South Africa's Mahotella Queens
open the final concert of the 2002 Stern Grove Festival.
Grove will make you forget for an entire afternoon that being in a
crowd can be an unpleasant experience. The music lovers who flock to the
annual Stern Grove Festival free concerts make for mellow throngs of locals
and visitors. Hours before the 2:00 performances, picnickers settle in
along the natural amphitheater surrounded by magnificent eucalyptus trees.
Secluded from the bustle of nearby Sloat Boulevard and 19th Avenue in the
Sunset, Stern Grove was given to the City by longtime Recreation Commissioner
Rosalie Meyer Stern in 1931 in memory of her husband Sigmund Stern. The philanthropic
traditions of the Stern-Haas-Goldman in San Francisco continues to the
present day. Since 1938, the Festival has attracted great music artists,
bands, symphonies, and orchestras from all over the world, who perform
here free on Sundays from mid June to mid August.
about Stern Grove Festival