20th Street Block Party

20th Street Block Party Announces Food, Craft, And Nonprofit Vendors, Art Row, And Additional Festivities

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 11, 2016)Noise Pop is announcing today a delicious array of Bay Area food vendors as well as nonprofit, business, and craft vendors for the fourth annual 20th Street Block Party Saturday, August 20 from noon to 6 p.m. Art Row and additional festivities taking place at the Block Party are also announced. The event will once again take place between Harrison and Bryant Streets, but has expanded to now include 19th Street and a partnership with Mission Language and Vocational School (MLVS).


Among this year’s featured food vendors are Mission favorite Flour + Water, serving up savory Pork Trotter Meatballs; FOB Kitchen, the lauded Filipino pop-up that recently found a permanent home in Mission gastropub Gashead Tavern; Salt Pt., a collective of butchers passionate about bringing meats from humane and environmentally-conscious farms to the mouths of Bay Area carnivores; Farmhouse Kitchen Thai, offering the flavors of Thailand with everything from street food to comfort country cooking; Universal Cafe, specializing in richly organic American and continental cuisine; and many more.


Noise Pop is also excited to welcome an a fantastic lineup of nonprofits and businesses to the Block Party this year, including nonprofit arts organization and alternative art space Southern Exposure (SoEx); ArtSpan, a nonprofit seeking to build community by connecting the public to visual arts in the city through SF Open Studios & Art for City Youth; Bay Area Record Fair (BARF) celebrating local music; and media arts and technology center nonprofit Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC). Craft vendors including San Franpsycho// indosole, Jennifer Clifford Art + Design, Alite Designs, Spiral Jewelry & Artisery, and more will also be on-location. Many of this year’s vendors are listed below, but for a complete list of all participants, visit http://www.20thstreetblockparty.com.


20th Street Block Party 2016 confirmed food, nonprofit, business, and craft vendors include the following:


Food Vendors

Flour + Water, Burma Bear, Farmhouse Kitchen Thai, Universal Cafe, Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas, Del Popolo, El Pipila, FOB Kitchen, Frozen Kuhsterd, Hella Halal, Love a Bee, Mission Minis, Mission Language Vocational School, Salt Pt., Savourie Streets, The Pop Nation, We The Minis Cupcakery.


Nonprofit and Business Vendors

Southern Exposure, ArtSpan, Bay Area Record Fair (BARF), BAVC, Last Gasp, Notes For Notes, Workshop SF, 24’ Studio, Mission Community Music Center, 826 Valencia, Rocket Dog Rescue, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, New School SF, Accion Latina / El Tecolote, Mutiny Radio


In addition to the music performances at the Block Party by Chicano Batman, Miami Horror, Boulevards, Nico Yaryan, Hazel English, Spooky Mansion, and Madeline Kenney, the fourth annual event will also feature Art Row, an interactive collection of creatives from the vibrant local arts community. The exhibitions and activities down Alabama Street include ArtSpan’s Workshop Tent, where attendees of all ages can meet local artists, create their own arts and crafts, and learn about the local arts community, as well as ArtSpan’s Community Mural to be painted by event guests and a tent where children can create their own custom-made superhero capes and masks. Art Row will also include the Southern Exposure (SoEx) Interactive Installation.


Block Party guests can also stop by Mutiny Radio on 21st and Florida to watch the live broadcast with a full day of comedy, interviews, and performances, or visit the Rocket Dog Adoption Zoo to check out dogs of all ages in need of a loving home. The San Francisco LowRider Council will bring choice classic and modern cars to display on 19th Street and Bryant, and Community Music Center will have an Instrument Petting Zoo where visitors can try out an array of instruments. Community Helping Communitywill be a place you can bring your cool things in need of new homes to trade and share with your neighbors. Festivities will also include Everything Goes Open Mic Live, The Clubhouse Comedy Show, and more.


Admission is free to the 20th Street Block Party, and food and drink will be available for purchase. VIP tickets are available for $95 and offer access to a private lounge, restrooms, free food and drinks, and special stage view areas.


In preparation for the 20th Street Block Party festivities, a special pre-party kick-off will be held at the California Academy of Sciences Nightlife August 18 with music from DJ Papolote and DJ Wesburger. Ne Timeas Restaurant Group will curate activations involving the science of food. And once the Block Party has concluded, DoTheBay will present the 20th Street after-party with silent disco by Hushcast at Southern Pacific Brewing Co. The after-party will take place from 6 p.m. to midnight and is 21+ and free to attend.


For more information on the event and to purchase VIP tickets, please visit http://www.20thstreetblockparty.com. Event artwork was done by renowned artist Jason Jagel.




Established in San Francisco in 1993, Noise Pop is the one of the nation’s leading independent music promoters. Over the last 24 years Noise Pop’s namesake festival has provided exposure to some of the top emerging artists, many of which have gone on to widespread acclaim, including The White Stripes, Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie, The Flaming Lips, The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Bright Eyes, and Yoko Ono. Noise Pop also co-produces the celebrated Treasure Island Music Festival. The outdoor festival, which celebrates its 10th Anniversary in October, takes place in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. Hosting 18,000 attendees per day, Treasure Island has featured some of the best and brightest in the independent and dance community, including Outkast, Beck, Atoms for Peace, LCD Soundsystem, deadmau5, Public Enemy, and The National.


Noise Pop is also the year-round talent buyer for the venerable San Francisco venue the Swedish American Hall as well as producer of the free celebration of musical and culinary delights, the 20th Street Block Party. Additionally Noise Pop partners with various organizations, venues and institutions to produce events throughout the year including the SF MOMA, California Sunday Magazine and Academy of Sciences. Visitwww.noisepop.com for more information.

Photo courtesy of Giant Noise

An avid drummer whose discography includes albums on Digital Nations (a Steve Vai imprint), music critic Louis Raphael has always kept a pulse on the San Francisco music scene. After many years as the San Francisco Music Examiner for Examiner.com and AXS.com, he decided to start Music in SF® as a way to showcase what the San Francisco music scene really has to offer.