The Stern Grove festival has announced its 80th anniversary lineup of free concerts for 2017, including Mavis Staples, Amadou and Mariam, Eric Burdon and The Animals, WAR, Fantastic Negrito, Brazilian Girls, Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers, Los Ángeles Azules and more.
The festival kicks off June 25 with Kool & the Gang and local soul act Quinn DeVeaux. As ever, since 1938, the San Francisco Symphony performs in the grove, this year on July 9, and the San Francisco Ballet performs July 30.
Find the full lineup below.
June 25 – Kool & the Gang and Quinn DeVeaux
July 2 – Fantastic Negrito and Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers
July 9 – San Francisco Symphony; Edwin Outwater, Conductor
July 16 – Eric Burdon and The Animals and The Stone Foxes
July 23 – Los Ángeles Azules featuring Jay de La Cueva and Ximena Sariñana and Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco
July 30 – San Francisco Ballet with Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson
Aug. 6 – Amadou & Mariam and Ibibio Sound Machine
Aug. 13 – WAR and Malo
Aug. 20 – Brazilian Girls and Moon Hooch
Aug. 27 – Mavis Staples and Kev Choice Ensemble
All concerts are free, and begin at 2pm at Sigmund Stern Grove at 19th and Sloat in San Francisco. The festival includes artist talks, kid outreach days, world-premiere commissions and more. For more details, see Stern Grove's site.