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Afro-American Fandango | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

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Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade) | 773 Mission 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
FREE

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

When the community comes together in the state of Veracruz the resulting party is a fandango, a celebration powered by the Afro-Mexican style of son jarocho and the percussive zapateado dance. With two son jarocho groups making their Yerba Buena Gardens Festival debut, let the fandango begin! Cambalache (a word meaning “exchange”) is a Chicano-jarocho group based in East Los Angeles known for inviting the public to participate in their presentations. Tarimba is a band comprised of Bay Area multi-instrumentalists dedicated to son jarocho’s community-building ethos, playful lyrics, and improvisational sensibility.

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: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Live Music
Address: 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA