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
A Native of Kenya, Sila is known for spearheading a polyrhythmic renaissance and establishing a reputation for dynamic live performances. With lyrics in both English and Swahili, Sila’s sound is a funky fusion of African rhythm, funk, soukous, afrobeat, and reggae, influenced by artists like James Brown, Prince, Otis Redding, and Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti.
In 2010, Sila won the coveted NAACP Image award for “Outstanding World Music Album” and the San Francisco Weekly music award for “Best International Act.”
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.