APE Celebrates 10-Years Operating Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
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Another Planet Entertainment is celebrating a decade of fantastic events hosted at San Francisco’s iconic venue, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium!

Over the years, the Bay Area has become renowned for hosting some of the most sensational live events and festivals featuring top artists in the scene. One of the biggest draws for locals and those traveling to San Francisco alike has been Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Operated by Another Planet Entertainment (APE) for the past decade, it quickly ascended to even higher reaches within the dance music scene with performances from major artists like Zedd, Kaskade, and Above & Beyond while also hosting shows like Dreamstate SF and countless others.

Bill Graham Civic is one of, if not my favorite venue in the world. Everything from its layout, the capacity, the easy load-ins, and load-outs, to the unbelievable crowd energy in that room is perfect. I have been incredibly privileged to have performed at BGCA six times and I hope to continue performing in that room for many more years to come.


Nestled in the heart of San Francisco, the venue has become a positive place for the city as a whole with the Civic Center neighborhood and a boost to the local economy. Aside from music-driven shows its played host to a number of charitable events to help great causes ranging from North Bay fire relief to Project Homeless Connect, as well as gaming events and product launches for the world’s largest companies like Twitter, Apple, and Google.

After millions of dollars in improvements including acoustics, cosmetic updates to the ceiling, dressing rooms and more, APE has turned the venue into a jewel of the city. When the venue was reborn 10 years ago, the neighborhood was in an extremely bad state. Now, with companies like Twitter, Dolby, the city’s Department of the Environment and many condominium and apartment projects, the BGCA has become the anchor tenant of the neighborhood. We are so proud to be the steward of this building, which has now developed a long history of both musical excellence and community involvement. Here’s to another 10 years.”

Gregg PerlofF, CEO and Founder of Another Planet Entertainment

More than three million attendees have through their doors since they revitalized the venue a decade ago. While the venue may be closed for the foreseeable future due to the ongoing pandemic, once shows can return safely there’s no doubt that Bill Graham Civic Auditorium will reign supreme once again and celebrate the past ten years in style. Stay tuned to their social media channels for the latest updates and information!

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Natalia Pourazar is an electronic music enthusiast who discovered the genre in 2008 and has since attended a variety of music festivals. She resides in Southern California after graduating from San Francisco State University obtaining her BA in Communications and Journalism Media. Pourazar’s time in the Bay Area allowed for a love for intimate tech-house shows to grow, while growing up in SoCal she was devoted to a larger festival community. Now, she’s intertwined her skills in media writing with her passion for dance music by joining the EDM Identity team.

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