Stern Grove Festival 2010: Hapa (Hawaiian Fusion)
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Submitted by the Event Organizer
Hapa has been sharing the majesty of the Hawaiian Islands with audiences all over the world for over twenty-five years. Founded by native New Yorker Barry Flanagan in 1983, Hapa, a term used to describe a person of mixed heritage, has evolved to include award-winning Kuma Hula, Charles Ka’upu, a specialist in the tradition of oli, or Polynesian chant, and Nathan Aweau, a multi-faceted musician and a staple in the Hawaiian music community.
Hapa’s wide breadth of musical acumen stems from the diversity of its members’ experiences. While rooted in the language and chord structure of mele (traditional song) the group incorporates elements of jazz, Americana, rock, and folk. The result is a catalog of soothing melodies and transformative rhythms.
Since 1938, Stern Grove Festival has been the Bay Area’s home for outstanding performing arts in a beautiful outdoor setting, completely admission-free.
2010 Concert Schedule:
June 20, 2010 – ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO / Sarazino
June 27, 2010 – HAPA / Academy of Hawaiian Arts
July 4, 2010 – SAN FRANCISCO OPERA
July 11, 2010 – SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
July 18, 2010 – CARAVAN PALACE / DePedro
July 25, 2010 – JOVANOTTI / Bomba Estéreo
August 1, 2010 – RICKIE LEE JONES / Meklit Hadero
August 8, 2010 – SAN FRANCISCO BALLET
August 15, 2010 – MACEO PARKER / Darondo
August 22, 2010 – THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS / Rogue Wave
Concerts begin Sunday at 2pm. Bring a picnic and arrive early as the main Concert Meadow (and hillside) often fills up early and is closed to admittance once capacity is reached.
What if the Concert Meadow is filled up? There is overflow seating in the West Meadow. Although there is no direct view of the stage from the west meadow, there are speakers set up for you to still be able to enjoy the concert and enjoy a nice picnic.
Free Picnic Table Lottery: Households can enter to receive free reservations to six picnic table seats in the concert meadow at one concert per season. Entries will be chosen at random and notified the week before the concert. Entries must be received by the Monday before the concert you want to attend. Households may submit one entry per concert or indicate multiple concert dates on one entry. To Enter the Lottery: www.sterngrove.org/2010picnictable.html
- Are You Mr. Moneybags? Why risk losing the lottery? Instead, donate $100+ to the Friends of Stern Grove Festival and receive two picnic table seats to one concert per season [details]
Muni buses: 23 and 28, exit at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard
Muni Metro: K or M, exit at St. Francis Circle
Please note that for 2010 construction will affect K, M and 23 service
Bike Valet Service
Stern Grove Festival will provide complimentary bike valet service for Festival patrons every concert Sunday.
The bike valet is located at the top of the main entrance to the park at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard. The valet service will open at 10:00 a.m. and close one hour after the concert ends. Bikes will not be allowed in the Concert Meadow or Esplanade area of Stern Grove.
Driving / Parking:
- From the North Bay: Golden Gate Bridge to 19th Avenue/Park Presidio exit. Continue on 19th Avenue. Turn right at Sloat Boulevard.
- From the South Bay: 280-North to 19th Avenue exit. At the first stoplight, bear right onto Junipero Serra. Turn left at Sloat Boulevard.
- From the East Bay: Bay Bridge to 101-South to 280-South. Exit at Ocean Avenue and turn right. Bear right onto Junipero Serra. Turn left at Sloat Boulevard.
There is no public parking at Stern Grove and street parking is extremely limited.
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