Saturday, June 25, 2016 @ 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park
170 S Market St,
San Jose, CA 95112
A variety of non-stop live music steeped in blues, soul, gospel and zydeco from around the globe will perform in downtown San Jose's central park - Plaza de Cesar Chavez for the 35th Annual Fountain Blues Festival.
Confirmed headliner is THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS www.cahoneydrops.com
Led by dynamic vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski, and drawing on diverse musical influences from Bay Area R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta blues, and New Orleans second-line, the Honeydrops bring vibrant energy and infectious dance-party vibes to their shows. They’ve taken the party all over the world: on 9 European tours, featured slots at such premiere festivals as Monterey Jazz, High Sierra, and Outside Lands, and recent performances supporting B.B. King, Dr. John, Buddy Guy, and Allen Toussaint. Whether in those high-profile performances or in more intimate venues where the band itself can leave the stage and get down on the dance floor, the California Honeydrops’ shared vision and purpose remain: to make the audience dance and sing.
AND THE REST OF THE LINE UP....
Otis Taylor Band - Part of Taylor's appeal is his contrasting character traits. But it is precisely this element of surprise that makes him one of the most compelling artists to emerge in recent years. In fact, Guitar Player magazine writes, "Otis Taylor is arguably the most relevant blues artist of our time." Whether it's his unique instrumentation (he fancies banjo and cello), or it's the sudden sound of a female vocal, or a seemingly upbeat optimistic song takes a turn for the forlorn, what remains consistent is poignant storytelling based in truth and history.
Rick Estrin & the Nightcats
Maria Muldaur & Her Red Hot Bluesiana Band
The Delgado Brothers (L.A.'s Best Latin Blues)
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir