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Get ready for the Fillmore Jazz Festival

30 Jun 2014 2:46 PM
Get ready for the Fillmore Jazz Festival

Do you live in some of San Francisco's luxury real estate? If so, you're probably well used to parades lining their way up and down your streets - the area is perhaps most famous for its vigor and pride, and residents love to display that out on the streets any chance they get. Another opportunity is coming up to do so: following the 4th of July, the holiday weekend in San Francisco will close out with the 2014 iteration of the Fillmore Jazz Festival.

This year, the theme is "the power of women," and musicians will be exemplifying it throughout the city all weekend long. Fillmore Street in San Francisco will be playing host to the festival between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. - rain or shine - on both July 5 and July 6. The best talent that the Bay Area has to offer will be there, playing their trumpets and saxes with artists representing a myriad of musical styles, ranging from jazz fusion to traditional Latin compositions. No matter what your tastes, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is sure to send you home satisfied. 

Who'll be playing this year?
This year's lineup may be the best the festival has managed to offer yet: three stages will be filled up with separate performers throughout the weekend, with musicians ranging from Anna Kristina to Katdelic taking the stages on California Street, Sutter Street and Eddy Street.

Of course, there's more than just music happening at the festival this year. Vendors will be all over the streets offering the finest cuisines, desserts and drinks that the Bay Area has to offer, all through each day of the festival. It's going to be a west coaster's dream: great music, great food and a great time had by all who attend.

Parking will be available to festival goers at the Japan Town Garage and also at the Fillmore Center Garage. Parade routes and other festival facts are available at the official website, as is a form where you can RSVP your attendance and confirm yourself a prime position at the festival itself. You're going to spend Independence Day listening to fireworks - why not listen to more lyrical sounds on the 5th and 6th? For audiophiles, music-lovers, party-goers and people in any other demographic, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is sure to provide the perfect cap for the 4th of July weekend.