Music in the Park brings back fan favorite for downtown San Jose show
The San Jose Downtown Association is picking up Music in the Park exactly where it left off in 2019, after last year’s hiatus forced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Reggae singer J Boog will headline this season’s one-off concert on August 27 at Plaza de Cesar Chavez.
And at least one San Jose business thinks it’s high time for Music in the Park to return: Airfield Supply Co. – the cannabis dispensary near Mineta San Jose International Airport – is the event’s title sponsor. . “The chance to help support the reopening of San Jose by presenting an outdoor concert in the park marks a special moment for us,” said Marc Matulich, CEO of Airfield Supply Co. to be a stereotype, but is there a better sponsor for a reggae act?
J Boog, a Long Beach native of Samoan descent whose real name is Jerry Afemata, featured in Music in the Park’s last live concert in 2019 and won the Music in the Park Showdown last summer. brackets with 32 different shows from the series’ history vying for fan votes on social networks. After the five week contest, J Boog dominated WAR in the final. His 2011 release “Backyard Boogie” included the hit “Let’s Do It Again,” and his hip-hop-influenced music drew many fans.
“The fans basically asked for him, and now he’s coming back for an encore performance,” said Donna Butcher, the Downtown Association’s manager of events and promotions. Airfield music in the park begins at 5:30 p.m. with live music and DJ music hosted by Needle in the Groove. Tickets will be available for $ 25 to $ 50 at sjdowntown.com/music-in-the-park.
START HERE: There are a lot of “First Friday” events, but the Urban Vibrancy Institute, a brand new nonprofit aimed at creating a buzz in downtown San Jose, doesn’t want you to have to count them. weeks. So he’s launching an “Every Friday” event starting this week, July 23, with plans to continue them every week until October 1.
The premiere will take place on South Second Street at Fountain Alley next to the historic Bank of Italy building and will feature music from San Jose Jazz, as well as beer and wine sold by The Shop by Chef Baca. . You can feel free to bring food from the surrounding restaurants to the event, which runs from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. It’s not a bad way to bring people together and start the weekend on a fun note.
IT MAKES YOU GOOD: Many of us will be watching the Olympics this weekend, but one sport you won’t be able to see in Tokyo is lawn bowling. You can, however, see some of the area’s best bowlers competing at Willow Street Frank Bramhall Park in San Jose this weekend.
Lawn balls, which are similar but distinct from bocce, made their appearance in North America with the British and clubs sprang up in the Bay Area in the early 1900s. San Jose created its own club in the early 1960s and had a boules pitch built in the park on the corner of Willow and Camino Ramon, with support from San Jose Parks Commissioner Frank Bramhall. The green was improved in 2017, and the San Jose Lawn Bowls Club hopes to host more local and regional events there this year and beyond.