Live Music: JC Smith Band Friday May 2nd @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a liver performance with the JC Smith Band on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 @ 7pm in the Market Garage.

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. Apart from his rigorous performance schedule, he is also a force behind the new Silicon Valley Blues Society.

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Save The Date: SJ Bike Clinic's Build Day | May 18th @ 2pm

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San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join the San Jose Bike Clinic on Sunday May 18th, 2014 from 2-5pm in front of the Market Garage.

Come spend a Sunday afternoon wrenching on bikes!  San Jose Bike Clinic is hosting its third regular Build Day event where we repair donated used bikes to sell in the community.  All proceeds go towards our mission of opening a permanent space to promote bicycle repair and education in downtown San Jose.

Volunteers will be provided with all the tools and supplies needed to repair the bikes... and some cookies!  New volunteers welcome; no prior experience necessary.

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Special Events: Meet the Artist Raul Mejia | May 3rd @ 6pm

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San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join SPSM for a meet and greet with artist Raul Mejia, hosted by Ay Dios Mio Shop on Saturday May 3rd, 2014 from 6-9pm at the Ay Dios Mio Shop in the Market Hall Building.

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Special Events: 49ers 2nd Annual Draft Bash Thursday May 8th

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The following is the schedule for street closures due to the 49ers Draft Bash:
Wednesday, May 7
8:00am- Midnight  St John Street between Almaden Avenue and San Pedro Street 
12:00pm- Midnight  N. San Pedro Street between St. John Street and St. James Street
Thursday, May 8
12:00 am- Midnight  St John Street between Almaden Avenue and San Pedro Street
12:00am- Midnight  San Pedro Street between St. John Street and St. James Street 
8:00am- Midnight  San Pedro Street between Santa Clara Street and St. John Street 

San Pedro Square Market Hours of Operation:

Wednesday May 7th Normal Hours but there will be fencing and road closures going up.
Thursday May 8th The Market will be closed to the public until 4:00 PM. Only those with Valid tickets will be allowed in. 

San Pedro Square Market Special Events: The San Francisco 49ers will host Draft Bash presented by Bud Light from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, 2014 for the second year at the San Pedro Square Market in downtown San Jose. The free-ticketed event is open to all ages and will be held as an outdoor block party on St. John and San Pedro Streets with a celebration throughout the San Pedro Square Market.

The Draft Bash will include food, music and entertainment, interactive sponsor booths, the latest 49ers merchandise, and a live broadcast of the 2014 NFL Draft which begins promptly at 4 p.m. to be displayed on large outdoor screens. Performances by the Gold Rush Cheerleaders, Niner Noise, and guest appearances by Sourdough Sam, 49ers players and alumni are expected. Attendees will be kept in the know with Draft Day commentary from the voices of the team, Ted Robinson and Tim Ryan.

Fans must enter the drawing to be selected for tickets to Draft Bash by registering at Due to overwhelming demand, this will be the only way to secure tickets to the event. Printed tickets must be presented at the gate in order to attend. Please follow all the latest 49ers news at, on Twitter @49ers, and on Facebook.

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Live Music: Saborosito Friday April 25th @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Saborosito on Friday April 25th, 2014 @ 7:00pm in the Market Garage in Downtown San Jose.

Brothers Manuel and Joe Constancio founded Sabrosito from their passion for guitar playing. Centered within the traditions of Folk Mexican, Tex-Mex, and various Latin styles, their current repertoire includes exciting rhythms of cumbia, ranchera, bolero, cha-cha, and huapango.

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Live Music: Wally Schnalle & The Jazz Camp Educators April 18th

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Wally Schnalle and the Jazz Camp Educators on Friday, April 18th, 2014 @ 7:00pm

Join celebrated drummer Wally Schnalle and the 2014 Summer Jazz Camp faculty for a special performance, featuring both a classic jazz repertoire and a few original compositions. Potential students as well as well as the rest of the jazz loving community will be able to get a first hand experience showing the high quality of the San Jose Jazz Camp faculty.

Wally Schnalle, drums
Kat Parra, vocals
John Worley, trumpet
Joel Behrmen, trombone
Charles McNeal, sax
Hristo Vitchev, guitar
Jeff Denson, bass

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