Octavia Streets Festival
San Francisco has a rich history in the world of jazz. The rise of Jazz led to clubs being opened in the 40’s and 50’s. Fast forward to 1983, when the first San Francisco Jazz Festival premiered. Since it’s inception, the festival has prided itself in exploring all facets and sub-cultures of Jazz. The festival runs from June 6th to June 18th. It boasts 43 concerts, 13 days, and 5 venues all within the Hayes Valley. This years venues include the Joe Henderson Lab, the Miner Auditorium, the Herbst Theatre, Davies Symphony Hall, with a Kick-off Party at the Corner of Hayes and Octavia Streets. Ticket prices vary for the different concerts on offer. If you can see all 43 concerts, by all means do so. For those of you on a limited budget or with limited time, we’re here to suggest some acts that are poised to tear down the house.