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Surreal “Summer of Love” Solstice Jam & Light Show

“Summer of Love” 50th anniversary concert with 40+ legendary musicians
By - posted 6/18/2017 No Comment

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the “Summer of Love” on the first official night of summer with the grand opening of a new light art installation that will transform the Conservatory of Flowers into a canvas of elegant illuminated scenes every night through October.

Plus, for the launch, they will be having a very special free Surrealistic Summer Solstice jam to accompany the lighting, revisiting the iconic songs of the late 1960s with over forty legendary musicians.

Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
6 – 10 pm; grand lighting at 9:15 pm
Conservatory of Flowers, 100 John F. Kennedy Dr., San Francisco
FREE, but the public is encouraged to make a free reservation.

Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam lineup:

  • members of ALO
  • Ratdog
  • The Chambers Brothers
  • The Jefferson Airplane
  • Motherhips
  • Quicksilver Messenger Service
  • Tarnation
  • Katdelic
  • Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Family Band
  • New Monsoon
  • Moonalice and more

The flower-powered celebration is free and open to all ages. It begins on John F. Kennedy Drive in front of the Conservatory at 6 pm at the main stage. A variety of food trucks from Off the Grid will be available as well, and the Conservatory is encouraging attendees to wear tie-dye to evoke the late ’60s.

At approximately 9:15 pm, all eyes will be on the Conservatory for the Grand Lighting. Space is limited at this event, and the public is encouraged to make a free reservation.

Illumination: Summer of Love Light Art in the Park
June 21-October 21, 2017 | sundown to midnight
Grand Lighting & Summer Concert: June 21, 2017, 6 pm
Conservatory of Flowers, 100 John F. Kennedy Dr., San Francisco

Developed in partnership with San Francisco Recreation and Parks by Illuminate, the installation uses gobo projectors to transform the all-white landmark with a series of exquisitely illuminated scenes inspired by the rare tropical flowers within and the legacy of San Francisco’s flower children.

It’s a nightly spectacle of spinning flower mandalas, animated butterflies, and much, much more. The free public installation will be on view nightly from sundown until midnight throughout the summer, June 21 through October 21, 2017.