Top New Year’s Eve Music Events and Parties in San Francisco

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Want to kick off 2018 just right with live performances and dance parties on New Year’s Eve in San Francisco? Well, you should have no troubles there, because the greater part of San Francisco is showcasing several music showcases and dance parties to ring in this New Year. These top listed places are a bit on the pricey side but the wondrous time that you will have couldn’t possibly pale in comparison. You just can’t miss it!

Seth MacFarlane Music in SF
Seth MacFarlane to play San Francisco Symphony on New Year’s Eve

Seth MacFarlane and the San Francisco Symphony

The talented singer, actor and producer, Seth Macfarlane, will be at Davies Symphony Hall this New Year to perform with the San Francisco Symphony. Macfarlane’s velvety vocals accompanied by this talented symphony means you really can’t go wrong. This jazz-infused serenade will take you on an unforgettable ride and bring you into the right vibes for an amazing 2018.

Date and Time

Sun, Dec 31, 2017 at 8:00pm


201 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

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GoodPeople New Years Eve: San Francisco ‘LIVE’ at the St. Francis

For those looking for some diversity through New Years Eve in San Francisco, but wish not to Uber all over the city to find it, should check out GoodPeople New Years Eve: San Francisco ‘LIVE’ at the St. Francis. This event will have multiple live DJs and with one of the largest dance floors in SF, you’ll have no trouble finding space to do what you do! Huffington Post was quoted saying, “It’s a Passport to the World.” This, of course, isn’t far from the truth. With five floors of over 20,000 sq ft, you’ll have all space you need to get down with a good time.

Date and Time

Sun, Dec 31, 2017, 9:00 PM –
Mon, Jan 1, 2018, 2:00 AM PST


Westin St. Francis
335 Powell Street
San Francisco, ca 94102

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W San Francisco New Year 2018

If you’ve got the “moves like Jagger” or just two left feet you should come down to W San Francisco New Years 2018 for their semi-formal dance party. This luxurious event on New Year’s Eve in San Francisco has four floors of diverse music including, Hip Hop, Top 40, Deep House, and Open Format. There’s something here for everyone to enjoy so look into booking your tickets early and check out the VIP specials for some high-end catered treatment.

Date and Time

Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 9:00 PM – Monday, January 1, 2018 at 2:00 AM (PST)


181 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103

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And for those of you wondering where San Francisco ranks compared to other cities in the US when it comes to New Years Eve celebrations, the good folks over at Wallet Hub sent us these interesting demographics. Take a look!

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in San Francisco (1=Best; 50=Avg.)

  • 38th – Avg. Price per New Year’s Eve Party Ticket
  • 1st – Nightlife Options per Capita
  • 5th – Restaurants per Capita
  • 4th – Luxury Shopping & Gourmet-Food Stores per Capita
  • 1st – Legality of Fireworks
  • 3rd – Walkability
  • 1st – New Year’s Eve Events per Capita
  • 1st – Music Venues per Capita

For the full report, please visit:

50+ New Year’s Facts – Traditions, Spending & More

  • $1.2 Billion – Estimated cost of New Year’s air travel, with at least six million people expected to pay an average of $204 for a round-trip ticket.
  • 8 in 10 Americans – Spend less than $200 on New Year’s Eve.
  • $680 – Difference in the cost for a couple to enjoy dinner and a show on New Year’s Eve in the most expensive (New York) and least expensive (Washington) cities.
  • 360+ Million – Glasses of sparkling wine are drunk each New Year’s Eve.

To view the full infographic, please visit:

Photo of Set MacFarlane courtesy of San Francisco Symphony

Having released albums under Digital Nations, a label founded by Steve Vai, music critic Louis Raphael has remained deeply connected to the pulse of the San Francisco music scene. Following his tenure as the San Francisco Music Examiner for and, he embarked on creating Music in SF® to authentically highlight the vibrant offerings of the city's music scene.

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