Stern Grove Festival, an admission-free performing arts series, in Sigmund Stern Grove, a beautiful outdoor amphitheater located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard in San Francisco.
Stern Grove Festival Association was founded in 1938 with a mission that guides the organization to this day:
- Provide high quality performances, free of charge, for all Bay Area residents and visitors.
- Provide paid performance opportunities for professional artists and performers.
- Serve diverse audiences by presenting a season of varied genres and artists.
- Enhance San Francisco’s renown as a cultural center.Stern Grove Festival has brought eight decades of the best performing arts — completely admission-free — to the people of the Bay Area. With your ongoing help, the Festival can continue for generations to come.
San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission
Mark Buell, President
Allan Low, Vice President
San Francisco Recreation and Park Department Staff
Phil Ginsburg, General Manager
Dennis Kern, Director of Operations
Eric Andersen, Superintendent of Parks & Open Spaces
Dana Ketcham, Permits & Reservations Manager
Bob Palacio, Superintendent of Neighborhood Services
Robert Muhammad, Park Service Area Manager
Simon Jansuk, Park Section Supervisor
Marcus Santiago, Head Park Patrol Officer
Andrew Sharkey, Park Section Captain