The Come Up is a DIY music collective that organizes showcases of Bay Area musicians. Our mission is to bring new life to the growing San Jose music scene by creating unique community experiences around live music. The Come Up is run by local creatives for local creatives! Come check us out!

Our New Grant Opportunity!

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The Come Up got its start from a small grant that let us turn the idea of one show into a platform and collective meant to serve the San Jose creative scene. Now we want to pay it forward by helping bring up the next person or group that hopes to do something dope in San Jose. The Bring Up Grant is awarding up to $1,000 in grant money for dope project(s) that hope to make an impact on the local creative scene. 

The Come Up was driven by addressing the lack of quality mid-size venues and all ages spaces for the community of SJ creatives. What drives your passion project? And how will it impact San Jose?  Let us know by submitting a form. All our welcome to apply. Please submit by June 5th 11:59pm.

Upcoming Shows

This may surprise you, but we are not doing shows at the moment. Whether you are staying indoors or going out to protests, please be safe. We are more active on our Instagram page for the time being. 

But we do have a newly active Youtube Channel where you can watch our video series featuring incredible local musicians!

Watch our Soundscaping performances from 2021 here!


The Come Up presents 2-3 shows per month, and we are always on the lookout for new performers. If you’re interested in performing – click “Play at Our Shows” below! Be sure to check out the blog to stay up to date on other happenings around town.




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