live music: JANELLE MONAE x JUSTIN HERMAN PLAZA x 3.7.14

Janelle Monae performs for free at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Justin Herman Plaza; San Francisco, CA. – The enigmatic Janelle Monae performs a free lunchtime concert at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco.

It’s been quite some time since my last post. I still have a few more shows to put up on here from my last month in San Francisco. I’m back in NYC now…onward and upward.

Check out my review in photos…

Janelle Monae performs for free at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.
San Francisco Mayor, Ed Lee.

Janelle Monae performs for free at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.
The Mayor issues a Proclamation to Sales Force CEO, Marc Benioff.

Janelle Monae performs for free at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Janelle Monae performs for free at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Janelle Monae performs for free at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Janelle Monae performs for free at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Janelle Monae performs for free at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Janelle Monae performs for free at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Janelle Monae performs for free at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Janelle Monae performs for free at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Janelle Monae performs for free at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Janelle Monae performs for free at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Janelle Monae performs for free at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Janelle Monae performs for free at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Janelle Monae performs for free at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Janelle Monae performs for free at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Janelle Monae performs for free at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Janelle Monae performs for free at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Janelle Monae performs for free at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Janelle Monae performs for free at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Janelle Monae performs for free at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Janelle Monae performs for free at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Janelle Monae performs for free at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Janelle Monae performs for free at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Janelle Monae performs for free at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Janelle Monae performs for free at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Janelle Monae performs for free at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

On this day, I woke up to the news that Janelle Monae was to play a free lunchtime show at Justin Herman Plaza as part of a benefit for SF Food Bank in association with Sales Force. I debated whether to go or not as I had another shoot much later that night.[De La Soul. Pics coming soon.] I decided to head in as I know she always puts on a dynamite and power packed performance. The weather was perfect, the crowd was energetic and sponging up everything Janelle and her band threw out there. What a great afternoon for a great cause.

You can see the rest of these Janelle Monae photos here.
You can see a previous photo set from her performance at Made In America here.

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