Features — 06 April 2018

Compiled by Alexandra Lontoc and Christina Vargas

@ALEXXLLONTOC 

@CHRISTINA_VARG

Ditch the eight hour drive. Leave behind the camping and overpriced hotels. Take back your five-day time off request. With all the hype during festival season surrounding Coachella, many locals miss out on the next best thing, without all the hassle. We have access to some of the best festivals, right here in the Bay. And the best part is, you can sleep in your own bed when they are finished. Skip the long drive, avoid the traffic. Pass up the boarding expenses. We already pay enough for those. And the biggest advantage? Getting the entire music festival experience, without breaking the bank. Coachella ticket prices average around $500, if you’re elite enough to snag a ticket before they sell out (in minutes). Not to mention the price of shuttles and camping space fees. Here are a collection of some of the most popular Bay area alternatives that will be sure to knock your Coachella FOMO.

Coachella artists stopping in the Bay:

HAI

Opener: Lizzo

Greek Theatre

Berkeley, Calif.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Doors: 6:30 p.m.

Show: 8 p.m.

MIGUEL

Openers: SiR

& Nonchalant Savant

Greek Theatre

Berkeley, Calif.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Doors: 5:30 p.m.

Show: 6:30 p.m.

KYGO

Opener: Alan Walker

Greek Theatre

Berkeley, Calif.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Doors: 6 p.m.

Show: 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Doors: 5:00 p.m.

Show: 6:30 p.m.

CHROMEO

Opener: Phantoms

Fox Theater

Oakland, Calif.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Doors: 7 p.m.

Show: 8 p.m.

VANCE JOY

Opener: lovelytheband

Greek Theatre

Berkeley, Calif.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Doors: 6:30 p.m.

Show: 7:30 p.m.

KING KRULE

Fox Theater

Oakland, Calif.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Doors: 7 p.m.

Show: 8 p.m.

ALT-J

Opener: The Neighbourhood

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

San Francisco, Calif.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Doors: 7 p.m.

Show: 8 p.m.

JAMIROQUAI

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

San Francisco, Calif.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Doors: 7 p.m.

Show: 8 p.m.

FLEET FOXES

Opener: Amen Dunes

Greek Theatre

Berkeley, Calif.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Doors: 7 p.m.

Show: 8 p.m.

August 10 – 12

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

3-Day GA $375

The Coachella of the Bay, but better. Outside Lands is located in the heart of San Francisco. Celebrating art, comedy, music, wine and food. The culinary program for the festival is expanding more every year, featuring several exhibits. The Taste of the Bay Area will feature over 200 menu items from local Bay Area restaurants. Wine and Beer Lands within the festival will feature hundreds of California wines and beers. Cocktail Magic and Gastro Magic will exhibit the best cocktails the Bay has to offer. To make the experience that much better, Outside Lands commits to being an environmental leader. According to the 2018 press release, 91 percent of last year’s waste was composed of reusable, recyclable and compostable materials. The festival has also contributed over $20 million to San Francisco’s Recreation and Parks Department.

 

May 25 – 27

Napa Valley Expo, Napa

3-Day GA $349

Eighty-six artists. Five music stages. Silent disco. Local wine. Craft beer and cocktails. Bourbon bar. Day spa. Art installations.     
A three-day festival in the heart of Napa Valley fuels BottleRockers with locally sourced food, wine and beer. Working with 30 Napa Valley wineries and 28 Napa restaurants, BottleRock is a family friendly event which caters to children as well. The LittleRockers program had 756 kids in their program in 2017.

May 12-13

Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, Oakland

2-Day GA $189

An upcoming two day festival in the Bay Area created by the same entertainment group behind Coachella. Blurry Vision is one of the newest music festivals to grace the Bay, featuring hip-hop and R&B artists who are also set to perform at Coachella. With SZA and Migos headlining the two-day festival, this is one to watch out for.

June 30 – July 1     

Mosswood Park, Oakland

2 -Day GA $169

Created by the California based record label responsible for the surf rock vibe in today’s music scene, Burger Records, this festival will be sure to leave you refreshed. The festival will feature genres such as punk rock and eclectic pop. Hosted by American film director, stand-up Comedian, Actor, and Journalist John Waters. A few headliners include Devo, The Damned, Le Shok, The Traditional Fools, and The Mummies.

June 23

Shoreline, Mountain View

GA $45

Stopping in almost every major city in the U.S for 24 years, 2018 will be its last. Starting in the punk rock alternative scene, Vans Warped Tour has been a catalyst to big names in music such as Blink 182, Eminem, Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas and G-Eazy.

There are several opportunities to get free Express Entry wristbands and backstage VIP access for Vans Warped Tour. Donation of three canned goods, $5 or a used cell phone to the Feed Our Children NOW! tent located by the main entrance gates will be exchanged for an Express Entry wristband. For a blood donation to the American Red Cross, the first 100 guests will receive VIP access.

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