Summer Jazz and Blues by the Bay concerts are held each Friday from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Gabrielson Park in downtown Sausalito from early June through the end of August. These concerts are free of charge (thanks to generous local sponsors) for lawn seating, and you can also buy tables for your very own jazz and blues picnic.
Produced by the Sausalito Parks and Recreation Dept., the concerts feature local jazz and blues performers, some of whom have national and international reputations. Food and beverages are sold on site by local non-profit groups, or you can bring your own or shop at local stores, deli’s and restaurants.
Insiders Tip: If you haven’t reserved a table via the Park and Rec Department phone number below (which we think is still a bargain in this day of expensive concerts) be sure to get there early. The prime open spaces seem to fill up earlier every year.
For Sausalito residents, season passes with reserved tables are available, and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Non-Residents pay higher fees. A limited number of Reserved tables are made available by the City each week on a one-time basis, only by advance reservation. You can call the Sausalito Recreation office for more information or to make a reservation at 415-289-4152.
Concerts are recorded and rebroadcast each week on Radio Sausalito on AM1610, which can also be accessed online and via podcast.
Jazz & Blues by the Bay 2017 Schedule
June 23, 2017 – Lavay Smith and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers (Jazz) Lavay Smith has an international reputation and has headlined shows around the world as well as at this year’s SF Jazz Festival. She is also a respected jazz historian and interpreter who works to preserve this uniquely American form of music.
Sponsors: Richardson Bay Maritime Association
Food Highlights: Pizza
July 7, 2017 – Pamela Rose & the Beasts of Blues Another performer who has graced the stage at SFJazz, Rose is a regular at Jazz & Blues by the Bay
Sponsors: Sausalito Sister Cities
Food Highlights: Linguica and Cole Slaw