Don’t try to pigeonhole Sonny Smith. He is a musician, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, illustrator, playwright and fiction writer. Now, since he started his own record label, Rocks in Your Head last fall, he can add discoverer of talent and promoter to the list his skills.
On Saturday, June 22, 2019, Upstar Records, a youth-run record label and project of Sunset Youth Services, released its ninth compilation album, “Sco Stories: This Ain’t the End” 10 years after producing its first record (“Hard to Ignore”) in 2009.
Presidio Picnic on July 21 features the Amor do Samba Group, a San Francisco-based samba dance and music ensemble dedicated to promoting Afro-Latin culture through the performing arts.
The annual twelve-day-only celebration of pianos in the park marks its fifth year at San Francisco Botanical Garden with a special anniversary edition, featuring more performances, special events and new opportunities for the public to play.
The annual outdoor music festival series at Sigmond Stern Grove begins on June 16 and will continue every Sunday for 10 weeks. This year marks the 82nd season of free concerts for San Francisco residents and visitors.
Sunset Music and Arts is a yearlong concert series of Incarnation Episcopal Church that features over 40 concerts along with travelogues and workshops/masterclasses.
Dozens of students from the orchestras of Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, Lowell High School and George Washington High School performed with the Sunset District’s Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet.
San Francisco native and acclaimed musician John Bischoff performed at the
Richmond Branch Library.
Richmond District native Kyle Shin is eagerly anticipating the release of his latest collection of songs in February. To the world outside of Shin’s neighborhood at 39th Avenue and Balboa Street, he is known as “Son of Paper.”
The Adventures in Music (AIM) program, which connects the San Francisco Symphony with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), started in 1988 with 17 schools. More than 200,000 enlightened students later, AIM is still going strong and celebrating 30 years of music education partnership.
Zion Lutheran Church is launching a concert series to support the organization
Interfaith Welcome Bay Area.
Thirteen members of the 1st Marine Division Band, in honor of
Fleet Week, performed at the Argonne Elementary School playground.
Live music at Neck of the Woods on Clement Street.
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