A one of a kind sing-along is happening this weekend to honor frontline medical staff and other essential workers in San Francisco.
San Franciscans and people around the world are encourage to join in and sing “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” at 12 p.m. PST Saturday. Tony Bennett himself will kick off the event by singing the song shortly before noon.
“We want people to sing this on their porches, on their balconies, in their front yards, at their pianos and record those or broadcast them live via social media,” says publicist David Perry, one of the organizers of the event. He says that some celebrities are planning to participate, but that is not what the event is about. “There are going to people average San Franciscans, people in the San Francisco diaspora from Italy, Spain, I’m hoping Australia that will be singing. I’ve heard of one group in the Mission that’s going to come out on their front yards and sing.”
You can share your tribute beyond your front yard or balcony by posting your rendition on social media with #SingOutSF. And if you need some sing-along inspiration, you can find former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown’s rendition here.