A Grande Old Time at HSAC

On March 28, 2019, in Events, Posters, by Ben Marks

Left to right: Cream, 1967, by Gary Grimshaw; James Cotton, 1967, by Carl Lundgren.

From 1966 to 1968, the Grande Ballroom was the place in Detroit to experience rock ‘n’ roll. Through April of 2019, the Haight Street Art Center in San Francisco is the place to see the posters that were created for concerts there. This Friday, March 29, from 6-9PM, the center hosts a reception for its “From Detroit With Love” exhibition. You can RSVP on Facebook, or just check out the show during the center’s regular hours.


The Rock Poster Society Presents in 2019

On February 1, 2019, in Events, News, Posters, by Ben Marks

Bridget Brickert was one of the many awesome volunteers who helped make the 2018 Festival of Rock Posters in Golden Gate Park a success. Thanks to Bridget and all our volunteers! Photo: Ron Schaeffer

With 2018 behind us, we thought we’d take a moment for a quick glance in the rear-view, as well as to announce what’s cooking in 2019.

First and foremost, an enormous and heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped us set up and take down our three major events last year. We cannot do this without you, period. We’ll have a more detailed announcement soon on volunteer opportunities in 2019, but for now, if you want to be on the volunteer list, send your contact info to TRPSvolunteers@gmail.com. Again, thank you!

We’d also like to thank Emek for an amazing job on our 20th Anniversary Poster, which benefits our Artist Relief Trust. For those who could not make the show to order a poster (they are shipping as we speak), you may want to check Emek’s site in the next few days. Hints are appearing there already…

As for 2019, here’s what we know:

* SF History Days, March 2nd & 3rd. Last year was our first time at this free, community event at the Old US Mint in San Francisco. Thousands of people attended to wander halls and rooms of the historic building at 5th and Mission, where almost 100 non-profits were on hand to talk about what they do. We were located in a brick-lined coal vault, which we transformed into a mini-rock-poster show. As we did last year, we’ll be passing out free show cards from past TRPS events (including cards that some people actually pay money for on eBay!). If you are in the area, please stop by and say hello.

* Rock Art By the Bay at Faction Brewing, June or July. Although the date for this one is not set, it will be soon, and you won’t want to miss it. The folks at Faction could not be more welcoming, the airplane-hanger space is incredible, and did we mention the beer? Really, really good beer. Stay tuned for more info on this artist-only show.

* Festival of Rock Posters at the Hall of Flowers, October 19. Yes, we have a date!

See you in 2019!

Billy Perkins in the Hall of Flowers, October 2018. Photo: Ron Schaeffer


Thank you for an incredible 2018!

On December 23, 2018, in News, by Ben Marks

Clockwise from top left: The scene at Faction Brewing, Matt Leunig poster for Rock Art By the Bay, TRPS volunteers at S.F. History Days, ART benefit poster by Emek.

By any measure, 2018 has been a great year for The Rock Poster Society. It began in February, when the TRPS crew transformed a brick coal vault at the Old U.S. Mint into a rock-poster exhibition for San Francisco History Days—we’ll be there again the first weekend in March of 2019. This summer, Rock Art By the Bay was generously hosted by Faction Brewing in Alameda—it was so much fun, we plan to return there in June or July of 2019. And in October, the Festival of Rock Posters returned to the Hall of Flowers, with a beautiful Artist Relief Trust benefit poster by Emek.

Speaking of which, for those of you who pre-ordered Emek’s poster, we apologize for the delay, which has been caused by a number of unforeseen production issues. While we do not have a delivery date yet, we hope to have things worked out and your posters in the mail soon. We appreciate your patience and promise to update you on the poster’s progress as soon as we have anything new to report.

So, thank you for a great 2018! We could not do what we do without the support of our members and volunteers—all of you are amazing. From all of us at TRPS, we wish you and your families a happy holiday season and a peaceful new year.

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