San Jose Inside | March 3, 2022

Music in the Park Announces Three 2022 Shows, New Promoter

Outdoor concerts return to downtown San José this year, as the legendary Music in the Park kicks off the first of three concerts June 17, 2022, with additional shows on July 15 and August 19.

As the series moves into its 31st season, a new team will produce the events. The San José Downtown Association selected downtown-based entertainment industry veteran Mauricio Mejia to promote future concerts. Serial entrepreneur Mejia, who has more than 25 years in the entertainment industry, says he plans to build on Music in the Park’s legacy by seeking the best available talent and making continuing improvements to the experience for concertgoers.

Begun with free lunchtime music performances in 1989, the shows were quickly embraced by urbanists eager to bring life to a nearly abandoned downtown, becoming a visible symbol of the city’s renaissance, validating the vision of revitalization champions that if a downtown were rebuilt, people would come.