Music in the Park presented by Metro

Big City, Big Shows

About Music in the Park

Since 1989 Music in the Park summer concert series has rocked downtown San Jose parks and plazas in the summer. It’s a family-friendly happy hour with great live music from big names as well as up-and-coming acts. In 2016, Music in the Park welcomed Los Lobos, Ozomatli and Tower of Power.


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    This is a GREEN EVENT

    Thanks to a grant from the San Jose Environmental Services Department and help from Republic Services, Nothing Wasted Consulting and Conservation Corps, at least 75% of waste from the event will be diverted away from landfill, reducing the event’s impact on the environment.

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    A limited number of framed posters from past seasons of Music in the Park are available for sale. The posters were created by some of Silicon Valley’s best designers. These make wonderful gifts for Music in the Park fans and former attendees. For information, email for more.

Gates open at 5:15 p.m.
  1. get your tickets scanned to obtain a wristband and
  2. have bags checked by security before entering.
“In and out” privileges allowed, but bags will be re-checked each entry.
No pets, weapons, sharp objects, glass bottles, aluminum cans or outside alcohol allowed, per City of SJ Park Rules.  Service dogs with proper I.D. okay.
Low-back, beach style chairs and blankets OK.


No coolers, glass bottles or aluminum cans.

Special food allowed for those with dietary restrictions. Please have note or card explaining circumstances.

Sealed plastic water and soda allowed.



$5 parking after 6 p.m. is available in City of San Jose, including the garages at Third Street near Santa Clara Street and at Market and San Pedro streets. Visit for more.

Public Transit

VTA has two nearby light rail locations (Convention Center and Paseo de San Antonio stops). Caltrain Diridon Station is a 20 minute (0.8 mile) walk from the Park.

Getting around

Ride your bike to Music in the Park and take advantage of the Silicon Valley Bike Coalition’s free bike valet. The valet will be open 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the main admissions entrance at the south end of Plaza de Cesar Chavez.