I don’t know about you, but stuff like this is exactly why I live in San Francisco: This Saturday, June 22 is the Bicycle Music Festival, a 100 percent pedal-powered music festival in Golden Gate Park featuring bluegrass artist Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, envinronmentalist Bill McKibben, and more.
But that’s not even the part that I think is so San Francisco. At 5pm, the entire festival—performers and attendees alike—are climbing on their bikes and hitting the road. There will be a second show on a mobile stage (featuring Jason Brock of X Factor fame) as the entire fest bikes to the Mission. Only in SF…
Incredibly, the fun will still not be over at that point. From 6 to 9pm there, is a Mission Street Party at 22nd and Bartlett, where folks will be getting down to the sounds of New Orleans soul and blues outfit Quinn DeVeaux and The Blue Beat Review and several other party-starters. You can check the full lineup and itinerary here, but honestly, if you’re not already sold then you either hate bikes or fun or both.
Here’s video of Rupa & The April Fishes playing at last year’s fest, to give you an idea of how crazy fun it should be:
San Francisco Bicycle Music Festival
Pioneer Log Cabin Meadow – Golden Gate Park
June 22, 2013