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San Jose Fountain Blues & Brews Festival Presents:

Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen

GA $25 VIP $85

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

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

Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen

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

About the Artist

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 his piano skills at the legendary Maple Leaf Bar.

Cleary’s mastery of the New Orleans sound earned him spots as a session musician for local legends like Earl King and Dr. John. His 1989 debut album, “Alligator Lips & Dirty Rice,” marked the beginning of a remarkable career, showcasing his blend of R&B, soul, and blues.

Collaborations with icons like Keith Richards and Bonnie Raitt further solidified Cleary’s reputation as a musical powerhouse. In 2016, his album “Go Go Juice” earned him a GRAMMY award, a testament to his enduring talent.

Despite global acclaim, Cleary remains rooted in New Orleans, captivating audiences with his soulful performances. Join him on his musical journey through his website and social media channels for updates.

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.

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Plaza de Cesar Chavez

1 Paseo de San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113

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June 15

4:15 pm - 5:45 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


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.