San Francisco Symphony Announces Lineup for 2012 Black & White Ball

The San Francisco Symphony has announced the complete lineup for the 2012 Black & White Ball.

The June 2 event will begin at 8 p.m. with a concert in Davies Symphony Hall featuring Paul Simon with the San Francisco Symphony, as well as Simon’s own band.

Beginning at 9 p.m. and held throughout the War Memorial Performing Arts Complex will be 10 bands on five different stages. Grammy-winning band The Wallflowers will co-headline an outdoor party stage with pop superstar Cyndi Lauper. Janelle Monae will make a special guest appearance and DJ Masonic—featured in the recent American Mavericks festival—will perform. Also on the lineup is R&B royalty The Drifters, The Brenna Whitaker Little Big Band, Neil Diamond-inspired dance band Super Diamond, 13-piece salsa ensemble Avance, funk troupe Scott Carter and New Breed, Notorious, and the Dr. Bobby Rodriguez Latin Jazz Group.

Tickets for the event are on sale and can be purchased at

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