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Mazacote: A Salsa Legend | Yerba Buena Gardens
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The 2022 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival announces the lineup of over 100 free outdoor music, theater, circus, dance, poetry, and children’s programs. The Festival will open on Saturday, May 7 at 1:00pm with Cuban percussionist Jesús Díaz y su Habana Afro-Cuban Ensemble with an opening set from Chulita Vinyl Club at 12:30pm.
Please note there are a few pre-festival events from April 20 to May 4 including The History of Black Music (Sat. April 23) and a Yerba Gardens Tree Tour (Sat. April 30)
Now in its 22nd year, the Festival will run each and every week and weekend until October 29 and is located between Mission and Howard Streets and Third and Fourth Streets in downtown San Francisco. For more information, visit ybgfestival.org.
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2022
May 7 – October 29, 2022
Plus pre-festival events April 20-May 3
Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission btwn Third and Fourth, SoMa, SF
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When timbales master Louie Romero launched the salsa dura band Mazacote in 1994, his status as a salsa legend had been in place for nearly three decades. Born in Brooklyn, he was at the center of the action at Fania Records in the late 1960s, renowned for his work with beloved salsero Hector “El Cantante” Lavoe, Willie Colón, Rubén Blades, and Celia Cruz (he contributed to five gold and two platinum records).
He launched Mazacote about decade after moving to California, and the hard-swinging, old-school combo quickly gained recognition as one of the premier salsa ensembles on the West Coast.
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: 760 Mission St., San Francisco, CA