Summer Concert Series Performers Announced

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Mission College is thrilled to invite the community to its annual Summer Concert Series!


SANTA CLARA, CA -- Mission College is excited to invite the community to its annual Summer Concert Series! Join us for a season of music, community, and fun in our Central Plaza, where the evenings will come alive with free, live performances under the open sky.

Bring your blankets and chairs, and savor delicious bites from local food trucks while enjoying a diverse lineup of musical talents. This is a perfect opportunity to experience the magic of music and the warmth of our community.
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Come and enjoy a season filled with music, camaraderie, and entertainment in our Central Plaza, where the nights will be enlivened by free, live performances under the stars.

Concert Schedule and Band Details:

  • June 12: Jesus Diaz (Salsa/Latin Artist) Jesus Diaz, an acclaimed Salsa and Latin artist, is known for his electrifying performances that blend traditional Cuban rhythms with modern influences. His vibrant music will have you dancing all night long. With a career spanning over two decades, Diaz has shared the stage with legendary artists and has captivated audiences worldwide.

  • June 26: Cocktail Monkeys (Cover Band) The Cocktail Monkeys are a high-energy cover band that delivers an eclectic mix of rock, pop, and dance hits from the past and present. Their dynamic performances and charismatic stage presence make them a crowd favorite. Whether you’re a fan of classic rock or today’s top 40 hits, the Cocktail Monkeys have something for everyone.

  • July 10: Aki Kumar (Bollywood Blues) Aki Kumar, a harmonica virtuoso and singer, brings a unique blend of Bollywood and Blues to the stage. Known as "The Only Bollywood Blues Man," Kumar seamlessly fuses traditional American blues with the vibrant melodies of Indian cinema. His innovative style and soulful performances offer a refreshing twist on two distinct musical genres.

  • July 24: Lunar Octet (Jazz) Lunar Octet, an innovative jazz ensemble, combines elements of Latin, African, and American jazz to create a rich tapestry of sound. With intricate compositions and masterful improvisation, the band delivers a captivating musical experience. Their performances are a journey through diverse rhythms and harmonies, appealing to jazz aficionados and new listeners alike.

  • August 7: Jessica Johnson (R&B, Soul, Pop) Jessica Johnson, a powerhouse vocalist, and performer, brings a mix of R&B, Soul, and Pop to the stage. Known for her emotive voice and engaging presence, Johnson has been captivating audiences with her original music and unique renditions of popular songs. Her performance promises to be a soulful and uplifting finale to our concert series.

Don’t miss this chance to be a part of these fantastic musical evenings. The Mission College Summer Concert Series promises unforgettable experiences filled with great music, delicious food, and a wonderful community atmosphere.

Event Details:

  • Location: Central Plaza, Mission College
  • Time: Concerts start at 6 PM
  • Admission: Free
Benjamin Demers
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
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