August 12, 2014
The 5th annual San Francisco Chinatown Music Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 16, at Portsmouth Square on Kearny, between Washington and Clay streets. Admission is free.
The festival is produced by the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, in association with Asian Improv aRts, API Cultural Center, Chinatown Community Development Center and Chinese Progressive Association.
Events include Exploring Engagement Project (11:25 a.m.), Jest Jammin' (11:40 a.m.), Summer Lee (12:40 p.m.), Queen Crescent (1 p.m.), Jon Jang (1:50 p.m.), Summer Lee (2:35 p.m.), Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble (2:55 p.m.), Jest Jammin' (4:15 p.m.).
With the theme “Without Walls,” the festival will present Toisan Railway, a newly commissioned work by the San Francisco Arts Commission by Jon Jang, the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco, the rhythm and blues of “Chinatown’s Soul Band” Jest Jammin’, and others, along with crafts, games, a film screening of Shaolin Soccer at 2pm, and a new exhibit sharing the installation work of Summer Mei-Ling Lee in CCC’s gallery entitled Into the Nearness of Distance.