Valencia destinations play host to four of the liveliest, toe-tappingest music festivals in America this year.

Free Press Summer Fest [Houston, TX]

June 4–5

This rock and soul festival in scenic Eleanor Tinsley Park features up-and-coming acts, like Leon Bridges and Big Gigantic, plus established indie acts, like the Violent Femmes and The National. For a richer experience, bike your way down the winding Buffalo Bayou path to get to the festival, then listen to the music while taking in a Houston sunset glinting off the city’s skyline.

Stay with us: Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE

Fountain Blues Festival [San Jose, CA]

June 25

Just a 12-minute drive from your hotel in the heart of downtown’s Cesar Chavez Plaza, this one-night celebration of the blues has a relaxed vibe, dozens of local food trucks to keep you satiated, and a lineup that features greats, like Otis Taylor and The Delgado Brothers.

Stay with us: Hotel Valencia Santana Row

Balcones Heights Jazz Festival [San Antonio, TX]

July 8, 15, 22, 29

Jazz enthusiasts will find plenty to love at this recurring festival that runs every Friday night in July and features famed musicians, like Peter White and Slim Man, including the festival’s location at the gorgeous Amphitheater at Wonderlands of the Americas, situated on a reflecting pool for the stars and moon.

Stay with us: Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

Unplugged at the Grove [Austin, TX]


Everyone knows the massive, star-studded Austin City Limits Music Festival that runs in late September, but the live music capital of the world is also home to recurring concerts with a festival feel. Unplugged at the Grove brings Texas artists, like Jamestown and Doyle Bramhall II, to this scenic pecan grove with a delicious restaurant that serves up burgers and cocktails during every concert.

Stay with us: Lone Star Court