Kool & the Gang kick off Stern Grove’s 80th season of free concerts

Stern Grove Festival has announced its upcoming 80th season of outdoor summer concerts. All performances are free and start at 2 p.m. at Sigmund Stern Grove park, located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, in The City.

Here’s the full lineup:

June 25: Kool & the Gang, Quinn DeVeaux
July 2: Fantastic Negrito, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers
July 9: San Francisco Symphony
July 16: Eric Burdon and The Animals, The Stone Foxes
July 23: Los Ángeles Azules with Jay de La Cueva and Ximena Sariñana, Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco
July 30: San Francisco Ballet
Aug. 6: Amadou & Mariam, Ibibio Sound Machine
Aug. 13: War, Malo
Aug. 20: Brazilian Girls, Moon Hooch
Aug. 27: Mavis Staples, Kev Choice Ensemble

Opening day also features the Big Picnic benefit, a preconcert party at 11:30 a.m. Tickets for the bash begin at $325.
For details, call (415) 252-6252 or visit www.sterngrove.org.

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