Rock Make Festival

Announcing the Rock Make Street Festival, a free all day local music and crafts street fair in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District

While there are many outdoor festivals and street fairs this summer, San Franciscans won’t find one that celebrates Bay Area arts and music more than the Rock Make Street Festival, a free all day block party to be held on Sunday, August 24th, 2008 on Treat Street between 17th St and 18th St in San Francisco’s Mission District. While both are flourishing in the Bay Area underground, the crafts and music worlds rarely meet, making this a unique opportunity to sample the best in new and emerging Bay Area handicrafts, visual arts, fashion and live indie rock all at one awesome event celebrating the power of artistic creativity and good old-fashioned DIY spirit.

The free six-hour party will feature an expected fifty local independent arts and crafts vendors selling their wares alongside two stages of great indie music from a dozen of the best Bay Area independent rock bands. Bands already confirmed include Tartufi, Silian Rail, Low Red Land, Rademacher, French Miami, Emily Jane White and Settler, with more to be announced shortly. Dozens of vendors including clothing designer Amanda Archer, accessories designers Beyond Wonderland, Nous Savon, Pollyanna Cowgirl and jewlers Colleen Mauer and Squishy Sushi have already been confirmed, with spaces still available at affordable prices.

The Rock Make Street Festival is the work of three groups sharing a like-minded commitment to supporting the development and promotion of San Francisco Bay Area independent arts and music. WhizBang Fabrics is San Francisco’s newest fabric store dedicated to providing awesome and unique cotton fabric from the states and abroad to serve the needs of seamsters of all skills and trades. Tartufi, consistently one of the Bay Area’s favorite indie rock acts, and quickly on their way to international fame, strives to contribute to and promote the great San Francisco music scene through their band and music collective, Thread Productions. The Bay Bridged is a local music media organization best know for its acclaimed music blog and podcast, both of which can be found at

For more information, please visit and be sure to add our event to August 24th on your calendar and any applicable listings. Future announcements, including updates on new bands, vendors and sponsors, will be posted to the festival’s MySpace page. All media, vendor and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to