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Fillmore Jazz Festival

Presented by The Fillmore Merchants Association

A Free 2 Day Festival : Harlem of the West

Saturday & Sunday, July 6 & 7, 2024
10 am – 6pm

Potential Musicians for 2024Please sign up here.

We are in need of fundraising – so please – if you support the return of a SF tradition – give so the bands can play.

Blending art & soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods in San Francisco. From Sunup to Sundown, visitors, locals and businesses can groove to live music from multiple stages, enjoy the artists and enjoy gourmet food and beverages. An event providing many levels of participation for residents, community groups, sponsors, local businesses, and Exhibitors or Food Vendors.

Check out this ALL ABOUT JAZZ Festival Review by Walter Atkins

Listen to this wonderful narrative on KQED by Bianca Taylor on the Harlem of the West

Video on Zepparella on Live on Stage

Slugish Ensemble on stage

Ricardo Scales


Sylvia Cuenca Band

Groove 8

Loafers & Sneakers

If you were walking down San Francisco’s Fillmore Street in the 1950s, chances are you might run into Billie Holiday stepping out of a restaurant. Or Ella Fitzgerald trying on hats. Or Thelonious Monk smoking a cigarette. This wouldn’t be out of the ordinary in the “Harlem of the West.”

We offered 5 venues stretching from Jackson to Post Street: Calvary Presbyterian Church, Washington Stage, California Stage, Sutter Stage and Jones Memorial United Methodist


Saturday, July 1, 2023

Sunday, July 2, 2023


Jazz Education Ensemble •  Jones Memorial United Methodist Gospel Choir  •  Masterz of Disasterz  •  And more!

We want to thank Jason Olaine
our Musical Director – for his continued support for many years!

Thank you to our Festival Sponsors!

Thank you to our Musicians!

Thank you to our Musicians!

2024 Executive Producer: Karen Lile Productions

Press / Media


If you have any event related questions, reach out to Fillmore Merchants Association


2023 excitement generated a waitlist of vendors. In 2024 we are exhibiting from Jackson to Eddy Street,

adding more booth options!

The Fillmore Jazz Festival is a smoke-free event pursuant to SF Health Code Article 19L.

Poster Designs from Previous Years