Concerts and shows in San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose for Father's Day weekend 2018
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Music is an amazing art form that brings people together--even more so when experienced live, and especially if it's with someone you love. So for Father's Day, what better way to show your appreciation for Dad than with concert tickets? Whether you're going together to enjoy an act you both love or you're treating Dad to a night out with his personal favorite, San Francisco and San Jose have some great options to surprise him with over Father's Day weekend. Here are some of the best.

June 15 @ 8 p.m.
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium - 99 Grove St., San Francisco, CA 94102

Kick off Father's Day weekend on Friday, June 15, with a show from Swedish DJ Alesso. Tickets are on sale now for $49.50. Get ready for the show with last fall's single, "Is That for Me."

Dirty Projectors
June 15, 16, and 17 @ 8 p.m.
The Chapel - 777 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110

After five years, The Dirty Projectors are back on the road, and excited fans of the band have three chances to see them live over Father's Day weekend at The Chapel--or the chance to go to all three shows. The small run stars on Friday, June 15, ending on Sunday, June 17. Tickets for all three shows are on sale now, and you can also catch the band at Roots Picnic earlier in the month. No matter where you see them, get ready for the show with their self-titled album, released last winter. 

Janelle Monae
June 16 @ 7:30 p.m.
The Masonic - 1111 California St., San Francisco, California 94108

Following the release of new album Dirty Computer, songstress Janelle Monae is hitting the road and stopping by San Fran's Masonic on Saturday, June 16. Tickets are on sale starting May 2, and Monae will also perform earlier in the month in Los Angeles at Wango Tango. Get ready for the show with fun Dirty Computer tracks "PYNK" and "I Like That."

JD McPherson
June 16 @ 9 p.m.
The Independent - 628 Divisadero St., San Francisco, CA, 94117

See vintage-rocker JD McPherson's impressive live show for yourself on Saturday, June 16. Tickets are on sale now for $25, making it an affordable night out. Need more convincing? Here are five reasons you don't want to miss McPherson's concerts.

Andrea Bocelli
June 16 @ 8 p.m.
SAP Center - 525 W Santa Clara, San Jose, CA 95113

Treat Dad to a concert from the legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli in San Jose at the SAP Center. Tickets are on sale now, starting at $129. Fans can also see Bocelli's life story and musical journey through film in an upcoming biopic, "The Music of Silence."