Gathering of the Tribes: The Second Renaissance is our second music and art festival created to bring the local music and art community together from the San Francisco and Oakland psychedelic movement. One thing that sets this festival apart from other West Coast music festivals is that Gathering of Tribes gives new, up and coming local bands an opportunity to showcase their music, in addition to sharing the stage with established acts from the Bay Area and the West Coast. Every year, Gathering of the Tribes invites local visual artists to showcase their work for bands, which has been a long tradition since the days of the Red Dog Saloon, The Matrix and Avalon Ballroom. Additionally, independent merchants come together as a single marketplace to sell their goods.
This year, The Midway and Pow Magazine are joining forces with The San Francisco Great Society to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, bringing bands from 1967 and 2017 together to celebrate our musical heritage that started in the San Francisco Bay Area 50 years ago. The Tribe is coming back on August 19 and 20.