Come for the music, stay for the FUN!
Here you'll find the Festival schedule, an ever-growing list of activities, a list of food and arts vendors, and a big thank you to our sponsors.
|1:45pm||Firebird Dance Theatre|
|2:00pm||Food, vendors, and activities open|
|2:30pm||The Pop Ups|
|7:00pm||Food, vendors, and activities close|
About the bands:
Fresh off of headlining the kids stages at Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza, Two-Time Grammy Nominees, The Pop Ups bring their unique new show “The Great Pretenders Club” to a stage near you! Featuring songs from the critically acclaimed Amazon Video Special, as well as classics from their two GRAMMY nominated albums,“The Great Pretenders Club” takes family audiences of all ages on a scavenger hunt for the best imaginative-play games your mind can dream up! This high-energy journey transports audiences into a whimsical, educational world with Dancing Robots, A Fire-Stomping Rhino, Live-Drawing, Huge Balloons, Full Scale Puppets, even a Costume Party! This highly interactive show unfolds, propelled by award winning music, and dance beats that will catapult both young and old out of their seats!
Uses their own distinctive style of rock to transform Sephardic folk music into a sound that is both brand new and centuries old. They released two albums on JDub Records and have toured internationally with other like-minded bands such as Gogol Bordello, Os Mutantes, Ozomatli, and Balkan Beat Box. Their third LP, Tremor Fantasma, was recorded in Mexico City and was released October 2012.
Tel Aviv-based band Boom Pam formed in 2003. They play a mixture of Mediterranean rock and surf music in the format of a unique quartet including: Electric Guitar, Tuba, Keyboard, and Drums. Last summer, Boom Pam performed with Selda on the main stage at the Primavera Festival in Barcelona. Today they continue to tour around the world with Selda, and are forever creating interesting collaborations with various musicians in Israel and abroad. The band recently released a single with the successful Israeli Hip Hop artist, Nechi Nech.
We are partnering with the Children's Discovery Museum to create a family friendly area filled with crafts, games, and even a bounce house!
Check out some locally made crafts and see what's happening at a local community organizations.
In addition to the JCC's lot, parking will be available at the church next door, at the office building across the street, and at the businesses on the north side of University Avenue parking lots at 983, 985, 987 University Avenue, and 16795, 16615 16780 Lark Avenue .
A shuttle will be running all day between the remote parking and the JCC.
Stay tuned for more info!!
Silicon Valley Jewish Music Festival is made possible, in part, through Gold level sponsorship by Bill Lister/Coldwell Banker and Silver level sponsorships by Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, Neal Fearn/Morgan Stanley, Good Samaritan Hospital, Just, Gurr & Associates Accountancy Corporation, Lucky California, MOORE Buick GMC and San Jose Youth Symphony. The APJCC is proud to be a part of the Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood, co-funded by the Koret Foundation and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, and supported further by the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and other generous supporters.