Credit: Paul Freedman

Credit: Paul Freedman

2013 PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Paul Freedman, 415-810-3696, paul@bicyclemusicfestival.com

SEVENTH ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO BICYCLE MUSIC FESTIVAL, JUNE 22

Golden Gate Park to Mission District, Noon to 9pm

 

The world’s largest-ever pedal-powered music festival to feature 

live-on-bike performances, Grammy-winning artists, and Bill McKibben of 350.org

 

The Seventh Annual San Francisco Bicycle Music Festival, the original and world’s largest bicycle music festival, happens June 22nd in Golden Gate Park and in the Mission District, as well as live on bicycles en route between the two destinations.  The lineup features Grammy-winning bluegrass artists, Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands; Jason Brock of The X-Factor; Quinn DeVeaux & the Blue Beat Review; and Bill McKibben of 350.org.

The SF Bicycle Music Festival is a free, non-profit, all-day, all-ages, outdoor concert featuring musical acts from around the Bay Area. The Festival champions bicycle mobility, full audience participation, and zero use of fossil fuels. Twenty-thousand watt sound systems are powered entirely by volunteer pedalers on stationary bikes, and all participants ride together in a bike parade between the two locations.  En route, participants enjoy live performances from a bike-pulled mobile stage, amplified by full-sized concert speakers strapped to multiple bikes throughout the crowd and connected wirelessly.

The Festival begins 12 noon to 5pm at Pioneer Log Cabin Meadow in Golden Gate Park. The LiveOnBike music bike parade rolls out from the park at 5pm and travels to 22nd and Bartlett Streets in the Mission District where performances continue until 9pm. Bike-blended smoothies and pedal-churned ice cream will be served in the park and the Mission Community Market will serve fresh local faire for the Bartlett Street stage.

New for this year’s Festival!

  • World’s largest Human-Powered concert ever. History in the making!

  • Night Venue in a bustling block in the Mission – same location as the Thursday Night Mission Community Market. (22nd & Bartlett)

  • The largest  LiveOnBike ride ever: 1000 cyclists enjoying a mobile performance from an 8-foot wide Mobile Stage.

  • True concert grade sound with the BMF’s most powerful and highest-quality system yet.

  • The biggest Pedal Power effort ever — including 25 efficient generator bikes, one 16 feet tall, some sized small enough for 7-year-olds, some ridden in by musicians performing at the festival — achieving the vision of true community-powered music festival.

  • A special message from Bill McKibben of 350.org. With atmospheric carbon levels surpassing 400 PPM, his climate-saving message has never been more timely.

Festival Line Up:

Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands, Bill McKibben of 350.org, Quinn DeVeaux & the Blue Beat Review, The Seshen, Classical Revolution, Earth Amplified, DJ Real and more. LiveOnBike performance by Jason Brock of TV’s The X-Factor.

As participating bands are paid in part by cash donations, we suggest attendees bring cash to this free event to support participating artists. Better yet, participants may purchase golden bracelets in advance on eventbrite.com. Bracelets are good for unlimited bike-blended smoothies and show support for bike music artists.

All Pedal Power equipment is supplied by Rock the Bike. Every material aspect of the Festival – sound equipment, instruments, gear, personnel, musicians, and fans – is transported entirely by bicycle.

The Bicycle Music Festival’s mission is to promote sustainable culture in general and bicycle culture in particular, by physically engaging and immersing our community in free, participatory, bicycle-based music and arts events. Bicycle Music Festival is a proud Park Partner of the San Francisco Parks Alliance.

WEB

bicyclemusicfestival.com

 

VIDEO

2012: http://youtu.be/5Vmv4S4w8lY

2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbXWg3PBIz4

2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULyORRe2Xfw