The popular Due South concert series returns to the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park this summer! For their third season, Due South has expanded to a four-concert slate with a fantastic and eclectic lineup. The free public concert series hosted by SF Parks Alliance and Noise Pop will feature live music and local food in SF’s second-largest park.
The next performance is Saturday, Sept. 16 at 2pm. Latin indie artists Y La Bamba and Marinero will take the stage with Loco Bloco for a truly memorable show.
Here’s the 2023 schedule for Due South:
- July 29: Shannon and the Clams, James Wavey
- Aug 26: Cherry Glazerr, Momma (Duo), King Isis
- Sept 16: Y La Bamba, Marinero, Loco Bloco
- Oct 7: Sheila E., Satya
Concerts will go from 2-6pm at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater. Admission is free, but you can reserve seats ahead of time by becoming an SF Parks Alliance member.
This year’s talent comprises a diverse list of musicians and bands including Oakland-based garage rockers Shannon and the Clams, indie-pop band Cherry Glazerr, Latin indie artists Y La Bamba and Marinero, and Oakland legend Sheila E. & The E-Train.
Launched in 2019, the aim of Due South is to celebrate the arts, culture and communities in this often overshadowed corner of the city. “Southeast San Francisco deserves a free concert series on par with Stern Grove or Hardly Strictly, and Due South at McLaren Park is the answer, ” said Drew Becher, CEO of SF Parks Alliance. “It’s one of the best hidden gems in San Francisco, and it’s about to lose its ‘hidden’ status.”
Built in 1970, the amphitheater and has hosted countless performances over the years. Celebrated for its beautiful setting and acoustics, it recently underwent nearly $1.5M in renovations. In 2006 the Greek-style theater was renamed in honor of Grateful Dead icon Jerry Garcia, who grew up in the Excelsior district. In addition to Due South, you can check it out for the popular Jerry Day celebration in his honor on August 5, 2023.