From bluegrass to electronica 

No need for pop music lovers to fret as the summer outdoor-venue season comes to a close. Plenty of concerts — some huge, popular and fabled events — will fill upcoming weeks as the days get shorter. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com unless otherwise indicated.


Alfresco and on the house

Power to the Peaceful: Music, art and action are the cornerstones of Michael Franti’s long-running celebration of diversity. This year, the Spearhead frontman is joined by world-beat Afro-Brazilian groove-makers SambaDa, youth rhythm ensemble Loco Bloco and socially conscious reggae outfit Rebelution. The party officially starts with a little downward dog action too. Don’t forget to bring your yoga mat for the early morning kickoff “1,000 Yogis for Peace.” [Sept. 11-12. Free, but donations accepted. Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park, S.F., www.powertothepeaceful.org]

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: For the past decade, bluegrass lovin’ billionaire Warren Hellman has been footing the bill for the three-day music festival in Golden Gate Park with nothing but the creme de la creme of acoustic, alt country and folk music. Hey, Warren, thanks again for picking up the tab! Naturally, the lineup, with its schedule of fresh and familiar faces, doesn’t disappoint for the 10-year anniversary.

Scheduled performers include: Elvis Costello, Fountains of Wayne, Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice, Patti Smith, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and old standbys Emmylou Harris, Ralph Stanley and T-Bone Burnett and Friends. [Oct. 1-3. Free. Speedway, Marx and Lindley meadows, Golden Gate Park, S.F., www.strictlybluegrass.com]


The kids are all right

Jonas Brothers: “MMMBop” may be a distant memory, but the days of Hanson are hardly gone. From the ashes of high-pitched boys with luscious golden locks rises a trio of impeccably styled, raven-haired Disney superstars — Joe, Kevin and Nick Jonas. Fellow Disney-ite Demi Lovato (Joe’s former girlfriend) and the cast of “Camp Rock 2” join the dreamboat siblings in concert. [7 p.m. Sept. 19. $39.50-$99.50. Sleep Train Pavilion, 2000 Kirker Pass Road, Concord]

Yo Gabba Gabba Live! The children’s television show on Nick Jr. — admittedly named after a nonsense phrase invented by its creators, Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz — is what MTV once was: innovative, chock full of fresh faces and puppets, lots of puppets. It’s anyone’s guess if the likes of Biz Markie or Elijah Wood will be making a cameo in the live production, but one thing is for sure: Muno, Foofa, Brobee, Toodee and Plex will be there to start a party in your tummy ... so yummy. [2 and 5 p.m. Nov. 20-21. $35.50-$45.50. Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St., S.F.]


Matador shmatador

Guided By Voices: Before you get down and out for not scoring tickets to Lost Weekend, Matador Record’s 21st-anniversary bash in Las Vegas in October, there are two chances to catch class acts Guided By Voices, Belle and Sebastian and Superchunk on home turf. First up, die-hard GBV fans seeking a less sinful venue have the opportunity to catch Robert Pollard with lo-fi noisemakers Times New Viking at The Warfield in early October. [7 p.m. Oct. 5. $32-$34. The Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Round 2: TI Music Festival: The Treasure Island Music Festival, essentially two days split between electronic-fueled dance soundscapes and pop melodies, boasts indie heavyweights Belle and Sebastian and Superchunk on the latter half of the weekend festival. She & Him is certain to delight the lot of adoring Zooey Deschanel fans, while Canadian supergroup Broken Social Scene promises to tantalize with a performance of epic proportions — considering the touring lineup is upward of 10 members! LCD Soundsystem headlines Saturday. [Oct. 16-17. $67.50-$475. Treasure Island, S.F., www.treasureislandfestival.com]


Do you feel like dancing?

Scissor Sisters: The nouveau disco queens call to mind the brothers Bee Gee, but don’t let the title of “I Don’t Feel Like Dancing” mislead — unabashed Travolta mode on the dance floor is the only acceptable means of shaking it when the New York City clubbers take to the stage. [8 p.m. Sept. 12. $39.50. Fox Theatre, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

Shakira: The sizzling Colombian singer, known for her mind-boggling abdominal maneuvers, hits the road in support of her most recent albums, “She Wolf” and “Sale el Sol / The Sun Comes Out.” What to expect? Gyrating, and lots of it. [8 p.m. Oct. 22; $39.50-$149.50; Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland]


It’s that song from that commercial

Vampire Weekend: Love or hate them, wherever you happen to fall on the Vampire Weekend continuum, the Upper West Side indie rockers undeniably deliver dance-worthy jams. Now, it’s solely at your discretion to publicly admit whether or not you secretly flail your arms and bunny hop to a printer commercial set to the infectious hit “A-Punk.” We’re guessing you do. Either way, man up and cut a rug outdoors with the masses before it gets too chilly and the Greek closes up shop for the winter. [7 p.m. Sept. 25. $37.50. Greek Theatre, Gayley Road, UC Berkeley]

Florence and the Machine: As Julia Roberts laments her lost appetite for life in the trailer of “Eat Pray Love,” a curious tune builds in the background. The jam in question, “Dog Days Are Over,” by British songbird Florence Welch is akin to, say, Feist’s “1234.” Catch the flame-haired dame and her music-making machine before she blows up and hits the Starbucks rotation. [8 p.m. Nov. 5. $25. Fox Theatre, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

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