Anita Baker kicking off 75th Stern Grove Festival 

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The Stern Grove Festival, San Francisco’s wildly popular free outdoor summer music series, has announced the lineup for its 75th season, which opens June 24 with R&B singer Anita Baker and a new “big picnic” benefit event after the free concert. As typical, the 10-week festival features an array of pop, jazz and classical offerings.

Here’s the schedule:

  • June 24: Anita Baker, The Family Stone, Glide Ensemble
  • July 1: Preservation Hall Jazz Band and The Stone Foxes
  • July 8: San Francisco Symphony
  • July 15: Nitin Sawhney, Meshell Ndegeocello
  • July 22: The E Family featuring Pete, Sheila E, Juan and Peter Michael Escovedo
  • July 29: San Francisco Ballet
  • Aug. 5: Ozomatli, SMOD
  • Aug. 12:  Al Jarreau, George Duke Trio, Mara Hruby
  • Aug. 19: San Francisco Opera
  • Aug. 26: OK Go, The Family Crest

IF YOU GO
Stern Grove Festival

Where: Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, S.F.
When: 2 p.m. Sundays June 24 through Aug. 26
Admission: Free
Contact: (415) 252-6252, www.sterngrove.org
Note: Concertgoers are encouraged to use public transportation; parking is not provided.

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