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National Volunteer Week

By Joey Babbitt Community Affairs Manager Volunteering offers something for everyone, and a chance to give back to your community in endless ways. As a volunteer I have painted houses with Habitat for Humanity, cooked lasagna for Larkin Street Youth Services, and played with puppies at the SPCA! At Stern Grove Festival, volunteers do everything Read the Rest…

SGF Playlist :: SXSW 2015 Highlights

Posted by Judy Tsang, Director of Programming The annual South by South West conference in Austin is a jam-packed six-day whirlwind of great music, great barbecue, and a great time to meet with agents, colleagues, and discover new musical finds. Here’s a playlist of some of my favorites from this year’s SXSW conference. I hope Read the Rest…

Celebrating Rosalie Meyer Stern and Women’s History Month

By Joey Babbitt Community Affairs Manager March is Women’s History Month and a fitting time to celebrate all of the amazing women who have made Stern Grove Festival the best admission-free concert series in San Francisco. When I first began working at the Festival in 2010, I was inspired by the sheer number of women Read the Rest…

SGF News :: The Doobie Brothers Headline at The Big Picnic on June 14

We’re excited to announce that rock legends The Doobie Brothers will perform at The Big Picnic opening day celebration at Stern Grove Festival on June 14, 2015. Local blues group The California Honeydrops will open the show. Click here for more information about The Big Picnic.

SGF Videos :: LoCura Performing “Dale de Comer”

Fiery local group LoCura performing “Dale de Comer” live at Stern Grove Festival on August 17, 2014.

SGF Alumni: 57th Annual GRAMMY Nominees

What do Darlene Love, Kenny Barron, Sergio Mendes, and Anoushka Shankar have in common? They’ve all performed at Stern Grove Festival and they’re all nominated for a GRAMMY this year. We’ll be tuned into the 57th Annual GRAMMYs ceremony on Sunday to see which Festival alums will take home awards (we’ve got a lock on Read the Rest…

SGF Playlist :: APAP NYC 2014 Picks

Posted by Judy Tsang, Director of Programming Every January, hundreds of arts presenters, agents and artists make the trek to New York City for the Association of Performing Arts Presenters’ annual conference. It’s a great opportunity for us to meet with our colleagues from around the country. And it’s a great way to check out Read the Rest…

SGF Video: The Zombies “Time of the Season”

Legendary rock group The Zombies performing their classic hit “Time of the Season” live at Stern Grove Festival on August 24, 2014.

#GivingTuesday: A New Tradition

My Giving Story By Joey Babbitt Community Affairs Manager Being the volunteer coordinator at Stern Grove Festival has been one of the most joyful experiences in my life. I am ashamed to admit that prior to taking this job, I had maybe volunteered once or twice in high school. However, my life changed when I Read the Rest…

SGF Playlist: Highlights from the Ulsan World Music Festival in Korea

Posted by Judy Tsang, Director of Programming   Stern Grove Festival attracts people from all around the world and this summer my colleagues from Korea, Min Kim and Miso Kim, made a visit to San Francisco to experience the festival firsthand. I was quite honored when, a few weeks ago, I was then invited to Read the Rest…