Saturday, June 2, 2012

New Website for Live Music Downtown

It's amazing how much our live music scene has been growing lately Downtown. Pagoda, The San Pedro Square Market (3 venues here), and even Good Karma are getting into the action. Fortunately, a new website is making it really easy to see what is going down each night and where. Bookmark to find great music 7 nights a week.


Downtown ...  Live ...  365

Spread the word

Build the scene

Metro Newspapers
Band info,
previews, reviews

Ticketing and
future shows

7 Days Out
$ = paid show
All ages unless you see 21+


The Night Cat Trio (roots blues) - Poor House Bistro 6 p.m.
100% (indie rock/punk) with The Dinners (Indie) - Caravan Lounge 9 p.m.
Chris Landon (multi-genre crooner) – Good Karma Vegan Café 8 p.m.
So Timeless (R&B/soul/funk/jazz) - Blush Raw Bar & Lounge 7 p.m. 21+ after 10 p.m. 
Russo Alberts Trio (classic jazz) - Hedley Club Lounge 8 p.m. 
Band TBD - Rock at O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub 9 p.m. 21+
Live Jazz at Loft Bar & Bistro 7:30 p.m.
SDK (Rock Espanol, Latin Fusions, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia, Salsa +Top 40) - Azucar Latin Bistro Mojito Bar & Lounge 9 p.m.  21+

Rick Vandivier (guitar extraordinaire/R&B and jazz) -  Hedley Club Lounge  8:30 p.m.
Sluxy BoBoo (Devo-influenced electronica) -Caravan Lounge 9 p.m.
The Rubber Duckies (alternative electronic/dance) with Stock Foto – The Blank Club  9 p.m. $ 21+
Steven Gary (rock, reggae, country, pop) - A Perfect Finish Wine Bar 9 p.m. 21+
Live Mariachi – Chacho’s Restaurant 6 p.m. 
SDK (Rock Espanol, Latin Fusions, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia, Salsa +Top 40) -  Azucar Latin Bistro Mojito Bar & Lounge  9 p.m. 21+

Melted Horses (70’s inspired bluesy rock) - Caravan Lounge  10 p.m. 21+
John Garcia Band (blues/jazz) - Poor House Bistro 6 p.m.
Kavanaugh Brothers Celtic Experience (Irish Rock/Soul) -  Caffe Frascati  (315 S. First St.) 8 p.m.
Kristen Strom (Jazz saxophonist) at  Hedley Club Lounge  8:30 p.m.
Zombie Pool Party (metal) with String Theory at Johnny V’s. 9 p.m. 21+
The Kirk Tamura Trio (traditional jazz) -  A Perfect Finish Wine Bar  9 p.m. 21+

Danny Owens (Jazz) –  Good Karma Vegan Café  5 p.m.
Traditional Irish Music - O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub 6 p.m. 21+

Acoustic open mic – Philz coffee (118 Paseo de San Antonio) 7 p.m.

Traditional Irish Music - O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub 6 p.m. 21+
Open mic night –  Caffe Frascati  7 p.m.
Acoustic open mic night –  Poor House Bistro  6 p.m.

Bug Horn Rex – (New Orleans Jazz, Funk/Soul) - The Naglee Park Garage 7 p.m.
Ron Thompson (Blues) -  Poor House Bistro 6 p.m.
Beerijuana (metal/hardcore) with Smooth Sailing and Granted Earth –The Blank Club 9 p.m. $ 21+

SubZERO Art & Music Festival
Friday, June 1 – music starts at 6 p.m.
SoFA District (South First St. between San Carlos and Reed streets)

Metro Presents Fountain Blues FestivalJuly 14 – music starts at Noon.
St. James Park (entrance at St. John and First St.).

KraftBrew SummerFest (with live music stages)
Saturday, July 21 - starts at Noon.
Post Street, between Market and First St

Symphony Silicon Valley Target Summer Pops
Saturday July 28 – Sunday July 29 and
Friday Aug. 3 – Sunday 5; Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00p.m. and Sundays at 5:30pm.
Click here to download the schedule.
San Jose State University Campus (San Carlos St. at 4th Street) 

San Jose Jazz Summer Festival
Friday, August 10 – Sunday, August 12 (times vary).
Main stage in Plaza de Cesar Chavez; multiple stages throughout downtown 

Left Coast Live (3+ stages of live bands all night)
Saturday, September 22 – starts at 4 p.m.
Post Street, between Market and First St.


  1. Totally unrelated, but figured you might know. Santa Clara St. was blocked off between Market and 1st yesterday around 6 p.m. Tons of police, mostly in front of the Chase bank. Saw extra security at the BofA around the corner and one of the local news outlets filming live. Was there a bank robbery? Can't find any info about it.

    1. Hmm, not sure what happened. I was there around 6:30 for SubZERO and didn't notice anything.

  2. Awesome! Love that we're getting a great live music culture really rolling around here!