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AfroSolo Arts Festival in the Gardens (Yerba Buena)

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Saturday, August 7, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade) | 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA


SF’s Free “Yerba Buena Gardens Festival” 2021 (June 26 – Aug 28)

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival announces a special 2021 summer season that will kickoff on Saturday, June 26 at 1:00pm with a free concert from Bobi Céspedes, the Bay Area’s matriarch of Cuban Music and with 23 free outdoor events throughout the summer.

In 2020, the Festival was poised to celebrate its 20th Anniversary and, now, in 2021, the organization can properly acknowledge this landmark year by honoring the Festival’s historical legacy and cultural impact in the Bay Area and beyond.

2021 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
June 26 – August 28, 2021
Every Thursday and Every Saturday
Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission between 3rd and 4th Streets, San Francisco
FREE – See the full schedule

Kick-off Concert – Sunday, June 26, 1:00pm w/ Bobi Céspedes, the Bay Area’s matriarch of Cuban Music

Plus there will be special programs announced for September and October 2021

More than a musician or a performer, Idris Ackamoor is a conjurer who transforms any space he inhabits into a protean state where the past manifests and the future reveals itself. A saxophonist, composer, percussionist, actor, tap dancer, producer, and director, he’s the guiding spirit of the San Francisco performance company Cultural Odyssey and the founder and artistic director of the storied jazz and world music ensemble Idris Ackamoor ☥ The Pyramids. A protégé of legendary Chicago clarinetist Clifford King, who got his start in the 1920s playing with New Orleans jazz patriarchs Jelly Roll Morton and Freddie Keppard, Ackamoor is a pioneering Afro-futurist whose music summons the ancestors and from near and far. A griot with his own stories to tell, he’s an ideal artist to relaunch the AfroSolo Arts Festival.

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Categories: *Top Pick*, In Person, Outdoors, San Francisco, Sponsored
Address: 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA