Thu August 18 - Sun October 16, 2022

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2022

For over two decades, the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival has presented free outdoor music, theater, circus, dance, poetry, and children's programs with artists from the Bay Area and around the world. Yerba Buena Gardens is located between Mission Street and Howard Street and Third and Fourth Streets in downtown San Francisco. For more information, visit https://ybgfestival.org/ .

All events are free.

Free Performances from May 7 to October 29 in downtown San Francisco

Kick-Off Saturday, May 7 with Jesús Díaz y su Habana Afro-Cuban Ensamble

MAY
Jesús Díaz y su Habana Afro-Cuban Ensamble; Chulita Vinyl Club, May 7, 1-2:30pm
Poetic Tuesdays with MoAD, May 10, 12:30pm-1:30pm
New Voices Bay Area TIGQ Chorus, May 12, 12:30-1:30pm
Ismail Lumanovski & Inspector Gadje ft. Frank London, May 14, 1-3:00pm
Kitka Vocal Ensemble, May 19, 12:30-1:30pm
Carlitos Medrano & Sabor De Mi Cuba, May 19, 6-7:30pm
CAAMFest 40 Presents, May 21, 1-2:30pm
Tiffany Austin, May 26, 12:30-1:30pm
Gamelan Sekar Jaya: Sudamala, May 28, 1-2:30pm

JUNE
Mads Tolling Quartet, June 2, 12:30-1:30pm
Diana Gameros, June 4, 1-2:30pm
Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88s, June 9, 12:30-1:30pm
Alice Coltrane Tribute: Brooklyn Raga Massive ft. Reggie Workman, June 11, 1-2:30pm
Poetic Tuesdays with Litquake, June 14, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Rojai & The Pocket, June 16, 12:30-1:30pm
La Mixta Criolla, June 16, 6-7:30pm
Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu: I OLA!, June 18, 1-2:30pm
Native Contemporary Arts Festival, June 19, 12-3pm
Jenny Lind Concert, June 23, 12:30-1:30pm
Circus Bella's Flip * Flop * Fly, June 25, Noon and 2:15pm
Queer Taiko, June 30, 12:30-1:30pm

JULY
Eva Salina & Peter Stan, July 7, 12:30-1:30pm
SF Uke Jam: Summer UkeSplosion!, July 9, 1-3pm
Poetic Tuesdays with MoAD, July 12, 12:30pm-1:30pm
The Alaya Project, July 14, 12:30-1:30pm
San Francisco Mime Troupe, July 16, 2-4pm
Nomad Session, July 21, 12:30-1:30pm
Edgardo Cambón: Un tributo a los 70's, July 21, 6-7:30pm
YBG ChoreoFest, July 23 & 30, 1-3:00pm
María José Montijo, July 28, 12:30-1:30pm

AUGUST
Tom Rigney & Flambeau, August 4, 12:30-1:30pm
Paula West - Presented with AfroSolo Arts Festival, August 6, 1-2:30pm
Orchestra Gold, August 11, 12:30-1:30pm
Pistahan, August 13-14
Poetic Tuesdays with Litquake, August 9, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Romero Lubambo & Chico Pinheiro, August 18, 12:30-1:30pm
Javier Navarette's Socially Distant Friends, August 18, 6-7:30pm
Lalin St. Juste, August 25, 12:30-1:30pm

SEPTEMBER
Marcus Shelby Orchestra: Blues in the City, September 3, 1-2:30pm
Cascada de Flores, September 8, 12:30-1:30pm
Joti Singh: Ghadar Geet, September 10, 1-2:30pm
Poetic Tuesdays with MoAD, September 13, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Fito Reinoso y su Ritmo y Armonía, September 15, 6-7:30pm
Ahkeel Mestayer Quintet, September 29, 12:30-1:30pm

OCTOBER
Alleluia Panis: Nursing These Wounds, October 1, 1-2:30pm
Yerba Buena Night, October 8, 6-10pm
Indigenous Peoples' Day, October 10, 12-4pm
Poetic Tuesdays with Litquake, October 11, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Litquake Festival, October 15 & 16, 12:00pm-5:00pm

Children's Garden Series
Yerba Buena Children's Garden is located at Howard & Fourth Streets.
Two performances - 11:00am-11:30am and 12:15pm-12:45pm.

Chelle! & Friends, Friday, June 3
Tito Ramon's Pop-Up Puppet Show, Friday, June 10
RhythmALLogy, Friday, June 17
René y Familia, Friday, June 24
Ka-Hon, Friday, July 1
Coventry & Kaluza, Friday, July 8
Calvin Kai Ku, Friday, July 15
Unique Derique, Friday, July 22
Circus of Smiles, Friday, July 29
Red Panda Acrobats, Friday, August 5
Caterpillar Puppets, Friday, August 12
22nd Annual Halloween Hoopla on October 29, Noon-3:00pm

Media Sponsors
BART, FuncheapSF, SF Arts Monthly, 48 Hills, Fusicology, SF Station, KPFA, KXSF, KPOO, Red Curtain Addict, International Salsa Magazine, LocalGetaways.com, Ronnie's Awesome List.

Acknowledgements: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival is made possible through the generosity of the City and County of San Francisco; Yerba Buena Gardens Conservancy; National Endowment for the Arts; William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Association of Performing Arts Professionals ArtsForward, Yerba Buena Community Benefit District; Walter & Elise Haas Fund; San Francisco Arts Commission; The Bernard Osher Foundation; Kenneth Rainin Foundation; Fleishhacker Foundation; California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities; Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation; John & Marcia Goldman Foundation; Zellerbach Family Foundation; Metreon; WESTAF; Flow Fund; and Generous Individuals who support admission-free performing arts in public spaces.
For over two decades, the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival has presented free outdoor music, theater, circus, dance, poetry, and children's programs with artists from the Bay Area and around the world. Yerba Buena Gardens is located between Mission Street and Howard Street and Third and Fourth Streets in downtown San Francisco. For more information, visit https://ybgfestival.org/ .

All events are free.

Free Performances from May 7 to October 29 in downtown San Francisco

Kick-Off Saturday, May 7 with Jesús Díaz y su Habana Afro-Cuban Ensamble

MAY
Jesús Díaz y su Habana Afro-Cuban Ensamble; Chulita Vinyl Club, May 7, 1-2:30pm
Poetic Tuesdays with MoAD, May 10, 12:30pm-1:30pm
New Voices Bay Area TIGQ Chorus, May 12, 12:30-1:30pm
Ismail Lumanovski & Inspector Gadje ft. Frank London, May 14, 1-3:00pm
Kitka Vocal Ensemble, May 19, 12:30-1:30pm
Carlitos Medrano & Sabor De Mi Cuba, May 19, 6-7:30pm
CAAMFest 40 Presents, May 21, 1-2:30pm
Tiffany Austin, May 26, 12:30-1:30pm
Gamelan Sekar Jaya: Sudamala, May 28, 1-2:30pm

JUNE
Mads Tolling Quartet, June 2, 12:30-1:30pm
Diana Gameros, June 4, 1-2:30pm
Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88s, June 9, 12:30-1:30pm
Alice Coltrane Tribute: Brooklyn Raga Massive ft. Reggie Workman, June 11, 1-2:30pm
Poetic Tuesdays with Litquake, June 14, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Rojai & The Pocket, June 16, 12:30-1:30pm
La Mixta Criolla, June 16, 6-7:30pm
Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu: I OLA!, June 18, 1-2:30pm
Native Contemporary Arts Festival, June 19, 12-3pm
Jenny Lind Concert, June 23, 12:30-1:30pm
Circus Bella's Flip * Flop * Fly, June 25, Noon and 2:15pm
Queer Taiko, June 30, 12:30-1:30pm

JULY
Eva Salina & Peter Stan, July 7, 12:30-1:30pm
SF Uke Jam: Summer UkeSplosion!, July 9, 1-3pm
Poetic Tuesdays with MoAD, July 12, 12:30pm-1:30pm
The Alaya Project, July 14, 12:30-1:30pm
San Francisco Mime Troupe, July 16, 2-4pm
Nomad Session, July 21, 12:30-1:30pm
Edgardo Cambón: Un tributo a los 70's, July 21, 6-7:30pm
YBG ChoreoFest, July 23 & 30, 1-3:00pm
María José Montijo, July 28, 12:30-1:30pm

AUGUST
Tom Rigney & Flambeau, August 4, 12:30-1:30pm
Paula West - Presented with AfroSolo Arts Festival, August 6, 1-2:30pm
Orchestra Gold, August 11, 12:30-1:30pm
Pistahan, August 13-14
Poetic Tuesdays with Litquake, August 9, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Romero Lubambo & Chico Pinheiro, August 18, 12:30-1:30pm
Javier Navarette's Socially Distant Friends, August 18, 6-7:30pm
Lalin St. Juste, August 25, 12:30-1:30pm

SEPTEMBER
Marcus Shelby Orchestra: Blues in the City, September 3, 1-2:30pm
Cascada de Flores, September 8, 12:30-1:30pm
Joti Singh: Ghadar Geet, September 10, 1-2:30pm
Poetic Tuesdays with MoAD, September 13, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Fito Reinoso y su Ritmo y Armonía, September 15, 6-7:30pm
Ahkeel Mestayer Quintet, September 29, 12:30-1:30pm

OCTOBER
Alleluia Panis: Nursing These Wounds, October 1, 1-2:30pm
Yerba Buena Night, October 8, 6-10pm
Indigenous Peoples' Day, October 10, 12-4pm
Poetic Tuesdays with Litquake, October 11, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Litquake Festival, October 15 & 16, 12:00pm-5:00pm

Children's Garden Series
Yerba Buena Children's Garden is located at Howard & Fourth Streets.
Two performances - 11:00am-11:30am and 12:15pm-12:45pm.

Chelle! & Friends, Friday, June 3
Tito Ramon's Pop-Up Puppet Show, Friday, June 10
RhythmALLogy, Friday, June 17
René y Familia, Friday, June 24
Ka-Hon, Friday, July 1
Coventry & Kaluza, Friday, July 8
Calvin Kai Ku, Friday, July 15
Unique Derique, Friday, July 22
Circus of Smiles, Friday, July 29
Red Panda Acrobats, Friday, August 5
Caterpillar Puppets, Friday, August 12
22nd Annual Halloween Hoopla on October 29, Noon-3:00pm

Media Sponsors
BART, FuncheapSF, SF Arts Monthly, 48 Hills, Fusicology, SF Station, KPFA, KXSF, KPOO, Red Curtain Addict, International Salsa Magazine, LocalGetaways.com, Ronnie's Awesome List.

Acknowledgements: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival is made possible through the generosity of the City and County of San Francisco; Yerba Buena Gardens Conservancy; National Endowment for the Arts; William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Association of Performing Arts Professionals ArtsForward, Yerba Buena Community Benefit District; Walter & Elise Haas Fund; San Francisco Arts Commission; The Bernard Osher Foundation; Kenneth Rainin Foundation; Fleishhacker Foundation; California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities; Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation; John & Marcia Goldman Foundation; Zellerbach Family Foundation; Metreon; WESTAF; Flow Fund; and Generous Individuals who support admission-free performing arts in public spaces.
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