San Francisco Music Venues and Amphitheaters
Amphitheaters have been the go-to venues for music for years, and for good reasons. Boasting fantastic acoustics and staggering seating capacities, amphitheaters such as the Shoreline and the Greek Theater never fail to attract thousands to their unforgettable shows and picturesque backdrops. The following venues are sure to satisfy anyone’s desire for incredible music in an unbeatable setting.
The Greek Theater
Built in 1929, the Greek Theater of Los Angeles always succeeds in drawing huge crowds and cannot be skipped. The Theater has a rich history that dates all the way back to 1882 and underwent a multi-million dollar restoration in 2006 to reinvigorate it. Starting in April, this spring is set to be another wildly successful season for the theater with a flurry of big names appearing, including:
- Damien Rice, April 24th
- Nightwish, May 1st
- The Decemberists, May 2nd
- The Moody Blues, May 5th
- Franco De Vita, May 9th
These are just a few of the many performances coming this spring. To see the full lineup and purchase tickets, visit http://www.greektheatrela.com/events/.
Built in 1986, the Shoreline Amphitheatre has become one of the hottest places in town. The amphitheater is built to maximize sound quality and has the capacity to seat over 20,000. The venue has played host to greats like Ozzfest and Lollapalooza. Coming this spring is yet another stellar lineup:
- Lana Del Ray and Courtney Love, May 20th 7:00 pm.
- Train, The Fray, and Matt Nathanson, May 22nd 7:00 pm.
- Brian Adams, May 23rd 7:00 pm.
- 2015 Country Megashow, May 28th 7:00 pm.
- Toby Keith and Eli Young Band, May 29th 7:00 pm.
Attendees are free to bring chairs and blankets as well as sealed plastic water bottles to the venue, but cans, bottles, and alcohol are not allowed. To see the full lineup and purchase tickets, visit http://www.theshorelineamphitheatre.com/events/.
For unmatched class and a picturesque look, nothing is quiet like the Mount Winery located in scenic Saratoga. Hosting everything from weddings to corporate meetings, the winery truly shines during its incredible concerts. The venue has attracted greats such as Ray Charles, Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, and many more. The season’s lineup is yet to be announced, but this summer’s lineup continues the Winery’s trend of memorable shows:
- Brit Floyd, the World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show, June 21st
- Willie Nelson & Family and Allison Kraus & Union Station, June 22nd
- Jake Shimabukuro, July 12th
- Diana Krall, August 19th
- Heart, August 26th
To purchase tickets, visit http://www.mountainwinery.com/concerts/off-season.
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