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Posted on: February 12, 2024

Live Music to Kick Off in Civic Center Area

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SAN FRANCISCO – Civic Center Soundtrack, a free concert series by Illuminate, will kick off Tuesday at Fulton Plaza between San Francisco Main Library and the Asian Art Museum, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today.


The diverse musical performances will be held every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 3 p.m. The full lineup can be found here.


The six- month long music series is part of a larger effort by City and community agencies to enliven Fulton Plaza. Illuminate will install a massive koi mural by artist Jeremy Novy by the end of February. Later this spring, a programmable LED installation by artist Josh Huber will be hung above the plaza the roofs of the Asian Art Museum and the Main Library.


The Civic Center Soundtrack concert series joins an increasingly exciting roster of events, art installations and games at the three adjacent gathering spaces that make up the Civic Center area—Civic Center Plaza, Fulton Plaza, and UN Plaza.


New additions and upcoming events include:

  • Two new cornhole boards and three new foosball tables added to UN Plaza’s collection of chess, checkers, ping pong and more.
  • Elements from artist Charles Gadeken’s illuminated installation Entwined Meadow at UN Plaza. The nine shrub sculptures, each composed of hundreds of LED lights at varying heights, provide an interactive experience of changing colors and patterns.
  • Bay Area Skate Fest at UN Skate Plaza on February 18. This free, all-ages event will feature skateboard lessons with gear provided by Skate Like a Girl from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lessons will be followed by an open skate session, trick contest, and more from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • A 10 percent discount for federal, state and city employees at Assembly Café in Civic Center Plaza.


Rec and Park, in partnership with the Civic Center Community Benefit District, Urban Alchemy, San Francisco Public Library, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco Parks Alliance, Illuminate and recreation providers, is transforming United Nations Plaza and the surrounding Civic Center area by activating these public spaces with an array of recreational offerings and amenities.


Ongoing activations at UN Plaza include a 13,000 square-foot skateboarding area with iconic elements from San Francisco’s street skating history and a Fitness Court by the National Fitness Campaign offering strength training equipment as well as free group exercise classes through Rae Studios. In addition, Rec and Park provides free Zumba and yoga classes at both UN Plaza and Civic Center Plaza. Fulton Plaza hosts the Heart of the City Farmers Market, Artisan Gift Gallery, and all-ages open roller skating. For a full schedule, click here.



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