Previous Artists

Join us under the stars!

NextArts presents outdoor concerts annually in San Francisco Parks. In 2005, we began asking attendees to bring (new) unused items, with tag still attached for collection and redistribution to worthy charities instead of gated admission. So far we have collected over 12,000 pairs of new socks and underwear and over 5,000 units of school supplies. All new, all with tags still attached.

Below is a just a sample list of the many artists and performers who have graced the NextArts stage.


  • Babatunde Olatunji
  • Ben Doren
  • Bitches Brew
  • The Bittersweets
  • Ellen Ferrato
  • Eric McFadden
  • Fillmore Jazz Preservation Big Band
  • Forest Green
  • Heather Combs Band
  • JenÖ
  • Len Paterson Trio
  • Norm Stradley
  • New Monsoon
  • Paula West
  • Philboyd Studge
  • Polywog
  • Sen-Sei & David Coleman-LIVE
  • Steve Kimock
  • Tea Leaf Green
  • Ten Ton Chicken


  • Bensik Designs
  • Blush Beauty
  • Mystery Girl Productions
  • Steve Cuthbert


  • Leung's White Crane International
  • Dragon & Lion Dance
  • Robert Moses' Kin
  • SoulForce Dance
  • Temple of Poi


  • San Francisco Mime Troupe


  • Hoola "King" Louie
  • Mr. Mystic
  • Wavy Gravy


  • Deidre De Franceaux
  • Joe Mangrum