Music in


Hello to all of our new and loyal Music in the Park followers. We hope you are healthy, safe and
listening every day to great recorded live concerts in the comfort of your home.

Unfortunately, we have postponed our Music in the Park until … well, until we feel it safe to
hold one and you feel safe to attend. That is not likely to occur in 2020.

Trust us, we enjoy producing these events as much as you enjoy attending them. But because
we can’t plan for them or even book a performer, which typically occurs in March and April, we
can’t move forward with a schedule.

We made it through a summer without Music in the Park a few years ago when we changed the
format for our concerts at Plaza de Cesar Chavez . Sadly, here we go again.

When we’re all feeling good again about “mass gatherings,” we’ll provide you with an update
right here. If you want to be the first to know, please provide your email and we’ll add it to our
Music in the Park list.

In the meantime, please keep music in your house live, local and loud!
Continued health to you all!

Due to COVID-19, Music in the Park is canceled for 2020
with hopes of returning in June 2021.

Buddy's San Jose Music in the Park presented by Metro.

Ticket Options

$15 General Admission

Buy your tickets before the show date

Our concerts have been known to sell out

Lots of good food, good brews and good vibes.

$35 VIP

Elevate your experience

Drink ticket and dedicated entry line

Reserved VIP area

Private Bathrooms

Day Of Show

Tickets sold ONLINE ONLY. There will not be any sales at Plaza de Cesar Chavez on Aug. 23.

Our concerts have been known to sell out

Lots of good food, good brews and good vibes

Kids 12 & under free with PAID ADULT (18+) admission.


The Delfonics

Gene Washington & The Sweet Sounds

Love songs and Oldies from Philly Soul pioneers The Delfonics, including the all-time classic “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time).”

June 21

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Cisco Kid

Ozomatli brings their melting pot of global sounds and rhythms from LA to SJ, an intoxicating blend of Latin rock, funk, and hip-hop.

July 19

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Third World with Jordan T.

Double Headliners Plus, DJ Robert Rankin
Classic roots reggae meets island reggae fusion. Get your groove on in your festival best as Third World celebrates 43 years and Jordan T. grows to over 2.5 million Spotify streams.

August 3

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Now That We Found Love - Third World

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Marinero and La Doña

Internet phenom comes out of the bedroom to perform modern pop hits.

August 1

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J Boog

Island reggae hit-maker brings his hip-hop inflected good vibes to Music in the Park.

NOTE:  No day-of sales at Plaza de Cesar Chavez.  Any remaining tickets must be purchased ONLINE.

August 23

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Everything You Need to Know

Answers to some frequently asked questions.

Music in the Park Showdown

Since 1989, the Music in the Park summer concert series has rocked downtown San Jose's central park with great live music from big names and rising talents with a family friendly atmosphere. 

Thank you for being with us every step of the way on this journey to find the BEST Music in the Park show yet! 

We've had 236 unforgettable concerts across 30 amazing seasons and you helped us narrow it all down to one show. 

Now, without further ado, our winner is...


It was a tight final round between J Boog and WAR and each group's fanbase put up a good fight in the comments. Both acts have created unforgettable memories in Plaza de Cesar Chavez, but we can only have one winner. 

Congratulations to J Boog!


Here's how it all went down from 32 acts to our winner. J Boog appeared at Music in the Park Aug. 23, 2019 in front of a packed Plaza Park.  J Boog's road to the title was tough -- defeating local favorite Greg Kihn in the opening round, The Delfonics -- another 2019 performer -- classic reggae artist Eek-A-Mouse and the great Brenton Wood to meet WAR -- a 2018 concert -- in the finals.

Thank you to all our past Music in the Park acts and to everyone who voted each week. We couldn't have done this without you.  Hopefully this showdown brought back some fond memories.  Great shows all!

We're so glad you went on the search for the BEST show ever with us. As we head into 2021, there will be many more amazing shows to come.
We'll see you soon!


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.

Want to ?

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