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Music in the Park in San Jose's Plaza de César Chávez is the city's premier music series. Over its 35-year history, artists who have performed at Music in the Park include Maroon 5, Billy Preston, Cold War Kids, Cuco, Neon Trees, Better Than Ezra, Brandi Carlile, Toots and Maytalls, Cracker, Flock of Seagulls, Smash Mouth, WAR, Los Lobos and Third Eye Blind.

A season of great music is coming to San Jose with Music in the Park’s biggest season in a decade. Join us for El Tri, The Beach Boys, Steel Pulse, E-40, Cuco and J Boog.

Event Schedule / Activities
Sun, Jul 28, 2024
04:00 PM
The Beach Boys
As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history.
Fri, Aug 16, 2024
05:00 PM
Steel Pulse
Steel Pulse is one of Britain's greatest reggae bands, in terms of creative and commercial success. Steel Pulse started out playing authentic roots reggae with touches of jazz and Latin music. Island reggae master Jordan T and DJ Nappy open.
Fri, Sep 20, 2024
05:00 PM
2023 saw the release of Cuco's most recent Hitchhiker EP, which was recorded at Big Bad Studios in his hometown of Los Angeles and boasts production credits from Michael Beinhorn (Soundgarden, Hole, Red Hot Chili Peppers).
Sun, Sep 22, 2024
04:00 PM
J Boog
What more need be said about Music in the Park favorite J Boog? Fusing a West Coast sound with his Polynesian roots, the Southern California musician brings Pacific Island influences to a distinctly Afro-Caribbean genre.
General Terms

All sales are final.

Refund Policy

All items are non-refundable.

Age Restriction

All ages welcome, children under 12 are free with paid adult.

Miscellaneous Policies

Are bags allowed?

No oversize bags, totes or backpacks. Clear plastic, vinyl or PVC tote bags no larger than 12” x 6” x 12” and/or small clutch bags (4.5”x 6.5”) are allowed. All bags are subject to search.

What is available to eat at the venue?

There will be various food trucks selling food and there are beverage booths with beer, wine and water. We curate a variety of local food options and hope you will be pleased with the selections.

Is the venue ADA accessible?

Plaza de Cesar Chavez is wheelchair-accessible and has some areas marked ADA with limited seating.

Can I bring a chair or blanket?

Lawn chairs, camping chairs or chairs of any type are not permitted in the venue. Blankets, however, are allowed. We do provide seating, on a first-come, first-served basis in the VIP section.

What does a VIP ticket get me?

A VIP ticket entitles you to enter a private area with special amenities, including stageside seating, an exclusive bar with premium wine and craft beer selection, and bathroom trailers with flush toilets, sinks and mirrors.

Can I bring a pet?

We love fluffy animals, but unfortunately, no pets are allowed, other than service animals with proper documentation.

Can I use cash to purchase food or beverages?

This is a mostly cashless event. Credit or debit cards are required at the majority of booths.

Is photography permitted?

Cameras are not permitted in the park during Music in the Park.