Journey, San Francisco born and bred, came home to the newest concert venue along the city's Embarcadero on Monday night.
The band played a sold-out show at America's Cup Pavilion, with Tower of Power opening the night.
"San Francisco is the best city in the world," said Neal Schon, the lead guitarist for the band. "I love it here, I love playing here, and I grew up here, so how can you get better than that?"
Todd Harris, commentator for NBC's coverage of the America's Cup, introduced the show, and the America's Cup trophy was back stage for the band to see.
During their encore, Journey dedicated their hit "Don't Stop Believing" to ORACLE TEAM USA, which needs to mount a comeback against Emirates Team New Zealand to retain the America's Cup for the United States.
"I wish them luck and I hear they are coming back, so we'll see what happens tomorrow," Shon said before the show. "The song might have more meaning for them!"
On the weekend bass player Ross Valory and keyboardist Jonathan Cain were guests of ORACLE TEAM USA and watched Sunday's races.
And it was Cain at the end of the night, saying, "We'd like to dedicate our last song... There's some amazing athletes out there on the Bay -- ORACLE TEAM USA."
Partial proceeds from ticket sales will go to the America’s Cup Healthy Ocean Project's local Bay Area initiative to benefit and the restore the San Francisco Bay, managed by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the State Coastal Conservancy. The project is an environmental restoration project to remove toxic derelict pier pilings from San Francisco Bay, which will leave a legacy of a cleaner and safer marine environment.
The next concert at the America's Cup Pavilion is Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes on September 20.