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Saturday, May 26

Tom Rigney & Flambeau: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Saturday, May 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Tom Rigney & Flambeau: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

The incendiary violinist/composer Tom Rigney joins forces with some of the finest musicians on the San Francisco roots music scene in Tom Rigney & Flambeau, a band known for turning unassuming gigs into ecstatic celebrations. Featuring pianist Caroline Dahl, bassist Steve Parks, drummer Brent Rampone, …

Thursday, May 31

Kitty Pak: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, May 31 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Kitty Pak: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

Originally conceived as a platform for women’s artistry, Kitty Pak has evolved into an ongoing creative communion bringing together some of the most dynamic and inventive sonic explorers on the Bay Area scene. Led by Dakini Star, vocalist for Goddess Alchemy, Kitty Pak usually features …

Saturday, June 2

ChoreoFest: Yerba Buena Gardens | SF
Saturday, June 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
ChoreoFest: Yerba Buena Gardens | SF

Saturday, June 2 & Sunday, June 3
1:00pm-2:30pm
Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest
Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest highlights the spectacular strength, diversity and vibrancy of the Bay Area contemporary dance scene through a weekend of site specific performances. Curated by Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein, Co-Artistic Directors of …

Thursday, June 7

Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, June 7 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

Under the leadership of Dr. John Calloway, the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco has served as an invaluable proving ground for creatively ambitious young musicians since 2001. Living up to vaunted expectations set by the ensemble’s alumni, these high school players collaborate with …

Saturday, June 9

Gamelan Sekar Jaya: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Saturday, June 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Gamelan Sekar Jaya: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

The most celebrated gamelan ensemble outside of Bali, Gamelan Sekar Jaya returns to Yerba Buena Gardens Festival with a breathtaking mix of traditional and contemporary music and dance works. Under the direction of internationally renowned gamelan composer and performer I Dewa Putu Berata and dance …

Saturday, June 16

Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Saturday, June 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

While Venezuela’s devastating political crisis continues to deepen, it’s important to remember the country’s extraordinarily rich culture, an intricate skein of musical traditions embodied by this double bill. A rising force on the world stage, powerhouse Afro-Venezuelan vocalist Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo …

Thursday, June 21

Jenny Lind Concert: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, June 21 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Jenny Lind Concert: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

The annual Jenny Lind Concert is a beloved and long-running Yerba Buena Gardens Festival tradition that showcases the most extraordinary young sopranos from Sweden. This year’s program introduces 26-year-old Kine Sandtrø and Julia Sjöstedt, 23. Hailing from Trøndelag, Norway, Sandtrø enrolled in her candidate program …

Saturday, June 23

Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF
Saturday, June 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF

Circus Bella is a full-force, non-stop 60-minute kaleidoscope of thrilling feats of balance and strength, elegance demonstrations of grace and poise, and outrageous humor of slapstick antics. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling act, contortion, hula hoop, original clowning and more. ...

Thursday, June 28

Dalia & the Big Violin: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, June 28 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Dalia & the Big Violin: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

An enchanting voice/cello duo, Dalia & the Big Violin features Palestinian-American singer Dalia Marina and Parker Ousley, a cellist/vocalist steeped in jazz but deeply engaged with a global assortment of traditions. Together, they make up an unusual but perfectly paired duo that draws on styles …

Saturday, June 30

Music of the Banned: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Saturday, June 30 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Music of the Banned: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

In the face of the current president’s attempt to prevent citizens from Iran, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, North Korea and Venezuela from coming into the U.S., Music of the Banned seeks to build a sonic bridge between peoples. Organized by Iranian-born performer Dina Zarif, …

Sunday, August 12

Pistahan 2018: Filipino Cultural Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Pistahan 2018: Filipino Cultural Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens

Experience a massive celebration of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the annual 25th Pistahan Parade & Festival in San Francisco. Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., the the two-day event organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition is expected to draw ...


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