2017 Fountain Blues Festival

Blues Preservation. The FBF is organized to preserve and promote the indigenous American music known as the blues. Preservation activities may take a variety of forms, including live performances, broadcasts, lectures and community education about the history of the blues, culminating in the annual Fountain Blues Festival (which features a wide-diversity of roots and blues styles).

Artistic Support. The FBF supports blues musicians by facilitating live performances of blues music by both seasoned and emerging artists; providing programs to expose and promote blues music to the broader music community; providing education for musicians, including mentorships and music industry experiences that promote professional artistic exchange; partnering with local venues and merchants to promote a community that supports the blues art form.

New Audience Development. The FBF aims to attract new listeners to the blues through its events, social media and PR/Communications efforts to the growing FBF database of fans.

The mission of the FBF includes education programs centered on blues music to K-12 and higher education institutions and community organizations. These programs are intended to encourage young artists and audiences of all ages to appreciate or engage in blues music.

The FBF aims to support the economic development of the Bay Area by including local venues, vendors, merchants, and municipalities in the achievement of our blues mission.

We Bring the Brews to the Blues. Sample over 20 craft beer selections, including: Abita • Allagash • Anchor • Anderson Valley • Ballast Point • Coronado • Deschutes • Devil’s Canyon • Drakes • Elysian • Faultline • Firehouse • Golden Gate Cider • Golden Road • Gordon Biersch • Hermitage • Hop Valley • Karl Strauss • Knee Deep • Lagunitas • Lost Coast • North Coast • Oskar Blues • Santa Clara Valley Brewery • Shipyard • Sierra Nevada • Stone • Tilt Brewery • Uinta  • Wildcide Cider.

Thank You to Our Supporters!


Wayde Audio; Mike and Cathy Miller; Golden Gate Blues Society; Good Times; Helen Ross, KSCU 103.3; KSJS 90.5; KKUP 91.5; KSZU 90.1)

  • Plaza de Cesar Chavez 1 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113
  • Time June 24th, 2017 @ 12PM to 8PM

Elvin Bishop

Blues guitar

Bettye LaVette

Blues vocalist

Fillmore Slim

Blues vocalist

Maxx Cabello, Jr.

Blues guitar

Contact Us

  • Vendor Inquires

    Bruce Labadie brucel@sanjosejazz.org 831-704-7435

  • Media Inquires & Credentials

    Ned Kraft nedkraft@gmail.com

  • Sponsor Inquires

    Bonnie Margaret Ross bmr@robinsonwood.com 408-298-7120

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Thank you to our supportive friends