Our 83rd Season wraps up with a very special, one-hour edition of Best of the Fest at 4pm on Sunday, August 16th! We've asked some of our favorite artists to record their performances exclusively for our finale, including Los Lobos, Michael Franti, Ben Gibbard (from Death Cab for Cutie), Bebel Gilberto, ALO, Fantastic Negrito with special guest Tarriona "Tank" Ball (from Tank & the Bangas), and Con Brio.
Those who wish to watch on TV can join us on KPIX-TV/channel 5, and those who prefer to use a computer, smart phone or tablet can join our season host Liam Mayclem on our Facebook page for a unique, shared online experience!
Even though we're physically apart, we can still share the power of music to unite us and bring joy. Please tell your friends and families to join us as we celebrate the close of our 83rd season presenting free concerts for the people of the Bay Area.
Best of the Fest airs every Sunday at 4:30pm, June 14th through August 16th on KPIX-TV/channel 5 and KBCW-TV channel 44/cable 12 with our season host Liam Mayclem. An extended version of the show will be posted here on our website, and on our Facebook page and YouTube channel at 5pm each Sunday.
Our schedule is:
June 14 – Opening Day/Sunday All-Stars
June 21 – Father’s Day Funk
June 28 – Rock/Hip-Hop
July 5 – Jazz/R&B
July 12 – Soulful Sunday
July 19 – Indie/Pop
July 26 – Celebrating Women
August 2 – World Music Day
August 9 – Summer Classics
August 16 – Best of the Fest Finale
This virtual season and our regular concert series would not be possible without your support.
Please donate if you can, and help us keep the beat alive. Thank you!
2020 SEASON MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE!
Show your support of Stern Grove Festival with a Best of the Fest t-shirt or face mask! We've also updated the two most popular t-shirt designs from last season to commemorate our first-ever virtual series. Proceeds from each shirt and mask sold will help us continue our mission to provide free music and arts education programs for all.
To order, please click here.
At Stern Grove Festival, for generations, our mission has been to provide exceptional, free live musical experiences to the diverse communities that make up our Bay Area. And at this time, our Black community is in particular need of all of our support. Police brutality, systemic racism and economic injustices are the result of an ill society that needs to be re-examined at every level and fundamentally changed.
We want to help drive these changes. Our staff and Board are listening, reflecting on our own biases, educating ourselves, speaking up, and investing in organizations such as the ACLU and Black Lives Matter. We will examine our hiring practices, provide more training for our staff, and strive for more diversity on our Board. We know that we are just beginning the journey to becoming a more powerful ally for the Black community and we embrace the challenge.
The Festival has always made it our priority to promote an egalitarian society and to build community by bringing people together through intentionally diverse and free live music. We also provide free music and dance education to thousands of children in some of San Francisco's least-resourced communities. Music - and the distinct expression of its artists - can bring great healing to a community, so our mission continues.
Black Lives Matter.