Courtesy of Live NationToday, a special concert will take place at San Francisco’s AT&T Park featuring some of the biggest groups to emerge from the Bay Area music scene — Santana, Journey, Steve Miller Band, The Doobie Brothers and Tower of Power. The Labor Day Weekend extravaganza is called San Francisco Fest 2016 — On the Green, and it’s inspired by the Day on the Green series of concerts that ran from 1973 to the early ’90s in nearby Oakland, California.

All of the bands performing on Sunday have developed their own unique sound, but Carlos Santana tells ABC Radio that there’s something in particular they all have in common.

“We all want, with our music…to promote unity and harmony and peace on Earth,” the guitar legend says.

San Francisco, of course, became a hub of the counterculture and of musical experimentation starting in the 1960s, so it’s no surprise that so many memorable rock groups hail from the Bay Area.

“San Francisco has always been at the front of consciousness revolution, and that spills over into the music,” Carlos points out. “We are one family.”

Doobie Brothers singer/guitarist Patrick Simmons adds, “There was a little more experimentation with bands, The Grateful Dead being a perfect example of a real experimental kind of a band at the time. It really influenced the way that people saw music, almost on a spiritual plane.”

Despite their differences, some of the musicians on the bill share close historical connections. For example, Journey was formed by two members of Santana — guitarist Neal Schon and singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie. Meanwhile, longtime Doobie Brothers member John McFee shares some history with Steve Miller. As he tells ABC Radio, “I played on [his] Fly Like an Eagle album.”

Here is the planned schedule for the San Francisco Fest concert:

3 p.m. — Tower of Power
4 p.m. — Doobie Brothers
5:45 p.m. — Steve Miller Band
7:30 p.m. — Santana
9:30 p.m. — Journey
11 p.m. — Concert Ends

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