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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

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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

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.

Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, In Person, Outdoors, San Francisco, Sponsored
Address: 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA