San Francisco concerts in August 2018 include Jack White, Erasure, and David Byrne. It's also when you will find one of the largest music festivals this month, the Outside Lands Music Festival in Golden Gate Park.
In addition, you will find several great concerts all around the Bay Area. Top shows include Hall & Oats with Train and Smashing Pumpkins at Oracle Arena in Oakland. Other highlights include Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker & Russell Dickerson and Rod Stewart with Cyndi Lauper at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View.
Disclaimer: I recieve a small commission from some of the links on this page.
Click the links below to tickets to the top San Francisco concerts in August through Ticketmaster.
Click the links below to scroll down to the top San Francisco concerts in August for each venue.
Find tickets to the following concerts on Ticketmaster by clicking on the links.
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.
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
Address: 333 11th Street
Public Transit: Buses: 9, 12, 47; BART to Civic Center (about 1/2 mile from this stop to Slim's)
In addition to the San Francisco concerts in August above, you can also catch some great music by seeing one of our Broadway musicals or at the SF Symphony. Click the links below for their concert calendars for August.
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.
Want to save this for your trip? Pin it to Pinterest!
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.
Events & Activities
Parades in SF