6 Sporting Events and Concerts Coming Up in Oakland, CA

If you’re a local or planning a trip to Oakland, California, make sure to check out the exciting events in this area. Whether you’re looking forward to the next game or you’re an avid music fan, this city has something for everyone, hosting an exciting lineup of games and bands over the next few months. Here’s a look at six sporting events and concerts coming up in Oakland.

See Vance Joy Live

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If you’re a fan of indie folk and a lover of live music, you can’t miss Vance Joy coming to the Fox Theater in Oakland this March. With iconic singles like “Riptide” and “Fire and the Flood,” James Gabriel Keogh, known as the musician, Vance Joy, has topped the charts over the last few years.

Bring your friends or buy two tickets for yourself and your special someone and dance the night away at his concert on March 9th or 10th. Whether you’re an avid listener or you’re interested in checking out his music for the first time in concert, seeing Vance Joy live is a can’t-miss opportunity you can take advantage of in Oakland this Spring.

Location: 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94612.

Watch the Oakland Athletics Take On the Los Angeles Angels

If you’re a baseball fan in Oakland, you can’t miss the home team take on one of their top three rivals, the Los Angeles Angels, on opening day. Since 2002, the Angels have dominated the league, making them one of the Athletics’ top rivals. However, the Athletics also took the World Series that same year as a wild card team and have won all five AL west titles since.

The opening day game on March 30th is the perfect opportunity for you to root for the underdog and see them on their home turf. Since both teams are from California, the game is sure to be packed with local fans, creating a fun and exciting atmosphere for any sports lover. You can watch this rivalry game unfold at the RingCenter Coliseum, and make sure to buy tickets ahead of time since they’ll go fast.

Location: 7000 Joe Morgan Wy, Oakland, CA 94621.

Listen to They Might Be Giants at the Fox Theater

Described as both alternative rock and power pop, They Might Be Giants (TMBG) have fans around the country, so make sure not to miss them when they come to Oakland this Spring. Buy tickets to see them live on April 16th at the Fox Theater and listen to this upbeat band take the stage.

Known for singles including “Istanbul” and “Birdhouse in Your Soul,” they also wrote the theme song for Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, growing their fan base and exposure across the music industry. Originally formed in 1982, TMBG includes musicians John Flansburgh and John Linnell, and since the 1990s, they also include a backing band. Over the years, they’ve developed an extensive discography that you and your friends will be sure to enjoy if you decide to see them live in concert this April.

Location: 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94612

Buy a Ticket To See the New York Mets vs. the Oakland Athletics

If you or your loved ones are from the New York area, you can’t miss this East Coast versus West Coast takedown. On April 16th, head to the RingCenter Coliseum to watch the Oakland Athletics take on the New York Mets. The Mets are another one of the Athletics’ main rivals, making for an exciting game and fun competition, whether you’re an avid baseball fan or not. Grab a hotdog and a seat to enjoy one of the most exciting games of the season live in Oakland.

Location: 7000 Joe Morgan Wy, Oakland, CA 94621.

Check Out the Pixies in Concert

Calling all rock music lovers: the Pixies will be in Oakland this May. Whether you’re a fan of indie, punk, or grunge, this is a must-see event. The Pixies are an iconic band formed in Boston in the 1980s, with several popular singles like, “Where Is My Mind?” and “Here Comes Your Man.” You can check them out in concert on May 4th at the Fox Theater. While they disbanded in 1993, they came back together in 2004 and are now setting off on an exciting 2023 tour, almost 40 years after their initial debut.

Location: 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94612.

Dance the Night Away at a Metronomy Show

If you love to spend the night dancing, make sure to buy a ticket to Metronomy’s 2023 tour when they stop by Oakland on May 12th. This British alternative electro-pop music first hit the scene in 1999. With their new album “Small World” out now, you’ll be able to tune in to their classic beats and check out their new singles when you see them live at the Fox Theater.

This modern pop group is quintessentially British, making their tour stop through Oakland the perfect opportunity to broaden your musical horizons and check them out live. Whether you and your date are looking for a fun and out-of-the-box night in the city, or you’ve loved them since their debut in the 90s, make sure to grab tickets to see Metronomy this May before they’re gone.

Location: 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94612.

Well, there you have it, a look at six sporting events and concerts coming up in Oakland, California, over the next few months. Regardless of whether you’re looking for the perfect date activity or something fun to do on a night out with your friends, there’s no shortage of exciting events in this area.

While you’re in the city, make sure to check out the upcoming games and concerts we recommend. If you notice your favorite band or team playing in the next few months and they’re missing from our list, feel free to contact us and we’ll be sure to update our suggestions so more people can enjoy all the fun that Oakland has to offer.

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