By Jennifer Maerz

Rufus Wainwright fans, do you remember spending fifty bucks when he played Davies Symphony Hall last June? How'd you like to see him for free? Stern Grove's annual gift to the city of free summer concerts in the park is back, with a pretty sweet lineup. I'm not only stoked about Rufus, but Darlene Love (who fans of Phil Spector's girl groups may know, as well as fans of the hit documentary 20 Feet From Stardom) and '60s pop act The Zombies with Vetiver?

It's all too much, really. Full lineup below:

June 22 

Smokey Robinson 

Patti Austin

June 29 

Allen Stone 


July 6 

San Francisco Symphony 

Edwin Outwater, conductor

July 13 

Funky Meters 

Sugar Pie DeSanto

July 20 

Pupy Y Los Que Son Son 

Vieux Farka Touré

July 27 

Rufus Wainwright 

Quartet San Francisco

August 3 

Andrew Bird And The Hands Of Glory 

Todd Sickafoose’s Tiny Resistors

August 10 

Darlene Love 


August 17 

Sergio Mendes 


August 24 

The Zombies