Music and Performing Arts

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City Lights Theater Company
City Lights Theater Company creates provocative live productions that engage, inspire, and challenge audiences and artists alike through innovative concepts, intimate staging and uncompromising storytelling. City Lights Theater Company produces a season of 6 plays per year in the Company’s intimate 100-seat venue, and is co…
San Jose Improv
Since The Improv opened in downtown San Jose in 2002, it has been a key destination for gut busting, world-renowned comedy acts as well as a host of music and special events. The Improv’s intimate club setting gives those in its audience an opportunity to see their favorite acts up close. Headline comedians are booked regul…
South 1st Fridays
San Jose's SoFA District has history, independent retailers, cafes, restaurants, nightclubs, museums, galleries and is the creative center of downtown. Many of these unique venues participate in the South FIRST FRIDAYS art walk by presenting exciting exhibitions, live music and special performances on the first Friday of ea…
55 South
Catering to a sophisticated crowd 55 South provides a comfortable atmosphere where people can meet, relax and congregate before or after an event or work. Live music and big screen TV's combine to make a homey yet high end experience. Excellent drinks and creative cuisine abound. Catch bottomless mimosas and french toast ke…
Anno Domini Gallery
Anno Domini is a celebrated San Jose art gallery devoted to contemporary art and artists. The gallery has a specific focus on urban contemporary art and culture. Founded in 2000, the gallery has hosted a wide array of exhibitions that include up-and-coming artists as well as emerging art forms. If you are intrigued by cutti…
Broadway San Jose
Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, is where Silicon Valley finds the New York Broadway Theater Experience. Performances take place at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, an historic 2,677 seat theater in the middle of Downtown. Whether you live in San Jose or are visiting our city for business; whether …
Cafe Stritch
One of downtown San Jose's most vibrant hot spots, Cafe Stritch delivers on awesome food, craft beer and live music. Known for its great vibe, diverse clientele, warm lighting and genuine ambiance, this hip and casual place is always packed and hopping until late. Free music most nights bring the crowds, as does the fantast…
Caffe Frascati
Caffe Frascati is like a little taste of Italy right in the heart of downtown San Jose, bringing you the best cappuccino outside of Rome and the tasty panini you can enjoy in the villages that dot the Umbrian countryside. Come and sip one of their famous cappuccinos, try a tasty paninis, experience some live music, comedy, …
California Theatre
The elegant California Theatre is known for its lavish splendor. Built in 1927 and renovated from 2001-2004, this venue is one of the best-preserved movie palaces in the nation. It now hosts concerts, plays, films, comedians, literary speakers and more. It is home to Opera San Jose and Symphony Silicon Valley. Download Mee…
Caravan Lounge
Live music, comedy, karaoke, cocktails and pool. A dive bar with an eclectic, friendly regular crowd. No cover, open 365 days a year.
City Hall Rotunda
The City Hall Rotunda is a landmark building that serves as a hub of civic and cultural activity. Playing host to indoor and outdoor special events including receptions, weddings, banquets, lectures, concerts and presentations. Above the main floor of the Rotunda sits the Rotunda Mezzanine. Here guests enjoy views of the ma…
City National Civic
Built in 1934 in the California mission style of architecture, the Civic holds 2,850 fans and has been played by legendary acts like Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, The Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, just to name a few. It continues to host performers that have achieved international or national acclaim and…
Club Auto Sport
Club Auto Sport offers chic luxury, modern innovation and automotive ingenuity, all under one roof and plays host to a number of public and private events. The Clubhouse Showroom features an array of rare collectible cars available for display as well as a significant one-of-a-kind private museum collection. With a sleek lo…
CMT San Jose
CMT San Jose was founded in 1968 to create a community-based children’s theater in San Jose. It is now one of the nation’s largest youth musical theater and training programs of its kind. The mission of CMT is to train and educate today’s youth through musical theater to set and achieve high artistic and personal goals, and…
ComedySportz
Not comedy about sports, but comedy played as a sport! Finally, a fun, fast-paced comedy show that's great for the whole family. It's ComedySportz, an award-winning interactive comedy show where two teams of "act-letes" compete for audience laughs and points while improvising scenes, games, operas and musicals based on audi…
The Continental Bar, Lounge and Patio
The Continental Bar, Lounge and Patio is a beautifully restored and completely reinvented venue that sits in the former location of Brix/Hunters and Sal & Luigi’s/Mac’s, right next to the California Theater. Fantastic live music and  DJs enhance the relaxed vibe here and there are plenty of TV screens to enjoy sporting …
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
In 2003 San Jose State University and the City of San Jose came together to form a unique partnership to offer joint library services to citizens of San Jose and SJSU students and faculty. The 8 story library is home to 30 award-winning art installations and hosts weekly events from book fairs and author signings to poetry …
Event Center at San Jose State University

The Event Center at San Jose State University is a multi-functional sports and entertainment arena. A premier mid-size Northern California venue, the Event Center is fully equipped to accommodate various types of events from full-arena concerts to corporate conferences. With over 25,000 square feet of extended floor space, …

Hedley Club
San Jose’s premier cocktail lounge and wine Bar at the Hotel DeAnza is the place to relax surrounded by classic art-deco elegance. Boasting one of the most sumptuous and beautifully appointed rooms in the Bay Area, the Lounge features a Seasonal Cocktail Menu, a dynamic and approachable wine program, Mediterranean influence…
JJ's Blues
One of the most organic and genuine music venues in San Jose the live music ranges from blues and reggae to jazz and ska and more. The place to be for a low key night of great music.
Johnny V's
A dive in the best and most authentic use of the word, Johnny V’s and Paddy’s bar are run concurrently 365 days of the year, hosting live music and underground DJ’s every night. Come on out and enjoy the company, sports, music, and drinks. There’s always a party at Johnny V’s!
Levi's Stadium
Levi's Stadium embodies "ultimate fan experience," where it's a Taylor Swift Concert or a San Francisco 49ers game you are attending. Top notch food, views, amenities and fun is awaiting you. Tours are recommended for a unique a behind-the-scenes look at a professional stadium, and includes a stop at the 49ers Museum. As on…
Lyric Theatre
Lyric Theatre is a performing group of over 150 dedicated volunteers who have committed themselves to the art of stagecraft. For over 40 years, Lyric has brought quality family entertainment to San Jose and the surrounding South Bay. Community members, students and professional quality performers grace the Montgomery Theate…
Mission Chamber Orchestra
The Mission Chamber Orchestra of San José (MCOSJ) is a volunteer orchestra known for its high quality performances and innovative programming that surprises and delights listeners. Founded in 1996, the orchestra consists of 35-50 musicians directed by Emily Ray and performs its regular four-concert season on the stage of Sa…
Montalvo Arts Center
Visit the beautiful grounds at Montalvo Arts Center. Take a hike up the hillside for an amazing view of the valley, or have a picnic on the front lawn. Montalvo presents a diverse array of world-class performers in a variety of musical genres, comedy, theatre, dance, and other performing arts in the beautiful outdoor Lilian…
Montgomery Theater
Built in 1936, this theater retains its historic charm and offers audiences an intimate experience for every performance. This 468 seat theater is home to CMT San Jose and Lyric Theatre. The beautiful courtyard outside the main lobby of the theater makes for a perfect reception area for any event. Download Meeting Spec She…
Mountain Winery
In the fall of 1878, Paul Masson, an ambitious young Frenchman, arrived in San Francisco. Born in Burgundy to a family of well-established winemakers, Masson grew up surrounded by some of the finest wineries and vineyards in the world. Good fortune, or perhaps destiny, led him to the winery of Charles Lefranc, located a day…
Northside Theatre Company
For over 35 years Northside Theatre Company has been working with emerging artists along side seasoned professionals to bring the community engaging, diverse, affordable theater. From their annual family-friendly version of A Christmas Carol to contemporary comedies and cutting edge dramas, the audience can experience the m…
O'Flaherty's Irish Pub
O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub offers the absolute best in real Irish hospitality and atmosphere. We proudly serve perfectly poured Guinness, an extensive Irish and Scotch whiskey selection, an outstanding 38 beers on tap and much more! O’Flaherty’s is the perfect pub to watch you favorite sports, from rugby and soccer to baseball …
Opera San Jose
Opera San Jose is a professional, regional opera company that is unique in the United States. Maintaining a resident company of principal artists, the company specializes in showcasing the finest young professional singers in the nation in the first years of their careers. Opera San Jose’s performances take place in the gor…
Poor House Bistro
The Poor House Bistro brings the sights, sounds and tastes of New Orleans to the San Jose with live music every night of the week. The menu offers the greatest hits of New Orleans dining, including blackened chicken wings, gumbo, Cajun popcorn salad, Po Boys, crawfish pasta, BBQ shrimp, red beans & rice, corn muffins, j…
The Ritz
Live, local, and a little bit loud are the words the Ritz lives by. A large space for standing and dancing to live music glows in rich ambient hues and a large full bar satiates as a diverse mix of local bands, dj's and headlining punk, alternative, rock, new wave, retro bands rock it. This is both a large and intimate venu…
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
Built in 1972 by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts offers large windows throughout the entryways, providing plenty of natural light and spectacular views of downtown San Jose. Inside you'll find a fabulous 2,674 seat space with top-notch staging capabilities. The Center hosts maj…
San Jose Chamber Orchestra
The San Jose Chamber Orchestra (SJCO), a string based ensemble of 19+ players, presents a series of 7-9 programs per season. Many performances feature one or more commissions or world premieres by award winning composers with critically acclaimed guest artists as featured soloists. SJCO is the recipient of five ASCAP/League…
San Jose Jazz
San Jose Jazz is a non-profit organization that enriches the community with music education and performance. In 1987 it produced its first winter jazz series; in 1990 it produced its first jazz festival (Jazz Summer Fest) and in 1993 it produced its first education program. Today, San Jose Jazz is a dynamic, region-wide org…
San Jose McEnery Convention Center
Located in the Downtown core with its own parking garage, the Convention Center boasts 372,754 sq. ft. of total space, is connected to two hotels, is within walking distance of 5 additional hotels, multiple visual and performing arts facilities and an abundance of restaurants. The Center and its surroundings are connected b…
San Jose Stage Company
San Jose Stage Company, recognized as The Bay Area’s Premiere Off-Broadway Theater, presents award-winning, innovative and contemporary programming, showcasing the region’s best new and established artists in a unique off-Broadway style venue. The Stage produces, at a minimum, a 5-play subscription series, inclusive of …
San Jose State University
Travelers often overlook the various cultural attractions that make up the university experience but some of the best undiscovered talent can be found on a campus. Catch a music or theater performance at one of the school's state of the art facilities, or root for the home team at any of San Jose State's fine athletic event…
San Pedro Square Market
A hot spot downtown you can always find what you are looking for among the variety of exciting food vendors at the market. Pizza, Latin American food, craft beer, sushi, fusion hot dogs and much more, pair your cuisine of choice with patio dining (dog-friendly) and lots of live entertainment. Films, live music, book signing…
SAP Center
SAP Center hosts large concert events, Olympic and sporting championships, and is affectionately referred to as the "Shark Tank" because the arena is home to the San Jose Sharks, the local national hockey team. Plenty of food an beverage vendors are available inside the arena. Download Meeting Spec Sheet HERE.
SLG Art Boutiki and Gallery
SLG Publishing's Art Boutiki & Gallery is San Jose's swankiest spot for comic books, graphic novels and cool stuff. The gallery/store is stocked with the complete line of SLG comics and other products as well as select comics, graphic novels and toys from other publishers and producers. The Boutiki is also the home to s…
South Bay Guitar Society
The mission of the South Bay Guitar Society is to promote and present classical and related guitar styles to people of all cultures, ages, abilities and economic means and to provide performance opportunities to professional and amateur musicians. The Society fulfills its mission by: • producing culturally diverse ticketed…
Symphony Silicon Valley
The Symphony's artists, nationally recruited, locally resident, with an average performance tenure in San Jose of over 20 years, are recognized as among the best in the greater Bay Area. Led by an exciting roster of distinguished guest conductors on the European model, the Symphony is an anchor tenant of San Jose's magnific…
Teatro Vision
Teatro Visión is a Chicano/Latino theater company with a mission to celebrate culture, nurture community, and inspire vision... through engagement, education, and performance. Our work is nationally recognized for creating an empowering sense of identity, building respect and understanding, and exploring the social and psyc…
Teske's Germania Restaurant and Bar
From its restaurant roots, starting with Ernst and Marianne Teske in1981, Teske’s Germania has strived to be the best in authentic German dinning in the Bay Area. After 15 years at the helm of Teske’s Germania Restaurant and Beer Garden, Mr. Baumann decided to turn the restaurant over to his three children. Now Gregory, Cyn…
Theatre on San Pedro Square
The Theatre on San Pedro Square puts on various performances each year from plays to musical performances and more. The Tabard Theatre Company, which calls the Theatre on San Pedro Square home base, is a community-based theatre group that puts on revered performances and also hosts various workshops in support of the theatr…