The SF Rock Project playing at the Rock Make Street Festival. Photo by Erica Hellerstein.

Thousands of people came out to peruse the stalls and enjoy the music at the Rock Make Street Festival today, on Treat Avenue between 17th and 18th streets. What began as a family-oriented event with children playing music onstage while others danced nearby has become a venue for adults who want to check out live music and local shopping.

Food trucks, including Kasa Indian, TomKat, Voodoo and Tara’s Organic Ice Cream, are parked on 18th Street and people are lining up to try each vendor’s specialties.

Artisan crafts, from vibrant crocheted necklaces to wooden ties, glitter under the Mission sun. People of all ages are sauntering from stand to stand, eagerly checking out one-of-a-kind Mission crafts.

Overheard at the festival:
“This ice cream tastes like it was grown by fairies.”
“I’m here to rock out.”

Below is the festival schedule.

17th Street Stage (at Treat Avenue and 17th Street)

12:30 p.m.: SF Rock Project
1:30: Kids on a Crime Spree
2:30: The Mallard
3:30: Yalls
4:30: Will Sprott (of the Mumlers)
5:30: Tartufi
6:30: Burnt Ones

18th Street Stage (at 18th Street and Treat Avenue)

1 p.m.: Metal Mother
2: Permanent Collection
3: Twin Steps
5: John Vanderslice
6: Exray’s

Mateo Hoke

Arts & Culture reporter at Mission Local @MrSurrealista

Hélène Goupil

Hélène Goupil is a former editor at Mission Local who now works independently as a videographer and editor. She's the co-author of "San Francisco: The Unknown City" (Arsenal Pulp Press).

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  1. “approximately one hundred people came out” — OUCH! I guess this isn’t happening last year? How about a little promotional work guys?

  2. Hey guys,

    Thanks for the coverage, but if you were there all day, then you know that thousands of people (not 100) actually attended the festival. Judging by the time of your post, I’m guessing you were there when the festival gates first opened?

    I really think a correction/clarification of some sort is in order.

    1. Ben, thanks. We were there throughout the day and you’re right, we should have changed that at the end of the day. Thanks! Helene

      1. Thanks for the quick response (and for the great videos from the event), although “hundreds” still doesn’t quite do it justice. Just so you and your readers know, based on our attendance tracking, we saw over 5,000 attendees throughout the day. Again, thank you for covering the event!

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