San Francisco is once again hitting the high notes as its music scene experiences a much-anticipated revival with the launch of the Summer of Music concert series starting June 17th, 2-5pm. A collaboration between Noise Pop, the city’s renowned music promoter, and Civic Joy Fund, a newly-formed nonprofit organization, this massive citywide event aims to drive economic activity, support local businesses, and provide paid performance opportunities for talented Bay Area musicians and performers.
When two wonderful SF institutions get together to throw a block party your ears should perk up. KQED has teamed up with Noise Pop and is blocking off the streets in front of its storied SF headquarters for an all-day, live music-infused, street festival with delicious local food vendors, legendary Bay Area talent, and of course, your favorite KQED journalists and personalities.
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From its inception in 1993, Noise Pop has championed independent musicians of all stripes. The annual Noise Pop Music and Arts Festival, once a single night at The Independent (then The Kennel Club), has since become a Bay Area mainstay, featuring an eclectic variety of established and up-and-coming artists. Previous headliners include well-known names
Noise Pop Festival 2020, the Bay Area’s premiere week-long indie music and arts festival has recently announced the fourth wave of music acts! Along with Raphael Saadiq, Maya Jane Coles, Best Coast, and Duster, new lineup additions include a critically-acclaimed chillwave artist Washed Out; Grammy Award-nominated emcee Bas, and a
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