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Swing in the Square- Stompy Jones

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Live music from some of the Bay Area’s best roots bands, swingin’ jumpin’ rockin’ 1930s thru 1950s tunes to get you out on the floor and boogie! Stompy Jones is a San Francisco based sextet, renowned for their jumpin' rhythm, wailing improvisations, hip charm, retro style, and explosive stage show. Whether appearing at a posh supper club, concert hall, festival or cozy tavern, these journeymen of jump deliver the romping, joyous, overwhelming style of jazz that came to be known…

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Okinawan Dancers and Drumers

July 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Azama Honryu Seifu Ichisen Kai USA Kinuko Mototake Okinawan Dance Academy and the Okinawa Eisa Shima Daiko Drummers are presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Japan.

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Manring Kassin John R.

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Separately, Michael Manring, Larry Kassin, and John R. Burr have extensive, multi-faceted careers as musicians. Together they play provocative, complex compositions - music that tears down stylistic walls and refuses to be compartmentalized - echoes of jazz, rock, folk, avant-garde, and world music - something completely new: extemporaneous-jazz-chamber-fusion-music for the new century.

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Tango in the Square- Redwood Tango Ensemble

August 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Redwood Tango Ensemble is an energetic tango sextet from San Francisco. The ensemble plays traditional Argentine tango with transcriptions and arrangements of the classic "golden era" orchestras of the 30's, 40's and 50's, primarily working in the styles of Troilo, Di Sarli, D'Arienzo, and Pugliese. The group also ventures into the concert pieces and nuevo-tango of Astor Piazzolla, Sexteto Mayor, and modern ensembles around the world. Their signature is a growing repertoire of original compositions written in the style…

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Crosscut

August 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Crosscut, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, plays a unique mix of blues, rock, and original music to create a sound that is all its own. Their musical influences include early Delta Blues, Memphis and Chicago Electric Blues, Soul from STAX and Motown, R&B, Rock, and a little bit of everything else. The Crosscut band: crosscutband.net

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Picklewater Free Circus Festival

August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Presented by Union Square Live, the Picklewater Free Circus Festival returns for its seventh year at Union Square. The Picklewater Free Circus Festival is a free festival of circus arts featuring some of the best in Circus Arts from around the bay area, the festival will entertain and inspire bay area families while celebrating the rich tradition of circus in San Francisco and around the bay.

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Salsa in the Square- Josh Jones Latin Ensemble

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Drummer & Percussionist Josh Jones is internationally recognized from his touring with such jazz greats as Don Cherry, Steve Coleman, Omar Sosa, and Peter Apfelbaum. He currently tours with Jacqui Naylor. Josh's recent recording projects include a solo project with Jerry Gonzalez, as well as Nels Cline's "Macroscope", the soundtrack to the movie "La Mission," and albums with Larry Coryell, Phil Ranelin, and Jacqui Naylor. Other notable recordings include Yosvanny Terry & Columna B, Peter Apfelbaum, Steve Bernstein, Chico Freeman,…

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Picklewater Free Circus Festival

August 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Presented by Union Square Live, the Picklewater Free Circus Festival returns for its seventh year at Union Square. The Picklewater Free Circus Festival is a free festival of circus arts featuring some of the best in Circus Arts from around the bay area, the festival will entertain and inspire bay area families while celebrating the rich tradition of circus in San Francisco and around the bay.

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Swing in the Square- Lisa Gonick & the Damfino Players

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Live music from one of the Bay Area’s best roots bands, swingin’ jumpin’ rockin’ 1930s thru 1950s tunes to get you out on the floor and boogie! Sweet, sentimental & hot music from a by-gone era to warm your heart & burn your feet! Traditional Jazz & Vintage Jazz, Swing, Blues & Bop performed for your listening & dancing pleasure. DJ music with Dj Tanoa "Samoa Boy" 6pm: DJ Music 6:15pm: live music 7pm: Dance lesson with Jeff Kroll 7:30pm-8pm:…

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Picklewater Free Circus Festival

August 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Presented by Union Square Live, the Picklewater Free Circus Festival returns for its seventh year at Union Square. The Picklewater Free Circus Festival is a free festival of circus arts featuring some of the best in Circus Arts from around the bay area, the festival will entertain and inspire bay area families while celebrating the rich tradition of circus in San Francisco and around the bay.

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Dance-A-Vision Entertainment

August 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Dance-A-Vision promotes unity, honesty and integrity through the art of dance.

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Tango in the Square- Orquesta Z

September 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Orquesta Z is composed of San Francisco Bay Area musicians with a love for Argentine tango. Our repertoire is rich with Golden Era Argentine tangos from the 30's thru 50's, plus modern and original compositions from the 60's thru today from around the world. The tangos we play are chosen to be interesting, engaging, and most importantly danceable! Sponsored by Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

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