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Venezuelan Music Project | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

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Friday, July 31, 2015 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am | Cost: FREE
Yerba Buena Gardens (Children’s Garden) | 799 Howard St., San Francisco, CA

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SF’s Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2023 (May 6 – October 28)

The 2023 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival hosts a full lineup of free outdoor music, theater, circus, dance, poetry, and children’s programs. The Festival opens on Saturday, May 6 at 1:00pm with John Santos Sextet + The Afro-Peruvian Coalition.

Now in its 23rd year, the Festival will run each and every week and weekend until October 28 (fall programs to be announced) and is located between Mission and Howard Streets and Third and Fourth Streets in downtown San Francisco.  

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2023

May 6 – October 28, 2023
Plus pre-festival events throughout April 2023
Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission btwn Third and Fourth, SoMa, SF
FREE

Directions & Parking | Admission-Free Seating | Performance Times | See the Full Calendar

Even in South America, Venezuela’s musical riches tend to be overshadowed by the styles of neighboring Colombia, Brazil and Argentina. But in the Bay Area, the nation’s fabulous cultural wealth, with its fertile intermingling of indigenous, European and African influences, has found bountiful expression through the tireless efforts of Jackeline Rago.

A percussion expert and master of the diminutive four-string cuatro, Venezuela’s national instrument, Rago has assembled a brilliant cast of collaborators in the Venezuelan Music Project including percussionists Omar Ledezma and Braulio Barrera. Together they explore folkloric Venezuelan forms such as joropo and merengue (not to be confused with the popular Dominican dance style of the same name).

This program repeats at 12:15pm.

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: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Kids & Families, Live Music
Address: 799 Howard St., San Francisco, CA