Haight Ashbury Street Fair Fundraiser
Haight Ashbury Street Fair Fundraiser The Haight-Ashbury Street Fair is a non-profit organization [501(c)(3)] dedicated to celebrating the cultural history and diversity of one of San Francisco's most internationally celebrated neighborhoods - The Haight-Ashbury District. Since 1978, Hasf has produced the annual street fair that features arts and crafts, food booths, three musical stages, a Family Area (Children's Alley) and more. It also serves as a means for community groups and mercantile vendors to interact with the public and expand their base. The street fair was developed in response to the re-birth of the economic and residential spirit of the community in the mid-1970's. With the assistance of the late San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, the first District 5 and openly Gay supervisor, a group of neighborhood merchants, activists and residents developed this organization with the idea of sponsoring a day long community celebration. The first Haight-Ashbury Street Fair was held on April 30, 1978, to the fanfare of the neighborhood and the City. Since then, the street fair was moved to the second weekend in June where it has become a San Francisco cultural event. The two stages - Main Stage and Masonic Stage - hosts a variety of musical presentations that have featured such bands as the Merle Saunders Band, Jefferson Starship, The Tubes, The Commander Cody Band and Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix Experience) among others. It is also a showcase for up-and-coming artists and musical groups. The Alley Stage at The Children's Aalley hosts a line-up of Family entertainment for our future street fair generation. The Haight-Ashbury Street Fair has been awarded a California State Senate Resolution (2012), three San Francisco Board of Supervisor's "Certificate of Honor" (2007, 2010 & 2011) and a " Best of The Bay" award from the San Francisco Bay Guardian newspaper (2007). The Haight-Ashbury Street Fair wishes to thank all of the residents, businesses, musicians, artists and attendees for their continual support and in providing a jovial, harmonious and inspirational atmosphere. We also thank our lucky stars for having had Pablo Heising (Hasf President, 1978 - 2006) to guide us from the very beginning. Sea Dramas The music of Sea Dramas ranges from hazy folk with pensive melodies to 60's inspired echo laden pop that melds genres and styles with swirling, dreamlike qualities. Based in San Francisco Sea Dramas began as a voyage in audio recording by Scott Pettersen (songs, vocal, guitar, banjo, etc). A rotating cast of members lent their talents to a substantial collection of demo recordings and through this process a full fledge band has emerged. The groundwork is set and the songs have phoenix new life with the potent ensemble of Ted Kamp (Drums), Dwayne Anderson (electric guitar), Marlaina Rae (vocal, keyboard), John Mulhausen (bass) Dangermaker Dangermaker’s anticipated debut LP “Black Dream” is a bit dark and mysterious at times, yet also pervasively upbeat, catchy and fun, filled with “lots of energy, cool, dark, angular melodies” (David Bash of Ipo). The album represents a true progression for the band musically, the new songs straddle Dark Melodic Indie Rock and Classic Alternative, channeling 70′s Bowie, The Clash & The Stooges, and The Black Keys, The Killers & Interpol. Inspired by this wide pool of influence, their recent personal struggle, and the desire to create a blend of musical styles that resonates with audiences, this core of passionate musicians has crafted a provocative debut album which has led to recent showcases at SXSW and CMJ, propelling the band forward into 2013. Dangermaker emerged from San Francisco, Ca when singer/songwriter Adam Burnett unveiled a series of unfinished home demos to drummer Carlos Rodrigues. They collaborated to create edgier sounding songs than either had previously and went into PopSmear Studios to record with Scott Llamas (Dizzy Balloon/Panda, The Action Design, Finish Ticket), resulting in a widely reviewed 5-track Ep including the Owl Mag naming Dangermaker “One of my top 5 favorite Indie bands in the Bay Area”. However, the band was still an incomplete duo until keyboardist David DeAngelis left the Arkansas Delta to see what the West Coast had to offer and brought bassist Neko along one night. While all four members began as complete strangers, they were brought together by a shared passion and need to create music reflective of their diverse backgrounds, tastes, and influences, a need that came to fruition when they went into Studio SQ to record “Black Dream” with producers John Flores and Justin Sachs (Two Gallants, A B & The Sea, Foreign Cinema). What they could not have imagined was that during the first week of tracking, Adam’s father suffered a fatal accident and suddenly passed away. Dangermaker gained direct insight into a parable that artists have held throughout time — human experience is the substance from which honest and true works of art are formed. While the recording process nearly ground to a halt, the band ultimately used the tragedy as creative motivation and admit that “Without realizing it the experience influenced many of the new songs found on the record. Writing and recording became a process that brought us all together.” - by John Flores, Studio SQ Sweetwater Black Sweetwater Black is made up of Seth and Danielle Stowaway and Michael Scanland. Having started playing music together in the 8 piece, the Dirty Hand Family Band, this loud rock and roll 3 piece showcases their chemistry in a different light. Margaret The King The band was created by Dario. Beginning in June 2011, the band began practicing in a tiny shed, then later moving into a warehouse. We are in the process of recording our first Ep and are also starting to book shows in the local area.
1840 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: (415) 387-6455
Saturday, Feb 22 08:00 PM