39th San Jose Fountain Blues & Brews Festival

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39th San Jose Fountain Blues & Blues Festival

Silicon Valley’s longest running music festival, San Jose Fountain Blues & Brews Festival, returns to downtown San Jose’s Plaza de Cesar Chavez with award-winning talent to celebrate its 39th festival.

In addition to main stage artists, SJZ  Boombox Truck will feature young, local bands between main stage acts. Enjoy the blues, R&B and soul traditions interpreted with a unique, modern twist.

Savor a large variety of regional craft beers, ciders and wine, plus the best in local BBQ, New Orleans and other Southern-style foods. Take in an artist vendor zone and family-friendly activities and games.

The 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, provides a one-of-a-kind, laidback atmosphere that is perfect for all types of music fans – even the kids – 12 and under get in free with a paid adult.

VIP seats will keep you in the shade with a cool festival t-shirt, plus 2 drink vouchers.

Advance Ticket Prices
$20
2 for $25 (limited availability)
VIP $75

Tia Carroll and the Little Village Foundation All Stars

June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Plaza de Cesar Chavez
1 Paseo de San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113 United States

Bay Area blues singer supreme Tia Carroll’s sassy style of storytelling, powerful voice and command of the stage have drawn comparisons to Tina Turner, Koko Taylor, Etta James and Aretha…

Gary Smith and the Houserockers with special guest Andy Just

June 18 @ 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Plaza de Cesar Chavez
1 Paseo de San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113 United States

The Houserockers played the inaugural Fountain Blues Festival on San Jose State’s campus in 1980 and continue to rock Bay Area fans for over four decades with their harmonica-driven, jump…

Marcia Ball with Mighty Mike Schermer

June 18 @ 2:40 pm - 3:55 pm
Plaza de Cesar Chavez
1 Paseo de San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113 United States

Marcia Ball Pianist, songwriter and vocalist Marcia Ball has been described by Billboard Magazine as “A welcome ray of sunshine…Ball is a killer pianist, a great singer and songwriter. Potent blues, sweet zydeco,…

Tommy Castro and the Painkillers

June 18 @ 4:20 pm - 5:50 pm
Plaza de Cesar Chavez
1 Paseo de San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113 United States

Tommy Castro and the Painkillers The Fountain Blues & Brews Festival is honored to have Tommy Castro & The Painkillers celebrating their 30th Anniversary Tour as this year’s headliners.   “The…

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

June 18 @ 6:20 pm - 7:50 pm
Plaza de Cesar Chavez
1 Paseo de San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113 United States

Embodying a deep repertoire of sounds, drawing from the heavy grooves of Albert King, the punked-up blues of R.L. Burnside, the storytelling of Bobby “Blue” Bland, the raw rootsiness of…

About San Jose Fountain Blues & Brews Festival

39th Year of San Jose Fountain Blues & Brews Festival.  Silicon Valley’s longest running music festival returns to downtown San Jose’s Plaza de Cesar Chavez, Saturday, June 18th from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m., with award-winning talent to celebrate its 39th year.

Craft Beers, Wines and Ciders.  In addition to world-class blues, gospel, soul, R&B and rock music, there will be 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.

Food and More.  Southern inspired food will be featured, and a vendor fair will feature vendors selling a wide range of for-sale items ranging from jewelry, hats, t-shirts, music and more.

City of San José Support.  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.

Ticket Sales.  Advance general admission tickets are $20, get two for $25 (limited availability).

VIP seats, $75, will keep you in the shade with a cool festival t-shirt and two drink vouchers.

Festival Details

  • No Covid-19 restrictions in place at this time, but subject to change if required by governmental authorities.
  • All ticket holders will need to get their tickets scanned to obtain a wristband and have bags checked by security before entering the festival.
  • There will be “in and out” privileges with all bags rechecked.
  • No pets, weapons, and sharp objects.
  • No outside food and beverages.
  • Service dogs with proper identification are permitted.
  • Children 12 and under are free with paid adult
  • Low back, beach style chairs and blankets okay.
  • VIP ticket holders will have a padded folding chair/seat in the shade provided by the festival (these are GA and not reserved).

Plaza de Ceasar Chavez

1 Paseo De San Antionio, San Jose, CA.  95113

Time & Date

June 18, 2022 @ 11AM to 8PM

SJZ BoomBox

SJZ Boombox Truck

In addition to the main stage artists, the SJZ  Boombox Truck will feature young, local bands between main-stage acts. They represent multiple genres incorporating the blues, R&B and soul traditions, but interpreted with a unique, modern twist.