San Francisco Resources for Local Musicians and Bands

Last updated: 7.2.24. Have an opportunity? Let know and we will list it!

DISCLAIMER: Cafe Du Nord and the Swedish American Hall are not in partnership with the following organizations unless explicitly stated. This list serves to signal boost existing opportunities to supplement to vibrant music scene in San Francisco. Doom loop? Don’t know her!


San Francisco Rock Project is a non-profit music school dedicated to instilling confidence, inspiring creativity, and celebrating collaboration in a dynamic and supportive environment. They offer 1:1 lessons, and group sessions!


Tiny Deck” local music artist showcase by Book Passage and Brickhouse. Brickhouse is an organization pairing local businesses with touring and local artists in the Bay Area, with the mission to help people discover local, live music.

Noise Pop and Civic Joy Fund’s Summer of Music happening on September 30 bringing musicians of all styles and genres from around The Bay Area to perform outside local businesses throughout six neighborhoods across the city all summer long.

Art Walk SF welcoming artists, musicians, creators, makers, art collectives, and nonprofits to participate in the cultural and art community of SF, and the economic revitalization of neighborhood corridors around the city. (Collaborating with Balboa Village, Castro, Divisadero, Fillmore, Clement Street, West Portal, and Excelsior Outer Mission)

SF First Thursday Art Walk is a community-led monthly event hosted by gallery owners, artists’ studios, and other businesses and event spaces in the Tenderloin & Lower Polk neighborhoods of San Francisco.

CLOSED (check in next year!) San Francisco Public Library (SFPL)’s Bay Beats



Authored by California State Senator Anna Caballero, SB 785 is a NIVA CA supported bill that will help prevent and illegalize deceptive and predatory practices with regard to ticket resale. If the bill passes it will effectively;

  • Ban speculative ticketing.
  • Increase fines for the utilization of bots.
  • Make deceptive urls and fake ticketing websites illegal.
  • Require resellers to disclose the original face value of a ticket.
  • Make the duplicate resale of a single ticket illegal.
  • Require resellers to prominently display they are a resale marketplace.
  • Penalizes resellers for the misrepresentation of what the ticket provides.

And more!


KALX 90.7FM Berkeley

KALW: Bay Area Public Media

KXSF 102.5 FM San Francisco


KEXP is looking for a local DJ!


Center for Creative Cultural Innovation has various grants working with different organizations such as Zoo Labs supporting BIPOC artists, supporting purchase of equipment, and more

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet while facing physical or mental health issues, disability, or age-related problems.

InterMusic SF Musical Grant Program aims to promote musical activities through the support of small ensembles, instrumental and vocal performers, composers, concert presenters, arts and culture organizations, and artistic collaborations.

FUNDING (CLOSED: check in next year!)

SF.GOV Grants for the Arts

SF New Deal for small businesses to bring in arts, music and cultural programs to shared spaces