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San Francisco Concerts in October 2022

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by Jill Loeffler  •

Updated: June 3, 2022

San Francisco concerts in October 2022 include a number of great shows at the Chase Center, the Fillmore, and the Masonic. You will also find top shows at venues such as the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, The Great American Music Hall, and Bimbo's  365.

Around the Bay Area you will find top concerts in cities such as Oakland, San Jose, and Berkeley. You'll find top performances at the SAP Center, the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, and the Greek Theatre in Berkeley.

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.

Concerts at the Warfield in San Francisco

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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.

10/1: JR De Guzman at the Palace of Fine Arts

10/4: Rosalia at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

10/7: DPR at the Warfield

10/12: New Order & Pet Shop Boys at the Chase Center

10/12: Tom Jones at The Masonic

10/15: Zero at the Fillmore

10/21: Deadmau5 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

10/25: Panic at the Disco at The Chase Center

10/28 - 10/30: The B-52s & The Tubes at The Masonic

>> 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.

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.

10/1: Nas & Wu-Tang Clan at the Oakland Arena

10/5: The Black Keys, Band of Horses, & The Velveteers at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View

10/14: Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band at the San Jose Civic

10/15 & 10/16: Van Morrison at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga

10/23 - 10/24: Death Cab for the Cutie for Fox Theater in Oakland

10/28: The Chainsmokers at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley

10/30: Gloria Trevi at the SAP Center in San Jose

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.

Concerts for Halloween Weekend

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.

Friday, October 28

The B-52s & The Tubes at The Masonic 

The Jungle Giants at Bimbos 365

Saturday, October 29

The B-52s & The Tubes at The Masonic

St. Lucia at August Hall

Spacey Jane at The Chapel

Sunday, October 30

The B-52s & The Tubes at The Masonic

Death from Above 1979 at The Great American Music Hall

>> 21 and over parties this Halloween

>> More fun things to do on Halloween

Where to Find Tickets to San Francisco Concerts in October

Ticketmaster

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

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 features 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 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

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Warfield

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

Fillmore

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 

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

Musicals

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

Berkeley

Concord

Oakland

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.

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