40th San Jose Fountain Blues & Brews Festival
June 17 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Share this post:
About the Event
Silicon Valley’s longest running music festival returns to downtown San Jose’s Plaza de Cesar Chavez, Saturday, June 17th from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with award-winning talent to celebrate its 40th year. San Jose Fountain Blues & Brews Festival features 8 bands on 2 stages.
In addition to world-class blues, gospel, soul, R&B and rock music, there will be over 40 varieties of regional craft beers, ciders, and wine, plus the best in local barbecue, New Orleans and other southern-style foods, an artist vendor zone, and interactive family-friendly activities area.
San Jose Fountain Blues & Brews Festival, supported in part by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San José and produced by The Fountain Blues Foundation.
Main stage artists will include:
Devon Allman Project featuring Larry McCray & Jimmy Hall “Wet Willie”
“In the Spirit of the Allman Brothers”
Chris Cain Band
Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy
Andre Thierry & His Accordion Soul Music
In addition to the main stage artists, the Poor House Bistro Stage will feature bands you know and love.
Advance General admission tickets are $25, VIP tickets, $85 each, includes a seat in a shaded area adjacent to the stage, access to flushable toilet and private bar, plus 2 drink vouchers and a 40th San Jose Fountain Blues & Brews Festival T-Shirt!
There’s VTA light rail stations nearby and free bike valet 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. near the main entrance, courtesy of Silicon Valley Bike Coalition. Nearby parking options can be found at: parksj.org.
What You Need to Know
- Gates open at 11 AM.
- All ticket holders will need to get their tickets scanned to obtain a wristband and have bags checked by security before entering the festival.
- There will be “in and out” privileges. All bags will be rechecked upon reentering.
- No pets, weapons and sharp objects allowed per City of San José ordinances.
- Service dogs with proper identification permitted.
- Picnic-style games and cool fountain for families to enjoy. Children 12 and under are free with paid adult.
- Only low back, beach style chairs will be allowed.
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
About the Venue
Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Plaza de Cesar Chavez is situated on over two acres in Downtown San Jose. It is a popular place to hang out as it is located near museums such as The Tech Interactive and the illustrious San Jose Museum of Art. The park regularly attracts visitors with its musical performances and festivals. A stroll through the park is complemented by beautiful water fountains, flower beds, and even an open-air theater. If you are planning to visit the nearby museums, be sure to set aside time to explore this lovely park area. You might even catch a popular food festival or unique performance.
Quick Link: Plaza de Cesar Chavez