Like a version of the famed 20th Street Block Party that Noise Pop throws every August, a new street fair has plans to lure you to Hunters Point. This Saturday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Launch will turn the San Francisco Shipyard into a quickie music festival of sorts, with food and drink, live bands, art installations, a two-channel silent disco, vendors, and maker demos.
Australian indietronica trio Miami Horror — who just so happened to play the 20th Street Block Party in 2016 — is the headliner, and the first 500 people who RSVP will get a $10 food truck voucher, while the first 250 people to walk through the gates get a free drink ticket good for wine, beer, or a cocktail. This party is meant to pay homage to the site’s industrial past without colonizing it — and while its developer, Lennar, is pretty much the definition of an evil corporation, the master plan for the site includes space for 300 working artists and makers. And the festival itself is decidedly non-corporate in its approach: It’s free, it’s all-ages, and outside food and beverages are allowed (although there’s plenty for purchase on-site). You can even bring your dog.
The main stage gets rolling at 11 a.m. with Sam Peoples, while DJ Shooey and Space Cowboys follow at 11:30. From 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m., it’s 4NR and More SF, while Christopher Willits play an hour set at 2 p.m. before Miami Horror goes on. The Shipyard is slated to become a mixed-use community with hundreds of units over the next few years. Here’s your chance to say you went before it was trendy.
The Launch – The San Francisco Shipyard Street Fair, Saturday, Sept 30, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the San Francisco Shipyard, 11 Innes Court. Free; follow at @TheSFShipyard.