Held outdoors on Thursday afternoons, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival’s Thursday Lunchtime Concerts are the perfect mid-week refresher.
From May to October, the Thursday Lunchtime series features artists carving out their own niches in the world of music and dance. While international and touring artists perform in the Lunchtime Series, many homegrown Bay Area artists view Yerba Buena Gardens as the perfect venue for new works. These fantastic performers are exploring new depths in jazz, blues, soul, classical, world, swing, salsa, modern dance and more!
Always free, fresh and outdoors, Thursday Lunchtime programs are a great way to reinvigorate the day. Downtown office workers, neighborhood groups, students and even out-of-towners needing a break from the city’s hustle and bustle come down to the Gardens with lunch in hand. Then, stroll through Yerba Buena Gardens for a jolt of fresh air, art and inspiration.
Past Thursday Lunchtime artists include:
- Community Music Center for Older Adult Choirs
- Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco
- LINES Dance Center
- The Jenny Lind Concert from Sweden
What people are saying about the Thursday Lunchtime Series…
- I loved it! Such a beautiful way to spend the day – outdoors in the community with live music. So healing.
- Great opportunity to hear international talent.
- This series is part of what makes San Francisco great!
Check out all of the incredible artists performing at upcoming Thursday Lunchtime Concerts listed below.
Mark your calendars and make your Thursdays FREE, OUTDOORS and FRESH!
What to expect at Yerba Buena Gardens Festival…
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival occurs each year from May through October in Downtown San Francisco. As always, these excellent performances are FREE, outdoors, and ADA-accessible to be enjoyed by all. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival features open-air lawn seating. Please be dressed for San Francisco weather – chair seating is limited, but picnics and low-lawn chairs are welcome. For Park Rules and Regulations, please refer to Yerba Buena Gardens Management’s website.
Thursday Lunchtime Concerts performances begin promptly at 12:30pm (unless noted otherwise), so plan ahead and arrive early! Performances are approximately 60 minutes long, at Yerba Buena Gardens on Mission Street between Third and Fourth Streets, San Francisco. Yerba Buena Gardens is conveniently located near Montgomery & Powell BART stations, and several MUNI lines. See detailed information on the Visitor Map.
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