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Live Music: Cado & Friends Flamenco / Brazilian Sat Dec 20 @ 8pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with Cado & Friends Flamenco / Brazilian style music on Saturday, December 20th, 2014 @ 8:00pm in the Market Garage.

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. He has a way of breaking down the complexities of life in a way that is heartfelt and relatable.

Live Music: Tony Lindsay Friday Dec 19th @ 7:00pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Tony Lindsay on Friday, December 19th, 2014 @ 7:00pm in the Market Garage in Downtown San Jose.

With a distinctive voice and world-class talent, Tony Lindsay is a compelling singer who brings magic to a room and commands attention. Lindsay has 11 Grammys on his mantle after spending 20 years as Santana’s front man. Tony has recorded with (and written songs for) many major artists such as The O’Jays, Al Jarreau, Curtis Mayfield, Smash Mouth, The Whispers, Teddy Pendergrass, Aretha Franklin and Lou Rawls.

Join Lindsay and his bandmates for an evening of pop, R&B and soul favorites.

Special Events: New Year's Eve PARTY! SUPER NYE 2015

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San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join SPSM for New Year's Eve and ring in the new year at the Market in Downtown San Jose!  This year come dressed as your favorite Super Hero or Super Villain.  No Cover Charge, and we'll have DJ Danny G rockin' out from 9:00pm - 1:00am.


Special Events: SJ Made Vendor Fair Dec 13th & 14th

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December 13-14, 2014

Saturday & Sunday from 11a-6p

San Pedro Square Market
87 North San Pedro Street
San Jose, CA 95110


Are you on the hunt for those unique, fun, one-of-a-kind gifts? Well, look no further! Pack your holiday spirit in your reusable bag and get to Holiday SJMADE on December 13th & 14th. Attending SJMADE is the best way to shop local this holiday season.

San Jose Made (SJMADE) is a vendor fair for local San Jose makers, labels, brands, small businesses, and artists showcasing and selling current projects and goods.

Live Music: Funktopus Funk Band Saturday Dec 13th @ 8pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with the Funktopus Funk Band on Saturday, December 13th, 2014 @ 8:00pm in the market garage.

The first echoes of Funktopus resonated from the wooden plank floors of Brian Vollbrecht's farm house in rural Petaluma, CA in September 2012. Slowly but surely, song material began to materialize from recurring weekend jam sessions between Brian (bass), Steven Ashlock (drums), Albert Shribbs (keys), and Connor Ross (guitar). After months of struggling to find a dependable female vocalist, fate (and Craig's List) brought Dee Torrent into the group as a lead vocalist who doubled on flute. The group began to gel, songs materialized more quickly, and a unique sound was created as a result of the musicians' diverse musical backgrounds and influences.

Finally, the time came to record a debut release. Just in the nick of time, Tito Granda was suction-cupped by the Funktopus to join the group as percussionist, contributing congas, tambourine, shakers, and all manner of noisemakers to the album. He immediately became a full-time band member, completing the six-person lineup. The band's self-titled EP was released on December 13, 2013, and the band played an intimate and high-energy first show at Sprenger's Taproom in Santa Rosa, CA the next day.

Blending elements of rock, reggae, psychedelia, jazz, and of course, FUNK, the band's sound continues to evolve.

Live Music: High School All Stars Friday Dec 12th @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a liver performance with the High School All Stars on Friday, December 12th, 2014 @ 7:00pm in the market garage.

Welcome the 2014-15 San Jose Jazz High School All Stars at the group’s inaugural performance. Led by Dr. Aaron Lington, the High School All Stars is a regional, audition-based music education program for students who are interested in the study and performance of jazz. The program includes a large ensemble and a combo. It’s designed to help students achieve a mastery of improvisation techniques while advancing their knowledge of music theory, arranging, composition, performance, and jazz history.

Live Music: Daydream Nation Vol. 32 | Sat November 29th @ 7p

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live multi-band performance of Daydream Nation Volume 32 on Saturday, November 29th, 2014 @ 7pm in the Market Garage. | 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!

poster art by Gilbert Armendariz
design by Cassandra Croft/ Kendall Sallay

More about the bands:
THE ALBERT SQUARE | San Jose indie punk |

TIME SPENT DRIVING | Santa Cruz indie |

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Live Music: Mason Razavi Quartet Friday November 28th @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with the Mason Razavi Quartet on Friday, November 28th, 2014 @ 7:00pm in the Market Garage.

The melding of rock beginnings with a devout love for classical guitar has formed the unique sound of Mason Razavi. Starting as a self-taught rock guitarist, Razavi devoted his life to the classical guitar after hearing the music of Andres Segovia at age 22. During this period Mason wrote all of the music that would form his jazz-influenced classical guitar album People, Places, and Monsters. He has since returned to jazz and the electric guitar, and his newest release Quartet Plus features originals from the perspective of a jazz quartet and nonet. Though first and foremost a jazz guitarist/composer, his diverse background has led him to play in a variety of settings ranging from rock bands to accompanying concert choirs, backing up jazz singers, and as a classical soloist. Mason holds a M.A. in Jazz Studies from San Jose State University and a B.M. from the Berklee College of Music where he studied jazz composition and majored in Contemporary Writing and Production, and  has performed at the Wilshire Ebell Theater, Paradise Rock Club, and on stage at the San Jose Repertory Theater as well as countless gigs as a sideman and leader of his own groups.

Friends & Family Series: Happy Birthday San Jose! Sunday Nov 23 @ 1p

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San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join SPSM and History San Jose for a special family & friends event celebrating San Jose's birthday!

Co-sponsored by History San Jose and the San Pedro Market

Location: Peralta-Fallon Historic Site, 175 West Saint John Street
Cost: Fallon House Tours: HSJ Members Free; 4 & under free; Adults $8; Children (5-17) $5; Hands-on Activity Wristband: HSJ Members Free; $5 all others

Celebrate San Jose’s 237th Birthday at the Peralta Adobe Historic Site! San Jose, or El Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe, the first Pueblo of California, was founded November 29, 1777. Come have a slice of birthday cake and help celebrate! Meet members of Founding Families, participate in hands-on activities, and visit the historic Peralta Adobe.

1:00pm – 4:00pm

  • Live Music by Los Arribeños de San Francisco
  • Hands-on Activities: Rope a “bull,” make a corn husk doll, dip a candle, design your own brand!
  • Historical Displays
  • Peralta Adobe Open House


Celebrate with Cake and Coffee – First Come First Served!

1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm

Three Tours of the Fallon House Leave on the Hour
Sign up fast! Each tour is limited to 12 visitors.


Event Ends. Thank you For Coming!

Live Music: Hootenanny! Saturday Nov 22nd @ 8pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with Hootenanny! on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 @ 8pm in the Market Garage.

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.

If you love music like we do, you’ll love Hootenanny!

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