Los Gatos Free Music Concert Series: Music in the Park, Jazz on the Plazz and Vasona Vibrations Schedule of Events and Performers

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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

Music in the Park

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.

Jazz on the Plazz 2022 logoFiesta 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.

Vasona Vibrations – PERMANENTLY CANCELED – The website still shows the 2020 cancellation, but take a peak at their Facebook page and you’ll see the current status: permanantly canceled.

 

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

 

Series Date Day Time Performers
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
That is quite the roundup! Los Gatos is a fantastic place in which to live and recreate, but no time more than in the summer. Enjoy!