Union Street Music Festival
The Union Street Festival is back, bigger and better than ever before, ready to thrill you and fill you with great food, marvelous handmade crafts, delicious beer, and so, so much more. In order to show just how much more than just a street fair this year’s Union Street Festival will be, the organizers have even rebranded the entire event as the Union Street Music Festival. This means that in addition to all the usual offerings that one can find at the festival, this year’s production will also include some of the Bay Area’s best musicians performing at numerous small stages all around the event’s location.For all you Union Street Purists out there, don’t worry: the festival will still contain all of the elements that you know and love, including:
- Numerous vendors of handmade and local arts and crafts.
- Event sponsors that are more than just random companies hoping for increased exposure.
- Community Groups and outreach teams.
- Beer and wine gardens.
- The juried art competition (with its coveted cash prize!).
As anyone who has checked out the festival in years past can tell you, the location for the weekend is one of the primary draws to the Union Street (Music) Festival. Located—duh—on Union Street, the festival’s backdrop is both the stunning San Francisco Bay and the Victorian mansions that have been transformed over the years into boutique shops, fine dining restaurants, cafes, art galleries, and other such luxurious spaces. Surrounded by all this beauty, local musicians performing in styles like Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, and Country (as well as some less easily classifiable bands) will provide your day with a fitting soundtrack.
The Union Street Music Festival begins on Saturday, June 3rd, with the first band (Graham Nancarrow) taking the stage at Jaxson Bar at 12:00pm. The festival then runs throughout the day on Saturday and through Sunday, with even more bands, more food, more vendors, and more fun for the entire family.
If you are looking for San Francisco events in Early June, then the Union Street Music Festival should skyrocket directly to the top of your list.