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San Jose Fountain Blues & Brews Festival Presents:

John Németh & The Blues Dreamers

GA $25 VIP $85

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

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

John Németh & The Blues Dreamers

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

About the Artist

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 for nationally touring blues acts.

In 2004, Németh made the move to San Francisco, where he had the opportunity to fill in for the ailing Sam Myers in Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets. This experience exposed him to the soulful sounds of the Bay Area, shaping his musical style with what he terms “the early East Bay Grease sound.”

Under the Blind Pig label, Németh released two acclaimed albums, “Love Me Tonight” (2009) and “Name The Day” (2010), both of which reached #6 on the Billboard Blues Chart. These successes marked the beginning of his impressive string of Blues Music Award nominations, totaling 20 to date. Additionally, he secured two Blues Blast Music Awards for Best New Artist Debut Recording and the Sean Costello Rising Star Award. Independent releases followed in 2012 with “Blues Live” and “Soul Live.”

In 2013, Németh relocated to Memphis, where he delved into the soulful roots of the city, resulting in the album “Memphis Grease” (2014 Blue Corn), a homage to soul classics that debuted at #4 on the Billboard Blues Chart. His efforts earned him the 2014 BMA for Best Soul Blues Male Artist, and his album won Best Soul Blues Album in 2015.

Breaking barriers of style and genre, Németh released “Feelin’ Freaky” in 2017 on his own Memphis Grease label, showcasing original songs that drew from a diverse range of influences. Returning to Electraphonic in 2019 with his band The Blue Dreamers, he delivered “Stronger Than Strong,” his 10th album, seamlessly blending retro and modern blues and soul.

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

2:00 pm - 3:30 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.