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San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band

San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band

Date:
Jul 29
Time:
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Venue:
Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens
Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts.
San Francisco, CA + Google Map
Phone:
(415) 543-1718
Cost:
Free

Jul 29, 1:00pm2:30pm

Free

Founded by Jon Reed Sims in 1978 in response to Anita Bryant‘s anti-gay campaign in the late 1970s, the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Marching Band and Twirling Corps was the first openly-gay musical group in the world. Sims went on to create the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco, and numerous other ensembles, while the Marching Band and Twirling Corps evolved into the celebratory San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band. Marking the ensemble’s 40th anniversary, this concert features almost a century of American music. Highlighting the ensemble’s musical versatility, the program includes jazz and swing standards, contemporary pop songs, and tunes from modern musicals.

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