July 6, 2023
Announcing the inaugural Presidio Theatre Bliss Festival
Presidio Theatre and (((folkYEAH!))) present the first Presidio Theatre Bliss Festival August 19 and 20 in the Theatre’s beautifully landscaped outdoor plaza.
Presidio Theatre and (((folkYEAH!))) present the first Presidio Theatre Bliss Festival August 19 and 20 in the Theatre’s intimate, serene and beautifully landscaped outdoor plaza. Saturday, August 19, from 4 to 8:30 pm features Pearl & The Oysters and STACEY; Sunday, August 20, from 1 to 5:30 pm features Bobby Oroza, San Cha and LOUDA. Free beer tastings by Fort Point will be available for the first two hours after doors open each day (until 6pm on Saturday and 3pm on Sunday). Additional beer, wine, soft drinks and food from local food cart vendors will be available for sale both days. Tickets are $25 each day, with a 20% discount for both days bought together, and may be purchased HERE.
The event is standing- and dancing-room with lawn seating and limited chairs and tables available prioritized for those with special needs. Ins and outs are permitted and audiences are encouraged to being blankets, but lawn chairs are not allowed. Outside food and beverages are not permitted, with the exception of water. Sorry, no pets. We strongly recommend being vaccinated to attend but there are currently no vaccination or mask requirements. Please see
our Covid-19 Safety for further information.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
After years of grinding as a sideman in the Finnish music scene, Bobby Oroza has stepped up to make his voice heard. Always with an air of crude romanticism, Bobby pushes towards an expression transcending the borders of soul and rock balladry. His dark and intimate debut single ”This Love” didn’t take long to reach the ears and hearts of a worldwide soul music community and is already a proper classic amongst the lowrider and soul collector scenes.
Bobby was born in Helsinki, Finland into a family of musicians and artists. During frequent family parties Bobby ́s Bolivian grandfather would pick up a guitar and sing Latin canciones and Cuban classics. Bobby ś mother is a singer and his father a gypsy-style jazz guitarist. All his siblings work in show business and music. As a kid, Bobby was lucky to grow up surrounded by his parents’ record collection which included early jazz and blues, Motown hits, gospel ensembles, and doo-wop groups like The Drifters and The Clovers. The Soul records were balanced out by Brazilian ones, African ones, his mother’s collection of North and South American folk songs, and Nuyorican Salsa albums. All of these influences show up in Bobby’s music.
Bobby started working professionally as a musician in his early teens. His main instruments are guitar and percussion. Before finishing high school Bobby decided he needed to experience the rhythmic source that had inspired him the most, and travelled to Santiago, Cuba. There he studied percussion and singing intensively for months. Since his return he’s been producing, recording and performing music to make a living for his family. Teaming up with the Timmion Records house band Cold Diamond & Mink, led by Jukka Sarapää, Sami Kantelinen, and guitarist/composer Seppo Salmi, he has a tight quartet of musicians to support his vision. With his instant classic, debut album “This Love” Oroza has shared his strange and unique shade of Soul with the world, creating a cult-like following for his sound from Finland to sunny Southern California and beyond.
Born in Chicago, vocal chameleon and singer-songwriter known as Louda, is now living in the Bay Area. Her powerhouse vocals, hip-hop rhythms, and Latin styles leave you wondering if there’s anything she can’t do. Due to her curiosity within her unique genre, splitting up her time between Chicago and California has certainly influenced her musical styles and make up the large extent of her brand.
Having an interest in music growing up, Camacho didn’t take her interests seriously until high school. There, she auditioned for the school choir with no vocal training and she hasn’t looked back since. By pursuing her talents first, she received a performance scholarship to attend Northeastern University. Still longing for something more, she began to write and experiment in her solo artistry.
Early on in her artistry, she delivered many R&B and hip hop tracks with a gamut of different melodies and themes such as never-ending love in “Bells,” the enjoyment of life in “End of Summer,” and she creates an overall pleasant atmosphere of tracks in the album, Feedback.
From continual evolution within her lyrics, music, style, and name, she unquestionably puts everything she has into her art. When asked about her name, she said, “The name Louda, the actual solo artistry, feels ahead of me. It feels like it’s moving faster than I’m able to move, which is fantastic.”
Pearl & The Oysters is the French-American duo of Juliette Pearl Davis and Joachim Polack. The pair met at high school in Paris and immediately bonded over their mutual love for ’70s jazz and ‘90s space age pop. They have been writing and performing together ever since, and moved across the Atlantic together in 2015. Pearl & The Oysters signed to Stones Throw in 2022 and have since released the singles “Pacific Ave” and “Konami”. Look out for more new music from the duo coming very soon!
By subverting the tropes of popular culture from her Mexican roots to make something new, San Cha has managed to make an impact on the music world, thanks to a highly original sound that encapsulates who she is. With her on-going singles series Processions, San Cha’s essential voice is not only evident, but proves why she is a unique presence in the music industry. These series of EPs will lead to the finale, the grand ceremony.
San Cha is an experience and exploration in sound and musical genres. Interweaving through decades of music as smoothly and beautifully as the turn of a kaleidoscope. Each song a new and refreshing mix, nearly unrelatable to the last but somehow irrevocably San Cha. This is what has catapulted San Cha in the music world and has made her an undeniable force.
Using her Mexican American upbringing, San Cha channels a wave of cultures to beautifully collide in a mix of genres. As eclectic in sound as she is in emotion and storytelling. At times haunting and full of ache and quickly thereafter an unstoppable dance force. A soundtrack for your heart and club nights with friends. Because of this her music has been featured on shows such as Starz TV show Vida and Growing Fangs on Disney +.
A Romantic for the apocalypse generation, STACEY crystallizes the nostalgic longing of golden age pop records into lyrical refractions for the twenty-first century. Cruising from 60’s psychedelic day-trips to glossy 70’s daydreams, STACEY’s velvet textures have received glowing press from the likes of SPIN, LadyGunn, American Songwriter, Clash Magazine, WONDERLAND, Refinery 29, while her iconic floral live presence has led her to share stages with Charlotte Day Wilson, Tamino and Cameron Avery (of Tame Impala). Her songs have soundtracked over 15 different TV programs including Lucifer, Orphan Black, and Degrassi and have amassed over 5 million streams on Spotify. She has received praise from industry tastemakers such as Matt Wilkinson (Apple Music), Chris Douridas (KCRW, School Night), Lauren Laverne (BBC6 Music) and more. Los Angeles via Toronto, STACEY just released her debut, retro-celestial full length, Saturn Return (May 21, 2021).