Summer 2022 is just around the corner, and Los Gatos is gearing up for a season of music to remember! The last couple of years many of Los Gatos’ free concert series were canceled due to Covid, but this year they’re ready for a comeback.
Some of our old favorites, like Jazz on the Plazz, are back for the first time since 2019, some are gone for good, and some newfound favorites are returning! Most artists and schedules have been announced and, knowing that you are as excited about these as I am, I have compiled a calendar of free outdoor music events for us all!
Below please find a compilation of the FOUR different Los Gatos free musical concert series. As always, the information below is believed to be reliable, but as with any concert or outdoors event it is subject to change, so double check the website prior to going and always read the rules (especially if you plan to picnic). Hope to see you there!
2022 Summer Concert Series: Free Music and Fun in Los Gatos
The Promenade – After a successful start in 2021, the new kid on the block is back: the Promenade. Thursdays between June 16th and August 4th (except for June 30th) N. Santa Cruz Ave will be closed off for pedestrian use at 4pm with a stage at either end providing music and enterteinment by 5:30pm.
Music in the Park – The Town page has officially announced a return of Music in the Park with the 2022 series! Past years cancellations were published over on Facebook with no update on those pages this year. The event website is not currently up and running, and no word on whether the Los Gatos Park Dance will return. Free concerts can be enjoyed Sundays from 5pm to 7pm from July 17th through September 4th on the Los Gatos Civic Center Lawn (from the Mercury).
Jazz on the Plazz – Also back, the event website calls the 2022 series “A Brubeck Summer” and they’ve got a fantastic lineup ready! Check the Facebook page for regular updates and bonus entertainment. (And if you didn’t check out the Jazz
on off the Plazz 2020 Virtual Shows they are all still available to watch online.) Concerts held every Wednesday, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, from June 29th through August 17th.
Please note that while the other music venues are 100% free, with Jazz on the Plazz, the “best” seats come with a price tag. Tickets will also be available to purchase for the events bookending the season: the Sounds of Summer: Spring Soiree on May 20th and the Gala, September 17th.
Fiesta de Artes – Last year the Los Gatos Fiesta merged with the Los Gatos Art & Wine Festival and the sweet pairing will be back for more this year. The musical lineup and more is published online and we can anticipate a great show with some fantastic local favorites! You can also check their Facebook page for updates. Set to go the weekend of September 17th – 18th, 2022 at the Civic Center Lawn.
Fourth of July – Once again, there have been no updates to the Town page for the Independence Day events and the San Jose Wind Symphony, which is always the main musical feature of the day, also isn’t showing any concert listings for this season. Check back through those links for any future updates.
Now for the full schedule of performances. Below is my hand-pulled schedule of free concert performances based on the currently announced lineups for these series.
Once again, please double check all rules, directions, and schedule information with the information on the festival website so you can enjoy the music to the fullest. A complete list of performers is not yet available, please check the respective event site for most current information.
Concert Series Lineup
|The Promenade||16-Jun||Thurs||5:00-9:00pm||Summit Sisters, Paula Kent at Grays Lane, & Legally Blue|
|The Promenade||23-Jun||Thurs||5:00-9:00pm||Moondance, & Collectivity|
|Jazz on the Plazz||29-Jun||Wed||6:30-8:30pm||Svetlana and the Delancey Five|
|Jazz on the Plazz||6-Jul||Wed||6:30-8:30pm||Monterey Jazz Festival High School All-Stars|
|The Promenade||7-Jul||Thurs||5:00-9:00pm||Kurt & Johnny, & Daze on the Green|
|Jazz on the Plazz||13-Jul||Wed||6:30-8:30pm||Paula West|
|The Promenade||14-Jul||Thurs||5:00-9:00pm||Cabana Boys, & The Complications|
|Music in the Park||17-Jul||Sun||5:00-7:00pm||Not Announced|
|Jazz on the Plazz||20-Jul||Wed||6:30-8:30pm||Benny Benack III with Full Spectrum Jazz|
|The Promenade||21-Jul||Thurs||5:00-9:00pm||Rusty Rock N’ Roll, & Mike Drew Band|
|Music in the Park||24-Jul||Sun||5:00-7:00pm||Not Announced|
|Jazz on the Plazz||27-Jul||Wed||6:30-8:30pm||Marcia Ball|
|The Promenade||28-Jul||Thurs||5:00-9:00pm||Lavender Fields, & FLO|
|Music in the Park||31-Jul||Sun||5:00-7:00pm||Not Announced|
|Jazz on the Plazz||3-Aug||Wed||6:30-8:30pm||Sammy Miller and The Congregation|
|The Promenade||4-Aug||Thurs||5:00-9:00pm||Alex Lucero & the Live Again Band, & Given to Fly|
|Music in the Park||7-Aug||Sun||5:00-7:00pm||Not Announced|
|Jazz on the Plazz||10-Aug||Wed||6:30-8:30pm||Brubeck Brothers Quartet|
|Music in the Park||14-Aug||Sun||5:00-7:00pm||Not Announced|
|Jazz on the Plazz||17-Aug||Wed||6:30-8:30pm||Tony Lindsay and The Soul Soldiers|
|Music in the Park||21-Aug||Sun||5:00-7:00pm||Not Announced|
|Music in the Park||28-Aug||Sun||5:00-7:00pm||Not Announced|
|Music in the Park||4-Sep||Sun||5:00-7:00pm||Not Announced|
|Fiesta de Artes||17-Sep||Sat||10:00am||Gypsy Tribe|
|Fiesta de Artes||17-Sep||Sat||12:00pm (noon)||First Call|
|Fiesta de Artes||17-Sep||Sat||2:00pm||RPM Band|
|Fiesta de Artes||17-Sep||Sat||4:00-6:00pm||The Joint Chiefs Band|
|Fiesta de Artes||18-Sep||Sun||10:00am||Hoot ‘n Holler|
|Fiesta de Artes||18-Sep||Sun||12:00pm (noon)||Ten O’Clock Lunch Band|
|Fiesta de Artes||18-Sep||Sun||2:00pm||Tsunami Band|
|Fiesta de Artes||18-Sep||Sun||4:00-6:00pm||The Houserockers|