Concerts and shows in San Francisco and The Bay Area for Mardi Gras 2018
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Mardi Gras season will be celebrated in San Francisco in February with special events, music, parades, and great food. Fat Tuesday, the day that many events will take place, is on Feb. 13 this year. Check out the festive events happening in San Francisco and the Bay area this year.  

Mardi Gras 2018
Feb. 10 @ 6 p.m.
St. Benedict Parish Hall, Oakland, CA 94605

The Mardi Gras celebration at St. Benedict Parish Hall will feature DJ Jorge Watson of Hillside Productions. Join the fun and fellowship at the celebration, which will include line-dancing, Louisiana cuisine, prizes, and more. Donation $20. No tickets will be sold at the door, so purchase tickets in advance.

Los Angeles Azules
Feb. 11 @ 8 p.m.
City National Civic, 135 West San Carlos St., San Jose, CA 95113

AEG Presents Los Angeles Azules with Special Guest Raymix at the City National Civic in San Jose. The Los Angeles Azules play unique Columbia cumbia electronic dance music, called cumbia sinfonica.  Celebrate Mardi Gras by enjoying the lively music of Los Angeles Azules.  Tickets are available on AXS.

Mardi Gras San Francisco Style
Feb. 13 @ 5 p.m.
Fillmore St.@ O’Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Celebrate Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday on Fillmore Street with good food, creative costumes, and colorful beads. The celebration will include a free concert by the Silver Fox Band with a special appearance by Fillmore Slim. A New Orleans style processional will be led by the St. Gabriel Brass Band and SambaFunk. The historic district will come to life with festive music and a family-friendly carnival atmosphere. Enjoy the entertainment by street artists, performers, and face painting.

Mardi Gras Ball
Feb. 13 @ 8 p.m.
Brick and Mortar Music Hall, San Francisco, CA 94103

The festive Mardi Gras Ball will feature music by urban artist Chali 2na, And House Of Vibe, New Orleans Jazz by Jazz Mafia’s Heaviest Feather, New Orleans R&B by Mission Delirium, plus brass bands and special guests. This festive event is for adults ages 18 and above. Tickets will be $17 in advance and $20 on the day of the event.

Carnaval San Francisco Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Kick-Off Party
Feb. 13 @ 6 p.m.
Mission District, San Francisco, CA 94112

Join the huge celebration in the Mission District, where 16 venues will offer free admission for the festivities, which will include music and dancing. Meet friends and neighbors and enjoy the samba drummers and dancers, and the live music from salsa and soca to cumbia and rumba. 

Oakland Mardi Gras Parade 2018
Feb. 13 @ 6 p.m.
The New Parish, Oakland, CA 94612

The Mardi Gras Parade will start at Henry J. Kaiser Park on the corner of Rashida Muhammed Path & 18th. Join the fun to see brass bands, pedicabs, and guest musicians.

Kimbra With Arc Iris
Feb. 13 @ 8 p.m.
The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94109

Singer Kimbra blends pop with rock, jazz, and classic R&B. Her third album Primal Heart is set to be released in the spring.  Her songs include “Sweet Release,” “Human,” and “Top Of The World.” Tickets are available on AXS.

Erykah Badu with Thundercat
Feb. 14 @ 8:30 p.m.
San Francisco Armory, 333 14th St., San Francisco, CA 94103

Erykah Badu and Thundercat are making a joint appearance at the San Francisco Armory. Universal Motown recording artist Erykah Badu is a four-time Grammy-Award winning soul singer and songwriter. Her hits include “On & On,” “But You Caint Use My Phone,” and “You Got Me.” Singer/songwriter and bass guitarist Thundercat released his 2017 record Drunk in 2017. The album was an acclaimed release that hit #78 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart. Tickets are available on AXS.

Jorge Drexler
Feb. 15 @ 8 p.m.
The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94109

Goldenvoice Presents Uruguayan musician Jorge Drexler  Salvavidas De Hielo at The Regency Ballroom. Drexler released his album Salvavias de Hielo in 2017 and is currently touring the U.S. Tickets are available on AXS.