Stern Grove Festival Starts This Sunday With a Headlining Performance From Janelle Monáe

Stern Grove's 79th festival season starts this Sunday, June 19 with performances by Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe and the San Francisco funk band Midtown Social. Throughout June, July, and August, the event will host free (!) musical performances from a wide-range of genres, including hip-hop, funk, soul, classical, pop, and indie-rock, every Sunday afternoon starting at 2 p.m. at Sigmund Stern Grove, located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard. Make sure to catch the Bay Area rap crew Hieroglyphics in July, Oakland indie-rock band Astronauts, etc. in August, and the San Francisco Ballet on Sunday, July 31. 

[jump] Check out the lineup below to see who else will be playing and make sure you get there early because seats fill up fast!

June 19:
Janelle Monáe
Midtown Social

June 26:
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic
Bayonics

July 3:
Hieroglyphics
Mix'd Ingrdnts
Golden State Breakers

July 10:
San Francisco Symphony
Edwin Outwater

July 17:
Joan Osborne's Soul Revue
John Brothers Piano Company

July 24:
Julieta Venegas
La Misa Negra

July 31:
San Francisco Ballet
Helgi Tommasson

August 7:
The O'Jays
MJ's Brass Boppers

August 14:
Atomic Bomb! (The Music of William Onyeabor)
Afrolicious

August 21:
The New Pornographers
Astronauts, etc.

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