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Grupo Folklorico Los Laureles dancing in the Municipal Rose Garden

Music and Performing Arts

Performing Arts 

There’s nothing like the crackle of energy at a live performance, whether it’s the roar of the crowd at a concert, thunderous applause from the seats in a theater, or contagious laughter at an improv show. San Jose offers it all; from cozy coffeehouse acoustic sets and innovative stage performances at the City Lights Theater Company to the sweeping operatic ballads at the grand and iconic California Theater. San Jose’s music and performing arts scene brings the city alive with year-round action.

You can find a dimly-lit dive or a plush and vibrant bar to kick back with a drink and enjoy live music, or sit on the edge of your seat at an award-winning Broadway performance. Browse all of San Jose’s music and performing arts venues.

Theater Venues 

Enjoy everything from Broadway musicals to improv and comedy in one of San Jose’s larger than life landmark theaters.

Music Venues 

Explore the constantly evolving music scene to discover any of the talented up-and-coming artists in one of San Jose’s many music venues.

All Music and Performing Arts