about PiP
People In Plazas produces free noontime musical concerts in San Francisco public spaces.
What began as a forum for street performers who were paid by passing the hat has become a program that provides wide exposure and more than 500 paid “gigs” annually for local musicians The series has grown to producing 120 + free performances at lunchtime in public plazas Monday through Friday in July, August and September. The program reaches an audience of more than 30,000 annually. In addition we have produced community gatherings including movie nights, poetry readings, artisan fairs and other events that encourage community use of public spaces.

Our mission is to encourage visitors, residents and workers to use our outdoor public spaces. We strive to make these spaces "everyone's neighborhood". We do this by producing free events in public spaces that are often underused.

The “People in Plazas” series is supported by the Mayor’s Office, Art Commission, SFPD the SF Entertainment Commission and a grant from the Hotel Tax Fund /Grants for the Arts.
Board of Directors
Jim Patrick, President
Patrick & Company

Carolyn Diamond, Secretary/Treasurer
Executive Director
Market Street Association

Donald Savoie
Executive Director
Civic Center
Community Benefit District

David Schoenbrun,

Musicians Local 6, AFM

Bobbie Webb, 
Blues and R&B Foundation, KPOO Radio

Lynn Valente, Program Director
Patrick Simms, Assistant Program Director
Jose Segue
Matt Couzens

If you are a performer interested participating in the program send your electronic press kit, including mp3 music samples to:

Lynn Valente: Lynn@peopleinplazas.org

Please note that submissions are reviewed  in February