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 :: 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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