The longest-running outdoor music festival in the Bay Area is back this year for its 84th annual season. The free event kicked off June 20 and continues every Sunday afternoon until August 29 at San Francisco’s Stern Grove. The San Francisco Symphony handles the July Fourth festivities with acts like Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Thievery Corporation, Perfume Genius and Ledisi performing other Sundays; Tower of Power and Too $hort close out the concert series.
While the event is still free, guests must register in advance to reserve a spot for each concert. “Whether it’s punk rock, hip-hop, crossover jazz, or the good old Symphony on the Fourth of July, we hope that everyone can find something they love in this year’s lineup,” says Executive Director Bob Fiedler.