San Jose Jazz Summer Fest at SPSM This Weekend!

The Market will be home to two stages for the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest! In order to enjoy the music, you will need to purchase a Jazz Festival wristband. They will be available at the door, on the festival grounds, and various locations throughout downtown. Please see the map below for more information.


Friday 8/10/12 $15

6pm De Jazz Vu

8pm Poblano Project

10pm Yesberger Band

12am Marcus L. Miller with Freedom Jazz Movement

Saturday 8/11/12 $20

10am Harold Fethe Quartet

12pm Just-AZz

2pm “Taking Flight” Female Songwriters

4pm Fatum Brothers’ Peacetet

6pm Yoshiaki Miyanoue Tokyo Quartet

8pm Grooveyard Shift

10pm Ben Flocks / B-Flo & the Love Machine

12am Synchronicity

Sunday 8/12/12 $20

10am Dixie Six

12pm Kevin Coelho

2pm Jackie Gage and the JurassiC

4pm TBA

6pm Monica Marquis

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JC Smith’s Blues Club (SPSM, Lusardi Building)

Fri, Aug 10 @ 9pm–1am

Sat, Aug 11 @ 9pm–1am

$10 with festival admission / $15 without; at the door only

JC Smith’s Blues Club, located inside San Pedro Square Market’s Lusardi Building, will salute the original living legends of South Bay Blues Friday, Aug 10 with performances by JC Smith Band, Chris Cain, Andy Just, Gary Smith and Sammy Varela. Legally Blue will open the club’s Summer Fest after party Saturday, set to include Chicago artists Toranzo Cannon, Sharon Lewis and Dave Specter in addition to Wendy Dewitt, La Tenaza, Livia Slingerland, Lady Chico and more!

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Photos: Daydream Nation at San Pedro Square Market

Another great article from Metroactive!

Kendall Sallay, Vocalist of Cartoon Bar Fight

Kendall Sallay, Vocalist of Cartoon Bar Fight

Daydream Nation, a series of free shows at San Pedro Square Market was back for its third installment Saturday. The show featured local bands Cartoon Bar Fight, Curious Quail, Shuteye Unison and ColorScout.

The show was also served as the CD Release Party for Curious Quail’s debut album, .:Instant Gratification:.

Photos by Jessica Shirley-Donnelly, JRSD Photography for MetroActive.

Dirk Milotz of Cartoon Bar Fight

Joel Zelaya's expanding pedalboard of Cartoon Bar Fight

Joel Zelaya of Cartoon Bar Fight

Michael Shumway, drummer for Cartoon Bar Fight

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Saturday Night Event at the Market! Live Music!


Saturday nights here at San Pedro Market are really starting to pick up! We have booked some great bands and here is a look at what is coming up:                                  

Saturday the 14th we have got three bands for you to enjoy for free! Starting off at 9pm is Conversions followed by The Ghost of Wrights. Ending the night is the group MonStrauss.  

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Join us for an evening of live music in the Perrazo Building, home of B2 coffee. Just one of the many downtown San Jose events we're putting on in the coming weeks. 

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San Pedro Square Market: Upcoming Bands


Looking for something fun to do on a Saturday night? Well, look no further because the upcoming Saturdays here at San Pedro Square Market are going to be very exciting! Starting with Will Sprott from the band The Mumlers,  on  March 24th . He will be play acoustically so you know it will sound amazing! Along with him will be the group April Chase. They are an up and coming indie rock band made up of 5 members and are from the bay area! And to top the night off will be band ‘Please Do Not Fight’. They are also from the bay area and live in San Francisco. After this night we know you’ll be running home to download their music to listen to it all the time!

Can’t make that date? Do not worry,  the 31st has another great lineup! Starting with folksy Rock artist, Adira Shark. We think you’ll really enjoy her relaxed yet catchy feel. Then catch Orangutang and Fever Charm  who have a similar laid back, but captivating sound.

If you are a planner, April 7th we will be bringing you three more bands to enjoy! The band The Trims, which remind you of an early strokes band and brings you back a little to the 90’s. With them will be Pantheon and Hotel Island Breakdown.

The market is going to be pretty exciting in the weeks to come. So grab some friends, come enjoy some yummy food from one of the many venues here at San Pedro Square Market. Don’t forget a drink and a seat, relax and enjoy the shows!


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San Jose Events: Upcoming Events at the San Pedro Square Market

March is shaping up to be a massive month at the Market.

The Sharks are back with nine home games and we are excited to cheer them on as we get closer to the home stretch of the regular season. A few other great events at the arena: Jimmy Buffet is here to rock the HP Pavilion on March 8th, come down to the Market and grab 2 Pina Coladas before you head to the concert. And if you can’t make that concert March 23rd Lady Antebellum will be at HP and are sure to put on a great show. On March 13th, ‘Get Motivated’ rolls into town. This wonderful event brings thousands of people to downtown, and with speakers such as:

       Mary Buffett - Internationally Acclaimed Investing Expert

       Terry Bradshaw - Legendary NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback

       General Colin Powell - World-Famous Soldier Statesman

       Howard Putnam - Celebrated CEO of Southwest Airlines

       Lance Armstrong - The Greatest Athlete of All Time

       Tamara Lowe - New York Times Bestselling Author

       Rick Belluzzo - Legendary President of Microsoft

       Rudy Giuliani - America's Mayor

These extraordinary groups of individuals are not to be missed. The day is guaranteed to help you and your organization excel and reach new heights of success.

San Jose Jazz fest is also here to kick off the first annual Winter Fest. With stages throughout San Pedro Square you will have your choice of performers! Come grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants we have to offer and listen to some great music!  The way it is set up allows you to feel part of the music allowing for a whole new experience of listening to jazz. And don’t be afraid to get up and dance! It is set up for you to do so. Bring a date as there will be a salsa dance lessons! There is even a FREE event called the “Club Crawl” which takes place on San Pedro Street allowing you to check out various Jazz artists and groups at all the different bars and restaurants.  Not a fan of showing off your moves? That’s okay too! Grab a glass of wine or beer from one of the bars at San Pedro Square Market, grab a seat and get ready for a great night of music. We bet you’ll still find yourself tapping your feet along to the lively sounds.

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Busy Weekend Ahead at the Market

This coming weekend is going to be a great one at San Pedro Square Market. To kick things off the Sharks are at home on Friday before they head out of town on a two-week road trip. Enjoy dinner and drinks while cheering on the Sharks.

Friday night Pearl Alley will be rocking the house. The band goes on stage at 6:30pm and will play until the crowd can’t dance anymore. Pearl Alley’s blend of blues and rock 'n’ roll is influenced by the vocal style of Janis Joplin and defined by the blistering lead guitar of David Crane.

Saturday will be the busiest day of the week by far. First, we have a baby shower taking place in the public seating area, which will be catered by Pizza Bocca Lupo and Little Chef Counter.

For more information on how to schedule schedule a private event at the Market visit our page on event planning.

 The Red Cross will host a ‘Singles CPR’ class in the Perrazo Building from 1pm to 4:30pm. It is open to ages 21-35 years old and costs $30. Besides learning vitally important safety techniques, you may end up doing some mouth-to-mouth with an early Valentine!

Contact Sowmya Arja at if you have any questions.

There will be another unique happening on Saturday: A One-Day Pop-Up Valentine Beauty Event. From noon-6pm you will be able to come and socialize with a team of artists and other creative women. Come and have a mini facial, makeup application, brow shaping or jazz up your lashes with some extensions. We will also have some designer jewelry, accessories and clothes for sale. This is going to be fun and super exclusive.

To RSVP for a beauty service appointment or more for info, contact Naima @

Finally, B2, San Jose’s favorite coffee house, will be presenting a mock Barista competition in Perrazo from 6pm-11pm. Join them as they get the local barista community together to put on a practice run of each competitor's presentation. Cheer on your local baristas, volunteer to be a judge, or just hang out with friends, enjoy some music and sip on some free coffee that they'll be serving up all night from the V60 bar. It’s going to be a fun night. See you there!

Sunday will be a relaxing day so bring the family and enjoy Happy Hour at the Market Bar all day long.


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