Join us November 10th, 2019 as we block off Fern Alley (behind 1353 Bush St.) to celebrate the groundbreaking of Music City Hit Factory!
This is a FREE outdoor community event - Co-Presented by Lower Polk Community Benefit District - LPCBD - with Music City Bands, Local Food, Drink and Wears in the heart of Polk Gulch. Find more information about our amazing performers and neighborhood entities below! *No ticket necessary for entry!*
MUSIC CITY HIT FACTORY (https://musiccityhitfactory.org/
GROUNDBREAKING BLOCK PARTY
/ MUSIC CITY HIT FACTORY BANDS
Mint - https://mintreed.bandcamp.com/
The Fluorescents - https://thefluorescent.bandcamp.com/
Rudy Colombini Band - https://musiccityhitfactory.org/rudycolombini/
Thank You Come Again - https://thankyoucomeagain.bandcamp.com/
The Fixins - https://thefixins.bandcamp.com/
Singers w/ Larkin Street Youth Services - https://larkinstreetyouth.org/
Larkin Street Youth Services - https://larkinstreetyouth.org/
Coalition on Homelessness - https://www.cohsf.org/
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area - https://www.bbbsba.org/
Blanket The Homeless - https://blanketthehomeless.org/
STOP THE SWEEPS - https://www.cohsf.org/
STOLEN BELONGING PROJECT - https://www.stolenbelonging.org/
Lers Ros - http://lersros.com/
El Lopo - https://elloposf.com/
Contraband Coffee Bar - http://www.contrabandcoffeebar.com/
Fleet Wood SF - fleetwoodsf.com
Special Thank You to Lower Polk Community Benefit District - LPCBD for the support and assistance planning this event!
Sun. Nov. 10th | 1pm - 7pm
99 Fern Alley (off Polk, between Bush & Sutter)| FREE *Food & Beverages available to purchase
More Info on our Partners:
Mint: Formed in Aliso Viejo in 2014, Mint made the move to San Francisco two years ago, shortly after the release of their EP "Haunt Your Days". Moving from one music scene to another can be a daunting task for any musical act, but Mint has found their footing in San Francisco. Since moving, they have found a consistent rotation of shows in the area, including the Noise Pop 20th Street Block Party and a Music City showcase at Hemlock Tavern in July 2018. We were fortunate to find these "Surfy Rocky Reverby Garagy Rock"-ers rehearsing in our studios, and are excited to watch their continued growth.
The Fluorescents: From the deep depths of an obscure Craigslist post in 2017, the luminous group called The Fluorescents was formed. Hailing from all parts of the United States and Kingdom, and brought together by a love of Courtney Barnett, The Beatles, Mac DeMarco, and Twin Peaks, they've assembled a lineup made up of mostly indie, sometimes garage-y, less-so-folky songs. The guys (vocalist/guitarist Jared Rosen, drummer James Clubbe, bassist Spencer Riewerts and guitarist/vocalist Stef Montali) are here to play some tunes and hope to see you soon.
Rudy Colombini Band: Music City Founder, Rudy Colombini, was born and raised in the North Beach area of the rich cultural mix of San Francisco. This artistic center spawned the poetry, novels, and jazz of the Beat Generation and has been a breeding ground for bands in the vanguard of all styles of music for decades. His career has been diverse and eclectic. He has realized Top 40 Triple A Radio success with the band I Am and the Colombini penned tracks, Under The Impression and She's Invincible.
2012 saw Rudy return to the recording studio and now we have the release of a remarkable EP, The Perfect Gift, and it's perfectly timed offering for Triple-A Radio, Summertime. Rolling Stone photographer Robert Altman, who is familiar with the scope of Colombini's work, says of Summertime, "That's beautiful music... I think I like it best of all". "I have to be true to myself, who I am, and where I've been," says Rudy. "The music I make is the product of the music I love and the things in life that I think are important. I've been lucky, and my plan is to make music for the rest of my life".
Thank You Come Again: A four-piece rock/grunge band that infuses melodic vocals with murderous guitar riffs. While songwriters Danny Lomeli and Izzie Clark come from very different sonic backgrounds, they come together to create a sound they hope no one has heard before. The band began in October 2018, and since then they've played numerous shows around California, released a four-song EP, and currently have big plans for a full-length album and tour.
The Fixins: The Fixins are a Bay Area-based Americana jam band that plays an original and eclectic mix of folk, funk, roots, and blues music. Their unique sound blends heartfelt and substantive songwriting with funky, boot-stompin' party grooves. The Fixins large arsenal of well-crafted original songs relies heavily on dynamics, poetic lyricism, and beautifully layered instrumentation.
Singers w/ Larkin Street Youth Services:
Yung Figga & Law - Hector AKA Yung Figga was born in El Salvador. He does not label himself to be one type of genre as he has been influenced by many different artists around the world. One of his biggest influences is Tupac Shakur. Hector believes that music can impact lives by having a positive message in a song, that it can create unity, uplift souls by connecting to the people's struggles. His recent track Ready to Rumble has been featured on Upstar Records album "Sco Stories." He recently performed Ready to Rumble at the MakeOut Room in the Mission District of San Francisco. Yung Figga has performed at the Tenderloin Museum, and this will be his first Performing Arts Night.
Meek Dinero - Meek Dinero is a born and raised Bay Area native who has been making music since 2017. Meek writes about her life, the past or current, she also writes about what she wants for her life and her family's future. A lot of her inspiration comes from her older brother, who is currently in a music group also in the Bay Area. Meek Dinero will be performing at the Complex in Oakland on October 6th. Meek Dinero has two songs coming out Fall 2019. Follow Meek Dinero @QuigFamMeek
Charlos Stewart - Charlos Stewart, is an entertainer/entrepreneur from Oakland, CA. His belief in unity and self-worth has empowered many people on the West Coast. He has performed along the West Coast with other artists. At 18 years old, Jiseppe recorded his first studio song with producer and DJ, DJ Jppro. At 19, he moved to Los Angeles, CA and became a background actor for the Netflix original, "Dear white People." Jiseppe moved back to the Bay Area and continued performing and acting. In late 2020, Charlos is launching a new clothing line promoting non-violence that originated from his relation to Buddhism.
Lers Ros: Lers Ros is an upscale restaurant dedicated to serving authentic, unique and fresh Thai dishes, premium beverages and wines. Our food serving fits nicely with the demand for international, exotic and healthy cuisine. Lers Ros was named by Tom Narupon Silargorn, owner and chef, and is derived from Sanskrit - the former form of the Thai language. These two words are ancient and formal "Lers" equates to "excellent" and "Ros" to "the taste of the food". Hence, "Lers Ros" mean "excellent taste of the food": http://lersros.com/
El Lopo: El Lopo is a humble neighborhood bar from an alternate world in which California remained a territory of Spain. We apply Spanish flavors and style to familiar American ingredients and beverages while embracing California's slow food values. We specialize in sherry, vermouth, cider, and wine from both of our motherlands: https://elloposf.com/
Contraband Coffee is a bay area roaster specializing in bringing deliciously prepared coffee with that nor cal vibe.
LOCAL WEARS -
Fleet Wood: Fleet Wood Bio - Fleet Wood is a print shop, art gallery, and retail boutique located in the Tenderloin. Their print shop features a line of casual, clever apparel and accessories where less is more--Simplicity doesn't have to mean boring. They also offer custom screen printing services for your business or special event. Everything is hand screen printed right here in San Francisco, and their friendly staff holds personalized customer service at its highest standard. http://shop.nicoink.com/