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St. Patricks Day 2013 | San Pedro Square Market

St. Patrick's Day (3/17) falls on a Sunday this year, which means that we will be celebrating with drink specials all weekend.

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San Pedro Square Market Bar will be featuring the following festive libations:

Irish Car Bombs $9.00
Green Beer $5.00
Harp & Guiness on tap $5.00 each
Tullamore Dew shots $5.00

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Come down and enjoy a wonderful weekend at the San Pedro Square Market. Please party responsibly. 

Tags: Special Events 2013, Beer and Wine

San Jose Jazz Winter Fest Week is here!

It's that special time of year again… San Pedro Square Market's Garage building will be a stage for the San Jose Jazz Winter Fest! In order to enjoy the music, you will need to purchase individual show tickets, either in advance or at the door.

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Advance tickets available here!

Our regularly-scheduled free music series will return on Saturday, March 16th.

Here is the slate of shows here at the Market, please see for more information on the rest of the festival.

Friday 3/8-
Delhi 2 Dublin 9-10:30pm, The Garage $25

Saturday 3/9- Shows all day

Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco noon-1pm, The Garage $10

San José State University Jazz Orchestra 1:30-2:30, The Garage $10

San Jose Jazz High School All Stars 3-4pm, The Garage $10

Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic featuring Miko Marks and Pam Hawkins, 7-8:30pm, The Garage $15

Carolyn Wonderland, 9-10:30pm, The Garage, $25

Friday 3/15
Salsa Dance Party with Rumbaché, 9-10:30pm, The Garage, $15

Tags: Live Music 2013, San Jose Jazz Festival

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest at SPSM This Weekend!

The Market will be home to two stages for the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest! In order to enjoy the music, you will need to purchase a Jazz Festival wristband. They will be available at the door, on the festival grounds, and various locations throughout downtown. Please see the map below for more information.


Friday 8/10/12 $15

6pm De Jazz Vu

8pm Poblano Project

10pm Yesberger Band

12am Marcus L. Miller with Freedom Jazz Movement

Saturday 8/11/12 $20

10am Harold Fethe Quartet

12pm Just-AZz

2pm “Taking Flight” Female Songwriters

4pm Fatum Brothers’ Peacetet

6pm Yoshiaki Miyanoue Tokyo Quartet

8pm Grooveyard Shift

10pm Ben Flocks / B-Flo & the Love Machine

12am Synchronicity

Sunday 8/12/12 $20

10am Dixie Six

12pm Kevin Coelho

2pm Jackie Gage and the JurassiC

4pm TBA

6pm Monica Marquis

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JC Smith’s Blues Club (SPSM, Lusardi Building)

Fri, Aug 10 @ 9pm–1am

Sat, Aug 11 @ 9pm–1am

$10 with festival admission / $15 without; at the door only

JC Smith’s Blues Club, located inside San Pedro Square Market’s Lusardi Building, will salute the original living legends of South Bay Blues Friday, Aug 10 with performances by JC Smith Band, Chris Cain, Andy Just, Gary Smith and Sammy Varela. Legally Blue will open the club’s Summer Fest after party Saturday, set to include Chicago artists Toranzo Cannon, Sharon Lewis and Dave Specter in addition to Wendy Dewitt, La Tenaza, Livia Slingerland, Lady Chico and more!

Tags: Live Music 2012, San Jose Jazz Festival

San Jose Restaurants: Sama Zama is Coming!

San Pedro Square Market is about to add another great restraurant. We’ve told you a little bit about Shawn Mckenna’s fresh and innovative concept, but now we are happy to say that Sama- Zama will be joining us at the Market! The lunch service will focus on healthy salads, soups and sandwiches on fresh-baked bread. Soups are his specialty, so you know those will be delicious! The best part is that the basic stocks will be made ahead of time, but all of the vegetables and proteins will be cooked to order. Isn’t that how it should be? And here it will be! For dinner, Shawn will utilize the techinques he has honed in 12+ years of cooking professionally to produce an ever-changing array of tapas-style small plates. Take a look at this video Shawn has put together to give you a better idea of what he has in store for us.

Sama-Zama will begin construction shortly. It will be located in the El Dorado Building across from Pizza Bocca Lupo. 

Tags: Food and Beverage, SPSM Vendors

Downtown San Jose Event: Arts and Crafts Fair!

The forecast is Sunny and just in time too because we are happy to announce that from 10 am- 4pm on May 20th, at San Pedro Square Market you can come and enjoy the arts and crafts fair put on by TFM Endeavors. It is a way for local artists to show off their talent! Come enjoy original handmade arts and crafts and even get a chance to purchase these unique items for yourselves or give them as gifts! It is for all ages so bring the family and there is no cost at all!  We look forward to seeing you here rain or shine!

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Tags: Special Events 2012

Saturday Night Event at the Market! Live Music!


Saturday nights here at San Pedro Market are really starting to pick up! We have booked some great bands and here is a look at what is coming up:                                  

Saturday the 14th we have got three bands for you to enjoy for free! Starting off at 9pm is Conversions followed by The Ghost of Wrights. Ending the night is the group MonStrauss.  

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Join us for an evening of live music in the Perrazo Building, home of B2 coffee. Just one of the many downtown San Jose events we're putting on in the coming weeks. 

Tags: Live Music 2012

Events in Downtown San Jose: The Farmers' Market is Coming!

Okay, so we know that we keep advertising for our Farmers' Market and how Spring is around the corner. Well folks, it is finally here! Saturday April 7th , is the opening day of the year-round, rain-or-shine Saturday Farmers' Market. Here is what you need to know:

It will be open 10am-2pm. 

Located on W. St. John between N. Almaden and N. San Pedro, directly in front of SPSM.

Around 40-50 vendors, mostly farmers, prepared food, and flowers. 

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The timing of it is perfect for all you that work during the week! Get your grocery shopping done at the farmers market, then come enjoy the rest of your Saturday at the Market! Enjoy some lunch, drinks and entertainment here at SPSM since there is always something here to entertain you. We’ve even got some special surprises lined up for you during and after the Farmers' Market. We’ve got author signings, live music and so much more to make sure you have the best enjoyable weekend here at San Pedro Square Market.

Please note that this is a separate event from the Downtown Farmers Market that occurs seasonally on Fridays on San Pedro St. 


Tags: Farmers Market

San Pedro Square Market: Upcoming Bands


Looking for something fun to do on a Saturday night? Well, look no further because the upcoming Saturdays here at San Pedro Square Market are going to be very exciting! Starting with Will Sprott from the band The Mumlers,  on  March 24th . He will be play acoustically so you know it will sound amazing! Along with him will be the group April Chase. They are an up and coming indie rock band made up of 5 members and are from the bay area! And to top the night off will be band ‘Please Do Not Fight’. They are also from the bay area and live in San Francisco. After this night we know you’ll be running home to download their music to listen to it all the time!

Can’t make that date? Do not worry,  the 31st has another great lineup! Starting with folksy Rock artist, Adira Shark. We think you’ll really enjoy her relaxed yet catchy feel. Then catch Orangutang and Fever Charm  who have a similar laid back, but captivating sound.

If you are a planner, April 7th we will be bringing you three more bands to enjoy! The band The Trims, which remind you of an early strokes band and brings you back a little to the 90’s. With them will be Pantheon and Hotel Island Breakdown.

The market is going to be pretty exciting in the weeks to come. So grab some friends, come enjoy some yummy food from one of the many venues here at San Pedro Square Market. Don’t forget a drink and a seat, relax and enjoy the shows!


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Tags: Live Music 2012

San Jose Events: Upcoming Events at the San Pedro Square Market

March is shaping up to be a massive month at the Market.

The Sharks are back with nine home games and we are excited to cheer them on as we get closer to the home stretch of the regular season. A few other great events at the arena: Jimmy Buffet is here to rock the HP Pavilion on March 8th, come down to the Market and grab 2 Pina Coladas before you head to the concert. And if you can’t make that concert March 23rd Lady Antebellum will be at HP and are sure to put on a great show. On March 13th, ‘Get Motivated’ rolls into town. This wonderful event brings thousands of people to downtown, and with speakers such as:

       Mary Buffett - Internationally Acclaimed Investing Expert

       Terry Bradshaw - Legendary NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback

       General Colin Powell - World-Famous Soldier Statesman

       Howard Putnam - Celebrated CEO of Southwest Airlines

       Lance Armstrong - The Greatest Athlete of All Time

       Tamara Lowe - New York Times Bestselling Author

       Rick Belluzzo - Legendary President of Microsoft

       Rudy Giuliani - America's Mayor

These extraordinary groups of individuals are not to be missed. The day is guaranteed to help you and your organization excel and reach new heights of success.

San Jose Jazz fest is also here to kick off the first annual Winter Fest. With stages throughout San Pedro Square you will have your choice of performers! Come grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants we have to offer and listen to some great music!  The way it is set up allows you to feel part of the music allowing for a whole new experience of listening to jazz. And don’t be afraid to get up and dance! It is set up for you to do so. Bring a date as there will be a salsa dance lessons! There is even a FREE event called the “Club Crawl” which takes place on San Pedro Street allowing you to check out various Jazz artists and groups at all the different bars and restaurants.  Not a fan of showing off your moves? That’s okay too! Grab a glass of wine or beer from one of the bars at San Pedro Square Market, grab a seat and get ready for a great night of music. We bet you’ll still find yourself tapping your feet along to the lively sounds.

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Tags: Live Music 2012

Downtown San Jose Event: Cinequest Film Festival

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Looking for something to do in the upcoming weeks? Starting February 28th, Cinequest returns to Downtown San Jose, showcasing innovative films for their annual festival. Cinequest is a film festival that pushes the limit; they have found a way to take the power of technology and creatively showcase it to their audience. In other words, they are doing things with technology that others wish they could do and it is going to be happening right here in San Jose and we all have the chance to enjoy it. The festival will take place from late February until early March, showcasing premiere films that give new artists a chance to show off their talents. The screenings are located throughout Downtown San Jose within walking distance of several yummy places to eat! It is suggested that you buy your tickets ahead of time, but it is not a must, which makes the festival a good choice for a last minute date night. They even have student prices! Audiences are in for a real treat, as Cinequest is known to provide amazing quality and an enjoyable overall experience. For more details about shows and times check out the website at: See you at the movies!

Tags: Special Events 2012