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The 1st Ever “Bay Area Bold” Festival

A full day of free music & dance from SF’s top artists
By - posted 9/25/2015 No Comment
Bay Area Bold Festival is a community celebration day packed with music, dance, film, multimedia talks, and interactive artistic and cultural performances from Bay Area Bold partners and festival participants.

2015 Bay Area Bold Festival
Saturday, September 26, 2015 | 11 am to 5:30 pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
FREE, but an RSVP is requested.

2015 Saturday Schedule


  • 11:15 am to 4 pm – Performances by Axis Dance, Embodiment Project,  Sean Dorsey Dance-The Missing Generation, Dance Brigade
  • 5:30-7 pm – Community Leadership Awards
  • Forum:
  • 11 am to 4 pm – Connection Lounge
  • 4-5:30 pm – Community Leadership Awards pre-reception in the East Garden

Esplanade Stage:

  • 11 am to 4 pm – Performances by Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble, Alliance for California Traditional Arts, Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, EBCPA Latin Dance

Screening Room:

  • 11 am to 12 noon – Youth Radio’s Unlocked Series
  • 1-2:30 pm – The Role of Artistic Hubs in Furthering Economic and Racial Inclusion
  • 3-4 pm – TSFF Literary Awards Reading

Other Areas:

  • 11:15 am to 3 pm – Activities and performances by Imagine Bus Project, Warrior Code – Destiny Arts Center, Handful Players, CounterPULSE: Krista Denio

Bay Area Bold will bring leaders, visionaries and innovators together with the larger Bay Area community for two days of fresh thinking, connection, artistic and cultural activations, and celebration. In a region in which people-of-color are the majority, communities of color will continue to drive growth and change into the foreseeable future. The Summit is a call for collective regional action to tap into this potential, unlock opportunities for all people in the Bay Area, and work together for racial and economic inclusion.