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The 9 Best Pianos In Golden Gate Park

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The Pianos are back in the San Francisco Botanical Garden July 7th – 18th 2016:  Schedule Here


There is magic everywhere my friends, and for the next couple weeks you will be able to hear it in the park.  Artists Mauro Ffortisimo and Dean Mermell have placed pianos all over the Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park again after the runaway success of last year’s 75th Anniversary celebrations.

From a music teacher playing ragtime, to a pro playing rock interpretations, to a friend playing Mozart, if you’ve got love for nature and music, you won’t find a happier marriage than this.  The theme this year is “Flower Piano”.

AHEM, now enough with the sentimental stuff.  We hit the park last year during this magic time, and found THE HOTTEST 9 pianos around, we got the scoop on which spots are still hot and which spots are soooo last year.  Here are the pianos you can’t miss this year!

9. Great Meadow

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This Ivers & Pond Antique was trending HARD last weekend

8.  California Native

California Native

This standard upright was cool on Saturday but as you can see the hipsters have now taken over

7. Australia

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This grand piano in the Australian outback is rising up the charts fast

6.Redwood Grove

Redwood Grove

This hidden gem in the redwoods used to be our #1 but as you can see its been taken over by hardcore scenesters. Lines of 2-5 minutes wrap around the bramble pushes, its OUT OF CONTROL

5. Mediterranean Garden

Meditereanean garden

The Dr. Seuss style trees at this location really set it off, this place is totally fab for afternoon cocktails and bird calling

4.  Garden of Fragrance


2 minutes later a full on piano fight erupted

3. Zellerbach Garden

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Just Grand

2.  Rhododendron Garden

rhododendran garden

This is where you try to say ‘rhododendron’ 5 times fast

1.  Moon Viewing Garden

The NUMBER ONE hot spot in all of San Francisco Golden Gate Park this week…

Moon Viewing 2

Hovering above hundreds of gallons of fresh water with a full view of the moon from 9pm-5am this Japanese inspired location is talk the of town and the hottest thing in piano right now

This art project does have a weekend schedule, there are pros and amateurs poised to play.  Check it out on the Sunset Piano website.  Ends July 20th…

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