3rd Annual Polk Street Blues Festival – 2012

Blues on Polk Street

 The third annual Polk Street Blues Festival kicked off this morning (Sat 29th 2012) and its looking like another huge success, San Francisco is basking in sunshine today, I was kinda worried it may be overcast like yesterday. The streets are full of very happy revelers sitting on the fake grass in front of the two stages either end of the festival. The event is organized by the folks behind the Fillmore Jazz Festival

The Festival also features a merchant marketplace, arts and crafts, gourmet food booths, a large family area, cafe seating areas, and much more. There are some nice buys from art pieces, clothing, jewery and the SFPD have a booth with two young PAL cadets selling SFPD and SFFD merchandise, I picked up one of the new SF Giants SFPD baseball caps. Purchases go to a good cause. There is also a Americas Cup stall, worth checking out.

Check out some of the pictures below, or better yet, its a beautiful day, why not join us on Polk street, the festivities don’t end until 6pm. If you still can’t make it today, there will be an encore on Sunday as this is a two day event and its the only free blues festival in SF.

This event is presented By The Polk District Merchants Association


 Saturday 29thThe main stage on Polk at California will host the following acts…

  • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Andre Thierry (Zydeco)
  • 12:50 PM – 2:20 PM RattleCans
  • 2:40 PM – 4:10 PM Little Brown Brothers
  • 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Bobbie Webb and Smooth Blues Band Featuring Fillmore Slim

Entertainment Area at Jackson and Polk

  • Noon – 1:30 PM SF Rock Project
  • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Mike Skinner & Walt the Dog
  • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Buckaroo Bonet

Sunday 30thThe main stage on Polk at California will host the following acts…

  • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Consonance
  • 12:50 PM – 2:20 PM Ascension
  • 2:40 PM – 4:10 PM Juce Garcia Band
  • 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM BABS Caravan of All-Stars

Entertainment Area at Jackson and Polk

  • Noon – 1:30 PM Bird School of Music
  • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM The James Moseley Band
  • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM The Ed Earley Band Featuring Jay Bonet

The food stands will feature the following tasty menu items…

Repicci’s Italian Ice of the East Bay- Italian Ice
Peter’s Kettle Corn – Kettle Corn & fresh lemonade
Sweet Delights – Burgers, fries, Corn Dogs, Cheese Steak Sandwich, Funnel Cakes,
Pupusaa, lemonade
Thai Kebob BBQ – BBQ chicken or pork kebobs, BBQ chicken pork or beef with rice & noodle, sausages, lemonade, ice tea
Eric’s Buffalo Wings – BBQ chicken stick, gyros, corn dogs & garlic fries, chicken lettuce wrap, funnel cakes
Cahee’s Catering – catfish, fries
Luella – ricotta artichoke sandwich, fried chicken sandwich with heirloom tomato, pork bacon chili, herb fried chips
Aroma Concessions – BBQ oysters, Catfish & chips, Smoked turkey legs, Tri tip sandwich, Chicken kabobs, Garlic fries, Iced Tea, water, frest squeezed lemonade.

I had the Tri Tip sandwich and yes it was dang tasty.