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On Tap

This Weekend: Polk Street Blues Festival Comes Home and Sunday Streets' New SoMa Location

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Polk St. Blues 2012
The Polk Street Blues Festival returns to its namesake home this year, bringing good music, food and fun to Nob Hill. Photo: kennejima/Flickr

Polk Street Blues Festival

Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm
Nob Hill

Returning to its original home in the heart of San Francisco, the Polk Street Blues Festival will bring live music, gourmet food vendors, arts, crafts and much more to the Nob Hill area throughout this coming weekend. Taking place on Polk Street between California and Sutter streets, the festival will also feature hands-on kids activities, craft beer booths, bistro-style seating and a range of live music from local musicians on two stages at either end of the festival. This event is free and open to the public.


How to Get There on Muni: Boogie down to the festival on Muni using the 1 California, 2 Sutter/Clement, 3 Jackson, 19 Polk, 27 Bryant, 38 Geary, 38R Geary Rapid, or the 76X Marin Headlands Express routes. 

Muni Service Notes: The 19 Polk will experience a reroute around the area of the festival. Other routes in the area may see increased ridership or minor delays due to increased pedestrian activity.

Sunday Streets SoMa

Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm
South of Market

Introducing its first new route in five years, Sunday Streets will take to SoMa this weekend for car-free fun along Folsom Street. Walk, bike, skate, skip, however you prefer to travel, Folsom Street between Essex and 10th streets will be an ideal place to do it as the area will be cleared of automobile traffic and opened to pedestrians and cyclists for their enjoyment. There will be Activity Hubs set up at Essex and Second streets, Fourth Street, Sixth Street, and Ninth and 10th streets and, as always, local shops and merchants will be on hand to welcome all visitors. 

How to Get There on Muni: Get close to the car-free fun via any Muni Metro line to Market Street, as well as the L Taraval and M Ocean View bus shuttles to connect to the Market Street subway, the F Market and Wharves Line, the 2 Sutter/Clement, 5 Fulton, 6 Haight/Parnassus, 7 Haight/Noriega, 8 Bayshore, 9 San Bruno, 10 Townsend, 12 Folsom/Pacific, 14 Mission, 14R Mission Rapid, 19 Polk, 21 Hayes, 25 Treasure Island, 27 Bryant, 30 Stockton, 31 Balboa, 38 Geary, 38R Geary Rapid, 45 Union/Stockton or the 47 Van Ness routes.

Muni Service Notes: The 12 and 27 routes will have reroutes in the area of the event. Other routes in the area may see increased ridership and minor delays due to increased pedestrian activity.

“On Tap” gives you a heads up about the big events in town and what Muni routes and lines will get you to the party. Look for this feature to be posted usually on Thursdays for a look ahead to the weekend. Check out our Weekend Traffic & Transit Advisory for more details.