Sunday Golden Gate Park Band Concerts
The Golden Gate Park Band, known locally as the GGPB, has been performing for Bay Area residents and visitors for over 130 years. History buffs can read about the rich legacy of this ensemble online or within the book Five Thousand Concerts In The Park by author David W. Bandy.
The Sound of History With A Contemporary Twist
GGPB plays a variety of family-friendly tunes in a number of different styles – oftentimes visitors will hear a blend classical and swing – enjoyed by children, teens, and adults alike. Flutes, piccolos, tubas, bassoons, an electric bass, and timpani are among the many instruments whose sounds dance together within the lush Golden Gate Park. This group of professional musicians has enjoyed the leadership of Conductor and Music Director Michael L. Wirgler since 1999.
Free concerts take place every Sunday at 1:00 PM from April through October on the Speckles Temple of Music stage, more casually known as the bandshell, within the historic Golden Gate Park. Summer 2015 themes include “Around the World in 90 Minutes,” “Salute to African American Composers and Artists,” “The Musical World of Disney II,” and much more.
A Breathtaking and Diverse Outdoor Concert Venue
The venue, the Golden Gate Park, is reason enough to attend a Sunday concert. The grounds include over one thousand acres of diverse landscape featuring gardens, trails, lakes, monuments, and more. From the Victorian-style Conservatory of Flowers to the Japanese Tea Garden, each visitor always finds something to love. Make sure to stroll by the Herschell-Spillman Carousel if you haven’t yet – built in the early 1900’s, colorful dragons, goats, horses, dogs, and other creatures twirl about amongst San Francisco-inspired backgrounds.
Take A Sunday Drive With Nationwide Limousine Service
A day at this celebrated park with the Golden Gate Park Band is more than memorable. Consider rounding off the event with elegant transportation. Bring your sweetheart to Stow Lake in a tuxedo limousine, show your family an amazing time in one of our antique autos, or complete your Bay-Area vacation by choosing a San Francisco-style cable car.
Nationwide Limousine Service has been serving the greater Bay Area for years, and we’d be honored to show you around our city. Please, be our guest. Reach us at 800-339-8936.