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The Balcones Heights Jazz Festival has been captivating South Texas jazz fans for over two decades. The free concert series took place July 8, 15, 22, and August 5 on Friday evenings at the spectacular outdoor Amphitheater at Wonderland of the Americas. This year's performances went beyond the sounds of smooth jazz with a mix of R&B, funk and straight-ahead jazz. Special headlining performances by internationally acclaimed artists include: Tom Browne , Jeff Lorber, Jeanette Harris, 3rd Force, and Stanley Jordan. Texas artists Dean James; Melina; Joel Dilley and Bett Butler; and returning military favorites Lackland Air Force Base's Warhawk and Fort Sam Houston's Groove Therapy will also grace the stage at the 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 22 years and has hosted the "Sunday Morning Jazz Show" for more than 26 years.
"This year's performance lineup is better than ever! From hand-picking a group of national performers who are new to the Balcones Heights Jazz Festival to selecting artists who bring a unique sound beyond traditional smooth jazz, David Munoz has done it once again, showcasing his more than 20-year tenure with the festival," said Balcones Heights Director of Economic Development & Public Affairs Lorenzo Nastasi.
Outdoor seating on the amphitheatre lawn is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Typically jazz fans begin staking their spots with blankets and lawn chairs the morning of each concert. Food and beverages are available for purchase at a variety of booths, as well as the adjacent Food Court inside Wonderland of the Americas.
Revel in the sights and sounds of great live jazz across the reflecting pool of one of San Antonio’s most arresting outdoor venues, the Amphitheatre at Wonderland of the Americas. It’s more than music! It’s one of South Texas’ most anticipated summer happenings. Musical magic at its finest, under the stars at the Balcones Heights Jazz Festival.
David Munoz, host of Sunday Morning Jazz with iHeart Media, has emceed the festival for the past 22 years. If you would like to know more about David, check out The Jazz Zone with David Munoz.
Stay tuned to our website for next years performers!
| JAZZ FESTIVAL DATES & PERFORMERS |
All concerts begin Friday at 7:30 p.m. (rain or shine) unless otherwise noted.