76 years after the first outdoor concert in Stern Grove, the annual festival series is still going strong and admission-free out there in the Outer Sunset. This year, the festival begins on June 16th with The Big Picnic and continues with presumably lesser picnics every Sunday through the middle of August.

Musically speaking, we're most excited to see Geographer with string accompaniment on July 14th, but you really can't go wrong with any Sunday out in the sun with a picnic. (We'll even listen to Michael McDonald if you feed us enough nice cheese.) Pro-tip: becoming a festival member means you can secure one of the picnic tables at a concert of your choice and, in our experience, comes with buckets of free wine.

The full lineup is below or, if you prefer, laid out neatly in this promotional video:

June 16
The Big Picnic Starring Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs

June 23
Ramsey Lewis and Dee Dee Bridgewater

June 30
Deltron 3030
Featuring Dan the Automator, Del the Funky Homosapien and Kid Koala

July 7
San Francisco Symphony

July 14
Kronos Quartet
Geographer with Magik*Magik Quartet
Real Vocal String Quartet

July 21
Red Baraat and Fanfare Ciocărlia

July 28
San Francisco Ballet
Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director

August 4
Shuggie Otis
The Relatives

August 11
Pink Martini
La Santa Cecilia

August 18
San Francisco Opera