First things first...

Dreamfest is one of the most fun and inspiring nights at Dreamforce — and this year it won't disappoint. Join us at Civic Center Plaza to celebrate our Trailblazers and to rock out under the stars with METALLICA!

We're thrilled to bring this epic night to life in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 26, benefitting the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals once again. Check out the schedule* below to plan your evening:

7:00 p.m.: Doors open for Dreamfest - Guests will not be allowed to line up earlier than 6:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.: Colin Powell Courage Award on Civic Center Stage
8:30 p.m.: Metallica takes the stage, outside in Civic Center Plaza
10:00pm: Dreamfest ends
*Subject to change

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Now, here are a few more tips to help you make the most of your evening out under the stars:

TIP #1: Bring your conference badge — this is your ticket to Dreamfest. Full conference credentials (card, holder, and all) are required for entry. We will be scanning badges. Re-entry will not be allowed.

TIP #2: Don't (we repeat) – DO NOT bring your laptop, backpack, or suitcase. Your security and safety is paramount to us, so we’ll be doing a full security screening with metal detectors. Bags larger than 19” x 15” will not be permitted — and there is no bag storage at Civic Center Plaza. Attendees are strongly encouraged to return to their hotels to drop off valuables or to store bags at the Moscone West coat and bag check prior to heading to Civic Center Plaza. Moscone West coat check will be open until 11:00 p.m. so you can grab your bag after the show.

TIP #3: You can get to Dreamfest a few different ways:

  • Civic Center Plaza is a 15-minute walk from Moscone Center and downtown hotels, right along Market Street.
    • To support our sustainability goals and reduce traffic on city streets, we will not provide shuttles to Civic Center Plaza from the Moscone campus and downtown Dreamforce-contracted hotels.
    • Shuttles from East Bay and SFO area hotels to Civic Center Plaza will run every 30 minutes, starting at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The last shuttles will depart Dreamfest at 11:00 p.m.
    • Details about Dreamfest-specific shuttle service can be found in the mobile app.
  • Public transportation is another easy way to get to Civic Center Plaza. Please reference the individual websites below for specific schedules and trip-planning guides. For both MUNI and BART, use the Civic Center station and look for the Grove Street exit.
  • Taxis and rideshare services have a specific drop-off and pick-up location on Hyde Street between Grove Street and McAllister Street.
  • Parking and bike valets are not available at Civic Center Plaza.
  • Street closures will be in place to accommodate event transportation plans. Please plan accordingly.

TIP #4: Bring your ID. California Law requires that bartenders check your ID if you are fortunate enough to look younger than 30.

TIP #5: Dress warmly, bring layers, and wear comfortable shoes. Dreamfest takes place outdoors at Civic Center Plaza. The fog can roll in, making for a cool Bay Area evening. Be sure to bring layers.

TIP #6: Have an Expo+ pass and want to attend Dreamfest? Please visit The Concert for Kids website to see how you can purchase a ticket and support a great cause. Ticket availability is limited.

Let's get ready to rock and roll! We can't wait to see you at Dreamfest!

Dreamfest & UCSF Benefit Concert featuring Metallica
Wednesday, September 26, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco, CA