Upcoming Stern Grove Festival – Free and Fabulous

Summer concerts are zinging in on us in the SF Bay Area and our own San Francisco is putting on very special outdoor concert shows including the Stern Grove Festival: ten Sundays of absolutely free (donations welcome) concerts in Golden Gate Park. Starting Sunday, June 17, the Stern Grove Festival features performers blasting out great music (or dance as in the SF Ballet performing) at 2pm on every successive Sunday for ten weeks. From June 17 to August 19. Educational programs for kids and adults are also featured.

Stern Grove is one of the brightest spots at Golden Gate Park with its eucalyptus copses and wildlife, and for this concert series the grove is made over with a grand stage and punching sound system, and what really is a giant picnic area for the audience. Bring your picnic lunch.

The SGF has been a tradition since 1939, and this year’s eclectic line up includes: The Big Picnic with Jeffrey Osborne and Peabo Bryson, Ziggy Marley, M. Ward, Mexican Institute of Sound with Ginkgoa, Anoushka Shankar, San Francisco Symphony, Ronnie Spector, The Revolution and more.

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