People In Plazas produces free noontime musical concerts in San Francisco public spaces.
What began as a forum for street performers who were paid by passing the hat has become a program that provides wide exposure and more than 500 paid “gigs” annually for local musicians The series has grown to producing 120 + free performances at lunchtime in public plazas Monday through Friday in July, August and September. The program reaches an audience of more than 30,000 annually.
The “People in Plazas” series is supported by the Mayor’s Office, Art Commission, SFPD the SF Entertainment Commission and a grant from the Hotel Tax Fund /Grants for the Arts.
Board of Directors
Jim Patrick, President
Patrick & CompanyCarolyn Diamond, Secretary/TreasurerMarket Street Association
Tendeloin Community Benefit District
David Schoenbrun,Musicians Local 6, AFMBobbie Webb,
Blues and R&B Foundation, KPOO Radio
Lynn Valente, Program DirectorPatrick Simms, Assistant Program Director