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Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens

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Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts.
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
(415) 543-1718 ybgfestival.org

The Esplanade in the Yerba Buena Gardens is a lush and grassy 5.5 acre expanse complete with evergreen and deciduous trees, seasonal flora and cascading waterfalls. Located within the Esplanade are the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Waterfall, the Stone Stage, the Butterfly Garden, and the Reflection Pond.

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August 2019

Photo of Fabiana Cozza

Brazil in the Gardens featuring Fabiana Cozza

Aug 18, 1:00pm2:30pm
Photo of musician Rob Reich playing the accordion

Rob Reich Swings Left

Aug 22, 12:00pm1:30pm

September 2019

Close-up photo of a young woman wearing a blue kimono standing with hands in a dance pose. Photo by Mark Shigenaga.

American Bon Dancing

Sep 1, 1:00pm3:00pm
Photo of AXIS Dance Company dancer DeMarco Sleeper, Lani Dickinson, Yuko Monden Juma, AJ Guevara, Janpi Star. Photo by David DeSilva.

AXIS Dance Company

Sep 5, 12:30pm1:30pm
Photo of singer Diana Gameros holding a microphone and Francisco Herrera playing the acoustic guitar while surrounded by a street crowd. Photo by Marc Hors.

Our Children Are Sacred

Sep 7, 1:00pm3:00pm
Illustration of woman speaking and snapping her fingers, Litquake

Poetic Tuesday

Sep 10, 12:30pm1:30pm
Photo of the music group Tumbledown House, by Kala Minko

Tumbledown House

Sep 12, 12:30pm1:30pm
Photo of large group of musicians on stage for Brass, Bows and Beats

Brass, Bows and Beats Hip-Hop Symphony

Sep 14, 1:00pm2:30pm
Photo of The Anita Lofton Project

The Anita Lofton Project

Sep 19, 12:30pm1:30pm
Photo of klezmer music group Kugelplex, with band members standing lined up holding their instruments in front of a worn industrial door

Kugelplex w/ Faisal Zedan & the Ajyal Drum Ensemble

Sep 21, 1:00pm2:30pm
Photo of musician Kev Choice sitting in front of an upright piano.

Kev Choice Ensemble

Sep 26, 12:30pm1:30pm
Photo of music group La Misa Negra, by Andrew Zhou

La Misa Negra

Sep 28, 1:00pm2:30pm

October 2019

photo of CMC older adult choirs

Community Music Center Older Adult Choirs

Oct 3, 12:30pm1:30pm
Bright neon and black digital sketch of musicians and dancers on a stage, by Jeremy Sutton

Los Tangueros del Oeste

Oct 10, 12:30pm1:30pm
Photo of a crowd of people outdoors standing in concentric circles while holding hands.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Oct 14, 12:00pm3:30pm
Illustration of woman speaking and snapping her fingers, Litquake

Poetic Tuesday

Oct 15, 12:30pm1:30pm
photo of Carlitos Medrano

Carlitos Medrano & Sabor De Mi Cuba

Oct 17, 6:00pm7:30pm
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