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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

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SF’s Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2023 (May 6 – Oct. 28)

The 2023 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival hosts a full lineup of free outdoor music, theater, circus, dance, poetry, and children’s programs. The Festival opens on Saturday, May 6 at 1:00pm with John Santos Sextet + The Afro-Peruvian Coalition.

Now in its 23rd year, the Festival will run each and every week and weekend until October 28 and is located between Mission and Howard Streets and Third and Fourth Streets in downtown San Francisco.  

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2023

May 6 – October 28, 2023
Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission btwn Third and Fourth, SoMa, SF

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

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.

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, Sponsored
Address: 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA