San Francisco's original FREE outdoor music festival celebrating its milestone 80th season. Every summer Sunday June through August 10,000 people gather to party, picnic and celebrate music in a breathtaking setting. And all for free. Top name acts and emerging artists perform at this music event unlike any other where the sounds of rock, hip-hop, jazz, folk, classical, funk,and blues all define the experience.
Favorite funksters Kool & The Gang play Stern Grove’s annual Big Picnic launch, kicking off two months of free Sunday concerts with a string of R&B classics like “Jungle Boogie” and “Celebration.” Admission is always free for the more than 10,000 music fans who show up each week to revel in performances ranging from classic rock’s Eric Burdon & The Animals to the “Afro-blues” of Mali’s Amadou & Mariam.