Review + Photos: Toots and the Maytals at Stern Grove

Toots & The Maytals (photo: Ria Burman) Stern Grove Music Festival, celebrating its 82nd season, hosted a double-whammy of talent with Lee Fields and the Expressions and Toots and the Maytals. Hitting the stage first, light-footed, smooth soul sensation Lee Fields delivered feel-good, uplighting energy with his band, the Expressions, bringing the crowd to a collective groove. Following Lee Fields, Toots and the Maytals offered reggae-righteous rhythms to the crowd, who accepted the funky-chill vibes with relish, groove-bop-moving to the hip sounds of an old-school master.

Stern Grove 2019: Mitski, Lee Fields and the Expressions and tons more

It's festival announcement season, and right here in San Francisco, our favorite free festival (besides the new-and-improved Phono del Sol, of course), just announced 2019's full lineup. Mitski? Digable Planets? Madeline Kenney? Toots and the Maytals? Yes please. Check the full lineup for this year's Stern Grove Festival below, and start packing your picnic basket. 6/16: Digable Planets with Bang Data 6/23: Los Van Van with Banda Sin Nombre 6/30: Galatic with Baby and the Luvies 7/7: San Francisco Symphony conducted by Edwin Outwater 7/14: Mitski with Madeline Kenney 7/21: Toots and the Maytals with Lee Fields and the Expressions [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Lee Fields and the Expressions, Robyn Hitchcock and more

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Want even more giveaways? Sign up for our newsletter for access to extra contests. To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random no later than 24 hours before the listed show and notified via email. Thursday, December 27 An Evening with Robyn Hitchcock @ The Chapel 9pm, $25, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, December 28 [...]

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