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Raise Your Anchor to Summer Sounds at San Francisco’s Stern Grove Festival

Posted by at 9:33 pm | Category: Events 0



The Stern Grove Festival kicked off its 79th season June 19 at beautiful Sigmund Stern Grove in San Francisco. Janelle Monáe’s soulful style was the first of this year’s stellar lineup of performers on tap for the summer, with names like George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Hieroglyphics, and the San Francisco Symphony yet to come.

And what better a way to celebrate the performing arts in a beautiful outdoor setting than with a classic San Francisco brew? Outside beverages are welcome at Stern Grove, so use our Beer Finder to search for your favorite Anchor brews near you and grab a six-pack on the way to the show.


You can also become a member and enjoy access to the VIP lounge, which includes complementary Anchor brews and wine, along with a great view of the stage.

Anchor Brewing Gourmet Picnic Contest

If you can appreciate a good picnic and enjoy a little friendly competition, you’ll want to mark July 10 and 31 on your calendar. Anchor brewers will be roving the Grove in search for the best picnic spread. Get creative: extra points for incorporating Anchor into your picnic!


Prizes include a VIP brewery tour & tasting and an Anchor swag bag. Tag your entry on Instagram or Twitter with #RaiseYourAnchor and #SternGroveFest and we’ll share our favorites!

Anchor Brewing Company is proud to once again support this admission-free performing arts series (donations are encouraged). Check out the schedule below and join us for an upcoming performance!

June 26
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

ACL-Stern-Grove-vert-150July 3
Mix’d Ingrdnts, Golden State Breakers

July 10
San Francisco Symphony
Edwin Outwater, conductor

July 17
Joan Osborne’s Soul Revue
John Brothers Piano Company

July 24
Julieta Venegas
La Misa Negra

July 31
San Francisco Balet
Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director

August 7
The O’Jays
MJ’s Brass Boppers

August 14
Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabor
Featuring Jamie Lidell, Luke Jenner, Money Mark, Sinkane, and more special guests Afrolicious

August 21
The New Pornographers
Astronauts, etc.

View the 2016 Stern Grove Festival schedule online



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