Mavis Staples, Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers, Fantastic Negrito to headline 80th Stern Grove Festival

Mavis Staples, Staples Singers, Stern Grove Festival

Mavis Staples, Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers, Fantastic Negrito, Eric Burdon and The Animals, WAR and Malian duo Amadou and Mariam will perform at this year’s Stern Grove Festival.

The free, 10-week summer music festival at Sigmund Stern Grove Park, a summer tradition, is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. It will kick off on June 25 with the annual Big Picnic, with previously announced performers Kool & the Gang. Other performers this summer will include Brazilian Girls, Los Ángeles Azules, the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Ballet.

Besides the aforementioned acts, a handful of other Bay Area performers also will take the stage, including rock band the Stone Foxes, Oakland R&B singer Quinn DeVeaux, and jazz-soul group Kev Choice Ensemble.

The festival will again offer free music outreach and education to children. Each week from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., teaching artists will lead all-ages workshops on making art with nature, an instrument exploration station, and a dance workshop.

The admission-free concerts begin at 2 p.m. each Sunday through Aug. 27. The park is located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard in San Francisco.

June 25 – Kool & the Gang and Quinn DeVeaux*
July 2 – Fantastic Negrito and Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers
July 9 – San Francisco Symphony, Edwin Outwater, conductor
July 16 – Eric Burdon and The Animals and The Stone Foxes*
July 23 – Los Ángeles Azules featuring Jay de La Cueva and Ximena Sariñana and Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco*
July 30 – San Francisco Ballet with Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson
Aug. 6 – Amadou & Mariam and Ibibio Sound Machine
Aug. 13 – WAR and Malo
Aug. 20 – Brazilian Girls and Moon Hooch
Aug. 27 – Mavis Staples and Kev Choice Ensemble*

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