News

New Vasona Vibrations Event:
An Acoustic Open Mike

Saturday, August 6th, 2016
On the Vasona Vibrations stage
at
Vasona Lake County Park
333 Blossom Hill Road
Los Gatos, CA 95032

7/30/2016

A new event has been added to the Vasona Vibrations Concert Series: An acoustic open mike held on the Vasona Vibrations stage. Open to all acoustic musicians, singers, and songwriters.

Pack a picnic and bring a blanket or low lawn chair. Limited seating available for seniors and disabled.

All Vasona Vibrations concerts are free. Non-perishable food and cash donations to support Second Harvest Food Bank gratefully accepted.

Sign up by 3:45pm. Please see the event flyer, and the event's Facebook page for more info on signups and performance guidelines. The open mike will generally follow the sign up procedures and performance guidelines as for a South Bay Folks open mike.


14th Annual
Vasona Vibrations
Concert Series

Updated: 5/26/2016

For the 14th consecutive year, Santa Clara County Parks and South Bay Folks team up to bring you free, family-friendly, concerts in support of Second Harvest Food Bank. The series features local artists performing a wide variety of acoustic genres from Americana to zydeco. Bring a blanket or low lawn chair.

Vasona Lake County Park
333 Blossom Hill Road
Los Gatos, CA
(408)356-2729

More info and a complete schedule is posted here.



South Bay Folks'
Spring Picnic & Acoustic Jam


Sunday, May 15th, 2016
Noon 'til you or the sun drops!



Spring has sprung, and there are songs to be sung!

Updated: 4/26/2016

The SBF Spring Picnic Jam is Sunday, May 15th at Vasona Lake County Park in Los Gatos. Great acoustic fun and camaraderie. More info and a flyer here.


No open mike on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve!

11/20/2015

Please take note: There is no SBF open mike on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, or New Year's Eve, which all fall on a Thursday ths year. Otherwise, the South Bay Folks' Acoustic Open Mike continues every Thursday, 7-10pm at the Los Gatos Lodge, in Los Gatos.

Come on out to sample this new venue, and bring your appetite for food and music. Help us put our best foot forward for our new host. More info and directions...


The South Bay Folks Acoustic Open Mike returns!

11/2/2015

South Bay Folks' Acoustic Open Mike returns for a trial run at the Los Gatos Lodge, beginning 7-10pm, Thursday, November 5th, in Los Gatos.

Come on out to sample this new venu, and bring your appetite for food and music. Help us put our best foot forward for our new host. More info and directions...


The South Bay Folks Open Mike is on Hiatus

10/27/2015

Village Falafel is out of business, and at this point we don't expect it to reopen. Many thanks to Varouj, his family, and all of Village Falafel staff for over three years of support, hospitality, and great food.

We are currently looking for a new venue. Until then, the South Bay Folks Acoustic Open Mike is on hiatus. We will post here and to the SBF email list when we have found a new host for our community. Stay tuned.


NOTE:
No open mike on Thursday, October 22nd.

10/21/2015

Note that there is no open mike on Thursday, October 22. Village Falafel will be closed that day.



South Bay Folks'
23rd Anniversary Picnic & Jam
Sunday, October 11th, 2015

12pm 'til you or the sun drops
Vasona Lake County Park

9/9/2015

South Bay Folks celebrates its 23rd Anniversary with a picnic and acoustic jam on Sunday, October 11th at Vasona Lake County Park in Los Gatos. Great acoustic fun and camaraderie. More info here, and a printable flyer here.


13th Annual
Vasona Vibrations
Concert Series

5/01/2015

For the 13th consecutive year, Santa Clara County Parks and South Bay Folks team up to bring you free, family-friendly, concerts in support of Second Harvest Food Bank. The series features local artists performing a wide variety of acoustic genres that runs the gamut from Americana to zydeco.

Vasona Lake County Park
333 Blossom Hill Road
Los Gatos, CA
(408)356-2729

More info and a complete schedule is posted here.



South Bay Folks'
Spring Picnic & Acoustic Jam


Sunday, May 17th, 2015
Noon 'til you or the sun drops!



Spring has sprung, and there are songs to be sung!

Updated: 4/17/2015

The SBF Spring Picnic Jam is Sunday, May 17th at Vasona Lake County Park in Los Gatos. Great acoustic fun and camaraderie. More info and a flyer here.



South Bay Folks'
22nd Anniversary Picnic & Jam
Sunday, October 5th, 2014

12pm 'til you or the sun drops
Vasona Lake County Park

9/7/2014

South Bay Folks celebrates its 22nd Anniversary with a picnic and acoustic jam on Sunday, October 5th at Vasona Lake County Park in Los Gatos. Great acoustic fun and camaraderie. More info here, and a printable flyer here.


Lineup announced for the 2014 Season of the Vasona Vibrations Concert Series

4/23/2014

For the 12th consecutive year, Santa Clara County Parks and South Bay Folks team up to bring you free, family-friendly, concerts in support of Second Harvest Food Bank. The series features local artists performing a wide variety of acoustic genres that runs the gamut from Americana to zydeco.

Vasona Lake County Park
333 Blossom Hill Road
Los Gatos, CA
(408)354-2608

More info and a complete schedule is posted here.


About South Bay Folks

South Bay Folks (SBF) is a grassroots community of musicians, singers, and songwriters that sprouted from a folk oriented, all acoustic open mike to provide an opportunity for performance, collaboration and musical development. Since 1992, SBF members have volunteered their effort, time, and talents to foster a rich and robust acoustic music scene in the greater San Jose, California area.

Today, SBF continues to host its free acoustic open mike which encompasses a wide variety of acoustic genres; keeps a calendar of live, local, acoustic music performances; and maintains a mailing list to keep track of SBF activities and events. Since 2003, SBF volunteers have worked with Santa Clara County Parks to bring live folk and acoustic music to a wider audience with events such as the free Vasona Vibrations Summer Concert Series at Vasona Lake County Park.

Jammers at the SBF 2012 Fall Picnic