East Bay Times
Stern Grove Festival
The popular free outdoor festival, which was set to run on Sundays from June 14 to Aug. 16 at lovely Stern Grove in San Francisco, has been canceled for the first time in its 83-year history. The series was set to feature a diversely appealing lineup, including reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, East Bay funk stars Tower of Power, both the San Francisco Symphony and Ballet, Miley’s dad Billy Ray Cyrus, soul singer Macy Gray, pop-rockers Hanson, indie-pop favorites Animal Collective and others. Organizers hope to reschedule some of these acts for 2021. Visit sterngrove.org for more information.
What to watch: Check out Tower of Power’s “Look in My Eyes,” the legendary Oakland troupe’s first new music video in 30 years. Then go on a nostalgic run through some memorable videos of yesteryear, stopping at Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Achy Breaky Heart,” Hanson’s “MMMBop” and Macy Gray’s “I Try.” And if you didn’t watch Jimmy Cliff’s “The Harder They Come” when we recommended it in the earlier California Roots write-up, what are you waiting for?
What to listen to: Push play on the San Francisco Symphony’s memorable live collaboration with mighty Metallica from 1999 — “S&M” — before switching over to North Mississippi Allstars with “Boulderado: Live at the Fox” (2010) for a spell. Finish up with Tower of Power’s “Live and in Living Color” (1976).
What to eat: Pack a picnic, just like you’d do for an actual trip to Stern Grove.
What to wear: A sunhat plus a warm sweater, because you just never known what the weather will be like when its summertime in San Francisco.
This week, we were inspired by the awesome fans who brought some Tulsa Love in lieu of our Hanson Day celebration together this week. We have no doubt great gatherings will be in our future, until then we miss you too!
Billboard’s Live At-Home series is continuing into May.
The performances for the week of May 11 will feature at-home sets from Hanson, Noah Cyrus and more via Billboard‘s Facebook page. Loud Luxury will kick things off on Monday (May 11) with a set at 1 p.m. EST. Other acts slated to perform during the week include: Natanael Cano & Junior H and Camilo.
The Billboard Live series launched on March 19 with the help of JoJo, Josh Groban and Russell Dickerson, who selected nonprofits to support during their livestream to benfit those most affected by COVID-19. Billboard Live At-Home series thus far has helped charities such as Meals on Wheels America, Downtown Women’s Center, My Friend’s Place and more.
Tune in to Loud Luxury’s set Monday, and check out the week’s full schedule below.
Monday (May 11)
1 p.m. ET — Loud Luxury
Tuesday (May 12)
1 p.m. ET — Natanael Cano & Junior H
Wednesday (May 13)
1 p.m. ET — Hanson
Thursday (May 14)
1 p.m. ET — Camilo
Friday (May 15)
1 p.m. ET — Noah Cyrus
This week we meet up to taste the flavors of the seven musical continents…on Continental Breakfast In Bed EP for Hanson.net.
Hanson will be participating in HARKCHELLA on Cinco de Mayo (May 5, 2020) It will be a linvestream concert with a stellaw lineup of amazing bands and musicians who are donating their time to support HARK – Helping Arts Reach Kids. Concert will be streamed on all their social media – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Concert starts at 7pm Pacific time and is scheduled to go until 11pm.
More details: https://www.healingartsreachingkids.com/?fbclid=IwAR39wAcAqmBl4Ez7JAkOaXWTLluY2ngt7nraRUvOcrd6flp8UR-87JxQUbU
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/243767200032089/
HARK’s mission is to bring healing and coping techniques through creative experiences that allow children to express their fears and triumphs that may be a part of their illness or injury. Your participation and donations make a difference by bringing much needed supplies and volunteering with art, music and other creative opportunities for the critically ill and injured children at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Our goal is to provide a hospital-wide environment splashed with color and fun! We are a non-profit organization creating a space and providing materials for many sick and recovering children. We are committed to helping these children share their experiences and reflect on their lives during such a difficult time, which in turn gives them a better healing rate.