The healing power of live music, delivered daily.

The isolated audiences we serve, our volunteers and supporters -

We are expanding our program to best serve our institutional audiences and to further the well-being of our entire community during the pandemic. New initiatives include a special collaboration bringing live music to various Bay Area Food Bank locations. We are also facilitating live Zoom shows, other outdoor programs and indoor concerts when possible. We are maintaining the vibrancy of our mission and excited to go forward with our new hybrid program model. Visit our blog to see the latest updates in our enews “The Heartbeat.” Thank you for helping to sustain our nonprofit organization as we find creative ways to uplift spirits. With your support, we will continue to provide hope, healing and joy through live music and the performing arts to our isolated Bay Area audiences.

Who we are

Bread & Roses Presents is a nonprofit arts organization with a human services mission that brings hope, healing and joy through live music and the performing arts to children, adults and seniors who are disadvantaged, marginalized, or otherwise isolated in diverse institutional settings in the San Francisco Bay Area. We produce over 600 shows a year in 125 facilities, presenting the talent of over 1,000 volunteers to over 32,000 audience members

Upcoming Events:

"Dine-In & Donate" at Amy's Drive-Thru on Thursday, Aug. 5, 20% of restaurant sales all day will benefit Bread & Roses Presents! Plus, enjoy a live performance by B&R performers Kurt Huget & Peter Penhallow from 6-8 pm. 

Bread & Roses "Music & More" Zoom Book Club

Next meeting | To Be Announced Soon 

For Zoom Invite contact: 


The first Golden Gate Jazz Festival will be held at the Presidio Theatre in San Francisco on August 27-29!

Tribute to 25-Year Volunteer Performer Debbie Cucalon

Celebrate your birthday with a Facebook Birthday or General Fundraiser benefiting Bread & Roses!

Read volunteer performer Zach Lee's recent school essay on 'The Human Mind in Music Therapy'. 

Special Appeal message from Tony Saunders & Friends

Exclusive Offering; Limited Edition Prints of Mimi Fariña Portrait by Joan Baez


Support our program by signing-up for online Zoom Music Classes with Bread & Roses performers

Check out our latest enews The Heartbeat. Join our email list for future updates.


New hand-stitched masks are now available. Purchase a mask, T-shirts or Mimi Fariña with Lowell Levinger "Live In Germany" CDs on our merch page!


"I created the Golden Gate Jazz Festival to shine a light on the inter-connections of jazz artists and in tribute to my father, Merl Saunders," says Founder and Director, Tony Saunders. For more information or to get your tickets to the Golden Gate Jazz Festival, click here!


25-year Volunteer Performer, Debbie Cucalon at the Bread & Roses Performer Jam. Photo by Peter Merts.

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Special Offerings: Collectible Mimi Fariña print by Joan Baez and "Live in Germany" CD with Mimi and Lowell Levinger. Order here!

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