23 Concerts in the Bay Area for Every Week of Summer 2018

|May 14, 2018

Throughout last year, we enjoyed new releases from bands and artists in every genre — and they’ve just kept coming in 2018! That means the summer months are bringing reunion tours, new album tours and historic musical events to cities around the globe. And, as a hub of culture and art, you know these tours will be stopping in the Bay Area.

To help fill your summer with music, we put together a round-up of epic proportions. Featuring a concert for every week of the summer (with a few extra weeks thrown in, too), these are just a handful of this season’s can’t-miss music events. Buy your tickets today because each one of these is in danger of selling out.

Jump ahead:

June | July | August | September


Berkeley Greek Theater upcoming concerts

Photo courtesy of Sam Heller via Another Planet Entertainment

Ray LaMontagne

June 1 | The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley | Event info + tickets

Singer, songwriter and crooner Ray LaMontagne is swinging through Berkeley this summer on his international tour. In promotion of his seventh studio album, Part of the Light, there will be plenty of new sounds and classic songs to enjoy at this can’t-miss show.

Turnpike Troubadours

June 8 | The Fillmore | Event info + tickets

Turnpike Troubadours put on an amazing show no matter where they play, so when they come to The Fillmore on June 8th, you know you’re in for a treat. With special guest, Charley Crockett, this tour follows the release of their fourth album, A Long Way from Your Heart, released last year.

The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore

June 14 | Shoreline Amphitheatre | Event info + tickets

Following the release of Gemini in 2017, Macklemore and Kesha teamed up to put on huge, stadium concerts all over the world. More like a party than a concert, this show is sure to sell out!

Frank Turner

June 17 | The Warfield | Event info + tickets

Releasing just one month before his San Francisco show, Frank Turner is touring the world to celebrate his seventh studio album, Be More Kind. His music and live shows promise honest songwriting and spectacular folk sound.

Trampled by Turtles

June 22 | Fox Oakland | Event info + tickets

Trampled by Turtles will release their first record in four years, Life is Good on the Open Road, on May 4th. Then, they’ll hit Oakland to share their signature sound of folky, modern bluegrass.

Vans Warped Tour

June 23 | Shoreline Amphitheatre | Event info + tickets

In 2018, Vans Warped Tour is embarking on its final, full, cross-country tour. Featuring a lineup of some of Warped Tour’s best veterans, you can see 3OH!3, Mayday Parade, We the Kings, All Time Low, Simple Plan, and 50 other bands across six stages in Mountain View.

Gin Wigmore

June 26 | Great American Music Hall | Event info + tickets

Released in April of this year, Gin Wigmore’s fourth studio album, Ivory, features songs that showcase her growth as both a songwriter and a musician — all performed in her one-of-a-kind voice. She’s coming to San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall this summer!


Summer concerts in the San Francisco Bay Area

Dead and Company

July 2 + 3 | Shoreline Amphitheatre | Event info + tickets

Dead & Company is a band made up of former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann, along with John Mayer, Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge and Fare Thee Well, and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. Throughout summer 2018, they’re hitting stadiums across the country, including Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View!

Sylvan Esso

July 12 | The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley | Event info + tickets

Sylvan Esso’s sophomore album, What Now, released last year and shows off the duo’s bold production, intense vocals and infectious melodies. Join the fun this July to celebrate what is being called this band’s best work to date.  


July 17 | Shoreline Amphitheatre | Event info + tickets

Earlier this year, the internationally famous a cappella group, Pentatonix, released a new album of pop covers. You can hear it all live at Shoreline Amphitheatre this summer! But buy your tickets today because this is sure to be a sold out show!


July 20 | The Warfield | Event info + tickets

Following viral success online, Rhye released his first album in 2013 and has now followed it up with a sophomore release, Blood, earlier this year. Featuring the soft piano keys, instrumental arrangements and distinctive falsetto the world has come to love, the newest album showcases some of the artist’s best work. Buy your tickets for San Francisco show today; it’s sure to be an intimate affair!

Imagine Dragons

July 24 | Concord Pavilion | Event info + tickets

Imagine Dragons ranks 26th in the world for their number of monthly listeners on Spotify! In July, they’re bringing their signature rock sound to Concord to rock Concord Pavilion. Snag your tickets online before they sell out!


Fox Theater Oakland Northern California summer concerts 2018

Photo courtesy of Fox Theater

Niall Horan

August 4 | Shoreline Amphitheatre | Event info + tickets

As one-fifth of One Direction, Niall Horan was one of the group’s more prolific songwriters. In 2017, he released his debut solo album and proved his lyrics and guitar playing can stand alone.

Hall and Oates

August 7 | Oracle Arena | Event info + tickets

Coming to Oakland’s Oracle Arena this summer, Daryl Hall, John Oates and Train have teamed up for a tour of epic proportions. Earlier this year the duo released a brand new song with Train, Philly Forget Me Not. Listen to it on Spotify today, buy your tickets, and get ready for an unforgettable show!

Outside Lands

August 10 – 12 | Golden Gate Park | Event info + tickets

Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park is one of the region’s largest music festivals each year and consistently sells out. This otherworldly celebration of music, food, wine, beer, art and comedy has a little something for everyone. The 2018 lineup includes The Weeknd, Florence + The Machine, Portugal. The Man, Father John Misty, Bon Iver, and more than 60 others! Buy your passes today.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

August 18 + 19 | Fox Theater | Event info + tickets

Though we’re still months out from this show, the first night sold out so fast, the band and the Fox added a second show the next night! So don’t worry, you still have a chance at tickets. Buy yours today for August 19th so you can hear this blend of soul, folk, garage rock and jazz for yourself.

Ed Sheeran

August 21 | AT&T Park | Event info + tickets

This show is so big it needs a venue like AT&T Park! Since releasing his newest, chart-topping album, ÷, in 2017, Ed Sheeran has been touring all over the world. Despite the venue, this show is definitely in danger of selling out so buy your tickets today!

The Smashing Pumpkins

August 27 | Oracle Arena | Event info + tickets

GRAMMY® Award-winning, alt-rock pioneers The Smashing Pumpkins are embarking on their first tour in nearly 20 years this summer! The tour will feature founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha. Buy your tickets today to experience a bit of music history.


Oracle Arena Oakland Northern California summer concerts 2018

Photo courtesy of Oracle Arena

Leon Bridges

September 7 | The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley | Event info + tickets

With a sound that evokes classic R&B and soul, Leon Bridges has been making strides in the music industry since his debut album, Coming Home, was released in 2015. This summer tour celebrates his sophomore release, Good Thing, which released at the beginning of May.

Dave Matthews Band

September 8 | Shoreline Amphitheatre | Event info + tickets

Dave Matthews Band has been hard at work on their ninth studio album. Now, we finally get a release date and a summer tour! Come Tomorrow will be available everywhere in June 2018 and the band will be playing live in Mountain View on September 8th.

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

September 14 + 15 | The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley | Event info + tickets

Trombone Shorty‘s newest album, Parking Lot Symphony, is as wild, wonderful and funky as music gets. When his Voodoo Threauxdown comes to Berkeley, you’ll also get to hear special guests Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Breed Brass Band and even more. Buy your tickets today.


September 20 | AT&T Park | Event info + tickets

With five number one singles, 14 Top 40 hits and four number one albums, the Eagles are among the most successful artists of the 1970s. This September, they’re bringing a can’t-miss stadium show right here to AT&T Park. And they’re bringing special guests Zac Brown Band along too!

Childish Gambino

September 27 | Oracle Arena | Event info + tickets

Recording artist, actor and producer Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, is embarking on a summer tour with special guest Rae Sremmurd. There are only 13 cities on the tour, but Oakland is one of them! Buy your tickets today to round out your summer with a spectacular show.

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