Stern Grove Festival – Now on its 79th Season

Don’t miss another San Francisco’s fabulous festival that is considered one of the city’s treasures. Get a chance to watch a series of shows featuring first class talent on a stage flanked by gorgeous greenery. This will be a great summer treat!


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This year’s 2016 lineup has just been announced featuring concert days devoted to hip hop, funk, classical, R&B, and even Latin pop rock.

The line up below:

June 19: Janelle Monáe, Midtown Social* (The Big Picnic)
June 26: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Bayonics*
July 3: Hieroglyphics*, dance crews Mix’d Ingrdnts*, and Golden State Breakers*
July 10: San Francisco Symphony, Edwin Outwater, Conductor
July 17: Joan Osborne’s Soul Revue, and John Brothers Piano Company*
July 24: Julieta Venegas, La Misa Negra* (part of the MexIAm Festival)
July 31: San Francisco Ballet with Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson
August 7: The O’Jays, MJ’s Brass Boppers*
August 14: Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabor feat Jamie Lidell, Luke Jenner, Money Mark, Sinkane, and Afrolicious*
August 21: The New Pornographers, Astronauts, etc.*

Aside from music, this year’s festival will also include ten performers to take part in the Local Artist Commission Series. Stern Grove Festival’s 79th Season kicks off in a big way with The Big Picnic starring Janelle Monáe on June 19 at 11:30 a.m. Enjoy reserved seats at the concert, and a private pre-concert party with a catered luncheon in the Grove.

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Stern Grove Festival relies on donations from people to cover nearly 100% of the costs of presenting admission-free concerts and education programs. For more information, click this link.

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