If you are a performer interested participating in the program send your electronic press kit, including mp3 music samples to:
Patrick Simms: Patrick@peopleinplazas.org
Please note that submissions are reviewed in February
People In Plazas produces free musical concerts
in San Francisco outdoor spaces.
Our mission is to activate urban open spaces through events which generate social congregation. Our aim is to bring these spaces to the status of "everybody's neighborhood."
People in Plazas provides more than 500 paid "gigs" annually for local musicians. We support live music performance and embrace the diversity and wealth of the Bay Area music community.
The series has grown to producing 170+ free performances in public plazas during July, August and September. Venues stretch from The Pyramid Building up to Castro Street on or near Market Street. The program reaches an audience of more than 45,000 annually.
The "People in Plazas" series is supported by the Mayor's Office, Art Commission, Musicians Union Local 6, AFM. SFPD, the SF Entertainment Commission and with a grant from the Hotel Tax Fund /Grants for the Arts. Downtown property owners provide venue sponsorship.
People in Plazas is a 501c3 non profit corporation
Board of Directors
Jim Patrick, President
Patrick & Co.
Carolyn Diamond, Secretary/Treasurer
Market Street Association, Executive Director
Local 6, AFM , President
North of Market/Tenderloin
Community Benefit District, Executive Director
Lynn Valente, Program Director
Patrick Simms, Assistant Program Director
Felix Velez, Assistant