Featuring Michael Franti and Hosted with a Special Performance by John Forté

June 15, 2022, 5:00 pm PT | TJPA’s Salesforce Park Amphitheater

Join buildOn for an outdoor Community Concert at TJPA’s Salesforce Park! Proceeds benefit Bay Area youth who participate in buildOn’s service-learning program. Come for an evening of great music and dancing, enjoy food and drinks from local businesses, and participate in a community service project with buildOn Oakland students.

This event is SOLD OUT, but you can still join our free livestream:

With Musical Performances from:

Michael Franti

Michael Franti is a globally recognized musician, humanitarian, activist, and award-winning filmmaker revered for his high-energy live shows, inspiring music, devotion to health and wellness, worldwide philanthropic efforts and the power of optimism. Throughout his multidecade career, Franti has earned three Billboard No. 1’s with triumphantly hopeful hits “Sound of Sunshine,” “Say Hey (I Love You)” and “I Got You,” as well as five Top 30 Hot AC singles, nine Top 25 AAA Singles and three Billboard Top 5 Rock Albums.

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John Forté

John Forté, first recognized for his work with the multi-platinum hip-hop group ‘The Fugees’, is a Grammy-nominated recording artist, filmmaker, writer, and activist. John will be hosting the event and providing a musical performance that you won’t want to miss. (Photo credit: Lara Forté)

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Featuring Delicious Food from:

SHŌ Group

Thanks to our Hospitality Sponsor, SHŌ Group, Chef Shotaro “Sho” Kamio and his team will be treating all guests to an expertly crafted Bento Box. On our VIP Terrace, the future home of SHŌ that overlooks beautiful Salesforce Park, Chef Sho and SHŌ Group’s award-winning sushi master, Masa Sasaki will feature a Sake Bar and Live Sushi.

SHŌ Group is a global experiential hospitality platform that builds communities through the creation of one-of-a-kind guest experiences across fine dining, nightlife, retail food concepts, and events. Their flagship concept located in San Francisco, SHŌ, will be the only restaurant located atop Salesforce Park, and where BuildOn will be hosting its event. SHŌ is set to open in the Fall of 2023.

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Thank You to Our Premier Sponsors

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors

Have a question about the event?

Check out our event FAQ, or please email us at info@buildon.org for additional information about the event.

June 15, 2022, 5:00 pm PT 

TJPA’s Salesforce Park Amphitheater

425 Mission St, San Francisco, CA

Proceeds from the Better Together concert benefit buildOn’s Oakland Service-Learning Programming. These resources help to strengthen and sustain school and community partnerships, student engagement, program materials and more. buildOn programming plays an essential role in helping to empower students to be the change they see in their school, community and beyond.

In-person tickets are now sold out, but you can still join the free livestream at https://buildonevents.org/

We highly recommend utilizing public transportation as parking is very limited. 

BART-If you’re taking BART into the city, you can exit at either the Embarcadero station or Montgomery St. station, both of which are just one block north of the park.

Muni- Various Muni bus lines also make stops inside the Salesforce Transit Center. These include: 5 Fulton, 5R Fulton Rapid, 7 Haight/Noriega, 10 Townsend, 12 Folsom/Pacific, 14 Mission, 14R Mission Rapid, 14X Mission Express, 25 Treasure Island, 38 Geary, and 38R Geary Rapid. You can also take all Muni light rail lines (J, K, L, M, N, or T) to the Embarcadero or Montgomery St. stations, which are just one block north of the park.



Nearby parking available at the following lots: 

Park SFO (195 N. Access Rd.) 

Salesforce Town Parking (415 Mission Street) 

Foundry Square IV 500 Howard Garage (9 Natoma Street) 


Accessing Salesforce Park Amphitheater: 

Salesforce Park Amphitheater is located on the Westend of the park. 

  • The easiest way to access it by elevator is via the elevators on the south side of 1st St.
  • The easiest way to access it by escalator is from the Grand Hall. Those escalators touch down on the Bus Deck,  walk forward to the next group of escalators, those will take them to the Park.
  • Visitors can also access via the Salesforce Tower bridge. They need to take the public elevators, accessed from a lobby on the northeast corner of Salesforce Tower (at the corner of the Tower closest to Salesforce Plaza and the Salesforce Transit Center.

In the best interest of guests and staff, we will continue to monitor local COVID-19 trends and meet or exceed protocols mandated by local governments. By purchasing tickets to this event, unless prohibited by law, you agree to abide by the health and safety measures in effect at the time of the event, which may include, but not be limited to, wearing masks, providing proof of vaccination status and/or providing proof of negative COVID-19 test. Check back often for updates to your event as guidelines are subject to change.

Meals will be provided at no cost to concert attendees. Enjoy a free meal on us!
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for a suggested donation of $10.


Accepted payments include: All Major Credit Cards, Venmo, Paypal

Permitted Items

  • Umbrellas (small, collapsible-shaft umbrellas, i.e. purse umbrellas, tote umbrellas, etc.)
  • Blankets
  • Liquid sunscreen, in non-aerosol containers 3oz or less
  • Bug spray in non-¬aerosol containers of 3oz or less
  • Portable Phone Chargers

Prohibited Items

  • Weapons
  • Selfie sticks
  • Food and alcoholic beverages
  • Glass of any kind
  • iPads / Tablets / Laptops
  • Drones
  • Tents / Canopies
  • No Pets
  • Professional camera equipment & flash photography

Tickets for Better Together are non-refundable. This is a rain or shine event.

There is no reserved seating during the concert. Seating is casual, we encourage you to bring your own picnic blanket.

Ticket Cost  Tax Deductible Amount 
General Admission: $100 $100
Supporter Ticket: $250 $245
Champion Ticket: $1,000 $940
Solidarity Ticket: $2,500 $2,420
Great Leaders Ticket: $5,000 $4,640
Movement Package: $10,000 $9,280

buildOn is happy to assist! If you are in need special accommodations during the Better Together Concert (i.e. chair, elevator or ramp access) please contact info@buildon.org

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