Noise Pop’s 20th St Block Party Returns to The Mission September 12th


Here we go again as the third annual incarnation of the hyper local event delivering great Bay Area music, vendors and food. Hosted by by Noise Pop and Ne Timeas Restaurant Group the event shuts off several blocks on 20th between Bryant and Harrison. The perfect excuse to get outside and enjoy what makes living in San Francisco great.

This year we are treated to a great lineup of acts, headlined by Thao & the Get Down Stay Down. I have seen Thao several times and it’s definitely the high energy funky folk party you are missing in your life. Local acts Nick Waterhouse, Andrew St. James, Dominant Legs, Fine Points, No Vacation and the always entertaining youth group San Francisco Rock Project are also slotted to play.

The event is free, but for those looking for a bit more you can pick up VIP tickets for $95. VIP entitles you to dedicated viewing areas, free beer and wine and some free bites from vendors. Full details here.

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 — Saturday, September 12 from Noon to 6:00 p.m. — 


SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 20, 2015) – Noise Pop, along with Ne Timeas Restaurant Group, are proud to announce the third annual 20th Street Block Party taking place Saturday, September 12 from noon to 6:00 p.m. on 20th Street between Harrison and Bryant streets in the Mission district. The free neighborhood celebration of music, food and drink, and art just outside Noise Pop HQ will bring some of the community’s best sights, sounds and flavors to an expected 15,000 guests throughout the afternoon.


Within the three blocks of the street party two stages will offer a mix of nationally recognized and local talent. The main stage will feature performances from alt-folk group Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, who will have their first Bay Area performance since Noise Pop Festival and their last SF show until 2016. Singer and guitarist Nick Waterhouse, who has performed with artists like the Allah-Las and also once worked at Rooky Ricardo’s Records in the Lower Haight District, will also take the main stage on Saturday. Talented singer-songwriter and San Francisco native Andrew St. James is barely out of his teens and starting to grab a lot of much-deserved attention. Nonprofit music school San Francisco Rock Project, who have shared the stage with Ty Segall and tUnE-yArDs, will round out the music on the main stage.


The Bandwagon stage will welcome the Noise Pop veterans Dominant Legs, which will be one of their first shows back as the indie pop group’s reemergence as a duo. Also taking the stage during the afternoon is Fine Points, a newly minted local band featuring members of psych rock outfit Sleepy Sun and recently signed to Dine Alone Records with a new release of their debut, “Hover,” along with No Vacation, a musical project that recently grew out of a dorm room collaboration between University of San Francisco students Basil Saleh and Sabrina Mai and is now gaining steam and acclaim.


“We live in one of the greatest neighborhoods in the Bay Area. We’re honored that we have the opportunity to celebrate this little enclave of the city for the third year in a row,” says Noise Pop GM Dawson Ludwig.


With the lineup of stellar Bay Area musical talent providing the soundtrack, the 20th Street Block Party will also feature some of the community’s best restaurants and dining spots offering the area’s most delicious food and drink. Ne Timeas Restaurant Group is curating an amazing lineup of participating eateries for guests to choose from, and they will entertain and educate culinary fans with a cooking demo stage.


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 will offer access to a private lounge, restrooms, free food and drinks, and special stage view areas.

For more information on the event, please visit Event artwork by Jason Jagel.



Established in San Francisco in 1993, Noise Pop is one of the leading independent music promoters in the country.  Noise Pop has a long history of providing a platform for rising talent to thrive, beginning with the Noise Pop festival in San Francisco. Over the last 23 years the Noise Pop Festival has provided exposure to some of the nation’s best emerging artists, many of who 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. In 2006, Noise Pop began expanding the scope and presence of its established brand into year-round events that celebrate all forms of independent culture, music, food, art and merchandise. These events include a multitude of musical and cultural events, including Treasure Island Music Festival, 20th Street Block Party, San Francisco Street Food Festival and more. In 2015, after a year of updates and restoration, Noise Pop took over booking at the historic Swedish American Hall, a revered venue and historic San Francisco landmark which now features performances several nights a week. Visit for more information.