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Photo of Anita Lofton at Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Bring a lunch and a blanket and kick back on the green grass with friends and work-mates. Music by local and international artists is guaranteed to make the afternoon fly.

Thursday Lunchtime Concerts take place on the Esplanade, Mission Street between Third and Fourth Streets, San Francisco.

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October 2019

Free
Bright neon and black digital sketch of musicians and dancers on a stage, by Jeremy Sutton

Los Tangueros del Oeste

Thu, Oct 10, 2019, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
photo of CMC older adult choirs

Community Music Center Older Adult Choirs

Thu, Oct 3, 2019, 12:30pm1:30pm

September 2019

Free
Photo of musician Kev Choice sitting in front of an upright piano.

Kev Choice Ensemble

Thu, Sep 26, 2019, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of The Anita Lofton Project

The Anita Lofton Project

Thu, Sep 19, 2019, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of the music group Tumbledown House, by Kala Minko

Tumbledown House

Thu, Sep 12, 2019, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of AXIS Dance Company dancer DeMarco Sleeper, Lani Dickinson, Yuko Monden Juma, AJ Guevara, Janpi Star. Photo by David DeSilva.

AXIS Dance Company

Thu, Sep 5, 2019, 12:30pm1:30pm

August 2019

Free
Photo of musician Rob Reich playing the accordion

Rob Reich Swings Left

Thu, Aug 22, 2019, 12:00pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Korean percussionist Kim So Ra

Kim So Ra: A Sign of Rain

Thu, Aug 15, 2019, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of a woman dancing, a dancer of the LINES Dance Center by Amal Bisharat Photography

LINES Dance Center

Thu, Aug 8, 2019, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of music group Nomad Session

Nomad Session

Thu, Aug 1, 2019, 12:30pm1:30pm

July 2019

Free
Photo of the Murasaki Ensemble

Murasaki Ensemble

Thu, Jul 25, 2019, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Bollywood blues musician Aki Kumar, by Marilyn Stringer

Aki Kumar

Thu, Jul 18, 2019, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
photo of Suenos

Sueños

Thu, Jul 11, 2019, 12:30pm1:30pm

June 2019

Free
photo of edgar pantoja and the afro cuban tribe

Edgar Pantoja & the Afro-Cuban Tribe

Thu, Jun 27, 2019, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of musician Marcus Shelby by Scott Chernis

Marcus Shelby Quintet

Thu, Jun 20, 2019, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco by Amal Bisharat Photography

Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco

Thu, Jun 13, 2019, 12:30pm1:30pm
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photo of The Onyx

The Onyx

Thu, Jun 6, 2019, 12:30pm1:30pm

May 2019

Free
photo of Sandy Cressmans

Sandy Cressman’s Homenagem Brasileira

Thu, May 30, 2019, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
photo of SFSU afro cuban ensemble by Bryan Ramirez

Afro-Cuban Ensemble of SFSU

Thu, May 23, 2019, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
photo of CMC older adult choirs

Canceled Due to Rain – Community Music Center Older Adult Choirs

Thu, May 16, 2019, 12:30pm1:30pm
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photo of Oghosthaze

oghosthaze

Thu, May 9, 2019, 12:30pm1:30pm

October 2018

Free
Photo of music group The Rice Kings

Rice Kings

Thu, Oct 11, 2018, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Daniel Riera with flute

Daniel Riera: Future Flutist with Electric Ensemble

Thu, Oct 4, 2018, 12:30pm1:30pm

September 2018

Free
Photo of music group John Brothers Piano Company

John Brothers Piano Company

Thu, Sep 6, 2018, 12:30pm1:30pm

August 2018

Free
Photo of music group La Patronal

La Patronal

Thu, Aug 30, 2018, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of music group Faun Fables by Mandy McGee

Faun Fables

Thu, Aug 23, 2018, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Armenian music group Highest Ani

Highest Ani

Thu, Aug 16, 2018, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of a woman dancing, a dancer of the LINES Dance Center by Amal Bisharat Photography

LINES Dance Center

Thu, Aug 9, 2018, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Sol Development

SoL DeVeloPMeNT with Mino Yanci

Thu, Aug 2, 2018, 12:30pm1:30pm

July 2018

Free
Photo of Solate

Solate

Thu, Jul 19, 2018, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Japanese style drummer of group Maikaze Daiko

Maikaze Daiko

Thu, Jul 12, 2018, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Manring Kassin Burr

Manring Kassin Burr

Thu, Jul 5, 2018, 12:30pm1:30pm

June 2018

Free
Photo of Dalia & the Big Violin

Dalia & the Big Violin

Thu, Jun 28, 2018, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Kine Sandtrø and Julia Sjöstedt

Jenny Lind Concert

Thu, Jun 21, 2018, 12:30pm1:30pm
Photo of Aneesa Strings

Aneesa Strings

Thu, Jun 14, 2018, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco by Amal Bisharat Photography

Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco

Thu, Jun 7, 2018, 12:30pm1:30pm

May 2018

Free
Photo of music group Kitty Pak by Indie Music Press

Kitty Pak

Thu, May 31, 2018, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of music group Dogon Lights

Dogon Lights

Thu, May 24, 2018, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of two members of Community Music Center Older Adult Choirs by Amal Bisharat Photography

Community Music Center Older Adult Choirs

Thu, May 17, 2018, 12:30pm1:30pm
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Photo of New World String Project Photographed by Ryan Davidson

New World String Project

Thu, May 10, 2018, 12:30pm1:30pm

September 2017

Free
Photo collage of Camilo Landau

Camilo y los Robot Ninjas

Thu, Sep 21, 2017, 12:30pm1:30pm
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Photo of Teddy Ravin by Gundi Vigfusson

The Flock

Thu, Sep 7, 2017, 12:30pm1:30pm

August 2017

Free
Photo of the Evie Ladin Band

Evie Ladin Band

Thu, Aug 31, 2017, 12:30pm1:30pm
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Photo of Dalia Marina

Dalia Marina

Thu, Aug 24, 2017, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo collage of Jazz Herstory Collective

Jazz Herstory Collective

Thu, Aug 17, 2017, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of LINES Dance Center dancers

LINES Dance Center

Thu, Aug 10, 2017, 12:30pm1:30pm
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Photo of Blue Tango Project

Blue Tango Project

Thu, Aug 3, 2017, 12:30pm1:30pm

July 2017

Free
Photo of RUBaDUB Posse

RUBaDUB Posse

Thu, Jul 27, 2017, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Awakko Ren

Shamisen of Bachido + Awakko Ren

Thu, Jul 20, 2017, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Cascada de Flores

Cascada de Flores

Thu, Jul 13, 2017, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Eva Salina

Eva Salina

Thu, Jul 6, 2017, 12:30pm1:30pm

June 2017

Free
Photo of The Jamming Nachos

The Jamming Nachos

Thu, Jun 29, 2017, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Jenny Lind 2017

Jenny Lind Concert

Thu, Jun 22, 2017, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Destani Wolf

Destani Wolf

Thu, Jun 15, 2017, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free

Aireene & The Itch

Thu, Jun 8, 2017, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Howard Wiley

Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy

Thu, Jun 1, 2017, 12:30pm1:30pm

May 2017

Free
Photo of Anita Lofton Project

The Anita Lofton Project

Thu, May 25, 2017, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Community Music Center choir

CMC Older Adult Choirs

Thu, May 18, 2017, 12:30pm1:30pm

October 2016

Free
Photo of music group Dirty Cello

Dirty Cello

Thu, Oct 13, 2016, 12:30pm1:30pm

September 2016

Free
Black and white photo of Mass Bass

Mass Bass

Thu, Sep 8, 2016, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Destiny Muhammad

Destiny Muhammad Jazz Trio

Thu, Sep 1, 2016, 12:30pm1:30pm

August 2016

Free
Photo of Naima Shalhoub

Naima Shalhoub

Thu, Aug 25, 2016, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Maria Volonte and Kevin Carrel Footer of the Blue Tango Project

María Volonté: Blue Tango Project

Thu, Aug 11, 2016, 12:30pm1:30pm
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Photo of The Seshen

The Seshen

Thu, Aug 4, 2016, 12:30pm1:30pm

July 2016

Free
Photo of Joe Bagale

Joe Bagale

Thu, Jul 28, 2016, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo Zéna Carlota

Zena Carlota

Thu, Jul 21, 2016, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Tiffany Austin

Tiffany Austin Quintet

Thu, Jul 14, 2016, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Cal Raijin Taiko drummers

Cal Raijin Taiko

Thu, Jul 7, 2016, 12:30pm1:30pm

June 2016

Free
Photo of Elephantine

Elephantine

Thu, Jun 30, 2016, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of mezzosoprano Karin Osbeck and pianist Matilda Lindholm

Jenny Lind Concert

Thu, Jun 23, 2016, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of music group Dirty Cello

Canceled: Dirty Cello

Thu, Jun 16, 2016, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
2015 Photo of Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble

Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble

Thu, Jun 9, 2016, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of LoCura

LoCura

Thu, Jun 2, 2016, 12:30pm1:30pm

May 2016

Free
Photo of Inspector Gadje

Inspector Gadje

Thu, May 26, 2016, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Cypress String Quartet

Cypress String Quartet – Beethoven in the City

Thu, May 19, 2016, 12:30pm1:30pm

October 2015

Free
Photo of Meklit

Meklit

Thu, Oct 8, 2015, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Yassir Chadly and Bouchaib Abdelhadi

Yassir Chadly & Bouchaib Abdelhadi

Thu, Oct 1, 2015, 12:30pm1:30pm

September 2015

Free
Photo of Kally

Kally Price Old Blues & Jazz Band

Thu, Sep 24, 2015, 12:30pm1:30pm

August 2015

Free
Photo of Clynton

Clynton Oliver Cox

Thu, Aug 27, 2015, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Charming Hostess

Charming Hostess

Thu, Aug 20, 2015, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photos of Los Sonex

Sonex

Thu, Aug 13, 2015, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Raq Filipina

Raq Filipina

Thu, Aug 6, 2015, 12:30pm1:30pm

July 2015

Free

Mo’Fone

Thu, Jul 30, 2015, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Duniya Dance and Drum Company

Duniya Dance and Drum Company

Thu, Jul 23, 2015, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Alligator Spaceawalk

Will Magid & Alligator Spacewalk

Thu, Jul 16, 2015, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo for Okinawa

Okinawan Folk Ensemble

Thu, Jul 9, 2015, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble

Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble

Thu, Jul 2, 2015, 12:30pm1:30pm

June 2015

Free
Photo of Ila Cantor

Ila Cantor

Thu, Jun 25, 2015, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Jenny Lind Scholarship Sara Swietlicki and Markus Kvint

Jenny Lind Concert

Thu, Jun 18, 2015, 12:30pm1:30pm
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Photo of View From Bernal Hill

The View From Bernal Hill

Thu, Jun 4, 2015, 12:30pm1:30pm

September 2014

Free
Photo of Sambada

SambaDá

Thu, Sep 18, 2014, 12:30pm1:30pm
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Photo

the gonifs

Thu, Sep 11, 2014, 12:30pm1:30pm
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Photo of Valerie Trout & Mooncandy

Valerie Troutt & MoonCandy

Thu, Sep 4, 2014, 12:30pm1:30pm

August 2014

Free
Photo of NAR (North African Rhythms).

NAR (North African Rhythms)

Thu, Aug 21, 2014, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of son jarocho masters Andrés Flores, Alfredo "Godo" Herrera, and Joel Cruz Castellanos

Encuentro de Jaraneros

Thu, Aug 14, 2014, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Tiffany Austin

Tiffany Austin Quintet

Thu, Aug 7, 2014, 12:30pm1:30pm

July 2014

Free
Photo of Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble

Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble

Thu, Jul 31, 2014, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of Dalia Marina

Dalia Marina

Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
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Ensohza & Kyle Abbott

Thu, Jul 17, 2014, 12:30pm1:30pm
Free
Photo of the Musical Art Quintet

Musical Art Quintet

Thu, Jul 10, 2014, 12:30pm1:30pm
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