Noise Pop is proud to present the fourth annual 20th Street Block Party.

The 20th Street corridor will be transformed into a free party to showcase and celebrate a diverse neighborhood that blends modern ideas with community traditions to create a new San Francisco experience. This free, delicious summer feast and dance party will feature some of the City’s best restaurants, local businesses and artisans as well as a variety of indie bands.

As MLVS embarks on its 48th year of operation, it continues onward and upward in the spirit and legacy of its longtime director, the late Rosario Anaya. For our fundraiser this year, we are excited to partner with Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party for a very special brunch to dedicate the MLVS building at 2929 19th Street to the memory of Rosario Anaya, by renaming it Centro Educatcional de Rosario Anaya / Rosario Anaya Education Center. This event will raise much needed funding support for MLVS’ vocational and basic skills educational programs in healthcare, hospitality, and technology.



Established in San Francisco in 1993, Noise Pop is the one of the nation’s leading independent music promoters. Over the last 24 years Noise Pop’s namesake festival has provided exposure to some of the top emerging artists, many of which have gone on to widespread acclaim, including The White Stripes, Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie, The Flaming Lips, The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Bright Eyes and Yoko Ono. Noise Pop also co-produces the celebrated Treasure Island Music Festival. The outdoor festival, which celebrates its 10th Anniversary in October, takes place in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. Hosting 18,000 attendees per day, Treasure Island has featured some of the best and brightest in the independent and dance community including Outkast, Beck, Atoms for Peace, LCD Soundsystem, Deadmaus, Public Enemy, and The National.

Noise Pop is also the year round talent buyer for the venerable San Francisco venue the Swedish American Hall as well as producer of the free celebration of musical and culinary delights, the 20th Street Block Party. Additionally Noise Pop partners with various organizations, venues and institutions to produce events throughout the year including the SF MOMA, California Sunday Magazine and Academy of Sciences. 

With all of these events, Noise Pop has solidified itself as the true amalgamator of Bay Area culture, and continues to do what it has always done best: champion independent culture.

Mission Language and Vocational School

Mission Language and Vocational School (MLVS) is a San Francisco Mission District private, non-profit community education and workforce development center, providing occupational skills training and Vocational English as a Second Language to primarily Latino, unemployed and working-poor immigrants and their families, as well as other underserved groups in the San Francisco Bay Area. We offer state-of-the art programs designed to give students the ability to effectively compete in today’s high-tech, skills-based job market. The school currently offers certification programs in medical assisting, culinary arts (with a catering operation as economic development), office technology, and basic education (English, math, computer literacy).