The summer season is off to a rockin’ start with free concerts in downtown San Jose. The Music in the Park series returns for its 22nd year and begins tonight with alt rock band Cold War Kids and will continue every Thursday night in Plaza de Cesar Chavez located along Market Street between San Fernando and San Carlos Streets. The free concerts start at 5:30pm and last will 9:15pm. Music in the Park is a free concert series presented by the San Jose Downtown Association (SJDA). Dos Equis and Metro Newspapers are the presenting sponsors again for this year’s Music in the Park. 2010 Music in the Park Lineup June 3: Cold War Kids (alternative rock). Openers: Jesse Malin & St. Marks Social, plus winner of Channel 92.3 ‘My Music in the Park’ band contest: San Jose based Ambience. Sponsored by Channel 92.3. June 10: Lenny Williams (R&B) and Prince Damons (Hip Hop/R&B). Opener: Beaufunk. Sponsored by KBLX 102.9FM. June 17: Skatalites (Ska/Reggae). Opener: Sarazino (Afrolatin Reggae). Sponsored by MOViN 997. June 24: BoDeans (Rock/Pop). Openers: Dusty Rhodes and the River Band, and The Careless Hearts. Sponsored by KFOG. 97.7 and Left Coast Live. July 1: English Beat (Ska/New Wave). Opener: The Odd Numbers. Sponsored by [email protected] July 8: Tonic (Rock/Pop). Opener: Green River Ordinance. Sponsored by Mix 106.5. July 15: Don Carlos (Reggae). Opener: Zili Misik (tropical/afrobeat/neo-soul). Sponsored by Live 105. July 22: The Gaslight Anthem (Alternative Rock). Opener: New Politics. Sponsored by Channel 92.3 FM. July 29: Pete Escovedo Orchestra (Latin/Jazz). Opener: Tortilla Soup. August 5: Foreverland (14-piece Michael Jackson Tribute Band). Opener: Love Stoned. Sponsored by 98.1 KISS FM. August 12: Eek-A-Mouse (Dancehall Reggae). Opener: The Hold Up. Sponsored by Live 105. August 19: Y&T (Classic Rock). Opener: OTR Band. Sponsored by 98.5 KFOX. August 26: Pato Banton (Reggae). Opener: Whiskey Avengers. Sponsored by [email protected]

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