Our favorite place to play music for families in San Francisco is at the very end of Golden Gate Park, nestled between the forest and the ocean, at The Park Chalet.
This fabulous open-air restaurant has been generously opening its lawn to us for SIXTEEN summers now, enabling us to serve up handmade music and dance outside under the sunny (or foggy ;-) skies and on top of the grass and earth.
Our mission with the JAMband Family Festival is to provide a place for families to relax, connect and have fun together in the presence of wonderful all-ages music, delicious food and a beautiful outdoor environment.
So come on down and enjoy some live music in your backyard, created by people who love children, music and the earth!
Charity and the JAMband's recordings have won several prestigious parenting awards (Parents' Choice GOLD, NAPPA GOLD, Children's Music Web GOLD, Great American Song of the Year, Fids and Kamily Top 16, two #1 songs on XMSirius Kids Place Live, FamilyManOnline and About.com BEST of 2010). "Barefoot, sun-on-your-shoulders, hula-hooping music for funky families!" (Mindy Thomas - SiriusXM's KidsPlaceLive). Learn more about Charity and the JAMband and meet the players!
In addition to co-producing the JAMband Family Festival, founder Charity Kahn runs a program in San Francisco offering music, dance, and mindfulness classes and camps to hundreds of San Francisco's children each year. "One week of Charity's JAMcamp reminded me of why I am raising my children in San Francisco. I had complete trust and confidence in Charity to take care of my daughter and make sure that she was not only singing, dancing and generally having a blast, but also that she was completely nurtured."...a JAMcamp Mama. More about JAMboodas classes and JAMcamp.
Located at the western end of Golden Gate Park, across from Ocean Beach and just steps from Queen Wilhelmina's Windmill and Dutch Tulip Garden, the Park Chalet Garden Restaurant is an open-air dining room and bar featuring an inviting stone fireplace, fully retractable glass doors, a glass ceiling and an unmatched indoor/outdoor atmosphere. The restaurant's menu features great California small-plate cuisine alongside flatbread pizzas and BBQ specialties. Park Chalet's full bar offers the Chalet's award winning house-brewed beers, a comprehensive wine list and colorful cocktails. Park Chalet serves lunch and dinner seven days a week with weekend brunch and outdoor Summer BBQ. More about The Park Chalet.