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

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for our first live performance of 2015 with the JC Smith Band on Friday, January 2nd, 2015 in the Market Garage.

The winner of the 2006 Bay Area Blues Society West Coast Blues Band of the Year award, JC Smith is an energetic and charismatic guitarist and singer, who attacks the blues as if he is being guided by the masters like T-Bone Walker, Albert King, and Johnnie Guitar Watson. Smith’s last CD Defining Cool entered the Living Blues Radio Charts at #16 and was a “Pick to Click” on XM Radio. Smith hosts his own blues radio show on KKUP under the name “Johnnie Cosmik” and has toured throughout the United States, Eastern Europe, Mexico, South America and Russia.

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Live Music: Daydream Nation Multi-band Show 12/27 @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live multi-band performance with Daydream Nation Volume 33 @ the Market Garage on Saturday, December 27th, 2014 @ 7pm. | Content Magazine | Grand Fanali Presents the "Best Free Concert Series" in San Jose as voted by Metro. "Daydream Nation" is a FREE local music showcase at San Pedro Square Market on the last Saturday of each month. Join us!

poster art by Gilbert Armendariz
design by Cassandra Croft/ Kendall Sallay

More about the bands:
PIRANHA PARTY | Fremont surf-pop rock

DOG PARTY | pop punk sisters from Sacramento

ZEN ZENITH | indie-folk

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Live Music: Super Soul Brothers Friday Dec 26 @ 7:00pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with the Super Soul Brothers on Friday, December 26th, 2014 @ 7:00pm in the Market Garage.

Hear video game theme songs from Sonic the Hedgehog, Link, Mario, and others in a new light. Simply put, Super Soul Bros. covers video game music, with a lot of soul.

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Live Music: Burroughs Brothers Band TUES 12/23 @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a special Tuesday night performance by the Burroughs Brothers Band on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 @ 7:00pm in the Market Garage.

Hailing from Downtown San Jose, the Burroughs Brothers Band brings you live classic rock and alternative rock covers from your favorite bands.  From Led Zepplin to Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, and the Rolling Stones, be sure to check out this local favorite at the Market Garage this week....just in time for the holidays!

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Live Music: Cado & Friends Flamenco / Brazilian Sat Dec 20 @ 8pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with Cado & Friends Flamenco / Brazilian style music on Saturday, December 20th, 2014 @ 8:00pm in the Market Garage.

Cado brings Brazil with him wherever he plays. His passion for music crosses many genres and styles. Whether or not you understand the language of his songs, it is clear that he is a poet telling beautifully sculpted stories. Cado's voice is a juxtaposition of melodious balance and a rawness that convinces the listener he sings with conviction. His music might be hard to categorize solely because of his wide range of influences. Cado sings in three languages-- Portuguese, Spanish, and English. From rock, samba jazz, pop, soul, alternative to bossa nova, his music transcends barriers. His stage name comes from his sister, who couldn’t pronounce Ricado, and called him Cado. As a teenager, he embraced acts like Nirvana, Silverchair, etc. He moved from Brazil to Portugal at a young age, then him and his mom landed in San Jose, CA in 1992. Although he grew up listening to Brazilian music, he didn’t try to play it until he was 19. As an artist, he's been fortunate to meet some his core influences at local shows including Seu Jorge, Jamie Collum..... both equally excited about his enthusiasm and musicianship. At 21 he decided to give up electric guitar and steel strings and focus on acoustic with nylon strings. He has a way of breaking down the complexities of life in a way that is heartfelt and relatable.

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Live Music: Tony Lindsay Friday Dec 19th @ 7:00pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Tony Lindsay on Friday, December 19th, 2014 @ 7:00pm in the Market Garage in Downtown San Jose.

With a distinctive voice and world-class talent, Tony Lindsay is a compelling singer who brings magic to a room and commands attention. Lindsay has 11 Grammys on his mantle after spending 20 years as Santana’s front man. Tony has recorded with (and written songs for) many major artists such as The O’Jays, Al Jarreau, Curtis Mayfield, Smash Mouth, The Whispers, Teddy Pendergrass, Aretha Franklin and Lou Rawls.

Join Lindsay and his bandmates for an evening of pop, R&B and soul favorites.

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Special Events: New Year's Eve PARTY! SUPER NYE 2015

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San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join SPSM for New Year's Eve and ring in the new year at the Market in Downtown San Jose!  This year come dressed as your favorite Super Hero or Super Villain.  No Cover Charge, and we'll have DJ Danny G rockin' out from 9:00pm - 1:00am.


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Special Events: SJ Made Vendor Fair Dec 13th & 14th

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December 13-14, 2014

Saturday & Sunday from 11a-6p

San Pedro Square Market
87 North San Pedro Street
San Jose, CA 95110


Are you on the hunt for those unique, fun, one-of-a-kind gifts? Well, look no further! Pack your holiday spirit in your reusable bag and get to Holiday SJMADE on December 13th & 14th. Attending SJMADE is the best way to shop local this holiday season.

San Jose Made (SJMADE) is a vendor fair for local San Jose makers, labels, brands, small businesses, and artists showcasing and selling current projects and goods.

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Live Music: Funktopus Funk Band Saturday Dec 13th @ 8pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for a live performance with the Funktopus Funk Band on Saturday, December 13th, 2014 @ 8:00pm in the market garage.

The first echoes of Funktopus resonated from the wooden plank floors of Brian Vollbrecht's farm house in rural Petaluma, CA in September 2012. Slowly but surely, song material began to materialize from recurring weekend jam sessions between Brian (bass), Steven Ashlock (drums), Albert Shribbs (keys), and Connor Ross (guitar). After months of struggling to find a dependable female vocalist, fate (and Craig's List) brought Dee Torrent into the group as a lead vocalist who doubled on flute. The group began to gel, songs materialized more quickly, and a unique sound was created as a result of the musicians' diverse musical backgrounds and influences.

Finally, the time came to record a debut release. Just in the nick of time, Tito Granda was suction-cupped by the Funktopus to join the group as percussionist, contributing congas, tambourine, shakers, and all manner of noisemakers to the album. He immediately became a full-time band member, completing the six-person lineup. The band's self-titled EP was released on December 13, 2013, and the band played an intimate and high-energy first show at Sprenger's Taproom in Santa Rosa, CA the next day.

Blending elements of rock, reggae, psychedelia, jazz, and of course, FUNK, the band's sound continues to evolve.

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Live Music: High School All Stars Friday Dec 12th @ 7pm

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a liver performance with the High School All Stars on Friday, December 12th, 2014 @ 7:00pm in the market garage.

Welcome the 2014-15 San Jose Jazz High School All Stars at the group’s inaugural performance. Led by Dr. Aaron Lington, the High School All Stars is a regional, audition-based music education program for students who are interested in the study and performance of jazz. The program includes a large ensemble and a combo. It’s designed to help students achieve a mastery of improvisation techniques while advancing their knowledge of music theory, arranging, composition, performance, and jazz history.

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