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This year’s festival will be held Saturday, June 15th at Plaza de Cesar Chavez from noon to 8 and is expected to attract over 2,500 attendees.

The Devon Allman Project, 40th San Jose Fountain Blues & Brews Festival.
The Devon Allman Project, 40th San Jose Fountain Blues & Brews Festival.
About the Event

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.

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 Band, Follow the Music Rising Star, M’Sippi Slide, and Anthony Arya Band.

About the San Jose Fountain Blues & Brews Festival

In 1981, San Jose State University Associated Students wanted to do a free-of-charge show to repay their fans for their support during the year. After a sold-out concert at the San Jose Civic Auditorium that Spring, the SJSU board of directors decided on a blues festival format for the following year. In 1982, John Lee Hooker and the Coast-to-Coast Blues Band were hired to headline, over 2,500 people came, and the tradition has grown from there, to thousands of attendees in downtown San Jose’s central park – Plaza de Cesar Chavez.

In addition to the main stage, the Poor House Bistro Stage will offer a captivating blend of soulful blues and high-energy rock music from younger South Bay musicians before and between main stage acts.

Craft Beers, Wines, Ciders & Food: Alongside top-notch blues performances, there will be an array of more than 20 breweries showcasing their craft beers, wines, and ciders.  Plus the best in local barbecue, New Orleans and other southern-style foods, an artist vendor zone, and interactive family-friendly activities area.

The San Jose Fountain Blues & Brews Festival is supported in part by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San José and produced by the Fountain Blues Foundation.

About the Foundation

New this Year: Campbell's Boogie Music Festival

In an exciting new development, the Fountain Blues Foundation is partnering with the Campbell Chamber of Commerce to introduce a dedicated music stage at the heart of this year’s Campbell Boogie Music Festival, on May 18th & 19th.

Chosen as one of the South Bay's Best Music Festivals by Silicon Valley Metro Readers for multiple years running, Campbell's BoogieMusic Festival draws a staggering 50,000 to 60,000 attendees from across the Bay Area. This vibrant event spans two exhilarating days of live music spread across four stages. Attendees will indulge in a diverse array of offerings from over 100 vendors, serving up delectable food and drink. Additionally, rows of artisans showcase their finely crafted works, creating an immersive and lively atmosphere. Best of all, admission to the festival is completely FREE.

This exciting collaboration presents a unique opportunity for sponsors of the Fountain Blues Foundation. By participating in the Campbell Boogie Music Festival, sponsors gain early access to engage with their target audiences and a chance to warm up their respective audiences a month ahead of the San Jose Fountain Blues & Brews Festival.

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Example of a recent GetZeals promotion to benefit Fountain Blues Foundation in Campbell.
Example of a recent GetZeals promotion to benefit Fountain Blues Foundation in Campbell.
GetZeals Partnership

Amplifying the Blues Experience

Attention Fountain Blues festival enthusiasts and small business owners! GetZeals is here to help you engage with upcoming events and promote your businesses.

Are you a small business looking to maximize your presence at the upcoming festival? GetZeals offers you the perfect platform to showcase your involvement in these exciting events. Whether you're setting up a booth, sponsoring an activity, or simply participating, GetZeals helps you capture business opportunities before, during, and after the festival.

The Fountain Blues Foundation has joined forces with GetZeals to empower businesses like yours. Together, we're making it easier than ever for you to connect with customers, track your success, and support local charities – all without breaking the bank.

Customers can enjoy instant cash rewards through GetZeals or participate in offers that give back to their favorite local causes. With our Fountain Blues partnership, customers have the option to donate their cash back to support the Fountain Blues Foundation's incredible goals. It's a win-win for everyone involved!

So, whether you're a festival vendor, a small business owner, or a passionate supporter of the blues, GetZeals is your ultimate tool for success. Join us today and let's make every festival experience even more rewarding!

See GetZeals in Action!

Scan the QR Code or click the button below and see an example of a recent Fountain Blues Foundation Fundraiser with Cedar Room at the Pruneyard in Campbell.

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About the Foundation

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.

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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