“Free” is a good price for everyone, and in Los Gatos, there’s an abundance of free music every summer with the three series, each on different days of the week: Music in the Park, Jazz in the Plazz, and Vasona Vibrations (plus the Fiesta de Artes weekend)!. Each year I compile a combined list of these three series in chronological order. I invite you to have a look and print it out! You can find the entire list at my Live in Los Gatos blog:
The annual St. Mary’s Country Fair is next weekend, Oct 7 – 9th, 2011 (beginning Friday at 5pm and ending Sunday at 5pm). It’s always the 2nd weekend in October and is a huge fundraiser for both the school and parish programs. All are welcome! Free admission, great food, entertainment, dancing on Saturday night to live music and of course rides and activities too. Click on the link above to get more information.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church is located at 219 Bean Avenue in downtown Los Gatos (a block or two in from North Santa Cruz). The fair can be accessed via Bean or by Lyndon (off of Main).
Summer 2011 is around the corner & now’s a great time to schedule your enjoyment of the fabulous, free musical venues which are coming our way! Below please find a compilation of the THREE different Los Gatos free musical concert series! Hope to see you there! (Info deemed reliable but not guaranteed – please double check the websites prior to going & always read up on the rules – things may have changed.)
(1) Vasona Vibrations 5-7pm every Saturday June & July at Vasona Park: http://www.southbayfolks.org/vasona/ Schedule of who plays what week:
http://www.southbayfolks.org/vasona/#psched Performances are held every Saturday in June and July from 5-7pm, on the lawn near the Ranger Office, and just down the hill from the pedestrian entrance at University Ave and Pepper Tree Lane. Referenced in the list below as VV. Please note that a fee is charged for parking within Vasona.
(2) Music in the Park Los Gatos Civic Center campus lawn Sundays 5-7 pm from June 19 – Aug 28
Get more information (rules, date, location)
(3) Jazz on the Plazz http://www.jazzontheplazz.com/ Wednesday evenings 6:30 to 8:30pm, June 22nd through August 24th. (No blankets on the lawns.) The Los Gatos Town Plaza is on West Main Street and Santa Cruz Avenue near the post office in downtown Los Gatos. Schedule of who’s playing what: http://www.jazzontheplazz.com/jazz_artists.asp Referenced in the list below as JP.
Schedule of performers, where and when in chronological order for the free musical concert series in Los Gatos:
|Date||Day||Series||Time||Performer & link (to performer’s website)|
|4-Jun||Sat||VV||5PM-7PM||Scott T. Miller and the Old Shoes Blues Band|
|11-Jun||Sat||VV||5PM-7PM||10th Avenue Band|
|18-Jun||Sat||VV||5PM-7PM||Tip of the Top|
|19-Jun||Sun||MIP||5PM-7PM||Livin’ in the USA – A Cross-Country Music Trip|
|25-Jun||Sat||VV||5PM-7PM||Golden State Ramblers|
|3-Jul||Sun||MIP||5PM-7PM||Bruce Gwynn & Big Rain|
|9-Jul||Sat||VV||5PM-7PM||Red Hot Chachkas|
|16-Jul||Sat||VV||5PM-7PM||The Amazing Dr. Zarcon’s Breathing Machine|
|17-Jul||Sun||MIP||5PM-7PM||The Best Intentions|
|3-Aug||Wed||JP||6:30-8:30PM||Blue Wednesday featuring John Németh|
|13-Aug||Sat||MIP||5PM-7PM||Kiwanis Club of Los Gatos “Fiesta de Artes”|
|14-Aug||Sun||MIP||5PM-7PM||Kiwanis Club of Los Gatos “Fiesta de Artes”|
|17-Aug||Wed||JP||6:30-8:30PM||Monterey Jazz Festival High School All Stars|
Los Gatos is a fantastic place in which to live and recreate, but no time more than the summer. Enjoy!