Save the date! 5th Annual Chinatown Music Festival

Saturday, August 16, 2014, 11 am – 5 pm: The 5th Annual Chinatown Music Festival is presented by the Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco, with community partners Asian Improv aRts, API Cultural Center, Chinatown Community Development Center and Chinese Progressive Association.  The days activities will be held at Portsmouth Square on Kearny Street between Washington Street and Clay Street in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Admission is free.

Honorary Event Chairs: Supervisors David Chiu, Eric Mar, and Norman Yee.

Under the theme “Without Walls”, the all day music festival will present “Toisan Railway”, a newly commissioned music by the San Francisco Arts Commission by composer/pianist Jon Jang, the sounds of the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco, the rhythm and blues of “Chinatown’s Soul Band” Jest Jammin’, Queen Crescent — a psychedelic rock four-piece based from the SF/Bay Area, and CPA’s Youth Mojo.  Also featured will be crafts, games, a film screening of Shaolin Soccer at 2pm, and a new exhibit sharing the installation work of Summer Mei-Ling Lee in CCC’s gallery entitled “Into the Nearness of Distance”.

For more information: www.c-c-c.org, (415) 986-1822 x31 or x32, info@c-c-c.org.

Chinese Culture Center, 750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco 94108

To volunteer for the event, email elisabeth@c-c-c.org

Media Contact: Marshall Lamm, marshalllamm@earthlink.net, 510-928-1410.

To download the press release, click here.

The 5th Annual Chinatown Music Festival is supported by the SOMArts Cultural Center’s Technical Services Program, which provides subsidized rental rates for wheelchair-accessible lifts, staging, catwalks, bleachers, P.A. systems and consultation for San Francisco’s many street fairs, festivals and community events. SOMArts receives support from the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Community Arts and Education Program with funding from Grants for the Arts/The Hotel Tax Fund. The mission of SOMArts is to promote and nurture art on the community level and foster an appreciation of and respect for all cultures. To find out about SOMArts classes, events and exhibitions, please visit www.somarts.org.

WHEN
August 16, 2014 at 11am - 5pm
WHERE
Portsmouth Square
733 Kearny St
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States
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Founded in 1987, Asian Improv aRts’ (AIR) mission is to produce, present and document artistic works that represent the Asian American experience.