San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of August 31st

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose featuring Jerry Sauceda, Lara Price & Velvet Plum, Fog City Swampers and Mikey Day the week of August 31st, 2015.

Jerry Sauceda: Thursday, September 3rd @ 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.

Lara Price & Velvet Plum: Friday, September 4th @ 7:00pm

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Velvet Plum prides itself in it's versatility. 
We cover the best from the 60's, 70's, 80's up to what's happening right now. Our set lists are prepared with familiar tunes from Marvin Gay, Patti LaBelle, No Doubt, Aretha Franklin, Ohio Players, Blondie, Nelly Furtato, Matchbox 20, Katy Perry, Santana and many more.

Fog City: Saturday, September 5th @ 7:00pm

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The Fog City Swampers have been Rocking Northern California and beyond since 2003. The band puts on a high energy show that's sure to get people moving on the dance floor. Along with classics by artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd, CCR, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, and Johnny Cash, audiences can also expect to hear more contemporary songs by such bands as The Civil Wars, Zac Brown Band, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Black Keys, and many more. If you like live music, come on down and be a part of the Swamp Show!

Rave Reviews!
"I am one of a group of Virginians who host an annual bbq/bourbon/band fest. This year we chose the Fog City Swampers for our 10th annual party. They delivered exactly what we wanted - good time, foot-stompin rock with southern and blues themes. A good time was had by all!" -- Marshall

Whether you're a Mississippi Queen or a Simple Man, the Fog City Swampers are sure to serve up a generous helping of rock and roll goodness.

Mikey Day Duo: Sunday, September 6th @ 1:00pm

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He is a prolific Entertainer performing in all the popular big Irish and other Bars in Bay Area as a Solo act. Local San Jose guy, highly respected among musicians. 

 

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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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History SJ will be opening up the Peralta Adobe that evening as well so all of the guests that are curious about the house can get a little taste of the history of The Market!

Here are the vendors participating in this event:

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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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