The Leonard Cohen Festival is Coming to San Francisco!

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The SF Leonard Cohen Festival is a multi-event 3 day celebration of the poetry, literature, and music of the late singer, songwriter, author, and poet. Many of you probably know that I’m a HUGE Leonard Cohen fan, so I am extremely excited not just for this festival, but for the fact that I get to perform in it!

Get your tickets right here.

Here’s a little about each night and who is performing:

Night 1 – Cafe du Nord

Readings and recitations from Leonard’s body of work, as well as a few musical interludes.

This show is partially seated, 21+. Seating is first-come, first-served. Doors 7pm – Show 8pm.

Bobby Coleman
Agneta Falk Hirschman
Jack Hirschman
Kim Shuck
Peter Dale Scott
Silvi Alcivar
Soheyl Dahi
Charith Premawardhana
Tongo Eisen-Martin
Stuart Schuffman aka Broke-Ass Stuart
John Avalos
Daryl Henline
Elaine Ryan
Peter Whitehead
Karlyn DeSteno
Smitty and Julija
José Lobo

Get tix to this night right here.

Night 2 – Swedish American Hall

Three bands pay tribute to the music of Leonard Cohen, culminating with the wild, soulful dance music of klezmer powerhouse, Kugelplex.

This show is fully seated, 21+. Doors 7pm – Show 8pm

Ali & The Thieves (Leonard Cohen Koans)
Conspiracy of Beards

Get tix to this night right here.

Night 3 – Swedish American Hall

16 artists/bands pay tribute to the lyrical and musical palette Leonard Cohen created.

This show is partially seated, 21+. Seating is first-come, first-served. Doors 7pm – Show 8pm

Bob Reed w/Paula Frazer, Meryl Press, Patrick Main
Cello Joe
Conspiracy of Beards
Dona Francisca
Gabby La La & Lila Nelson
Graham Patzner
Heather Normandale
Honey of the Heart
Jealous Zelig
Little Arcs
Madeline Tasquin & Sarabande
Quinn DeVeaux
We Are The West
Wolf & Crow

Get tix to this night right here.

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle, "an SF cult hero":SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.