There is nothing better than sitting around with friends and family drinking a glass of wine and enjoying the sights and sounds of the cool jazz on a warm summer day. This coming weekend, Friday, August 11, through Sunday, August 13, take time to experience the 28th Annual San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2017 at Plaza de César Chavez Park in downtown San Jose. With Caltrain, you are only a train ride away.
Take Caltrain to the San Jose Diridon station and take a short walk to the park. Weekday and weekend schedules offer plenty of opportunities to get to and from the event sites. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s light-rail line also provided direct service to the many jazz fest sites.
Delight in the smooth sounds of Chris Botti on the trumpet or the funk music of George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic or perhaps the acoustic jazz and hip-hop fusion of Robert Glasper Experiment. Whatever jazz style you love, there is something for everyone.
Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system: tickets aren’t sold onboard trains but can be purchased at ticket machines at the stations. Festival-goers are encouraged to purchase a Day Pass at Caltrain ticket machines to avoid long lines after events. The pass is valid for unlimited rides within zone limits on Caltrain through the last train. Clipper card users are reminded to tag on and tag off.
Parking at Caltrain stations costs $5.50 for the day, and permits can be purchased through ticket machines onsite. Paid parking rules are enforced throughout the day.
To help make it a pleasant trip for all, Caltrain reminds customers to drink responsibly and to remember that open alcoholic beverages are prohibited on trains departing beginning at 9 p.m. after events.
For more information about Caltrain schedules and fares, call 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448) or visit www.caltrain.com.
About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with limited commute service to Gilroy. Caltrain enjoyed five years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 65,000 average weekday riders. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad celebrated 150 years of continuous passenger service in 2014. Planning for the next 150 years of Peninsula rail service, Caltrain is on pace to electrify the corridor, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.
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