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2017 Music in the Park



    2017 Music in the Park
    Courtesy of San Jose Downtown Association

    Music in the Park, presented by Metro Newspapers and produced by the San Jose Downtown Association, kicks off its 28th season on June 23. Advanced tickets are $10 for adults and $15 if purchased the day of the event. Children 12-and-under enter free when accompanied by an adult.

    On June 23, New Zealand's Katchafire will start off the summer line-up. The all-Maori band roots reggae at their core, while also integrating R&B, funk, dancehall, and pop themes into their live performances. Their openers include Monterrey Bay reggae artists One-A-Chord, the Bay Area's own Mango Kingz, and reggae DJ Robert Rankin from San Jose.

    On July 20, Blues Traveler, one of America's all-time favorite jam bands, will perform.  Millions of records have been sold in their three decades of performing, which includes their 1994 hit release "four," which included "Hook" and Grammy-winning "Run Around." They will be opened by San Jose locals Ben Henderson and friends, who specializes in Americana and blues, and Socorra, who blends Motown, folk rock and pop.

    Bootsy Collins, who was set to perform on August 3, had to cancel for medical reasons. SJDA is currently looking for another August show.

    When: June-August 2017

    Where: Plaza de Cesar Chavez off of Market Street, San Jose

    For more information and to purchase tickets, click here