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(San Jose, CA) – The 36th Annual Fountain Blues Festival will be held June 24th, 2017 at Plaza de Cesar Chavez, (170 S Market St.) San Jose, California. Appearing will be Elvin Bishop, Bettye LaVette, Fillmore Slim, Aki Kumar Blues Band and Maxx Cabello Jr. Gates will open at 10 am and music goes from 11am-8pm.

Tickets are on sale. All ticket holders will need to get their tickets scanned to obtain a wristband and then have bags checked by security before entering the event.  There will be “in and out” privileges, but they will need to re-check your bags on each re-entry. Low back, beach style chairs and blankets okay. VIP ticket holders will have a padded folding chair/seat in the shade provided by the festival (these are GA and not reserved).

Per City of San Jose Park Rules: No coolers, outside food or alcoholic beverages, weapons, sharp objects, or pets allowed. Service dogs with proper I.D. okay. Non-alcoholic beverages okay – but please no glass bottles or aluminum cans. If you have dietary restrictions, we will allow special food in, with a health note or special card noting your situation. You may bring in sealed plastic beverage bottles (water, soda, etc.), but no alcohol, cans or glass bottles. There are over 6 different food vendor options for sale in the event, as well as beer, wine, soda and water.

A self-parking area for bikes will be provided, but will not be monitored and recommend you lock you bike – they are not responsible for lost or stolen property.

VTA has two nearby light rail locations (Civic Center and Paseo de San Antonio stops): Caltrain Diridon Station is a 20 minute (0.8 mile) walk from the Park. This website also highlights nearby garages and rates.

The Fountain Blues Foundation is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization. Please consider donating to their cause.

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