July 26, 2023
Downtown San Jose music series continues its three-decade run August 18
Atlanta’s CeeLo Green began his career with Goodie Mob then blew up the charts with his immense vocal talents on the Gnarls Barkley hit “Crazy,” followed by the euphemistic “Forget You.” Green headlines First Tech Federal Credit Union Music in the Park’s Friday, August 18 show in Downtown’s Plaza de Cesar Chavez as San Jose’s favorite live music series continues its 34th season.
CeeLo Green is also the charismatic judge and mentor for emerging performers on NBC’s The Voice, and has since returned to his urban and alternative R&B roots, engaging audiences with a recent string of prolific retro-soul releases including “Lead Me,” “Doing It All Together” and “People Watching.”
Bay Area pop-rock duo The Limousines, back from a long hiatus, and Grammy-Award winning soloist and former Santana vocalist Tony Lindsay round out the talent-packed lineup for the August 18 First Tech Federal Credit Union Music in the Park show.
A footnote, literally, in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Limousines saw a meteoric rise to the mainstage of festival and club circuits in 2009 when their bright, snarky song “Very Busy People” was played over the airwaves by Live 105’s Aaron Axelsen and SiriusXM’s Jeff Regan. Today, singer Eric Victorino and producer Giovanni Giusti’s critically acclaimed song and video for their single “Internet Killed The Video Star” continues to be acknowledged as the fitting end to the Era of Music on MTV which began with the song “Video Killed The Radio Star” in 1981. The duo will perform for the first time together in almost a decade this summer, beginning with Music in the Park.
After 25 years as the lead vocalist for Santana, Tony Lindsay is now blazing his own trail. The independent vocalist has garnered 11 Grammy awards over the years traveling with Santana on numerous world tours, recording his distinctive vocals on seven Santana CDs: Milagro (1992), Supernatural (1999), Shaman (2002), Ceremony (2003), Food for Thought (2004), Ultimate Santana (2007) and Multi-Dimensional Warrior (2008). In 2018, Tony paired up with a previous Music in the Park headliner, the legendary soul/funk band Tower of Power, at their 50th Anniversary Concert performances at the Fox Theatre in Oakland. His solo album, Soul Soldier (2021), recently won “Album of The Year” in the Indie Soul Awards.
Downtown San Jose offers convenient parking and excellent nearby dining options at the Signia by Hilton’s Aji restaurant/lounge, Original Joe’s and Mezcal. Food trucks on site provide additional options within the festival grounds.
First Tech Federal Credit Union Music in the Park brings world-class performers to the city center at affordable price points thanks to the support of Metro and the Weeklys media group, First Tech Federal Credit Union, Google, San Jose Downtown Association and City of San Jose along with the sponsors Modelo beer and the Caliva and Purple Lotus dispensaries.
Returning reggae artist J Boog will headline the September 22, 2023 First Tech Federal Credit Union Music in the Park show. Past performers have included Maroon 5, Third Eye Blind, Flock of Seagulls, Brandi Carlile, Jefferson Starship, War, Ozomatli and Los Lobos.
All shows take place from 5pm to 10pm at Plaza de Cesar Chavez in Downtown San Jose. A limited number of early-bird tickets are available now. General admission tickets are $35, while early bird tickets last, and $45 thereafter. VIP Lounge tickets ($85) include stage side (non-reserved) seats and premium wine selection at the Joseph George Wine Bar. Tickets available at CalTix.com.