Serious Low Brass

Thanks to the International Low Brass Trio for playing a fun set ranging from classical to pop last month at the Street Stage/SF Conservatory Pop-Up Concert for a Cause! We raised money for some great local causes and brought some life to the Civic Center district. Thanks also to SF Conservatory for co-hosting--we look forward bringing more great music to the streets in the future!

Pop-Up Concert Co-Hosted with the SF Conservatory of Music

Serving up tunes from the Renaissance to contemporary pop in arrangements that boost the low-end, the International Low Brass Trio will perform an outdoor concert on Street Stage this Saturday, September 28. Co-hosted by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the pop-up concert is part of the summer-long "Pop-Up Concerts for a Cause" series sponsored by Hear It Local. All donations for the event will benefit five San Francisco charities, including 5 Gyres, Woman Inc., Bread and Roses, City Youth Now, and LYRIC. Come support these great causes while enjoying some fantastic music outdoors!

When: Saturday, September 28, 6:45-7:45pm
Where: 50 Oak Street @ Van Ness, outside the SFCM main entrance
Donations: We'll be collecting donations at the show but you can also contribute online by clicking here.

International Low Brass Trio

International Low Brass Trio

Street Stage Featured in the San Francisco Chronicle!

Street Stage was featured front and center in the San Francisco Chronicle's Datebook section yesterday. We're grateful to the many people in San Francisco who have supported our project, to our collaborators (many of whom are quoted in the piece) who have helped bring Street Stage into the spotlight, and to the myriad performers who have brought art and music to their communities on the stage. 

To read the full article, click here!

Front and center in the Datebook section! San Francisco Chronicle, September 24, 2013.

Diviz Art Walk + New Liberation Community Garden

We were thrilled to be invited by Neighbors Developing Divisadero to participate in the Divisadero Art Walk on Thursday! Street Stage was set up in the New Liberation Community Garden and hosted performances by 10 local acts from a range of musical genres including reggae, jazz, folk, and pop. Performances also included belly dancing, story telling, acrobatics, and yoga! Thanks to all of the community members who came out to perform and socialize in the garden! 

We are excited to collaborate with NDDIVIZ in the coming months to redesign the New Liberation Community Garden and help further develop it into a community gathering space for the neighborhood!


Urban Prototyping Demo @ DesignCycle

Street Stage was recently featured at Mission Bicycle's urban prototyping demo, DesignCycle, and was followed up by a great talk by Rebar's Matthew Passmore. Thanks to Sin Nombre for an awesome performance that lit up 24th Street on a chilly San Francisco summer night!

Sin Nombre

Installation @ Mission Sunday Streets

Thousands of people strolled Valencia and 24th Streets through San Francisco's Mission District a couple weeks ago for the monthly Sunday Streets. Street Stage was there with some very talented performers, including local bands Caitlin Lacey and the Twin-Not-Twins, The New Thoreaus, and Santos Perdidos. 

PLUS (!!!) we debuted our latest Street Stage design. Lighter weight and more mobile, it's for the performers on the go!

Radio Broadcast: The Geography of Street Performance

Chloe Veltman, of KALW's weekly radio program VoiceBox, invited us to join her for a discussion about street performance along with Nick Jones of the Flat Broke Puppet Company and Paul Simpson, a lecturer in human geography at Keele University in the UK.

The conservation was wide-ranging and Chloe played some great clips from Nick and Paul's performances, as well as from the Street Stage Pop-Up last month. You can tune in...

...on the KALW website: (scroll down and click on the VoiceBox link to begin the player

...on the VoiceBox website:

...or on iTunes: