For fans of smooth jazz in San Antonio and beyond, the Balcones Heights Jazz Festival is an institution at this point. The free festival, now in its 26th year, consistently offers up some of the best regional talent in the ear-candy subgenre. Check out this year’s offerings this Friday, July 12th, during the first installment of this four-week event!
The latest installment of the quirky Balcones Heights Jazz Festival has the unique distinction of featuring an all-woman lineup — a rarity for any genre of music, really — for the very first time. Festival organizer Lorenzo Nastasi said in a press release that the idea to go all-woman this year was inspired by, and in part to be understood as a celebration of, the many women in leadership positions in Balcones Heights.
Slated performers for the July 12th event are Wednesday Ball and Ragan Whiteside. Performers for subsequent dates include MiChelle Garibay-Carey and Jessy J (July 19), Elizabeth Mis and Jeanette Harris (July 26) and Kayla Waters and Lindsey Webster (August 2). Each performer will, as per tradition, get more than an hour of stage time.
Since 1993, the Balcones Heights Jazz Festival has captivated jazz aficionados every summer. Regulars or “jazz babies” 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 sparkling reflecting pool and fountains of the city’s main hub, Wonderland of the Americas. This year, the event organizers expect, based on previous numbers, to welcome more than 4,000 festival-goers over the course of the four Fridays of the fest.
Wind down after a long week at the 26th Annual Balcones Heights Jazz Festival! Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend. Outdoor seating on the amphitheater lawn is free on a first-come, first-serve 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.
At Regatta Apartments in San Antonio, Texas, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Friday!
Friday, July 12, 2019—7:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
Wonderland of the Americas Amphitheatre
4522 Fredericksburg Road
San Antonio, Texas 78201