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SF’s “Make Music Day” Free Outdoor Citywide Summer Concert Festival (2023)

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Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 10:00 am to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
All Over San Francisco | San Francisco, CA

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Make Music” San Francisco Summer Solstice Music Festival

If you start hearing music pouring out of parks, plazas and porches on the first official day of summer, your ears might have just stumbled upon “Make Music” day. This free music celebration started in France in 1982 and now takes place in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries around the world, including San Francisco. Free pop-up concerts are planned throughout the day at a diverse set of venues including bars, restaurants, sidewalks and even ice cream shops – with larger events taking place at multiple stages in Golden Gate Park, Presidio Tunnel Tops, Lakeside Landing, UN Plaza and SF’s rooftop Salesforce Park.

Make Music San Francisco is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the city.

Free Concerts in SF’s Parks, Plazas and Venues

Fillmore Street
2200 Fillmore Street San Francisco, CA
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
MiFaSol Band

Garden Stage (JFK Promenade)
JFK Promenade At 14th Avenue San Francisco, CA
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Stevie Coupons

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Jon & The Baptists

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
No Country

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Golden Gate Park Bandshell
50 Hiagiwara Tea Garden Drive, SF, CA San Francisco, CA
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Jesse Loren Strickman

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Evan Bachman

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Like Planes

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Manos Lindas

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Kevin North Band

5:00 PM – 5:45 PM
Great American Robber Barons

6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Carry Nation

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
DJ Greg Cerrone

Golden Stage – (JFK Promenade)
Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
Frances Ancheta Becker

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
Mike Cunningham

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM
Donovan Plant and The Leafs

Guitar Center – San Francisco
1645 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109 San Francisco, CA
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Free Group Guitar Lesson

Lakeside Landing
2504 Ocean Avenue San Francisco, CA
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Stephanie Woodford Duo

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Jon Frank Jazz Trio

3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Phat Luv Band

466 Haight Street, San Francisco, California San Francisco, CA
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Middle Dog

Presidio Tunnel Tops
210 Lincoln Blvd. (Presidio Tunnel Tops) San Francisco, CA
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Presidio Tunnel Tops

Salesforce Park
425 Mission Street San Francisco, CA
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Jay Sanders

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
DJ Workshop Jam with STARFARI

San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Purple Glaze

San Francisco Public Library Main Branch
100 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
San Francisco Symphony Musicians

United Nations Plaza
United Nations Plaza San Francisco, CA
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Jazz Mafia

See the full list of free concerts – the list is growing daily!

Performances will take place from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm across San Francisco in community centers, restaurants, shared spaces, back yards, front steps, libraries, local businesses, slow streets, and parks.

Plan your concert experience by visiting the Make Music San Francisco website for your Music Map checklist, an approved list of participants, performance spaces, and collaborating partners.

2023 Make Music Map

Pop up concerts will be held in venues all over San Francisco from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Musicians can be matched with venues here.

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto outdoor spaces such from porches to streets to public squares to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.

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, Solstice, Sponsored
Address: San Francisco, CA