The best place to see San Francisco concerts largely depends on what kind of music you like. Do you prefer big, stadium-rocking acts that flash to life in a state-of-the-art venue? Check out the Shoreline Amphitheatre. Or do you gravitate more towards up-and-comers? If so, scope out the acts that fill up the Orpheum Theatre San Francisco, a former vaudeville house with historic architecture. Like both? Then head over to the Bal Theatre, an 800-seat staple of San Francisco nightlife that combines a vintage art-deco vibe with modern amenities such as a concert-series sound system, digital projection, and three-dimensional seats—all of which draw in acts big and small.