Now in its 135th year, one of the nation’s oldest traditions is the free Sunday afternoon summer concerts in Golden Gate Park Band. Chairs and benches are placed in the tree-filled plaza between the de Young Museum and the California Academy of Sciences, where the public is welcome to take a seat. Programs typically last 90 minutes or so, beginning at 1pm.
Popular Broadway show tunes, famous all-American marches, jazz, swing, classical, operatic, and ethnic song and dance celebrations with traditional costumes are in the varied musical lineup.
The Golden Gate Park Band is made up of professional musicians who collectively bring centuries of musical experience to the band which has a tradition dating back to 1882. All 30 performers are members of the American Federation of Musicians.
Regular Sunday concerts start at 1:00 p.m. and usually end between 2:30 and 2:45. There is no intermission.
All concerts that feature music of specific nationalities or cultures include costumed guest performers, dancers, singers, and speakers who will enlighten and entertain.
July 23 – Sunday – Featured Composer: Antonin Dvorak
July 30 – Sunday – The World and Times of Gilbert and Sullivan.
August 6 Sunday – Honoring San Francisco Fire Dept. NERT and CERT volunteers.
August 13 Sunday – Great Concert Band Music (TBA)
August 20 Sunday – Celebrate: St. Stephen’s Day Hungarian music – singing – dancing!
August 27 Sunday – Celebrate: Ukrainian-American Day Ukrainian music – singing – dancing!
September 3 Sunday – Inspiring music from RUSSIA
September 4 Monday – Labor Day Celebration: Tribute to The American Worker
September 10 – [no concert]
September 17 Sunday – Robert Emmett Day: Irish music – singing – dancing!
September 24 Sunday – Spanish Dancing with El Grupo Sabores de España
October 1 Sunday – Jazz at the Park!
October 8 Sunday – Final Concert: All Request!
Note: No concerts are held on September 10th. No reservations are necessary and all concerts are free of charge.
Golden Gate Park Band Concerts in the Park InformationPhone: (415) 831-5500Address:
Spreckles Temple of Music Music Concourse Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118
- Website: http://goldengateparkband.org/Home.html
- Start date: Sunday, July, 23, 2017 01:00PM
- End date: Sunday, October, 8, 2017 01:00PM
- Duration: Starts at 1pm, arrive early for seating
- Free: Yes