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Balcones Heights Jazz Festival

Jazz Festival

Jazz Festival

For over two decades, the Balcones Heights Jazz Festival has been a summer highlight captivating jazz aficionados from across Texas with a free stellar line-up of renowned jazz stars from across the country. This year’s performance features a diverse line-up of headlining and special opening acts, new to the Jazz Festival. These performers include: Los Angeles-based trumpeter Rick Braun; UK’s Smooth Jazz keyboardist Oli Silk; Grammy nominated guitarist Paul Jackson, Jr.; D.C. saxophonist Phillip “Doc” Martin; world jazz duo guitarists Strunz & Farah; national recording artist and saxophonist Chase Huna; and adult contemporary guitarist Steve Oliver.

Locally singing sensation (and the only returning artist) MELINA will join Texas guitarist Ruben V on stage at the Wonderland of the Americas.

For four consecutive Friday evenings, the festival’s laid back and family-friendly atmosphere will welcome an estimated 4,000 jazz fans, surpassing the city’s entire population of 3,000. Die-hard fans have been known to stake out their claim, with lawn chairs and blankets in tow, days in advance of the event at favorite spots along the edge of the sparking reflecting pool and fountains of the city’s main hub Wonderland of the Americas.

David Munoz, host of “Sunday Morning Jazz” on Q101.9 is emcee of the festival. He’s hosted the Jazz Festival for the past 23 years and has hosted the “Sunday Morning Jazz Show” for more than 27 years.

“This year, we are proud to celebrate a diverse line-up of headlining and opening act performances new to the Balcones Heights Jazz Festival,” said Balcones Heights Director of Economic Development & Public Affairs Lorenzo Nastasi. “We are also thrilled to bring back local favorite MELINA to perform with local guitarist Ruben V on stage. She dazzled the audience with her debut performance during last year’s Jazz Festival.”

Where: Wonderland of the Americas Amphitheater, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd.

When: July 7, July 14, July 21, and July 28 (rain or shine)
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm (opening act at 7:30 p.m. / headliner at 9 p.m.)

More: Free General Admission. Outdoor seating on the amphitheatre lawn is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Food and beverages are available for purchase at a variety of booths, as well as the adjacent food court inside Wonderland of the Americas.

Live Stream: A live stream of the opening acts will be available for download.

Visit, call 210-732-0055 or follow us on Facebook Balcones Heights Jazz Festival, Twitter @BalconesJazz or via Instagram @BalconesJazz.




2017 Jazz Festival Dates -  July 7, 14, 21 and 28 

Please note - concerts start at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Stay tuned to our website for next years performers!

All concerts begin Friday at 7:30 p.m. (rain or shine) unless otherwise noted.

7:30 pm

9:00 pm

Jul 7:  Ruben V (Featuring Melina) Rick Braun
Jul 14: Oli Silk Paul Jackson, Jr.
Jul 21: Phillip "Doc" Martin Strunz & Farah
Jul 28: Chase Huna Steve Oliver

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