Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and so are several concerts in San Francisco. The holiday week sees several major acts headed to the Bay Area, so music fans have their pick of live entertainment both before and after the holiday. Check out these concerts happening in San Francisco during Thanksgiving week, and get your tickets now to add some live music to your holiday.
Four-time Grammy Award-winning singer and musician Esperanza Spalding continues her West Coast tour with a stop at the Palace of Fine Arts. Spalding is touring with her new album 12 Little Spells, which showcases her talent both as a vocalist and a self-taught player of multiple instruments. Her songs like "I Can't Help It" are a crafty mix of jazz sensibilities with pop sounds. It doesn't seem like there's much she can't do, so don't miss this opportunity to see her perform live.
Tori Kelly will be at San Francisco's Herbst Theatre for two nights during Thanksgiving week. Kelly released her new album Hiding Places, which includes the single "Never Alone", in August. As music fans know from listening to her albums (or seeing her Progressive commercial), she has a natural charm about her that she also brings to her live shows. Fans looking for relaxing, straightforward pop songs about love and happiness to celebrate their Thanksgiving with will love this concert.
Punk rock enthusiasts can see Good Charlotte at The Warfield. The rockers are continuing their North American tour with a stop in San Francisco, and their pre-holiday concert will be loud, rebellious and entertaining. Good Charlotte are known for rebellious tunes like "The Anthem" and "Lifestyles of The Rich & Famous." Their whole vibe is about standing out and blazing one's own path. Any music fan who is in the mood to party will find a rocking good time at The Warfield.
EDM artist ILLENIUM has three live shows planned for Thanksgiving week. Not only has he released numerous hits that will get audiences moving on the dance floor, but he's also created songs with meaning. His hit "Take You Down", which you can listen to by playing the video above, is about his own struggle with drug addiction. That's what sets him apart from other EDM artists: his great beats also come with great stories. Be advised that all three shows require fans to be 18 years old or older.
Nov. 24 @ 8 p.m.
The Warfield - 982 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Soul singer Jorja Smith is coming to The Warfield, but music fans who want to see her live need to hurry because one of her two shows has already sold out. Tickets are still available for her Nov. 24 performance, though, and it's worth checking out. Her most recent single "On Your Own" already has more than 1.5 million views since it was released last month. She combines R&B and pop and it's a winning combination; she was the first independent artist to win the Brit Critics' Choice Award earlier this year. Discover this artist on the rise by seeing her live after Thanksgiving.
For more on any of these artists, click their names above to visit their artist pages at AXS.