SF’s Pistahan festival announces entertainment lineup
SAN FRANCISCO – The largest celebration of Filipino art, culture, dance, food and music in the U.S. will feature two days of performances by rising Filipino and Filipino American artists and entertainers.
The Filipino American Arts Exposition announced the entertainment lineup for the 29th Pistahan Parade and Festival set for Saturday, Aug. 13 and Sunday, Aug. 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT each day at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco.
The two-day lineup for the 29th Pistahan Parade and Festival:
Saturday, August 13
AC Bonifacio, Angela Ken, Sab, AC Bonifacio, Kiana V, Larren Wong, Ruby Ibarra, Guap, DJ Nico Blitz, Franboogie, Roslynn Alba Cobarrubias, Alex Retodo, Kariktan Dance Company, Likha Pilipino Folk Ensemble, Parangal Dance Company, Lil’ Jordan, St Augustine Children’s Choir, Kidz Groove, Soma Seniors, ONE, and more!
Sunday, August 14
Jocelyn Enriquez, Joline, Legacy, Maddie B, Rhythm Monsters, Kultura Ng Balisong, Gabby Hudson, Mabuhay Folkloric Society, San Mateo County Poet Laureates, Rebel and more!
(Lineups as of Aug. 10. Subject to change.)
The festival will be hosted by various local celebrities, including NBC Bay Area’s Audrey Asistio and Ginger Conejero Saab.
Each day, the Pistahan Parade and Festival will be available to a global audience via Kumu, Facebook Live and YouTube Live.
The Pistahan Parade kicks off the festival weekend on Saturday, Aug. 13, in a colorful display of Filipino community pride and diversity, featuring festive floats, cultural dance groups, musical performances, and community organizations. The Parade will begin at the Civic Center, proceed along Market Street, and end at Yerba Buena Gardens.
Aside from cultural performances and world-class entertainment, the outdoor festival will also host food trucks, artisan merchandise, and hands-on and authentic cultural experiences in six themed pavilions: Art, Culinary, Dance, Health, Innovation, and Sports.
Special guests scheduled to join the pavilion presentations include:
- Art Pavilion: Taipan Lucero – Baybayin Artist (Manila, Philippines);
Nonie Cruzado – Surreal Artist (Boulder, Colorado)
- Culinary Pavilion: Martin Yan – Yan Can Cook (San Francisco, CA);
Charleen Caabay – Winner, Chopped (Oakland, CA)
- Innovation Pavilion: Bobby Rubio – Writer, Illustrator and Director (San Diego, CA); Carlyle Nuera – Lead Designer; Barbie Signature at Mattel (San Diego, CA)
- Sports Pavilion: Raymond Townsend – First Filipino American to play in the NBA (San Jose, CA); Joseph Bautista – Legacy Filipino Martial Arts (Daly City, CA)
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