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Photo Essay: SoFa Street Fair slams life into Downtown San Jose

The spring edition of the bi-annual music festival brought people together to enjoy a wide variety of music, vendors and people
Vincent Scrivens
People dance while Drown the Rat, a stoner punk band, perform a song at the Sofa Street Fair in downtown San Jose on April 28.

Stages, people and food trucks crowded the streets; downtown San Jose’s SoFa district hit fairgoers with the sounds of death metal, conversation and stomping feet as they entered the SoFa Street Fair on April 29.

The fair has been hosted in downtown San Jose since 1992 and hosts a wide array of music, vendors and events.

A total of 60 bands performed across 10 stages that covered three blocks of First Street. Local acts such as Terminal Discharge, Panhandler’s Union and Drown the Rat performed live sets for the audience.

Bands performed a diverse selection of genres across the entire spectrum. Blackened-death metal, folk, post-punk, hardcore, surf rock, pop and ska bands performed, just to name a few.

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The event also offered amenities such as street food like hot dog, Mexican and waffle stands to attendees. Chalk-drawing stations and a makeshift obstacle course were also offered for children.

The fair is always free, family-friendly and lasts all day. The SoFa Street Fair’s next event is planned for late September.

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