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 own Quartet San Francisco. Listen below and get excited for this weekend, because this Sunday’s concert is, as always, admission-free. Click here to learn more about the artists, as well as the rest of the season’s lineup.

 

Rufus Wainwright and Quartet San Francisco

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 the artists. Listen below, and come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Fania Records, featuring salsa great Roberto Roena and Los Angeles-based Latin group Boogaloo Assassins, along with virtuoso guitarist Vieux Farka Toure, this Sunday, July 20, at 2 P.M. at the beautiful Sigmund Stern Grove. The performance is, as always, admission-free. Donations are welcomed!

 

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 concert, The Funky Meters and Sugar Pie DeSanto, are the inspiration behind the Playlist of the Week. We’ve asked our staff to compile a number of songs inspired by or related to the artists. Listen below, and come see the founding fathers of funk, The Funky Meters, and one of the most underrated female soul singers of the early ’60s, Sugar Pie DeSanto, perform live this Sunday, June 20, at 2 P.M. at the beautiful Sigmund Stern Grove. The performance is, as always, admission-free. Donations are welcomed!

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 behind the Playlist of the Week. We’ve asked our staff to compile a number of songs that remind them of the artists. Listen below, and come see soul and folk artist Allen Stone and Malaysian superstar Yuna perform live this Sunday, June 20, at 2 P.M. at the beautiful Sigmund Stern Grove. The performance is, as always, admission-free. Donations are welcomed!

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 remind them of the artists. Listen below, and get stoked to see R&B legends Smokey Robinson and Patti Austin perform live this Sunday, June 22, at 2 P.M. at the fabulous Sigmund Stern Grove. Tickets are still available for the Big Picnic, a private catered fundraising event in the West Meadow benefiting Stern Grove Festival before the concert, but the performance is as always, admission-free.

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Playlist :: 77th Season Playlist

What better way to get to know the artists performing during the Festival’s 77th Season than with our very own playlist?

Take a listen and see you at the Grove!

77th Season Playlist from sterngrovefestival on 8tracks Radio.