Blending art and soul in one of the country's most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free Jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 visitors over the Independence Day weekend. From sunup to sundown, visitors can groove to the sounds of live music from multiple stages, browse the offerings of over 12 blocks of fine art and crafts and enjoy gourmet food and beverages.
There’ll be swinging and swaying to live music up and down Fillmore all weekend long as the street comes alive with sound, from Eddy to Jackson. Get there early to catch Dillon Vado’s newest band, Never Weather, on Saturday; on Sunday, guitarist Luis Salcedo’s group Lumama kicks things off. Both young bandleaders are recent graduates of the California Jazz Conservatory.