San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of Sept 5th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of September 5th, 2016 featuring: Urban Outlaws, OTR, Johnny Neri Band, the Big Dreamers, and RB2.

Urban Outlaws: Thursday, September 8th @ 6:30pm @ Garage Patio Stage


The Very Best Country Music: Our goal is to learn every country song ever written, old and new except for ( Shania Twain ). We'll bring a Boot Scootin Boogie good time to every live show.

OTR (Off The Record) Band: Thursday, September 8th @ 8:00pm @ Market Plaza Stage


The Johnny Neri Band: Friday, September 9th @ 7:00pm


The Johnny Neri Band is a four piece high energy Classic Rock and Rock’n Soul Dance Band. These four musicians have over 100 years of music experience between them and it shows in every  performance. Take one part experience, two parts of versatility and a heaping spoonful of energy, stir well and you have the Johnny Neri Band. They pride themselves on the fact that they use no special effects, no gimmicks, no pre- recorded music, just raw talent that comes from years of experience and excellent four part harmony. Playing songs from over seven decades of music this band can please all audiences with hundreds of songs in their repertoire from many different genres of music. They perform at clubs, private parties and festivals all over the Bay Area.

The Big Dreamers: Saturday, September 10th @ 7:00pm


Back together after many years, this Bay Area Based powerhouse is taking California by storm. If you were gettin' on the Club Foot in the 1970's, you might remember that great San Francisco Funk n' Soul extravaganza FAT CITY. Always known as "The funkiest sounds around", FAT CITY delighted music lovers and dancers at clubs and parties across the Bay Area. Fast forward to today and find the boys from the Bay with a new name and a world of experience at their fingertips. The Big Dreamers, with a sound that's bigger and better than ever are carrying on their tradition of great live music.

RB2: Sunday, September 11th @ 1:00pm


The RB2 show combines excellent musicality and wacky humor, and the band loves to interact with its audience. RB2 is comfortable allowing audience members come up and sing along, and can accompany a skilled (or not so skilled) audience member sing a song of his or her choosing

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

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of August 29th, 2016 featuring: Alex Ivy, Jessica Johnson, Sonic Addiction, and Michael James System.

Alex Ivy (on West Coast Tour): Thursday, September 1st @ 7pm


"Most of these songs come from personal experiences and many were written in very dark times. My goal in writing music is to bring forth emotion and maybe even some healing. Sometimes we just need someone to identify with and that understands our situation. When you can't find a way to put the situation into words, maybe one of my songs can. As a cross-over artist my music commonly has a faith based message behind it but it can be interpreted many different ways. This first album is a collection of my own work covering a variety of subject matter. I hope it speaks to you."

Jessica Johnson Band: Friday, September 2nd @ 7pm


The Bay Area vocalist and songwriter has her audience held in the palm of her hand from the moment she walks on stage. With her rich sultry voice she melts your heart, leaving you yearning for more. 

Jessica's 2014 IndieGoGo campaign was a great success thanks to the generous support of family, friends, and fans like you. With funds raised from the IdieGoGo campaign Jessica was able to realize her dream of recording original songs with a Producer in L.A., including "Love is Real". In 2015 Jessica traveled to Hawaii to shoot the video to "Love is Real", a perfect back drop for this island and reggae influenced single. Both the song and video are available for purchase on iTunes and you can check out the "Love is Real" video on VEVO and YouTube. Jessica's vision is to spread the message of love, peace, and joy through her music.

Sonic Addiction: Saturday, September 3rd @ 7pm


SONIC ADDICTION was formed in the Spring of 2009 with the goal of playing good music and having fun. The band performs a variety of fun rock and dance tunes at numerous events including: bars, festivals, private parties, wineries, and fund raisers. Fan quotes of "You play the music you forgot you loved!”, “I love your music!” and “We travel all the way from Brentwood just to hear you play,” motivate them to continue delivering a guaranteed fun time by letting people dance and enjoy great music.

Michael James System: Sunday, September 4th @ 1pm


I have enjoyed most genres of music since I was a kid.  I bought my first guitar at 10 years-old, and was introduced to all kinds of music including folk, blues, jazz, and classical.  However, my love of music has been seated in what I call “easy listening Rock and Roll".

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Oktober Beer & Music Festival


Oktober Beer & Music Festival at San Pedro Square Market

Sunday October 9th, 2016 from 2-8pm


This year we are taking our 4th annual Oktober Beer Fest to a new level.  For our longest running event this year we are focusing on:

More beer!  More fun! Less

What does this mean for you?  It means that we will be featuring 3 bands this year and activating the entire Market instead of only the Sidewalk Cafe.  We will have games in different areas throughout the Market.  The event will be moving to Sunday (who doesnt love Sunday Funday!).  It gets even better!  Instead of two beers for your $30 (for advance purchase) everyone will receive three beers this year at the same price.  

So what does it all mean?  It means you get more bands, more beer, more space, less wait times (for food, beer, and restrooms) and more fun all for the same advanced purchase price as last year.

Tickets are limited so reserve your spot in advance.

$30 dollars in advance.  $50 dollars at the door (if there are any left). Don't miss out! Get your tickets now!   

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San Pedro Square Market 5-Year Anniversary Celebration!


The San Pedro Square Market is turning 5...and everyone is invited to the party!

Can you believe it has been 5yrs since we turned on the neon sign at the San Pedro Square Market? We hope everyone has enjoyed this time as much as we have and welcome the entire city to come celebrate with us on Thursday September 8th at The Market. Games and fun will start at 5pm with music running 7-11pm on our two outdoor stages. This event is free and open to all ages.


5pm - The Barracuda mascot (Frenzy) opens our night with the inflatable puck challenge as well as the SJ Sharks and Barracuda Street Teams. Additional games include: a giant two person high striker game, two regulation corn hole sets, giant open air Photo booth, and a XXL corn hole set available for everyones enjoyment. Most tenants will be offering items for $5 or less and to commemorate our largest and longest running event at the Market, the bars will feature an Oktoberfest beer for only $5 while supplies last.

6pm - Mayor Liccardo's opening speech will be on the Sidewalk Cafe commemorating 5yrs at the Market

6:30pm - The Urban Outlaws Band will start the opening music performance on the Sidewalk Cafe and will perform until 9:30pm

7:30pm - Treatbot kicks off their Karaoke Night in the Market Hall building of SPSM

8pm - Our headlining music performance OTR Band (winner of The KFOX Last Band Standing competition) opens on the main stage in the plaza and will play until 11pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of August 22

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of August 22nd, 2016 featuring: All Shades & Hues Blues Band, Blind Pilots, Otilia Donaire & the Back Alley Boys, and Mitchell Lujan.

All Shades & Hues Blues Band: Thursday, August 25th @ 7pm


The band will be bluesin', jazzin', honky tonkin' & funkin' on original tunes and classics.

Blind Pilots: Friday, August 26th @ 7pm


The Blind Pilots blend a mix of the 60's, 70's and 80's for your dancing pleasure.

Otilia Donaire & the Back Alley Boys: Saturday, August 27th @ 6pm


Otilia’s current project – “Otilia Donaire and The Back Alley Boys” – has her combining her singing talents with some of the Bay Area’s finest rock and blues musicians that consistently deliver a fun and interactive show filled with a huge repertoire of upbeat/danceable classic rock, blues, R&B and soul tunes that'll keep you on the dance floor.

Mitchell Lujan: Sunday, August 28th @ 1pm


Soul singer and lifetime creative, Mitchell Lujan is a Bay Area native songwriter and producer with a definitive yet intimate presence. Mitch connects with people and their greater surroundings on a mental, emotional and physical level (dancing, of course). Mitchell draws influence from his Neo-Soul youth and the Alternative Rock he was drawn to once discovering guitar as a teen. His sound is most often compared to smooth vocalists John Legend and Allen Stone while his band’s experimental instrumentation is reminiscent of Incubus. His past performances include venues from Slim’s of San Francisco to Rockwood Music Hall of New York City. With over 10,000 views on “Blankets,” the single has sparked West Coast attention and inspired his continuing evolution as an artist. Mitchell’s “Subject to Change” EP is available now for download and streaming on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and more.

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

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of August 15th, 2016 featuring: The Jerry Sauceda Trio, RPM Band, LYIN I's, and SAGE.

The Jerry Sauceda Trio: Thursday August 18th @ 7pm


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.

RPM Band: Friday August 19th @ 7pm


The band has been together 35 years and is still going strong! RPM doesn't just play music, RPM is High  Energy  Entertainment! 

LYIN I's (Eagles Tribute Band) Saturday August 20th @ 8pm @ MARKET PLAZA STAGE


Lyin' I's is an Eagles Tribute band based in San Jose CA. The members have been playing Eagles music since the Eagles were new. 

SAGE (Legendary San Jose Band) Saturday August 20th @ 7pm @ GARAGE PATIO STAGE


SAGE performs selections from the current Top 40 charts reflecting such artists as Chicago, Huey Lewis, Kenny Loggins, Steve Windwood, Steely Dan, Tower of Power, Paul Simon and Phil Collins. Many popular hits of the past are also included during the performance. Standard 'Big Band' style arrangements to the favorite 'Motown' rhythm & blues flavored songs add to the diversity of musical selections to please any audience. 

Jerry Sauceda Duo: Sunday, August 21st @ 1pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of August 8th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Dowtown San Jose the week of August 8th, 2016 featuring: Wil Roberts Trio, Hootenanny!, Touch N Go Band, and the Greg Lamboy Duo.

Wil Roberts Trio: Thursday August 11th @ 7pm


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 on guitar or keyboard set him apart from other entertainers and make him a favorite at intimate events.

Hootenanny! Friday August 12th @ 7pm


Armed with only acoustic instruments, Hootenanny! sings and strums your favorite Rock/Pop gems and other musical curiosities.

Touch N Go Band: Saturday August 13th @ 7pm



Greg Lamboy Duo: Sunday August 14th @ 1pm


Now performing regularly with a new band and gaining new fans and professional accolades, Greg Lamboy is a musical artist with a strong voice, powerful guitar, and a heart connected to the community. Greg’s music is currently being heard on radio stations near and far, including KFOG's Acoustic Sunrise, Costa Rica and the UK. Weaving unforgettable melodies with raw emotion, he creates accessible music that wins the hearts, minds, and ears of all who listen.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of August 1st

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of August 1st, 2016 featuring: Local Traffic, Jackie Turner & Friends, Chrome Deluxe, and the Steve Taylor Duo.

Local Traffic: Thursday August 4th @ 7pm


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.

Jackie Turner & Friends: Friday August 5th @ 7pm


Jackie Turner & Friends  provides music for all occasions. R&B, Jazz, Blues, Latin, Reggae, Funk, Top 40, Lite Rock, Country you name it we can play it!

Chrome Deluxe: Saturday August 6th @ 7pm


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.

Steve Taylor Duo: Sunday August 7th @ 1pm


Steve Taylor-Ramírez is a Pandora-played singer-songwriter named a “Critic's Choice” by the Bay Area News Group, the weekly East Bay Express, and the events staff at the University of California, Berkeley. Taylor-Ramírez plays a mix of folk-rock, Latin and blues that listeners say crosses boundaries.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of July 25th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of July 25th, 2016 featuring: The Mary Ellen Duell Trio, The Emphatics, Alfie & XS, and Diminished Blue.

The Mary Ellen Duell Trio: Thursday July 28th @ 7pm


Mary Ellen is considered to be one of the most popular and diverse female vocalists in the Bay Area. Known for her powerful and emotional delivery and for her pure, versatile sound, Mary Ellen is a vocal force to be reckoned with. Her outgoing, engaging stage presence makes everyone in the audience feel like they are a part of the show.  Having worked with Read Zaro at TEC Productions for over 20 years, Mary Ellen is also one of the primary booking agents for "The Divas of the Decades" and various other Bay Area entertainers.

Mary Ellen has always wanted to form a tribute band, initially, considering doing a "Heart" tribute.  After realizing that there were so many other women in rock that she would like to pay homage to, she decided to expand the idea and after meeting Amanda Dieck, her "Diva sister", "Divas of the Decades" was formed in April of 2010.

Mary Ellen performs in a duo regularly playing everything from Farmer's Markets, Community Events, Private Parties and weddings.  It is a high-tech duo that combines live music, vocals & high end recorded tracks.  For more information on the menu option "The Mary Ellen Duo" for more info!  Mary Ellen is married to founding Garage Band member, Thom Duell.  Their two sons, Michael & Thomas are both in original bands starting to make a name for themselves in the bay area and beyond.  The Duell's have been referred to as a modern day "Partridge Family"...though Mary Ellen would like to consider themselves a little "hipper"  she does admit "the bus would be cool".  

Mary Ellen is excited about the performance opportunities that  lie ahead for the "Divas of the Decades".  

The Emphatics: Friday July 29th @ 7pm


The Emphatics are a professional, dynamic, 4 piece Dance Cover Band hailing from the San Jose Bay Area. The Emphatics band members have played clubs and festivals all around the region from San Francisco to Monterey for the past 25 years. 

For the past 3 years, The Emphatics play dance hit music from current pop, rock, R&B, soul, funk, hip hop and country artists.  Every show is tailored to each venue for maximum crowd participation and non-stop dancing action.

Alfie & XS: Saturday July 30th @ 7pm


Having performed at 100's of great Weddings, large Fundraiser events, Social parties, and Corporate Events and Holiday Parties at most of the major Hotels, Country Clubs and Convention Centre's in the Bay area, this Band is known for fabulous Stage presentation, warm audience Rapport, and the best blend and variety of styles and decades of Romantic and High Energy Dance music in the Bay.

Great professional versatile musicianship that presents the best Variety of music that includes: Classic Big Band Swing (Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, Dianna Krull); Smooth Jazz; Latin (from Santana to Salsa) Disco;Motown / R and B; Rock and Roll, and current HIGH ENERGY Pop Dance Hits (with a touch of Coldplay,if you want!)!

Diminished Blue: Sunday July 31st @ 1pm


Diminished Blue is a three-piece guitar, bass, drum combo which specializes in some great 
music.  Whether it's a coffee house, restaurant, bar, reception, wine tasting or a corporate 
function, Diminished Blue is your solution for a casual, cool and fun listening experience.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of July 18

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of July 18th, 2016 featuring: Mike Osborne Band, The Fixers, Fog City Swampers, Tony Lindsay & Spangalang, and the Scott Cooper Duo.

The Mike Osborne Band: Thursday July 21st @ 7pm


The Mike Osborn Band is a unique blend of classic rock, blues and country with an occasional Celtic accent thrown in (oh, did I mention unique?).

Always soulful, always danceable, always with a concert stage presence and audience interaction, the entire band delivers on multiple levels all at the same time.

From its boot scootin’ boogie dance songs to its weepy ballads, Mike has plenty of diversity yet his passionate, masterful guitar playing ties it all together.

The Fixers: Friday July 22nd @ 7pm


The Fixers covers a wide variety of music. They are sure to get people up off their feet and dancing to old and modern pop tunes. Basically, the band plays anything that people like to hear. The Fixers play Americana, Country, Pop, and R n B music. The group is composed of Ariana Rice (Vocals and Acoustic Guitars), Jon Jimmerson (Guitars, Steel, and Vox), Matt Quillen (Bass Guitar), and Jeff Hazen (Drums). Each member of the band has been a full time performing artist as somepoint in their lives. 

Fog City Swampers: Saturday July 23rd @ 7pm @ GARAGE PATIO STAGE


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!

Tony Lindsay & Spangalang: Saturday July 23rd @ 7pm @ MARKET PLAZA STAGE


Tony Lindsay, who was born in Kingston, New York, now calls San Francisco his home, is back in the SANTANA lineup. He first toured with SANTANA in 1991 and can be heard on the 1992 release, Milagro. When not touring with SANTANA, he sings for Spang-a-Lang, a local R&B/Jazz/Pop group he founded that has opened for several well-known acts, including Curtis Mayfield, Jr. Walker, Tower of Power, and Average White Band, to name a few. 

As an individual, Tony has recorded or performed with several artists, including Tevin Campbell, O'Jays, Al Jarreau, Steve Winwood, Johnny Gill, Teddy Pendergrass, Aretha Franklin, and Lou Rawls.

The Scott Cooper Duo: Sunday, July 24th @ 1pm


Multi-instrumentalist Scott Cooper is a veteran of the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. Though best known for playing rhythm guitar in the popular Grateful Dead tribute the China Cats, Scott is has his hands in multiple projects simultaneously. His own band Scotty & the Barrelmakers showcases his songwriting in a jam band setting. Scott's solo debut "A Leg Trick" (2012) reached #5 on the jam band radio charts, despite no label or publicity support. He has been playing bass with Bay Area jam band the Gary Gates Band for over decade and plays on Gary's heralded CD "San Gregorio General Store" produced by John Nowland (Neil Young, Jewel). Scott’s other current projects include bluegrass combo The Intangibillies, as well as performing solo and duo gigs. An in-demand sideman, Scott has also worked with the Banana Slug String Band, Stu Allen, Jim Lewin, as well as members of the Doobie Brothers, Jefferson Starship, David Grisman Quintet. Scott has performed with Donna Godchaux (former singer for the Grateful Dead) and Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band).


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