Please Join us on October 11th, 2014 from 12PM-5PM at San Pedro Square Market for our 2nd Annual Oktoberfest!
This year, we will be closing down St. John Street to allow for more German festivities! Bring the whole family down, The Market will be completely open to the public!
General Admission: Purchase tickets for $25 and receive a souvenir 16oz stein + 2 pints of German beer from our booths on the streets
**Additional beer tickets available for purchase on day of event**
VIP Admission: Purchase tickets for $60 and enjoy General Admission to Oktoberfest plus an exclusive beer tasting event from 11:00AM to 1:00PM at Market Beer Co. Receive a souvenir Liter stein + 2 complimentary limited edition beers at MBC on top of everything you receive for General Admission
**Additional specialty Beer tickets available for purchase to VIP Only during exclusive event**
We will be bringing back our Dachshund races, as well as a Brawt-Dog Eating contest and German band performances throughout the day!
Don't forget to try our "Market- twist," on classic German dishes available for purchase from each of our restaurants!
And don't miss the Opening Night at The Shark Tank. Puck drops at 7:00PM
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel on Friday, September 19th, 2014 @ 7:00pm in the Market Plaza.
The San Francisco Bay Area has been a historic hotbed for Latin jazz artists, a mix of part African, part European musical expression. Lead by drummer Brian Andres, this group formed to contribute its efforts to Latin jazz history. The ACJC features Grammy Award winning musicians and esteemed music educators that perform original compositions as well as exciting original arrangements of classics from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the United States. They have already released two CD’s with recordings that debuted on the CMJ Jazz Top 40 and will be returning with another in early 2015.
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with The Honey Wilders on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 @ 8:00pm in the Market Plaza.
"Knock-out 70s-style boogie rock" -Guitar Player Magazine
The Honey Wilders' brand of boogie is undeniably 70s-flavored, recalling the era of big hooks and big guitars before all the big hair. Their refreshing sonic cocktail is something like one part Exile on Main Street and Damn the Torpedoes, with a splash of In Color, served up Live and Dangerous. Strongly recommended for rockers and power-poppers who like to get down and get with it.
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Ed Johnson and Novo Tempo on Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 7:00pm in the Market Plaza.
Ed Johnson is a master of a variety of genres–from Afro-Cuban to rock and roll, R&B to classical–and blends them to create a unique style of contemporary jazz. Also an acclaimed vocalist, Ed Johnson has been making a name for himself over the past several years with over four recordings and various musical projects. His ensemble Novo Tempo is a celebration of Brazilian music and contemporary Brazilian instrumentals.
"Who's got it better than us??? NO-BODY!" We think you'll agree with us and 49er Coach Jim Harbaugh, that there is nowhere better to be than the South Bay in the Fall. Kids are back to school, the Raiders and 49ers seasons are kickin' off and Bay Area baseball teams are in the running for the playoffs - all is good in our book. The patio is still open and the weather is fine. Come on down and catch the action.
2nd Annual Oktoberfest - October 11th
In fine German tradition, we raise our glasses to welcome autumn and exclaim "Prost!" We're shutting down St. John Street and bringing in German Oom-pah music and a Brat eating contest. Oh yeah, did we mention German Beer and Dachshund races? Seriously, you need to see it to believe it. Details here.
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM with a VIP event from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
General Admission Tickets: $25 includes souvenir pint stein and 2 German beer drink tickets.
VIP Tickets: $60 includes General Admission ticket plus Market Beer Co. VIP event with exclusive access to limited edition German beers including 2 limited edition German beer drink tickets and souvenir liter stein.
New at the Market - the SPSM Truck
Our 1956 flatbed Chevy truck has been restored and is parked on the Sidewalk Cafe under our iconic San Pedro Square Market neon sign. The previous owner of this truck carted strawberries along the roads of Salinas. The truck is a reminder of San Jose's agricultural heritage in the Valley of Heart's Delight. We love that the truck is now running, and we look forward to using it in local parades and as a stage for small music groups. In the meantime, please admire the rustic flavor of the truck.
Our 3-Year Lighting Anniversary
Three years ago on September 9, 2011, we held a Sign Lighting Party for the San Pedro Square Market sign with fanfare and Sam Liccardo flipping the switch of a replica giant light switch. At that time, only the San Pedro Square Market Bar and Pizza Bocca Lupo were open for business. The whole Market has come so far since then and we are looking forward to much more to come.
LAST CHANCE to donate to the Stanford Blood Drive - September 12th
Thanks to everyone who has donated so far. September 12th is the last opportunity this summer to donate blood at SPSM. Click here to sign up. It takes about 20 minutes to donate a pint. Easy Peasy. Juice, cookies and a Baskin Robbins "pint" voucher all designed to help get your “sugar back up” after you donate. Additional details here, plus more details about the Stanford Blood Center.
Mark your calendar!
September 9: Real Estate 360 Community is hosting a social and live broadcast on Tuesday September 9th from 3-6pm. For real estate professionals, downtown business owners and those who just want to mix and mingle - appetizers and good company. Everyone is welcome. Details here.
September 20 and 21st: Mercedes-Benz Smart Car will showing off their new 2015 models and hosting test drives. Take a test drive and get a $5 gift card to use in the Market. You know you've always wondered what it's like to drive one!
A Few Special Notices
San Jose Library's Music & Movement class will be on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month as opposed to every week. The class will still be at 10:30 AM in the Garage. Geared for young children, move, dance and sing with your child to a variety of music in English and Spanish. Play with bean bags, scarves and rhythm sticks.
School is back in session, which means Experience Adobe Days are back at the Market. This educational program is administered by our partners at History San Jose and offered Monday-Friday for the duration of the school year. We restrict access to parts of the Plaza until field trips are finished, generally at noon. Please work with us to ensure the children’s safety by paying attention to signs and barricades. Market managers are present in the Plaza to answer any questions you may have about the program and its impact on the operations of the Market and its vendors.
The Roll 'n' Roll San Jose Running Festival is October 4th and 5th. Runners will pass SPSM so expect road closures both days.
Live Music Every Weekend
The Friday night series, Music at the Market powered by San Jose Jazz, includes Times 4, Ed Johnson and Novo Tempo, Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel and Patron Music.
The Saturday night calendar includes Cado & Friends, The Honey Wilders, Brian Sheu & Friends and Daydream Nation featuring Split Screens + Witchdream Mansion + John Miller.
You can visit our website and the SPSM calendar for the latest schedule.
FEATURED THIS MONTH
CaliDog Hot Dogs offers a unique twist to an all American favorite! What started out with one fusion hot dog has now turned into five signature hot dogs, each dressing up the familiar hot dog with diverse multicultural toppings. For example, taste the CaliDog with its' Japanese inspired flavors or try the SalsaDog with Latin infused shrimp ceviche salsa. One of our favorites is the ShakingDog with Vietnamese shaking beef. Yup, beef on TOP of beef! And just when you thought you've seen it all, don't miss the BreakfastDog with house made bacon jam, bacon topped with an over-easy egg finished with house made gravy.
New on the menu Fresh Lemonade and Corn Dog Bites. Mini chicken corn dogs available in 5, 10 or 20 pieces.
Get social with CaliDog.
Connect: /calidoghotdogs and /calidoghotdogs and /calidoghotdogs
Phonomenal Noodle House
Did you know that Phonomenal Noodle House is known for their MSG FREE Pho? Not only do they offer mouth watering Beef Noodle Soup, but a menu packed full of options to suit everyone’s tastes. Menu items include: chicken pho, rice plates, sandwiches and a vegetarian menu. Phonomenal even offers a house made special blended Vietnamese coffee! It’s known to give you an extra kick to get you through a long day!
Pizza Bocca Lupo
In the mood for authentic Neapolitan wood fired pizza? Pizza Bocca Lupo has what you are looking for and more. Mama Mia - delicioso! We take pride in hand-making each pizza while you wait; even the oven and flour are from Naples. Sit down and enjoy our 11" personal size pizzas.
Monday - Friday we serve 1/2 size LUNCH SPECIALS from 11am - 2pm, starting at $7.50.
We also cater in the greater downtown San Jose area or at San Pedro Square Market.
Connect with Pizza Bocca Lupo.
Connect: /pages/pizzaboccalupo and /PizzaBoccaLupo and /PizzaBoccaLupo
Are you on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? We are too. We will be celebrating all kinds of new things this month and hope you will join us. Share what you're trying out this month by tagging your posts #SPSMarket.
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The San Pedro Square Market Team
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with Cado & Friends on Saturday, September 6th, 2014 @ 8:00pm in the Market Plaza.
Cado brings Brazil with him wherever he plays. His passion for music crosses many genres and styles. Whether or not you understand the language of his songs, it is clear that he is a poet telling beautifully sculpted stories. Cado's voice is a juxtaposition of melodious balance and a rawness that convinces the listener he sings with conviction. His music might be hard to categorize solely because of his wide range of influences. Cado sings in three languages-- Portuguese, Spanish, and English. From rock, samba jazz, pop, soul, alternative to bossa nova, his music transcends barriers. His stage name comes from his sister, who couldn’t pronounce Ricado, and called him Cado. As a teenager, he embraced acts like Nirvana, Silverchair, etc. He moved from Brazil to Portugal at a young age, then him and his mom landed in San Jose, CA in 1992. Although he grew up listening to Brazilian music, he didn’t try to play it until he was 19. As an artist, he's been fortunate to meet some his core influences at local shows including Seu Jorge, Jamie Collum..... both equally excited about his enthusiasm and musicianship. At 21 he decided to give up electric guitar and steel strings and focus on acoustic with nylon strings. Although I've never been a musician in terms of performance and formal training, I've been around music enough to love and appreciate it, and know that I carry it in my soul. When I meet people who do too, I smile. Even now, I get chills from a lot of Cado's songs. He has a way of breaking down the complexities of life in a way that is heartfelt and relatable.
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with the Times 4 Band on Friday, September 5th, 2014 @ 7:00pm in the Market Plaza.
Over 11 years of collaboration and friendship have culminated in Times 4’s unique brand of urban jazz. They generate tight, driving grooves, captivating melodies and dynamic improvisations that inspire their audience members, from critical to carefree, to tap their feet and feel the music in their bones.
San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with the Middle Space Collective on Friday, August 29th, 2014 @ 7:00pm in the market plaza.
When Kurt Stockdale and Frank Buchanan first met in 2012, they formed a strong musical partnership that easily fostered writing creativity. They started looking for masterful musicians to enliven the spirit of this music, with over 120 original compositions written between the sax and guitar duo. Insert longtime friend Ulysses Owens Jr and bassist Reuben Rogers, and the Middle Space Collective was born.