Hard French Presents: Sugar Pie De Santo

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El Rio

3158 Mission St

San Francisco, CA 94110

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Soul Music Legend


Your favorite saturday afternoon soul music dance party

(with a spoonful of Sugar)

September 6th, 2pm - 8pm
$10 VERY limited online presale.
$12 at the door
free BBQ until its all gone!

With a LIVE SET by Soul Music Legend; Sugar Pie De Santo!

Hard French is thrilled to welcome Sugar Pie DeSanto, a 60’s soul icon who performed alongside acts like Etta James and James Brown, to the patio at El Rio. Having spent over 60 years on the stage, Sugar Pie’s wild live shows have become a thing of legend. At 78 years old she can still out-dance, out-sing, and out-sass anyone in the room. We play Sugar Pie’s 45s at every Hard French and now you get the unique opportunity to hear the real thing. They’re even making a documentary about her – check out the website to learn more about this living legend HERE.

also with:


Dj Carnita and Brown Amy


Hard French photo booth by Shot In The City Photography (6pm - 8pm).

This month’s beneficiary is The San Francisco Mime Troupe:

The never-silent, always political San Francisco Mime Troupe has been performing free musical theatre in Bay Area Parks for over fifty years. This summer's show, Ripple Effect, uses humor, catchy songs and a kickass set to address the rising rents, gentrification and corporate culture that are transforming our city. Currently touring Northern California, the troupe will be back in San Francisco in August - performing in Glen Park on Aug 16, Washington Square Park on the 17th, Golden Gate park on the 30th and in Dolores Park on the 31st and September 1st. Visit sfmt.org for more info.

Hard French is on the internet!

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*** Pre Sale Ticket Terms and Conditions:

Because we think your cute for buying a pre sale ticket: ALL presale ticket holders will have Guaranteed Entry and Priority Access with their own line up until 5pm. You must arrive by 5pm or earlier in order to access the presale ticket line. After 5pm, all presale ticket holders will have to get in the regular day of event door line.


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El Rio

3158 Mission St

San Francisco, CA 94110

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Organizer Hard French

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Email us at info@hardfrench.com. 

Follow us on IG: http://instagram.com/hardfrench

 Hard French is an outdoor daytime soul music dance party that sets out to modernize, takeover, revamp, trick out, revive, and do up the dance party experience. Their crew consists of producer Devon Devine, art directors Jorge P. and Tim T., and DJs Brown Amy and Carnita. The event brings a fresh perspective to the SF party scene – focusing on a genuine experience through creativity, magic and the value of dancing your heart out to your favorite song. Hard French was most recently awarded ‘Best Monthly Party’ from the California Music and Culture Association and also has ‘Best in SF’ awards from the SF Bay Guardian, SF Weekly and Asterisk Magazine.

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