Great Sponsor Activities at Summer Fest!

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Whether it’s grabbing a drink, picking up a new healthy recipe or entering to win the trip of a lifetime, our outstanding sponsors will definitely be adding to the Summer Fest experience this year. San Jose-based brewery Gordon Biersch will even be premiering a brand new stage! Read on to find out about some of the wonderful booths and services available from some of our festival sponsors.

Gordon Biersch
Gordon Biersch, now the largest brewery in the San Francisco Bay Area, have been long time supporters of San Jose Jazz, and this year, they are introducing a new Summer Fest stage along with two exclusive new brews! The patio at the Gordon Biersch Restaurant on San Fernando Street will be the site of the new Gordon Biersch Stage, featuring Masha Campagne, Slide Madness and the Summer Fest All Star Big Band! Artist sets start at 12:30pm, 3:30pm and 6:30pm Saturday and Sunday.

At the Blues Stage, Gordon Biersch will be unveiling two new brews set to debut this Fall: the new Zwickelpils and Zwickelbock, unfiltered versions of GB’s Czeck Style Pilsner and Blonde Bock. These special blends will be served out of wooden kegs – a real treat for beer connoisseurs!

Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines plans on making a big splash in their first year of sponsorship with a giveaway that’s sure to appeal to everyone. If you’re in the mood for a vacation, plan a visit to the Hawaiian Airlines booth at the Main Stage. Enter their contest  for the chance to win 2 round-trip tickets to Hawaii. Enjoy live music all weekend, and then plan for the perfect getaway!

Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente hosts a weekend of dancing and fun in the sun with interactive activities, booths and displays at the Salsa Stage. Come visit the KP Mobile Health Clinic, Water Bar, and Sunscreen Station, receive complimentary fruits at the KP Fruit Stand and experience activities that are set to include free salsa dance lessons between music sets and airbrushed body art in the new Feel Jazz’d Lounge!

Ready to take content on your TV to the next level? TiVo’s new Premiere series of DVRs is the most advanced and innovative ever built, and you can win one at Summer Fest! This year, TiVo will be giving one lucky jazz fan a FREE Premiere DVR with one year of free service when they enter the Jazz It Up With TiVo Sweepstakes at A winner will be randomly selected during the event.

Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market will be on hand at the Blues Stage with delicious food and information to promote their Health Starts Here program. This plan is easy to follow and does away with restrictive “dos” and “don’ts,” replacing them with a smart and simple foundation based on 4 Pillars of Healthy Eating. There will be four booths dedicated to each pillar of the program – Whole Food, Healthy Fats, Plant-Strong™ and Nutrient Dense – and Healthy Eating Specialists available to talk you through plans to help you get in shape and stay healthy. Specialists will also be handing out great recipes that adhere to each pillar of the program.

The Whole Foods Taco Truck will be at the Main Stage serving healthy twists on tacos as well as Mexican appetizers made with the freshest of ingredients. Hint Water, including their new line of carbonated water drinks, Hint Fizz, will be on sale at the Blues Stage in addition to Neveria Abel’s gourmet Mexican ice cream and the “shrimp boil of the year” from Wood Fisheries.

Whole Foods Market will also be participating in several food talks and demos taking place at the Blues Stage, starting at 1pm Saturday and Sunday. To remember your Summer Fest experience forever, be sure to pick up one of the jazz-themed photo flipbooks at their booth!

Which sponsor activity are you most excited for? Will you be eating healthy with Whole Foods Market? Will you be sipping one of Gordon Biersch’s unfiltered craft brews? Let us know by commenting on our Facebook post!

Photo Credit: © Bruce Fram