Fest Stages

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Summer Fest has grown into one of the nation’s most important live music events, featuring 100+ performances of the best in jazz, blues, Latin, R&B and more. Indoor and outdoor stages provide a variety of environments as well as music and, even with its awesome scale and breadth, the Fest’s tight footprint makes it easy to sample everything.

For this year’s 30th anniversary we’ve expanded our programming, adding three new outdoor stages to experience: a full-fledged Jazz Beyond Stage spotlighting some of jazz’s most forward looking artists in a “street party” setting; the Gospel Stage, presented in collaboration with St. Joseph’s Cathedral; and the Latin alternative Sonido Clash Stage, adjacent to the Salsa Stage.

Adobe Fountain Blues / Big Easy Stage

Adobe Fountain Blues / Big Easy Stage

Blues/Big Easy Stage

South end of Plaza de César Chávez
We’ve moved our Blues/Big Easy Stage to the grove of trees at the south end of the Main Stage area to provide more room for music fans. This outdoor stage is near vendors and the headliners at the Main Stage.
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Blues/Big Easy Stage

South end of Plaza de César Chávez
Outdoor
Food Available for Purchase
Family-Friendly

British Airways Music Lounge

101 Paseo de San Antonio (inside the Hammer Theatre)
Our Music Lounge features pared down, 20-minute performances that allow you to see another side of your favorite artists, in an intimate setting. This unique concert experience is open to those with Priority Access and higher tickets. Our 2019 Music Lounge location will be in the Hammer 4 which is inside the Hammer Theatre Center.
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British Airways Music Lounge

101 Paseo de San Antonio (inside the Hammer Theatre)
Indoor
Limited Seating Available
Theater Seating
Reserved Wheelchair Area

Fountain Blues Stage

Presenting the best in blues and New Orleans music, the Fountain Blues Stage is co-curated by the foundation of the same name and Poor House Bistro's Jay Meduri.

Fountain Blues Stage

Outdoor
Family-Friendly

Gospel Stage

San Fernando Street at Market (behind St. Joseph Cathedral)
For our 30th year, we’ve brought back a traditional favorite: the Gospel Stage. Located in the grassy area behind St. Joseph Cathedral, the historic church is the perfect backdrop for an afternoon of heartfelt music. This is a free community stage. Free community programming at Summer Fest 2019 is supported, in part, by Applied Materials Foundation.
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Gospel Stage

San Fernando Street at Market (behind St. Joseph Cathedral)
Outdoor
Family-Friendly
Free Community Stage

Hammer Theatre Stage

101 Paseo de San Antonio
Catch both jazz masters and fast rising talents inside the Hammer Theatre, blessed with breathtaking acoustics, perfect sightlines and theatre seating in an air-conditioned space. You'll need an All Stages or higher wristband and Priority Access and above ticket holders have first-in entry.
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Hammer Theatre Stage

101 Paseo de San Antonio
Indoor
Theater Seating
Food Available for Purchase
Reserved Wheelchair Area

Hammer4 Stage

Hammer Theatre Center's 4th floor, black box space, Hammer4 offers an intimate experience between audience and artist. You’ll need an All Stages or higher wristband and Priority Access and above ticket holders have first-in entry.

Hammer4 Stage

Indoor
Limited Seating Available
Theater Seating

Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage

374 S. First
Cafe Stritch is one of the finest rooms for live jazz in the Bay Area and, at the Fest, you can count on great talents to pack this small space with music lovers. Food and drink are available for purchase. Be sure to arrive early, as Summer Fest shows here often reach capacity. All Stages or higher wristband required.
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Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage

374 S. First
Indoor
Limited Seating Available
Food Available for Purchase
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Inca Azteca Stage

95 S. Market (across from St. Joseph Cathedral)
Located less than a block away from the Main Stage, the Inca Azteca Stage provides listeners a chance to hear world-class musicians in an intimate, club-like setting, with food and drink available for purchase. Seating is limited, so be sure to arrive early. All Stages or higher wristband required.
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Inca Azteca Stage

95 S. Market (across from St. Joseph Cathedral)
Indoor
Limited Seating Available
Reserved Wheelchair Area
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Latin Tropical Stage

Latin Tropical Stage

Outdoor
Food Available for Purchase
Family-Friendly
Dance Floor

Montgomery Theater Stage

The Montgomery Theater is located inside San Jose's WPA-era Civic Auditorium complex, just steps from the Main Stage, Blues/Big Easy Stage and the Tech Interactive at Plaza de César Chavez's south end.

Montgomery Theater Stage

Indoor
Theater Seating
Food Available for Purchase

PG&E Jazz Beyond Stage

Post Street at Market
Since 2013, our Jazz Beyond programming has presented young artists working at the intersection of jazz, soul and hip-hop. For 2022, this General Admission stage will be co-curated by longtime Fest partner Universal Grammar and located in the patio of the Rec Room, one of downtown San Jose's newest nightspots. We'll announce this exciting lineup soon.
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PG&E Jazz Beyond Stage

Post Street at Market
Outdoor
Food Available for Purchase
Family-Friendly
Dance Floor

SJMA Next Gen Stage

110 S. Market (inside San Jose Museum of Art)
Again this year, the Next Gen Stage is inside the San Jose Museum of Art. The stage is located at the Wendel Center on the lobby level. This is a free community stage.
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SJMA Next Gen Stage

110 S. Market (inside San Jose Museum of Art)
Indoor
Family-Friendly
Free Community Stage

SJMA Stage

This stage is inside the San Jose Museum of Art, located right next to the Main Ticket booth. The stage is located at the Wendel Center on the lobby level. All access levels are allowed at this stage but first-in privileges by those with a Priority Access or higher ticket may severely limit supply.

SJMA Stage

Indoor
Theater Seating
Food Available for Purchase
Family-Friendly

SJZ Break Room Stage

First and San Carlos Streets
Conceived as a popup, state-of-the-art video production studio during the height of the Coronavirus pandemic, the SJZ Break Room has become one of San Jose's best-loved small venues, capping at around 100 seats. The intimate seating and club vibe provide a great counterpart to the Latin Tropical Stage, just steps away. You’ll need an All Stages or higher wristband and Priority Access and above ticket holders have first-in access.

SJZ Break Room Stage

First and San Carlos Streets
Indoor
Limited Seating Available
Theater Seating
Food Available for Purchase

Salsa Stage

Market Street at San Fernando
This outdoor stage is just around the corner from our Main Stage and features lively salsa and Latin jazz music all weekend long. There's plenty of room for dancers to get active. Food and drink is available for purchase in this area, which also contains craft vendors.
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Salsa Stage

Market Street at San Fernando
Outdoor
Food Available for Purchase
Family-Friendly
Dance Floor

Silicon Valley Stage

170 S. Market (inside the Fairmont San Jose)
Located just across the street from the Main Stage, you’ll find the Silicon Valley Stage in the Club Regent inside the reborn Signia by Hilton San Jose, Summer Fest 2022's Official Hotel Partner. You’ll hear sets from rising talents and living legends alike, all of whom share connections to the greater Bay Area and reflect our vibrant jazz scene.  All Stages or higher wristband required. We'll announce this lineup soon.
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Silicon Valley Stage

170 S. Market (inside the Fairmont San Jose)
Indoor
Theater Seating

Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Plaza de César Chavez
The Main Stage is the Fest’s “crown jewel” and musical epicenter. At Plaza de César Chávez, see world-renowned headliners performing on our outdoor stage. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on the shaded grass. The Main Stage is just steps from food and drink, craft vendors, the Jazz Store and the  Blues/Big Easy Stage in the park's south end.
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Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Plaza de César Chavez
Outdoor
Food Available for Purchase
Family-Friendly
Reserved Wheelchair Area

Sonido Clash Stage

San Pedro Street at San Fernando
For the 30th Anniversary we debut an exciting new place to dance--the Sonido Clash Stage featuring alternative Latin live bands and DJs curated by the San Jose-based collective Sonido Clash, which explores the diaspora of traditional, emerging and future latinx art + sound. Enter through the Salsa Stage area, which has a plethora of great food and drink options.
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Sonido Clash Stage

San Pedro Street at San Fernando
Outdoor
Family-Friendly
Dance Floor

Swing Stage

29 N. San Pedro
Enjoy some of Silicon Valley's best swing bands all day Saturday and Sunday at this free community stage inside the Tabard Theatre. The theatre is located upstairs and behind Dr. Funk. Our presentation of Lemon Bucket Orkestra on Friday night is open to those with an All Stages wristband or higher; Priority Access and above ticket holders have first-in access.
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Swing Stage

29 N. San Pedro
Indoor
Theater Seating
Family-Friendly
Dance Floor
Free Community Stage

Tech Interactive Stage

201 S Market Street
Summer Fest's home for special events. Catch film screenings, hear behind-the-scenes takes from Summer Fest artists and photographers, and experience interactive exhibits.

Tech Interactive Stage

201 S Market Street
Indoor

Urban Community San Pedro Square Market Stage

87 N. San Pedro Street
One of the central hubs for downtown dining and craft beers, San Pedro Square Market will feature assorted top Bay Area acts on the stage in its sunny courtyard. This is the perfect, family-friendly place to refresh and grab a bite. This is a free community stage. Free community programming at Summer Fest 2019 is supported, in part, by Applied Materials Foundation.
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Urban Community San Pedro Square Market Stage

87 N. San Pedro Street
Outdoor
Limited Seating Available
Family-Friendly
Free Community Stage