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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

Having released albums under Digital Nations, a label founded by Steve Vai, music critic Louis Raphael has remained deeply connected to the pulse of the San Francisco music scene. Following his tenure as the San Francisco Music Examiner for and, he embarked on creating Music in SF® to authentically highlight the vibrant offerings of the city's music scene.