Tuesday, June 02, 2009


Rockin' the Mint - June 4, 2009 - The Old Mint, San Francisco
The Event
The stars have aligned for Standing Ovations 2009 - Rockin' The Mint.

On Thursday, June 4, the magnificent Old Mint will open its doors for a one-night only experience to celebrate the historic achievements of San Francisco Bay Area music luminaries. Guests will enjoy a truly unforgettable evening in this National Historic Landmark, with cocktails, a seated dinner, dancing and a colorful awards ceremony honoring seven local music legends with live performances by renowned Bay Area artists Booker T. and Jefferson Starship.

SFMHS will also honor seven music legends, who began their musical careers in San Francisco:

Booker T • Boz Scaggs • Carlos Santana • The Grateful Dead
Huey Lewis and The News • Jefferson Starship • Tower of Power

The gala will also pay tribute to San Francisco's iconic music venues and memorable concerts with a rare private exhibit of selected Bill Graham archives from Wolfgang's Vault, the world’s largest collection of live concert recordings and music memorabilia. Highlights will include historic posters and streaming videos of San Francisco's top concerts.

Proceeds from Standing Ovations - Rockin' The Mint help fund our efforts to present San Francisco's past, present and future through a broad spectrum of innovative programs, including a history wiki, a monthly neighborhood program series, narrated historical walks, award-winning publications, and special events that give residents and visitors exciting ways to experience San Francisco's history.
Images from our 2007 Standing Ovations Event