Shoreline Amphitheatre (Mountain View, CA)
1 Amphitheatre Pkwy
Mountain View, CA 94043
Music Festival / Concert
A hugely popular annual music festival held in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass ... moreGolden Gate Park
Between Stanyan Street to the east
and Great Highway to the west,
and Fulton Street to the north
and Lincoln Way to the south
San Francisco, CA 94118
From the outside, The Lumineers might look like an overnight success story. However, the band’s frontman Wesley Schultz and drummer Jeremiah Fraites struggled for a few years in the cutthroat New York City music ... moreGreek Theatre (Berkeley, CA)
Hearst Avenue & Gayley Road
Berkeley, CA 94720
Kimberly Denise Jones – known professionally as Lil’ Kim – is a singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actress. Lil’ Kim, whose work is heavily influenced by Diana Ross, MC Lyte, and The ... moreOracle Arena (Oakland, CA)
7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA 94621
Music Festival / Concert
A two-day music festival that takes place on the manmade expanse of Treasure Island just off the San Francisco ... moreTreasure Island
San Francisco, CA 94130
Bon Iver has made genre-bending folk music since 2007. Headed by Justin Vernon, the band includes some of the best indie musicians including Sean Carey, Michael Noyce, and Matthew McCaughan. Bon Iver comes from the French ... moreFox Theater (Oakland, CA)
1807 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
San Jose State University Event Center (San Jose, CA)
290 South 7th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Green Day is a punk rock band that formed in 1987 in Northern California. Like The Offspring and Bad Religion, they are most famous for resurrecting punk in the mainstream eye. Green Day's debut album, Dookie ... moreThe UC Theatre
2036 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
There’s always something happening in the city by the bay, and that certainly holds true for concerts in San Francisco. The city’s history is steeped in music, from the seminal 60s of free love rock to the latest gritty underground DJ scene.
Love of music drives huge SF crowds to Golden Gate Park for outdoor live music festivals like Outside Lands, as well as other open air festivals like the Treasure Island Music Festival. That same love drives crowds to world-class concert venues with names even people living in a cave would recognize: The Great American Music Hall, The Warfield, The Independent, the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, and The Fillmore are just a few hotspot concert halls that attract the biggest international acts of the day.
Smaller independent powerhouses such as Bottom of the Hill host San Francisco concerts that make it easy to catch the next up-and-coming act, while a thumping DJ-driven dance scene in SoMa and Downtown offers everything from mainstream remixes to crazy eclectic hip-hop, trance, electronica, and more.
Rickshaw Stop is a great DJ and live music venue for the 18+ crowd, while Slim’s in SoMa and Bimbo’s 365 in North Beach are key stops for many up-and-coming – as well as long-established – performers.
From dingy to diamond-coated, live music venues and concerts keep the beats going strong all over town.