Festival: The winery's 35th annual Summer Festival features an all-star lineup with performances by jazz, soul, and R&B legends, including Jose Feliciano (July 10), Cassandra Wilson (July 17), Dave Brubeck (July 31), and Chaka Khan (August 14). Proceeds are donated to the Napa Valley Symphony and the music programs of the Napa Valley Unified School District. Concerts are held on Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. through Aug. 14, on Highway 29 in Oakville. Tickets $48-$65, 707-259-9463, 888-769-5299.

Rock 'n' Roll Duct Tape Fashion Show: The third annual 21-and-up party features live music by the Feud, Drunk Horse, the Bionic Band, and others, a preshow wine reception, and more. Sat., July 3, 8:30 p.m., $10-$15. Raven Theater, 115 North St., Healdsburg, 707-433-6335, RavenTheater.org

Russian River Blues Festival: The blues standard-bearer Etta James returns this year, along with Chicago queen Koko Taylor and the hot young singer Jonny Lang. June 26-27, Johnson's Beach, Guerneville, $47, $50-$190. 510-655-9471. RussianRiverBluesFest.com

Russian River Jazz Festival: This year the famous riverfront jazz fest features pop singer-songwriter Bobby Caldwell, the soul priestess Chaka Khan, and SF's own Madeline Eastman, along with Claudia Villela and Ricardo Peixoto, who will play a special tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim on the Wine Stage. Sept. 11-12, Johnson's Beach, Guerneville. Tickets $42.50-$190. 510-655-9471, RussianRiverBluesFest.com

Sacramento Film and Music Festival: The seventeenth annual event will feature films of all kinds, and live performances by DIG Music artists Looking Star, ibucho! and Sinclair. Aug. 12-16, SactoFilmFest.com

San Francisco Blues Festival: Blues buffs who've spent most of the year listening to Ray Charles scratch on the phonograph while sipping sour-mash whiskey with a dash of bitters won't want to miss this year's celebration of the best blues heavyweights, including Buddy Guy, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Keb' Mo', and Fat Possum Juke Joint Caravan. The festival kicks off with a free waterfront blues concert featuring "West Coast Hard Jump" artists Gary Smith, Dave Barrett, Paul Durkett, and Big Bones, who will play from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 at Justin Herman Plaza, Embarcadero 4, San Francisco. All other festivities take place from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sept. 25 and 26, at Great Meadow, Fort Mason, San Francisco. $25 per day or $40 for 2 days in advance, or $30 per day at the gate. Reserved lawn tickets cost $70, 415-979-5588, SFBlues.com

San Francisco Free Folk Festival: With performers representing traditions as vastly different as the Scottish strathspey and the cowboyest of blues, the San Francisco Free Folk Festival stretches the limits of what we call "folk music." This year's lineup includes the Irish musician Shay Black, the singer-songwriter duo Trusting Lucy, and the bluegrass outfit Sibling Brothers Family Band. June 26-27, noon-11 p.m., Roosevelt Middle School, 460 Arguello St. at Geary, San Francisco, SFFolkFest.org

San Francisco Gay Pride Parade: Aside from the usual two-day procession of cowboys in leather chaps and sexy transgendered go-go dancers, this year's Pride celebration features performances by R&B/pop superstar Ari Gold, SF's hi-camp drag review the Woodyz, singer Mika, Cheer SF, party band Bust-a-Groove, rapper JenRo and her dancers, "The Frisco Femmes," sultry lounge singer Bettina Devin, Blue Buddha, Sean Wiggins, and R&B singer Legato. Noon-6 p.m. on June 26 and noon-7 p.m. on June 27. Grandstand seats are set up bleacher style along the north side of Market St. and UN Plaza. $35, 415-677-7961, SFPride.org

San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Parade: This year's celebrity grand marshals are Alan Cumming and Bruce Vilanch, and this year's theme is "Out 4 Justice." Plus vendor booths, a dozen live entertainment stages, food and drink, Leather Alley, a deaf and hard-of-hearing gathering space, and much more. Sun., June 27, 10:30 a.m., SFPride.org

San Francisco Symphony: Enjoy performances of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik, k.d. lang's interpretations of Joni Mitchell, and even balladmaster Johnny Mathis, all coming to Davies Symphony Hall this summer. Concert dates, times, and ticket prices vary. 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, 415-864-6000.

San Jose America Festival: The fourteenth annual Independence Day concert features Fastball, Butterfly Boucher, and Drifting Sands playing on the Concert for the Homeless stage, Lady Bo, Island of Fire Dancers, Chocolate Watch Band, and others on the main stage, the JC Smith Band, Harpo Slim and the Prowlers, the Powerhouse Blues Band, and more on the blues stage, a raffle, and, of course, fireworks. Sun., July 4, 11 a.m., free. Discovery Meadow, Guadalupe River Park, in front of the Children's Discovery Museum, W. San Carlos St. and Woz Way, San Jose.


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