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World’s largest human-powered mobile music festival | Saturday
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The 7th annual San Francisco Bicycle Music Festival on June 22, 2013 is the world’s largest human-powered mobile music festival that’s 100% powered by bicycles (it’s a 14-bike pedal powered stage) and takes you to two different locations for two different mini bicycle festivals.

After setting up for a five hour music festival in Golden Gate Park, the entire festival (that’s the stage, speakers, the musicians and the fans) packs up and sets off on a bicycle music parade through the city (5-6pm) and then lands in the Mission where they dream it all up again for a three hour nighttime concert.

> Please keep in mind the schedule is tentative. As this is very much a DIY event, there are often last minute changes.

Bicycle Music Festival 2013
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Noon to 9 pm

Noon to 5 pm – Golden Gate Park
Near the old log cabin meadow, just north of Stow Lake near where 16th Ave. would cross JFK Drive

Full Music Sets
Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands – The Grammy Award-winning bluegrass
– Bill McKibben – America’s leading environmentalist and the founder of 350.0rg
– Justin Ancheta Band – Rocks conscious reggae-flavored funkiness, and gets the people moving
– Manicato – Mission District band mixes: Puerto Rican plena, reggae, rock, and hip hop
– John Craigie – Beloved folksinger of the open road
– Heather Normandale – Has bicycled the world sharing her river-like indie/world/folk songs

And amazing mini-sets from:
– Uriah Duffy – lauded bassist for folks such as: Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Sly & the Family Stone, and Whitesnake, performing a set of virtuosic and stanky solo bass
– CelloJoe – the wildest beat-boxin,’ electronic looping, and bike touring cellist in the West
– DJ Real – hilarious music comedy

– Plus, bike-blended smoothies, old-fashion hand-cranked (pedal-powered) ice cream, art bikes, and more.

5-6 pm – LiveOnBike Parade
A full on bike parade rolling across the city from Golden Gate Park to the Mission District.
– Live music on wheels from Jason Brock – San Francisco’s own fabulous golden-voiced glitter explosion – finalist of TV’s: The X Factor.

6-9 pm –  Mission District Street Party
Bartlett St @ 22nd St – next to the Revolution Cafe

Full Music Sets
– Quinn DeVeaux & the Blue Beat Review – Top party band playing New Orleans soul and early blues
– Earth Amplified – Oakland-based green hip-hop phenoms
– The Seshen – Oakland mix of electronic music, pop, R&B, dub, and indie

And amazing mini-sets from:
– Classical Revolution – The original SF group high quality chamber music to non-traditional settings
– Shredder – a spectacular aerialist who performs with Vau de Vire society. She’ll perform on her glowing aerial hoop from a branch of El Arbol – the tree bike

– Plus, food from local vendors, courtesy of the Mission Farmer’s Market