NEMA San Francisco is positioned at the intersection of SOMA, Civic Center, Hayes Valley, and The Mission neighborhoods—each offering a unique appeal and distinct character. Celebrate Bay Area music in all its diversity at the San Francisco Music Day on Sunday, October 15 at the San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center, 0.4 miles from NEMA San Francisco. SF Music Day is a free, all-ages, daylong music marathon that celebrates the past, present, and future of Bay Area music. InterMusic SF will present 25 local ensembles featuring over 100 musicians on all stages of the venue. Explore music from across cultures and genres in a celebration of Bay Area mastery from noon to 7:00pm.

SF Music Day is a free, daylong music festival hosted in the center of San Francisco’s arts and culture district. Founded 15 years ago, this event celebrates the diverse Bay Area music community and invites local audiences to explore, savor, and experience live music performances at the historic San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center.

Each year, InterMusic SF presents SF Music Day, which features dozens of ensembles performing a staggering array of repertoire and styles. Thanks to support from InterMusic SF community partners, SF Music Day has grown and thrived and continues to be a central component of the SF Bay Area performing arts calendar. At InterMusic SF, we rely on generous donations and grant awards from foundations, corporate sponsors, and individuals to produce and present SF Music Day. This support enables InterMusic SF to fulfill its mission of advocating for a thriving musical community of those who create, share, and love the art of collaborative ensemble music.

This year’s SF Music Day 2023 is guest curated by The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, the award-winning vocalist, performer, and educator. Carol’s lineup of artists will be featured on the Herbst Theatre stage and will include Lady Bianca’s Quartet, Stephanie Crawford Quartet, Jesus Diaz y su QBA, Glen Pearson Trio, Jaz Sawyer Trio, featuring Tongo Eisen-Martin, and Eric Wyatt Quartet.

Featuring: Lady Bianca’s Quartet • Stephanie Crawford Quartet • Jesus Diaz y su QBA • Glen Pearson Trio • Jaz Sawyer Trio • featuring Tongo Eisen-Martin • Eric Wyatt Quartet • Beast Nest • Lorin Benedict + AURA • Brass Over Bridges • Classical Revolution • Charles Gorczynski Tango Quintet • Jahi & The Collective • James Mahone Trio • Melody of China • Members of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale with director Valérie Sainte-Agathe. • Quinteto Latino • Rob Reich Quartet • Stanton Street Duo • Telegraph Quartet • Trio 180 • TROUBLE TROUBLE • Where the Sun Grows • ZOFO Duet.

San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center (War Memorial) is conveniently located near public transportation, parking, and dining. Bordered by the Hayes Valley neighborhood, a variety of restaurants and bars are within walking distance.

The Prelude restaurant at the Opera House offers a changing seasonal buffet and elevated a la carte dishes for dining before San Francisco Ballet and San Francisco Opera performances, as well as during intermission. Located on the foundation level of the War Memorial Opera House, Prelude is open 2 hours prior to showtime. Browse the sample menus and then make a reservation online through Tock.

The North Box Restaurant is located on the North Mezzanine (Box) level of the War Memorial Opera House and features locally sourced California cuisine with global influences. The North Box Restaurant opens 2 hours before performance times, with the exception of Saturday and Sunday matinees, when it opens 1 hour prior. Reservations are strongly recommended, available on Tock, or by calling 415.861.8150. Browse the sample menu.

The Dress Circle Lounge on Level 3 (Dress Circle South) of the War Memorial Opera House is open 1 hour before Ballet and Opera performances. Sit back and savor snacks, sandwiches, and drinks.

Café Express is on the Lower Level of the War Memorial Opera House and is open 2 hours before curtain. Indulge in small bits and a variety of premium wines and spirits. Browse the sample menu.

The Tuning Fork Café, in the Main Lobby of Davies Symphony Hall, is open 1 hour before Symphony performances. It offers a delicious variety of wine, beer, snacks, and gourmet salads and sandwiches. Browse the sample menu.

Located in the Veterans Building Main Lobby, Café Valor proudly serves Intelligentsia coffee, specialty teas, a variety of pastries and gourmet salads and sandwiches. Browse the sample menu.

Come for the artists you know and love, and stay to discover new talents, enjoy fresh takes on familiar repertoire, and take in the wealth of creativity from the world-class composers and ensembles of our region.

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