Northern Californian music lovers donâ€™t have to drive to Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park in San Jose to enjoy the AT&T San Jose Jazz Festival this weekendâ€”they can board one of Capitol Corridorâ€™s trains instead! Â Capitol Corridorâ€™s passenger train service is a smooth and affordable way to get to San Jose. With 16 stations in eight Northern California counties, music fans can hop aboard the train and relax on their way to Silicon Valleyâ€™s premiere live music destination. Once on board, passengers can get free ticket transfers for the Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority (VTA) Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH) to make the connection between the Capitol Corridor/Amtrak San Jose station and the festival site.
Â Held August 13-15, this year’s line-up has an international flavor coupled with a diverse lineup that will please lovers of all genres of music.
Festival highlights include renowned jazz great John Handy, six-time GRAMMYÂ® Award-nominee Nnenna Freelon, P-FunkÂ artist George Clinton, funk and soul jazz saxophone player MaceoÂ ParkerÂ and a wide spectrum of musical performances by blues, standard and new groove jazz, Brazilian, Salsa and old-school funk artists.
Past festivals have drawn more than 100,000 people from Northern California and across the United States to downtown San Jose. Admission to this spectacular music event is $15 a day.Â For the complete music line up, visit jazzfest.sanjosejazz.org.
Good news for families: kids 12 years and under can enjoy the AT&T San Jose Jazz festival for free and up to twoÂ kids 15 years and under can ride Capitol Corridor free on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays whenÂ accompanied by a full fare-paying adult!Â
Visit capitolcorridor.org for complete details about train fares, schedules and stationÂ information.