Macy Gray Kicks Off Opening Night at the Oracle OpenWorld Music Festival

Macy GrayMacy Gray’s distinctive voice can be as intimate as the wee small hours or as sassy, funky, and fun as a packed nightclub. Her concert before a capacity crowd kicked off the opening night of the first annual Oracle OpenWorld Music Festival, four nights of back-to-back free performances at venues ranging from bars and clubs to outdoor squares and galleries around the city. Whether you prefer pop, soul, reggae, or funk, the festival delivers in spades.

Gray can be disarmingly sweet on one song, harsh and raspy on another. And at Yerba Buena Gardens in the heart of San Francisco on Sunday night, she showed all sides of her eclectic musical personality, leaping over genre barriers from soul to pop to alternative rock, from disco to hip-hop.

In addition to Macy Gray, attendees rocked out to punk and metal blues with American Steel and Dirty Ghosts at the Mezzanine; indie pop and crossover techno with Magic Wands and The Crystal Method at Ruby Skye; and club beats with DJ ZAQ at John Colins.

Want to see photos from the first night of the Oracle OpenWorld Music Festival and much more? Check out our Flickr stream.

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