Transform Fest – Spring 2018
A tribute to pioneer rocker, Betty Davis, features some of the most progressive vocalists and women musicians in the country.

Black WOMEN Rock! seeks to empower young women instrumentalists, vocalists, and poets to tell their stories on their own terms and inspire future generations of Black women rockers. Acclaimed performer and poet jessica Care moore brings her popular Detroit-based production of Black WOMEN Rock! to San Francisco. This multigenerational fourteen-year-old concert brings together more than twenty of the most exciting Black women rock instrumentalists and vocalists in the country, celebrating their contributions to the genre.

Please note: Seating for this show is first-come, first-served.

*11AM offsite pre-show artist talk:
They Say I’m Different
African American Art & Cultural Complex
762 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94102




Regular Admission:
$30 in Advance / $35 at the Door

Senior, Teacher, Student:*
10% off regular admission

*Available in advance at our Box Office or by phone: 415-978-2787.

Purchase more and save

Buy tickets for two or more Transform performances and take 15% off your purchase. YBCA members can save up to 25% on tickets!

YBCA Members

Pay What You Can level: Regular admission

Individual level and above:
YBCA Members enjoy 20% off regular admission to all YBCA presented performances, with no ticketing fees. Plus, use your membership to buy discounted tickets for two or more Transform performances and take an additional 5%.

All Access and Curators Circle: YBCA Members at the All Access level and above enjoy free ticket(s) to Transform. Your benefits include complimentary ticket reservations to one performance by each participating artist, allowing you to see up to 8 amazing performances at no cost.

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Take a quick look at each day’s programs below. For the full schedule, see the TRANSFORM Fest page.
MAY 10
MAY 11
MAY 13
MAY 16
MAY 17
MAY 18
Smart Night Out
YBCA Member Exclusive
MAY 19


Photo: anistique photography

The presentation of Poor People’s TV Room was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

YBCA Programs are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation.

Additional Funding for YBCA Programs: National Endowment for the Arts, Abundance Foundation, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

The Performance Season is made possible in part by: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Panta Rhea Foundation.

Additional Funding for YBCA Performances: Surdna Foundation,, New England Foundation for the Arts, and Zellerbach Family Foundation.