San Francisco Concerts in May 2023 include shows at the Chase Center, the Warfield, and the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. You can also catch performances at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, the SAP Center in San Jose, and at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View.
You also won't want to miss one of the biggest music festivals in the area this month, Bottlerock in Napa. This three-day event features top artists such as Imagine Dragons, Pharrell Williams, Neil Young + The Promise of the Real, Mumford & Sons, Santanta and several others.
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Check out the top San Francisco concerts in May 2023.
5/1 & 5/2: Caroline Polachek at the Warfield, find tickets
5/3: Caroline Rose at The Fillmore
5/11: Okean Elzy at the Warfield, find tickets
5/12: Lil Wayne at The Masonic, find tickets
5/12 - 5/14: Fruit Bats at The Chapel
5/16 & 5/20: Death Grips at the Warfield, find tickets
5/27: Ha*Ash at the Masonic, find tickets
5:27: Kali Uchis at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, find tickets
In addition to the top shows above, you will find dozens of other San Francisco concerts in May at venues around down. Click the links to scroll down to more shows this month in SF.
You will also find some great shows all around the SF Bay Area. Top picks are in large venues such as the SAP Center in San Jose, the Oracle Arena in Oakland, and the Greek Theater in Berkeley. These are just some of my top picks this month.
5/4: Pixies at the Fox Theater in Oakland, find tickets
5/14: Anuel AA at the SAP Center in San Jose, find tickets
5/16: Suga (Agust D) at the Oakland Arena
5/26: Shania Twain at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, find tickets
5/26 - 5/28: BottleRock Festival in Napa, find tickets
In addition to these top picks, you will also find other great shows around the Bay Area. Find these at these locations around the Bay.
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.
There are a variety of places to find tickets to San Francisco concerts in May. Here are a few I recommend.
Ticketmaster: They are a good option to buy first run tickets and sell tickets at face value. They have a large inventory. The downside is that they do have a service fee for all purchases. Find tickets for San Francisco concerts in May on Ticketmaster.
TicketNetwork: Another option to find great tickets is TicketNetwork. They offer third party tickets and it's a great place to find seats for sold out shows or more tickets for those close to selling out. Find out more here.
You will find several San Francisco concerts in May at each venue. Find top options below.
Address: Mission Bay Blocks 29-32
Public Transit: KT (Mission Rock or UCSF/Mission Bay stops)
The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium is a concert and events venue that holds around 8,000 people. It's situated right next to City Hall in San Francisco's Civic Center District. You will find both general admission and reserved seating at this venue.
If it's general admission, then you will find standing room only on the main floor with first come, first served seating in the balcony.
It's easy to access this venue via public transportation on BART (using the Civic Center stop), F streetcar, or on the 6, 7, 9, or 21 buses.
The Masonic is a multi-use venue at the top of San Francisco's Nob Hill district. They feature several concerts, comedians and other performers throughout the year. Performances here are either general admission or assigned seating.
You will find plenty of high-end restaurants nearby. It holds around 3,100 people and is easily accessible using the California Cable Car or the #1 Bus.
Address: 982 Market Street
Public Transit: BART to Powell Street, Muni to Powell Street, Buses 6, 7, 9, 21
The Fillmore is a famous venue in the Western Addition district. It offers both general admission and assigned seating shows.
You will find several live music performances each week here. It holds around 1,100 people and is easy to access using the 22 or 38 buses.
Another small, but wonderful concert venue in San Francisco is The Independent. It's a standing room only venue that fits around 400 people for each show.
It's along the popular Divisadero corridor with more than a dozen local shops, restaurants, and bars. You can access this venue using the 5, 21 or 24 buses.
Carnaval Festival: If you love Salsa music, then head over to the Mission District this May for the annual Carnaval Festival. This 2-day street fair offers hours of free music and dancing in the streets. It's the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend every year.
SF Symphony: Another place to find San Francisco concerts in May is with the SF Symphony. They offer almost a dozen shows a month. Their performances range from classics to movie scores.
SF Jazz Center: Our new jazz center is another place to find great San Francisco concerts in May. They have more than one stage with a performance or two every night of the week.
Other top cities around the SF Bay also have great concert venues. This month, three cities have some great shows for music lovers.
In addition to San Francisco concerts in May, you will also find a variety of other fun events this month. They include festivals, SF Giants baseball, street fairs, and holiday activities.
Mother's Day: Celebrate Mom this year in San Francisco. On my insider's guide, you will find recommendations for brunch, lunch, or dinner. You will also find special cruises around the SF Bay, fun places to take her on her special day, and a few tips to save. Click here for details.
Memorial Day Weekend: Memorial Day Weekend is a wonderful time to visit San Francisco. The weekend features the large Carnaval festival, a variety of cruises around the bay, and several places to pay your respects on Memorial Day. Click here for information on visiting SF during Memorial Day Weekend.
May Events Calendar: Are you looking for additional fun activities on May in SF? Click here for a look at this month's full calendar of events!