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SF City Hall Celebrates Centennial With Free Live Music Retrospective

San Francisco City Hall is throwing a free 100th birthday party.

The San Francisco City Hall Centennial Celebration in Civic Center Plaza will include a retrospective of 100 years of San Francisco music as performed by an eclectic list of local musicians.

Emceed by former Rolling Stone editor Ben Fong-Torres, scheduled artists include Jello Biafra, the one-time mayoral candidate best known for fronting the seminal California punk act Dead Kennedys, singer-songwriter Kelley Stoltz and "Queen of Classic Jazz and Blues" Lavay Smith, who will host a jazz and blues-oriented stage.

Under the musical direction of Chuck Prophet, several of the artists will collaborate on a set of Bay Area hits ranging in style from Journey's baseball anthem "Don't Stop Believin" to Sly and the Family Stone's "Everyday People." And in a modern conceit, a "silent disco" from HUSHcast will intermingle club DJs from different genres in a dance area that can be heard only through two-channel headphones.

The event takes place from 6-11 p.m. on June 19.

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