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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Stern Grove Festival Announces 2015 Lineup

Posted By on Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 10:42 AM

The 2015 Stern Grove Festival is here, and it's everything you would expect it to be. It has The San Francisco Symphony, some classic rock, a touch of Latin jazz, funk, soul, an indie buzz band, etc. New York's Talib Kweli is about as edgy as this free afternoon park concert series gets, so don't miss his set August 16. 

All things considered, the festival looks like a pretty good time, and you certainly can't beat the price. Actually, NPR does play on the radio for free, so you could just turn that on (and hear most of these acts).

Basically all the info you need to know about this festival is stored within the deep, bushy depths of Tom Johnston's dad mustache. I mean look at that thing. Just look at it. If you like it, you'll like the fest. In fact, I'd argue the dad 'stache per capita at this festival will be several times higher than Outside Lands or Treasure Island Music Fest. 

Lineup below:

June 14: The Doobie Brothers and California Honeydrops
June 21: Pacific Mambo Orchestra with Special Guests Sheila E., Marlow Rosado and Salsamania
June 28: Randy Newman and Hot Club of San Francisco
July 5: San Francisco Symphony
July 12: Amy Hānaiali‘i and the Stern Grove Festival Orchestra, Matt Catingub, Conductor and Halau ‘o Keikiali‘
July 19: tUnE-yArDs and DakhaBrakha
July 26: San Francisco Ballet – Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director
August 2: Mary Chapin Carpenter and Bhi Bhiman
August 9: Morris Day and The Time and Con Brio
August 16: Talib Kweli and Zakiya Harris featuring Elephantine

All concerts begin at 2:00 p.m. at Sigmund Stern Grove, located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard (in San Francisco’s Sunset/Parkside district) and are admission free; no tickets are required. Admittance is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Information regarding admission and access to Stern Grove Festival is available on the festival website.
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