San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of August 24th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances the week of August 24th, 2015 in Downtown San Jose featuring: Hootenanny!, the Kaye Bohler Band, Funkranomicon, and Diminished Blue.

Hootenanny! Thursday, August 27th @ 7:00pm

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Hootenanny! is an eclectic Acoustic Rock/Pop cover band from the San Jose Bay Area. We play the absolute greatest songs from the 60s, 70′s, 80s, and more.

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.

The Kayle Bohler Band: Friday, August 28th @ 7:00pm

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Celebrated singer/songwriter Kaye Bohler has captivated audiences from Japan to Alaska for over 25 years. Her current tour schedule finds her all over California with her popular Rhythm and Blues Band. With this ensemble, Bohler is frequently called "The White Tina Turner" for the power and authenticity this true entertainer puts out in a performance. This last summer, she stole the show in her 6th return to the Monterey Blues Festival and continues to tour the concert and festival circuit promoting her latest CD: "Like a Flower" - featuring Robben Ford.

Funkranomicon: Saturday, August 29th @ 7:00pm

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From the Santa Cruz Mountains comes the modern Funk and Soul powerhouse known as Funkranomicon. Funkranomicon writes dynamic, high energy, hip, contemporary, Funk and Soul music. They are quickly becoming a Bay Area favorite. The band has played numerous festivals including the main stage of the San Jose Jazz Festival where they opened for The Ohio Players.

Diminished Blues Duo: Sunday, August 30th @ 1:00pm

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A little bit of the blues thing ... a little bit of the jazz thing ... and some of the rock 'n' roll thing too

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SPSM 4TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY - Thurs. Sept 10th @ 6pm FREE ADMISSION

San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join SPSM for its 4th Anniversary Party in Downtown San Jose on Thursday, September 10th, 2015 @ 6pm.  All market vendors will have delectable offerings for $4.  Free admission and all are welcome!

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of August 10th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in downtown san jose the week of August 10th, 2015 featuring the Local Traffic Band, The Jump Kings and Otilia Donaire.

Local Traffic Band: Thursday, August 13th, 2015 @ 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.

The Jump Kings: Friday, August 14th, 2015 @ 7:00pm

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the best in west coast jump/chicago blues!!

Otilia Donaire & the Black Alley Boys: Saturday, August 15th @ 7:00pm

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Singer, Otilia Donaire burst onto the California music scene in 2009, and has been tantalizing Bay Area audiences ever since. Otilia's powerful and gritty vocal style (reminiscent of rock and blues icons Janis Joplin and Koko Taylor) sings with raw depth and emotion, and has the adaptability to equally transition from a power driven rock song to a sultry, blues ballad in making her a crowd favorite. She is an exceptionally dynamic and versatile performer, who is as comfortable belting out hard core, down home blues standards as she is taking on vintage rock and soul classics.

Given To Fly: Sunday, August 16th @ 1:00pm

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GIVEN TO FLY-is a native San Jose band that delves into the history of Rock n roll, Soul, and R n' B. Performing a wide variety of classic tunes from the late 60’s up to the current hits of today. Harmonies backed by two guitars, bass, and Drums set the groove as the group takes you on a journey with songs from the likes of The Doobie Brothers and Michael Jackson to The Black Keyes and beyond. The setlist is comprised of unmistakably iconic tunes, unstoppable medleys, and is executed with amazing musicianship.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of August 3rd

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose with Jerry Sauceda, Katie Thiroux Quartet, Kid Dynamite and the Wil Roberts Duo, the week of August 3rd, 2015.

Jerry Sauceda: Thursday August 6th, 2015 @ 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.

Katie Thiroux Quartet: Friday August 7th, 2015 @ 7:00pm

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A triple threat talent, Katie Thiroux has garnered considerable attention for her bravura bass playing, assured singing and compelling compositions. Lending contemporary flair to mainstream stylings, Thiroux carries on the hard swinging tradition of bass masters Ray Brown and John Clayton, while channeling the buoyant vocal finesse of iconic singers including Anita O’Day, Chet Baker and Ella Fitzgerald. Joined by her band mates, guitarist Graham Dechter, saxophonist Roger Neumann, and drummer Matt Witek, Thiroux offers in-the-moment jazz that draws upon the rich history of the music, from swing to bebop and beyond. After being awarded the Phil Ramone Presidential Scholarship, Thiroux attended the Berklee College of Music and earned her Master’s degree in Jazz Studies from CSU Long Beach in 2013. She has worked with, among many, Branford Marsalis, Greg Osby, Dr. Billy Taylor, Terri Lyne Carrington, and has performed at jazz festivals in the United States, Mexico, Germany, Finland, Serbia, and Singapore.

Kid Dynamite: Saturday August 8th, 2015 @ 7:00pm

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Kid Dynamite plays a variety of danceable radio friendly rock from 80’s, 90’s & 2000’s.  Kid Dynamite performs throughout the San Francisco Bay area at: Boswell's Campbell, Dan's Walnut Creek, Grant & Green SF, Half Moon Bay Brewing Company Half Moon Bay, Maggie Mcgarrys SF, McGovern’s San Mateo, Meenar Danville, Mojo Lounge Fremont, O’Neill’s San Mateo, & others.

Wil Roberts Duo: Sunday, August 9th @ 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. Wil creates an atmosphere of musical excellence where ever he performs his mix of R&B, coffee house, and adult contemporary pop. 

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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:
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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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