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“Flower Piano” Festival: 12 Hidden Pianos in Golden Gate Park

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Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for San Francisco Residents with proof of ID. $10-13 for regular entry.

San Francisco Botanical Garden | 1199 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

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Flower Piano 2024: 12 Hidden Pianos in Golden Gate Park (Sept. 13-22)

Flower Piano is back! Find hidden pianos in SF’s Botanical Garden.

Flower Piano is set to return to the Botanical Garden this September 2024 for 10 days—September 13-22, with a special opening night event on September 12—doubling the duration from last year and spanning two weekends!

In the final days of summer and for the ninth time since 2015, Flower Piano will once again transform San Francisco Botanical Garden into the city’s own alfresco concert hall where everyone is invited to play and listen.

Back again this year during Flower Piano is the Flower Piano Lounge. The Celebration Garden in the Botanical Garden will be transformed into an intimate experience where guests will enjoy special concerts, access to full-service bars offering beverages and food for sale, comfortable lounge seating, expedited entry to Flower Piano 2024, and more. Featured Lounge performances will include Lavay Smith and the Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Martin Luther McCoy & the Robin Hodge Williams Gospel Choir, Sixth Station Trio, Sumi Lee Tango Collective, and more!

The Flower Piano Lounge will host this year’s Special Opening Night Event on September 12, featuring Orquesta La Moderna Tradición bursting with their sweet yet powerful sound of the Afro-Cuban charanga orchestra, featuring violins and woodwinds interlocking with driving afro-Cuban rhythms.

Flower Piano is a musical event and attraction that provides open access to music and pianos within the natural, outdoor environment of San Francisco Botanical Garden.

Participants are invited to explore the Garden’s global living plant collections as they seek out approximately a dozen pianos spread out across the 55-acre living museum. At each of the pianos, there will be scheduled professional performances, open play time for participants, and community partner performances – reflecting a range of genres, ages, and cultures

Flower Piano 2024
September 13-22, 2024 | 10am to 6pm
San Francisco Botanical Garden
1199 9th Ave., Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Free for SF Residents with valid ID
For Non-Residents: $14 Adults ($17 Weekends), $7 Youth & Seniors (Ages 12-17 and 65+), $3 Children (Ages 5-11), Free for Toddlers (Ages 4 and under)
Advanced tickets recommended (even for SF Residents)

  • Flower Piano is free with general admission to the Botanical Garden
  • Free-$33 Gardens of Golden Gate Park passes
    Visit the Conservatory of Flowers, Japanese Tea Garden, and San Francisco Botanical Garden with one, multi-garden ticket!
  • Flower Piano Lounge tickets are $45 general, $32 for Gardens of Golden Gate Park Members
  • All Access Flower Piano Lounge tickets are also available for $130 general, $110 for Members

Flower Piano Lounge 2024


Week 1: Friday September 13 – Sunday September 15

Week 2: Friday September 20 – Sunday September 22

Time: See times below

Location: Celebration Garden

Lounge sessions offered from 11am – 2pm and 4pm – 7pm each day.

Patrons will be asked to exit at the end of each lounge session unless they hold an All Day Pass. Featured artists will give an approximate 90 minute musical set.


Attendees will have access to craft cocktails, local food makers, and enjoy a private concert series in our all ages Celebration Garden event! Includes general admission for Flower Piano.

During Flower Piano our Celebration Garden will be transformed into an intimate new experience called the Flower Piano Lounge. In the Lounge you will enjoy private concerts with access to full service bar offering alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages & food makers, lounge furniture, and exclusive bathrooms. Enjoy expedited entry into the event and in-and-out privileges between the lounge and rest of the Garden for Flower Piano. The lounge has limited capacity. Reserve your tickets today!


Concert Schedule

Friday, September 13

SF Ballet Collaboration

11am-2pm: Family Programming by San Francisco Ballet: Family Dance-Along

Interactive family-friendly and sensory-friendly program for all ages and abilities.

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4pm-7pm: San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

Featuring pianist Britton Day and members of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra.

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Saturday, September 14

11am-2pm: The Cottontails
Jazz, Blues, R&B

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4pm-7pm: Lavay Smith and the Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Swing, Blues, and New Orleans Music!

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Sunday, September 15

11am-2pm: Calito Franco Salsa Anejo

Soulful Latin Salsa Music – You Will Dance!


4pm-7pm: The Orange Sunshine

An Eclectic Jazz Latin Funk Fusion Project

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Friday, September 20

12-12:40pm: Family Programming by Rabbit Hole Theater

The Rabbit Hole Children’s Theater will perform a whimsical puppet show!

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1-1:40pm: Family Programming by Sixth Station Trio

A nautical themed odyssey with Sixth Station Trio through a variety of classical music

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4pm-7pm: John Brothers Piano Company

Jazz and Classical Fusion

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Saturday, September 21

11am-2pm: Sumi Lee Tango Collective

Tango: A Music of Love & Passion

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4pm-7pm: Martin Luther McCoy & the Robin Hodge Williams Gospel Choir

Uplifting Soulful Music with Rhythm and Blues

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Sunday, September 22

11am-2pm: Robert Dehlinger’s Alpha Rhythm Kings

King Sized Jumpin’ and Swingin’ Sounds

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4pm-7pm: Mr. Lucky & The Cocktail Party

Shocking Jazz!

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Flower Piano Lounge FAQs:

  • Tickets are required for children 2 and up.
  • The Lounge will open at the beginning of each session time. Sessions are from 11am – 2pm and 4pm – 7pm. Concert set times are listed in each session details.
  • There will a combination of chairs and lawn seating available. We encourage you to bring a blanket or your own camping chair to enjoy the lawn, as provided chairs are first come, first serve.
  • No outside food or beverages are permitted.
  • Members receive a 20% discount on Flower Piano Lounge tickets.
  • Ticketed events are not transferable or refundable. SF Botanical Garden is open rain or shine and does not issue refunds due to weather.

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*
*Free for San Francisco Residents with proof of ID. $10-13 for regular entry.
Categories: *Top Pick*, In Person, Live Music, Nature, Outdoors, San Francisco, Sponsored
Address: 1199 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122