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San Francisco to host iconic 60s band

San Francisco International Airport will tomorrow host iconic 60s band Big Brother & The Holding Company for a free one-hour concert.

The performance will take place in the International Terminal’s Departure Level between aisles six and seven at 12pm, adjacent to the SFO Museum “When Art Rocked” exhibit, featuring San Francisco music posters from 1966-1971.

The band played with Janis Joplin from 1965 to 1968, and first performed in the Haight Ashbury, San Francisco, in 1965.

After their appearance at The Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, lead singer Janis Joplin quickly became a phenomenon, and the band is hailed as making a real contribution to Janis’ rise to international fame.

Big Brother & The Holding Company's critically acclaimed 1968 album Cheap Thrills charted at number one for eight weeks.

The performance is one of more than 30 live concerts that are taking place as part of the airport’s Winter Music Festival, which showcases bay area based performers including Grammy-nominated Quartet San Francisco, singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet, and jazz composer Marcus Shelby.

The bay area is notable for its vibrant and eclectic music scene, as well as a tradition of providing free music concerts for the public.

From the first performances in Stern Grove, to concerts of the 60s and 70s in Golden Gate Park, to the Blue Grass Festival, the city has long provided music lovers with free access to top quality performers.

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