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Tedeschi Trucks Band, coming off of a year in which the 11-piece juggernaut led by husband/wife duo Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi released a chart-topping third album, welcomed a new bassist, and played headline slots across the globe, has a busy calendar for 2014.  Just four years since its inception, Tedeschi Trucks Band has already released three critically-acclaimed and commercially successful albums.  Its debut, Revelator, produced at the couple’s Swamp Raga home studio, earned a Grammy, while 2011's dynamic live follow-up, Everybody’s Talkin’, delivered a

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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, the 11-time Primetime Emmy® Award-winning show that sparked America’s fascination with dance, is set to captivate audiences again this fall – live on tour – with more stops than ever before.

Bridging the gulf between rock n’ roll and classical music, Silicon Valley Symphony performs The Music of Led Zeppelin at City National Civic of San Jose on Saturday, September 20 at 8:00 PM.  Amplified by a full rock band and accompanied by singer Randy Jackson’s screaming vocals, creator Brent Havens guest conducts the ensemble as they capture Led Zeppelin’s “sheer blast and power,” riff for riff while churning out new musical colors.

Hot off the heels of their 17th studio album, 'Redeemer of Souls', metal icons Judas Priest will rock City National Civic of San Jose on November 16. Steel Panther will be "special guests" for the show.

Already, 'Redeemer of Souls' is creating a deafening pre­release buzz, largely due to overwhelmingly positive reviews:

"The word 'epic' is thrown around too often in the world of music, but Judas Priest's new album 'Redeemer of Souls' is, in fact, truly epic.

SAN JOSE, CA (July 2, 2014) – San Jose’s visitor industry gives consumers more reasons to visit this summer, from cool hotel packages and the fastest convention center Wi-Fi in the nation to a new football stadium, attraction expansions and more.  With San Jose’s constant sunny skies, average highs of 82 degrees in July/August, and abundant parks and entertainment, there’s no better place to be this summer.

The year 2006 was owned by Three 6 Mafia, when the Memphis, TN group reinvented the rap wheel by winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song (“Hard Out Here For a Pimp” from Hustle & Flow). The trio already had a healthy collection of hits under their belts, as tracks like “Sippin On Some Sizzurp,” “Stay Fly” and “Poppin’ My Collar” were carefully crafted proverbial club bangers. 2000’s When the Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1 and 2005’s Most Known Unknown were Certified Platinum, adding yet another notch in Three 6 Mafia’s successful belt.

Documented as the Most Successful Female Artist in the History of Music -- with 70 hit singles in five decades, over 100 million records sold worldwide and a pop culture legacy defined as iconic, Diana Ross is the consummate entertainer.

Diana Ross: In the Name of Love Tour will feature a performance at the City National Civic of San Jose on September 25.

Since 1997, Rob Zombie has achieved great solo artist success with several multi-platinum and gold albums including Hellbilly Deluxe, The Sinister Urge and Educated Horses. In 2013, the seven- time GRAMMY® nominee released his fifth solo album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, on his Zodiac Swan label through T-Boy Records/UMe. The album debuted at No.

SAN JOSE, CA (June 4, 2014) – Team San Jose and City of San Jose officials announced today the launch of free Wi-Fi throughout the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, extending the City’s popular Wickedly Fast Free Wi-Fi already offered at the Mineta San Jose International Airport and within downtown San Jose—delivering reliable, fast, free Wi-Fi connectivity to millions of data-starved business travelers and conference attendees coming to the Capital of Silicon Valley.

SAN JOSE, CA (June 3, 2014) – Team San Jose announced today the City of San Jose’s unanimous approval of new contracts to lead CVB services and manage seven venues including the McEnery Convention Center, Parkside Hall, South Hall, City National Civic, Center for the Performing Arts, Montgomery Theater and California Theatre.  Following strong fiscal results last October, and a benchmarking study that demonstrated San Jose’s strong position in the meetings and convention industry, the San Jose City Council approved direction to begin negotiations to develop new contracts.

SAN JOSE, CA (May 23, 2014) – The City of San Jose is declaring May 23, 2014 “Fanime Day” in recognition of the convention’s platinum anniversary. The City of San Jose, FanimeCon and Team San Jose officials today celebrated by kicking off the event with opening ceremonies at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. With more than 24,500 attendees, 6,000 hotel room nights booked, visitor spending on food, entertainment, lodging, shopping, sightseeing and local transit, FanimeCon is expected to generate an economic impact of $10.5 million in visitor’s spending to San Jose’s local economy.

SAN JOSE, CA (April 29, 2014) – To celebrate National Tourism Week (May 3-11), San Jose’s visitor industry is promoting special offers that aim to inspire locals to support tourism in their community, and their own wellness, by being a tourist in

SAN JOSE, CA (April 29, 2014) – San Jose’s visitor industry gives consumers more reasons to visit this spring, from over-the-top hotel packages and makeovers to a wave of new restaurants, shops, air service and trail access.  With San Jose’s sunny skies, comfortable temperatures and park-lined downtown, visitors can enjoy the best of the good life, from outdoor recreation to nights on the town.

With summer travel season just around the corner, travelers are looking for ways to keep friends and loved ones entertained.

On the heels of their sold out March 2014 tour, Crosby, Stills & Nash have announced additional tour dates, including a stop at City National Civic on Friday, September 19.  The group will perform songs from their extensive catalogue, as well as new material from each member.  Advance tickets are available through the official CSN website at

Rock and Blues fans are certainly in for a tasty musical treat this summer as the popular Rock'n'Blues Fest tour returns for a third consecutive year with a date at City National Civic on August 21.

George Lopez’s multi-faceted career encompasses television, film, standup comedy and late-night television. For two seasons, Lopez hosted Lopez Tonight, a late-night television talk show on TBS, which represented Lopez's return to series television after co-creating, writing, producing and starring in Warner Bros. Television's groundbreaking hit sitcom George Lopez, which ran for six seasons on ABC.

Fans of the hit NBC show, “The Voice”, can finally see their favorite contestants live as the season’s talented top Finalists and favorite past stars hit the road on a huge summer tour. Talpa Media and AEG Live announced today the 31-show concert tour launches June 21st in San Antonio, TX and stops in major cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto, ON before wrapping in Redmond, WA on August 2.

Throughout 2013, the iconic and Grammy-winning rock band YES marked a career first by performing a triple- header concert featuring three of their classic albums in their entirety, all in one concert. For 2014, the band is back to rock crowds nationwide with an amazing show.

Puerto Rican stepbrothers René Pérez Joglar (Residente) and Eduardo José Cabra Martínez (Visitante) have quickly climbed the Billboard Latin chart with their fifth studio album, Multi_Viral. The video for their single, “Adentro” received over 2.5 million views in just the first five days of its release. “Adentro” challenges the hip hop community about violent posturing without understanding true hardship.

Superstar siblings Julianne and Derek Hough will star in their own all-new dance production, MOVE LIVE ON TOUR live at the City National Civic of San Jose on July 24.

The universally renowned and acclaimed Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlan, with special guests, Yolanda Del Rio and ballet folklorico group, Los Mesitzos de San Jose, will perform one night only on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the City National Civic in San Jose, Internationally acclaimed as “the best mariachi in the world,” the group comes to The City National Civic for a rare San Jose-area appearance.  Tickets available at Ticketmaster or online

(Feb. 28, 2014) Mother Nature must have missed the memo that it’s still winter in San Jose, because its many parks and hills are blooming with colorful flowers, lush foliage and singing birds.  Peoples’ thoughts are turning not only to thoughts of love, but to getting out and socializing.  The city is answering that call with a bounty of spring events and festivals, inviting everyone to come out of hibernation and explore San Jose’s outdoor recreation and cultural landscape.


SAN JOSE, Calif. – No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special - so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! The all-new Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend” visits City National Civic from Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8.

Ringo Starr will launch another leg with this current All Starr Band and make a stop at City National Civic (formerly the San Jose Civic) on July 13.

This is the same line up Ringo has played with since 2012 and features Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren and Gregg Bissonette.

“I love playing with this band,” Ringo said, “and I can’t wait to get back out and play with them again.”


On January 20, 2014 Ringo's musical legacy was celebrated when The

Country superstar Jennifer Nettles will bring her “That Girl,” solo headling tour to City National Civic (formerly the San Jose Civic) on March 27


Nettles’ 2014 tour will travel through more than 30+ cities following the release of her highly anticipated debut solo album That Girl on January 14.  The album was produced by Rick Rubin and recorded at the famous Shangri-La Studios in Malibu, Ca

Youtube sensations, The Piano Guys make their City National Civic (formerly known as the San Jose Civic) debut on Friday, June 27th

Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys became an Internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos.

SAN JOSE, CA (Dec. 12, 2013) – The days are getting shorter, but the list of destination developments grows longer as San Jose gears up for a busy holiday season and new year.

SAN JOSE, CA (Dec. 9, 2013) – The days are cooler and the nights longer, but San Jose offers many ways to warm up your winter with exciting events.  From heart-warming holiday traditions and heart-pumping sports to innovative artistic and entertainment pursuits, San Jose is the place to be through the holidays and beyond.