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Thanks to a creative spirit and steadfast countercultural streak, the roots of San Francisco’s music scene run famously deep. The list of artists who have made a name for themselves here reads like a who’s who of music history, spanning genres from jazz to rock to punk.

Historic Haight-Ashbury: This neighborhood of brightly painted Victorian homes became the epicenter of the Summer of Love in 1967 and hippie culture.

Legendary venues:

San Francisco is also a hot spot for seeing live shows. In the 1950s and ’60s, icons like Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk recorded influential albums in local clubs. The award-winning SFJAZZ Center opened in 2013, showcasing the biggest names in international music.

One-of-A-Kind Festivals:

Whatever genre you’re into, there’s a music festival in San Francisco to suit your taste, such as Outside LandsHardly Strictly Bluegrass, or Noise Pop Music & Arts Festival.

Hotels with rhythm:

The Music City Hotel is more than just a place to lay your head between shows. It’s also home to the new and growing San Francisco Music Hall of Fame. It also has rentable studios on property. You never know which superstar of tomorrow may be recording a demo during your stay!

Contact: B World Communication, Representation of San Francisco in France, Barbara Boltoukhine, Email: barbara@bworldcom.com