Headliner: WAR THE BAND (WAR)
Local openers – Corazón Salvaje Music – serve up a sound brewed with the thunder of Afro-Latin rhythms, a pinch of poetry, and the drive of accordion and guitar.
San Francisco natives Malo are pioneers of Latin rock in America known for their classic hit “Suavecito.”
where: Plaza De Cesar Chavez
170 S Market St, San Jose, California 95113
Music in the Park presented by Metro welcomes WAR THE BAND.
UPDATE: This event is near sell-out. You must purchase tickets online. Sorry, there will be NO sales at the door tonight.
From Low Rider to Why Can’t We Be Friends, WAR has been bringing the Afro-Cuban, Jazz, Rock, Blues fusion to your ears since before you could dance.
And Music in the Park brings all of the traditional awesomeness – live music in the heart of downtown San Jose, great crowds and amazing drinks. This year we are excited to offer beers from Ballast Point Brewing Company and MillerCoors.
Food vendors include: Nox Cookie Bar; Chacho’s; Pizza My Heart; Falafel Fresh good truck; MoGo BBQ truck; Soulnese Food Truck; Poor House Bistro and Crab Fiesta.
Gira Fuerza Ford will have the 2018 Ford F-150 near the entrance available for a sneak peek. You can get a chance to win one and can register for a test drive at girafuerzaford.com.
Right now general admission tickets are just $10 at the link below – or in person at STREETLIGHT RECORDS (980 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose, CA). They go up to $15 the day of the show. (VIP tickets are all sold out).
Kids 12 & under are FREE with paid adult. Enjoy family-firendly picnic style games and the San Jose Sharks slap shot booth in the kid-friendly zone on the south end, across from The Tech Museum of Innovation.
We’d like to thank our sponsors for making Music in the Park possible. They include: Metro Newspapers; San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs, San José Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services, Visit San Jose; Content, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, El Observador Newspaper – San Jose – Silicon Valley – Local Bilingual News, NBC Bay Area; Telemundo 48; KGO 810; KKUP, KQED Arts and Deloitte San Jose.
FREE valet parking 4:30pm – 9:30pm courtesy of Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (near the admisisons gates/ south end of the park). Other transportation info here:
Malo is a San Francisco-based Latin-tinged rock and roll group born in the Mission district in the early ‘70s and led by vocalist Arcelio Garcia, Jr. and guitarist Jorge Santana (brother of Carlos). Today they front a lineup that features full horn and percussion sections delivering their signature ballads to high-energy Latin grooves. Their 1972 hit single “Suavecito,” a mellow romantic tune, became a low-rider classic and is called “The Chicano National Anthem.Musical melting pot WAR became a permanent part of America’s musical landscape as one of the first successful bands to fuse rock, jazz, Latin, and R&B in 1969. WAR classics include widely known hits such as “Low Rider” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends?”
WAR began as Eric Burdon’s American backup band when he left The Animals to go solo. One of the first multiracial bands, they fused elements of rock, funk, jazz, Latin, rhythm and blues, and reggae. Their Latin-flavored song “Spill the Wine” became a worldwide hit and launched the band’s career. WAR has featured numerous, rotating band members and been honored with 17 gold, platinum or multi-platinum awards and are known for the hit songs “The World Is a Ghetto,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” “Slippin’ Into Darkness,” “The Cisco Kid,” “Gypsy Man,” “Low Rider,” “Summer,” “Outlaw,” and “You Got the Power.” The evolution of WAR began in 1969 and WAR has been evolving ever since.