Jazz on the Plazz


Who produces Jazz on the Plazz?
Jazz on the Plazz is produced by Los Gatos Music & Arts, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to nurturing arts and cultural programs in our community.

Where does Jazz on the Plazz take place?
At the Los Gatos Town Plaza on the corner Main Street and Santa Cruz Avenue in Los Gatos, CA.
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How much does the concert cost?
Nada, zippo, nothing – FREE! Jazz on the Plazz relies solely on the generosity of our friends, supporters and sponsors. Many people make this concert series, our workshops, and other arts programs possible with a tax-deductible contribution each year to Los Gatos Music & Arts, the umbrella 501(c)(3) organization producers of Jazz on the Plazz.

Where is the best place to park?
There are five public lots without time limits a few blocks from Town Plaza:

    • South Side Lot – located at S. Santa Cruz Ave., across from the Toll House Hotel
    • Park Avenue Lot – located on Park Ave. at W. Main St.
    • Underground parking in Lot #4 – between Elm and Gray’s, East of Santa Cruz Ave
    • Miles Avenue Lot – off University Avenue, at the bottom of the hill
    • Montebello Lot – on Montebello next to the Post Office and Town Plaza

Several public town lots, with 3 hour time limits a few blocks from Town Plaza

    • Lot 6 – located on West Main St., at Victory Lane, West of Santa Cruz Ave.
    • Lot 5 – between Main St. and Elm St., East of Santa Cruz Ave.
    • Lot 4 – between Elm St. and Grays Lane, East of Santa Cruz Ave.
    • Lot 3 – between Grays Lane and Royce St., East of Santa Cruz Ave.
    • Lot 2 – between Royce St. and Bachman Ave., East of Santa Cruz Ave.

Downtown streets, where posted, are limited to two hour parking unless otherwise posted as Permit Parking Only.

Are there restrooms available?
Portable restrooms and hand washing facilities are available adjacent to the Post Office on the Montebello Way side.

Can I bring food and/or drinks to the park?
Please take note of the town’s policy on alcohol: Town of Los Gatos Ordinance Sec. 19.10.025. “Picnickers may bring to a park, and drink, beer or wine with their picnic lunches, so long as they conduct themselves in an orderly manner.” Please do not carry your adult beverages into the surrounding streets or sidewalks. There are numerous restaurants downtown that prepare special picnic meals for take-out. Jazz on the Plazz itself does not sell any food or beverages.

Are there trash and/or recycling cans?
Portable recycling & trash receptacles are provided surrounding the Plaza for your convenience. However, in an effort to minimize the burden on the Parks Department clean-up crew, it is highly recommended that you carry away any waste you produce and deposit it in your home recycling containers.

Is there a seating policy?
Please Note: The Town of Los Gatos Parks Department prohibits the placement of UNATTENDED tables, chairs or other items reserving spaces on the Town Plaza Park lawn PRIOR TO 3:00 PM on concert dates, to allow for full public access and use of the park during the earlier hours of the day. Unattended items will be collected and placed in a designated area off the lawn per Town policy. No blankets will be allowed on the lawn before or during the concerts because they trap heat and cause damage to the lawn). The following are prohibited by the Town of Los Gatos: tents, umbrellas, grills, portable generators, items that disrupt the concert, tape or any other material, hanging or posting anything on trees, plants or light posts. Out of courtesy and respect for others, please do not place chairs or tables in areas that may obstruct someone’s view. Pedestrian walkways will be marked on the lawn area. Please keep pathways clear.

What about bringing my kids?
Children, accompanied by adults, are very welcome at Jazz on the Plazz. Children should not play in front of the stage during the concert, as it tends to distract the artists and other guests who have come to enjoy the performance.

Are dogs allowed at the concerts?
Dogs, on leash, are welcome in the Town Plaza. Please bring doggie bags for clean-up. Additional doggie bags are located on posts at the center entrance on the S. Santa Cruz and Montebello sides of the Plaza.

Is there lodging in Los Gatos for out-of-towners?
Yes, there are a number of hotels & inns within the town limits of Los Gatos. Please visit the Town of Los Gatos website for listings.

Are there any businesses open after the concerts end at 8:30?
There are several immediately adjacent to the Town Plaza that are open after the concert.