Stern Grove Festival

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Country and Region United StatesCalifornia
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival San Francisco, California USA
Festival Contact Information

Stern Grove Festival
44 Page Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94102 USA
Phone: (01) 415-252-6252
Fax: (01) 415-252-6250

Festival Description

The Stern Grove Festival presents a variety of music and performing arts, including classical, jazz, rock, hip-hop, blues, and world music, in addition to dance performances. The festival take place at Sigmund Stern Grove—a beautiful, 33-acre park with a natural amphitheater, picnic areas, meadows, a lake, and hiking trails, located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard in San Francisco’s Sunset/Parkside District.

Today Stern Grove, a natural amphitheater surrounded by giant eucalyptus, redwood, and fir trees, is one of Northern California’s favorite concert sites. A beloved Bay Area tradition for nearly seven decades—every Sunday during the summer, family and friends gather to relax, picnic, and enjoy performances by some of the world’s greatest artists in this glorious natural setting. All events are free to the public.

Festival Dates June 16- August 18, 2013
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Festival Events:

76th Season Lineup 2013:
  • June 16
    • The Big Picnic
    • Michael McDonald & Boz Scaggs
  • June 23
    • Ramsey Lewis & Dee Dee Bridgewater
    • Quadron
  • June 30
    • Deltron 3030
    • Featuring Dan the Automator, Del the Funky Homosapien, and
      Kid Koala, with Orchestra
  • July 7
    • San Francisco Symphony
    • Edwin Outwater conducting
    • Measha Brueggergosman, soprano
  • July 14
    • Kronos Quartet
    • Celebrating 40 Years
    • Geographer with Magik*Magik Orchestra
    • Real Vocal String Quartet
  • July 21
    • Red Baraat
    • Fanfare Ciocarlia
  • July 28
    • San Francisco Ballet
  • August 4
    • Shuggie Otis
    • The Relatives
  • August 11
    • Pink Martini
    • La Santa Cecilia
  • August 18
    • San Francisco Opera


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    • OKGo, ©Jeremy & Claire Weiss/Day19
    • San Francisco Ballet
    • Stern Grove Festival logo
    • SMOD
    • Stern Grove Festival, photo by Scott Wall (Sharon Jones and Dap-Kings in concert)
    • Anita Baker


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