HI-USA Golden Gate Council is proud to sponsor Bands That Rock, a series of monthly shows at 330 Ritch in San Francisco, featuring the Bay Area's hottest emerging bands. Hostelling International members get in free!
Head to Sacramento for Memorial Day weekend and join 100,000 music lovers for the world's largest traditional jazz festival.
The story is familiar to every school child in the San Francisco Bay Area. On April 18, 1906, at 5:12 a.m. the city of San Francisco and the surrounding countryside were shaken by a powerful earthquake. Buildings toppled, streets buckled, and a train was thrown from its tracks. Fires quickly broke out, and the ensuing conflagration grew into a firestorm that destroyed much of the city, killed thousands of people, displaced tens of thousands more, and dramatically altered the lives of Northern Californians.