Tuesday, September 24, 2019

SoFA Street Fair this Sunday 2-9pm

You can rock out while lounging on a sofa this weekend at the 10th SoFA Street Fair. We're talking 80 performers across 15 stages spread across three city blocks. Admission is free and the answers to all your questions are below. Help spread the word over here!

*SoFA Street Fair - Fall Edition 2019
*Sunday, 9/29/19, from 2-9pm 
*4 outdoor stages and 11 indoor venues throughout the SoFA District of Downtown San Jose (South First Street between San Carlos St and Reed St). 

Downtown San Jose’s premiere live music showcase - The SoFA Street Fair - returns Sunday, September 29th, with over 80 bands/DJ’s/performers on 15 stages, over 7 hours, within 3 City blocks of San Jose’s arts and entertainment hub known as the SoFA District. 

This 10th edition of the SoFA Street Fair remains free, all ages and introduces some exciting new elements that include: 

- The Dub Rock Records outdoor Reggae Beach stage, featuring some of the best Bay Area Reggae-fusion bands, plus fun “sandy beach” elements ;

- The Women Powered XX Stage tucked inside the comfy, sofa-filled 455 South First Street warehouse space, featuring some of the areas most popular female-fronted bands (such as SOCORRA; SWEET HAYAH; STEELY NASH and CHLOE ZELMA from Zelma Stone Band), plus a special Comedy & Music set by RACHEL WARNER. 

- THE FRANCIS EXPERIENCE music/spoken word collective curated inside at The Haberdasher Speakeasy Stage;

- The Streetlight Records “SoFA Swap” marketplace inside Forager Tasting Room & Eatery - which also doubles as a stage with one of the festival’s most eclectic line ups - ranging from blues/soul; to indie punk and alt rockers, to folk/Americana and French cabaret duos... and culminating in arias and duets by FIRST STREET OPERA. 

Band announcements are being shared daily on social media platforms @sofastreetfair #sofastreetfair and the full downloadable schedule will be linked from this Facebook Event several days before the event: 

A few more teasers include  ...

* The Parque de Los Pobladores Main Stage headliner is third wave ska band MONKEY - San Jose natives who have toured internationally and enjoyed success for 24 years and counting.  (@monkeyskaband)
* The Reggae Beach outdoor stage headliner is KRUEL SUMMER, a Reggae/hip hop/indie fusion San Jose band that boasts former members of the Billboard and iTunes chart-topping reggae band The Holdup. (@kruelsummermusic)
* The liveandlocalsj.com outdoor stage continues to rotate different local talent from diverse genres each year, welcoming for the first time.... indie/soul Americana rockers DOGCATCHER; punk/pop power trio PARK MOUR; the R&B/Hip Hop fusion of Dox Black & The Aquanets; the Nu-jazz/hip hop of FRANCIS EXPERIENCE TRIO, Garage style rock’n’rollers CASUAL VIBES; and Old Timey jazz outfit RETRO NOTES.

With over 80 artists, almost any genre of music and entertainment can be enjoyed every half hour - and 10 out of the 15 venues/stages are all ages.

You can also enjoy signature San Jose features such as:  Mighty Mike McGee’s variety show, sofas in the street, live wrestling, arts and crafts vendors, local craft beers and wine, special Sunday hours to nosh at your favorite SoFA District restaurants/cafes - plus a variety of gourmet food trucks.  

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