San Francisco Concerts in October

Best Live Music Shows in SF and the Bay Area

NOTE: As of August 9, San Francisco and Bay Area counties are slowing the reopening process due to a spike in cases. Many large events, theater performances, and concerts are cancelled or postponed. Click here to stay up-to-date with what's open and opening soon.

San Francisco concerts in October 2019 include String Cheese Incident at The Fillmore, Morrissey & Interpol at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and The Who at the Chase Center.

Around the Bay Area you will find top concerts in cities such as Oakland, San Jose, and Berkeley. Top performances include Van Morrison, Deadmau5, and Smokey Robinson.

San Francisco Concerts in October

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Top San Francisco Concerts in October

Click the links below to find ticketing details about these top San Francisco concerts in October.

  • 10/2 & 10/3: String Cheese Incident at The Fillmore

  • 10/3: Morrissey & Interpol at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

  • 10/9: The Who at the Chase Center

  • 10/25: Tenacious D at the Masonic Center

  • 10/28 & 10/29: Lizzo at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

>> Additional events in October in SF

>> More fun things to do this month

Shows at Top SF Venues

Click these links for a list of San Francisco concerts in October for each venue.

Chase Center | Bill Graham Civic Auditorium | Masonic Center

Warfield | Fillmore Auditorium | The Independent | Slim's

Top Bay Area Concerts in October

Here are a few additional concerts in the Bay Area this October. Click the links below for ticketing information.

  • 10/4: Van Morrison at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley

  • 10/6: Calexico & Iron and Wine at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga

  • 10/11 & 10/12: Deadmau5 at the City National Civic in San Jose

  • 10/26: Smokey Robinson at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland

SF Bay Area Concerts by City

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.

Berkeley | Concord | Oakland | Mountain View | San Jose

Concerts for Halloween Weekend

You will find a variety of San Francisco 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.

Saturday, October 26

Thursday, October 31

>> 21 and over parties this Halloween

>> More fun things to do on Halloween

Where to Find Tickets to San Francisco Concerts in October


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.

>> Find tickets to upcoming concerts on Ticketmaster


Another great place to find concert tickets is on StubHub. They are a third party reseller and they offer tickets to sold out shows. If a show is close to sold out or you want better seats than what is available on Ticketmaster, then this is the place to find them. I use them all the time and have had a great experience using their tickets.

>> Find tickets to October concerts on StubHub

Festivals with Live Music this Month

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.

Castro Street Fair

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.

>> More details about this year's event

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

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 featurs both local and internationally recognized artists. Previous performers include Cyndi Lauper, Chris Isaak, and Emmylou Harris.

>> More about attending this year's event

San Francisco Wharf Fest

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.

>> Details on this annual event

San Francisco Concerts in October by Venue

Chase Center

Address: Mission Bay Blocks 29-32
Capacity: ~18,000
Public Transit: KT (Mission Rock or UCSF/Mission Bay stops)

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
Learn more about shows at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

Masonic Auditorium at Nob Hill Masonic Center

Address: 1111 California Street
Capacity: 3,165
Public Transit: California Cable Car, Bus #1
More details about seeing a show at the Masonic.


Address: 982 Market Street
Capacity: 2,300
Public Transit: BART to Powell Street, Muni to Powell Street, Buses 6, 7, 9, 21
Details to see a show at the Warfield.


Address: 1805 Geary Boulevard
Capacity: 1,150
Public Transit: Buses 22 & 38
More about shows at the Fillmore.

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 Concerts & Live Music in SF

SF Opera

Enjoy a performance by the SF Opera. Each October, they perform several shows including classics such as Carmen, Madame Butterfly, and Don Giovanni.

>> This month's calendar of SF Opera performances

SF Jazz Center

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.

>> Visit their site for this month's calendar

SF Symphony

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.

>> Find this month's calendar


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.

>> See this month's calendar of musicals

San Francisco Concert Calendars by Month

January | February | March | April | May | June

July | August | September | October | November | December

Bay Area Concerts by City




San Jose

Mountain View

Other Fun Things to Do in October in San Francisco

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.

Additional Fun Activities in SF this Month

Bay Cruises
Walking Tours
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