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    Balcones Heights Jazz Festival

    Presented by at Amphitheater at Wonderland of the Americas

    July 8 - August 5, 2016

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    Balcones Heights 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 lineup of renowned jazz stars from across the country. This year’s performance goes 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; Joël 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.


    For five 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 22 years and has hosted the “Sunday Morning Jazz Show” for more than 26 years.



    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.


    Every Friday, the Balcones Heights Jazz Festival will be live streamed during the opening of each performance and it will be available for download until the end of August.


    2016 Line-Up:

    • July 8 – Dean James (Saxophonist) 7:30 p.m.
    • July 8 – Tom Browne (Trumpeter) 9:00 p.m. –
    • July 15 – MELINA (National Recording Artist) – 7:30 p.m.Facebook
    • July 15 – Jeff Lorber (Keyboardist) - 9:00 p.m. - Headliner
    • July 22 – Bett Butler/Joel Dilley – 7:30
    • July 22 – Jeanette Harris – 9:00 p.m. –
    • July 29 - Warhawk – 7:30 p.m.
    • July 29 – 3rd Force – 9:00 p.m.
    • August 5 – Groove Therapy – 7:30 p.m.
    • August 5 – Stanley Jordan - 9:00 p.m. –

    Amphitheater at Wonderland of the Americas

    4522 Fredericksburg Road
    San Antonio, TX 78204

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    Phone: 210-732-0055

    Parking: Via Bus Route, personal vehicle

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