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!
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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
Click the links below to scroll down to the top San Francisco concerts in August for each venue.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Another free event with live music is the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. They offer several live performances each week between May and September.
Address: 99 Grove Street near City Hall
Public Transit: BART to Civic Center, Muni to Van Ness, Buses 6, 7, 9, 21, 47, 49
Address: 1111 California Street
Public Transit: California Cable Car, Bus #1
Address: 982 Market Street
Public Transit: BART to Powell Street, Muni to Powell Street, Buses 6, 7, 9, 21
Address: 1805 Geary Boulevard
Public Transit: Buses 22 & 38
Address: 628 Divisadero
Capacity: ~400, standing room only
Public Transit: Buses 5, 21, and 24
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.
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.
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