Ryan Cayabyab to headline PH Independence Day fete in SF
SAN FRANCISCO — Pop-icon and multi-awarded Ryan Cayabyab and his equally talented Cayabyab Singers will perform at a formal evening concert to start the celebration of the 119th anniversary of Philippine independence.
Cayabyab’s concert will be held on Friday, June 16 at the Marines Memorial Theater on 609 Sutter Street in San Francisco. Two days later on Sunday, June 18, an outdoor festival and concert will be held at Union Square from noon till early evening and is open to the public.
The dual events celebrate the Declaration of Philippine Independence from Spain on June 12, 1898. KalayaanSF, a San Francisco Bay Area organization that partners with the Philippine Consulate General of San Francisco and various community groups continues its vision to “Spark, Connect, Empower” by bringing in and presenting the best of Filipino culture, arts and music.
Concert and gala
Cayabyab’s Independence Day Concert will be held at the Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel on Sutter Street. It will be followed by a gala at the same hotel. Guests will be welcomed by a traditional Rigodon de Honor, a Filipino-Spanish quadrille folk dance.
especially performed by consular officers, community leaders and dignitaries. Women dancers will wear Filipiniana-inspired gowns, while the men will wear traditional or modern- designed Barong Tagalog.
A sumptuous multi-course dinner will be served and a no-host bar will be available. There will be performances by featured artists, and dancing till midnight with the music of top DJs. Tickets can be purchased at www.KalayaanSF.com/gala
Now on its fourth year, the annual KalayaanSF Outdoor Festival and Concert on Sunday, June 18 at Union Square will feature signature “street” performances on the four corners of Union Square and the main stage. There will be folk dances representing the different Philippine regions, martial arts, visual arts and musical performances.
A “MarketPlace” pavilion will be set up where attendees can browse and purchase Philippine products and sample authentic Filipino cuisine. Corporate and non-profit organization booths will also be present where major sponsors can reach out directly to consumers.
Part of KalayaanSF’s program is to honor Filipinos/Filipino Americans who have shown outstanding community involvement and or have excelled in their fields of expertise, as an inspiration to the youth and the community at large.
The 2017 Kalayaan Hero Awardees will be introduced to the public in a formal ceremony where they will receive the Gawad Kalayaan trophy. These select individuals have exemplified the highest ideals in the fields of sports, politics, arts, business and community service.
TFC Evening Concert
The KalayaanSF Festival will close with a free, full-length concert produced by ABS-CBN/TFC (The Filipino Channel) at the Union Square main stage. The concert will be headlined by various TFC talents and include crowd-pleasing performances by Ryan Cayabyab and his seven fabulous singers.
For more information on these and other KalayaanSF events in the month of June, or for inquiries on sponsorship, volunteer and vendor opportunities, please visit www.KalayaanSF.com, Facebook.cocm/KalayaanSF or info@kalayaanSF.com
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