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!
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic
Golden State Breakers
San Francisco Symphony
Joan Osborne's Soul Revue
John Brothers Piano Company
La Misa Negra
San Francisco Ballet
MJ's Brass Boppers
Atomic Bomb! (The Music of William Onyeabor)
The New Pornographers