Every August, the streets, plazas, and theaters of Downtown San Jose are transformed into one of the largest outdoor/indoor music festivals in the country. San Jose Jazz has been presenting live music for 30 years, and producing the festival for 25 years. The three-day event has grown to 12 stages and over 120 performances. The festival features Jazz, blues, Latin, funk, R&B, salsa, New Orleans, world, Jazz Beyond, Next Gen and more. Everything from local and emerging artists to internationally known superstars.
Live Photos from Summerfest 2016 Sunday 8/14
Some of the headliners include Alfredo Rodriguez, Jose James, Lizz Wright, Goapele, Bobby Caldwell, Cécile McLorin Salvant, and Kermit Ruffins. One of the biggest highlights of the weekend will be Sergio Mendes and Brasil 2016, appearing Sunday evening on the main stage. The appearance is part of Mendes' worldwide celebratory tour commemorating 50 years of Brasil 66.