San Francisco concerts in November 2023 include several shows at the Nob Hill Masonic Center, the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, and the Warfield.
You will also find some larger shows in Oakland, Berkeley, San Jose, and other venues around the SF Bay Area.
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Here are some of the top San Francisco concerts in November at top venues around town. Click the links for ticketing information.
11/3: Stayin' Alive - A Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees at the Palace of Fine Arts, find tickets
11/6: Vacations & Last Dinosaurs at the Warfield, find tickets
11/7: John Mayer at the Chase Center, find tickets
11/8 & 11/9: Queen & Adam Lambert at the Chase Center, find tickets
11/9 - 11/11: Pretty Lights at the Warfield, find tickets
11/14: Steve Hackett at the Palace of Fine Arts, find tickets
11/15: Mudhoney at The Great American Music Hall, find tickets
11/17 & 11/18: Los Lobos at The Fillmore, find tickets
11/19: Wizkid at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, find tickets
You won't find many options on Thanksgiving night, but you will find some concerts in San Francisco and around the SF Bay during November this weekend. Here are some of the top picks by date.
11/24: Gilbert O'Sullivan at the Cafe Du Nord, find tickets
11/24: Engelbert Humperdinck at at the San Jose Civic in San Jose, find tickets
11/24 - 11/26: SF Symphony with Gustavo Dudamel at Davies Symphony Hall, find tickets
11/25: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic at the Fox Theater in Oakland, find tickets
11/3: Atif Aslam at the Oakland Arena, find tickets
11/3: Hip Hop Made the Bay, SAP Center in San Jose, find tickets
11/5: The Reunion Tour: Kirk Franklin, Tye Tribbett, The Clark Sisters, David & Tamela Mann and Israel Houghton at the Oakland Arena, find tickets
11/12: Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons at the San Jose Civic, find tickets
11/17: Grupo Frontera & Luis R. Conriquez at the SAP Center, find tickets
The Chase Center is a large events venue that holds up to 18,000 for concerts. It's located in the Mission Bay Area with easy access to the venue on public transportation using Muni's T light rail train.
You will also find plenty of food and drink vendors both around the arena and inside.
11/7: John Mayer
11/8 & 11/9: Queen & Adam Lambert
11/17: Lauryn Hill & The Fugees
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.
11/3 & 11/4: Gryffin
11/10: The National
11/15: Lil Uzi Vert
11/17: Gorgon City
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.
11/1: Ghost Files Live
11/2: Eladio Carrion
11/11: Liz Phair
11/14: Aqua - Band
11/17: Raphael Saadiq & Toni Toni Tone
11/28: Sexyy Red
The Warfield is a popular, historic venue along San Francisco's Market Street. Concerts here are either general admission or reserved seating.
The venue has the capacity for around 2,300 people and I love this venue for live music.
To get here, you can take BART to Powell Street, Muni to Powell Street or use buses 6, 7, 9.
11/3: Tony Hinchcliffe
11/5: S Club 7
11/6: Vacations & Last Dinosaurs
11/9 - 11/11: Pretty Lights
11/12: Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox
11/15: Flatbush Zombies
11/16: The Cat Empire
11/28: Jeremy Zucker
11/30: Majid Jordan
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.
11/1: Kinds of Convenience
11/2: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
11/5: Kota The Friend
11/9: La Dona
11/10 & 11/12: The Mavericks
11/13: Del Water Gap
11/17 & 11/18: Los Lobos
11/19: Joy Oladokun
11/21: The Japanese House
11/26 - 11/28: Skinny Puppy
11/29: Sexyy Red
11/30: The Struts
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.
11/2: Saint Levant
11/3: Melt - Band
11/4: Des Rocs
11/7: Genesis Owusu
11/9: Charlotte Cardin
11/12: Small Black
11/13: Margaret Glaspy
11/15: Wild Nothing
11/16: Gold Panda
11/18: Diggin Dirt
11/22: We Are Scientists
11/24: LP Giobbi
11/29: No Party for Cao Dong
11/30: Joy (Anonymous)
The Great American Music Hall is a historic venue in the Tenderloin District. This small venue has a capacity of 470 people and is often general admission and standing room only. They do have a handful of seats and everything is first come, first served.
It's a great place to see a concert and you'll find a show here most nights of the week.
11/2: Nia Archives
11/3: The Holdup
11/5: Full of Hell
11/6: Silvana Estrada
11/7: Between Friends
11/8: Chat Pile
11/10: Charlie Cunningham
11/11: Be Your Own Pet
11/12: Zach Nugent's Dead Set
11/13: Duane Betts
11/17: Zepparella - All Female Tribute To Led Zeppelin
11/20: Depresion Sonora
11/25: Trish Toledo
11/29: Aoife O'Donovan
11/30: A John Waters Christmas
The Chapel is another small, intimate San Francisco live music venue in the Mission District. It's another place I love to go to for small shows. They offer several shows each week with a capacity of up to 1,000 people. Their venue is mostly standing room only.
You will find them along Valencia Street between 18th and 19th Street. The best way to get here is on the 14, 33, or 49 buses.
11/7: Ben Ottewell & Ian Ball
11/12: Noah Gundersen
11/14 & 11/15: Built to Spill
11/17: The Ocean Blue
An additional place to listen to music this month is at the SF Opera. In November, they offer a few performances including classic such as The Marriage of Figaro, Carmen, The Magic Flute and more.
The SF Jazz Center is another place for top San Francisco concerts in November. You will find performances most nights. The Jazz Center is near the Civic Center at 201 Franklin St.
The SF Symphony also takes the stage several nights a week in November. You can listen to classic music like Mendelssohn & Mozart, the Sound and Fury: Beethoven 9, as well as specials such as the Dia del los Muertos.
San Francisco attracts some of the top Broadway musicals each year to its Orpheum and Golden Gate Theaters. You can see shows such as The Lion King, Wicked, Hamilton and others. Each month, you will usually find two different Broadway shows on stage. In addition, there are also several other musicals on smaller stages around town.
In addition to these San Francisco concerts in November, you will find many other fun things to do this month in SF and the Bay Area. Here are just a few to get you started with your planning.
Visit with Santa: This November, don't miss your chance to see Santa at one of several locations around San Francisco. He makes stops at key places such as Pier 39, the Fairmont in Nob Hill, Macy's in Union Square, and Westfield Mall in downtown. Find details here.
Holiday Lights Ceremonies: Check out some of the top tree lighting and holiday events this month around SF. This is the month when many attractions, business and towns in the SF Bay kick off their holiday celebrations. Find a calendar here.
More Fun Things to Do in November: In addition to these San Francisco concerts in November, you will also find dozens of other fun things to do all month long. Check out my list of the 50+ options from holiday lights tours to cruises around the bay. More here.