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All-Female R&B and Rock: The Onyx | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

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Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 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

Encompassing R&B and rock, funk and electronica, salsa and soul, The Onyx brings a powerfully unified message to an eclectic repertoire. The all-black female combo features six savvy women who revel in making music together, embodying a sound described on one of their songs as “black girl magic.” Formed for a last-minute gig at the Starry Plough in Berkeley, the band brimmed with such positive energy that the women decided to keep working together. With three powerful vocalists up front—Oakland’s Dan’Nelle Emerson, New York’s Maya Vilaplana, and Chicago’s Yunoka Berry—backed by a versatile rhythm section with keyboardist Richelle Scales, bassist Rhonda Kinard, and drummer Genesis Valentine, The Onyx is all about manifesting the glorious, irreducible complexity of black music and identity.

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*, Funcheap Presents, Outdoors, San Francisco
Address: 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA