Press Releases

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.

Emblem3 have announced their first national headline tour set for winter 2014. The #BandLife Tour will feature a date at City National Civic (formerly known as the San Jose Civic) on March 12 with special guest MKTO. The tour, in support of Emblem3’s debut album Nothing To Lose, brings the trio’s hard hitting live show for an up close and personal performance in major cities across the U.S. and Canada.

SAN JOSE, CA (Dec. 4, 2013) – City of San Jose and Team San Jose officials -- along with country music superstar Wynonna Judd and Nederlander Concerts -- today unveiled the renamed City National Civic and new marquee to rebrand the historic concert venue.


The historic San Jose Civic has been renamed the City National Civic. City National Bank, California’s premier private and business bank, will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2014.


Multi-platinum rock band Styx will play the San Jose Civic on February 6. Tickets go on-sale Saturday, November 9 at 10:00 AM.

With over 30 million records sold in North America alone, Styx is one of the most beloved rock bands on the planet. Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Chuck Panozzo, Lawrence Gowan, Ricky Phillips and Todd Sucherman have been together longer than any other lineup in the band’s 40-year history.

LAS VEGAS, NV (Oct. 16, 2013) – Team San Jose unveils their new “Here” advertising campaign today at IMEX America in Las Vegas, NV – one of the nation’s premier trade shows for meeting and incentive planners.

SAN JOSE, CA (Oct. 9, 2013) – City and Team San Jose Officials -- along with Hunt Construction and Populous –to celebrate the official grand opening of the San Jose McEnery Convention Center’s recent $130 million renovation and expansion on Oct. 10 at a special Community Day event. The new Convention Center offers 125,000 square feet of additional flexible ballroom and meeting room space, increasing the facility’s space to 550,000 square feet of usable space and making San Jose more competitive as a meetings and events destination.

Fortified with eight instantly-sold-out US club shows, a sold-out UK/European tour, and critical and fan acclaim for the live shows and five brand-new songs, Pixies announce that a 33-city, coast-to-coast North American leg has been added to its 2013-2014 world tour with a date at the San Jose Civic on Saturday, February 22 with special guest Best Coast.  Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, October 11 at 10:00AM local time; log onto for purchasing information.

“…there’s no denying Pixies’ superlati

TOWER OF POWER will co-headline with WAR for one night only at the San Jose Civic on Saturday, December, 28.

Celebrating more than 40 years of success and original "Oakland style" soul music, TOWER OF POWER’s hits include "You're Still A Young Man,” "So Very Hard To Go,” "Soul With a Capital S,” "Soul Vaccination,” "What Is Hip?” and "Don't Change Horses (In the Middle of a Stream)." Known for its world famous horns, TOWER OF POWER’s sound is in a class of its own.

Wynonna & The Big Noise will bring A Simpler Christmas to the San Jose Civic on December, 4th for one special night of holiday music and Wynonna favorites.

SAN JOSE, CA (Sept. 26, 2013) – Before unveiling the new San Jose McEnery Convention Center during its Grand Opening weekend this October, Team San Jose and the Silicon Valley Business Journal are partnering to host this year’s Structures Awards. This will be one of the first events to take place in the new Grand Ballroom, the premiere new ballroom of the newly renovated and expanded Convention Center – complete with a ribbon cutting ceremony by Mayor Chuck Reed to signify the unofficial opening.

City and Team San Jose Officials announced the installation of an exciting interactive public artwork at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center Plaza. The artwork, entitled Idea Tree, creates a vast interactive exterior experience for visitors that references Silicon Valley’s creative idea landscape.

Idea Tree is symbolic of the innovative spirit alive in San Jose and reinforces the technological advancements in Silicon Valley,” said CEO Bill Sherry.

Ana Gabriel will perform at the San Jose Civic on Friday, October 18th in support of her three new releases: a live pop CD titled Altos de Chavón El Concierto; a live ranchero CD titled Un Mariachi en Altos de Chavón; and a concert video, available in DVD and Blu-Ray with HD video and 5.1 audio, titled Altos de Chavón: Los Dos Conciertos.

What: Media photo opportunity and meet and greet with Idea Tree Artist Soo-in Yang while last step of installation is completed, including crane placement and final welding of public art Idea Tree “canopy.” The Idea Tree will be an energetic sculptural gateway to the new Convention Center.

So You Think You Can Dance, the eleven-time Primetime Emmy® Award winning show that sparked America’s fascination with dance, is set to captivate audiences again this fall live on tour.