Upcoming Events

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 Franklin.  But Carroll has her own unique star power and blends influences from her East Bay, California upbringing – combining a raw mix of sultry jazz, gospel and soulful blues.…

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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 hardest thing to do,” says internationally beloved soul-blues rocker Tommy Castro, “is be yourself, take some chances and bring your fans along with you.” Throughout his long, constantly evolving career,…

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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, soulful, fast and furious Texas boogie…heartfelt, powerful and righteous.” Ball’s earliest awareness of blues came over the radio, where she heard people like Irma Thomas, Professor Longhair and Etta James,…

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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 Howlin’ Wolf, the funk of James Brown and the soulfully layered horns of The Rolling Stones, Austin-based Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears (BJL+H) have been converting the next generation…

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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 blues/rock, boasting a stellar lineup that includes: front man Gary Smith (vocals/harmonica); Gary B. Weller (guitar); Frank DeRose (bass); Sid Morris (keys/vocals); Jack Sanford (saxophone) and Jimmy Mulleniux (drums). The…

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Recent Events

Chris Cain Band

February 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Club Fox
2209 Broadway
Redwood City, CA 94063

Get ready for some powerful blues as New Works Fest 2021 artist Chris Cain and the hard-driving young player Maxx Cabello Jr light up the intimate Club Fox in Redwood City. Chris Cain offers up a soulful stew of Memphis style electric blues. His powerfully deep vocals and jazz inspired, blues guitar riffs are unforgettably his own, while reminiscent of…

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Girls Got the Blues 2022

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barebottle Brewing Company
2520 Augustine Drive
Santa Clara, 95054 United States

The Fountain Blues Foundation is pleased to invite you to join us for “Girls Got the Blues 2022”, in person or virtually. Girls Got the Blues is raising funds for Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence –  the only stand-alone, domestic violence agency in Santa Clara County, answering approximately 15,000 crisis calls and serving an average of 3,000 survivors of…

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San Jose Jazz Winterfest: Chris Pierce

February 11 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
SJZ Break Room
310 S First Street
San Jose, 95113 United States

Fountain Blues Foundation co-presents with San Jose Jazz the powerhouse blues/Americana guitarist Chris Pierce in the SJZ Break Room in downtown San Jose as part of Winter Fest 2022. He shot to national prominence in 2021 with his version of “No One” from the hit ABC series “A Million Little Things.” Chris’ biting lyrics and fierce vocals are reminiscent of…

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The Club Fox Blues Jam Featuring Filmore Slim

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Club Fox
2209 Broadway
Redwood City, CA 94063

Born November 7, 1934 in the rich musical heritage city of New Orleans, Louisiana, “Fillmore” has lived a transformation like no one else. Bestowed upon him are some of the most significant monikers that truly intertwine with a very real American history. “Tailbone”, “Guitar Slim”, “Fillmore Slim”, “the O.G.”. His respect and love for music runs through them all. He…

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Andre Thierry “Zydeco Dance Party”

March 27 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Poor House Bistro
91 South Autumn Street
San Jose, CA 95110 United States

Andre Thierry, a name highly regarded amongst industry figures and fans throughout the music scene. True to his culture and love of music, he has crafted a career well beyond his years as an artist. Andre’s French Creole heritage is deeply rooted in Louisiana although he was born and raised in Northern California. At a very young age, he embarked…

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John Mnemeth Band

March 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Poor House Bistro
91 South Autumn Street
San Jose, CA 95110 United States

Come and enjoy St. Patrick’s day with a performance by John Nemeth. This will take place inside at the Poor House Bistro Studio. March 17th 2022 @ 8pm Doors at 7pm Tickets $15 in advanced & $20 at the door.

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