SF’s Summer Solstice Lighting
Put some flowers in your hair and come celebrate the start of summer with an amazing night of music in Golden Gate Park at the iconic Conservatory of Flowers.
The City will revel in another free concert in the Park and as the longest day of the year slides into night, the Conservatory welcomes back the Summer of Love light art installation which launched in 2017.
Photosynthesis transforms the Conservatory into a canvas of colorful light art every night. The concert, featuring the iconic songs of 1969 performed by legendary artists alongside bright new talents in the Bay Area music scene, will run from 6 to 10 pm. The Conservatory’s light show, Photosynthesis, will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m, transforming the building into a canvas of colorful light art.
Dance to Spirit in the Sky – performed by Norman Greenbaum; Fixin’ to Die performed by Country Joe McDonald; Time Has Come Today – performed by the New Chambers Brothers; Evil Ways – by original members of Santana; and of course, Everyday People – performed by original members of Sly & The Family Stone.
This will be an All-Star concert featuring members of legendary Bay Area bands:
- Big Brother & The Holding Company
- Sly & the Family Stone
- It’s A Beautiful Day
- Jefferson Starship
- Jerry Garcia Band
- Ace of Cups New Riders of the Purple Sage
- New Chambers Brothers
- Rat Dog, and Sons of Champlin
Along with musicians from the newer generation of San Francisco bands:
- ALO, Box Set
- Con Brio
- Brothers Comatose
- The California Honeydrops
- Midnight North
- T Sisters
The flower-powered celebration is free and open to all ages. A variety of food trucks from Off the Grid will be available.
The following items are not allowed at the event:
- No Tents, Canopies, Tables, or other structures
- No Unpermitted Vendors
- No Coolers larger than 9”x12”
- No Barbecues or cooking equipment
- No Amplified Sound Equipment
- No Generators
- No Glass
- No Backpacks larger than 9 x 12