Tegan and Sara Ignite Stern Grove Season with Heartfelt Performance and Family Touch

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Sisters Tegan and Sara kicked off the new season of Stern Grove concerts yesterday with a performance that brought to life the lush, natural amphitheater. The indie pop duo, known for their infectious melodies and heartfelt lyrics, delivered a set that resonated deeply with the sold-out crowd, setting the tone for an unforgettable summer series.

Opening with fan favorites like “Living Room” and “Walking with a Ghost,” the Quin sisters immediately captivated the audience. Their harmonies were tight, their banter charming, and the energy palpable. Each song seemed to strike a chord with the audience, with enthusiastic sing-alongs and spontaneous dancing breaking out across the grove.

Adding a special touch to the afternoon was the presence of their mom, sitting proudly in the audience. Tegan and Sara acknowledged her multiple times throughout the show, sharing anecdotes that highlighted their close family bond and the personal nature of their music. This familial presence brought an extra layer of warmth to the performance, making the already intimate setting feel even more connected.

The twins’ interaction with the crowd was another highlight, creating a sense of community that felt inclusive and genuine. They shared stories behind their songs, pulled out some comedic moments, and above all expressed heartfelt gratitude for their fans’ support.

Tegan and Sara’s performance not only showcased their musical prowess but also set a high bar for the rest of the Stern Grove season. This kickoff concert was a perfect blend of nostalgia and fresh energy, promising an exciting summer ahead for concert-goers. The day was a testament to the enduring appeal of Tegan and Sara and a fantastic start to Stern Grove’s summer series.

Photos by Louis Raphael

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 Examiner.com and AXS.com, he embarked on creating Music in SF® to authentically highlight the vibrant offerings of the city's music scene.

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