A new financial report about Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is music to city officials’ ears, but some neighbors of Golden Gate Park still aren’t singing the praises of large concerts in the open space. Read More
Schools across San Francisco are strapped for cash, so for those around Golden Gate Park, this month’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival was a big opportunity. Over the festival weekend, Parent Teacher Associations manned the schools’ parking lots, charging concertgoers up to $25 to park.But some PTA volunteers were surprised when inspectors from the Treasurer and Tax Collector’s Office showed up during the weekend and demanded that they collect a 25 percent tax on parking. Read More
Two days of vastly different music blared from the middle of San Francisco Bay over the weekend, as The City’s “other” big festival delighted the sun-soaked crowds — even if getting to and from the venue proved a bit of a challenge.
For more pictures from the Treasure Island Music Festival, click on the photo to the right. Read More
Let’s thank San Francisco Recreation and Park Department for another three days of noise, garbage, traffic and parking problems. When are they going to learn that Golden Gate Park is not the place for holding events such as the Outside Lands “festival”? And now I find out that Hardly Strictly Bluegrass will be three days this year, too. Read More
The Arcade Fire, John Fogerty and the Decemberists were among the highlights of day three at the Outside Lands music festival, which generally was as successful and well-attended as days one and two.
Click on the photo at right to see our images from Sunday's acts.
John Fogerty played a crowd-pleasing assortment of songs from throughout his career, ending with the Creedence Clearwater Revival classics "Fortunate Son" and "Proud Mary." Read More
Tens of thousands concert goers made their way to Golden Gate Park for the fourth installment of Outside Lands, but not all made it home.
According to the San Francisco Police, nearly a dozen people were arrested Sunday for drunk and disorderly conduct. Read More
Living in a city visited by an endless stream of musical acts, San Franciscans set a high standard for music festivals. This year’s Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park delivered, raising the bar both musically and in other ways.
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Music lovers are converging on Golden Gate Park today for the fourth annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival.Three-day and single-day tickets are still available at the gate for the festival, which features bands including Phish, Muse, Arcade Fire, The Shins, Erykah Badu, John Fogerty, The Roots and The Decemberists. Bands will be performing at the Polo Fields, Speedway Meadow and Lindley Meadow. Read More
Jason McHugh, a Southern California music fan returning from North Carolina for this weekend’s Outside Lands music festival, didn’t plan far enough ahead to pack an extra layer of clothing. Read More
England’s rock magazine New Musical Express has already featured them on its cover several times and hailed their emergence as “the return of the great British guitar band.” The Vaccines are easily the most invigorating new outfit around, and their kinetic debut “What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?” is the best record of the year to date. Read More