Student Life

Places of Jam

The Bay Area has been widely known for its plethora of musical output through the years and, while the scene might not be as attention grabbing as it was in the 60's, it has certainly not slowed down. From Berkeley to SanFran, you'll be able to find whatever you're in the mood for. Here are some options for music venues no matter what your tastes may be.
If you're looking for a particular act or what might be passing through the Bay or anywhere you might find yourself is a fantastic resource!


The Greek: An incredible outdoor amphitheatre with a variety of acts - rock, hip hop, blues, reggae, jazz. Right in our backyard!
Askenaz: Award-winning world music and roots venue, all ages welcome.
Zellerbach: Jazz, ballet, theater, rock and other performances
Freight and Salvage: Live music in a variety of genres, bluegrass, folk, classical.
Shattuck Downlow: Live music on Fridays and Saturdays, DJs, karaoke, hip-hop, reggae and all its variations.
Starry Plough: Irish dance and music, live acts on Fridays and Saturdays in various genres, open mic night on Tuesdays, poetry slam competetions Wenesdays.


The Fox: Famous large scale concert venue, rock, alternative, jam.
The Paramount: Concert venue with live music, broadway shows, comedy, and other events.
Yoshi's Jazz Club: The original Yoshi's. a jazz club and dinner venue hosting a variety of musicians and jazz greats.
the Uptown: Rock, R&B, hip hop, roots reggae, dancehall.

San Francisco

Palace of Fine Arts: Various performances, including theater, dance and music
The Independent: Indie, rock, alternative and special events.
The Fillmore: Concert venue with acts in all genres - rock, blues, country, alternative.
The Warfield: Large concert venue with acts in all genres.
Slim's: The club opened by Boz Scaggs features American roots music, blues, jazz, alternative and more.
Yoshi's Jazz Club: Jazz club and dinner venue hosting a variety of musicians and jazz greats.
The Grand Ballroom at the Regency Theater: Features concerts and live performances as well as special events and ceremonies - not a dedicated live music club.
Bottom and the Hill: Nightclub and restaurant with live music, set in an old speakeasy.
Great American Music Hall: Live bands, rock, alternative, acoustic, roots.
Boom Boom Room: Live blues, boogie,groove and soul with dancing.
Rockit Room: Features emerging artists from the Bay Area and around the world.