Don’t want to go home yet? The festival lights up downtown San Jose with great music on Friday and Saturday night from 6pm to the wee hours. There are no cover charges, and all venues are within walking distance of each other, just outside the festival grounds.
Gallery Lounge, Hyatt Place
Fri, Aug 9 @ 8–11pm: Kristen Strom (modern jazz)
Sat, Aug 10 @ 8–11pm: Masha Campagne Quartet (Brazilian and straight ahead jazz)
The new Hyatt Place throws a splash of modern in the middle of downtown. The Gallery blends contemporary decor with distinctive architecture and stylish furnishings to create a casual, inviting atmosphere.
282 Almaden Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95113
Affinity Restaurant and Bar, Hilton Hotel
Fri, Aug 9 @ 8–11pm: Anton Schwartz Quintet (straight ahead jazz)
Sat, Aug 10 @ 8–11pm: The Bad Five featuring Oscar Pangilinan (modern jazz)
Hilton’s Affinity Restaurant makes the foreign local by crafting European-inspired cuisine made from rich, local ingredients. Enjoy casual table service in the dining room or out on the patio — an ideal option for dining al fresco.
300 Almaden Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95110
Lobby Lounge, Fairmont Hotel
Fri, Aug 9 @ 8:30–11:30pm: Edgardo Cambon and Latido (Latin and salsa)
Sat, Aug 10 @ 8:30–11:30pm: Alfie Dreifuss All-Star Ensemble featuring Tony Lindsay (R&B and jazz fusion/funk)
A centerpiece of downtown San Jose and epicenter for Summer Fest, the Fairmont lobby lounge’s breathtaking chandelier and high ceilings are sure to make an impression on anyone taking them in for the first time. Lounge specialties include martinis and single-malt scotches.
170 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Hedley Club, Hotel De Anza
Fri, Aug 9 @ 8:30pm–12:30am: Kat Parra Latin/World Ensemble (Latin jazz)
Sat, Aug 10 @ 9pm–1am: Times 4 (funky jazz)
Boasting one of the most sumptuous and beautifully appointed rooms in the Bay Area, the Hedley Club’s art-deco elegance sets the perfect mood for their seasonal cocktails, dynamic wine program and Mediterranean influenced appetizers.
233 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113