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The Isley Brothers

The Big Picnic, A Benefit and Concert closes out the 82nd Season with a free concert starring R&B legends The Isley Brothers.

The Big Picnic is a fundraising event benefiting Stern Grove Festival and its mission to present free concerts and education programs to the people of the Bay Area.

Tickets are now sold out for The Big Picnic fundraiser, thank you!

PLEASE NOTE: The Isley Brothers concert is admission free and open to the public. Seating in the Concert Meadow is first come, first served.

The Isley Brothers

With a career spanning more than six decades, The Isley Brothers made their mark on the R&B charts with the million-selling hit “Shout,” and the #1 R&B hit “Twist And Shout” (both songs were subsequently covered by The Beatles). Their 1969 hit “It’s Your Thing” cemented their fame, shooting to #1 on the Billboard R&B chart and selling more than five million copies. The song also earned a GRAMMY Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance. Ensuing #1 hits included the Billboard R&B chart-toppers “Fight The Power (Part 1),” and “Don’t Say Goodnight (It’s Time For Love),” from 1980, as well as the songs “That Lady (Part 1),” “The Heat Is On,” “The Pride," “Take Me To The Next Phase,” “Showdown,” “I Wanna Be With You,” “Smooth Sailin’ Tonight,” and “Spend The Night.” Their catalogue is reportedly the most sampled in the history of hip-hop, with samples used by artists like Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Ice Cube, The Notorious B.I.G., and Public Enemy.

Other Activities

  • Free Yoga Class at noon, courtesy of Office Yoga, in the West Meadow with instructor Maryam Sharifzadeh.
  • Food Trucks in the West Meadow: Phat Thai, The Chairman, Humphry Slocombe and Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Season Host: Liam Mayclem.