Update, 3 p.m. Tuesday: By a vote of 10–1, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday afternoon approved a proposal to bring more concerts to Golden Gate Park. The lone dissenter was Connie Chan, who cited concerns that the events would cause disruptions in the Richmond District where her constituents live.
Original story, 7:30 a.m. Tuesday
San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors is set to vote on a proposal Tuesday that would bring more concerts to Golden Gate Park the weekend after Outside Lands in addition to three free concerts scattered throughout the city.
The concerts would be organized by Berkeley-based promoter Another Planet Entertainment, the company that also produces the Outside Lands music festival every August, and would take place at the same location as Outside Lands.
Under the proposal, Another Planet would pay the city of San Francisco up to $1.4 million for a two-day event, or $2.1 million for a three-day event, annually, during the duration of the permit.
Besides the extra weekend of entertainment slated for Golden Gate Park, Another Planet has also committed to staging three free concerts in downtown San Francisco on the same summer weekend if the city approves the permit. One event would take place at Civic Center Plaza, followed by concerts at Union Square and the Embarcadero Plaza.