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Brass Convergence II: Protest Brass | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

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Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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

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

In 2016 Jazz Mafia founder Adam Theis realized a long-time dream with the premiere of Brass Convergence, a one-day Yerba Buena Gardens Festival mini-fest featuring numerous ensembles rooted in far-flung brass traditions.

This year, Brass Convergence responds to the dire need for positive change by bringing mobile bands to the streets. Anchored by top Bay Area players from Theis’s 17-year strong Jazz Mafia collective, the program includes Protest Brass, a new suite co-composed by Theis and Teddy Raven that explores numerous ways to utilize the enormous power and spectacle of brass band instrumentation, along with chants, shouts, singing and crowd participation.

The event culminates in an all-hands-on-deck performance conceived as one of the largest bands ever assembled onstage in the Bay Area.

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.

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Address: 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA