Adrienne Shamszad: Songs of Truth and Freedom

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Adrienne Shamszad: Songs of Truth and Freedom

Heart Melting Singer-Songwriter-Soul

By Red Poppy Art House

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, April 8 · 7:30 - 9pm PDT


Red Poppy Art House 2698 Folsom Street San Francisco, CA 94110

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Adrienne Shamszad

Songs for Soul Surrender

Singer-Songwriter Adrienne Shamszad comes to the Red Poppy with her ensemble to share the whole of her upcoming album (currently in production). These songs tell the story of her deep love affair with life, the heartbreak of watching dreams dissolve during the pandemic, and the rebirth into the power of the present. This concert is dedicated to the brave freedom fighters in Iran, and Adrienne will also perform two songs in Farsi.

Adrienne Shamszad - Voice, Guitar, Keys

Daniel Fabricant- Bass

James Small- Drums

Saturday , April 8th, 2023

Time: 7:00 pm doors, 7:30 pm show

Admission: (Online) $20 - $30 / (Door) $35

Masks are required inside at all time. Proof of vaccination is required

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COVID-19 Precautions:

Please read the following information before purchasing your ticket:

- Please be advised that no concessions will be served during the event*

- All guests will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccinations and a photo ID at the door to gain entry and wear a face mask properly at all time inside the space.


Adrienne Shamszad is a singer, songwriter and composer from the San Francisco Bay Area. Her musical style expresses the union of American Roots and Iranian Tradition, a blend of folk, soul, blues infused with Iranian-inspired vocals, melodies and poetry. Adrienne has been a dedicated performer, guitarist and songwriter for her lifetime, inspired by the mystic Poets of Iran as much as the folk poet-songwriters of the 60s and 70s. She has performed with artists such as poet Coleman Barks, singer-songwriter David Wilcox, Iranian vocalis Mahsa Vahdat, and has sold out headlining shows at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley.

In 2016, she began her exploration of traditional Iranian music with renowned vocal artist Mahsa Vahdat. Since then, Adrienne has been awarded two grants from the Alliance of California Traditional Arts in order to develop her knowledge of Iranian classical vocal and instrumental music. Ger decades of experience in American songwriting craft carry an infusion of ancient culture, and her songs tell the story of her unique perspective with longing, hope, humor and depth.



When should I arrive?Doors open 30 minutes before the scheduled performance time. For example, if the show is scheduled to start at 7:30pm, the doors will open at 7:00pm. If the show is scheduled to start at 8:00pm, the doors will open at 7:30pm, and so on.


If an event is sold out online, could I still purchase tickets? No

Does purchasing an advance ticket guarantee seating?Purchasing an advance ticket guarantees admission, but does not guarantee seats. Seating is first come, first served.

Does the Poppy accept debit or credit cards? Only for online sale. Door sale is cash.

What's the refund policy?Refunds are only available in the event of a cancelled performance.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Is there a discount for children?No, this event is all ages. However, refreshments will be served at the concessions counter. Children 10 and under receive free general admission.

Where are my tickets?Your tickets will be emailed to you as a PDF attachment from Eventbrite on behalf of the Red Poppy, or you may access them in the Eventbrite app. If you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox, make sure to check your junk/spam folder. Enter your email address here if you can’t find them, you’re having trouble printing, or if you’re not sure if you have an Eventbrite account. For all other technical issues, you can find help here.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?You may bring your printed ticket or show your ticket on your phone. There will be no tickets available for pick up at Will Call.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?Yes, you’re welcome to purchase tickets for someone else.


Is the space ADA accessible?Yes, there is a ramp at our 23rd St entrance.

What kind of seating do you have available?For most of our events we have folding chairs and a few couches available.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?Street parking is available but can be limited around the Red Poppy. We encourage you to take public transportation whenever possible. Several MUNI lines run close to the Red Poppy, and the 24th St. Mission BART station is just under half a mile away.

How can I donate to the Poppy?You may bring cash, check, debit or credit card, or donate online at

Where can I grab a bite to eat?Nearby places include El Farolito, Taqueria Vallarta, Basa Seafood Express (sushi), and Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine. For more options, click here.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?You can reach us at

About the organizer

Organized by
Red Poppy Art House

The Red Poppy Art House is a room on a corner in the Mission District of San Francisco, nestled between a myriad of communities. It is a place for slowness and the nuanced intermingling of ideas and activities generally termed “art.” In this little room, we present a vigorous performance program spanning multiple disciplines and embracing both traditional and contemporary forms. We also host artist residencies, a socially-engaged professional development track, and assist in curating space for the neighborhood-wide bimonthly MAPP (Mission Arts & Performance Project) happening. Behind the scenes, we relish in the role of matchmaker, seeding new relationships wherever we can, among friends and strangers, artists, community members, people without communities, people from near and far, just about anyone that comes through the door. Our desire is to serve as a space of multiplicity, not defined by a singular culture or aesthetic, but as a well-spring of socially-engaged art and discourse that invites growth and transformation. If we had to name our dominant aesthetic, we would call it… “slow.”

$20 – $30