Let Classical California KDFC help you discover the best places to visit this summer – from major tourist attractions to the hidden gems in our home state of California! Explore some of the incredible opportunities to experience live classical music in breathtaking locations below.
Refresh this summer with live music in the charming coastal village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Experience Brahms, Beethoven, Bach, and more in the one of California’s most dazzling destinations, performed just steps from the beach. Don’t miss this celebration of Bach’s legacy and the Carmel Bach Festival’s 85th season, July 14th-30th. Learn more at bachfestival.org.
Each summer, Classical Tahoe brings together America’s leading classical musicians from the MET Orchestra, LA Phil, Cleveland Orchestra, and symphonies of San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, NY City Ballet, SF Ballet, SF Opera and more. Classical Tahoe’s 16-concert series delights audiences with its superb musicians, intimate al fresco pavilions, educational programs, and majestic Lake Tahoe settings. Learn more at
Other Classical California Destinations for Your Summer!
San Francisco Symphony | June 29 – Aug. 7
The Ford | June 12 – Sept. 24
Music Academy of the West | June 13 – Aug. 6
Festival Opera | June 16, Aug. 26
Stern Grove | June 19 – Aug. 26
Pacific Symphony | July 4 – Sept. 4
Stanford Live (at Frost Amphitheater) | July 8 – Aug. 6
Mendocino Music Festival | July 9–23
Merola Opera Program | May 22 – Aug. 20
[email protected] Festival | July 14 – Aug. 6
Festival Napa Valley | July 14 – Aug. 6
Valley of the Moon Festival | July 16–31
Bear Valley Music Festival | July 22 – Aug 7
American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy | July 22 – Aug 7
Festival Mozaic | July 22 – Aug 7
West Edge Opera Festival | July 23 – Aug. 7
Cabrillo Music Festival | July 23 – Aug. 7
Ventura Music Festival | July 29 – Aug. 26
Music in the Vineyards | July 29 – Aug. 26
Monterey Jazz Festival | Sept. 16–20