ULUV Plans Massive "Music Day" of Free Concerts Citywide This Saturday
Maybe you've seen those spray-painted messages on sidewalks around S.F.: "ULUV guitar?" "ULUV horns?" "ULUV the bay?"
Well, U aren't hallucinating. The signs are part of a viral marketing campaign for ULUV Music Day -- a citywide event this Saturday that will place more than 100 performers in public venues for an afternoon of free concerts.
It's the biggest-yet event from ULUV, an organization started by local recording engineer Michael Starita and Bay Vibes founder Robin Applewood. The idea is to showcase and strengthen the Bay Area music scene -- and Saturday will be a pretty large demonstration of strength. Musicians will perform in cafes, on sidewalks, and in BART stations all over San Francisco. At 6 p.m., there will be a mass gathering in Dolores Park, where all the musicians will play a song together. Then the party will move to Dolores Park Cafe for an open mic performance.
This follows ULUV's inaugural event last fall, which brought more than 30 acts on three stages in the vicinity of 111 Minna. After the party, ULUV hosted a free dental clinic for local musicians.
This year, the massive selection of local music will be the main attraction. Here's the lineup for ULUV Music Day, which takes place from 12 to 5 p.m. (and after 6 at Dolores Park) this Saturday, June 21:
Blue Fig - 990 Valencia St
12-1pm Crazy Otto's All-Star Jubilee - Grateful Dead Tribute (Matt Cohen, Paige Clem, Sean Hodge, Mike Meager, Neal Hampton)
1-2pm Clem & Them
2-3pm Spun Hippo
3-4: Doogles & Friends (w/ Douglas Garay from Dedicated Maniacs)
4-5pm Don Shearer & Friends
Chile Lindo - 2944 16th St
"From Classical Revolution to Bebop Session sponsored by De Alba Communications"
1-4pm Bebop Session w/ Michael Parsons, Rick Brown, Ulf Bjorkbom
4-5pm Classical Revolution w/ Adam Scow and Classical Revolution players
12-1pm Renee Razteria
1-2pm Rob Johnston
2-3pm MacClain & Cole
3-4pm Sarah DeFors
Freespace - 1011 Market St
12-1pm Open to public
1-2pm Gary Stockdale
2-3pm Katherine Park
3-4pm Open to public
4-5pm Open to public.