Buddy’s San Jose Music in the Park presented by Metro Newspapers features legends of reggae, R&B and Latin rock headlining ticketed shows in Plaza de Cesar Chavez
The 29th season includes:
June 22: Tony! Toni! Toné! (R&B)
July 12: Toots & The Maytals (reggae)
Aug. 3: Third World and Jordan T (reggae co-headliners)
Aug. 24: Malo (Latin)
Shows begin at 5:30 p.m. at Plaza de Cesar Chavez on Market Street in the center of downtown San Jose.
Advance tickets are $15 per adult and free for 12-under when accompanied by an adult. Tickets and information are available at musicintheparksj.com. Day-of-the-event admission is $20 per adult.
Biography: Toots & the Maytals
Formed in the early 1960s, the Maytals are one of the best-known ska and rocksteady vocal groups and record holder for most number-one songs in Jamaica (31 #1 songs). Frontman Toots Hibbert, named one of the 100 Greatest Singers by Rolling Stone. Originally a ska, rocksteady group, Toots & The Maytals actually dubbed the genre with their 1968 hit “Do the Raggay.” They have been nominated for five Grammy Awards between 1981 and 2013, winning best Reggae Album of the Year for 2004’s True Love.
July 12 Opener: Saritah, born in South Korea, reared musically in Perth, Australia — reggae and soul. saritah.com