No specific names, but Another Planet Entertainment plans to hold at least three free outdoor concerts in San Francisco next year for the next three years at Civic Center Plaza, Embarcadero Plaza and Union Square.
Is Berkeley-based concert promoter Another Planet Entertainment launching a charm offensive to win them over? Renovating and Repurposing the Castro Theater? The producers of Outside Lands recently came up with a Second weekend of the Outside Lands event From 2024, albeit with a different name and a smaller footprint. These are still events that require tickets.
But now APE really wants to use a Proposed series of free concerts in downtown San Francisco According to the Chronicle, from 2024. The proposed free concerts will take place at the Civic Center Plaza, Embarcadero Plaza and Union Square.
“I’m delighted that Another Planet Entertainment shares with us our vision of creating vibrant public spaces filled with joy and community,” London Mayor Breed said in a statement. “Their dedication to bringing an extraordinary live music experience to the heart of the city excites everyone who lives, works and visits San Francisco.”
No action was announced and no date was announced. But APE’s plan is to hold its first concert in 2024 and continue free outdoor performances at each location for three years.
The Chronicle notes that “the concert proposal is tentatively scheduled to be heard by the board of supervisors on June 22.” But June 22 falls on a Thursday, and the full board only meets on Tuesdays. June 22nd indicates that this is actually the competent Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Commission, which meets at 10am on that particular date. The full board may vote at a later date.
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