October Concerts in San Francisco

Great live music is a staple of San Francisco, with a variety of acts covering all musical genres appearing somewhere and sometime within the Bay area. From Opera to Speed Metal, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Listed below are three various concerts happening this October.

Living Colour

Yes, the Cult of Personality is alive and well in 2014. Come see this legendary rock band as they play the Independent, at 628 Divisadero Street in San Francisco on October 1. They will be joined by Lee Gallagher & the Hallelujah. You will remember Lee from the band Oasis, which was led by Lee and his brother Noel. Tickets for this event start at $30 and can be purchased at the venue or from several online retailers.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

For three days, October 3, 4, and 5 the sounds of mandolins, banjos and twang will fill Golden Gate Park. This free festival has been held for fourteen years, and will feature headliners Rosanne Cash, Dwight Yoakam, and other country greats, plus the not-so-bluegrass sounds of Social Distortion, Buckwheat Zydeco and Chris Isaak. There will also be plenty of food and beverage vendors, but guests can also bring their own food. The festival will be held in Hellman Hollow, Lindley and Marx Meadows. Alcohol will not be sold.

Susan Boyle

Surprise-music-star Susan Boyle will bring her powerful voice to the Orpheum Theater on October 11 at 8pm. She will sing classic songs, mainstream hits and other favorites that her fans have come to know and love. The show is about 90 minutes long, and there are no kids allowed under five years old. Tickets range from $69 – $129.

Hall & Oates Live

Be sure to add this “kiss to your list,” as you enjoy the timeless tunes of John Hall and Daryl Hall. Having begun their career in the mid 70’s, these rockers gained cult like celebrity during the 1980s and their fans are still as dedicated today, even though they may be a little more tame. The famous duo will play the Mountain Winery in Saratoga on October 16th, and hopefully play their hits like Maneater, One on One and Private Eyes. Tickets start at $59.50 and go up to $139.50, plus applicable fees.