20th Street Block Party: Empress Of, Jeff Rosenstock, FAN to headline


20th Street Block Party

Photo: Paige K. Parsons

Electronic synth-pop artist Empress Of, punk rocker Jeff Rosenstock, psychedelic soul band  The Marías, San Francisco’s The She’s and The Dodos’ Meric Long (FAN) will perform at the the sixth annual 20th Street Block Party. The one-day community festival will be held Aug. 18 between Harrison and Bryant streets on 20th street.

The lineup will also include San Francisco pop-punk band The Total Betty’s and Small Crush, and a contest winner to be determined later. The free neighborhood celebration, which runs from noon to 6:30 p.m., includes more than a dozen local restaurants and breweries.

The event will once again benefit the Mission Language and Vocational School,. MLVS is a private, nonprofit community education and workforce development center, providing occupational skills training and Vocational English as a Second Language to Latino, unemployed and working-poor immigrants and their families, as well as other underserved groups in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Donations are accepted and VIP tickets are available for $99 and offer a private viewing area, merch and free drinks and food, a private lounge and restrooms.

Last year’s Block Party was the most successful event to-date, with more than 22,000 attendees, according to Noise Pop, which produces the show.

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