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Sponsored by the tastiest of tastemakers in the Bay Area, the single-day event has doubled in size from its inaugural offing in 2008 with help from Noise Pop organizers and the SFO area music/media/blog non-profit The Bay Bridged. Also on board to support the 5.833 dozen local artists and craftspeople displaying and peddling their handwork is the local materials and finished goods boutique Whiz Bang Fabrics.
The event, which received visual design and promotion assistance from local artists Jen Merrill and Jessica Trippe, combines the personalized, feel-good quaintness of a local craft fair with a smattering of musicians providing a festive soundtrack. The music program is the brainchild of local indie-pop outfit Tartufi, who not only helped organize and sponsor the event with The Bay Bridged, but will also be performing alongside Music For Animals, Geographer, Magic Bullets, Odawas, Low Red Land, Two Sheds, The Dont's, The Ferocious Few, Photons, Boneless Children Foundation, The She's, The Psychotherapists, and Secret Cat, the latter three being billed as "kids' rock bands." No word on the specifics of the Boneless Children Foundation, but they sound delicious.
The event is free and runs from 11am to 7pm, with the a pre-party going down on Saturday at the Rite Spot Cafe at 17th and Folsom, and a requisite post-party happening there as well on the 23rd. SEE ALSO: www.rockmake.com
Eric J Herboth
Eric J. Herboth is the founder, publisher and Managing Editor of LAS magazine. He is a magazine editor, freelance writer, bike mechanic, commercial pilot, graphic designer, International Scout enthusiast and giver of the benefit of the doubt. He currently lives in rural central Germany with his two best friends, dog Awahni and cat Scout.
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