San Francisco Concerts in August 2021

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by Jill Loeffler  •

Updated: June 8, 2021

San Francisco concerts in August 2021 include a few shows around the city as well as the SF Bay Area. This is the month when many venues are starting to schedule shows since they closed in early 2020. 

Outside Land's Music Festival, which is usually in August, moved this year to late October 2021. I anticipate they will move back to August in 2022. 

Read on for a list of upcoming shows this month around SF and beyond! 

Disclaimer: I receive a small commission from some of the links on this page.

Top San Francisco Concerts in August

Click the links below to tickets to the top San Francisco concerts in August.

8/1: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts at the Stern Grove Festival (free, but must grab tickets in advance, learn more here)

8/7: AJ Lee and Blue Summit at the Independent

8/20: Tune-yards & Salami Rose Joe Louis at Bimbo's 365

8/21: The Emo Night Tour at the Independent

8/22: Rise Against at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

8/27: Hella Mega Tour: Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer & The Interrupters at Oracle Park

>> More events in August

>> More fun things to do this month

Top SF Venues

an Francisco August Concerts

Click the links below to scroll down to the top San Francisco concerts in August for each venue.

Top Bay Area Concerts in August

Find tickets to the following concerts by clicking on the links.

8/19: Cypress Hill & Atmosphere

8/20: Harry Styles & Jenny Lewis at the SAP Center in San Jose

8/21: The Black Crowes at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, CA

8/25: Guns N' Roses at the SAP Center in San Jose

More SF Bay Area Concerts

Find additional concerts for the top SF Bay Area cities below. Click the links to scroll down quickly to their concert calendar for this month.

In addition to the San Francisco concerts in October, you will also find great live music venues all around the SF Bay Area. Here are just a few of the top locations. Click the links for a schedule of top shows in each city.

Buy Tickets to San Francisco Concerts in August

You will find a great selection of tickets on both Ticketmaster and TicketLiquidator.


Ticketmaster works directly with a variety of top venues around San Francisco to help them sell tickets to their concerts. You will find tickets to venues such as The Independent, the Masonic Auditorium at the Nob Hill Masonic Center, and The Warfield.

>> Find tickets for August on Ticketmaster


While Ticketmaster has a great selection, TicketLiquidator is the online retailer I go to for sold out tickets. They are also great for popular shows that are almost sold out or when you want better tickets than what is offered through Ticketmaster.

>> TicketLiquidator in August in SF

Festivals Around SF with Live Music

In addition to the San Francisco concerts in August, you will also find some great music festivals and street fairs with live music. Here are a few of the top options this month.

Outside Lands Music Festivals (Moved to October in 2021)

Outside Lands is San Francisco's largest music festival every year. It's a three day event that features dozens of bands. Headlines have includes bands such as Metallica, The Who, and others. You will also find amazing gourmet food as well as some of the best local wines.

>> More on Outside Lands Music Festival

Stern Grove Concert Series

August is the time when the Stern Grove Concert Series ends its summer run. This event features free live music in the park on Sunday afternoons at 2pm. It's ends in the middle of August each year, so make sure to check it out if you are around the SF Bay Area in early August.

>> This year's performers and details to attend

Nihonmachi Street Fair

The Nihonmachi Street Fair features free live entertainment. For two-days, you can listen to music that celebrates the Asian Pacific communities. It's held each year in the Japantown District.

>> Details on this year's celebration

Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party

Head over to the Mission District for the annual 20th Street Block Party by Noise Pop. It's a one day event with music all afternoon long. This free event starts at noon.

>> Visit their site for more details 

Union Square Live!

This annual, free event offers performances in the heart of San Francisco's Union Square. You will find free activities every Sunday afternoon at 2pm and on Wednesday nights.

>> More on Union Square Live

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Another free event with live music is the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. They offer several live performances each week between May and September.

>> Find more details here

Concert Calendars by Venue

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 

Address: 99 Grove Street near City Hall

Capacity: ~7,000

Public Transit: BART to Civic Center, Muni to Van Ness, Buses 6, 7, 9, 21, 47, 49

Masonic Auditorium at the Nob Hill Masonic Center

Address: 1111 California Street

Capacity: 3,165

Public Transit: California Cable Car, Bus #1 


Address: 982 Market Street

Capacity: 2,300

Public Transit: BART to Powell Street, Muni to Powell Street, Buses 6, 7, 9, 21


Address: 1805 Geary Boulevard

Capacity: 1,150

Public Transit: Buses 22 & 38

The Independent

Address: 628 Divisadero

Capacity: ~400, standing room only

Public Transit: Buses 5, 21, and 24

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Bay Area Venues by City

We have some great San Francisco concerts in August. However, you will find some larger venues with bigger names all around the SF Bay Area. Here are some of the top Bay Area cities to catch a concert this August.




San Jose

Mountain View


Other Fun Things to Do in San Francisco this August

In addition to San Francisco concerts in August, you will also find a number of other top events and activities. These are just some of the best.

Free Things to Do: Discover ways to stretch your budget even further in SF by checking out these great free things to do. They include free events, activities, attractions, and more. Click here to learn more.

All August Events: The month of August is full of fun events. On my monthly calendar, you will find the best including film festivals, street fairs, theater performances, and more. Click here for more information.

More Things to Do: In addition to these fun San Francisco concerts in August, you will also find other fun things to do including cruises, theater, walking tours, and so much more. Find my list of 50+ things to do this August in SF.

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