The Bernal Business and Artist Alliance is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated Summer Solstice Stroll, a vibrant event showcasing talented musicians and local merchants along Precita Park and Cortland Avenue. As part of this exciting occasion, the Summer of Music will officially kick off, presenting a series of musical performances in collaboration with the Civic Joy Fund and Noise Pop. Get ready to immerse yourself in the enchanting melodies of San Francisco’s vibrant music scene!

Join the Bernal Business and Artist Alliance for the Summer Solstice Stroll and Summer of Music

Summer Solstice Stroll:

On June 22nd, the Bernal Business and Artist Alliance invites you to join the Summer Solstice Stroll, a celebration of community, art, and music. This captivating event will bring together musicians, artisans, and merchants to create a delightful atmosphere for everyone. Explore the picturesque streets of Precita Park and Cortland Avenue, basking in the warmth of the summer sun while immersing yourself in a rich tapestry of musical performances and artistic displays.

Summer of Music:

The Summer of Music is an exciting initiative that will revitalize San Francisco’s diverse neighborhoods with the enchanting sounds of local musicians. Starting June 17th and running until September, this series of events will occur every Saturday afternoon from 2-5 pm. With nine neighborhoods participating, including Valencia, The Castro, Clement Street, Polk Street, Chinatown, Divisadero, Haight Street, The Bayview, and Cortland Avenue, there will be no shortage of incredible music to enjoy.

Sponsored by the Civic Joy Fund and produced in collaboration with Noise Pop, the Summer of Music aims to create an unforgettable experience for residents and visitors alike. This unique partnership allows talented local musicians to showcase their skills while fostering a sense of community and supporting the vibrant music culture of San Francisco.

The Summer of Music along Cortland:

Cortland Avenue, one of San Francisco’s most cherished neighborhoods, will be a focal point for the Summer of Music. This vibrant thoroughfare will come alive with an eclectic mix of venues hosting captivating performances. Whether you find yourself at Bernal Beast, Bernal Heights Branch Library, Inclusions Gallery, Pinhole Coffee, Succulence, or Vega Pizzaria, you’ll be treated to an unforgettable musical journey. From energetic bands to soulful solo acts, the Summer of Music along Cortland promises an array of musical genres and styles to suit all tastes.


Mark your calendars and participate in the Summer Solstice Stroll and the Summer of Music presented by the Bernal Business and Artist Alliance. This unique collaboration between local businesses, artists, musicians, and the community promises an exciting summer filled with memorable experiences. Celebrate the vibrant spirit of San Francisco while enjoying the captivating sounds of talented musicians throughout the city. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself in the magic of the Summer of Music!

The Civic Joy Fund is a $2 million project revitalizing San Francisco. The fund will support five new arts – and volunteer-focused projects to engage with communities. The fund was created by Manny Yekutiel, owner of Manny’s, and Daniel Lurie. The Civic Joy Fund is a project of the Civic Space Foundation, which was created to invest in joyful civic projects.

NOISE POP FESTIVAL – From its humble beginnings—one night, five bands at The Kennel Club (now The Independent)—to the present: one week, 160+ bands, 80+ events, 25+ venues—the Noise Pop Music & Arts Festival has become a San Francisco staple.

Featuring non-stop music from electronic to jazz to good ol’ rock n’ roll, the festival offers an opportunity for everyone and anyone to enjoy the celebration. Complemented by art shows, film scores, talks, happy hours, after-hours and more, Noise Pop truly champions independent culture.

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