November 29, 2023


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Leaked lineup for SF’s Stern Grove was an incident, Muni claims

Hottest, April 25, 4:57 p.m. A sequence of bus ads revealing the lineup for Stern Grove’s free summertime live performance collection turned out to be unveiled to the community before than anticipated, Stephen Chun, a spokesperson for Muni, told SFGATE on Monday afternoon.

When travellers spotted the indicators all through their commute around the weekend, just times before the slate of musicians was anticipated to be introduced, it wasn’t obvious if they were being an accident or if they were being just element of a clever advertising campaign. 

“We appear ahead just about every calendar year to doing work with the Stern Grove Festival, in particular this year getting the 1st in-person party since the pandemic,” Chun reported in an email. “Regrettably, the lineup announcement was posted on our Muni buses earlier than was scheduled. We are seeking into the scenario and thank the Stern Grove Pageant and its scheduled artists for their persistence and knowing.”

Chun mentioned that in “a immediate response energy, most of the adverts have been pulled from the vehicles.” Muni is even now on the lookout into which strains have been included. 

Trey Hicks, a spokesperson for Stern Grove, acknowledged the blunder by sharing a tongue-in-cheek remark tweeted by the festival on Saturday afternoon: “Floods and leaks apart, factors are going swimmingly about listed here,” it read through. 

Hicks did not validate the checklist of artists, but claimed the formal lineup would be exposed by the festival “as prepared” on Might 3 at 10 a.m. 

April 24, 10:50 a.m. Just a several months following asserting it would return for its 85th year, San Francisco’s storied Stern Grove festival dropped its lineup in an unanticipated structure that amazed some new music enthusiasts through their early morning commute.  

Muni passengers were being amid the to start with to see the list of bands slated for the cost-free out of doors concert sequence on bus adverts noticed Friday afternoon. Rapper Also $hort and Oakland funk band Tower of Energy are anticipated to kick issues off on June 12 — a reduction to people who had hoped to see the Bay Space icons shut out previous year’s festival. The roster proceeds with chillwave favorites Toro y Moi and Hi Yello, alt-rock legend Liz Phair and Madi Diaz, adopted by the late aughts indie staple the Chilly War Young children and San Francisco-centered Geographer.

Also rounding out the pageant afterwards in July will be folk band Outdated Crow Medicine Exhibit and Molly Tuttle, extremely influential singer-songwriter Cat Energy and Oakland’s Spellling, as properly as place-pop artist LeAnn Rimes and Amythyst Kiah. The San Francisco Symphony is envisioned to return on July 31, followed by Taj Mahal and Monophonics, when Phil Lesh & Friends and Midnight North will wrap up the sequence with an annual Big Picnic fundraiser on August 14. 

Word of the Stern Grove lineup announcement traveled swiftly as shots of the bus ad were shared on Twitter and garnered hundreds of upvotes on the San Francisco subreddit, with some customers proclaiming it was a “better lineup [than] Outdoors Lands.”

Stern Grove pageant organizers declared their extremely predicted return previously this month. Final August, the out of doors amphitheater surrounded by a lush backdrop of eucalyptus and redwood trees was flooded with 700,000 gallons of water thanks to a ruptured major water break, shutting down the previous demonstrate and closing the Sunset District grove to the public for the foreseeable long run.  

“Although the Grove expert substantial destruction last tumble because of to a important drinking water main rupture and while all renovations are not however complete, the site has now been accepted for in-man or woman audiences once more this summertime,” study a press release from the competition. SFGATE achieved out to spokespeople for Stern Grove and SFMTA for far more specifics surrounding the pageant announcement but did not listen to back by time of publication.

Admission is continue to totally free, and as in several years previous, attendees can stop by Stern Grove’s website 12 days in advance of each demonstrate to make a reservation on a 1st come, initially served foundation. 

But even additional surprises could be in retail outlet. 

“Floods and leaks aside, points are heading swimmingly around below,” read a tweet shared by the competition on Saturday afternoon. “Stay tuned for our total formal lineup announcement Could 3!”