San Francisco kicks off summer with the Psychedelic Photosynthesis and Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam. This is an amazing night of free, live concert and light show in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park at the iconic Conservatory of Flowers.
The concert, featuring the iconic songs of 1969 performed by legendary artists alongside bright new talents in the Bay Area music scene, will run from 6-10 p.m. The Conservatory of Flowers light show, Photosynthesis, will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m., transforming the building into a canvas of colorful light art.
Dance to Spirit in the Sky – performed by Norman Greenbaum; Fixin’ to Die performed by Country Joe McDonald; Time Has Come Today – performed by the New Chambers Brothers; Evil Ways – by original members of Santana; and of course, Everyday People – performed by original members of Sly & The Family Stone.
This will be an all-star concert featuring members of legendary Bay Area bands:
Big Brother & The Holding Company, Sly & the Family Stone, Santana, It’s A Beautiful Day, Jefferson Starship, Jerry Garcia Band, Ace of Cups, New Riders of the Purple Sage, New Chambers Brothers, Rat Dog, and Sons of Champlin.
Also catch musicians from the newer generation of San Francisco bands:
ALO, Box Set, Moonalice, Con Brio, Brothers Comatose, The California Honeydrops, Strangefolk, Midnight North, T Sisters, Katdelic, and Tarnation.
The flower-powered celebration is free and open to all ages. A variety of food trucks from Off the Grid will be available.
Developed in partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, the light art installation, initiated by Illuminate, the nonprofit arts group behind The Bay Lights, together with Obscura Digital, a world-renowned creative studio specializing in large scale light-based art, uses gobo projectors to transform the all-white landmark with a series of exquisite scenes inspired by the rare tropical flowers within this national landmark.
Space is limited at this event, and public transportation is highly recommended, as parking is limited.
John F. Kennedy Drive will be closed from Kezar Drive and 8th Avenue for the entirety of Wednesday, June 19.