San Francisco Declares August 20 “The Flaming Lips Day”

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In a remarkable tribute to the legendary rock band The Flaming Lips, Stern Grove Festival, California’s oldest outdoor music festival, is thrilled to announce a special prelude to the closing concert of its 86th season. This ceremony, slated for Sunday, August 20, is set to honor The Flaming Lips before their headlining performance.

The significance of this day has been officially recognized by the City of San Francisco, which declared August 20 as “The Flaming Lips Day.” Mayor London Breed will lead the special proclamation presentation to the band, accompanied by heartfelt remarks acknowledging the band’s enduring contributions to the distinct cultural tapestry of the San Francisco Bay Area. Joining Mayor Breed for this esteemed occasion will be Festival Board Chair Matthew Goldman, Executive Director Bob Fiedler, and Commissioner and Chair of California State Parks Phil Ginsburg.

Wayne Coyne, frontman of The Flaming Lips, expressed their gratitude, stating, “We’re deeply honored to embrace August 20 as The Flaming Lips Day in San Francisco. We’ve shared countless moments in this city, and we feel privileged to be woven into the creative and diverse fabric of San Francisco’s music scene, which makes this city truly exceptional.”


With a discography that 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 years as the San Francisco Music Examiner for and, he decided to start Music in SF® as a way to showcase what the San Francisco music scene really has to offer.

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