Live Music: Daydream Nation Vol. 17 Music Series August 31st

daydreamaugfinal2San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for the 17th installment of the Daydream Nation Live Alternative music series in Downtown San Jose on Saturday, August 31st starting at 7pm in the Market Plaza.



- BANDS INCLUDE: Battlehooch + David Knight + Cado

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History San Jose's Fandango Event: Sunday August 25th @ 12pm

FB Images © 2012 San Pedro Square Market and Urban Markets LLC01 MSpecial Events 2013: Fandango at the Peralta Adobe - Family Day Series presented by History San Jose.  Sunday, August 25th, 2013 @ 12:00pm

The annual "Fandango at Peralta Adobe" takes place in the heart of San Pedro Square Market. This date commemorates the death of Luis Maria Peralta 162 years ago. Peralta was one of the first "alcalde," or mayors, of the Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe. A Californio, he lived in the Adobe with his family.

Learn about life in early San Jose through hands-on activities and storytelling.

Admission Info:

General Admission is free.
Activity Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5.

Tours are $8 per adult, $5 for seniors and students with a valid ID, and free for children five and under. Reservations are recommended; please call: 408-918-1047. History San Jose Members are also free.

General Day & Time Info:


Tours of the Adobe and Fallon House start at 12:30pm, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm.

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Live Music: Jessica Johnson Saturday August 24th @ 8pm

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Jessica Johnson began her musical journey with formal vocal training at the age of 5. She began competing Bay Area competitions at age 7, and by age 12 Johnson began singing the National Anthem for the San Jose Sharks, which eventually parlayed into singing the Anthem for every notable professional sports organization on the West Coast. This Bay Area vocalist was hooked to music staples Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, and Bing Crosby.

She has performed as the opening act for Lani Misalucha and the Society of Seven at the Hollywood Palladium. Jessica has also performed at past San Jose Jazz Summer Fests, and a countless list of other venues across the West Coast. She recently released her debut album Till it Happens to You—a collection of jazz standards & contemporary songs—and is currently working on her second album.

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Live Music: Bautista Band Friday Aug 23rd @ 7:00pm

bautista1 400x200San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM & San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Bautista Band on Friday, August 23rd, 2013 @ 7:00pm

Creative musical arrangements, funk driven percussive rhythms, and classic musical influences from Santana, Tower of Power, and the Doobie Brothers mold the sound of Bautista Band. They span from samba rock to jazz fusion, and make sure to lay the funk down in between. Past concerts include performances at the SF Giants stadium, the Fillmore Jazz Festival, and 3 consecutive years at the annual North Beach Festival. With Bautista’s danceable Latin influences, it’s tough to sit still.

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Live Music: Stormy Strong Band Saturday Aug 17th @ 8pm

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Sinking in deep with an unforgettably addictive sting, Stormy Strong's (real name) unique brand of "alternative saltwater rock" casts razor sharp hooks to the hungry masses. Stormy's honest bitter lyrics, raw emotion and anthemic melodies splice seamlessly with award winning song-writing that is fast approaching gale-force intensity.

Stormy's brand new EP "Take Her Down," recently recorded with music industry icons Lyle Workman (Frank Black, Sting, Todd Rundgren, Beck), Sean Beavan (Black Veil Brides, Guns N' Roses, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails), Tim Narducci (Systematic, Spiral Arms) and Chris Manning (Jellyfish), is already making waves across the internet.

The album's single "Jumpstart The Heart" was chosen as #1 in "Rick's Picks 2012" on Chicago's renowned "The Best Radio YouHave Never Heard" podcast, which also included songs from Smashing Pumpkins, Regina Spektor, Arcade Fire and Rage Against The Machine. Plus Stormy's unique cover of The Pixies, “Where is My Mind?” has been popular on iTunes, Spotify, Rdio, Mog and iHeart Radio.

Stormy has shared the stage with Blink-182, Bouncing Souls, No Use For A Name, Good Riddance, Dropkick Murphys, and Lagwagon. He is currently performing shows with his four piece band around the Bay Area.

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Live Music: Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic Aug 16 @ 7:00pm

AndreZydecoMagic webSan Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM & San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic on Friday, August 16th, 2013 @ 7:00pm

Andre Thierry formed "Zydeco Magic” at the age of 12, and since inception he has performed with numerous visiting bands, such as the late John Delafose, his son, Geno Delafose, and many local Zydeco and Cajun bands. Thierry effortlessly moves through the single row, double row, triple row and piano key accordions, as well as displaying talent on the bass guitar, rhythm guitar and drums. Thanks to his parents and grandparents influences, Thierry sings traditional songs in English and Creole French. He is a gifted composer and song-writer as well. The Washington Post called Andre a “master” at “pumping out fast, funky rhythms on an instrument not usually associated with earthy syncopation.” Even the San Francisco Bay Area presented Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic with the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame award for “Best Zydeco Group” in 2008. At only 32 years old, he is already a legend.

Photo Credit: Dear to My Art Photography

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San Jose Bike Clinic Mobile Pop-up Shop Aug 15th @ 7pm

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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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Movie Night: Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Wednesday August 14th @ 8pm

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


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!

  • August 14th: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986/PG13): Teenager Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is a legend in his own time thanks to his uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last grand duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, “borrows” a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day bacchanal through the streets of Chicago. Dogging Ferris’ trail at every turn is high-school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), determined to catch Bueller in the act of class-cutting. Also starring Jennifer Grey, Mia Sara, Alan Ruck, Jeffrey Rooney, Ben Stein and Charlie Sheen.
    PRE-SHOW: John Hughes Trivia Bingo

Sixteen Candles Crowd Shot

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Live Music: Maneck Saturday August 10th @ 8pm

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Maneck is a four piece band fronted by Albert Mangini and Roger Eckert. The band name originates from parts of both men's last names. They have performed all around the South Bay at bars like Murphy's Law and Rock Bottom Brewery.


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Live Music: Dara Tucker Friday Aug 9th @ 7:00pm

Dara Tucker 400x200San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance by Dara Tucker on Friday, August 9th, 2013 @ 7:00pm

With subtly soulful undertones, she seeks to convey her pensive, searching, but always-hopeful outlook on life through her music. Dara Tucker’s original songs speak to her life philosophy.

“I discovered my own creative voice during my time abroad,” Tucker says. “That’s when I began to realize that true artistic expression comes from a very personal place. You can’t fake it. My songwriting speaks of some hard-learned lessons, and long-fought battles.”

Tucker was born into a musical family. So it’s no surprise that her love affair with music began at such an early age. The product of a music minister father, and a songstress mother, she began singing in her Tulsa, Oklahoma church at age 5.

Tucker currently stays in Nashville and performs regularly at Sambuca in Nashville's trendy gulch district, the legendary F. Scott's Restaurant and Jazz Bar in the Green Hills district, & the long-standing Jefferson Street Jazz and African Street Festivals. She has also performed at Snug Harbor in New Orleans, The Rutledge, Boscos and The 12th South Taproom.

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