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Friday, June 17, 2016

Stern Grove Festival Starts This Sunday With a Headlining Performance From Janelle Monáe

Posted By on Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 2:59 PM

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Stern Grove's 79th festival season starts this Sunday, June 19 with performances by Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe and the San Francisco funk band Midtown Social. Throughout June, July, and August, the event will host free (!) musical performances from a wide-range of genres, including hip-hop, funk, soul, classical, pop, and indie-rock, every Sunday afternoon starting at 2 p.m. at Sigmund Stern Grove, located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard. Make sure to catch the Bay Area rap crew Hieroglyphics in July, Oakland indie-rock band Astronauts, etc. in August, and the San Francisco Ballet on Sunday, July 31. 

Check out the lineup below to see who else will be playing and make sure you get there early because seats fill up fast!

June 19:
Janelle Monáe
Midtown Social

June 26:
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic

July 3:
Mix'd Ingrdnts
Golden State Breakers

July 10:
San Francisco Symphony
Edwin Outwater

July 17:
Joan Osborne's Soul Revue
John Brothers Piano Company

July 24:
Julieta Venegas
La Misa Negra

July 31:
San Francisco Ballet
Helgi Tommasson

August 7:
The O'Jays
MJ's Brass Boppers

August 14:
Atomic Bomb! (The Music of William Onyeabor)

August 21:
The New Pornographers
Astronauts, etc.

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