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Join the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band and Artistic Director Pete Nowlen as an audience or band member for our 2015-2016 season.

2016 Castro Street Fair

Castro Street Fair
Sunday, October 2, 2016 – Time TBD
Castro District
Market & Castro intersection & surrounding streets, San Francisco

Join the fun – SFLGFB will be performing at the 43rd Annual Castro Street Fair on Sunday, October 2, 2016. The Castro Street Fair is one of the oldest LGBT community celebrations in the world, and is part of the enduring legacy of Harvey Milk, who founded the event in 1974. The Castro Street Fair is a thriving arts and culture event – with multiple stages of live entertainment, dance areas, fine arts, interactive performance art, and street theater. The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band’s Pep ensemble will be playing along with more than 180 local entertainers. Come out and enjoy the fun! 

Earth Songs

As the first 2017 concert of its award-winning Community Concert Series, on March 25 & 26 at 4 pm, the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band will present “Earth Songs,” an amazing concert experience that will transport audiences on a musical journey to some of the most beautiful places on Earth. This multi-media performance will explore…

Spotlight on Broadway 2017

Join the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band for the second annual “Spotlight on Broadway,” a fun-filled audience participation concert on May 20 at the beautiful Sir Francis Drake Hotel on Union Square. Take your shower-time singing skills to the next level as we belt out some of Broadway’s most beloved show tunes from throughout the…

SFLGFB Performing at the Summer 2017 YBG Festival

The Yerba Buena Gardens presents the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band in its Summer 2017 Festival. Founded by Jon Reed Sims in 1978 in response to Anita Bryant‘s anti-gay campaign in the late 1970s, the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Marching Band and Twirling Corps was the first openly-gay musical group in the world. Sims…

2017 Pride Season Calendar

Since the Band’s debut in 1978 (marching behind Harvey Milk’s convertible) the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band has been an integral part of the June Pride celebration in San Francisco and neighboring communities. Look for SFLGFB at the following events during Pride Month: Thursday, June 1 San Mateo County Pride Center Grand Opening San Mateo…