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Santa Cruz Mountain Art and Wine Festival

Santa Cruz Mountain Art and Wine Festival

Come out and celebrate Labor Day weekend with a host of Santa Cruz’s talented musicians, artists, and vintners. This two-day event will feature more than 10 bands, including Oatmeal Cookie, Funkranomicon, Dead Men Rockin,’ and Who’s Holdin.’ Local vendors will provide BBQ and to quench…

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Black Label Society

Black Label Society

A hard rocking, outlaw badass whose musical pedigree includes a lead guitarist and co-songwriter spot with Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde has been frontman for his own rock band, Black Label Society, since 1998. Capable of bringing houses down with explosive, relentless numbers driven by Wylde’s…

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Strawberry U-Pick Days

Strawberry U-Pick Days

Sometimes coming up with innovative family-outing ideas can be a hassle; watching re-runs of your favorite show is, after all, so much easier. But this Sunday, you and your family can get out of the house and enjoy the fruits of your labor—literally—as you pick…

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Afrolicious

Afrolicious

Combining live instrumentation with electronics, Afrolicious has quite a few boasting rights. Vocalist and percussionist Baba Duru was an original member of the groundbreaking jazz fusion group the Headhunters and the band has had songs remixed by Thievery Corporation co-founder Rob Garza, legendary dub producer…

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Tequila and Taco Music Festival

Tequila and Taco Music Festival

Love tequila and eating tacos? Santa Cruz joins Oxnard as the latest city to hold the Tequila and Taco Music Festival, a one-day event where Tequila-lovers can try a variety of their favorite tipple while soaking it all up with a wide selection of inspired…

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Foodie File: The Crepe Place

Foodie File: The Crepe Place

It is difficult to define Santa Cruz favorite, The Crepe Place. Co-owner Adam Bergeron describes it as a restaurant, neighborhood bar, community center, music venue. This multigenerational hotspot caters to everyone. First, The Crepes It is no surprise that crepes shine at this restaurant. The…

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Bat Boy: The Musical

Bat Boy: The Musical

It’s a story about an ugly duckling, an outcast, a freak—a story we all know that never ceases to warm the heart—and in this case, tickle the funny bone. The outcast in question is half-bat, half-boy, aptly named Bat Boy. In this kickstarter-funded rendition, Santa…

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California Beer Festival

California Beer Festival

Music, food and beer is always a winning combination for a summertime activity, and thankfully you don’t have to wait much longer with the return of the California Beer Festival and another jam-packed schedule of good eats and good brews. Bands will play both days,…

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Presidents of the United States of America

Presidents of the United States of America

In the early-1990s, the Northwest was the epicenter of alt-rock, thanks to grunge. Among the bands that were letting both their emotions and flannel shirt tails fly were the Seattle-based Presidents of the United States of America. But unlike many of their peers, this band…

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One Sea

One Sea

The dancing Che Che La Boom and singing Frankie Simone, a.k.a. Chelsea Moreno and Simone Vincenty, put their creative powers together for One Sea—a two-woman show which will feature Simone on vocals and the ever flexible La Boom performing gravity-defying moves on an aerial hoop….

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