Sneaker Con Bay Area

Snow Beach Cafe opened 2019 with Sneaker Con in Ft Lauderdale. Sneaker Con Bay Area is now on the calendar for July 14th and 15th and located for the first time in Downtown San Jose. This is your guide to the fire storm.

Friday, July 12

  • 530pm: Mixable Media hosts HEATWAVE mixer for marketers and entrepreneurs working at the confluence of sports, music, and fashion.
  • 8pm: San Jose Earthquakes @ LA Galaxy from Carson, California (tix)

Saturday, July 13

  • 12pm: Snow Beach Cafe opens up shop at the Convention Center and via livestream.
  • 8pm: Freestyle Explosion plays SAP Center (tix)

Sunday, July 14

  • 12PM: Snow Beach Cafe opens up shop at the Convention Center. You saw the livestream, pull up.

Bad Bunny

Son of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Bad Bunny plays SAP Center, Staples Center, and two Coachella Sundays this April 2019. Since playing SAP Center April 20, 2018, the video for the “Te Bote” remix featuring Bad Bunny scorched the Billboard Hot 100 and debuted XPRE100, a stunning collection of singles and videos, on Christmas Eve 2018.

No me vuelvas a decir “Bebé” (¡No!)
Yo no soy tuyo ni de nadie, yo soy sólo de mí

Don’t come back to call me “Baby” (No!)
I’m not yours or anyone’s, I’m mine alone
LA “La Bamba” rockers Los Lobos play Easter dates on the California coast.

Te Bote

Whether you measure the temperature of hot music by imitation or Billboard term limits or 1.7 billion YouTube views or JLo co-signs, “Te Bote” set 2018 on fire. Three “Te Bote Remix” performers flood the Bay Area this April:

  1. Saturday / April / 6 The song’s originator Nio Garcia, a twenty-something from San Juan, Puerto Rico, plays The End Up in San Francisco. Meet and Greet $60.
  2. Thursday / April / 18 Boston veteran Nicky Jam plays Bill Graham in San Francisco. Best Seats at Loge Level $154.
  3. Saturday / April / 20 Puerto Rico’s Bad Bunny plays SAP Center in San Jose. Best Seats on the Floor at $304.

A fourth, JLo, ignites SAP June 15.

1.7 billion views since April 11, 2018.

Opening Weekend

Opening Day / Friday / April 5 / San Francisco, CA Catch the Oracle Park home opener with the Tampa Rays at 1:30pm; step into a world with KRS-One at Slim’s at 8pm.

Heatwave / Saturday / April 6 / Sebastopol, CA Spring into 2019 with two fresh Sonoma County shows on April 6 exactly one block apart in Sebastopol, California. La Gente SF from San Francisco plays Hopmonk Tavern at 8pm. Hear songs from their fourth studio album “Borderless”. Across the street, pull up to the West Coast listening party for “Basement Tapes” from veteran Bronx NY hip-hop band Justice System. Members Jahbaz and Timoteo will be above ground at Fern Bar inside the recently underwater Barlow outdoor market district.

Bay Area bands pay tribute to Midnight Marauders at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in Soma, San Francisco Thursday May 16 – Saturday May 18. Seated tickets $50.

Por Siempre

As of writing at 3pm Pacific time before Bad Bunny’s sold out “X100PRE” kick-off this evening in San Juan, even the secondary ticket market is virtually sold out: StubHub shows just 5 tickets total available for the three shows this weekend at San Juan’s Coliseo de Puerto Rico.

Hello New World

Views from Fort Lauderdale, Manhattan, Chicago, Los Angeles this is the Spring 2019. Below, please find Snow Beach Café’s US marketplaces report based on travel 2/1 – 2/14/2019: this snippet covers Downtown Los Angeles to Motor Row District, Chicago. The sound mixing needs work but time is of the essence and pictures are worth a thousand words so here we go.

Coverage begins with Holy Grail, Focus Showroom, and Avenue Des Arts in DTLA. Which is maybe the most consistently exciting place in the galaxy right now: the historic center of a northern pueblo exploded into a pan-Pacific, trans-American Casablanca. The report visualizes color palettes. Between bright swatches in LA and at Sneaker Con, Fort Lauderdale. Beverage in the montage? The “Cardi Beet” combines tequila reposado, habanero, golden beet, citrus; mixed at Tesse on Sunset.

Views follow Amtrak Southwest Chief east to Chicago’s Motor Row, the neighborhood that surrounds McCormick Place, site of ComplexCon July 20 & July 21, 2019. Don’t wait till then to get to know Succezz and Windy City Ribs & Whisky. McCormick is the largest convention center in North America where the largest annual event is the Chicago Auto Show every freezing February. Succezz makes you feel it.

“1987 State of Mind” below is a “behind the scenes” look at fast-and-furious product-market tinkering for Sneaker Con, Fort Lauderdale. It shows how prototypes fall apart. Huge thanks to Royal Team TV, Athim TVSneaker Con, and DavidGotKicks.

Sneaker Con, Fort Lauderdale, 2019
Sneaker Con, February 2019, Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida