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San Francisco Bay Area’s premier indie music and arts festival, Noise Pop Festival will officially return for a 29th year on Monday, February 21 through February 27, 2022. Early next year, Noise Pop Festival will once again transform the entire SF Bay Area into sprawling festival grounds as multiple events take place each night at various venues across the city over the course of a week next February. 

The city-wide celebration of independent culture regularly spans across more than 20 of the Bay Area’s most iconic music venues while also hosting art shows, film screenings, happy hours, after-hour parties, and more.

“It’s been a long, strange year but it’s great to finally be getting back to normal,” said Noise Pop Founder Kevin Arnold.  “One of the positive things that came out of quarantine was a bunch of great music, and we can’t wait to help bring live entertainment back to the Bay Area. With a continued focus on supporting indie musicians and the local arts community, our team can’t wait to roll out our next big event!”

A limited number of Super Early-Bird badges for Noise Pop Festival as well as Headliner Lounge passes for the Block Party are on sale now at and

20th Street Block Party is also now scheduled to return to the Mission District on October 16, 2021. Although the event will remain admission-free, special Headliner Lounge passes for the Block Party are on sale now at

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.