Update, May 3: Stern Grove Festival has officially announced its lineup. It's the same slate of artists that appeared to have been accidentally revealed through a Muni ad in April.
The 2022 Stern Grove Festival lineup was announced Friday in a small masterwork of accidental marketing genius: placing an ad on a Muni bus and letting the public do the rest.
The lineup features Tower of Power and Too Short (June 12), Toro y Moi and Hello Yello (June 19), Liz Phair and Madi Diaz (June 26), Cold War Kids and Geographer (July 3), Old Crow Medicine Show and Molly Tuttle (July 10), Cat Power and Spellling (July 17), LeAnn Rimes and Amythyst Kiah (July 24), San Francisco Symphony (July 31), Taj Mahal and Monophonics (Aug. 7) and the Big Picnic with Phil Lesh & Friends and Midnight North (Aug. 14), according to the Muni ad.
The ad in question, first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, notes that all performances for the festival's 85th season will still be free. Advance reservations for entry, added in in recent years, will again be required.