2018 Lineup / Casino M8trix Boom Box Stage

If you haven’t seen our SJZ Boom Box bringing live music to various locations throughout the Bay Area, Summer Fest is the perfect time to see this mobile music experience. Parked on the opposite end of Plaza de Cesar Chavez from the Sobrato Organization Main Stage, the Boom Box Stage will feature West Coast bands, with an emphasis on future soul artists.

Jessica Lá Rel

Fri, Aug 10 @ 6:15pm
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Jessica Lá Rel is a recording artist, songwriter and storyteller from Chicago. Her “cinematic soul” sound can be likened to an orchestra traveling from the south side of Chicago to Ghana. Known for her soaring vocals and thrilling live performances, Lá Rel releases her LP, War Love, later this year.

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Jessica Lá Rel

Fri, Aug 10 @ 6:15pm
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Jimetta Rose

Fri, Aug 10 @ 8:15pm
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Los Angeles native Jimetta Rose has become a mainstay in the independent music scene while digging firm roots into LA’s burgeoning creative renaissance. Her music is not constrained by an expectation of what qualifies as art; instead she draws inspiration from jazz, R&B and hip-hop. She’s even been known to spit a verse or two.

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Jimetta Rose

Fri, Aug 10 @ 8:15pm
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School of Rock San Jose

Sat, Aug 11 @ 1pm
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School of Rock is a performance based music school that strives to help students rock on stage and in life. The house band serves as ambassadors of the school by showcasing the program at various events in San Jose.

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School of Rock San Jose

Sat, Aug 11 @ 1pm
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Made By Crooks

Sat, Aug 11 @ 2:45pm
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Sacramento native Made By Crooks combines the influences of soul, funk and hip-hop with a dynamic stage presence and a gift for storytelling. Now based in Los Angeles, he and his band Grooveliners have built up a loyal California fan base from San Diego to Rocklin.

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Made By Crooks

Sat, Aug 11 @ 2:45pm
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YASSOU

Sat, Aug 11 @ 4:45pm
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Called by Billboard Magazine a group “that should be on your radar,” YASSOU is an indie art pop band that bridges the worlds of pop and classical art. Anchored by the mesmerizing vocals of Lilie Hoy, their multimedia productions are bold and emotional.

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YASSOU

Sat, Aug 11 @ 4:45pm
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Ghost & the City

Sat, Aug 11 @ 6:45pm
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With a mystical combination of hip-hop, electronic and dub, blended with a smoky jazz aesthetic, Ghost & the City is an exciting new voice in the Oakland electronic soul scene founded by the likes of The Seshen, Goapele and Ledisi.

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Ghost & the City

Sat, Aug 11 @ 6:45pm
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SJZ U19s

Sun, Aug 12 @ 1pm
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A select group of the San Jose Jazz High School All Stars Big Band, the SJZ U19s feature our finest young musicians in a small combo setting.

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SJZ U19s

Sun, Aug 12 @ 1pm
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No Water After Midnight

Sun, Aug 12 @ 2:45pm
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Take a soulful journey through hip-hop infused jazz and funk with No Water After Midnight, whose influences draw from such wide-ranging places as contemporary artists Tortured Soul, Robert Glasper, Frank Ocean, and Daft Punk, and timeless names such as Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, and Earth, Wind and Fire.

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No Water After Midnight

Sun, Aug 12 @ 2:45pm
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Oakadelic

Sun, Aug 12 @ 4:45pm
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Oakadelic is a funk, soul and R&B collective at the heart of the Bay Area’s funk scene. Primarily an instrumental ensemble led by horns, the group combines its roots in ‘50s and ‘60s jazz improvisation with an extension to ‘70s and ‘80s funk.

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Oakadelic

Sun, Aug 12 @ 4:45pm
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