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SF’s Free 11-Hour Bluegrass Music Festival Returns to Polk St. for 2023

“Pickin’ on the Polk” on April 22nd brings San Francisco an all-day free outdoor concert festival plus Saturday night concert crawl throughout the neighborhood
By - posted 3/23/2023 No Comment

Like a mini Hardly Strictly Bluegrass taking over an entire neighborhood, Pickin’ on the Polk is a free districtwide bluegrass (and more) show in the Discover Polk Community Benefit District – April 22, 2023.

For 2023, this special Earth Day Festival will temporarily transform Polk Street into a free, all-day bluegrass (plus rock, R&B and funk) festival featuring renowned artists playing throughout the neighborhood.

Also, through a partnership with Aquarium of the Bay, the festival will offer other family-friendly conservation minded activities all day.

Pickin’ on the Polk 2023
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Polk St. btwn California and Broadway, SF

All shows are 100% free to the public (though some will be 21+ due to their liquor license requirements.)

  • All-Day Outdoor Concert Festival – Outdoor Bandwagon Stage (Polk & Broadway) – 12p-6p w/ Martin Luther The Real Mccoy, Mr. Sun, Anna Kristina, Ape, Aflemaylot
  • Saturday Night Concert Crawl – Free bluegrass and live music in multiple bars, restaurants and businesses – 7p-11p

More details, schedule and full lineup coming soon.