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“A Song of Triumph” The History of Black Music (Yerba Buena Gardens Festival)

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Saturday, April 23, 2022 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | 760 Howard St, San Francisco, CA

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SF’s Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2022 (May 7 – October 29)

The 2022 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival announces the lineup of over 100 free outdoor music, theater, circus, dance, poetry, and children’s programs. The Festival will open on Saturday, May 7 at 1:00pm with Cuban percussionist Jesús Díaz y su Habana Afro-Cuban Ensemble with an opening set from Chulita Vinyl Club at 12:30pm.

Please note there are a few pre-festival events from April 20 to May 4 including The History of Black Music (Sat. April 23) and a Yerba Gardens Tree Tour (Sat. April 30)

Now in its 22nd year, the Festival will run each and every week and weekend until October 29 and is located between Mission and Howard Streets and Third and Fourth Streets in downtown San Francisco.  For more information, visit ybgfestival.org.

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2022

May 7 – October 29, 2022
Plus pre-festival events April 20-May 3
Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission btwn Third and Fourth, SoMa, SF

Directions & Parking | Admission-Free Seating | Performance Times | See the Full Calendar

Pre-season Partner Program Community Music Center, celebrating its Centennial, presents a new work by Maestro Curtis, featuring Maestro Curtis Ph.D, the Curtis Family C-Notes and special guests, including Bishop James Adams, Pastor Gerald Gordon, Ken Little, Larry Douglas, Ricardo Scales, Tony Bolivar, Neil Stallings, Juan Escovedo and Dorothy Morrison. The concert is an extension of CMC’s Black Music Studies Program, offering a journey of Black roots music and triumph through song, including hymns and field songs used to distract enslaved Africans from rigorous work, songs and culture created in the safe haven of the church and music that the world enjoys today.

Community Music Center celebrates its Centennial this year, celebrating 100 years of  making high-quality music accessible to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, regardless of financial means. For more information on the Black Music Studies Program or CMC, please visit: www.sfcmc.org.

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
Categories: *Top Pick*, In Person, Outdoors, San Francisco
Venue: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Address: 760 Howard St, San Francisco, CA