Pianists play in the open air in front of crowds and beautiful flowers at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. Joe Vasquez reports. (7-14-2019)
Pianists Perform In Front Of Crowds At SF Botanical GardenPianists play in the open air in front of crowds and beautiful flowers at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. Joe Vasquez reports. (7-14-2019)
Jay-Z Partners With Bay Area Cannabis Company As Brand StrategistHip-hop's first billionaire is breaking into the cannabis industry and he's chosen a San Jose company to partner with, the CEO confirmed Tuesday. Maria Medina reports. (7-9-2019)
Bottlerock Festival Gets Rocking Fueled by Wine and SelfiesFriday was the first night of Bottlerock which has placed Napa on the map of not-to-be-missed music festivals nationwide. Katie Nielsen reports. (5-24-19)
San Francisco's Famed Beach Blanket Babylon To End After 45 Year Run"No, it's not about money. I just felt it was time to go out on top because the show deserves to go out on top," said Jo Schuman Silver, the show's producer. (4-17-2019)
Beach Blanket Babylon, San Francisco's Famed Musical Revue, To End This YearSan Francisco's famed musical revue show Beach Blanket Babylon is closing its doors at the end of this year after a 45 year run, the show's producer announced on Wednesday. Ken Bastida reports. (4-17-2019)
Rock Superstar Sting Promotes New Stage Show Coming to San FranciscoOne of the most recognizable rock stars of the last 30 years is in San Francisco promoting his latest venture into musical theater. Sting is starring in his own production called "The Last Ship." Len Ramirez reports. (3-28-19)
Michael Franti Performs At Glide Memorial Church's Sunday ServiceMichael Franti was the special musical guest at Glide Memorial Church's Sunday service. The Oakland-born singer, songwriter, filmmaker and activist seeks to affect positive change through music. John Ramos reports. (2-10-2019)
Stars Don Elegant, Wild, Wacky Fashion On Grammys Red CarpetBetty Yu reports live from the red carpet, where she saw music's biggest stars make bold statements with their fashion. (2-10-2019)
Women Win Big At The GrammysBetty Yu reports from the red carpet in Los Angeles. (2-10-2019)
Bay Area Musicians Win Big At The 61st Annual Grammy AwardsThe 61st Annual Grammy Awards kicked off on Sunday evening and many Bay Area music stars took home the coveted gold gramophone. (2-10-2019)
75-Year-Old Berkeley Record Store to CloseA longtime African-American-owned record store in Berkeley will close its doors for good later this year and, as KPIX 5's John Ramos reports, it's not just because of competition from the internet. (2-8-19)
Oakland's Fantastic Negrito Nominated for Grammy AwardJust a few years ago Fantastic Negrito was struggling on the streets of Oakland. Now, he's up for one of the biggest awards in entertainment. Betty Yu reports. (2-7-19)
San Francisco Boys Chorus Records 70th Anniversary KPIX AnthemThe San Francisco Boys Chorus and KPIX are both celebrating their 70th anniversary and both came together musically at the huge scoring stage at Skywalker Sound in Marin County. (12-25-18)
Music Memories Fill Seven Decades of KPIX Broadcast HistoryOn Dec. 22, KPIX officially turns 70 so it's time to get up and dance and sing out loud, as we look back across 70 years of Bay Area music history. Elizabeth Cook reports. (12-16-18)
KPIX Grammy Awards Profile: Bay Area Native and 'King of Rock 'n' Roll' Johnny OtisA visit with rhythm-and-blues "godfather," Johnny Otis
U2 in Concert at the Cow Palace and KPIX On-Set BlooperIn 1987, KPIX anchors Doug Murphy and Barbara Rodgers discuss a report on Irish rock band U2 at the Cow Palace when a floor manager in studio makes an unplanned appearance
Mick Jagger Meets San Francisco Mayor Feinstein in 1981Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger met with San Francisco's then-mayor Dianne Feinstein to help her promote her "Save the Cable Cars" campaign in 1981.
Mick Jagger Breaks Reporter's GlassesRolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger played a little rough with a pesky radio reporter (Mike Sugerman, who went on to join the KPIX staff) who was trying to record an interview at Le Central restaurant in San Francisco in Oct. 1981
KPIX Reporter's Music Video 'Man on the Street'KPIX 5's Mike Hegedus and his producer Rita Davidson produced a music video as part of a series of reports on the recording industry
Bay Area Country-Music Bar Honors Victims of Thousand Oaks ShootingThe Saddle Rack bar in Fremont paid tribute to the victims of wednesday night's deadly mass shooting in Thousand Oaks with a moment of silence. Maria Medina reports. (11-8-18)
Sarah McKenzie Brings 'SF Paris Of The West' To Lesher Center In Walnut CreekSarah McKenzie talks to Bay Area Focus Michelle Griego about music and her upcoming world premiere concert at' Jazz at the Lesher Center' on Sept. 14, 2018. For more information go to lesherartscenter.showare.com.
Famed Bay Area Producer Remembers Aretha FranklinGrammy-winning musician and record producer Narada Michael Walden talked with KPIX 5's Andria Borba about his experience working with soul music icon Aretha Franklin who died Thursday at age 76. (8-16-18)
Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, 1942-2018Aretha Franklin died Thursday morning at her home in Detroit after a long battle with cancer. She was 76 years old. (8-16-18)
Folclórico Dance Group in San Jose Puts Unique Spin on TraditionThe Ensamble Folclórico Colibri dance group is made up of mostly LGBT community in San Jose and they are partnering with a traditional folklórico troupe from Jalisco to perform dances with twists: two men or two women dancing in what is traditionally a female-male pairing, Devin Fehely reports. (8-15-18)
Thousands Jam Into Golden Gate Park for Outside Lands FestivalBetty Yu headed to Golden Gate Park Friday to check out the sights, sounds -- and food -- on the first day of Outside Lands. (8-10-18)
Newly-Released Photos Document Historic Johnny Cash Prison PerformancesNewly-released photographs show Johnny Cash as he performed at Folsom Prison in 1968, and later at San Quentin State Prison in 1969. Allen Martin reports. (7-13-18)
BottleRock Festival Kicks Off in NapaOrganizers are expecting roughly 120,000 people at this year's BottleRock music festival in Napa. Andrea Nakano reports. (5-25-18)
Black Women Rock Comes To YBCA's 2019 Spring Transform FestivalBay Area Focus welcomes artist jessica Care moore, producer of Black Women Rock! They will be performing this year at the 2018 Spring Transform Festival at Yerba Buena Center of the Arts.
The Stanford Harmonics & UC Berkeley Men's Octet Perform LIVE!The Stanford Harmonics and the UC Berkeley Men's Octet give Bay Area Focus a sneak preview of their upcoming show at the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek, 'College Notes.' Enjoy!