Mark your calendars for June 22, where one of the most unique musical festivals in the world will take place at Golden Gate Park – the San Francisco Bicycle Music Festival – the largest human-powered mobile music event you’ll ever encounter. For the seventh year in a row, the music festival continues to be 100% powered by bicycles… and at the center of it all – a 14-bike pedal-powered stage.
This free event will start off at the Pioneer Log Cabin Picnic Area, where five hours of music entertains the masses before the entire stage (including speakers, musicians and fans) is packed up, and takes off on the LiveOn Bike Parade through the city (from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.), which then culminates in the Mission where a three-hour nighttime concert kicks off.
While the entire event takes place from noon to 9 p.m., keep in mind that Golden Gate Park will host the festivities from noon to 5 p.m. near the old log cabin meadow – just north of Stow Lake – close to where 16th Avenue would cross John F. Kennedy Drive.
A tentative schedule of events includes:
- Full Music Sets by the likes of Grammy Award-winning bluegrass musicians; the Justin Ancheta Band; folksinger John Craigie; and the indie/world/folk songs of Heather Normandale.
- Mini-Sets from Uriah Duffy (bassist to such acts as Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, and Whitesnake), CelloJoe, and the musical comedy of DJ Real.
There will also be bike-blended smoothies, artistic bike creations, and pedal-powered old-fashioned ice cream. Local vendors will also supply food – expect edibles from the Mission Farmer’s Market.