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Con Brio, Duniya Dance & Drum Company R&B Afternoon | Yerba Buena Gardens

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Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade) | 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA

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SF’s Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2023 (May 6 – Oct. 28)

The 2023 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival hosts a full lineup of free outdoor music, theater, circus, dance, poetry, and children’s programs. The Festival opens on Saturday, May 6 at 1:00pm with John Santos Sextet + The Afro-Peruvian Coalition.

Now in its 23rd year, the Festival will run each and every week and weekend until October 28 and is located between Mission and Howard Streets and Third and Fourth Streets in downtown San Francisco.  

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2023

May 6 – October 28, 2023
Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission btwn Third and Fourth, SoMa, SF

Directions & Parking | Admission-Free Seating | Performance Times | See the Full Calendar

New school soul meets old world grooves.

Today’s program features two of the most exciting acts to emerge from the Bay Area in the past decade and a fantastic theater performance.

  • Propelled by the snake-hipped young vocal phenom Ziek McCarter, Con Brio extends the dance-inducing funk legacy of Sly & the Family Stone and R&B trailblazers like D’Angelo and Prince with a combustible mix of pulsating rhythms, scorching guitar, punchy horns, and the churn of a Hammond organ.
  • Founded in 2007 by esteemed cultural activists Joti Singh and Bongo Sidibe, Duniya Dance & Drum Company combines two vastly sophisticated musical cultures with a singular synthesis of Guinea’s West African polyrhythms and Punjab’s North Indian grooves.

In Black Orpheus: Una Historia de Amor guitar-toting poet Orpheus ventures into the underworld in an attempt to retrieve his beloved Eurydice, stolen by Death. Set in a mythical barrio during Carnival, A.C.T.’s Stage Coach production layers Afro-Latino rhythms to create a classic love story with a Carnival heartbeat.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Dance, Theater & Performance
Address: 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA