Concerts give music lovers the chance to gather together to hear their favorite artist and share one giant, meaty party sub. Share a moment with this GrouponLive deal.
Choose Between Two Options
$15 for admission wristbands and drinks and afterparty package for two (a $30 value)
- Admission wristband to festival
- Two beers at any indoor or outdoor festival bar between noon and 6 p.m.
- General admission into your choice of afterparty<p>
$125 for a VIP afterparty package for up to six (a $250 value)
- VIP reserved table for up to six at your choice of afterparty
- Your choice of one bottle of wine, one bottle of champagne, or one appetizer at the afterparty venue<p>
Afterparties start at 6 p.m. at Gussie’s Chicken and Waffles and West Bay Auditorium and at 6:30 p.m. at Rasselas Jazz Club & Restaurant and Yoshi’s. They’ll feature private performances from festival musicians, dancing, and drink and food specials—click here for full details on each event.
On Saturday, October 20, the free San Francisco Reggae Festival takes over a stretch of Fillmore with a vibrant celebration of island music and culture. Behind his shades and frequently outlandish hats, elder statesman of urban reggae Rankin Scroo commands the mic with utter intensity, whether he’s spitting through a rapid-fire, rap-inspired dance track or tackling themes of social breakdown and spiritual growth. The rest of the lineup brings local party-starting DJs and singers from the Bay Area and Jamaica together with musicians from as far afield as Israel and Mexico.<p>
San Francisco Reggae Festival
Gussie's Chicken & Waffles focuses on the flavors of the American South, not the Caribbean, but owner Michele Wilson and manager Pia Harris have a deep love for Jamaican culture and music. In 2011, they gathered a group of their neighbors in the Fillmore to kick off the first San Francisco Reggae Festival, a free afternoon of locally and internationally sourced concerts, booths showcasing local food vendors and artists, and children’s activities such as games and advanced relaxing lessons. While the pulse of classic reggae carries through the fest, lineups nod to modern developments in Jamaica and the Bay Area alike by also booking DJs and hip-hop-influenced performers.