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Bay Area Holiday Concerts: What You Need to Know

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Even though it is still October, it seems like everyone is getting ready for the holiday season. This past month, radio stations across the Bay Area have been announcing their holiday concerts. Want to know if your favorite singer or band is coming to perform? Scroll down to see which singers and musicians are coming this holiday season.


99.7 NOW’s Poptopia


99.7 NOW is known for always having a stellar line up for their holiday concert. Formally known as the Triple Ho Show, Poptopia gives us a diverse line up with a mix of new artists and veteran artists. The most anticipated artist of the night is Taylor Swift. The “…Ready For It?” singer’s album, reputation, drops Nov. 10 right before the concert. Who knows what’s going to be on her setlist? Looks like we’re going to have to wait.


When: December 2, 2017

Where: SAP Center, San Jose.

Tickets: Tickets are sold-out, but resale tickets are available online at Ticketmaster.

This year’s lineup includes: Khalid, Logic, Dua Lipa, Niall Horan, Fifth Harmony, The Chainsmokers, Ed Sheeran, and Taylor Swift.

WiLD 94.9’s Jingle Ball


The iHeartRadio station’s Jingle Ball has a lineup that’s too good to be true. You have two past Disney stars, a mini One Direction reunion, amazing solo artists, and an upcoming boy band. This year’s Jingle Ball is going to be amazing. Returning to the Jingle Ball stage is Charlie Puth and Niall Horan. Last year Niall made an appearance and sang “This Town” and promised the crowd he would be back with new material. He did not break that promise and is back this year.


When: November 30, 2017

Where: SAP Center, San Jose.

Tickets: tickets are still available on Ticketmaster.

This year’s lineup includes: Liam Payne, Julia Michaels, Why Don’t We, Camila Cabello, Niall Horan, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, and Charlie Puth.


LIVE 105’s Not So Silent Night (Day 1 & 2)



Live 105’s Not So Silent Night will be rockin’ the Bay Area not for one night but for two nights! The alternative radio station is known for hosting the two day event every holiday season. This year’s line up for day one has a wide variety of genres like the folk rock sounds of The Lumineers to the blues rock sounds of Welshly Arms. After two years, Weezer comes back to the NSSN stage. The Killers will headline night two and will hopefully perform songs from their new album, Wonderful Wonderful.

When: Day 1 – December 8, 2017, Day 2 – December 9, 2017

Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland.

Tickets: Tickets for both days are still available on Ticketmaster.


Day 1 Lineup: Welshly Arms, Manchester Orchestra, Vance joy, Portugal, The Man, and the Lumineers.

Day 2 Lineup: Alice Merton, Walk The Moon, Foster The People, Weezer, and The Killers.


Stay tuned for a review of each concert!

Alondra Vega

San Francisco '19

Senior at San Francisco State University. 
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