10 Things You May Not Know About Outside Lands

Where: Golden Gate Park

When: Friday, August 11 to Sunday, August 13

1. Why is it called Outside Lands? Outside Lands was the name used in the 19th century for the present-day Richmond District and Sunset District. With few roads and no public transportation, the area was covered by sand dunes and was considered inaccessible and uninhabitable.

2. Sneak Peek of a New Restaurant - There are more than 95 dining options to choose from but you can be among the first to try the food from this yet-to-open casual restaurant from the folks behind Michelin-starred Sorrel. Moon is all about Coastal California/Asian-inspired food cooked over an open flame and has harissa-spiced lamb skewers, ginger beef skewers, and smashed chili cucumbers on the menu." Thrillist - The Best Things to Eat and Drink at This Year’s Outside Lands

3. Wine Lands - In addition to dining, there will be more than 35 wineries and over 100 different wines including some of my Sonoma favorites from Scribe and Gundlach Bundschu!


4. Grass Lands - “The peaceful, first-of-its-kind cannabis experience - will return for its fifth iteration at the music festival Outside Lands.” Read More!

5. After Parties - There are 12 late-night shows across the city - Capitalizing on the thousands of people drawn to the city for OSL, many local venues have partnered with the festival to offer even more performances later in the night. Most of these start at 10 pm. Don’t miss DJ Diesel (aka Shaquille O’Neal) at 1015 Folsom!

6. New this year!: Dolores’ is a brand new open-air dance club in the Polo Field celebrating the queer and trans communities and the DIY spaces that are vital to San Francisco nightlife and culture.

7. OSL Gives Back! “The Mission (formerly known as Eco Lands) is Outside Lands’ cause-oriented space within the festival, dedicated to helping patrons discover, learn more about and get involved with local, difference-making organizations. Each year, The Mission is transformed to raise awareness about a specific cause and this year’s focus is on violence prevention.” Read More!

8. Profit for the Park: In the first 15 years, Outside Lands has contributed over $35 million to the city of San Francisco and its parks, supporting the maintenance and improvement of the iconic Golden Gate Park for future generations to enjoy.

9. Waste Diversion - This festival has one of the highest waste diversion rates of any festival in the country! - “We created close to 360,000 pounds of waste last year, but we diverted 87% of that waste through composting, recycling and reusing.”

10. Didn’t get tickets? Watch the live stream: Amazon Music will also offer the exclusive live stream of select performances. The stream will be available on Prime Video and the Amazon Music channel on Twitch starting at 1 p.m. each day of the festival. If you feel like getting out, remember it’s loud and a big park so bring a picnic and get as close as you can for a free listen!

If you are going, make sure to check out their Know Before You Go post and we'll see you there!

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