Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre

Jerry Garcia Amphitheater

The Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre is one of the most spectacular performance venues in San Francisco. The Greek-style theater, with its outstanding acoustics and generous green room facilities, is appropriate for all kinds of musical and dramatic performances. The Amphitheatre is named after Grateful Dead member Jerry Garcia, a native to the local Excelsior District community, and is located within John McLaren Park, San Francisco’s second largest park located in the southeast area of the city. Unlike the city’s more famous Golden Gate Park, which is noted for its horticultural aspects, McLaren Park is a natural park, and is ideal for hikers, bird watchers, and folks simply interested in escaping the noise of urban life without having to leave the city.

Amplified Sound

Amplified sound for this location is determined on a case-by-case basis.  Please make sure to include a detailed sound schedule with your application for further review.


The following fees apply to daily rates for commercial or non-profit 501(c)3 entities. This does not include additional fees that may be required for your event, such as amplified sound, application fee, staffing, or permits required from other agencies.

Area Commercial Fees Non-Profit Fees
Amphitheater $3,695 $1,847


This location can accommodate up to 3,200 people, and seating for up to 650 people. Please consider tourist and local traffic when planning an event, since this is a popular attraction.

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