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KALW Presents: Mulatu Astatke, Bombino, Stern Grove's 87th Season

This is a black and white photo of the musicians Tegan + Sara. The twins Tegan + Sara wear fashionable patterned shirts. One has a leather jacket over hers. Their hair is styled the same, in messy top-knots. They are close together at the center of the image but one looks directly at the viewer, and one looks off to the side.
Stern Grove Festival
Courtesy of Stern Grove Festival
Twin sisters born in Canada, Tegan and Sara have sold more than one million albums, and have received seven Gold certifications, one Double Platinum certification, three Juno Awards, two Polaris Prize nominations, and a Grammy nomination. They perform at the first Sunday of the 87th annual Stern Grove on June 23rd, with King Isis and an opening set from KALW DJ Lady Ryan.

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Recently Announced + KALW Presents!

Shows to look forward to—get tickets while they’re still available, and tune in for ticket giveaways!

Tuesday, August 13: Toro y Moi, The Greek Theatre
Pre-sale Tuesday 5/21@ 10 AM : pw = THEVIEW
Tickets on Sale Wed 5/22 @ 10 AM

Sundays, June 23 - August 25
KALW Music is thrilled to celebrate the 87th Season of Stern Grove Festival! The original free music festival, summer Sundays June 23rd through August 25th!
The 2024 lineup was just announced! June concerts feature Tegan + Sara and Chicano Batman, with Herbie Hancock, Lucinda Williams, Masego, The Commodores, Satya, and many, many more in July + August. Plus Poolside and Sylvan Esso on Saturday, August 24th and and Chaka Khan on August 25th for a special TWO DAYS of the Big Picnic fundraiser!
With a KALW DJ set, live on stage before the show!

These concerts are free for all. Reservations for each open up one month in advance. Stern Grove is a non-profit, and donating or buying a reserved table supports ongoing free live music for all.
The full line up is announced Friday May 10th!
Make your summer Sunday plans with your friends now. We'll be there!
Read about some of our KALW DJs on the line up!
Full 2024 Lineup

September 28-29, Portola Festival, Pier 80 – San Francisco, CA
Tickets: Portolamusicfestival.com / On sale Friday, May 17th!

Saturday, July 06: KALW Presents Bombino, The Chapel

Wednesday, September 11: KALW Presents Chromeo + The Midnight, The Warfield

Thursday, October 10: KALW Presents Akiko Yano, Great American Music Hall
Fully Seated! Secure your tickets now!

Live Music in the Bay Area | May + June 2024

Thursday, May 23: Lewis Ofman, The Independent

Thursday, May 23 + Friday, May 24: Madness, The Fox Theater

Thursday, May 30, 2024: Sarah McLachlan's "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy" 30th Anniversary Tour, with Feist, the Greek Theatre

Wednesday, June 12 + Thursday, June 13: KALW Presents Jazz is Dead: Mulatu Astatke

Thursday, June 13: Tiny Desk Contest On-the-Road!, Lagunitas Brewing, Petaluma

KALW is proud to be an NPR Music Tiny Desk partner! This summer, The Tiny Desk contest visits ten cities with the 2024 winner, plus some stand-out local Tiny Desk Contestants. The 2024 winner was announced May 15th!

CONGRATULATIONS TO PHILHARMONIK! Catch their incredible entry video "What's It All Mean?", and see them live!

(Hot tip, last year's Bay Area TDC sold out!)


Thursday, June 13: ODESZA, The Greek Theatre

Saturday, June 15: Old Crow Medicine Show with Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, The Fox Theater

Saturday June 15 & Sunday June 16: Vampire Weekend, The Greek Theatre, UC Berkeley

A Peak Ahead to More Live Music in the Bay Area 2024!

Saturday, July 20: Hiatus Kaiyote, The Fox Theater

Sunday, August 25: Kings of Leon, The Greek Theatre, UC Berkeley

Saturday, Aug 31 - Tuesday, September 3: Osees, The Chapel
1st two nights sold out! Sept 2 Tickets| Sept 3 Tickets

Tuesday, September 24: L’Impératrice, The Fox Theater

Tuesday, September 24: Kacey Musgraves, Chase Center

Friday, September 27: Faye Webster, The Greek Theatre

Sunday, October 6: The National & The War On Drugs with Lucius, The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley