George Clinton, Janelle Monae Top 79th Stern Grove Festival Season Lineup

The full lineup for the Stern Grove Festival, which takes place in San Francisco June 19-August 21, has been announced.

The 79th season opens with a free show by singer Janelle Monae on June 19. Admission to the concert, which starts at 2 p.m., is free. A ticketed fundraiser called The Big Picnic begins at 11:30 a.m., which allows festivalgoers to snag reserved picnic table seating in time for the live music. Tickets and sponsorships to that range from $250 to $20,000.

Newly revealed shows include a mix of local, national and international performers representing a wide section of styles:

June 26 – George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic and Bayonics

July 3 – Hieroglyphics and dance crews Mix’d Ingrdnts and Golden State Breakers

July 10 – San Francisco Symphony performing John Williams

July 17 – Joan Osborne’s Soul Revue and John Brothers Piano Company

July 24 – Julieta Venegas and La Misa Negra

July 31 – San Francisco Ballet with Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson

August 7 – The O’Jays and MJ’s Brass Bopper

August 14 – ATOMIC BOMB! The Music of William Onyeabor feat Jamie Lidell, Luke Jenner, Money Mark, Sinkane, and More and Afrolicious

August 21 – The New Pornographers and Astronauts, etc.

All performances are free and begin at 2 p.m.

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