San Francisco concerts in October 2021 include a number of great shows at the Chase Center including Phish, the Eagles, and James Taylor with Jackson Browne.
Around the Bay Area you will find top concerts in cities such as Oakland, San Jose, and Berkeley. Top performances include Maroon 5 at the Concord Pavilion, Brad Paisley at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, and Primus at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley among others.
More live music options this month include our annual outdoor street fairs and festivals, performances by the SF Symphony and Broadway musicals.
Scroll down for a full concert calendar this month in SF and all around the Bay Area.
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Click the links below to find ticketing details about these top San Francisco concerts in October.
10/3: Dead Can Dance & Agnes Obel at The Masonic
10/10: Machine Gun Kelly at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
10/15: Dead Kennedys at the August Center
10/16 - 10/17: Phish at the Chase Center
10/21: Tanya Tucker at the Great American Music Hall
10/23 - 10/24: The Eagles at the Chase Center
10/28: Dashboard Confessional at The Fillmore
Click these links for a list of San Francisco concerts in October for each venue.
Here are a few additional concerts in the Bay Area this October. Click the links below for ticketing information.
10/1: Brad Paisley at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View
10/8: Maroon 5 at the Concord Pavilion in Concord
10/9 - 10/10: Spanish Harlem Orchestra (2 shows a day) at Yoshi's in Oakland
10/15: Primus at the Greek Theater in Berkeley
10/16: Wilco at the San Jose Civic Center in San Jose
10/31: Alejandro Sanz at the SAP Center in San Jose
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 variety of San Francisco and bay area concerts in October during Halloween weekend. Some will have a Halloween theme and all offer an unforgettable time during this popular holiday. Feel free to come dressed in your favorite costume or just dressed as yourself.
James Taylor & Jackson Browne at the Chase Center in San Francisco
Maysa at Yoshi's in Oakland
The Polish Ambassador at the UC Theatre in Berkeley
The Struts at The Fillmore in San Francisco
David Bisbal at the San Jose Civic Center
Maysa at Yoshi's in Oakland
Gipsy Kings at Mountain Winery in Saratoga
Ministry, Helmet & Front Line Assembly at the Warfield in San Francisco
Alejandro Sanz at the SAP Center in San Jose
You will find great tickets for San Francisco concerts in October on Ticketmaster. They offer tickets at venues such as the Warfield, the Masonic Auditorium at Nob Hill Masonic Center, and The Fillmore.
In addition to San Francisco concerts in October at local music venues, you will also find live music at some of our fun festivals. Here are a few places offering live music and concerts this month.
The Castro Street Fair is an annual event the first Sunday of October. It's a street fair that celebrates the LGBTQ community. The event features live music from local and international artists supporting the LGBTQ community.
One of the most popular music festivals in October is Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. The event offers 3 days of live, free music in Golden Gate Park. The event features both local and internationally recognized artists. Previous performers include Cyndi Lauper, Chris Isaak, and Emmylou Harris.
Head down to Fisherman's Wharf for more live music outdoors. The Whaf Fest is a street festival featuring not only live music, but also a Chowder Tasting Competition, a change to try a Segway, and so much more.
Address: Mission Bay Blocks 29-32
Public Transit: KT (Mission Rock or UCSF/Mission Bay stops)
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
Enjoy a performance by the SF Opera. Each October, they perform several shows including classics such as Carmen, Madame Butterfly, and Don Giovanni.
The SF Jazz Center is another spot where you will find San Francisco concerts in October. They offer several performances a week from both local and internationally known artists.
You can also head over to the SF Symphony for additional San Francisco concerts in October. They perform both classic pieces as well as scores for popular movies.
Watch Broadway musicals at either the Orpheum or the Golden Gate Theater. Both offer a variety of performances each month. In addition, you will find a few smaller theaters with productions that run several times a week.
In addition to these San Francisco concerts in October, 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.
Halloween: SF is THE place to be to celebrate Halloween. Every year, you will find several 21+ parties, 21+ cruises, kids activities, and other events such as theater, opera, and more. Click here for details on this year's events.
Fleet Week: One of the biggest events every fall is Fleet Week. This event offers a free airshow featuring the Blue Angels on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, a chance to step aboard naval ships, and more. Click here for details on this year's event.