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PianFrancisco – Piano Adventure at Fort Point
Three pianos will be placed, for the public’s enjoyment, inside Fort Point, Presidio
PianFranciso creates unique music experiences by placing pianos in unexpected public places, delighting attendees and passerbys alike.
The events feature a scheduled set by renowned Bay Area musicians, after which members of the audience are often invited to play a song for the crowd.
PianFrancisco has earned a reputation of creating organic, casual music shows where all are welcome. Best of all, these events are always free!
This summer, PianFrancisco joins forces with Art in the Parks, a Parks Conservancy program which brings art forms of all kinds to the Golden Gate National Park Recreation Area.
For the first time ever, three pianos will be placed, for the public’s enjoyment, inside one of San Francisco’s most historic sites: FORT POINT. This architectural gem is located in the Presidio under the Golden Gate Bridge and has protected the San Francisco Bay for over 150 years.
The installation of 3 pianos throughout the fort will be open to the public between Friday, August 23 and Sunday, August 25th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. All are welcome to take a seat at a piano and play a tune!
In addition, on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, free scheduled concerts and talks will take place in the fort.
Join us for an inspiring afternoon of classical music and fascinating stories about Fort Point’s colorful past. Enjoy some beautiful music and learn something about this incredible historic site!
Food and beverages (other than water) are not allowed inside the Fort
PARKING AND DIRECTIONS:
Location: Fort Point is located at the south anchorage of the Golden Gate Bridge at the end of Marine Drive on the Presidio of San Francisco.
Parking: There is limited parking at Fort Point. Additional parking is available near the Warming Hut, a ten-minute walk to the Fort. Click here for more information on how to drive to Fort Point.
Public transportation: MUNI 28 bus or PresidiGo (Crissy Field Route): Get off at Golden Gate Bridge stop. Walk fifteen minutes, following trail signs northeast of the plaza to Fort Point at the base of the bluffs. The PresidiGo also stops at Crissy Field at Mason St and Crissy Field Ave, a fifteen-minute walk to Fort Point.
Fort Point can be chilly and very windy; wear warm layers and comfortable shoes.
Free event, free entry to the Fort – no tickets necessary
Additional time info:
Fri 8/23 – Sun 8/25, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Piano installation, available for the public to play!
Sat 8/24: 1:30 – 3:30 pm – Classical music performed by local musicians
Sun 8/25: 1:30 – 3:30 pm – Stories of Fort Point told by Park Rangers
Long Ave & Marine Drive, San Francisco, CA