4th Annual Chinatown Music Festival 8/17/13

The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco presents

The 4th Annual Chinatown Music Festival: In the Spirit of Hopjok

Saturday, August 17th, 2013, 11:00am – 5:00pm

Admission is FREE to the public

Image Courtesy of the Chinese Culture Foundation

Please join us for the 4th Annual Chinatown Music Festival, on Sat., August 17, 2013 in Portsmouth Square from 11 am – 5 pm. The all day music festival, which brings together visitors and residents alike, will present the work of composer/pianist Jon Jang, the Marcus Shelby Orchestra, Sherlin Chan and the Star Valley Children’s choir, and the rhythm and blues of Chinatown’s Jest Jammin’.

The theme this year is “In the Spirit of Hopjok”. Hopjok is an expression meaning “cooperation” that references the Hopjok Fair in Chinatown that took place in the 1970’s celebrating the community’s creativity and cohesiveness.

Also featured will be crafts, games, and a new exhibit sharing the work of Hong Kong artist and 2013 Asian Cultural Council Fellow, Lam Tung-pang in CCC’s gallery entitled The Curiosity Box.

Image Courtesy of the Chinese Progressive Association, © Coordinator Natalie Gee

Sponsored by Grants for the Arts- Neighborhood Art Collaborative, San Francisco Arts Commission, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, James Irvine Foundation, Recology, Sing Tao Chinese Radio, Sing Tao Daily, Wells Fargo, and Portsmouth Square Parking Garage.

Partnering with the Chinese Culture Center will be the Asian Improv aRts, API Cultural Center, Chinatown Community Development Center, Chinese Historical Society of America, and Chinese Progressive Association.
Outreach Partner: Counterpulse

Performance Schedule

11 am                         Opening Ceremony

11:25-11:45 am          Exploring Engagement Project

12 -12:45 am              Artist Jon Jang

1 – 1:15 pm                Artist Charlie Chin

1:30-2:15 pm             Jest Jammin’

2:30-3:20 pm             Marcus Shelby Orchestra

3:35-4:00 pm             Sherlin Chan and the Star Valley Children’s Choir

4:15- 5:00 pm            Jest Jammin’


Portsmouth Square (across the bridge from the Chinese Culture Center 3rd Floor
Entrance on Kearny Street between Clay and Washington), San Francisco, CA 94108

Chinese Culture Center
750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco 94108

More information – Call (415) 986-1822 or email info@c-c-c.org


The Chinatown Music Festival and Ping Pong Festival are part of the two-day Summer Celebration in Chinatown on August 17 & 18.

Ping Pong Festival

When: Sunday August 18, 2013 from 9:30 am- 4:00 pm
Where: Portsmouth Square at Kearny & Clay and Chinese Culture Center Auditorium at the 3rd floor of Hilton Financial Center

For more information on the Ping Pong Festival, go to http://chinatownpingpong.org/.