The restaurant group behind Chacho’s Restaurant and Deluxe has joined forces with SF-based Jaffe Events to expand the 3rd annual Silicon Valley Music & Taco Festival from a one-day event to a full weekend of music, food and more.
The Silicon Valley Music & Taco Festival is a great event featuring Grammy Award Winning Artists, Crowd Favorites, and Top Local Bands. The event is also home to Chacho’s Taco Eating Contest, an officially sanctioned Major League Eating (MLE) contest!
Enjoy 12 Live Bands, Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling, Silent Disco, Beer Gardens, VIP areas, and a $200 Ultimate Taco Experience!!
The event takes place at San Jose’s St. James Park, right in the heart of downtown San Jose’s historic district.
As well as great live performances, the event will showcase great local taco artisans and restaurants featuring modern, Mexican-fusion cuisine along with your favorite Bay Area Food Trucks, and Beer Gardens featuring Micheladas, Sangrias and of course, Cold Beers!
Come on out on August 19 and 20 from 11AM to 8PM. Kids 12 and under are admitted free.HUSHconcerts creates unique experiences for a blossoming community of live entertainment
aficionados and provides top-notch production and promotion services for artists, producers,
promoters, managers, agents, and brands. HUSHconcerts is a proud product of California and a proponent of progressive values such as race, gender and sexual equality, and environmental sustainability. We are a relentless innovator and a leader in providing creative solutions to the challenges facing entertainment communities in urban settings. HUSHconcerts promises to chase perfection and catch excellence for every facet of its work for its fans, clients, and partners.San Francisco powerhouse, Native Elements has been keeping the energetic, feel-good reggae tradition alive in the Bay Area for over 18 years. Comprised of 10 seasoned musicians with decades of experience in rock, metal, blues, jazz, r&b and hip hop, this eclectic and fearless crew meld their unique influences into a contemporary melodic horn-driven party. Fans are treated with improvisational peaks and valleys from blazing guitar to soulful saxophone solos. Having grown up together since elementary school (jamming in garage bands and skateboarding) in and around Daly City, South City and San Francisco the Native Elements bring a uniquely warm experience to the stage that is both entertaining and uplifting.Bang Data is formed by Bay Area’s MC Deuce Eclipse on lead vocals, who’s well known by hip-hop fans as an accompanying voice to the legendary Zion I and musician/producer Juan Manuel Caipo who has become a sought out name producing & mixing in the San Francisco music scene and abroad. Deuce and Caipo have created music loaded with heavy grooves,Samba-Ska- Cumbia and hints of Afro-Electro- Bossanova. This mix of beats, rhymes and melodies are infused with soulful bilingual (English/Spanish) lyrics. The sound is unmistakably theirs. Their self-titled single “Bang Data” from their debut album La Sopa was featured on on AMC’s Emmy® Award winning television drama Breaking Bad.
On stage they are joined by Michael Cavaseno on guitar and Marco Guzman on bass. The group has performed with acts such as Calle 13, Cafe Tacvba, Ozomatli, Zion I, Natalia Lafourcade, Enanitos Verdes, Panteon Rococo, Chico Trujillo & Kinky.Don’t ever let anyone ever tell you that Neil Diamond doesn’t ROCK!The RUBaDUBz pay tribute to the greatest reggae legends of our time. This live band plays classic roots, rockers, & RUBaDUB selections to uplift your soul.Since 2005, San Francisco’s This Charming Band has performed the songs that saved your life for thousands of Smiths fans across the country, selling out venues all over the West Coast. We strive to make each show a celebration of unity in the love and appreciation of the music of The Smiths. It’s not our music, it’s all of our music, and as a band of super fans like you, we aim to perform it as respectfully and accurately as possible — while doing our best to recreate the energy of those legendary live Smiths performances that we sadly can’t get anymore. So come out, dance your legs down to the knees, and celebrate The Smiths with us!La Misa Negra is an 8-piece band from Oakland, California that plays a unique blend of 1950’s and 60’s style cumbia and high-energy, Afro-Colombian dance music. Powered by horn and accordion-driven riffs, a fierce rhythm section, and a vintage Colombian sound, La Misa Negra delivers an electrifying performance that explodes with infectious dance grooves and punk rock energy. Since their live debut in the fall of 2011, they have toured the US, playing shows and festivals with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz, Arcade Fire, Thievery Corporation, George Clinton, Julieta Venegas, Ozomatli, Lila Downs, Budos Band, Ana Tijoux, and Bomba Estereo. On the strength of their wild and one-of-a-kind shows, La Misa Negra has gained a reputation as one of the most exciting live bands to emerge from the Bay Area in recent years, garnering a diverse fan base that transcends musical, cultural, and generational divides.Over the past couple of decades, tribute bands have become big business in the world of concert promotion. And, not surprisingly, the more popular ones are the acts that are most authentic. Such is the case with Cash’d Out, a San Diego based band, that channels Johnny Cash in about as close a manner to the real thing as it gets.
How can you tell?
Well, beyond critics having anointed Cash’d Out (Douglas Benson on vocals and George Bernardo on drums) the “next best thing to Johnny Cash,” and the group having won four San Diego Music Awards for Best Tribute Band, the real proof lies in what members of Cash’s inner circle have said.
“Cindy Cash came to a show, we made her cry and she gave me a necklace with Johnny’s hair in a glass locket,” explains front man and Cash impersonator Douglas Benson. Benson added that Cash producer Lou Robin has also been to several Cash’d Out shows, and claimed that if he closed it eyes it was like “going back in time.”
Once the only tribute band endorsed by the official Johnny Cash web page, JohnnyCash.com, Cash’d Out has played to over 1.2 million fans since forming in 2005. And those fans continually tell the group how grateful they are that Cash’d Out continues to bring back memories of loved ones who once raised them on the music of Johnny Cash.
W.S. Holland, Cash’s longtime drummer, even sat in with Cash’d Out at a birthday celebration for Johnny Cash hosted by Bill and Shannon Miller of JohnnyCash.com at the Fender Museum in Corona, California. “And (noted Cash historian) Bill Miller let me play Johnny’s cherry sunburst Guild guitar,” added Benson.
Cash’d Out has over 150 of JC’s songs in their repertoire, and can deliver up to four hours of non-stop entertainment, including the June Carter Cash duets brought back to fame in the Oscar winning film, Walk the Line. Cash’d Out also tailors performances to suit any venue or function — from clubs, theaters, fairs and casinos to museums and corporate events.
The band’s live shows respectfully reference the late, great Man in Black’s Sun Records and early Columbia era sound, combined with the energy of the classic multi-platinum live recordings from Folsom Prison and San Quentin. The group’s genuine love (and authentic recreation) of Johnny Cash’s music and its universal appeal fans of all ages and of virtually all musical genres makes each Cash’d Out show a must-see event.
For more information, please visit www.cashdout.comGrammy Award winning La Santa Cecilia exemplifies the modern-day creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock and world music. This six-member group draws inspiration from all over the world, utilizing Pan-American rhythms like cumbia, bossa nova, rumba, bolero, tango, jazz, rock and klezmer music .Their unique sound and the experience of their colorful, passionate performance leaves fans and new listeners mesmerized. They are proud to be from the City of Angels.