THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2023, 7-9 PM, DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM, THE CHAPEL, 777 VALENCIA ST, SAN FRANCISCO
Join buildOn for a Community Concert at The Chapel in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District! Proceeds benefit Bay Area youth who participate in buildOn’s service-learning program. Come for an evening of great music and dancing and support a community service project for buildOn Oakland students.
Musical Performances by:
Born Xavier Amin Dphrepaulezz, by now much has been made of Negrito’s own unique story—his early years growing up in an orthodox Muslim household, the doomed major label deal that turned him off of the music industry altogether, the near-fatal car cash that permanently damaged his guitar playing hand—as well as the remarkable redemption arc that began in 2015, when he won the first ever NPR Tiny Desk Contest. In the years that followed, Negrito would go on to take home three consecutive GRAMMY Awards for Best Contemporary Blues Album, tour with everyone from Sturgill Simpson to Chris Cornell, collaborate in the studio with the likes of Sting and E-40, launch his own Storefront Records label, perform at Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Newport Folk, Bryon Bay Blues, and nearly every other major festival on the map, and found the Revolution Plantation, an urban farm aimed at youth education and empowerment. But the events on White Jesus Black Problems pre-date all of that by more than two centuries, and the story here isn’t so much Negrito’s as it is America’s.
G. Love & Special Sauce
Born Garrett Dutton in Philadelphia, PA, G. Love grew up equally enthralled with folk, blues, and rap, devouring everything from Lead Belly and Run D.M.C. to John Hammond and the Beastie Boys. After migrating to Boston, he and his band, Special Sauce, broke out in 1994 with their Gold-selling self-titled debut, which earned widespread critical acclaim for its bold vision and adventurous production. Over the next twenty-five years, G. Love would go on to release seven more similarly lauded studio studios albums with Special Sauce (plus four solo albums on his own), solidifying his place in music history as a genre-bending pioneer with a sound The New York Times described as “a new and urgent hybrid” and NPR called a “musical melting pot.” G. Love’s magnetic stage presence, meanwhile, made him a fixture on festival lineups from Bonnaroo to Lollapalooza, and his relentless appetite for tour and collaboration landed him on the road and in the studio with artists as diverse as Lucinda Williams, Dave Matthews, The Avett Brothers, Jack Johnson, and DJ Logic.
Highlights from our 2022 concert
Thursday, September 21, 2023, Doors 6PM, Show 7PM-9PM
777 Valencia 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.
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BART – The closest BART station is 16th & Mission – it’s an approximately 10 minute walk from The Chapel.
Muni- SF Muni bus lines 14, 22, 33, 49, and the J CHURCH light rail are all within walking distance of The Chapel. T
Nearby parking available at the following lots:
Mission & Bartlett Garage, 90 Bartlett St. (between 21st and 22nd Streets)
Hoff Street Garage, 42 Hoff (between 16th and 17th Streets)
There are also some street parking available, with meter enforcement ending at 6pm
Per the City and County of San Francisco, The Chapel is no longer requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to enter the club. Masks are still recommended.
Please note that our policies may change in accordance with any local mandates. In addition, certain shows (at the request of individual artists or their management ) may require masks to be worn, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test for entry. Be sure to check show specific ticket links for more information.
Food and alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase
Accepted payments include: All Major Credit Cards, Venmo, Paypal, Cash
- Selfie sticks
- Food and alcoholic beverages
- Glass of any kind
- iPads / Tablets / Laptops
- 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.
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 Raj Dhillon, Special Events Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
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