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Free Outdoor Concert w/ Lavay Smith (Yerba Buena Gardens Festival)

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Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade) | 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA

SF’s Free “Yerba Buena Gardens Festival” 2021 (June 26 – Aug 28)

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival announces a special 2021 summer season that will kickoff on Saturday, June 26 at 1:00pm with a free concert from Bobi Céspedes, the Bay Area’s matriarch of Cuban Music and with 23 free outdoor events throughout the summer.

In 2020, the Festival was poised to celebrate its 20th Anniversary and, now, in 2021, the organization can properly acknowledge this landmark year by honoring the Festival’s historical legacy and cultural impact in the Bay Area and beyond.

2021 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
June 26 – August 28, 2021
Every Thursday and Every Saturday
Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission between 3rd and 4th Streets, San Francisco
FREE – See the full schedule

Kick-off Concert – Sunday, June 26, 1:00pm w/ Bobi Céspedes, the Bay Area’s matriarch of Cuban Music

Plus there will be special programs announced for September and October 2021

Long time favorites of the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers are proof positive that dance-inducing music never goes out of style. A leading force in the swing music revival of the 1990s, Smith and her scalding Skillet Lickers earned international renown interpreting West Coast jump blues, Kansas City swing, and Depression-era torch songs without a hint of nostalgia. Most of her peers on the swing bandwagon have long since jumped overboard, but Smith is still going strong because she continually finds tunes ripe for blues-inflected interpretation, whether exploring the songbook of Duke Ellington or Patsy Cline. Led by pianist and arranger Chris Siebert, the Skillet Lickers feature some of the best musicians on the scene, including trombonist Danny Armstrong and drummer Howard Wiley.

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.

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Address: 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA