The 2023 lineup for the Stern Grove Festival just got released for free summer concerts in the park and it’s another stellar lineup.
Free RSVPs open for the first concert on May 18th and 2pm – you can reserve up to 4 spots. RSVPs open up one month in advance of each concert. Check Eventbrite to see when they start posting RSVP links. And we recommend acting quickly. RSVPs tend to go quickly. (or if you’re a baller and you have $1,500 or more to donate, you can reserve a table for up to 10 people)
The 86th annual festival kicks off on June 18th with Snarky Puppy and continues with Indigo Girls & Neko Case, Santigold, Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, Angélique Kidjo, the annual San Francisco Symphony concert (with special guest Lettuce), Bob Moses, blues legend Buddy Guy, Patti Smith and The Flaming Lips (with a Neon Indian DJ Set) closing out this year’s festival starring at their annual fundraiser The Big Picnic.
Over the past few years, the Stern Grove Festival has fought through two rounds of major flooding. Yet in the face of such adversity, SF’s oldest outdoor music festival continues to thrive after hosting over 70,000+ attendees across 10 consecutive Sunday concerts during the historic 85th season last year.
Reservations are required but don’t guarantee entry. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis
Four Reservation Limit per person
Senior and ADA seating is available on a first come first served basis once on site and is available for 1 senior and 1 guest
Children 2 yrs + require a reservation
Doors open at 12 noon
Concert starts at 2pm
Enter through designated entrances only:
#1. 19th & Sloat
#2. Vale Ave.
#3. 23rd & Wawona
You may bring your own food and beverages
NEW FOR 2023:All General Admission reservations are madeONLINE ONLY. This includes attendees who may use Senior, Wheelchair and ADA seating areas which are first-come, first-served once you enter the festival.
Stern Grove Festival is held in Sigmund Stern Grove at the Corner of 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard in San Francisco, CA
Parking in the area is extremely limited. The use of public transportation, bicycles or ride sharing is highly recommended.
Take a K or M train to the St. Francis Circle stop. Walk west down Sloat one block to 19th Avenue.
Muni Bus: line 28-19th Avenue stop at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard.
BART to Glen Park Station and transfer to MUNI bus 44-O’Shaughnessy to Forest Hill Station, then take the KT Muni Metro to St. Francis Circle and walk to 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard
BART to Daly City and transfer to MUNI bus 28-19th Avenue to stop at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard
BART to Balboa Station take a K train towards St. Francis Circle. Get off at the St Francis Circle stop. Walk west down Sloat one block to 19th Avenue.
Coming from the Peninsula or East Bay, take BART to Balboa Park and transfer to a K train towards St. Francis Circle. Get off at the St Francis Circle stop and walk west down Sloat one block to 19th Avenue.
For information on public transit options or to plan your trip, visit www.511.org.
A drop-off zone is located on the westbound side of Sloat Boulevard, just past the corner of 19th Avenue & Sloat Boulevard.
We have FREE BIKE VALET! Located at the main entrance to the park — 19th & Sloat Boulevard.
Bike valet opens at 12 noon and closes one hour after the concert ends.
Bikes are not allowed in the Concert Meadow or Esplanade area of Stern Grove.
At the Festival FAQ
Entrances open at 12 noon, Concerts begin at 2pm. The Festival has three (3) General Admission Entrances :
#1. 19th & Sloat
#2. Vale Ave.
#3. 23rd & Wawona
GA Seating Areas
The Festival has three general seating areas. All areas are first-come, first served.
BYO Picnics and Alcohol is Allowed
You are welcome to bring your own picnics and beverages (including alcohol).
Unfortunately, Liz Phair will no longer be performing at Stern Grove on Sunday, June 26.
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco will be now headlining this Sunday’s Stern Grove Festival concert on June 26. She will be joined on-stage by previously announced Bay Area-based acts Peaches Christ and DJ LadyRyan.
Widely considered a feminist icon, DiFranco is considered a leader of the DIY movement, being one of the first female artists to create her own record label in 1990. Liz Phair and her band are, unfortunately, unable to join due to a COVID-related cancellation.
To celebrate the lineup addition, more free ticket reservations have just become available for fans via sterngrove.org. Previous reservations for the original Liz Phair performance will also be honored.
Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.