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Golden Gate Park’s Holiday Tree Lighting + Outdoor Concert 2022

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Spreckels Temple of Music (Golden Gate Park Bandshell) | Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA

Event Details

Golden Gate Park’s Free 2022 Outdoor Concert Series

Golden Gate Bandshell welcomes back live performances with a diverse lineup of musicians to play free concerts at historic landmark.

Live music has returned to the Golden Gate Bandshell’s iconic stage with a series of free outdoor concerts in Golden Gate Park, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, San Francisco Parks Alliance and the arts nonprofit Illuminate announced

The lineup of performers returning to the stage is diverse and local—rock and reggae bands, Latin jazz players and R&B singers, big band musicians  and string ensembles, West African and South Asian drummers and dancers, as well as homegrown stars like Lavay Smith and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers.

Golden Gate Park’s Free Outdoor Concert Series 2022

The free, all-ages concerts will run through the end of 2022, with Singer-Songwriter Wednesdays, Jazz and Soul Fridays, Cultural and Community groups on Saturdays, and Reggae Sundays, as well as many special events, including the RPD Tree Lighting with Holiday Music Dec. 1.

See the upcoming schedule | See all concerts

November 2022

  • Wed 11/2 (4-7pm) – Singer/Songwriter Wednesday – Market to Bandshell featuring 4:00 pm The Last 4, 5:00 pm Normcore, 6:00 pm Columba Livia (produced in association with Sunset Mercantile)
  • Fri 11/4 (4:30-7:30pm) – Soul/Jazz/R&B Happy Hour – Lavay Smith and Her Red-Hot Skillet Lickers (2 Sets)
  • Sat 11/05 (12:00-4:00pm) – GGP Bandshell Kid’s Fest #4 featuring Silly Circus Show with Bri Crabtree at 11:45 am and Charity and the JAMBand at 12:30 to 2:30 pm
  • Sun 11/06 (4:30-7:30pm)Crucial Reggae Sunday – featuring DJ Irie Dole and Selekta Lou plus special guest Deuce Eclipse
  • Wed 11/09 (4-7pm) – Singer/Songwriter Wednesday – Pickleweed Paul 4:00 pm John Elliott 5:00 pm Fifty Miles North 6:00 pm
  • Fri 11/11 (4:30-7:30pm) – Special Show – MoonAlice (2 Sets)
  • Sat 11/12 (12:00-4:00pm) – GGP Bandshell Filipino Heritage Day featuring Alex Spoto at 12:00 pm and Free Press Music (2 Sets)
  • Sun 11/13 (4:30 – 7:30pm)Crucial Reggae Sunday – featuring DJ Guid8nce and special guests Yungg Trip and Blackkamore
  • Wed 11/16 (4-7pm) – Singer/Songwriter Wednesday – Austin Dean Ashford/Bomani X 4:00 pm Matt Jaffe 5:00 pm The Alive 6:00 pm
  • Fri 11/18 (4:30-7:30pm) – Soul/Jazz/R&B Happy Hour – “Giving Thanks with Julio Bravo y su Orquesta Salsabor (Canned Food Drive presented in association with Value Culture)
  • Sat 11/19 (12:00-4:00pm) – Rhythmic Remedies featuring DJs Forest Green, Gypsy Kid, DJ Sep and Infusion
  • Sun 11/20 (4:30-7:30pm) – Crucial Reggae Sunday – featuring DJ Irie Dole and DJ Guid8nce plus many Special Guests (Final Sunday Reggae for 2022)
  • Thanksgiving Week – No Concerts
  • Wed 11/30 (4-7pm) – Singer/Songwriter Wednesday – Jason Crawford 4:00 pm Jonathan Burnside 5:00 pm The Great American Robber Barons 6:00 pm

December 2022

  • Thursday 12/01 (5:30-7:30pm) – RPD Tree Lighting with Holiday music from the Washington High School Choir
  • Fri 12/02 (4:30-7:30pm) – Soul/Jazz/R&B Happy Hour – Jazz with Suenos (2 Sets)
  • Wed 12/7 (4-7pm) – Special Event – Illuminate presents the second annual GGP Bandshell Howl (More Details TBA)
  • Fri 12/09 (4:30-7:30pm) – Soul/Jazz/R&B Happy Hour – Jazz with Charged Particles (2 Sets)
  • Sat 12/10 (12:00 to 4:00 pm) – GGP Bandshell Holiday Hootenanny with 10 Singer/Songwriters doing 3 holiday songs each.

December 10th is the last show of 2022! See you in February 2023!

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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, Live Music, Outdoors
Address: Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA

Thursday, December 1, 2022

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*Sign up on this TogetherSF Mobilize page: https://www.mobilize.us/togethersf/event/413075/
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*Free gallery entry on Thursdays
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5:00 pm   Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights (SF)  $10*
*General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, students and youths (age 13-17).   
5:00 pm   Sausalito 2022 Tree Lighting Extravaganza (SF)  FREE
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*General Admission: USD 20.00
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*After Dark 18+: USD 19.95
6:00 pm   SF’s “Sleeping Beauty” Musical at Presidio Theatre (Dec 1-30)  $5*
*$5 for any seat and ticket type on December 1
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*In Person: $20 / Livestream: Free
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