Live Music: Super Soul Bros Saturday July 6th @ 8:00pm

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join us on Saturday, July 6th, 2013 at 8:00pm for a live performance by the Super Soul Bros, bringing you the most unique sounds from your favorite games!  Zelda, Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Country, Pilot name it, they play it!  See you at the market in Downtown San Jose!

Founded in 2012 by keyboardist Robbie Benson, Super Soul Bros. is a live and recording band that specializes in jazz/funk/soul-influenced video game music!

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Live Music: The Hit Men Friday July 5th @ 7:00pm

The Hit MenSan Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join us for a live performance by The Hit Men on Friday July 5th @ 7:00pm in Downtown San Jose.

The Hitmen have been delivering high energy dance music for audiences at benefits, festivals, fairs, concerts, nightclubs, corporate events, weddings, and other private functions for over 14 years. The unique musical background of the 7-piece band mix their abilities and experiences to create and perform a musical dance review that transcends musical boundaries. The Hitmen play a variety of hits from the 70's to modern day favorites. The Hitmen have performed with the likes of Cameo, the Ohio Players, Confunkshun, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes, Pete Escovedo and with members of Santana and Tower of Power and has become the unofficial band for KISS 98.1 FM "Classic Soul and the best of Modern R&B".

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Live Music: Daydream Nation Vol.15 - June 29th @ 7:00pm

June29San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join us for the 15th installment of Daydream Nation's concert series in downtown San Jose at the market!  S*ALT & Content Magazine decided to team up with Grand Fanali Presents to keep with the momentum of everything the music community has been building.

On June 29th, 2013 @ 7:00pm | Free show | All Ages

Lineup: The Bang! | Skinny Ricky & The Casual Encounters | Plantain












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Live Music: JC Smith Band Friday June 28th

JCSmith300dpirgb webSan Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join us for a free concert with the JC Smith Band on Friday, June 28th @ 7:00pm.

J.C. Smith
began his performing career as drummer for the Back to Back Blues Band.  In 2000, he emerged from behind his drums, armed with a Gibson 335, and attacked the Blues as if masters like T-Bone Walker, Albert King, and Johnnie Guitar Watson were guiding him.  Smith has toured throughout the United States, Eastern Europe, Mexico, and South America to sellout crowds and feels that his goal in life is “to keep the Blues alive and take the message to the people.” The J.C. Smith Band’s current release, Defining Cool, entered the Living Blues Radio Charts at #16 and spent 20 weeks on the Roots Music Report. He recently shared the stage with Chris Cain and Maxx Cabello Jr. at our San Jose Jazz Winter Fest this past March.

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Summer Movie Night: "Home Alone" Wednesday June 26th

starlight cinemas downtown san joseJoin San Pedro Square Market and Starlight Cinemas for the free summer movie series in the SPSM plaza on select Wednesdays 2013:

Mark your calendars for these awesome movie nights coming up soon in downtown San Jose! Bring your family & friends out for some popcorn, and don't forget to grab a bite to eat at the San Pedro Square Market vendors before the show!

  • Wednesday, June 26th: "Home Alone" (1990/PG):  An 8-year-old boy, who is accidentally left behind while his family flies to France for Christmas, has to defend his home against idiotic burglars. Starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern and Catherine O’Hara. 

  • PRE-SHOW: Best Macaulay Culkin imitation and Home Alone movie trivia

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Live Music: Scary Little Friends Saturday June 22nd

scary little friendsSan Pedro Square Market Live Music: Please join us for a live show with Scary Little Friends, on Saturday June 22nd @ 8:00pm in the market plaza.

Scary Little Friends is a musical project by Chris Jones with Charlie Knote on drums and Jon Payne on bass. During a two-year hiatus from performing, Chris built a studio and crafted new songs from the bottom up as a meditation on reinvention. The new formula potently features lilting vocals hinting Jeff Buckley while deft guitars invoke Mark Knopfler. Most effective is the point-blank songwriting that reverberates long after the music ends. Wry and brave lyrics call out the “Elephant in the Room” with unapologetic aplomb, and everyone feels better once the truth is out in the open.

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Live Music: SJ Jazz Camp Latin Sound Machine June 21st

education walterwagnerSan Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join us in welcoming the San Jose Jazz Camp Latin Sound Machine for a live performance on Friday, June 21st @ 7:00pm at the San Pedro Square Market in Downtown San Jose.

This special concert will showcase and feature the all star players from San Jose Jazz 2013 Summer Camp.

Photo Credit: Walter Wagner

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San Jose Bike Clinic Mobile Pop Up Shop June 20th, 2013

592227 324949664216483 168014224 nSan Pedro Square Market Special Event: San Jose Bike Clinic's next Skill Share is on Thursday June 20th, 2013 at 7:00pm

Signup on facebook here.

Need help with your flat tire? Chain needs some grease? Something more specific? We will have tools, bike stands, and bike mechanics ready to help you get your bike in riding condition. 

This event is free and open to the public.

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Live Music: The Honey Wilders Saturday June 15th @ 8:00pm

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One part Exile on Main Street, one part Damn the Torpedoes, a dash of In Color, served up Live and Dangerous. 70s flavored boogie rock that harkens back to the Big Hooks and Big Guitars before all the big hair. Highly recommended for those who like to get down and get with it. Coming soon to a watering hole near you.

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Live Music: The Ugetsu Project Friday June 14th @ 7:00pm

Anton Schwartz by Bruce Hudson 400x200San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join us on Friday June 14th, 2013 @ 7:00pm for a live performance hosted by San Jose Jazz, with the Ugetsu Project.

On June 16, 1963, Art Blakey‘s sextet, having recently returned from a tour of Japan, played a concert at the world-famous Birdland in New York. The concert was recorded and issued as the album Ugetsu (which means “fantasy” in Japanese). It is one of the finest recordings Blakey ever made, featuring brilliant performances and compositions by the legendary members of the band, which included Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton and Freddie Hubbard. The recording was produced by legendary producer (and longtime San Francisco resident, now 90 years old) Orrin Keepnews.

To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the concert and the album, six of the Bay Area’s most accomplished jazz musicians will be performing the music of Ugetsu—music that is bold, richly textured, and, above all, swinging. Personnel include an all-star cast: Mike Olmos on trumpet and flugelhorn, Anton Schwartz on saxophone, John Grove on trombone, Adam Shulman on piano, Mike Bordelon on bass, and Greg Wyser-Pratte on drums.

Photo Credit: Bruce Hudson

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Special Events: Music & Movement Tuesdays @ 10:30am

home logoSan Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join SPSM and the San Jose Public Libary for a special series for parents & their children called "Music & Movement."

On Tuesdays at 10:30am, Move, Dance and sing with your child to a variety of music in English and Spanish.  We will play with bean bags, scarves and rhythm sticks.  This program is for parents and children.

See you at the market!

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Live Music: Janelle LaSalle Saturday June 8th @ 8:00pm

1341384022 IMG 2682San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join us on Saturday, June 8th, 2013 @ 8:00pm for a live show with Janelle LaSalle.

Bay area vocalist Janelle LaSalle comes from a musical theater background. Though well versed in R&B, Neo-soul and Jazz, Janelle's range and vocal ability allow here to perform and dominate other musical styles like, Old School, Hip Hop, Pop and yes, even Rock. This talented artist is sure to touch the very essence of your soul.

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Live Music: Mystique Band Friday June 7th @ 7:00pm

mystique1 no logo 400x200San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join us for a live performance hosted by San Jose Jazz, with Mystique Band on Friday, June 7th @ 7:00pm

The secret to Mystique’s “Musica Caliente” is buried in the mind of bandleader/bassist Edward Villalba. Since 1995, Mystique has been entertaining fans with a four-piece horn section—echoing thoughts and images of Tower of Power—and a Latino-inspired percussion section.

Band features on local television networks and radio stations like Kiss 98.1FM pushed their name to the top of Bay Area Latin bands, and in 2001, Mystique became the first Latin band to play a halftime show in the history of the National Football League.

Photo Credit: Sabrina Onate

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