San Francisco Concerts in May 2018

Schedule of Shows at SF's Top Venues

San Francisco Concerts in May 2018 include Khalid at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Tom Jones at the Masonic Auditorium in Nob Hill, and The Brian Jonestown Massacre at Bimbo's 365. You can also catch Hall & Oats + Train at the SAP Center in San Jose, 2 nights of performances by U2 also at the SAP Center and Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company & Blackberry Smoke at the Shoreline Amphitheater 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 including Bruno Mars, The Killers, Muse, The Chainsmokers, Snoop Dog, and many, many more.

San Francisco May Concerts

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Top San Francisco Concerts in May

Check out the top San Francisco concerts in May 2018.

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Additional Shows at Top SF Venues

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.

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium | Masonic Auditorium at Nob Hill Masonic Center

Warfield | Fillmore Auditorium | The Independent | Slim's

Top Bay Area Shows in May

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.

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SF Bay Area Concerts in May by City

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.

Berkeley | Oakland | San Jose

Tickets for San Francisco Concerts in May

There are a variety of places to find tickets to San Francisco concerts in May. Here are a few I recommend.

TickPick: This is a newer option. They work with brokers to sell tickets and don't charge buyers ticket fees. It's a great way to save quite a bit on your events. The down side is that they don't have as many tickets available, but I've had some great luck finding tickets to sold out concerts and other events here. Check them out here.

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.

Seat Geek: Another option to find great tickets is Seat Geek. Their color coded tool shows you which tickets are the best deals, so you can decide which tickets are the best for you. Visit Seat Geek to search for great tickets for San Francisco.

San Francisco Concerts in May by Venue

You will find several San Francisco concerts in May at each venue. Find top options below.

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 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


Address: 333 11th Street
Capacity: ~500
Public Transit: Buses: 9, 12, 47; BART to Civic Center (about 1/2 mile from this stop to Slim's)

More Places to Listen to Live Music in May

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.

San Francisco Concerts by Month

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Bay Area Concerts by City

Other top cities around the SF Bay also have great concert venues. This month, three cities have some great shows for music lovers.


San Jose


More Fun Events in SF in May

In addition to San Francisco concerts in May, you will also find a variety of other fun events this month. They include festivals, 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!

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