Noise Pop delivers some good, wholesome fun at this year’s 20th Street Block Party

20th Street Block Party 2017 - Neon Indian

Neon Indian

By Jacqueline Moore //

20th Street Block Party //
Mission District – San Francisco
August 19th, 2017 //

From DIY flower crowns and kokedamas to live music and food trucks, there were endless ways to spend your time at Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party this year. With 20th St. and 19th St. (between Bryant St. and Harrison St.) in the Mission District blocked off, the event was a great way to celebrate Bay Area art and culture.

One highlight on the 2017 artist lineup was Kilo Kish, who used metaphors in order to convey her overall message of individualism through spoken word and dance. She even used props, which included a suitcase, and wore a suit while marching onstage as a way to personify the everyday working woman. Then, shockingly at the end of her set, Kish smashed the suitcase into pieces and gave what remained to a super fan who knew her music word for word. Along with her graceful dancing, her bravery to show so much emotion onstage and commitment to her craft shined some similarities with FKA twigs.

But the act who drew the most attention was this year’s headliner, Neon Indian. Fans showed up fairly early to get a good spot so they could catch frontman Alan Palomo swinging his hips onstage, and in the end, the set proved to be nothing but stellar. Despite it being their last day on tour, Neon Indian’s eclectic style, energy and ambiance was nothing short of first-rate. I’m not sure how Noise Pop will top this one, but somehow they do it every year.

Usher in the Indie-an Summer with Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party!

Block-PartyWritten by Molly Kish //

20th Street Block Party //
Mission District – San Francisco
August 24th, 2017 //

August is a hot month for music in the Bay Area! It’s a time that caters to the concertgoer, when competing venues stack their calendars with talent harvested from festival bills circulating throughout Northern CA. Late August will fill your pockets full of ticket stubs and your complexion with some Vitamin D, marking the unofficial start to our Indian summer.

Local indie powerhouses Noise Pop and friends (Do 415, Ne Tiemas, Nomic and The Bon Vivants) are teaming up to throw one hell of a FREE food and music celebration next month. The 20th Street Block Party will highlighting the local spirit, culture, diversity and artistic collectives of the outer Mission and Dogpatch neighborhoods.

The 2013 lineup highlights some of the most creative and successful innovators in hospitality and entertainment the Bay Area has to offer. Admission is FREE and all ages are welcomed. If interested in libations, bring a valid ID or Driver’s License and the event is entirely smoke-free.


A wide array of musical talent will be on display at the 20th Street Block Party. Offering a taste of talent both native and nationally recognized, this year’s bill has a little something to tickle the eardrums of just about everyone in attendance.

Two Gallants

Mac DeMarco

Quinn Deveaux and the Blue Beat Review


Local businesses will be providing some incredible Food & Drinks!

• The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen
• Asiento
• Atlas Cafe
• Blowfish
• Central Kitchen
• Coffee Bar
• flour + water
• Rhea’s Deli
• Salumeria
• Sightglass
• Trick Dog
• Benders Bar & Grill
• Jay’n Bee Club

Along with deals, discounts and delectable treats, Ne Timeas Restaurant Group will also be sponsoring a Food Workshop Tent with DIY demonstrations on food preparation, pasta making, pizza tossing and creative cooking tips throughout the day.


A variety of local craft vendors will be on site engaging with the community, demonstrating their trades, sampling their products and hosting a ton of interactive activities for all ages.

• Alite
• Artspan
• The Bay Bridged
• Crossroads Trading Co.
• Insymmetry Massage
• J.Fein Designs
• Last Gasp Books
• Mission Cliffs
• Mission Creek Merchants Association
• Moxie Yoga
• Mutiny Radio
• Pretty Parlor a GOGO
• Radio Silence
• Side Stage Photo
• Southern Exposure
• TopShelf Boutique
• Z Space


Continuing the party into the evening hours, Mission Dispatch and NWBLK Events will be hosting an after party from 6-10 p.m. featuring continued festivities, food, drinks and music for those not ready to call it quits after the block party.

An all ages affair, with a $5 suggested donation price, one can easily saunter over to the 1975 Bryant St. location from the 20th Street Block Party for a nightcap and final bite with this current roster of participants.

• Derby Cocktail
• Fuki Truck
• Phat Thai
• Burr-Eatery
• Garden Creamery
• Grandma Jean’s Whoopie Pie


The 20th Street Block Party takes place on August 24th from Noon-6 p.m. The after party goes from 6-10 p.m.

The 20th Street Block Party will be located between 19th and 20th St. in the Mission District, San Francisco, taking over the areas enclosed between Bryant and Harrison streets as well as the alleyway of Florida St.

Bike parking will be located at the main entrance of the Block Party on 20th and Harrison, with absolutely no vehicle access to the event area. Public transit is highly encouraged and available via the 27 and 12 bus lines.