Things are finally starting to open up here in California, and public events are starting to be planned again. It’s been a long stretch without music, festivals, and more. But live music returns soon, including one of the best and free ones in the Bay Area: Stern Grove.
These shows are run by the Stern Grove Festival Association, which is a non-profit dedicated to making live musical experiences accessible to all. They’ve been putting on shows since 1938 in Sigmund Stern Grove, an outdoor amphitheater in Golden Gate Park (19th and Sloat) in San Francisco.
As with any post-COVID events, precautions are still being taken. So, if you do want to go to a Stern Grove show, please consider:
- advance reservations are required
- there are designated entrances at doors, which open at 12 p.m.
- limited capacity and perimeter fencing
- masks are subject to current SF Dept. of Public Health order
- and much more
Some artists for this year’s lineup include the SF Symphony, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, and Fitz and the Tantrums. You have to go check it out! Oh, did I mention…Stern Grove shows are absolutely FREE! It’s a really great way to spend a day in the city. I have seen Fitz and the Tantrums at BottleRock and would love to see Joan Jett – I love the 80’s!