Every summer on July 4th weekend in San Francisco, Fillmore Street is home to the largest free jazz festival on the West Coast: The Fillmore Jazz Festival. The festival annually attracts more than 90,000 people from all over the City, the Bay Area, and beyond. Visitors gather to celebrate and enjoy a musical tradition of live jazz, rhythm and blues, and gospel as well as local culture and fine cuisine in the heart of the city by the bay.
This year the Festival celebrates its 26th anniversary by once again blending art and soul from sunup to sundown, from Jackson to Eddy, presenting the music of old favorites as well as new ‘up and comers’ on multiple stages. You can also browse 13 blocks of fine arts and crafts, enjoy gourmet food and beverages, and participate in cooking demos by the Fillmore’s finest chefs.
Click for schedule. Entertainment includes:
• Bobbie Webb and the Smooth Blues Band -www.bobbiewebb.com
• The Coltrane Church -www.coltranechurch.org
• Kim Nalley -http://www.kimnalley.com
• Marcus Shelby Orchestra -http://www.marcusshelby.com/
• Norman Bautisa – Latin Jazz – http://www.bautistaband.com
• Brent Kimbrough & Company -http://www.brentkimbrough.com
Art and crafts include photography, painting, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry, pottery, clothing, hats, and children’s toys – over 200 artists and craftsmen. Delicious “street food” includes oysters, calamari, fish & chips, grilled chicken, bbq pork, jambalaya, tri-tip and even food from the new local restaurant, Out the Door. The event will also be pouring fine wine and beer.
You can also participate in hourly cooking demos near the Fillmore Center Plaza, featuring chefs from noted local restaurants. From Asian to Cajun, from hoppin’ dance music to smooth jazz, from fine art to kitsch gifts, there is something for everyone on July 4th weekend in the Fillmore. Don’t miss it!
Presented by the Fillmore Street Merchants Association and the Fillmore District CBD.
Fillmore Jazz Festival 2010 – Event 411
Saturday & Sunday, July 3 & 4, 2010
Fillmore Street ~ Jackson to Eddy
San Francisco, CA
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
WHAT: 26th ANNUAL FILLMORE JAZZ FESTIVAL showcasing the Bay’s best talent from up-and-coming jazz fusion and latin-flavored acts to seasoned crooners belting out jazz standards. Eat, drink, and shop, while you stroll, dance, and groove to your favorites.
WHEN: Sat/Sun, July 3rd and 4th, 10 am – 6 pm both days
WHERE: Fillmore St. between Jackson and Eddy, San Francisco
PARKING: Clay/Webster Garage, Japantown Plaza, Fillmore Center Garage (Eddy between Fillmore and Steiner) or Fillmore Heritage Ctr Garage (Eddy between Fillmore and Webster)
WEBSITE: www.fillmorejazzfestival.com (performers/schedule posted on site and listed below)
PHONE: 800-310-6563 for more event info