NightLife celebrates its fifth annual NightLife LIVE summer music series this July with four concerts in the West Garden, co-presented by Noise Pop and in partnership with Outside Lands Music Festival and Treasure Island Music Festival.
NightLife LIVE pairs emerging bands and musicians with cutting-edge visual artists in an immersive intersection of science, music, and art. The only museum in the world to combine an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, and living rainforest, live performances on an outdoor stage transform the Academy into one of San Francisco’s most unique live music venues in the heart of Golden Gate Park.
This year’s headliners include Com Truise, CLASSIXX (live), and Kevin Morby—with more to be announced soon! Plus, stellar supporting acts The Seshen, Caleborate, SUMif, and Tanukichan. In true NightLife style, SF’s top DJs will keep the party going throughout the museum, including rotating sets by Chulita Vinyl Club, B-Side Brujas, and Sweater Funk.
Artists and programming lineup subject to change.
2018 NightLife LIVE Dates: July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11
Music by Com Truise with The Seshen; DJ set by Chulita Vinyl Club
Presented by Noise Pop
NightLife LIVE kicks off on the Academy’s outdoor stage with an electro-charged set by synthwave star Com Truise. Bay Area-based six-piece The Seshen will open up the evening with a selection of future soul and synth-based R&B sounds. The national “all-girl all-vinyl” collective, Chulita Vinyl Club, keeps the party going inside the museum all night long.
Stay tuned for NightLife LIVE’s August headliner!
with Caleborate; DJ set by B-Side Brujas
In partnership with Outside Lands Music Festival
East Bay rapper Caleborate, named one of Complex’s Best New Musicians in 2016, kicks off the night with tracks from his highly-buzzed-about latest album, 1993. Oakland-based all-female vinyl club B-Side Brujas will bring all the vibes with old-school soul and funky R&B throwbacks throughout the night. Headliner announcement coming soon!
Music by CLASSIXX (live set) with SUMif; DJ set by Sweater Funk
Presented by Noise Pop
This week, get ready to get down to the inspired sounds of LA-based DJ duo CLASSIXX, whose ultra-inventive remixes and original uptempo tracks alike have earned them a cult following. SF electro-pop artist SUMif will get the party started with infectious, dance-inducing tracks from her 2018 release Pretty Cage. Around the museum, Sweater Funk DJs will keep the groove going with 80s funk and boogie.
Music by Kevin Morby with Tanukichan; DJ set by Chulita Vinyl Club
In partnership with Treasure Island Music Festival
Close out your San Francisco summer with the final NightLife LIVE performance of the year from folk-rock singer-songwriter Kevin Morby. He’ll bring guitar-soaked tracks from his latest album City Music, which Pitchfork lauded for its “elegant, dusky atmosphere.” Bay Area-based musician Hannah van Loon will bring her latest solo project Tanukichan to the stage in all its dream pop glory. The national “all-girl, all-vinyl” collective, Chulita Vinyl Club, keeps the party going inside the museum all night long.