annual events

HUSHconcerts has a long and successful history of creating, producing, and directing large-scale events. As part of our mission to create memorable and unusual experiences for our community, we have been a force in dozens of exceptional festivals, exhibitions, and annual parties. In fact, our first-ever event was the 1998 San Francisco Mardi Gras Ball, which lasted until 2013 when it was transformed into Mardi Squaw. Our first major festival undertakings were the North Beach Jazz Fest (now on hiatus) and SF Funk Festival (an annual club run). Among the annual theme parties we have developed are the beloved Burning Man arts collective benefits Icebreakers Ball and Freqo de Mayo, the Black Valentines Ball, and the Bridge Series. Today, our festival work is best exemplified by two of San Francisco’s most elaborate festivals, Ghost Ship Halloween, and Sea of Dreams NYE.

We excel at helping smaller properties to find paths to sustainable growth while preserving their unique DNA. We are also adept at consulting on established properties to improve or refine an area of concern. If you have an annual event that you need help in developing, please read out to us and we will be happy to have a look. Contact Us!

Jazz on Coit
Jazz on Coit – North Beach Jazz Fest 2004
NBJazz Washington Square Park, 2009
NBJazz Washington Square Park, 2009
George Clinton with HUSHconcerts founders Robbie Kowal (left) and John Miles (right) at SF Funk Fest 2002
George Clinton with HUSHconcerts founders Robbie Kowal (left) and John Miles (right) at SF Funk Fest 2002

 

Lee Fields with the Sugarman 3 @ Funk Fest 2002
Lee Fields with the Sugarman 3 @ Funk Fest 2002