Categories: Arts Calendar

Fall 2018 Arts Preview: Pop Music

The season offers favorite festivals, arena and amphitheater acts and artists on the club scene. Tickets are available at unless noted.

Hot Summer Night: The fifth annual hip-hop and R&B show features Nelly, Busta Ryhmes, Fat Joe, Salt-n-Pepa, Faith Evans and Mya. 4 p.m. Sept. 2. $35-$150. Concord Pavilion, 2000 Kirker Pass Road, Concord,

Cécile McLorin Salvant
: The Grammy-winning singer opens SFJAZZ’s season with pianist Sullivan Fortner, playing music from the new release “The Window.” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6-9. $45-$110. Miner Auditorium, 201 Franklin St., S.F.,

Shakira: The Colombian pop star brings her delayed El Dorado tour to the South Bay. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6. $41-$171. SAP Center, 525 W Santa Clara St., San Jose

Dave Matthews Band: The easygoing jam band is touring with 2018’s long-awaited new album “Come Tomorrow,” its ninth studio release since 2012. 8 p.m. Sept. 8. $50-$115. Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphiheatre Parkway, Mountain View

Bettye Lavette: The soul great, with pianist Evan Mercer, performs songs from her 55-year-career, including music from her early days in small Detroit clubs. 8 p.m. Sept. 17-18. $22-$45. Chapel, 777 Valencia St.,

Greta Van Fleet: The rocking brothers from Frankenmuth, Mich. have been compared to Led Zeppelin. 8 p.m. Sept. 17 at Fox, Oakland; 8 p.m. Sept. 18 at City National Civic, San Jose; 8 p.m. Sept. 19 at Masonic, S.F., $39.50 and up,

Boy George & Culture Club, The B-52s: The 1980s themed The Life Tour features special guest Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18-19. $90-$230. Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga,

Eagles: The 1970s California band, still breaking records for album sales, appears live, with Deacon Frey, son of the late Glenn Frey, joining the group; Zac Brown Band and the Doobie Brothers are also on the bill. 5 p.m. Sept. 20. $69.50-$229.50. AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.

J. Balvin: The Colombian reggaeton singer skyrocketed to international fame with “Mi Gente.” 8 p.m. Sept. 20. $40-$130. Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland

Boz Scaggs: The singer-songwriter‘s new album is “Out of the Blue”; jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux is also on the bill. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20. $59.50-$139.50. Mountain Winery, Saratoga,

Ms. Lauryn Hill: The R&B star performs her seminal album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” with SZA, De La Soul and Shabazz Palaces. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20. $49.50-$125. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View

Jay-Z & Beyonce: The hip-hop and soul super couple bring their On The Run II Tour to the South Bay. 7:30 p.m., Sept. 29. $20-$350.Levi’s Stadium, 4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara

Dierks Bentley: The country star released his latest album “The Mountain” in June; Brothers Osborne and Lanco open. 7 p.m. Oct. 5. $40-$100. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: The 2018 extravaganza of acoustic music and more created by the late Warren Hellman offers Alison Krauss, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Tim Barry, Eilen Jewell, Mavis Staples, Peter Rowan, The Family Crest, Del McCoury Band, Los Lobos, Greyboy Allstars, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Jeff Tweedy, Deer Tick, Robyn Hitchcock, Ani Difranco, Tim O’Brien, Sera Cahoone and Gregory Alan Isakov — and more. Noon to 7 p.m. Oct. 5, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 6-7. Free. Hellman Hollow, Lindley and Marx meadows, Golden Gate Park, S.F.,

Ozzy Osbourne: The veteran metal star headlines Bone Bash XVIII with Stone Sour. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6. $29.50-$125. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View

Sting & Shaggy: The English and Jamaican stars play music from their recent island-inspired record “44/876” and collaborate on each other’s hits. 8 p.m. Oct. 8. $65-$145. Masonic, S.F.

Lindsey Buckingham: The songwriter and guitar great (of Fleetwood Mac fame) has released a new “best of” album showcasing his solo career. 8 p.m. Oct. 9. $65. Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.

Matthew Sweet, Dream Syndicate: The power pop favorite and 1980s psychedelic pop rockers are on a co-billed tour. 8 p.m. Oct. 9. $35. Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.

Treasure Island Music Festival: The two-day event, the first in its new location, offers A$AP Rocky, Silk City (Diplo + Mark Ronson), Santigold, Pusha T, Aminé on Saturday; and Tame Impala, Lord Huron, Courtney Barnett, Jungle, Sharon Van Etten on Sunday. Noon Oct. 13-14. $105-$345. Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, 2777 Middle Harbor Road, Oakland

Led Kaapana & Mike Kaawa
: The Hawaiian slack key guitar masters open the Carriage House Concert Series, which offers performances of all kinds through 2019. 7 p.m. Oct. 14. $47-$52. Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga,

Noah Cyrus: The teen star — little sister of Miley — is on her first headlining gig, The Good Cry Tour. 8 p.m. Oct. 20. $25. August Hall, 420 Mason St., S.F.

Mason Jennings: The prolific singer-songwriter who’s been making music since 1997 is promoting his new uplifting album “Songs From When We Met.” 9 p.m. Oct. 20. $25-$45. Bimbo’s 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Ave., S.F.,

Christina Aguilera: The Grammy-winning pop star is on tour with her highly anticipated eighth studio album “Liberation,” which includes collaborations with Demi Lovato and Ty Dolla Sign. 8 p.m. Oct. 22. $70-$200. Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland

Karrin Allyson: The five-time Grammy nominated jazz singer and pianist is presented by the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society. 4:30 p.m. Oct. 28. $30-$45. Douglas Beach House, 311 La Mirada Road, Half Moon Bay,

Ruston Kelly: The Nashville-based singer-songwriter, promoting his debut album “Dying Star,” has been compared to Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt and Kurt Cobain. 8 p.m. Nov. 8. $14. Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.,

Selecter, English Beat featuring Ranking Roger: The 2 Tone acts co-headline, playing their 1980s ska-punk hits and joining forces for the encore. 9 p.m. Nov. 10. $35. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St., S.F.,

Rufus Wainwright
: The Grammy-winning songwriter is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his debut self-titled album and its follow-up “Poses.” 8 p.m. Nov. 10. $39.50-$75. Masonic, S.F.

Guided by Voices: Robert Pollard has reunited his 1990s indie band, with a lineup including former members Doug Gillard and Kevin March, as well Mark Shue and Bobby Bare Jr. 9 p.m. Nov. 10. $35. Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.,

Joan Baez: The iconic folk singer, who released the acclaimed album “Whistle Down the Wind” in 2018, is on her Fare Thee Well Tour. 8 p.m. Nov. 15. $60-$80. Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.

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