Posts Tagged ‘Activities’

A Weekend To Remember: Your Summer Fest 2021 Staycation Guide

July 23, 2021

With San Jose Jazz Summer Fest returning next month, now is the perfect time to organize a staycation weekend in downtown San Jose to celebrate the “rebirth of live.” What better way to take all the Fest’s sights and sounds than by booking a stay in the heart of downtown? With that said, your first step is booking the perfect hotel to complement your Summer Fest experience. Thankfully, our Sobrato Organization Main Stage is just …

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Jazz Impressions

April 15, 2016

Artist: Mel Beach Orange You Glad I Got The Blues Visit our friends at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles to see how one American classic interprets another, jazz and quilts. Members of the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association will display quilts and other fiber arts based on jazz, America’s original art form, July 8 through August 21. It’s the perfect accompaniment to San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, August 12 to 14, in downtown San …

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Gallery: Greenberg Traurig Mayor’s Jazz Brunch

October 16, 2015

On Sunday, August 9, Greenberg Traurig hosted the Mayor’s Jazz Brunch, an annual staple at San Jose Jazz Summer Fest. The invite-only event featured community leaders as well as SJZ members, and included an address by San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo in addition to San Jose Jazz Board Chair Robert Griffin. The event, hosted on the patio at Scott’s Seafood, offered a gorgeous overhead view of Plaza de Cesar Chavez, the centerpiece of Summer Fest. The event …

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Sight, Smell, Taste: Food & More at Summer Fest

August 6, 2014

If you’re a foodie or are looking to pick up some fun art or accessories while at Summer Fest, we have some great options for you this year. Our Applied Materials Community Corner also gives Fest attendees the chance to find out more about local non-profits. Below, we provide a handful of sights, smells and tastes not to be missed this weekend. WHAT’S ON THE MENU? GREAT FOOD AT SUMMER FEST We’re excited to have great …

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New @ SF25: Updates, Activities for 25th Anniversary

July 23, 2014

It’s hard to believe that this will be the 25th year Summer Fest will transform Plaza de Cesar Chavez and downtown’s surrounding spaces into a weekend gem celebrating the great diversity of our region. As patrons have come to expect, you’ll be able to hear jazz, Latin, blues, salsa, R&B, New Orleans and more across multiple stages. However, we also have a number of special additions that will make next month’s Fest our best yet! …

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Make Summer Fest 25 A Weekend to Remember

July 16, 2014

During the second weekend of August, San Jose Jazz Summer Fest turns downtown San Jose into a vibrant celebration of live music. You’ll hear jazz, salsa, R&B, swing, New Orleans and much more on 12 stages over three days. With performances stretching from morning to late night, why not turn your experience into an extended stay? Whether you’re arriving from out of town, out of state or just outside the neighborhood, there are plenty of …

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A Helping Hand: A Peek Inside Summer Fest’s “Festival Family”

September 4, 2012

Past festival attendees know that come the second weekend in August, the streets of downtown San Jose are full of sounds from around the world, with stages blaring anything from straight ahead and Latin jazz to swing, blues and more. Yet what they may not know is that this annual extravaganza only happens through the dedication of hundreds of staff and volunteers who return every year to the welcome faces they’ve worked with in the …

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Great Sponsor Activities at Summer Fest!

August 7, 2012

  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 …

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Eat Your Way Through Summer Fest!

August 2, 2012

  This year, Summer Fest brings you the best selection of food options to date! Offering anything from BBQ to beignets, our vendors will be selling gourmet sweets, authentic ribs and catfish. There will also be healthier alternatives for those looking for a lighter meal as well as vendors that cater to vegans and vegetarians. The Blues Stage will be a hot spot for a lot of great food and food information, so be sure …

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Family Friendly Options at Summer Fest

July 30, 2012

  San Jose Jazz Summer Fest is San Jose’s seminal event of the summer, so come enjoy our weekend-long programming with the whole family. Need some ideas of where to start your planning? Let us guide you through a few spots not to be missed! Choice Stages While most of our stages are family friendly, we particularly recommend our many outdoor stages. Our Main Stage is a great space to enjoy the great summer weather …

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