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Conservatory Grand Lighting and Surrealistic Summer Solstice Concert

June 21, 2017
6:00 pm

Wednesday, June 21, 6-10pm (Grand Lighting at approx 9:15pm) Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love on the first evening of summer with the first public display of the light art installation that will transform the Conservatory into a canvas of elegant illuminated scenes every night through October and a free Surrealistic Summer Solstice jam revisiting the iconic songs of the late 1960s with over forty legendary musicians including members of ALO, Ratdog, The Chambers Brothers, The Jefferson Airplane, Motherhips, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Tarnation, Katdelic, Terrapin Family Band, New Monsoon, Moonalice, and more. The flower-powered celebration is free and open to all ages. A variety of food trucks from Off the Grid will be available as well, and the Conservatory is encouraging attendees to wear tie-dye to evoke the late 60s. At approximately 9:15pm, all eyes will be on the Conservatory for the Grand Lighting. Developed in partnership with San Francisco Recreation and Parks, the light art installation, initiated by Ben Davis of Illuminate, the nonprofit arts group behind The Bay Lights, together with Obscura Digital, a world-renowned creative studio specializing in large scale light-based art, uses gobo projectors to transform the all-white landmark with a series of exquisite scenes inspired by the rare tropical flowers within and the legacy of San Francisco's flower children. Space is limited at this event, and the public is encouraged to make a free reservation. Public transportation is highly recommended, as parking is limited. John F. Kennedy Drive will be closed between Conservatory Drive East and West for the entirety of June 21. The Surrealistic Summer Solstice is produced by Dawn Holliday with the musical direction of Dan "Lebo" Lebowitz. Presented by Conservatory of Flowers


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