San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of July 27th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in downtown san jose the week of July 27th, 2015 with the Mary Ellen Duo, Jeffrey Halford & the Healers, Shark Sandwich and the Mikey May Duo.

Mary Ellen Duell Duo: Thursday July 30th @ 7:00pm

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One of the best Vocalists in the Bay Area, Mary Ellen is well known and legendary in the South bay and with San Jose folks , as well as performing with The Garage Band. With her husband Thom they crank out the hits from Fleetwood Mac to you name it... !

Jeffrey Halford & The Healers: Friday July 31st @ 7:00pm

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California native Jeffrey Halford pins an original blend of roots and  rock ‘n’ roll. His songs sketch a unique American landscape… Over the last 25 years, Halford and his band, the Healers, have been touring the country, where Halford has played shows with acclaimed artists, songwriters, and influences like Taj Mahal, Los Lobos, George Thorogood, Etta James, and John Hammond.

Shark Sandwich: Saturday August 1st @ 7:00pm

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The best and most popular San Jose musicians, from the famed Daddy'O Band will play those nostalgic hits from the 60's and 70's, and get you up and dancing. From Beatles to Motown and more.

Mikey May Duo: Sunday August 2nd @ 1:00pm

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San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Week of July 26th

San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join us at SPSM the week of July 26th, 2015 in downtown San Jose for Silicon Valley Beer Week and many other fun events!

Firestone Walker Brewing Tap Takeover: Sunday July 26th @ 1-4pm

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Join us for a Market-Wide take over with Firestone Walker Brewing Co.! We’ll be hosting quite the spectacular lineup of beers, including two pairs of (yet to be named) 2014/2015 side by side comparisons. Some of these you can’t get ever again, so be sure not to miss out! Here's a sample of what we'll be pouring! DBA (Double Barrel Ale) Pale 31 Union Jack Pivo Easy Jack Opal Double Jack Wookey Jack 805 Not only will this Beer Bash have awesome brews we're also bringing back some of your favorite childhood games SUPERSIZED! Pours and music start at 1:00pm, see you then!

San Jose Bike Clinic Skill Share Workshop: Sunday July 26th @ 2pm

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San Jose Bike Clinic holds its Skill Share Workshops on the Last Sunday of every month at 2:00pm at the Market! Need help with your flat tire? Chain needs some grease? Something more specific? We will have tools, bike stands, and bike mechanics ready to help you get your bike in riding condition. This event is free and open to the public.

Golden State Brewing Tap Takeover @ Market Beer Co - Monday July 27th @ 5pm

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Golden State Brewery is making their way to Market Beer Company to release the newest addition to their line up, Poppy Pale Ale for Silicon Valley Beer Week!

Karl Strauss Brewing Tap Takeover @ Market Beer Co. - Tuesday July 28th @ 5pm

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Our friends from Karl Strauss Brewing Company are making their way up to Market Beer Company to help us celebrate Silicon Valley Beer Week! They're taking over our taps with their awesome brews.

Anderson Valley Brewing Tap Takeover @ Market Beer Co - Wednesday July 29th @ 5pm

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Anderson Valley Brewing Company is taking over our taps for Silicon Valley Beer Week!

Free Outdoor Movie Night featuring "Pitch Perfect": Wednesday July 29th @ dusk

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Bring the family and invite your friends to enjoy the summer weather, market eateries, and some of our favorite movies on the big screen under the SPSM Sign.  Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, and we'll see you at dusk!

California Craft Beer Throw Down @ the Garage Bar: Thursday July 30th @ 6pm

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Round 4 of the California Craft Throwdown! We’ve got one heck of a line up of breweries, (12 in total!) all featuring their year-round Double IPA in a BLIND taste test! Come pick your favorite, and crown the new California King DIPA! Who can defeat the reigning champ, Saint Archer Double IPA? Come cast your ballot and find out!
Each participating brewery will ALSO be featuring two other beers of delicious-ness, all available during (and maybe even after) the event!
Admission is FREE!
Participation in the blind taste test (12 2oz DIPA samples): $12.
Drink tickets (for use at beer tents only): $6.

The 2015 California Craft Throw Down Lineup is:

Knee Deep Brewing Company
Lagunitas Brewing Co
Napa Smith Brewery
Heretic Brewing Company
Drake's Brewing
Santa Clara Valley Brewing
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
Green Flash Brewing Co.
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Saint Archer Brewing Company

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of July 20th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM the week of July 20th, 2015 for live performances in Downtown San Jose at the Market Plaza including: The Fabulous Cruisetones, Maxx Cabello Jr., and Daydream Nation's multi-band show!

The Fabulous Cruisetones - Thursday, July 23rd @ 7:00pm

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The CruiseTones are a versatile, talented group of performers that can lay back & groove things early, then kick it up when it’s time to get the party rolling. Made up of some the Bay Area’s best musicians this group is comfortable playing many musical styles and are indeed, the CruiseTones. Check them out!

Maxx Cabello Jr. - Friday July 24th @ 7:00pm

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Bay Area blues star Maxx Cabello Jr returns to San Jose to premiere his newest record Love & War. Since 2009, Maxx Cabello Jr. has grown from a local favorite to a nationally recognized artist travelling and sharing the same stages with many world‐renowned musicians. He recently opened for the late BB King at the Wells Fargo Center in Santa Rosa, CA, and flew to the British Virgin Islands, joining legend Bunny Wailer. His latest compilation is a testament to the years of performing, transformation, and creativity that has boosted his career over these six short years. Welcome home Maxx; this concert is not to miss.

Daydream Nation Vol 40 multi-band show - Saturday July 25th @ 7:00pm

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SaveAlternative.coml | Content Magazine | Grand Fanali Presents the "Best Free Concert Series" in San Jose as voted by Metro. "Daydream Nation" is a FREE local music showcase at San Pedro Square Market on the last Saturday of each month. Join us!  More about the bands:
TRAILS AND WAYS: dynamic indie rock from Oakland | http://hiketrailsandways.tumblr.com/

 

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of July 13th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of July 13th, 2015.  Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose featuring the Local Traffic Band, Jackie Gage, Hootenanny!, and Darrin Shimizu in the Market Plaza.

Local Traffic Band: Thursday, July 16th @ 7:00pm

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Formed in the Summer of 2002, local traffic combines the songs you love – and will love – while giving them a unique sound and spin. Originally a 4-piece rock band, local traffic played every venue in the area – from the Gilroy Garlic Festival, and the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, to the San Jose Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 Marathon – until the two founders decided to focus on their two favorite instruments…the ukulele and double bass. As a duo, local traffic has performed at many private events, corporate events, and weddings.  Over the years, public appearances included places like O'Flaherty's Irish Pub in Downtown San Jose, Santana Row, and since 2010, weekly at Capers in Campbell. Whether it's Van Morrison, Train, Bruno Mars, The Beatles, or Steppenwolf…we love to play music and hope you like what you'll hear!

Jackie Gage: Friday, July 17th @ 7:00pm

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With a velvety voice that goes down like smooth wine, Bay Area vocalist Jackie Gage beautifully melds aspects of jazz with modern soul. “Creatively ambitious… and charmingly charismatic,” (Andrew Gilbert, San Jose Mercury News) Gage is a recipient of the inaugural Leigh Weimers Emerging Artist Award and a 2014 Jazz Search West finalist. She has performed at nationally recognized venues such as Yoshi’s Oakland, the Freight and Salvage, and The Sound Room, as well as San Jose Jazz Summer Fest in 2012 and 2013. Currently, Gage is working on her debut solo album, Siren Songs, set for release in 2016.

Hootenanny! Saturday, July 18th @ 7:00pm

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Hootenanny! is not your average Acoustic Rock/Pop cover band.  Hootenanny! is the songs you love, the songs you grew up with, the songs you want to sing along to, and the songs you forgot about that you can’t believe we’re playing. We play an incredibly wide variety of classic rock and pop tunes, with a little country thrown in for flavor.

Darrin Shimizu: Sunday, July 19th @ 1:00pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of June 29th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for multiple live performances the week of June 29th, 2015 in downtown San Jose at the market plaza, featuring The Burroughs Brothers Band, Jerry Sauceda, Chrome Deluxe and Groovy Judy.

The Burroughs Brothers Band: Wednesday, July 1st @ 7:00pm

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The Burroughs Brothers Band is a classic rock & alternative rock cover band hailing from Downtown San Jose. As the first band to ever play at the market, their fans enjoy their eclectic sound and diversity in music.  From the Rolling Stones to Dave Matthews Band, Marroon 5 and Led Zepplin, come on out and enjoy some tunes on this Wednesday evening.

Jerry Sauceda Band: Thursday, July 2nd @ 7:00pm

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Jerry Sauceda and his trio are primarily a cover band utilizing Jerry's very own uniquely designed sequenced backing tracks. Mr. Sauceda and his trio perform everything from Rock, Dance R&B, Hip Hop, Motown, Jazz Standards, Latin and Country. He plays as a live guitarist, vocalist with an accompanying live sax player and keyboardist.

Chrome Deluxe Band: Friday, July 3rd @ 7:00pm

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Chrome Deluxe has gained a reputation as one of the most diverse R&B, Swing and Blues based bands in the South Bay Area with their own special take on both classics and current favorites.  Particularly popular with fans who like to dance. The group draws from the innovators of American music while translating the music into their own sound and bringing the audience quality entertainment and a truly fun musical experience.

Groovy Judy: Saturday, July 4th @ 7:00pm

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Groovy Judy is one of the “top” female guitarists and entertainers in the The Bay Area.
Influenced by great artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and Sly and The Family Stone, her style and energy equals some of today’s most-known artists. Her stellar guitar playing, inspirational lyrics, colorful dress, and upbeat personality help people smile and feel good about themselves. As an independent artist she’s released 2 full length CDs (Groovy Judy, Life) and one EP (A Little Love). She’s featured in the International Music Magazine “Guitar Player,” was a finalist at The Emergenza Music Festival, won best Inspirational Song from West Coast Songwriters and numerous ASCAPlus songwriter Awards. She’s been a featured performer at The 40th & 45th Anniversary of the Summer of Love Festivals in Monterey and has opened for rock legends Big Brother & The Holding Company and Jefferson Starship. From her own uplifting compositions to covering the best Top 40 classic rock, funk, R&B and Motown, she puts on an electrifying, high-energy, family-friendly show that appeals to all ages. Photo credit: susan munroe

Jerry Sauceda Band: Sunday, July 5th @ 1:00pm

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San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Week of June 22, 2015

San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join SPSM for our special events the week of June 22, 2015:

Outdoor Cinema FREE Movie Night featuring "Hook": Wednesday, June 24th @ dusk

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Bring the family and invite your friends to enjoy the summer weather, market eateries, and some of our favorite movies on the big screen under the SPSM Sign.

Saint Archer Brewery Tap Take-over: Thursday, June 25th @ 5:00pm

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Calling all beer enthusiasts - come and check out Saint Archer Brewing Co @ the Market Beer Co.

2nd Annual MARKET WINE POUR: Saturday, June 27th @ 12pm - 6pm

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BUY TICKETS | Sample different wines while strolling through booths filled with unique creations made by San Jose artists. We will be closing down St. John street in order to provide a large selection of unique wines and vendors. Event is free to all ages.

If you are interested in sampling our wines, tasting tickets are $40 pre-sale and include a souvenir glass, $10 gift card to be used at participating San Pedro Square Market restaurants, and 5 drink tickets for 3-oz pours of your favorite wines. Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase at the event. Tickets will be $50 day of event if we don't sellout first, so get your tickets early!

Wine Tasting begins at 1pm, check-in starting at 12pm. Come early and stay late to enjoy the SJMADE Vendor Faire from 12pm-6pm.

We hope to see you there! BUY TICKETS

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of June 22nd

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances the week of June 22nd, 2015 in Downtown San Jose in the Market Plaza with the Fabulous Cruisetones Duo, RJAE Haas Band, Daydream Nation, and Jerry Sauceda.

The Fabulous Cruisetones Duo: Thursday, June 25th, 2015 @ 7:00pm

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utilizing the same “state-of-the-art” PA and a wonderful Boss drum machine for a great sound & dancing capability, this talented pair of ‘seasoned veterans’ deliver an amazing experience to shared by crowds of all ages.

RJAE Haas Band: Friday, June 26th, 2015 @ 7:00pm

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Coming out of the Bay Area, RJae Haas Band is a top-notch blues band with an extensive repertoire of Latin rock, blues, and classic rock. Founded in 2008 by bandleader RJae Haas, the band features Joe Lopez on the saxophone, Misael Flores on the keys, Shawn Ladao on the bass, Art Padilla on the drums, John Marin on percussion and vocals, and Richard Serrano on the timbales. With over 6 years of experience performing in the Bay Area, RJae Haas Band has mastered the music of familiar greats Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis, Chuck Berry, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and other giants.

Daydream Nation Multi-band Show: Saturday, June 27th, 2015 @ 7:00pm

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DOG PARTY: Pop punk sisters from Sacramento | https://www.facebook.com/dogpartylive

BIRD AND THE WAR: indie rock from El Paso, Texas / San Jose | http://www.birdandthewar.com/

SHAYNA RAIN & THE PART TIME MODELS: indie rock from Las Vegas, Nevada | http://www.shaynarain.com/

Jerry Sauceda: Sunday, June 28th, 2015 @ 1:00pm

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Jerry Sauceda and his trio are primarily a cover band utilizing Jerry's very own uniquely designed sequenced backing tracks. Mr. Sauceda and his trio perform everything from Rock, Dance R&B, Hip Hop, Motown, Jazz Standards, Latin and Country. He plays as a live guitarist, vocalist with an accompanying live sax player and keyboardist.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of June 15th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances the week of June 15th, 2015 in downtown San Jose in the Market Plaza, featuring Local Traffic, Wally Schnalle, Pearl Alley Band, and Wil Roberts.

Local Traffic: Thursday, June 18th @ 7:00pm

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Formed in the Summer of 2002, local traffic combines the songs you love – and will love – while giving them a unique sound and spin. Originally a 4-piece rock band, local traffic played every venue in the area – from the Gilroy Garlic Festival, and the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, to the San Jose Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 Marathon – until the two founders decided to focus on their two favorite instruments…the ukulele and double bass. As a duo, local traffic has performed at many private events, corporate events, and weddings.

Wally Schnalle & the SJ Jazz Summer Camp Faculty: Friday, June 19th @ 7:00pm

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At the 2015 San Jose Jazz Summer Jazz Camp @ Valley Christian, students will learn from some of the region’s best teaching artists, like Wally Schnalle, Hristo Vitchev, Kat Parra, Oscar Pangilinan, and more. Come to this performance if you want a chance to hear the faculty members for this summer’s jazz camp showcase their skills–get a feel for their musicianship or just sit back and enjoy the vibe. San Jose Jazz Summer Camp runs from June 15-26, and signups remain open until the week before the camp.

Pearl Alley Band: Saturday, June 20th @ 7:00pm

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Pearl Alley has opened for the likes of Lydia Pense & Cold Blood, James Hunter & Canned Heat. Pearl Alley played throughout Santa Cruz, including Moe's Alley, Fog Bank and Seabright Brewery, for nearly 10 years until transitioning their "headquarters" to San Jose in 2011. They are now actively gigging in the Silicon Valley area.

Suzanne St. John sings with the power, rawness and presence of Janis Joplin. She was baptized into the blues in the late 90s, singing with Archie Lee Hooker in the Bay Area.

A dedicated guitarist since age thirteen, and music major in college, Dave's main passion in life has always been music, and hard-hitting blues was his calling.

With blues veterans Dennis Dove on drums, Doug Mancini on bass and Dave Pierce on keys, the band is a tight, smokin' and entertaining quintet... it's Black Crowes meets Janis Joplin.

Wil Roberts Duo: Sunday, June 21st @ 1:00pm

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Wil has toured across the U.S. and now lives in the San Francisco bay area. He has performed at world class resorts in the Caribbean, Ireland, Alaska, Hawaii, Colorado, and California. He has been a featured solo artist on the maiden voyage of a luxury cruise ship and has performed his solo for President Ford and his guest’s in Vail. Some highlights:

Vail & Beaver Creek (Ritz Carlton, Park Hyatt, Cordillera Golf Resort)
Belize (Journey’s End Resort)
Lake Tahoe, Ritz Carlton
San Diego, Princess Hotel, La Costa Country Club
Palm Desert, La Quinta Resort

Wil creates an atmosphere of musical excellence where ever he performs his mix of R&B, coffee house, and adult contemporary pop.  His beautiful voice and relaxed style set him apart from other entertainers and make him a favorite at intimate events.

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Allagash Brew Co. Beer Parade: Sunday June 14th @ 1:00pm

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San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Allagash Brewing Company is bring some of their awesome East Coast brews to San Pedro Square Market Bar! Join us June, 14th from 1:00pm till 4:00pm as we parade through the San Pedro Square Market with great beers, live music and lobster filled dishes!

Live Band Son Chevere will be performing throughout the event starting at 1:00pm

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Son Chévere is a quartet from the San Francisco bay area that plays a distinctive blend of traditional Cuban son, bolero, changui and cha cha cha.

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Allagash Brewing Company started in 1995, as a one-man operation in a small space on the outskirts of Portland, Maine. Founder Rob Tod had worked in a brewery setting before and recognized a void within the craft brewing movement. While both German and British styles had become prevalent throughout the U.S., the ever-creative Belgian-styles were very difficult to find. Through his travels, Tod had sampled many of these unique beers and felt that the flavors and traditions of Belgium needed to be shared with the American drinking public. He designed a small 15-barrel brewhouse, gathered the finest array of authentic raw materials and began his quest towards the production of traditional Belgian style ales. Rob sold his first batch of beer in the summer of 1995.

The first release from Allagash was Allagash White, modeled after the traditional "White" beers of Belgium. Also referred to as "wit" beers, they get their unique flavor from the use of wheat in place of barley, and the use of Curacao orange peel, coriander and other spices. Allagash combined these ingredients with their very own proprietary Belgian yeast strain to create the remarkably unique and refreshing beer that is today their flagship brand.

With the success of the first brand, Rob decided to venture further into the Belgian beer genre. He hired his first employee and soon released a second brew, Allagash Double Ale. Using the philosophy and techniques created by the Trappist Monks of Belgium centuries ago, they created this beer using seven different malts, a traditional sugar, and their own Belgian yeast strain. The result was another unique yet balanced beer crafted in the classic Belgian style.

In 2001, Rob and the Allagash crew wanted to continue to pay tribute to Belgian brewing traditions by delving into the world of cork and cage finished beers and bottle conditioning. At the time, almost no one was doing this here in the states, but Allagash knew the process was more than just a new look. Bottle conditioning is the process of adding sugar and yeast, just prior to bottling, to allow for natural carbonation of the beer. The resulting beer is softer and more complex than traditionally carbonated beers. This "live" beer also continues to develop flavors over time, enhancing the beer drinker's experience.

Today, Allagash has six year round beers in its portfolio, seven yearly releases and numerous one-offs and keg only releases. We continue to be successful by pushing the limits of beer and themselves. We have always strived to produce the finest Belgian inspired and experimental ales this side of the Atlantic. Allagash began as New England's original Belgian-Style brewery and have grown into one of the industry's most distinguished and well-respected brands.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of June 8th, 2015

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances the week of June 8th, 2015 with Jerry Sauceda, The Marty O'Reilly Band, The Big Dreamers, and Son Chevere, in Downtown San Jose at the Market Plaza.

Jerry Sauceda: Thursday, June 11th @ 7:00pm

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Jerry Sauceda and his trio are primarily a cover band utilizing Jerry's very own uniquely designed sequenced backing tracks. Mr. Sauceda and his trio perform everything from Rock, Dance R&B, Hip Hop, Motown, Jazz Standards, Latin and Country. He plays as a live guitarist, vocalist with an accompanying live sax player and keyboardist.

Marty O'Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra: Friday, June 12th @ 7:00pm

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Hailing from Santa Cruz, California. In addition to O’Reilly on the electrified Resonator guitar and vocals, the band features Chris Lynch on the fiddle, Jeff Kissell on upright bass, and Matt Goff joining in on the drums. This four-man orchestra seamlessly weaves trance-based blues music, harkening back to John Lee Hooker and Howlin’ Wolf, with a drunken minor swing comparable to some of Tom Waits’ darker works. Within the three years since this project started, the band is already touring nationally and internationally, selling out venues along the West Coast and throughout the United Kingdom.

The Big Dreamers: Saturday, June 13th @ 7:00pm

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Musical Group from San Francisco Bay Area. Featuring Original Music and familiar songs from many styles and artists. Big vocals, big sound, BIG FUN!

Gilbert Anthony - guitars, synths, vocals
Dwayne Rosemeyer - guitars, vocals
Joe Miceli - Bass Guitar, vocals
Billy Rivera - Drums

Son Chevere Latin Band: Sunday, June 14th @ 1:00pm

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Joining the SPSM Beer Parade Party: Son Chévere is a quartet from the San Francisco bay area that plays a distinctive blend of traditional Cuban son, bolero, changui and cha cha cha.

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