What’s up SF Cruisers?
This year there are so many great free concerts at Stern Grove. I’d love to have the SF Cruiser Ride mobilize a daytime cruise to a bunch of these. My suggestions are in bold. Which ones do you want to hit? Post comments here and lets get the schedule nailed down so we can publicize it in the Guardian or Craigslist.
HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS
The Paul Thorn Band
THE IDAN RAICHEL PROJECT
HYIM & the Fat fOakland Orchestra
(No hiphop headliners at this years show — this is as close as we get. Should be fun.)
PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
Classic New Orleans jazz band. Should be very hot. Lavay Smith is a great vocalist.
SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
James Gaffigan, Conductor
Los Amigos Invisibles
Breathing Under Water, FEATURING ANOUSHKA SHANKAR & KARSH KALE
Non-Stop Bhangra Collective
ANDY PALACIO & THE GARIFUNA COLLECTIVE
Hugh Masekela is an amazing African trumpet player who has created some very warm jazz instrumentals. I’ll definitely be at this one.
SAN FRANCISCO BALLET
Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director
Ballet in the sunshin. Irrestistible.
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA