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Digable Planets Bang Data

The Festival's 82nd Season kicks off with jazz and hip-hop vibes from Digable Planets. Opening the show is local hip-hop hybrid group Bang Data.

Digable Planets

GRAMMY-winning jazz-rap fusion group Digable Planets gained stardom in 1993 with a Top 20 hit "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)." The trio is composed of rappers Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler, Mariana "Ladybug Mecca" Vieira, and Craig "Doodlebug" Irving.

Bang Data

Oakland's own genre-mixing hip-hop group Bang Data is led by singer/emcee Deuce Eclipse and producer/instrumentalist Caipo.  With a blend of cumbia, hip-hop and rock, Bang Data released their third studio album, LOCO, in 2018 and gained national attention with a song featured on AMC’s hit TV drama, Breaking Bad

Other Activities

  • KidStage at noon in the West Meadow with an instrument exploration station and hip-hop dance with Jessica Recinos.
  • Free Yoga Class at noon in the West Meadow.
  • Food Trucks in the West Meadow: Curry Up Now, El Porteño, Humphry Slocombe

Season Host: Liam Mayclem.

This performance is dedicated to the memory of Rosalie M. Stern, donor of Stern Grove to the City of San Francisco and founder of the Stern Grove Festival Association.