With the recent creation of venues focused solely on free music, like Denver’s Levitt Pavilion, it’s no surprise that San Francisco was ahead of the trend. San Fransisco is celebrating the 80th season of the Stern Grove Festival, a free concert every Sunday during the summer starting at 2 PM.
Stern Grove Festival is the oldest non-profit free concert of its kind. It was established in 1938 and has consistently been providing the Bay area with free music since then. The festival is almost completely funded by donations.
The festival’s mission statement is as follows:
- Provide high quality performances, free of charge, for all Bay Area residents and visitors.
- Provide paid performance opportunities for professional artists and performers.
- Serve diverse audiences by presenting a season of varied genres and artists.
- Enhance San Francisco’s renown as a cultural center.
The new Summer 2017 lineup is here, in its entirety:
June 25 – Kool & The Gang
July 2 – Fantastic Negrito and Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers
July 9 – San Francisco Symphony
July 16 – Eric Burdon and The Animals and The Stone Foxes
July 23 – Los Ángeles Azules and Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco
July 30 – San Francisco Ballet
August 6 – Amadou & Mariam and Ibibio Sound Machine
August 13 – WAR and Malo
August 20 – Brazilian Girls and Moon Hooch
August 27 – Mavis Staples and Kev Choice Ensemble
For more, visit their official website.
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