Los Gatos Free Music Concert Series: Music in the Park, Jazz on the Plazz and Vasona Vibrations Schedule of Events and Performers
Original: April 17, 2018
Updated: May 8, 2018, new bands announced
Summer 2018 is just around the corner and we’re all revved up and ready for those free concerts around Los Gatos. 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 (and don’t forget Independence Day festivities)! As always, the information below should 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!
(1) Vasona Vibrations 5-7pm every Saturday of June & July at Vasona Lake County Park, schedule of performers has recently been announced here at the event’s website. Performances are held on the lawn near the Ranger Office, just down the hill from the pedestrian entrance at University Ave and Pepper Tree Lane. Consider bringing food and cash donations to Second Harvest Food Bank, which are accepted at every concert. Please note that a $6 fee is charged for parking within the County Parks.
(2) Music in the Park 5-7pm Sundays from July 8th – August 5th, usually with a dance party finale at the Los Gatos Civic Center campus lawn. The event website has not been updated for 2018 yet, but dates and information for this year are available through the Town of Los Gatos web page. Get more information (rules, dates, location, schedule and lineup) when available at the website, closer to June.
(3) Jazz on the Plazz 6:30-8:30pm Wednesdays, June 13 – August 22 at the Los Gatos Town Plaza (where the farmers market is held) on West Main St and Santa Cruz Ave by the post office. More information and a schedule is available on the website.
(4) Fiesta de Artes open 10am-6pm August 11th – 12th, at the Civic Center Lawn in Downtown Los Gatos. The Fiesta is the only art and wine festival in Los Gatos and offers musical performances both days from start to finish. Find the schedule here.
Don’t forget to include the Fourth of July in your plans – it is always spectacular, and is one of the more child-
friendly concerts! The events are held at Oak Meadow Park, and Los Gatos residents park for free. Event page is showing information from 2017, this is normally updated as we approach July. Last year, a new event was held the weekend prior, the Red, White, & Blue Block Party on Saturday, July 1st, 2017. Santa Cruz Avenue in Downtown was closed for festivities including, music, family games, a bike parade, and dunk tank. No updated information has been given yet, but we hope the party will be back in 2018!
For a calendar of the schedule of events click through to see the full blog post.
Now for the full schedule of performances. 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, the chart will be filled in as details become available.
|Series||Date||Day||Time||Performer & Link|
|Vasona Vibrations||2-Jun||Sat||5:00-7:00pm||Windy Hill|
|Vasona Vibrations||9-Jun||Sat||5:00-7:00pm||Fred McCarty|
|Jazz on the Plazz||13-Jun||Wed||6:30-8:30pm||Natalie Douglas|
|Vasona Vibrations||16-Jun||Sat||5:00-7:00pm||Naked Bootleggers|
|Jazz on the Plazz||20-Jun||Wed||6:30-8:30pm||Sacha Boutros|
|Vasona Vibrations||23-Jun||Sat||5:00-7:00pm||The DTs|
|Jazz on the Plazz||27-Jun||Wed||6:30-8:30pm||Spencer Day with Full Spectrum Jazz|
|Vasona Vibrations||30-Jun||Sar||5:00-7:00pm||Andre Thierry|
|Los Gatos Hometown 4th of July Celebration||4-Jul||Wed||4:00pm||Fantastic Fourth! San Jose Wind Symphony|
|Los Gatos Hometown 4th of July Celebration||4-Jul||Wed||tba||4th of July Symphony In the Park|
|Vasona Vibrations||7-Jul||Sat||5:00-7:00pm||Top Shelf Big Band|
|Music in the Park||8-Jul||Sun||5:00-7:00pm|
|Jazz on the Plazz||11-Jul||Wed||6:30-8:30pm||Duets Amy Cervini Peter Eldridge, Sara Gazarek|
|Vasona Vibrations||14-Jul||Sat||5:00-7:00pm||Na Kolohe Kane|
|Music in the Park||15-Jul||Sun||5:00-7:00pm|
|Jazz on the Plazz||18-Jul||Wed||6:30-8:30pm||Tony Lindsay and the Soul Soldiers|
|Vasona Vibrations||21-Jul||Sat||5:00-7:00pm||The Jones Gang|
|Music in the Park||22-Jul||Sun||5:00-7:00pm|
|Jazz on the Plazz||25-Jul||Wed||6:30-8:30pm||Paula West (Facebook Link)|
|Vasona Vibrations||28-Jul||Sat||5:00-7:00pm||Blue House|
|Music in the Park||29-Jul||Sun||5:00-7:00pm|
|Jazz on the Plazz||1-Aug||Wed||6:30-8:30pm||Monterey Jazz Festival County High School All Stars|
|Vasona Vibrations||4-Aug||Sat||4:00-7:00pm||Vasona Vibrations Acoustic Open Mike|
|Music in the Park||5-Aug||Sun||5:00-7:00pm|
|Jazz on the Plazz||8-Aug||Wed||6:30-8:30pm||Sarah Mckenzie|
|Fiesta de Artes||11-Aug||Sat||10:00am-11:30am||Singing Cowboy|
|Fiesta de Artes||11-Aug||Sat||12:00pm-1:30pm||The Joint Chiefs|
|Fiesta de Artes||11-Aug||Sat||2:00pm-3:30pm||Johnny Neri Band|
|Fiesta de Artes||11-Aug||Sat||4:00pm-6:00pm||The Cocktail Monkeys|
|Fiesta de Artes||12-Aug||Sun||10:00am-11:30pm||Plan B…|
|Fiesta de Artes||12-Aug||Sun||12:00pm-1:30pm||Workhouse Poets|
|Fiesta de Artes||12-Aug||Sun||2:00pm-3:30pm||Tsunami Band|
|Fiesta de Artes||12-Aug||Sun||4:00pm-6:00pm||The Houserockers|
|Jazz on the Plazz||15-Aug||Wed||6:30-8:30pm||tba|
|Jazz on the Plazz||22-Aug||Wed||6:30-8:30pm||Pete Escovedo|
|Jazz on the Plazz||26-Aug||Wed||6:30-8:30pm||Linda L Lester presents Aaron Neville Gala|
|Los Gatos Hometown 4th of July Celebration||tba||tba||tba||Red, White, & Blue Block Party|