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Union Square, San Francisco

333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
415.477.2610 http://unionsquarelive.org

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June 2018

Wed June 20: 6-8pm — Andre Thierry (Zydeco) – Dance Lesson with Dana DeSimone/SF Zydeco

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed June 20: 6-8pm -- Andre Thierry (Zydeco) - Dance Lesson with Dana DeSimone/SF Zydeco 6-6:45pm set-- 6:50pm-7:10pm lesson--7:15-8pm set Andre Thierry, a name highly regarded amongst industry figures and fans throughout the music scene. True to his culture and love of music, he has crafted a career well beyond his years as an artist. Andre’s French Creole heritage is deeply rooted in Louisiana although he was born and raised in Northern California. At a very young age, he embarked…

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Sun June 24: 2-4pm — The Nitecaps Blues Band (Blues/Rock)

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun June 24: 2-4pm -- The Nitecaps Blues Band (Blues/Rock) The Nitecaps Blues Band was originally formed in 2001, guided by a passion for the masters of the old school blues era. We generally work as a five piece ensemble, 2 guitars, drums, bass and harmonica, all contributing to the vocals. The goal has always been to keep true, within reason and realty, to the sound and feel of artists such as Little Walter, Gatemouth Brown, the 3 Kings, Paul…

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Wed June 27: 6-8pm — Moonalice (American Roots/Folk)

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed June 27: 6-8pm -- Moonalice (American Roots/Folk) Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Our songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration. We invented Twittercast concerts, which are free broadcasts to fans over social networks. Our single, "It's 4:20 Somewhere" has…

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July 2018

Sun July 1: 2-4pm — Tango in the Square: Lagrimas Y Sonrisas (Dj/Dance Lesson) with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association

July 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun July 1: 2-4pm -- Tango in the Square: Lagrimas Y Sonrisas (Dj/Dance Lesson) with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association   If you know tango, get to know Lagrimas Y Sonrisas. The trio offers an astonishing range of emotion, style and sound for your next affair.

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Wed July 4: 6-8pm — Tom Armstrong and the Branded Men (Classic Country/Honky Tonk)

July 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed July 4: 6-8pm -- Tom Armstrong & the Branded Men (Classic Country/Honky Tonk) Special 4th of July reunion show, one night only on Union Square, San Francisco. b. 17 March 1965, Springfield, Illinois, USA. One of several old-fashioned style honky-tonk musicians to emerge on the US scene in the new millennium, this San Francisco, California, USA-based singer-songwriter’s recreation of the sound of late 50s/early 60s country music is so heartfelt that it manages to avoid pastiche. Armstrong learned to…

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Sun July 8: 2-4pm — The B-Stars (Western/Americana)

July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun July 8: 2-4pm -- The B-Stars (Western/Americana) The B-Stars are a San Francisco-based combo that gets the dance floors jumpin’ with an irresistible toe-tappin’ western boogie beat, straddling the line between rockabilly, jazz and country western music, the feel-good music of an era that filled America’s dance halls. With nods to the country & western stars of the late 1940s and 1950s, this sharp-suited band will be singin’ and swingin’ ‘til the break of dawn.

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Wed July 11: 6-8pm — Fil Lorenz Little Big Band (Swing/Jazz)

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed July 11: 6-8pm -- Fil Lorenz Little Big Band (Swing/Jazz) Come dance to the swingin’ music of the Fil Lorenz Orchestra, a star-studded “little BIG band” that bridges the gap between the classic big bands of the 1930’s and the smaller, lighter groovin’ bands of the 1950’s. Band leader & saxophonist Fil Lorenz leads a tight ensemble that packs a bold punch with a brassy sound. Backed by a driving rhythm section, the band plays classic renditions of favorite…

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Sun July 15: 2-4pm — High Water Line (Bluegrass)

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun July 15: 2-4pm -- High Water Line (Bluegrass) A modern twist on Bay Area Bluegrass, The High Water Line is a 5 piece group of Bay Area musicians who blend their diverse musical tastes and experiences to create a modern bluegrass sound all their own.

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Wed July 18: 6-8pm — Crosscut (Blues/Rock)

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed July 18: 6-8pm -- Crosscut (Blues/Rock) Crosscut, based in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, plays a unique mix of blues, rock, and original music to create a sound that is all its own. Their musical influences include Delta Blues, Memphis and Chicago Electric Blues, and Soul from STAX.

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Sun July 22: 2-4pm — Flock of Seagirls (80s Ladies Hits)

July 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun July 22: 2-4pm -- Flock of Seagirls (80s Ladies Hits) Flock of Seagirls is the San Francisco Bay Area’s premier all-female tribute to ladies of the ’80s. Honoring the legacy of women who rocked during this iconic decade, Flock of Seagirls plays hit after hit from the MTV era, spanning the genres of punk, new wave and power pop. You’ll instantly be transported back to the days of big hair and bigger shoulder pads with songs from The Go-Go’s,…

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Wed July 25: 6-8pm — Kingsborough (American Blues/Rock)

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed July 25: 6-8pm -- Kingsborough (American Blues/Rock) Driven by old soul and rock n’ roll, Northern California-based, Kingsborough has created a huge following with their modern twist on authentic American rock. This independent group of musicians reflects the old school “Working Band” mentality with a heavy focus on raw high-energy performances. BAM magazine describes their performance as “rocking it like the big boys used to…..in the same way that Springsteen has always done.” Building a reputation for an incomparable…

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Sun July 29: 2-4pm — Haopinaka & Hula Dancers (Traditional Hawaiian)

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun July 29: 2-4pm -- Haopinaka & Hula Dancers (Traditional Hawaiian) HAOPINAKA brings the spirit of aloha to the San Francisco Bay Area with Hawaiian guitars, ukuleles, and sweet vocal harmonies. Our beautiful and talented hula dancers are also available to make your special occasion memorable and unique.

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August 2018

Wed Aug 1: 6-8pm — Lost Dog Found (Modern Swing)

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed Aug 1: 6-8pm -- Lost Dog Found (Modern Swing) With a uniquely modern take on retro Americana genres including blues, swing, rock, and soul, Lost Dog Found reaches a broad spectrum of music lovers, young and old alike, who love to dance and sing along to songs about love, happiness, heartbreak, and hangovers.

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Sun Aug 5: 2-4pm — Tango in the Square: Trio Garufa (Dj/Dance Lesson) with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun Aug 5: 2-4pm -- Tango in the Square: Trio Garufa (Dj/Dance Lesson) with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association   Teacher: Andrea Dj: Olga Bogatova   Trio Garufa is an international ensemble dedicated to performing authentic Argentine music. They have performed across Argentina, Colombia, Canada and the US at venues such as Yoshi’s Jazz Club, Chicago Symphony Hall, Teatro Leon de Greiff and La Viruta (the largest Tango club in Buenos Aires). Trio Garufa's repertoire includes Classic Argentine Tangos from…

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Wed August 8: 6-8pm — Moonalice (American Roots/Folk)

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed August 8: 6-8pm -- Moonalice (American Roots/Folk) Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Our songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration. We invented Twittercast concerts, which are free broadcasts to fans over social networks. Our single, "It's 4:20 Somewhere" has…

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Sun Aug 12: 2-4pm — The Reefriders / The Young Barons (Surf/Rock)

August 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun Aug 12: 2-4pm -- The Reefriders / The Young Barons (Surf/Rock) It's a double header Sunday featuring the experienced sounds of The Reefriders vs the young men known as The Young Barons. The Young Barons are a Bay Area based Surf band made up of 3 Young men hell bent on keeping Rock n Roll alive. the Reefriders - a California based three-piece instrumental guitar band serving up quite a collection of surf music including hits from the classic…

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Wed Aug 15: 6-8pm — The Nitecaps Blues Band (Blues/Rock)

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed Aug 15: 6-8pm -- The Nitecaps Blues Band (Blues/Rock) The Nitecaps Blues Band was originally formed in 2001, guided by a passion for the masters of the old school blues era. We generally work as a five piece ensemble, 2 guitars, drums, bass and harmonica, all contributing to the vocals. The goal has always been to keep true, within reason and realty, to the sound and feel of artists such as Little Walter, Gatemouth Brown, the 3 Kings, Paul…

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Sun Aug 19: 2-4pm — Manring, Kassin, Burr (Improv/Jazz/Chamber Music)

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun Aug 19: 2-4pm -- Manring, Kassin, Burr (Improv/Jazz/Chamber Music) With amazing chops, quiet soul, diverse compositions, and a somewhat twisted sense of humor, this trio, hailed as “the world's most sophisticated jam-band,” features three top virtuosos on their respective instruments. As individual players, Michael Manring, Larry Kassin, and John R. Burr have all carved out extensive, multi-faceted careers exploring a vast array of musical styles. Together this triumvirate creates intriguingly uncategorizable music that blithely ignores stylistic divisions hemming in…

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Wed Aug 22: 6-8pm — Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble (Latin/Jazz)

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed Aug 22: 6-8pm -- Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble (Latin/Jazz) Music Director, John Calloway; Managing Director, Arturo Riera; Co-Director, Sylvia Ramirez. The LJYE is a performing group of talented youth musicians. www.ljye.com

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Sun Aug 26: 2-4pm — Ruckatan Latin Tribe (Reggae/Latin)

August 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun Aug 26: 2-4pm -- Ruckatan Latin Tribe (Reggae/Latin) An ancient game…The winners experience joy, the losers are confounded. Our first move was a successful one, in that we came together from diverse backgrounds and found a common strength. That strength was meeting each other, when we all felt we were at a creative peak in our lives. For some of us, a need to reflect musically what is happening in the world. We have been working on a sound…

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Wed Aug 29: 6-8pm — Barrio Manouche (World/Flamenco/Jazz)

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed Aug 29: 6-8pm -- Barrio Manouche (World/Flamenco/Jazz) Barrio Manouche is an acoustic San Francisco-Based international colective (Spain, Quebec, France, Mexico, Brasil, Colombia and California), playing music that will take you on a magical journey, frequently joined by artist from all over the globe. The ensemble has been recognized for its surprise concerts, innovative style, complex technique, and their passion for their musical improvisation. The band performs a repertoire of original, mostly instrumental compositions with a unique sound that it’s…

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September 2018

Sun Sept 2: 2-4pm — Tango in the Square: Tangonero with Claudio Ortega (Dj/Dance Lesson) with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association

September 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun Sept 2: 2-4pm -- Tango in the Square: Tangonero with Claudio Ortega (Dj/Dance Lesson) with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association   Teacher: Christy Cote   With members from Russia, Switzerland, Canada, and the US, Tangonero is a San Francisco ensemble dedicated to preserving the tradition of Argentine Tango.   Michele Walther: violin Richard Duke: double bass Amy Zanrosso: piano Alex Roitman: bandoneon

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Wed Sept 5: 6-8pm — The Well Known Strangers (Americana/Rock)

September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed Sept 5: 6-8pm -- The Well Known Strangers (Americana/Rock)   The Well Known Strangers revel in the Americana/country rock genre and feature Mick Hellman (Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival) on drums and hand percussion; Olivia Hellman on vocals;  Joshua Zucker (The Jones Gang, Rowan Brothers, Poor Man’s Whiskey) on bass; Austin de Lone (Elvis Costello, Boz Scaggs) on keys; and David Noble (Poor Man’s Whiskey) and Rob Anderson on guitars. This is a fun, charming, and great band made up of Sonoma and Marin County locals.

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Sun Sept 9: 2-4pm — Bitter Blues Band (Blues)

September 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun Sept 9: 2-4pm -- Bitter Blues Band (Blues)   Good ole harmonica, keys, guitar blues!

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Wed September 12: 6-8pm — Moonalice (American Roots/Folk)

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed September 12: 6-8pm -- Moonalice (American Roots/Folk) Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Our songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration. We invented Twittercast concerts, which are free broadcasts to fans over social networks. Our single, "It's 4:20 Somewhere" has…

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Wed Sept 19: 6-8pm — The Fito Reinoso Cuban Quartet (Latin)

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed Sept 19: 6-8pm -- The Fito Reinoso Cuban Quartet (Latin)   A SF Bay Area favorite, Fito Reinoso is the only Cuban born sonero in the area performing a variety of styles, from son to timba to rumba and cha-cha-cha.

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Sun Sept 23: 2-4pm — Little Charlie’s Organ Grinder Swing (Jazz/Blues)

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Sun Sept 23: 2-4pm -- Little Charlie's Organ Grinder Swing (Jazz/Blues)   Little Charlie's Organ Grinder Swing plays a mix of swingin' jazz and greasy blues that is sure to please the hippest ears. Featuring Little Charlie Baty

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Wed Sept 26: 6-8pm — Lavay Smith and her Swingtet (Swing/Blues/Jazz) – Season Finale

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Union Square, San Francisco, 333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Wed Sept 26: 6-8pm -- Lavay Smith and her Swingtet (Swing/Blues/Jazz) - Season Finale Lavay Smith is internationally recognized as The Queen Of Classic Jazz & Blues in the authentic style of the 1940's and 1950's. “Lavay is wonderful! She and her band are a breath of fresh air. It is so unlikely and so exciting that a band would appear on the scene today that plays classic jazz and blues so well and so convincingly.” ---Johnny Otis “The San…

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