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SGF Playlist :: Rufus Wainwright and Quartet San Francisco

Playlist of the Week #6 When life gets too hectic, when the world has got you down, good music can always be found. This Playlist of the Week is inspired by the grooves and tunes of both a man who has been voted the best voice of our generation, acclaimed singer/songwriter, Rufus Wainwright, and our very Read the Rest…

SFG Photos :: July 20 – Boogaloo Assassins, Roberto Roena, Joe Bataan and Vieux Farka Touré

These are some of our favorite photos from this past Sunday’s concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of Fania records with Boogaloo Assassins, Roberto Roena and Joe Bataan, and a wonderful performance by Vieux Farka Touré!

SGF playlist :: Roberto Roena, Boogaloo Assassins and Vieux Farka Toure

Playlist of the Week #5 “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” -Aldous Huxley The performers at this weekend’s concert, Vieux Farka Toure, Roberto Roena and Boogaloo Assassins, are the inspiration behind the Playlist of the Week. We’ve asked our staff to compile a number of songs that remind them of Read the Rest…

SGF Backstage :: Vieux Farka Touré

Vieux Farka Touré at Stern Grove Festival on Sunday, July 20, at 2 p.m. Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Touré was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981. He is the son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Touré, who died in 2006. Ali Farka Touré came from a Read the Rest…

SGF Playlist :: The Funky Meters and Sugar Pie DeSanto

Playlist of the Week #3 Along with many of the best things in life (love, good food, good wine…), music is one of the most important, and sometimes overlooked, parts of  our everyday lives.  Our weekly playlists celebrate our love of music and the artists we’re inspired by every day. The performers at this week’s Read the Rest…

SGF Photos :: 2014 Big Picnic

Stern Grove Festival’s 77th Season started with a bang at The Big Picnic last Sunday, with a crowd of more than 12,000 people swaying to hits from Smokey Robinson and Patti Austin. The Festival’s annual fundraiser, The Big Picnic, was attended by 515 guests and raised $595,000 in support of the Festival’s admission-free concerts and Read the Rest…

SGF Playlist :: Allen Stone and Yuna

Playlist of the Week #2 With each passing day, new amazing music talent pops up all around the world. There’s a never ending supply of good music, so we here at Stern Grove Festival love to share great tunes with the world. The performers at this week’s Sunday concert, Allen Stone and Yuna, are the inspiration Read the Rest…

SGF Backstage :: Yuna

Yuna performs at Stern Grove Festival on Sunday, June 29, at 2 p.m. In a remarkably short period of time, Yuna has risen from regional D.I.Y. notoriety to full-on international stardom.  In the process, the charismatic young singer-songwriter from Malaysia—who makes her Verve Records debut with Nocturnal—has become the first artist from her homeland to conquer Read the Rest…

SGF Photos :: Grove on the Road at Sunday Streets

Stern Grove Festival’s first Grove on the Road event was held on Sunday, May 4, at Sunday Streets/Bayview. The day included performances from The Family Crest, The Frail Ophelias and Magik*Magik String Quartet, as well as workshops with Trash Mash-Up and an instrument petting zoo. Here are a few photos from the afternoon:    

SGF Playlist :: Smokey Robinson and Patti Austin

Playlist of the Week #1 As with San Francisco’s weather, our tastes in music here at Stern Grove Festival are always changing. The performers at this week’s Big Picnic Concert, Smokey Robinson and Patti Austin, are the inspiration behind the Playlist of the Week. We’ve asked our staff to compile a number of songs that Read the Rest…