August is a time for Concerts and Luncheons

Added THU, JUL 31ST 2014

August concerts feature
"august" musicians

Photo: Amanda Van West


Our 2014 Summer Concert Series in the spectacular outdoor Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre continues in August with two very different performances by highly respected artists.

Lila DownsFirst up, on Wednesday, August 13, at 7:30pm, don't miss the incomparable Lila DownsFor over a decade, Downs has pioneered a brand of Mexican music fusing blues, jazz, soul, African roots, and even klezmer music—all showcasing her soaring voice. Her unique international sound makes her concerts fascinating, edgy, sumptuous, and graceful. 

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Dave KozOn Friday, August 22, at 7:30pm, Montalvo favorite Dave Koz returns for his Summer Horns 2014 tour featuring Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, and Richard Elliot. This quartet of saxophonists will make for a lively and memorable night of outstanding jazz. (Want to meet Dave Koz? Click here for a special VIP package and get a backstage meet & greet before the show, an autographed album, and more.)

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When you purchase for either of these performances, don't forget to add Dining on the Terrace, our delicious pre-concert meal catered by Cafe Primavera. You'll have a rare chance to see inside the Villa and dine on the veranda overlooking the beautiful Great Lawn at dusk. If you're bringing a date to the show, this is the only way to do it.

To see our full list of Summer Concerts, plus our upcoming indoor Carriage House Concerts, click here—and we'll see you at a concert soon!

July 31, 2014

Montalvo is a member-supported
non-profit organization
dedicated to the arts.

Help us reach our
fundraising goal!


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Montalvo's fiscal year comes to a close at the end of September. As a non-profit organization, this is an especially important time for us reach our annual fundraising goals.

We have accomplished a lot in the past year: we hosted over 60 artists from all over the world in our Lucas Artists Residency; we welcomed thousands of community members to festivals like ArtSplash and Rock the Garden; and we dramatically expanded the reach and richness of our Teaching Artists Program in local schools. But none of these programs can fulfill their full potential without your support.

In the coming days, you may receive an important letter from our Executive Director Angela McConnell asking for your help in reaching our goal of $250,000. Whether by becoming a first-time member, renewing a long-time membership, or giving an additional gift, anybody can help—even just $10 or $20 goes a long way!

Click below or call 408-961-5849 to help us achieve our mission of bringing the arts to our community!

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Final month to lunch



If you have yet to enjoy one of our weekly Summer Luncheons on the front and side veranda of the historic Villa, you have four more chances! 

Each Wednesday in July and August, our awesome volunteer Montalvo Service Group coordinates a luncheon with a rotating menu and delightful decor. Limited spaces are available for the rest of the summer, so click the button below to reserve your seat today before it's taken! You can also make a reservation through the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.

What are you waiting for? Come up to Montalvo, relax in a beautiful setting, and enjoy a delicious lunch. Bonus: Each event also features a mini fashion show featuring styles from local shops!

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at a glance:

Thu, July 31, 7:30pm

Taj Mahal Trio and John Hiatt & the Combo 


Wed, August 13, 7:30pm

Lila Downs 


Wednesdays through August 27

Summer Luncheons

Sunday, September 7, 4:30-10pm 
Club Montalvo: A Gala Night in Havana&

Sundays & Tuesdays, 10am

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours




Art On the Grounds through October 31
Fun & Games

At YBCA through October 5
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