Join us for an afternoon of free live music, dance, and art!
Get ready to groove to the beats and enjoy incredible performances by talented artists from around the world, and check out over 100 vibrant, locally-made murals. This in-person event will showcase a diverse range of musical genres, from soulful melodies to foot-tapping rhythms. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant music scene, see and tour over 100 murals, and connect with fellow music and art lovers. Mark your calendars and get ready to have a blast at the Songbird Music Festival at The Box Shop!
The Festival is a collaboration of diverse local presenters and talent celebrating their original unique expressions in music, performance art, and film.
– Mural Tours at 1 pm and 2 pm (timing may change; please check here)
– Live Music 3 – 6 pm
Free to Attend – Please Register
Songbird Presents was founded in the Mission and is the outcome of the San Francisco Songbird Festival founded in 2008 Songbird Presents is deeply rooted in the heart of the San Francisco, Mission District. The events presented bring performers and the community together for traditional and non-traditional music, dance, and visual arts events.
The Box Shop is a collaborative workspace in Bayview-Hunters Point, San Francisco, with affordable studios for Bay Area artists, makers, and small businesses focused on metal and industrial arts.
Our mission is to support artists and the creation of high-quality art through shared access to tools, skills, and knowledge. We focus on enabling artists from underrepresented communities.
The Songbird Festival is made possible by The San Francisco Arts Commission.
Dunun Bay presents traditional West African rhythms and dances, from Guinea. The group was formed by Maria Young who dedicated her life to the study and teaching of the rich material the group shares. The group performs to spread healing and joy.
Maria Young was first captivated by West African rhythms when she was introduced to them through a drum class at CCSF in 1994. Shortly after, she was introduced to the dance and knew that she would commit her life to the study, and eventually teaching, of this beautiful art form. She is honored to be a part of a group that shares this rich cultural expression in San Francisco, her birthplace.
Tim Renner is a multi-instrumentalist from Portland, Oregon, where he played orchestra and band instruments from a young age and was eventually drawn to acoustic bass. He has performed professionally in many styles of music while maintaining a praxis that is consciously free from the imperatives of commodification. Tim has found a meaningful community playing drums for West African dance.
Jeannette Diaz has studied West African drumming and dance with master teachers in Guinea and throughout the United States. Prior to joining Dundun Bay, she played with several Atlanta-based West African performance groups. She performs regularly with SF mission’s Loco Bloco and with Berkeley-based Marimba Pacífica.
IИTI (formerly Inti Batey), is a captivating Latin experimental fusion band that pushes the boundaries of musical genres, creating a unique and mesmerizing sonic experience.
Their innovative compositions and lyrics blend elements of traditional Latin rhythms with modern electronic sounds, Hip Hop, and rock influences. With their vibrant performances and infectious energy, IИTI takes audiences on a thrilling musical journey that transcends cultural boundaries, igniting a passion for connection and community. IИTI is proudly a product of the San Francisco arts ecosystem.
IИTI has been invited to perform and share medicine music on important stages such as the SF MOMA, Oakland Museum of CA, KQED Live, Azkenash, The Chapel, and Amado’s, Collaborating with community arts organizations such as MCCLA, La Peña Cultural Center and Brava Theater. Participating in local festivals and community events like 41st Encuentro del Canto Popular with Acción Latina, or the World Folk Jam as well as the Galas for organizations such as the Mission Economic Development Agency, Edificio de las Mujeres, and Jobs for Justice.