San Francisco Decompression 2018: Black Top City!

  • Date and Time: October 20 - October 21, 2018 @ 2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Format: Event
  • Location:
    Potrero Power Station, 23rd St @ Illinois St, San Francisco
  • Cost: $25-30 in advance, $35 at the door, kids 12 and under free!
  • Tickets: Buy tickets or RSVP

SF Decompression 2018 – Call for Participation!

Bring the spirit and imagination of Black Rock City to the Bay and help create the 2018 incarnation of “Black Top City” — an urban version of Burning Man along the historic Bayshore waterfront at the historic Potrero Power Station, here! Our community will once again create a wonderful microcosm of BRC, with art, mutant vehicles, theme camps, inner- and deep-playa, performance, and discovery – in a black-top setting at a brand new location! We’ll have even more extra setup and strike time, so together we will take the art and theme camp participation to the next level! We want to hear from participants ASAP to make this the best Decompression ever!

Theme camps and sound camps, art, fire art, art cars and mutant vehicles – let us know what you’d like to share by filling out our Decompression Participation Questionnaire here!

Performers of all stripes, musicians, bands, dancers, DJs, variety acts, fire performers – please complete this quick Decompression Performer Submission Form here!

Just like creating BRC, Black Top City is built with love by volunteers! Decompression happens through dedicated volunteer efforts, cooperation, gifting, and community in action. Sign up with our Volunteer Participation Form here and become a part of the Burning Man Community Events team, and help create the wonder of Black Top City!

Burners Without Borders Tool Drive at the Gate!

BWB Tool Drive for the Mobile Resource Unit and other community resilience initiatives: Burners Without Borders is dedicated to bringing the tools of empowerment to underserved communities which include: disaster areas, humanitarian zones, and impoverished neighborhoods.  Through our ‘Mobile Resource Unit’ (MRU) program we can bring the space and tools necessary for citizens to create solutions on their own.  In order for us to continue with this experiment we need to continually restock our supplies.  Find more details, and a tool list here: