Tickets will be available for purchase at the AkbayanSJSU Table on 7th Street Plaza, M-TH 11am-4pm.

Presale Ends October 6
General Admission $12
Meet & Greet Ellona: $15

At the Door
General Admission $15
Meet & Greet Ellona: $20

Check out our headliner Ellona Santiago here!

About The Ma”BOO”hay Talent Showcase:

Held every year to celebrate Pilipino-American Heritage Month, the Ma”BOO”hay Talent Showcase has been a staple to the Cultural aspect of Akbayan for over 10 ye
ars.  Not only does the event feature an array of Pilipino-American talent, but the event is also a charity event that helps with events transpiring in the Philippines. The “BOO” in Ma”BOO”hay is a play on words due to the show being so close to Halloween.

About ProjectPEARLS:

Peace. Education. Aspiration. Respect. Love. Smile. ProjectPEARLS is a small organization of families and friends who want to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children in the Philippines without politics, religion, race, national origin, economic status, sex, color, or age.  


The following are some of the previous Ma”Boo”Hay lineups:






San Jose, CALIF. (August 12, 2013) -The Akbayan Pilipino-American Organization of San Jose State University is preparing to host its 13th ANNUAL MA”BOO”HAY TALENT SHOWCASE, a benefit concert showcasing talents from the local community that is scheduled to take place October 5 in the Morris Dailey Auditorium at San Jose State University.

Headlining this year’s Ma”BOO”hay is YouTube sensation JEREMY PASSION, who is based out of San Francisco. Passion as he is known by, is acknowledged as a “pioneer of the R&B/Soul acoustic movement on the Internet”. His subscriber base has exceeded 200,000 followers and has over 26 million channel views.He has performed with artists like Colbie Caillat, Black Eyed Peas, Bobby Valentino, Goapaleand more. Passion’s full-length album “For More Than a Feeling” is available on iTunes as well as his new single, “Suddenly”. Passion doesn’t only have a passion for music but for what music can do for people. He has started his own project called the Empty Suitcase Project in Tanzania. He’s one of the first Asian-Americans to go viral on the Internet with his original songs and acoustic covers standing true to his slogan “Music With A Message.”

Akbayan’s 13th Annual Ma”BOO”hay will also feature performances from a musical trio known for their unforgettable harmonies, THE JAMS ofSacramento, the comedic stylings of JR DE GUZMAN AND DIEGO CURIEL, a San Jose based dance crew called VIPSJ, YouTube sensation and San Diego native MARK MEJIA,and contestants from ABDC (America’s Best Dance Crew) STEPBOYS and many more.


San Jose, CALIF. (August 5, 2012) –  The Akbayan Pilipino-American Organization of San Jose State University is preparing to host its 12th ANNUAL MA”BOO”HAY TALENT SHOWCASE, a benefit concert showcasing talents from the local community that is scheduled to take place October 5 in the Barrett Ballroom at San Jose State University.   Headining this year’s Ma”BOO”hay is independent artist and YouTube sensation JEFF BERNAT, who will be gracing the Ma”BOO”hay stage for the first time. Bernat is currently based out of Reno, Nevada and his talent for music melts away audiences through his song covers and original songs. His full-length debut album, “The Gentleman Approach”, was released in 2011 and has gained praise from all of his listeners and devoted fans.  This is a great opportunity for fans to see Jeff Bernat perform in San Jose, keeping in mind his rare appearances in the Bay Area.  Akbayan’s 12th Annual Ma”BOO”hay will also feature performances from a musical group made up of NICO CABRERAMARY ANN SANTA ANAMARICRES SANTA ANA, spoken word by DEANA QUERUBIN, Filipino cultural dances by Union City’s MABUHAY FILIPINO DANCE GROUP, and a hip hop dance routine by San Jose’s very own HUNGRY BUMZ.   A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Project PEARLS, a non-profit organization that strives to help children who are suffering from severe poverty in the Philippines through empowerment programs and supplying simple necessities and school supplies.   Pre-sale tickets will start selling on August 17, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. and will end on September 14, 2012.  Tickets can be purchased online on the Akbayan WePay website or at the Akbayan table.  Prices for tickets will range from $12-$15 for general admission and an additional $5 for Meet and Greet.