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San Jose Fountain Blues & Brews Festival Presents:

Delgado Brothers with Special Guest Chris Cain

June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

LIMITED TIME: 2 Tix for $40 – 10% Off Drink Tickets!

Delgado Brothers with Special Guest Chris Cain

June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

About the Artist

Propelled by their 2016 International Blues Competition win in Memphis, Tennessee, driven by fierce independence, unified by family and fortified by the brotherhood of music, the Delgado Brothers deliver the musical goods; topical anthem-worthy songs complemented by call-to-action lyrics, soul stirring blues rock guitar solos and Latin-flavored percussion.

The Delgado Brothers—eldest brother Bob Delgado on bass, middle brother Joey on guitar and vocals, younger brother Steve on drums and vocals, David “B” Kelley on Hammond B3 and Victor Bisetti on congas and timbales—have longtime been referred to as Los Angeles’ best kept secret.

Each member of the band brings a unique style of musicianship to the Delgado Brothers brand. Indiana-bred Kelley came West in search of “groove and diversity.” An incredibly gifted musician, David’s playing on his vintage 1972 Hammond B3 adds tone, texture and depth to the sound. High-energy percussionist Victor Bisetti, with his ebullient beats and Latin conga rhythms, packs each song with vitality and panache. To witness a Delgado Brothers live performance is to testify to the synergy, emotion, work ethic and true musicianship of the band.

The band’s fifth studio album, Two Trains, contains 11 originals that Blues Blast Magazine call “…smartly crafted songs of love, social awareness and tolerance, all sung with deep emotional commitment…” They veer into a realm reminiscent of the classic rock of the Doobie Brothers and The Eagles while remaining true to the blues.

Chris Cain

Chris Cain offers up a soulful stew of Memphis style electric blues. His powerfully deep vocals and jazz inspired, blues guitar riffs are unforgettable; uniquely his own, while reminiscent of the legendary BB King and Albert King.

Cain recalls, “I remember when I was a kid, my dad would be mowing the lawn with the stereo blasting Muddy Waters. When I look back, that was pretty cool! There was always music playing at our house, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert King, all the greats.”

At the age of eight, Cain taught himself to play guitar and began playing professionally before he was eighteen. Chris studied music at San Jose City College and was soon teaching jazz improvisation on campus. Over the next twenty years, Cain would also master piano, bass guitar, clarinet, alto and tenor saxophone. The combination of his blues upbringing and his jazz studies melded to form the searing guitar style that sets Chris Cain apart and has moved him to the top ranks of the blues music scene.

Festival Tickets

Advance Ticket Prices: General Admission $25 VIP $85
Day of: General Admission $30 VIP $100

Early Bird 2 Pack – General Admission: $40. Limited supply. So act quickly!

VIP tickets provide a seat in a shaded section located near the stage, along with exclusive access to a private bar and flushable toilets. Additionally, the package comes with two drink vouchers and a commemorative 41st San Jose Fountain Blues & Brews Festival t-shirt.

Drink Tickets

Save $2 on a 10-drink ticket package: $18 in advance, $20 day of.

41st San Jose Fountain Blues & Blues Festival

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 festival in Northern California never disappoints with a village-like atmosphere – featuring artist vendor booths; family-friendly lawn games near the beloved Plaza de Cesar Chavez fountain; a craft beer garden to sample of the best in regional craft beers; plus, local ciders, wine, and Southern-focused cuisine.

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.

This year’s festival boasts main stage packed talent guaranteed to keep the groove going for an expected attendance of 2,500 people:  Terrie Odabi, John Nemeth, Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, and Delgado Brothers with special guest Chris Cain Band.

Plus, four acts on the Poor House Bistro Stage: Jefe Meduri Famiglia BandFollow the Music Rising Star, M’Sippi Slide, and Anthony Arya Band.

In addition to world-class blues, gospel, soul, R&B and rock music, there will be over 20 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.

A partial list of featured breweries

21st Amendment • Altamont • Anderson Valley • Barebottle • Drakes • Farmers • Full Circle • Henhouse • Lost Coast • Narrative Fermentations • North Coast • Sonoma Springs • Speakeasy • Stone

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fountain Blues Foundation

The Fountain Blues Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is organized to preserve and promote the indigenous American music known as the blues, and related genres like rock ‘n’ roll and R&B. Activities take a variety of forms, including live performances, broadcasts, lectures, and community education, culminating in the longest-running blues festival in Northern California: the San Jose Fountain Blues & Brews Festival and live music events throughout the year.

New This Year: Follow the Music

We are thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration between Fountain Blues Foundation and Follow the Music, a pioneering music education and emerging artists program. Follow the Music, spearheaded by a passionate group who recognize the profound impact of music, boasts honorary guests such as 49er legend and NFL Hall-of-Famer Ronnie Lott, alongside Oakland music icon and Elevate Oakland co-founder Sheila E.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This innovative program, developed in partnership with Elevate Oakland and key stakeholders in arts, entertainment, media, and sports, serves as the gateway into the vibrant South Bay community. By joining forces with Follow the Music, Fountain Blues Foundation aims to enrich the lives of young people by bringing the transformative power of music directly into their lives. Together, we envision a future where music becomes a catalyst for inspiration, creativity, and community engagement, and we invite you to be a part of this impactful journey.

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Additional Acts

Terrie Odabi

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

It has been proclaimed that Terrie Odabi is nothing short of West Coast Blues Royalty. It has been written that she is “easily the most dynamic blues and soul woman to have emerged in the Bay Area since Etta James came out of San Francisco’s Fillmore District in the ’50s.” Only a singer with Odabi’s combination of power and finesse could hold her own amid those kinds of comparisons. What sets Odabi apart from so many of her peers are the different…

John Németh & The Blues Dreamers

June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

John Németh‘s musical journey began in the muddy potato fields of Idaho in the early ’90s, where he initially found solace in the hard-edged sounds of hip-hop and rock. However, a pivotal moment occurred when a friend introduced him to the classic blues album “Hoodoo Man Blues” by Junior Wells and Buddy Guy, igniting his passion for the genre. From then on, Németh immersed himself in the local music scene, honing his skills on the harmonica and vocals while opening…

John Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen

June 15 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Jon Cleary, a London-born musician, defies expectations as a New Orleans piano maestro. A multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter, Cleary’s musical journey began at the tender age of 5 with the guitar. By 16, he co-founded ‘Delta Wing’ with blues guitarist Roger Hubbard, earning praise from blues icon Muddy Waters. Fascinated by funk-infused tunes, Cleary delved into the works of Allen Toussaint, a journey that led him to New Orleans. There, he immersed himself in the city’s rich musical heritage, honing…

Anthony Arya Band

June 15 @ 5:45 pm - 6:25 pm

Poor House Bistro Stage: Anthony Arya is an Americana rock performing & recording artist from the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Anthony started out in Santa Cruz gaining a large local fanbase after his appearance on NBC’s The Voice, followed by the release of three studio albums. The Anthony Arya Band takes his Dylanesque folksy lyricism up several notches with a rockin’ configuration that has quickly made them known across the Bay Area. Arya’s songwriting has won multiple national awards…

Delgado Brothers with Special Guest Chris Cain

June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Propelled by their 2016 International Blues Competition win in Memphis, Tennessee, driven by fierce independence, unified by family and fortified by the brotherhood of music, the Delgado Brothers deliver the musical goods; topical anthem-worthy songs complemented by call-to-action lyrics, soul stirring blues rock guitar solos and Latin-flavored percussion. The Delgado Brothers—eldest brother Bob Delgado on bass, middle brother Joey on guitar and vocals, younger brother Steve on drums and vocals, David “B” Kelley on Hammond B3 and Victor Bisetti on congas and…

Venue

Plaza de Cesar Chavez

1 Paseo de San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113

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Date:
June 15

Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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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

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Fountain Blues Foundation

The Fountain Blues Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is organized to preserve and promote the indigenous American music known as the blues, and related genres like rock 'n' roll and R&B. Activities take a variety of forms, including live performances, broadcasts, lectures, and community education, culminating in the longest-running blues festival in Northern California: the San Jose Fountain Blues & Brews Festival and live music events throughout the year.

New This Year: Follow the Music

We are thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration between Fountain Blues Foundation and Follow the Music, a pioneering music education and emerging artists program. Follow the Music, spearheaded by a passionate group who recognize the profound impact of music, boasts honorary guests such as 49er legend and NFL Hall-of-Famer Ronnie Lott, alongside Oakland music icon and Elevate Oakland co-founder Sheila E.

This innovative program, developed in partnership with Elevate Oakland and key stakeholders in arts, entertainment, media, and sports, serves as the gateway into the vibrant South Bay community. By joining forces with Follow the Music, Fountain Blues Foundation aims to enrich the lives of young people by bringing the transformative power of music directly into their lives. Together, we envision a future where music becomes a catalyst for inspiration, creativity, and community engagement, and we invite you to be a part of this impactful journey.