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Bicycle Music Festival logo updated in 2015

After 7 years of producing Bicycle Music Festivals in San Francisco, in 2015 we’re producing our first BMF in Oakland! To reflect BMF’s new ubiquity, we’re taking the “San Francisco” out of our logo design and just stating who we are, clear and simple:
BMF logo_minus "San Francisco"

No matter which city you find us in, we are Bicycle Music Festival!
Feel free to print it out and make it into a spoke card!

• Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Featured in SF Examiner!

Today the Bicycle Music Festival got a great write up in the San Francisco Examiner! Dig it:

Bicycle Music Festival 2013 SF Examiner Headline

Bicycle Music Festival 2013 SF Examiner Headline

 

 

Bicycle Music Festival 2013 SF Examiner Article

Bicycle Music Festival 2013 SF Examiner Article

 

• Thursday, June 20th, 2013

BMF featured on: The Bay Bridged

We got a great write up from Mike G at The Bay Bridged today! Check it out: http://www.thebaybridged.com/2013/06/19/bicycle-music-festival-taking-the-show-on-the-road-literally/

• Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

BMF launches $4000 Kickstarter for 2013

The world’s largest Human-Powered Music Festival is more ambitious this year. We need your help to cover increased permitting fees.

Entering our 7th year this June 22, Bicycle Music Festival has maintained its commitment to innovation, responsible growth, and community power since our first event. This year, the permitting process was much more intense than in previous years, mostly because we are moving our Night Venue to the heart of the Mission District. The level of scrutiny and the fees have gone way up. This is also the first year that we’ll have an official Police escort on the LiveOnBike ride, which should increase the safety (though we’ve been blessed with very few incidents in past years). All in all these steps are setting us up for an amazing day of music, fun, and inspiration. But we learned about the fees long after setting our budget and fundraising goals for this year.

In short, we are coming up short this year. Even if we sell a ton of Bike Blended Smoothies, BMF would be in the hole. So we are turning to you.

If the Kickstarter method is successful this year, we will consider it for future years. Our priorities are to keep the festival free on the day of, and not to clutter our visual space with logos of companies that have nothing to do with our actual Mission Statement.

A successful Kickstarter will also be a huge morale boost to our crew. If we raise more than our target we’ll put the money towards future budgets and long term dreams, like:

- Creating a West Coast Bicycle Music Festival tour where different cities who already have BMFs (like Seattle, Eugene, Chico) and new ones stagger their dates to allow fans and bands to tour by bike from one to the next.
- Increasing our documentation of the fest to allow more groups from other cities to put on events with increasing quality and at lower cost.

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• Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

BMF featured on KALW's "Crosscurrents"

Check out this cool radio story about Bicycle Music Festival 2011, by Ali Budner. Produced for KALW’s show: “Crosscurrents.”

• Friday, July 15th, 2011

2010 SCHEDULE/ BAND LINE-UP

This year is going to be UNBELIEVABLE!

We’ve got Sean Hayes headlining, Locura, Manicato, and Judgement Day supporting… Somebody pinch me!

This is going to be the best festival ever.

and the secret weapon of the fest: Tri Tip Trio coming out of nowhere to burn down the house!  I can hardly handle myself!

View the full schedule on our “BMF SF 2010” page

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• Sunday, July 25th, 2010

MANICATO lined up for Dolores Park

San Francisco’s hottest salsa/reggae/hip-hop/rock band, MANICATO, has been added to the Dolores Park stop at the Bicycle Music Festival!

Manicao

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• Friday, June 20th, 2008