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”.
Chinese Culture Center, 750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco 94108
To volunteer for the event, email [email protected]
Media Contact: Marshall Lamm, [email protected], 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.
733 Kearny St
San Francisco, CA 94108
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