San Francisco Concerts in September 2021

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by Jill Loeffler  •

Updated: June 21, 2021

San Francisco Concerts in September 2021 include several shows at the Chase Center including Celine Dion, Tame Impala, and Michael Buble.

Other top SF Bay Area concerts this month include a second show by Celine Dion at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Alanis Morrissette at the Concord Pavilion, and The Toadies and Reverend Horton Heat at the Regency Ballroom.

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.

A concert in SF in September.

Top San Francisco Concerts in September 2021

Click the links below to find tickets to each concert in SF.

9/3: Celine Dion at the Chase Center

9/11: Phutureprimitive at The Independent

9/16: Modest Mouse at The Masonic

9/18: Deftones, Gojira & Poppy at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

9/25: The Toadies & Reverend Horton Heat at The Regency Ballroom

9/29: Michael Buble at the Chase Center

>> More events in September in SF

Additional San Francisco Concerts in September by Venue

Click the link below for a schedule of San Francisco concerts in September at some of our top venues.

Top Bay Area Concerts in September

Click the links below for ticketing information to this month's top concerts around the SF Bay.

9/4: Celine Dion at the Oakland Arena

9/15: The Monkees at the San Jose Civic Center

9/18: Lady A at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View

9/23, 9/24, & 9/25: Jeffrey Osborne at Yoshi's in Oakland

9/25: My Morning Jacket at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley

9/29: Alanis Morrissette, Garbage, & Liz Phair at the Concord Pavilion

More Bay Area Concerts in September by City

In addition to the San Francisco concerts in September, you will also find a number of larger concert venues all around the Bay Area. Top options include Berkeley, Oakland, and San Jose. Click the links below to scroll down for additional top concerts in these top Bay Area cities.

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.

Labor Day Weekend Concerts

In 2021, Labor Day Weekend falls on Friday, September 3rd - Monday, September 6th. Below are the top concerts scheduled for this holiday weekend and for the few days following the holiday.

Friday, September 3

  • Celine Dion at the Chase Center
  • Counting Crows at the Greek Theater in Berkeley

Saturday, September 4

  • Celine Dion at at the Oakland Arena
  • Future Islands at The Fillmore
  • Mitis at the San Jose Civic

Sunday, September 5

  • Chicago - The Band at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga

>> Find a full calendar of events and activities this Labor Day Weekend

Tickets for San Francisco Concerts in September

You will find a few places to pick up tickets for San Francisco concerts in September. Here are just a few places to look if you want tickets for your tickets. Both sites are legitimate (I use them all the time!) and offer a great selection.


Several concert venues in San Francisco offer their tickets through Ticketmaster. It's a great place to look for tickets to San Francisco concerts in September. You will find options to top venues all around SF

>> Find tickets on Ticketmaster to upcoming shows in SF


The best place to find tickets to sold out shows or better tickets to popular shows is on TicketLiquidator. They have a large selection and offer you the chance for the best seats.

>> Find tickets on TicketLiquidator for SF Concerts in September

San Francisco Festivals with Live Music & Concerts

In addition to these San Francisco concerts in September at local venues, you will find a variety of other events and festivals with live music this month. Here are just a few of the top options. 

Sausalito Arts Festival (Postponed in 2021)

The Sausalito Arts Festival is an annual event each Labor Day Weekend. It's a short ferry ride away from San Francisco. This three-day event features live music along the waterfront. You can listen to local bands as well as some internationally recognized acts.

>> More on this year's Sausalito Arts Festival

Union Square Live

Union Square Live is a festival that runs from April to October every year. This event features live entertainment on Wednesday nights and Sunday afternoons. Most of the acts are San Francisco Bay Area based. It's free to attend and each show is about an hour and a half long.

>> Union Square Live concerts this September

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Another annual Summer festival is over at Yerba Buena Gardens. This event also features local artists from the SF Bay Area. They offer several performances each week from June to August.

>> Details on this month's performances

Oktoberfest by the Bay

If you love German beer and music, then head over to this year's Oktoberfest by the Bay. It's rated as one of the top Oktoberfest events in the US. Usually the last weekend in September, this event features traditional German music mixed with dancing, food, and, of course, tasty beer!

>> More on this year's event

Folsom Street Fair

The Folsom Street Fair is the largest leather festival in the world. This not so family friendly event offers 13 blocks of leather and fetish goods. They also have live music all weekend long.

Russian River Jazz & Blues

Head up north for this September's Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival. Held in the town of Guerneville, California in Sonoma County, this event offers two full days of national and international jazz and blues greats.

>> Visit their site for this year's line-up

San Francisco Concert Calendars by Venue for September

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

>> 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 about shows at the Masonic in Nob Hill 


Address: 982 Market Street

Capacity: 2,300

Public Transit: BART to Powell Street, Muni to Powell Street, Buses 6, 7, 9, 21

>> Additional details to see a show at the Warfield 


Address: 1805 Geary Boulevard

Capacity: 1,150

Public Transit: Buses 22 & 38

>> Find details to see a show at the Fillmore 

The Independent

Address: 628 Divisadero

Capacity: ~400, standing room only

Public Transit: Buses 5, 21, and 24 

Other San Francisco Concerts & Live Music Options

SF Symphony

The SF Symphony is another great place for San Francisco concerts in September. They have won several international awards and are currently led by Music Director, Michael Tilson Thomas. They perform both classical and modern music.

>> More on the SF Symphony and their upcoming shows


San Francisco is also home to more than a dozen Broadway musicals every year. They are performed at either the Orpheum Theater or the Golden Gate Theater near Union Square and downtown SF. Previous shows such as Hamilton, The Book of Mormon, and Wicked. 

>> See this month's calendar of musicals

SF Jazz

You will find a variety of concerts at the newly opened SFJAZZ Center in the Hayes Valley District. You will find almost a dozen jazz performances each week throughout the year.

>> Visit their site for this September's shows


The SF Opera is also on stage each September in San Francisco. You will find one to two shows on the calendar including hits such as Rigoletto, La Boheme, and The Barber of Seville.

>> Shows with the SF Opera this September

San Francisco Concerts by Month













Bay Area Concerts by City


Berkeley is just a short BART or car ride away from San Francisco. Here you will find a few of great places to concerts.


Concord is a city in the East Bay about an hour from San Francisco.


Most of the Oakland venues are about a 15 to 20 minute train ride away from San Francisco.

San Jose

San Jose has a few large concert venues. Here is their concert calendar for September.

Mountain View

Mountain View offers outdoor concerts from the spring to the fall at the Shoreline Amphitheater September is a great time to catch a show here.


Saratoga is south of San Francisco about an hour and a half. They have two wonderful places to catch a concert in September.

Other Fun Things to Do in September in San Francisco

In addition to these San Francisco Concerts in September, you will find dozens of other fun things to do this month in SF. 

September Events Calendar: Are you looking for additional events this month? My monthly events calendar is full of fun events, activities, and more. Click here for a full list of this month's events.

Things to Do in September: San Francisco concerts in September offer plenty to do, but you will also find so much more to do this month in SF. Find a full overview of everything this month has to offer both visitors and locals.

Comedy Shows: San Francisco is known for their comedy scene. This month, you will find dozens of top local and internationally recognized performers on stage all around town. Find a schedule of shows this month and a list of my favorite comedy clubs.

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