The Fountain Blues Foundation is organized to preserve and promote blues music in Silicon Valley.


41st San Jose Fountain Blues & Brews Festival

June 15 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Plaza de Cesar Chavez
1 Paseo de San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113

The 41st San Jose Fountain Blues & Brews Festival returns to downtown San Jose’s Plaza de Cesar Chavez, Saturday, June 15th from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., featuring non-stop, award-winning national and regional talent – alternating for nine hours on two stages.  In addition to world-class blues, gospel, jazz, swing, soul, R&B, Zydeco and rock bands, the longest running blues…

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The Fountain Blues Foundation

Blues Preservation. FBF (Fountain Blues Foundation, 501 (c)3 non-profit organization) is organized to preserve and promote the indigenous American music known as the blues. Preservation activities may take a variety of forms, including live performances, broadcasts, lectures and community education about the history of the blues, culminating in the annual Fountain Blues and Brews Festival (which features a wide-diversity of roots and blues styles).

Artistic Support. FBF supports blues musicians by facilitating live performances of blues music by both seasoned and emerging artists; providing programs to expose and promote blues music to the broader music community; providing education for musicians, including mentorships and music industry experiences that promote professional artistic exchange; partnering with local venues and merchants to promote a community that supports the blues art form.

New Audience Development. FBF aims to attract new listeners to the blues through its blues festival events, social media and PR/Communications efforts to the growing FBF database of fans.

The mission of the FBF includes education programs centered on blues music to K-12 and higher education institutions and community organizations. These programs are intended to encourage young artists and audiences of all ages to appreciate or engage in blues music.

The FBF aims to support the economic development of the Bay Area by including local venues, vendors, merchants, and municipalities in the achievement of our blues mission.