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2007 Haight-Ashbury Street Fair petition drive underway
Edited Press Release
Organizers of the Haight-Ashbury Street Fair are asking the public to
show its support for the 2007 event by signing and circulating this petition,
which will lobby city officials to grant a permit for the annual street
fair that features arts and crafts, food booths, two musical stages --
and a platform that in recent years has brought Drum & Bass to the
Street Fair is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the
cultural history and diversity of one of San Francisco's most
internationally celebrated neighborhoods -- The Haight-Ashbury
District. The street fair was developed 28 years ago in response to the
re-birth of the economic and residential spirit of the community in the
With the assistance of the late San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, the first District 5
and openly Gay supervisor, a group of neighborhood merchants, activists
and residents developed this non-profit organization with the idea of
sponsoring a day long community celebration. The first Haight-Ashbury
Street Fair was held on April 30, 1978, to the fanfare of the
neighborhood and the City.
Since then, the street fair was moved to the second weekend in June
where it has become a San Francisco cultural event. The two stages -
Main Stage and Masonic Stage - hosts a variety of musical presentations
that have featured such bands as Jefferson
Starship/Airplane, The Tubes, Metallica, and Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix Experience).
In recent years, the HASF has also featured a bevy of Drum & Bass
artists, and has become one of the year’s key events in which the
general public is exposed to the rich and diverse art form of D&B. Click here
to see a clip of DJ Genome
performing with Audio Angel at
last year’s Groundscore D&B stage.
RIP Pablo Heising
Pablo Heising, who
founded and produced the annual Haight-Ashbury Street Fair since its
inception, passed away on Dec. 20, 2006. With his inspiration,
leadership and guidance, he leaves behind a legacy rich with
happieness, enlightenment and an appreciation for the diversity of the
information on the HASF, check out their website.
After completing this petition, please return them to the addresses
listed on the bottom signature field.
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