2022 Lineup / Special Event

Peanut Butter Wolf: Summer Fest Opening Party

Wed, Aug 10 @ 6pm
Camino Brewing Co. and Beer Garden

Peanut Butter Wolf is a Los Angeles-based DJ and founder of independent record label Stones Throw Records. As a high school student, he began spinning and making hip-hop beats in 1984 and later launched his label in 1996. Through Stones Throw, he developed the careers of Madlib, J Dilla, Quasimoto, Madvillain, Dam-Funk, Mayer Hawthorne, Knxwledge, Mild High Club, Mndsgn, and Anderson .Paak.

Peanut Butter Wolf

Peanut Butter Wolf: Summer Fest Opening Party

Wed, Aug 10 @ 6pm
Camino Brewing Co. and Beer Garden

Reactable Exhibit Performance with Marcos Zambrano

Sat, Aug 13 @ 11am
Tech Interactive Stage

Get hands-on with music creation, even if you’ve never played an instrument! Marcos Zambrano, Music Coordinator for SJZ’s Progressions education program, will perform with the Tech’s Reactable exhibit, speak about his experience with the Music Technology Group in Barcelona, and incorporate his violin into an interactive performance and Q&A session.

Reactable Exhibit Performance with Marcos Zambrano

Sat, Aug 13 @ 11am
Tech Interactive Stage

Fest Photographer Robert Birnbach in Conversation with Greg Bridges

Sat, Aug 13 @ Noon
Tech Interactive Stage

Hear the stories behind some of Summer Fest’s most enduring shots. Fest photographer Robert Birnbach takes some time out of his busy Fest schedule to speak with radio host Greg Bridges about his journey to professional photography. This event will take place inside the Tech Interactive’s New Venture Hall.

Fest Photographer Robert Birnbach in Conversation with Greg Bridges

Sat, Aug 13 @ Noon
Tech Interactive Stage

Reactable Exhibit Performance with Marcos Zambrano

Sat, Aug 13 @ 1pm
Tech Interactive Stage

Get hands-on with music creation, even if you’ve never played an instrument! Marcos Zambrano, Music Coordinator for SJZ’s Progressions education program, will perform with the Tech’s Reactable exhibit, speak about his experience with the Music Technology Group in Barcelona, and incorporate his violin into an interactive performance and Q&A session.

 

 

 

 

Reactable Exhibit Performance with Marcos Zambrano

Sat, Aug 13 @ 1pm
Tech Interactive Stage

Telmary Díaz in Conversation with Latin Tropical Stage Curator Betto Arcos

Sat, Aug 13 @ 3pm
Tech Interactive Stage

Learn more about one of Summer Fest’s Main Stage artists before she takes the stage! Cuban rapper and urban music artist Telmary Díaz shares her personal and musical story with music critic, reporter, and author Betto Arcos. This event will take place inside the Tech Interactive’s New Venture Hall.

Telmary Díaz in Conversation with Latin Tropical Stage Curator Betto Arcos

Sat, Aug 13 @ 3pm
Tech Interactive Stage

Clave Dura in Conversation with Latin Tropical Stage Curator Betto Arcos

Sat, Aug 13 @ 4pm
Tech Interactive Stage

Prior to their performance on the Latin Tropical Stage, Juan Moreno & Junior Guzmán of Clave Dura speak on their musical experience with Betto Arcos, Summer Fest’s Latin Tropical Stage curator. This event will take place inside the Tech Interactive’s New Venture Hall.

 

 

Clave Dura in Conversation with Latin Tropical Stage Curator Betto Arcos

Sat, Aug 13 @ 4pm
Tech Interactive Stage

Unitarian Jazz Service

Sun, Aug 14 @ 11am
First Unitarian Church

Sunday morning, join our friends at First Unitarian Church of San José for a celebration with a jazz accent, with various works performed by the Neil Kelly Quartet, the church’s choir the Alegría Singers, and Guitars Aloud. Proceeds from the collection will benefit Progressions, San Jose Jazz’s music education initiative in the Franklin-McKinley School District.

The church is located at 160 N 3rd St, San Jose, CA 95112.

Unitarian Jazz Service

Sun, Aug 14 @ 11am
First Unitarian Church

Gospel Brunch

Sun, Aug 14 @ 11:30am
Marriott San Jose

Enjoy a Sunday morning filled with delicious food and uplifting music, 11:30am–1:30pm, on the final day of the festival. Just order off the regular restaurant menu; the music is free! This year’s brunch will feature vocalist Joyce Randolph accompanied on keys.

Joyce Randolph

Gospel Brunch

Sun, Aug 14 @ 11:30am
Marriott San Jose

Bloco do Sol San Jose

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1:30pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Bloco do Sol is a community ensemble of youth and adult students based in San Jose at the School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza. Watch for this special pop-up performance in the Sobrato Organization Main Stage area.

Bloco do Sol

Bloco do Sol San Jose

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1:30pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Santa Clara County Poet Laureate Tshaka Campbell

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1:45pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Tshaka began writing poetry long before performing it in an attempt to find his own voice and point of view within the art form.

Tshaka Campbell

Santa Clara County Poet Laureate Tshaka Campbell

Sun, Aug 14 @ 1:45pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage