Live Music: The Valko Brothers Feb 1st @ 8:00pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with the Valko Brothers on Saturday, February 1st, 2014 @ 8:00pm

Enjoy this live free show with alternative rock music by two brothers that have been playing together since they were kids growing up in San Jose.

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Live Music: Touch of Class Band Jan 31st @ 7:00pm

touch of class 400x200San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with the Touch of Class Band on Friday, January 31st, 2014 at 7:00pm

Bandleader J.D. Hill first formed The Touch of Class Band in 1984 with the vision of combining together vocal harmonies, a heavy horn section and choreography. Time has transformed this talented group into a ten piece powerhouse who has played throughout the Bay Area and Tahoe. They can be found at clubs, private events, and various venues delivering their namesake spark, a “Touch of Class.”

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Live Music: US Air Force Commanders Jazz Ensemble Jan 24th

commanders newSan Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with the United States Air Force The Commanders Jazz Ensemble on Friday, January 24th, 2014 @ 7:00pm

The Commanders Jazz Ensemble ensures an evening of swinging classics and contemporary jazz for all ears. The group first began in 1959 within the North American Air Defense Command Band, later joining the Air Force Band of the Golden Gate in 1979 and reemerging as the Band of the Golden West.

The 18-piece big band is considered one of the finest of its kind on the West Coast, performing at Carnegie Hall, the Monterey Jazz Festival and the Redwood Coast Jazz Festival, as well as extensively touring the western US and appearing on numerous radio and television shows. The Commanders have performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and recorded music with Marvin Stamm, Steve Smith, Bob Hope, Walt Levinsky, Carl Saunders, and many other artists.

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Special Events: SAVE THE DATE & RSVP | Battledish Downtown San Jose Feb 8th

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San Pedro Square Market Special Events: San Jose has been entered in an international Battledish: a competition between chefs around the world.

Six chefs have been chosen to compete in "Battledish San Jose" this February in conjunction with the 48 other chefs competing in North America for King of Battledish.  

Saturday, February 8th, from 2pm-6pm, the competition grounds of San Jose are open to the public.  Foodies are invited to vote with their tastebuds and try all six chef creations.  

Chefs will be creating smaller versions of their dishes priced at $5 each.  Drink pairings are also available at $5. Can you dish and drink with all six chefs in four hours?

Culinary titles: Most Delicious, Most Creative, Best Modern, Best Cocktail, Most Authentic.

Purchase Tickets HERE:


What is Battledish?
Battledish is the world's biggest chef competition taking place in cities around the world.  Local chefs compete by presenting their creations and having the public cast their vote on who will be crowned King. Check out the latest battlegrounds and competitions at

What is the Battledish event like?
Think of it as a walking adventure through downtown San Jose restaurants where chefs are waiting with their creations.  At check-in, you will receive a map and a menu of the Battledish.  It is then up to you to decide who to vote for.  Battlegrounds are open for four hours.  Everything is within walking distance.

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Special Events: SAVE THE DATE & RSVP | San Jose Earthquakes 40th Anniversary Celebration Jan 30th

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San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join the San Jose Earthquakes for their big event on January 30th, 2014 starting at 5:30pm.

Make sure to RSVP by following the links below!  Free Event with Live Music!

Celebrate the Earthquakes 40th Anniversary as they unveil their new logo and 2014 jersey!

The FREE event will feature the following:

-New Logo Unveil
-Player Autographs and Q&A session
-Live performances from The Old Firm Casuals and The Forgotten
-Merchandise for sale
-Event specials from San Pedro Square Market vendors

RSVP for a chance to win a 2014 autographed jersey:

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Live Music: Sons of Jubal Friday Jan 17th @ 7:00pm

sons of jubal 400x200San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with the Sons of Jubal on Friday, January 17th, 2014 @ 7:00pm

Sons of Jubal is a Silicon Valley Community Traditional Big Band composed entirely of volunteers, many of whom have a professional or semi-professional performance background.  As a Christian stage band, the group plays a variety of gospel, modern arrangements of hymns, contemporary praise music and traditional big band arrangements from the Big Band Era.
The name “Sons of Jubal” comes from Genesis 4:21, which says Jubal is the father of all musicians. Since its inception in June 2000, Sons of Jubal has performed at a wide variety of venues.  In addition to providing great entertainment, the group’s goal is to create opportunities that involve youth in their music program.

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Live Music: Jacam Manricks Friday Jan 10th @ 7pm

jacam manricks 400x200San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Jacam Manricks on Friday, January 10th, 2014 @ 7:00pm

Post contemporary New York jazz saxophonist/composer Jacam Manricks will present music from his latest album Cloud Nine.  The unique sound of his music is represented through original works, which incorporate soulful melodies, sophisticated harmonies, elaborate orchestrations, and driving rhythms influenced by jazz, contemporary classical, and Latin music.

Manricks honed his ear listening to jazz and classical concerts from his parents. He took off with music lessons at age 5, and finished his education at the Manhattan School of Music in 2007. He has performed and/or recorded with some of the most prestigious international artists of our time, found at venues like the Jazz Standard, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and others. He has recorded four albums to date, and spends time composing works for different ensembles worldwide.

Jacam Manricks - saxophone
Andrew Emer - bass
Greg Wyser Pratt - drums

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Special Events: Music & Movement

home logoSan Pedro Square Market Special Events: Starting January 14th, 2014, Join SPSM and the San Jose Public Libary for a special series for parents & their children called "Music & Movement."

On the 4TH Tuesday 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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