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Thank you for supporting this year’s​ ​Music in the park series. Although Music in the park ​2016 ​has ​ended, ​you can still enjoy music ​at one of these ​​amazing venues in downtown​. ​

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• This is a GREEN WASTE 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.
•POSTERS:  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, please contact Amy Anderson.

What time do the gates open? 

Gates open at 5:15 p.m.

How much are tickets?

Tickets are available for $10 in advance. They are $15 the day of the show. You can also buy tickets at the SJDA office. Kids under 12 are free.

I’m a ticket holder. How do I get into the show?

1) get your tickets scanned to obtain a wristband and
2) have bags checked by security before entering.

Can I eat and drink there?

Yes. There will be food trucks, vendors and beer and wine available for purchase at the event.

Can I leave and come back in?

“In and out” privileges allowed, but bags will be re-checked each entry.

What can I bring?

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.

Thanks to our 2016 Music in the Park Sponsors:


Interested in sponsoring future Music In the Park shows? Email

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Parking Information

logoBefore you come downtown visit to keep your drive stress-free

Parking: $5 parking after 6 p.m. is available in CITY OF SAN JOSE garages, such as the garages at Third Street near Santa Clara Street and at Market and San Pedro streets. Parking informational signs on city streets will guide you to the nearest city lot or garage.

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

SVBC_logo_transparentGetting 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.

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