This weekend, on August 11-13, 2017, the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with some of the Bay Area’s best music, food, wine, beer, art and comedy in beautiful Golden Gate Park. With over 80 musical and entertainment acts to see during the massive three-day event, it’s really hard to know how exactly to spend your days in the park. How do you make every moment count?

We tried to pin down some of the top must-see shows and don’t-miss attractions.

 

FRIDAY 

If You Love to Dance… 

You’ll love the kickoff show with San Francisco’s very own DJ Most, who will be working the turntables at The House by Heineken dance tent from noon to 1:30 p.m.

If You Want a Good Laugh… 

Hit up The Barbary (comedy stage) and try to score reservations to see punk musician and actor, Henry Rollins, at 2:45 p.m. 

If You Just Want to See the Freakin’ Headliners…

Head over to the Land’s End stage at 4:45 p.m. for Little Dragon, and just stay here all night long because what follows, you won’t want to miss: A Tribe Called Quest at 6:15 p.m. and Gorillaz at 8 p.m. If you’re daring, you can also sneak off in between the shows to catch the Sleigh Bells performance at the Twin Peaks stage at 5:15 p.m. Unless, of course you’re ready for dinner…

If You’re a Foodie…

Well, you pretty much have every culinary delight at your fingertips here. Take your pick. Maybe you’ll want to try the “best damn cheeseburger” from 4505 Meats or the Salumi pizza from Mozzeria truck.  Or perhaps you just want to a real culinary moment in the GastroMagic area with events like “No Ham n’ Eggs with A Tribe Called Quest’s Jarobi White, Chris Cosentino and Jazz Mafia” at 2:15 p.m. For dessert, check out “Choco Lands.”

 

SATURDAY

If You Like Singer-Songwriters… 

Don’t miss John Moreland, an Americana singer-songwriter, from Oklahoma opens the Sutro Stage at noon.

If You Want to Discover Something New…

Stay at the Sutro for the 1:15 p.m. performance of Joseph, the intriguing folk-pop trio featuring the Closner sisters.

If You’re a Foodie…

For lunch, you might pick up a quick bite of the stone fruit and wildflower honey at The Farmer’s Wife or maybe you’re in the mood for some fried chicken & waffles and fresh watermelon from Little Skillet… either way your palate will be thoroughly satisfied. You can also grab a cocktail at the “Shaken or Stirred with Jay Larson and PC, Trou Normand and More” at Gastro Magic at 5:40 p.m. For dinner, pick up some sausage poutine at Rosamunde Sausage Grill.  Satisfy your sweet tooth and cool off later with some cookie dough pretzel ice cream from Smitten Ice Cream.

If You Want A Good Laugh (and You Like Jazz)…  

Check out one of the performances of Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra at The Barbary at 2:15 or 3:30 p.m. Goldblum (star of “Jurassic Park” and “The Fly”) performs regularly at Los Feliz’s Rockwell Table and Stage, and often plays in S.F. with his band. He takes your questions, asks you trivia questions and plays classic jazz.

If You Love to Dance… 

Catch Haitian-Canadian DJ-producer Kaytranada, who won Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize in 2016 with his debut album “99.9%” at Twin Peaks at 5:20 p.m.

If You Just Want to See the Freakin’ Headliners…

The fun starts at 4:30 p.m. at the Lands End stage with English rock duo Royal Blood (when do you ever get to hear a sound that mixes modern blues rock, hard rock, garage rock, stoner rock and psychedelic rock, after all?) and continues with the eclectic sound of Kentucky-based Cage the Elephant at 6 p.m.

If You’re a Metal Fan… 

One word: Metallica at 7:55 p.m. at Lands End. ‘Nuff said.

 

SUNDAY

We know that it can be challenging to get an “early” start on Day Three of a festival. But it’ll be worth it in order to plug into the soul power of Lee Fields and the Expressions, which open Lands End at 12:10 p.m.

If You’re a Hip Hop Fan…

Then back to Lands End you go to see K.Flay, the ultra-cool alt-hip-hop artist from Stanford University who performs at 1:30 p.m.

If You’re a Foodie…

If you need to grab some necessary sustenance in between all of these star-packed performances, pick up some smoked brisket sandwiches from Southpaw BBQ and make your way over to Sutro…

If You Want to Discover Something New… 

If Maggie Rogers can wow Pharrell Williams, chances are, she can win you over too with her performance of “Alaska.” Trust us — you don’t want to miss this rising folk-pop star when she takes the Sutro Stage at 2:30 p.m.

If You Like Singer-Songwriters…

Stay at Sutro for a peek at Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow who takes the stage at 3:50 p.m.

If You Just Want to See the Freakin’ Headliners…

You know where you’re going: head back to the Lands Ends stage to see Young the Giant at 4:10 p.m., Lorde at 5:40 p.m. and close out the entire with the English rock band, The Who, at 8 p.m. If Pete Townsend is not your jam, you might also want to check out Solange at 8:45 p.m. at Sutro. The R&B singer has had quite a year — from winning a Grammy for her third album, A Seat at the Table, to performing at landmarks like New York City’s Guggenheim.

 

It was another epic Outside Lands. Now it’s time to go home, take a shower and catch up on your ZZs.