Garden of Memory

Join us to celebrate the solstice again, June 21, 2022 from 5pm-9pm at Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes! Welcome back!

Visit our mobile-friendly 2022 site, which includes a map of this year’s performers.

This year’s concert will take into account concerns about covid and safety. Ticket sales will be capped at 2000 – less than half the previous concert in 2019. Proof of vaccination and masks will be required for entry. There will be both fewer audience goers, and fewer performers spaced throughout the building in the large, more ventilated spaces.

Online sales only. No sales at the door. Please purchase tickets on EventBrite.

The program will feature simultaneous performances in different parts of the building by Bay Area composers, musicians, sound artists, and other performers presenting a variety of acoustic and electronic music, installations, and interactive events; the audience is free to move throughout the building during the performances.The artists, many of whom are well-known to Bay Area audiences, to be featured at this event in 2022 include Kitka, Sarah Cahill, Pamela Z, Beth Custer & Will Bernard, Dylan Mattingly, The Living Earth Show with Guillermo Galindo, Carl Stone, John Benson, Paul Dresher & Joel Davel, Randy Porter, Orchestra Nostalgico, Dan Plonsey & Friends, Robert Nance, Sruti Sarathy, Duo B, Theresa Wong, Gino Robair & Tim Perkis, David Gibbons, Michelle Moeller,  Anne Hege, The Mycos Project with Kate Stenberg & Irene Sazer, Karen Stackpole, Sidney Chen, Edward Schocker, and others

We have put together some previously unseen video footage from Garden of Memory 2006 and 2008. This is video that was shot for a documentary which was never finished.

Laura Inserra 1
photo by Michael Zelner, June 21, 2011 Laura Inserra


Pamela Z at Garden of Memory at Chapel of Chimes


Trance Duo at Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes

Amy X Neuburg at Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes 2017. Photo by Tom Holub, All Rights Reserved.

John Benson and the milk drum at Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes Photo credit, Holly Healy, June 21, 2015 All Rights Reserved

John Benson and the milk drum at Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes Photo credit, Holly Healy, June 21, 2015 All Rights Reserved

Henry Kaiser at Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes 2014. Photo by Stuart Steinhardt

Henry Kaiser at Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes 2014. Photo by Stuart Steinhardt

Randy Porter 1
Randy Porter June 21, 2011. Photo by Michael Zelner

Zachary James Watkins at Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes June 21, 2018. Photo by John Sanborn.

Edward Schocker at Garden of Memory, Chapel of the Chimes 2014 - photo (c) by MarcoSanchez.net.

Edward Schocker at Garden of Memory, Chapel of the Chimes 2014 – photo (c) by MarcoSanchez.net.


The Living Earth Show at Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes

Luciano Chessa
Photo by Michael Zelner, June 21, 2012 Luciano Chessa

Ellen Fullman and Theresa Wong
Photo by Michael Zelner, June 21, 2012 Ellen Fullman and Theresa Wong

Miya Masaoka and Larry Ochs
Photo by Michael Zelner, June 21, 2012 Miya Masaoka and Larry Ochs

Chapel of the Chimes 2008
Larnie Fox’s Timeharp, June 21, 2008. Photo by Cherri Lakey