Stern Grove Festival announces 71st season

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Once again, Stern Grove presents an excitinglineup of free summer concerts. This year’s performances begin June 15 and continue through Aug. 17.

Shows are at 2 p.m. every Sunday at Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco. For details, visit www.sterngrove.org.

Here’s the full lineup:

June 15 — Blues icon Booker T. Jones and “The Great Lady of Soul” Bettye Lavette

June 22 — Nigerian Afrobeat star Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 with club favorite Sila and the Afrofunk Experience

June 29 — San Francisco Symphony conducted by James Gaffigan

July 6 — New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint and the next generation sound of Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

July 13 — French-Algerian rock-rebel Rachid Taha and Arabic grooves with MC Rai

July 20 — Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, featuring Pharoah Sanders

July 27 — Voices of Latin Rock, with members of Santana and Malo; and Sambadá

Aug. 3 — Electro-tango group Bajofondo and New York Latin electronica group Si*Sé

Aug. 10 — One Hawai’i, featuring Na Leo, Ernie Cruz, Kaukahi, One Right Turn

Aug. 17 — San Francisco Opera

Special programs are scheduled for children ages 4-13, running from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Kids Days with San Francisco Taiko Dojo are June 24-26; with Cheryl Burke Dance and San Francisco Ballet Center for Dance Education, July 15-17; and with Halau ‘o Keikiali’iare, Aug. 5-7. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call (415) 252-6252 or register online at www.sterngrove.org.

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