Empress Of, Jeff Rosenstock to Headline This Year's 20th Street Block Party

Empress Of performs with Blood Orange onstage during FYF Fest 2016 at Los Angeles Sports Arena on August 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for FYF)

Local concert promoters Noise Pop have announced the lineup for the sixth annual 20th Street Block Party, the free outdoor festival held in the Mission District.

Held Aug. 18, this year's 20th Street Block Party features performances by Empress Of, Jeff Rosenstock, The Marias and other groups, with more to be announced in the near future.

Empress Of is the electro-synth-pop project of Latin American-singer songwriter Lorely Rodriguez, who's currently working on the follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut album Me; festival-goers should anticipate hearing new tracks.

On stage during the 2017 20th Street Block Party
On stage during the 2017 20th Street Block Party. (Paige K Parsons)

The 2018 20th Block Street Party lineup also includes several local groups, such as San Francisco "all female rock and roll quartet" The She's, pop punkers The Total Bettys and FAN, the new solo project from Meric Long, the singer/guitarist of the Dodos.

The final act on the bill will be revealed in the coming weeks, as it will be determined by a contest Noise Pop is holding with DoTheBay. The winner will perform first on the festival's main stage.

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The festival, which takes over the 20th Street corridor between Harrison and Bryant Streets, also features numerous food vendors and local artists. Over the past six years, the festival has grown into a massive event, drawing crowds over 20,000 and raising thousands for the Mission Language and Vocational School.

“We honestly love throwing on this event every summer, especially because it helps give back to our 20th Street neighborhood—the backyard to Noise Pop’s own offices," Noise Pop general manager Dawson Ludwig said.

To learn more about the festival, visit 20thstreetblockparty.com.

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