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Los Van Van

Salsa superstars Los Van Van are called “the Rolling Stones of Cuba” due to their longevity and status as Cuba’s most popular band. Their sound and style, however, is distinctively their own.

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Los Van Van - July 26 - Early Bird - July 26

$35.00

See you Fri., July 26! Gates open at 5pm.

Los Van Van - July 26 - General Admission

$45.00
Early Bird Pricing While Still Available

See you Fri., July 26! Gates open at 5pm.

Los Van Van - July 26 - VIP

$85.00

A VIP ticket entitles you to enter a private area near the stage with chairs, premium wine and craft beer selection, bathroom trailers with flush toilets, sinks and mirrors.

See you Fri., August 16! Gates open at 5pm.

Season Pass - General Admission

$175.00

This pass gets you in to every concert in this year's series—possibly up to eight shows in all.

Season Pass - VIP

$395.00

This pass gets you into every concert in this year's series—possibly up to eight shows in all. A VIP ticket entitles you to enter a private area near the stage with chairs, premium wine and craft beer selection, bathroom trailers with flush toilets, sinks and mirrors.

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This is rare San Jose appearance of these Havana-based musical pioneers. Music in the Park is pleased to present one of contemporary Cuban music’s most important and influential bands for an outdoor dance party that will be one of the summer of 2024’s musical highlights.

Their name, “let’s go go,” harks back to the go-go music era. Founded in 1970 by the late Juan Formell, they quickly became the island's favorite dance band, a title they held for years. Their genre-creating sound has evolved over the decades and incorporated the contributions of new generations of musicians that joined the hard working international touring group. Today, drummer and musical director Samuel Formell, Juan’s son, leads the band referred to as the “train” of Cuban music.

At the forefront of Afro-Cuban fusion of rock & roll and son, Los Van Van introduced electronic instruments into Cuban music in its early days and is credited with forging and popularizing subgenres “timba” and “songo,” foundations of the modern Cuban sound. The "songo" style can now be heard throughout the Latin jazz, pop, and fusion world.

In the 1990s, building on folkloric and traditional music mixed with the music of the day, Los Van Van, along with Irakere and NG La Banda, championed a new Cuban sound. In the 2000s, Los Van Van pushed the fusion even further, mixing pop, funk, rock, hip-hop and soul with native traditions that hark back to Africa and took life in the sugar fields of the Caribbean. The band won a Grammy Award in 2000 for its album “Llegó Van Van.”

Los Van Van has captivated audiences throughout Europe, South America and the Caribbean. The continuing US embargo brings them stateside less frequently, but when their irrepressible rhythms make their way here, it’s a reason to celebrate—and dance.

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