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A Massive “Sky Heart” Tribute to Tony Bennett is Coming to SF

Sunday, October 1, 2023 - 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but donation is encouraged.

Golden Gate Bridge | Battery Cranston Rd, San Francisco, CA

Free / RSVP

Antenna Theater’s “Heart of San Francisco” has appeared over the Golden Gate Bridge for several years. It is drawn by a sky-writing plane, one-mile high. It is meant to be a virtual manifestation of the essence of San Francisco’s soul and visionary spirit.

For 2023, the Antenna Theater will dedicate The Heart of San Francisco to the late Tony Bennett, the voice of “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” who passed away earlier this year. This is a site-specific art project by Chris Hardman.

“Heart of San Francisco” Tribute to Tony Bennett
Sunday, October 1, 2023 | 2:30-4p
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Look to the sky over the Golden Gate Bridge Sunday afternoon, 2:30 pm, October 1, 2023, to see Antenna Theater’s tribute to Tony Bennett in the form of The Heart of San Francisco. When the Heart is completed bells and fog horns will fill the air. Raise Heart flags and/or fly Heart kites, be creative!

Support the Heart

Seeing the HEART of San Francisco is FREE to the public.

To help us fund this Tribute you can make a donation on Eventbrite. You will receive access to the live audio program and more surprises!

Why Was Tony Bennett Awesome?

Tony is mostly known as a great American singer But he also devoted his life to civil rights.

He joined the Selma Montgomery in March of 1962.

Harry Belafonte says Dr. King enlisted him to bring artists into the civil rights movement. One of Belafonte’s first calls was to friend Tony Bennett.

“I said I’m not walking away from this,” Bennett remembered.

“This is just insane, so ignorant and but then he told me what went down, what was going down, how some blacks were burned, had gasoline thrown on them, and they were burned.

When I heard that, I said, “I’ll go with you.”So the point is that “I left my Heart in San Francisco “ was premiered by a man of immense integrity. A man who not only talked the talk but walked the walk.

When he gave his heart to San Francisco, it was a gift beyond reproach.

Let’s celebrate and honor this.


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 but donation is encouraged.
Categories: *Top Pick*, Charity & Volunteering, In Person, Outdoors, Weekend Events Guide - September 29-October 1, 2023
Address: Battery Cranston Rd, San Francisco, CA

Sunday, October 1, 2023

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