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2022 “Yerba Buena Night” San Francisco Free Outdoor/Indoor Music & Arts Festival

Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and open to the public

Jessie Square | 736 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94199

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The 10th edition of Yerba Buena Night is back bigger than ever at new venues throughout SoMa’s Yerba Buena cultural district with an incredible free evening of music, dance and performance.

After a two-year pandemic fueled hiatus, Yerba Buena Night returns October 8, 2022 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. outdoors at Jessie Square, Yerba Buena Lane and Yerba Buena Gardens and indoors at 111 Minna Gallery, Executive Order, American Bookbinders Museum, The Museum of the African Diaspora, Fly Trap restaurant, and other venues.

Dozens of acts are scheduled to perform on multiple outdoor stages and at indoor venues.

Among the artists and art this year are singer-songwriter Jelah, local theater groups Word for Word and the San Francisco Neo-Futurists, Theatre Flamenco, Hope Mohr Dance, Nicole Maria Dance, as well as a massive inflatable light sculpture and sound garden. Country, rock and jazz along with dancers, aerialists and circus performers are also performing at this amazing free evening of entertainment and inspiration.

2022 Schedule

Dance Stage, Market St. & Yerba Buena Lane

Music Stage, Yerba Buena Gardens

Yerba Buena Lane, Under the Contemporary Jewish Museum Cube

American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina Street

111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna Street

The Fly Trap, 606 Folsom Street

Executive Order Bar, 868 Mission Street

  • 8:00pm – LeFreak Bros

Yerba Buena Eastern Gardens

Joyride Pizza, Yerba Buena Gardens Terrace

Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission Street

See more details at ybnight.org. Contact info@ybcbd.org to sponsor or volunteer. The Yerba Buena Community Benefit District presents Yerba Buena Night to promote downtown and highlight the neighborhood’s vaunted cultural roots that has the highest concentration of museums, galleries and performance venues in San Francisco and great places for dining, imbibing and entertainment.

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.


Cost: FREE*
*Free and open to the public
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Fairs & Festivals, In Person, Live Music, Outdoors, Sponsored, Theater & Performance
Address: 736 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94199

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