Independent music promoter Noise Pop announced the return of the 20th Street Block Party to the Mission District with a large music lineup headlined by alt-folk group Thao & The Get Down Stay Down and singer-songwriter Nick Waterhouse.
The free neighborhood celebration with two performances stages runs from noon to 6pm between Harrison and Bryant streets on Saturday, September 12. In addition to live music, there will be food and drink for purchase, plus art setup outside of the Noise Pop headquarters. The Ne Timeas Restaurant Group has curated an amazing lineup of some of the city’s best restaurants and dining spots. Entertainment and educational opportunities will also be available to culinary fans at a cooking demo stage. VIP tickets are available for $95, offering access to a private lounge, restrooms, free food and drinks, and special stage view areas.
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down will be making their first Bay Area performance since Noise Pop Festival earlier this year and it will be their last SF show until 2016. Nick Waterhouse will also taking the main stage on Saturday who has collaborated with artists like the Allah-Las and previously worked at Rooky Ricardo’s Records in the Lower Haight District. Beyond the two main music acts, rounding out the music on the main stage are teenage singer-songwriter and San Francisco native Andrew St. James and nonprofit music school San Francisco Rock Project, who once shared a stage with Ty Segall and tUnE-yArDs.
On the alternative Bandwagon stage, Noise Pop veterans Dominant Legs will play one of their first shows back as the indie pop group’s reemergence as a duo. Also performing will be a newly minted local band called Fine Points, who recently signed to Dine Alone Records and features members of psych rock outfit Sleepy Sun, as well as No Vacation, a musical project that recently grew out of a dorm room collaboration between University of San Francisco students Basil Saleh and Sabrina Mai.
“We live in one of the greatest neighborhoods in the Bay Area. We’re honored that we have the opportunity to celebrate this little enclave of the city for the third year in a row,” says Noise Pop GM Dawson Ludwig. Approximately 15,000 guests are expected to attend throughout the afternoon.
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Andrew St. James
SF Rock Project