THE 21ST ANNUAL
Glen Park Festival
A NEIGHBORHOOD TRADITION TO SUPPORT THE GLEN PARK COMMUNITY
on DIAMOND STREET
The Glen Park neighborhood is full of families, and the 2019 Festival will be a fantastic event for everyone, especially the kids! For the 2019 festival we expect to run a full slate of acts at the main stage, plus jumpy houses, performers, and other events specifically for kids in the children's area at the end of Wilder Street and elsewhere.
(Our 2019 lineup is finalized, but the schedule is still tentative.)
Come dance, sing, and tap your toes with local children's musician Gayle Schmitt and her bluegrass-pickin' Ramblers as they present a fun-filled performance of bluegrass, mountain, and folk music for kids with their second appearance at the Festival. With fiddle, banjo, mandolin, and bass they'll set your feet a-stompin' — fun for the whole family! Kentucky-born Gayle Schmitt has released two Parent's Choice Award-winning CDs featuring homemade tunes as well as bluegrass and old-time songs for kids. She has taught music and movement classes for children throughout the Bay Area for more than 13 years.
District 8 is an indie rock, power pop, karate chop, with a cherry on top. Formed in 2009, and featuring classic-style, guitar-driven sounds and vocal harmonies, they honed their craft playing bars, parties and festivals around the Bay Area and built up a repertoire of original material. They released their self-produced debut album, "Interruptions" in 2015. This year they've released an EP called "Bright Ideas". Entering their tenth year, still with the original lineup, they continue to thrill with the power and majesty of rock.
La Original 24 bring their sound of the Mission District to the Glen Park Festival. The seven band members play a Latin mix of salsa, cumbia, and other genres that will have you on the dance floor.
Jinx Jones, once called "Man of a Thousand Riffs" is a versatile guitarist who's lent his strings to jazz, pop and rockabilly tunes — as well as En Vogue's megahit "Free Your Mind." But for Jones, with releases such as "Rumble & Twang" and "Rip and Run," rockabilly's where it's at. With his trio the KingTones, featuring Ken Owen on drums and Whisky Pills on bass, Jones will treat the Glen Park crowd to some truly tasty licks that will make you want to break out your creepers and grease your hair. Jones is one axeman who takes his "License to Twang" seriously.
For over a decade, Bayonics has been rocking the San Francisco Bay Area with a unique blend of latin, reggae, funk music. This stalwart band has been a Bay Area headliner for many years and they never fail to deliver fresh new music and move the crowd with consistent passion, energy & emotion.
Bayonics is led by the powerful vocal stylings of Jairo Vargas, aka Rojai (Row-Juh), who merges elements to produce a raw soulful sound as distinct and unique as the San Francisco streets that bred him. Channeling a sixth sense that only he holds, he puts forth melodies, lyrics and compositions that carry inherent respect for the artist that inspired his craft.
Playing to packed houses worldwide, Bayonics has performed everywhere from San Francisco to Miami, to Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Brazil. Bayonics have shared the stage with Wu-Tang Clan, N.E.R.D., Mos Def, Jordan T, Erykah Badu, J-Boog, Common, George Clinton, Katchafire, Los Rakas, Con Brio, Gondwana, RaShiloh, Yami Bolo, Warrior King, Alborosie, Ozomatli, Common Kings and the Black Keys.