The Bay Area has a wealth of great music venues, local musical talent and attracts top-tier musicians who make our region a priority tour stop.
Why not break out of your routine and plug into the Bay Area music scene by putting one (or more) of these concerts on your calendar?
Bruno Mars: 24K Magic World Tour
Oracle Coliseum will be jumpin’ this night and we’re not talking basketball. The effortless, effervescent Bruno Mars is the ultimate showman. He twirls, jumps and kicks his way through a 90-minute set filled with his funky beats and smooth vocals.
Friday, November 3 at 8PM
Oracle Arena. Tickets and info >
Andre Thierry, Accordion Soul Music
Kick off your weekend with friends, good eats and FREE live music at the Food Hall. Every second Friday, Public Market Emeryville presents MarketBeats featuring a variety of emerging Bay Area musicians. Andre Thierry serves up an unparalleled, soulful musical experience. A Grammy nominee, Thierry’s French Creole heritage shines through his music. Not to be missed.
Friday, November 10, 6-8PM
Public Market Emeryville, Free. For details >
With one of the most distinct voices in alt country music, Iris DeMent offers serious, but occasionally playful contemporary songs. With accolades including Merle Haggard’s praising her as “the best singer I’ve ever heard,” DeMent returns to Berkeley. She’s backed by a no-nonsense, deeply skilled trio of musicians.
Friday, November 24, 8PM
Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley
Rich Medina: Jump N Funk
Starting as a small New York event aimed at raising awareness for Fela Kuti’s musical message, Rich Medina’s Jump N Funk party has now been rocking dance-floors across the globe for over 15 years. Honoring Fela’s contribution to music as well as his political and cultural legacy, Medina has made his events a platform to celebrate Afro-Life across the Black Diaspora.
Saturday, November 18, 10PM
The New Parish, Oakland