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.
WAR, the great American funk band from Long Beach, headlines the fourth and final installment of Music in the Park’s 2017 season Aug. 25. The show starts at 5:30 p.m. at Plaza de Cesar Chavez, off Market Street in the center of downtown San Jose.
WAR is best known for the hit songs "Spill the Wine", "The World Is a Ghetto", "The Cisco Kid", "Why Can't We Be Friends?", "Low Rider", and "Summer". Formed in 1969, WAR was a musical crossover band which fused elements of rock, unk, jazz, Latin, rhythm and blues, and reggae. Their album The World Is a Ghetto was the best-selling album of 1973. The band also transcended racial and cultural barriers with a multi-ethnic lineup, with Leroy “Lonnie” Jordan as the only original member remaining.
When: June-August 2017
Where: Plaza de Cesar Chavez off of Market Street, San Jose
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