SCVFA Performances

SCVFA members perform at community events, schools, senior centers, local organizations, and private parties.  The performances provide opportunities for us to share traditional music with the public.  All payments received for performances provide funding for SCVFA.  Travel reimbursement available upon request for those traveling long distances.

Schedule a Performance

We ask that you contact is 3-4 weeks prior to your desired performance date.

Contact our about your event and when you are available for a call to discuss your event.

Upcoming 2023 Performances:

December 9th      Santa Clara Valley Council for the Blind – Holiday Party  1:00 – 2:00pm – Vista Center, San Jose

December 20th – Sunny View Holiday Party – 5:00 – 6:00 pm

December 21st – Make Music Winter Solstice – San Jose Airport

Past 2023 Performances:   


January 15th    Mountain View Farmers Market 9:00-1:00

February 26th Westfield Oakridge San Jose Farmers Market 9:00-1:00

March 9th  Creekside School for Autistic 10:00-11:00

August 30th      Santana Row Farmers Market 4:00 – 8:00 pm Wednesday evening

September 17th    Los Gatos Farmers Market 9:00-1:00

November 19th   Private performance 2:30 – 4:00 San Jose

Volunteer to Play

Members who are comfortable performing in public are encouraged to volunteer for performances (aka ‘playouts’).    These informal performance events are an excellent venue to enhance your musical growth.  The set lists are comprised of tunes and songs played at the monthly SCVFA Jam.  Experienced musicians volunteer to lead the group by selecting tunes and scheduling rehearsals.

Have fun playing to appreciative audiences.  Join our merry group of musicians and receive notifications about “playout” opportunities. No obligation! No pay!  However, you might get a free meal from time to time!

We’ve played for many different groups including business and community events, private parties, school events, and retirements and residential care facilities. Recent events include:

  • Prusch Farms Harvest Festival
  • Wagon Wheel Neighborhood Pumpkin Decorating Party
  • Boogie on the Bayou for Campbell Chamber of Commerce
  • San Jose Make Music Day
  • Huff School Colonial Days
  • Mini Mabon Harvest Festival
  • Concert in the Park series for the City of Santa Clara
  • Toys for Tots Holiday Social
  • Rotary events
  • May Day at Bol Park
  • St Patrick’s Day events at the Historic Hoover Theater in San jose

Past Performances


January 9th      Sunny View Commons  3:00 – 4:00 pm – recorded on Youtube

January 16th    Mountain View Farmer’s Market  9:00 am – 1:00 pm

March 5th         Winter Warm-up – Wagon Wheel Neighborhood Assn – Devonshire Park    Mountain View   1:00 – 3:00

March 13th        2:00 – 4:00 pm The Villages in San Jose – Fundraiser for The Villages Music Society:

April 27th             Sunny View Retirement  Community 5:00 – 6:00 pm

May 22nd             Varsity Park Neighborhood Park  Mountain View   3:00 – 6:00 pm

July 17th               Princeton Plaza Farmers Market   9:00 am – 1:00 pm

August 31st         Santana Row Farmer’s Market 4:00 – 8:00 pm

September 28th       Sunny View Retirement Community birthday dinner 5:00 – 6:00 pm

December 16th   Landel’s Elementary  Holiday Fair




October 17th      “Stroll the Alameda”  2:00 – 5:00 pm SCVFA musicians will be playing in front of Uncle John’s Pancake House    1205 The Alameda    San Jose

October 27th       Sunny View Retirement Community 5:00 – 6:00 pm

November 24th  Sunny View Retirement Community 2:30 – 3:30pm

December 11th   Vista Center  1:00 – 2:00 pm

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