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12th Annual MLK Music Festival (Postponed)

Mon, Jan 17, 1:00pm3:30pm

San Francisco skyline at dusk in purple hues with a transparent image of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. overlayed on the skyline. Text of "MLK22: Toward Justice" at the top.
Mon, Jan 17
1:00pm – 3:30pm
Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens
Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts.
San Francisco, CA + Google Map
(415) 543-1718
UPDATE: This event has been postponed to 2023. Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation has adjusted their 2022 MLK celebration events to support our region’s efforts in fighting the impacts of the latest COVID-19 transmission during the current omicron wave, while at the same time maintaining their commitment to service and community.
Information regarding modifications to all of the individual events during the 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. week of programming can be found at sfmlk.events

The 12th Annual MLK Music Festival returns to Yerba Buena Gardens with fabulous Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations. Featuring multi-Grammy Award winner Tony Lindsay (formerly of Santana), Les Femmes Fatales (of Grammy-winning band Train) and Hip Hop lyrics from the artists of Hip Hop for Change. Emcee’d by hosts from the hit show “I Remember That Song!”

Come early to join the interfaith commemoration at 11:45am on the Esplanade Stage in Yerba Buena Gardens, led by the San Francisco Interfaith Council.

This event is part of Northern California Martin Luther King Jr. Community Foundation’s MLK22: Toward Justice running from January 10-17, 2022. See more details about both virtual and in-person events on the MLK 22: Toward Justice website.



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