When celebrating Mardi Gras in San Francisco, there is always a party somewhere to entertain anyone. Whether it is a festival, concert, special event, or anything in between, Mardi Gras brings out the party people in force in the Bay Area. When it comes to concerts, there are some huge shows and some more cult-oriented concerts to entertain music fans. Here is a look at the best Mardi Gras shows and concerts in San Francisco for 2017.
The weekend that kicks off Mardi Gras in San Francisco sees reggae singer J Boog playing a huge concert at The Regency Ballroom. A member of the band B2K who hit it big when they appeared in the movie “You Got Served,” J Boog is touring solo on this tour, although he has some great bands opening for him including Jo Mersa Marley, Jemere Morgan, and Westafa. While basic tickets are sold out, AXS has private tables and booths available starting at $400.
Acceptance was a Seattle pop rock band that released one album and quickly split up. Despite the short tenure, they actually played together for eight years before they got that breakout album. The good news for fans is that they reunited for some shows in 2014 and now are back together fulltime and have a new album coming out called Colliding By Design. They will play in San Francisco during Mardi Gras week. AXS has tickets available and anyone who buys them get a free download of the new album. Tickets are $23.
For anyone looking for a concert to head out to on Mardi Gras day itself, William Singe will be performing live at the Warfield. Tickets for the Australian rapper’s concert sold so well that he added a second date to the Changes tour in San Francisco. Alex Aiono will serve as the opening act and tickets are on sale now at AXS. Prices start at $29.50.
The Experience Hendrix tour kicks off on Feb. 17 and will tour the country until March 26. This includes a Mardi Gras week concert stop in Oakland. Now in the second decade of touring, this tour features some of the most amazing guitar players in the world honoring the late great Jimi Hendrix, including names like Zakk Wylde, Buddy Guy, Dweezil Zappa, Johnny Lang, and more. Tickets start out at $56.50 and are available here.
Bon Jovi is out on the road touring in support of their newest album This House is Not For Sale. The tour will see the bestselling 80s hair band hitting huge arenas all over the nation, including San Jose for a show during Mardi Gras week at the SAP Center. Tickets to this huge show range from $17 up to $309 and they are available here.