Music fans to pedal-power the sound at Bicycle Music Festival

Answer a few questions for us: Do you like music? Do you like cycling? Do you live for events that combine the two in creative and environmentally-friendly ways? If you answered yes to at least two of these questions, then the Bicycle Music Festival is for you. Hailed as the biggest pedal-powered concert in the world, the event will host 7 local bands at Lake Merritt Amphitheater in Oakland as a part of the day's Love our Lake event. Yes, the entire event is powered by bicycle! The 30,000 watt PA system from Berkeley-based Rock the Bike will get its electricity from the pedal power [...]

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Bicycle Music Festival taking the show on the road–literally

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 [...]

Saturday: The Sixth Annual Bicycle Music Festival, with Birds & Batteries, Rupa and the April Fishes, Jazz Mafia, and more

On Saturday, June 23rd, the sixth annual Bicycle Music Festival pedals through the city, with music all day and night, and all powered by bicycles. Yes, you read that right: audience members will power the fest's sound system using bicycles attached to generators. Between the day show at Golden Gate Park's Log Cabin Meadow and the night show at the Showplace Triangle Plaza in Potero Hill (8th St. at Irwin St.), everyone will hop on bikes and pedal through the city with music on a mobile stage. And the bands? It's a stacked lineup including Birds & Batteries, Rupa and [...]

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