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Union Square Live 2018

The 2018 Union Square Live festival presents dozens of free events like live music, swing and tango dance lessons, film nights, circus arts, and more in Union Square Park from May through October.

Union Square Live | 2018
May to October
Union Square Park, SF
All events are free and open to the public

Wednesday, July 18

Blues/Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live
Wednesday, July 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Blues/Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live

Wed July 18: 6-8pm — Crosscut (Blues/Rock)
Crosscut, based in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, plays a unique mix of blues, rock, and original music to create a sound that is all its own. Their musical influences include Delta Blues, Memphis and Chicago Electric …

Sunday, July 22

80’s Ladies Hits Concert: Flock of Seagirls | Union Square Live
Sunday, July 22 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
80's Ladies Hits Concert: Flock of Seagirls | Union Square Live

Sun July 22: 2-4pm — Flock of Seagirls (80s Ladies Hits)
Flock of Seagirls is the San Francisco Bay Area’s premier all-female tribute to ladies of the ’80s. Honoring the legacy of women who rocked during this iconic decade, Flock of Seagirls plays hit after hit …

Wednesday, July 25

American Blues/Rock Concert: Kingsborough | Union Square Live
Wednesday, July 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
American Blues/Rock Concert: Kingsborough | Union Square Live

Wed July 25: 6-8pm — Kingsborough (American Blues/Rock)
Driven by old soul and rock n’ roll, Northern California-based, Kingsborough has created a huge following with their modern twist on authentic American rock. This independent group of musicians reflects the old school “Working Band” mentality with a …

Sunday, July 29

Traditional Hawaiian Concert: Haopinaka & Hula Dancers | Union Square Live
Sunday, July 29 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Traditional Hawaiian Concert: Haopinaka & Hula Dancers | Union Square Live

Sun July 29: 2-4pm — Haopinaka & Hula Dancers (Traditional Hawaiian)
HAOPINAKA brings the spirit of aloha to the San Francisco Bay Area with Hawaiian guitars, ukuleles, and sweet vocal harmonies. Our beautiful and talented hula dancers are also available to make your special occasion memorable …

Wednesday, August 1

Modern Swing Concert: Lost Dog Found | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Modern Swing Concert: Lost Dog Found | Union Square Live

Wed Aug 1: 6-8pm — Lost Dog Found (Modern Swing)
With a uniquely modern take on retro Americana genres including blues, swing, rock, and soul, Lost Dog Found reaches a broad spectrum of music lovers, young and old alike, who love to dance and sing along …

Sunday, August 5

Tango in the Square: Trio Garufa | Union Square Live
Sunday, August 5 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Tango in the Square: Trio Garufa | Union Square Live

Teacher: Andrea
Dj: Olga Bogatova
Trio Garufa is an international ensemble dedicated to performing authentic Argentine music. They have performed across Argentina, Colombia, Canada and the US at venues such as Yoshi’s Jazz Club, Chicago Symphony Hall, Teatro Leon de Greiff and La Viruta (the largest Tango …

Wednesday, August 8

American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live

Wed August 8: 6-8pm — Moonalice (American Roots/Folk)
Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Our songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a …

Sunday, August 12

The Young Barons (Surf/Rock) Concert: The Reefriders | Union Square Live
Sunday, August 12 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
The Young Barons (Surf/Rock) Concert: The Reefriders | Union Square Live

Sun Aug 12: 2-4pm — The Reefriders / The Young Barons (Surf/Rock)
It’s a double header Sunday featuring the experienced sounds of The Reefriders vs the young men known as The Young Barons.
The Young Barons are a Bay Area based Surf band made up of 3 …

Wednesday, August 15

Blues/Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Blues/Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live

Wed Aug 15: 6-8pm — Crosscut (Blues/Rock)
Crosscut, based in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, plays a unique mix of blues, rock, and original music to create a sound that is all its own. Their musical influences include Delta Blues, Memphis and Chicago Electric …

Sunday, August 19

Improv/Jazz/Chamber Music Concert: Manring, Kassin, Burr | Union Square Live
Sunday, August 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Improv/Jazz/Chamber Music Concert: Manring, Kassin, Burr | Union Square Live

Sun Aug 19: 2-4pm — Manring, Kassin, Burr (Improv/Jazz/Chamber Music)
With amazing chops, quiet soul, diverse compositions, and a somewhat twisted sense of humor, this trio, hailed as “the world’s most sophisticated jam-band,” features three top virtuosos on their respective instruments.
As individual players, Michael Manring, Larry …

Wednesday, August 22

Latin/Jazz Concert: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Latin/Jazz Concert: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square Live

Wed Aug 22: 6-8pm — Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble (Latin/Jazz)
Music Director, John Calloway; Managing Director, Arturo Riera; Co-Director, Sylvia Ramirez. The LJYE is a performing group of talented youth musicians. www.ljye.com

Sunday, August 26

Reggae/Latin Concert: Ruckatan Latin Tribe | Union Square Live
Sunday, August 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Reggae/Latin Concert: Ruckatan Latin Tribe | Union Square Live

Sun Aug 26: 2-4pm — Ruckatan Latin Tribe (Reggae/Latin)
An ancient game…The winners experience joy, the losers are confounded. Our first move was a successful one, in that we came together from diverse backgrounds and found a common strength. That strength was meeting each other, when …

Wednesday, August 29

World/Flamenco/Jazz Concert: Barrio Manouche | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
World/Flamenco/Jazz Concert: Barrio Manouche | Union Square Live

Wed Aug 29: 6-8pm — Barrio Manouche (World/Flamenco/Jazz)
Barrio Manouche is an acoustic San Francisco-Based international colective (Spain, Quebec, France, Mexico, Brasil, Colombia and California), playing music that will take you on a magical journey, frequently joined by artist from all over the globe.
The ensemble has …

Sunday, September 2

Dj/Dance Lesson in the Square: Tangonero | Union Square Live
Sunday, September 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Dj/Dance Lesson in the Square: Tangonero | Union Square Live

Sun Sept 2: 2-4pm — Tango in the Square: Tangonero with Claudio Ortega (Dj/Dance Lesson) with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association
Teacher: Christy Cote
With members from Russia, Switzerland, Canada, and the US, Tangonero is a San Francisco ensemble dedicated to preserving the tradition of Argentine Tango.
Michele …

Wednesday, September 5

Americana/Rock Concert: The Well Known Strangers | Union Square Live
Wednesday, September 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Americana/Rock Concert: The Well Known Strangers | Union Square Live

Wed Sept 5: 6-8pm — The Well Known Strangers (Americana/Rock)
The Well Known Strangers revel in the Americana/country rock genre and feature Mick Hellman (Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival) on drums and hand percussion; Olivia Hellman on vocals; Joshua Zucker (The Jones Gang, Rowan Brothers, Poor Man’s …

Sunday, September 9

Blues Concert: Bitter Blues Band | Union Square Live
Sunday, September 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Blues Concert: Bitter Blues Band | Union Square Live

Sun Sept 9: 2-4pm — Bitter Blues Band (Blues)
Good ole harmonica, keys, guitar blues!

Wednesday, September 12

American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wednesday, September 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live

Wed September 12: 6-8pm — Moonalice (American Roots/Folk)
Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Our songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a …

Sunday, September 16

Traditional Hawaiian Concert: Haopinaka & Hula Dancers | Union Square Live
Sunday, September 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Traditional Hawaiian Concert: Haopinaka & Hula Dancers | Union Square Live

Sun Sept 16: 2-4pm — Haopinaka & Hula Dancers (Traditional Hawaiian)
HAOPINAKA brings the spirit of aloha to the San Francisco Bay Area with Hawaiian guitars, ukuleles, and sweet vocal harmonies. Our beautiful and talented hula dancers are also available to make your special occasion memorable …


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