HOT TUNA
Sep
30
8:00 pm20:00

HOT TUNA

Acoustic

The name Hot Tuna invokes as many different moods and reactions as there are Hot Tuna fans — millions of them. To some, Hot Tuna is a reminder of some wild and happy times. To others, that name will forever be linked to their own discovery of the power and depth of American blues and roots music. To newer fans, Hot Tuna is a tight, masterful duo that is on the cutting edge of great music.

All of those things are correct, and more. For more than four decades, Hot Tuna has played, toured, and recorded some of the best and most memorable acoustic and electric music ever. And Hot Tuna is still going strong — some would say stronger than ever. 


Show time: 8:00 PM        
Tickets: $29 Gen,  $45 Gold Circle     
Advance tickets: www.vendini.com   
Artists website: www.hottuna.com   

Reel Rock 11
Oct
6
7:00 pm19:00

Reel Rock 11

REEL ROCK is poised once again to deliver a new slate of the year's best climbing films. From remote Arctic big walls to the youth movement resetting the standards, REEL ROCK 11 follows the stories and climbs that define the cutting edge of rock climbing.


Show time: 7:00 PM
Tickets:  $20        
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com     
More Info: www.reelrocktour.com   

Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival
Oct
7
6:00 pm18:00

Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival

The Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival is back for its third year, bringing four different screenings of incredible surf storytelling. Each screening will present a new collection of shorts and feature films curated from around the world, showcasing stunning cinematography, mind-blowing surfing, and captivating stories. These films will take you from our own backyard to some of the most remote spots on the planet, and show you surfing from new and innovative perspectives. Get ready to get stoked!       


Show time: 6:00 PM        
Tickets: $16
Advance tickets:  www.santacruzsurffilmfest.com     
Film website: www.scsff.com

Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival
Oct
8
6:00 pm18:00

Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival

The Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival is back for its third year, bringing four screenings of incredible surf storytelling. Each screening will present a new collection of shorts and feature films curated from around the world, showcasing stunning cinematography, mind-blowing surfing, and captivating stories. These films will take you from our own backyard to some of the most remote spots on the planet, and show you surfing from new and innovative perspectives. Get ready to get stoked!   


Show time: 6:00 PM        
Tickets: $16
Advance tickets:  www.santacruzsurffilmfest.com
Film website: www.scsff.com

Marc Broussard
Oct
9
8:00 pm20:00

Marc Broussard

Jenn Grinels opening

In 2004, Marc Broussard, then a precocious 22-year-old singer/songwriter, released his major-label debut; he called it Carencro, after the Louisiana town where he was born and raised, and its thematic centerpiece was a hickory-smoked slab of Bayou soul called “Home.” That album and the three that followed revealed Broussard as an old-school Southern soul singer blessed with a rarefied gift and innate stylistic and emotional authenticity, causing the L.A. Times to rave, “The guy can really sing, with power, nuance and class. Anybody got a phone book? I’d listen to him hum a few pages.” Those records also evidenced Broussard’s maturation into a songwriter of uncommon eloquence, fashioning the indigenous idioms of his native region into compelling personal testimony.

Now, a decade after his critical breakthrough, Broussard has come full circle with A LIFE WORTH LIVING his sixth studio album, a celebration of what home means to him, starting with his wife and kids, the street he’s lived on     


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: 21        
Advance tickets: www.ticketfly.com and the Catalyst Box Office Downtown Santa Cruz   

The Julie Ruin
Oct
12
7:00 pm19:00

The Julie Ruin

Kathleen Hanna stealthily assembled the members of The Julie Ruin without any of them realizing exactly what was happening. It all began in late 2009. Kathleen had not released an album since Le Tigre’s This Island (2004), and she was ready to jump back into music again. She knew her onetime Bikini Kill bandmate Kathi Wilcox was going to be moving to New York in the near future, so she didn’t even bother with finding a bass player at first. Carmine Covelli, who had toured with Le Tigre as their video guru, was having a blast at Kathleen’s birthday party when she abruptly asked him to be the drummer. A longtime admirer of Kathleen’s work, Carmine couldn’t say no to her at her own party, so of course he joined the band. Sara Landeau and Kathleen both taught at Girls Rock Camp and Kathleen lured her into the band by trading Pro Tools lessons for guitar lessons. Sara’s surf-informed style gelled perfectly with Kathleen’s sonic vision for her new band. Kathleen approached Kenny Mellman         


Show time: 7:00 Pm     
Tickets: $17        
Advance tickets: www.ticketweb.com   
More info: www.numbskullshows.com   

Crowder
Oct
13
7:30 pm19:30

Crowder

The New Respects & Tedashii

Crowder has been embraced for his lyrically powerful and musically elaborate and unpredictable songs that have found themselves being sung everywhere from churches to clubs all across the country. As a solo artist, Crowder has received two GRAMMY® Nominations, K-LOVE Fan Award Nods and five GMA Dove Awards Nominations. Crowder’s first solo album, Neon Steeple, debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200, named iTunes 2014 Christian Album of the Year and boasted a No. 1 radio hit. Featuring a duet with music legend Emmy Lou Harris, Crowder made his debut appearance on the Grand Ole Opry in 2014. As an active member of the Passion movement founded by Louie Giglio, Crowder participates in the impactful university student gatherings in the U.S. and around the world. A published author, Crowder has also penned two books including his acclaimed release, "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven, but Nobody Wants to Die."


Show time: 7:30 PM               
Tickets: $35 Gen. $75 Gold Circle 
Advance tickets: www.transparentproductions.com  Box Office & Online        
More Info: www.transparentproductions.com  
Artists website: www.crowdermusic.com

SCREENAGERS
Oct
15
7:00 pm19:00

SCREENAGERS

Growing Up In The Digital Age

SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.

This Santa Cruz premiere will be followed by a Q & A with producer Lisa Tabb 


Show time: 7:00 PM      
Tickets: $11.00        
Advance tickets: www.red.vendini.com
More Info: www.screenagersmovie.com   

Ian Harris "ExtraOrdinary"
Oct
16
6:30 pm18:30

Ian Harris "ExtraOrdinary"

Live taping of comedy TV special!

Local comedian Ian Harris returns home to tape his second hour long television special "ExtraOrdinary". A fascinating and funny mix of spot-on impressions and clever, cutting-edge comedy, Ian Harris' act has landed him coveted appearances on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!, COMEDY CENTRAL, as well as his own hour TV special "CRITICAL & THINKING"" which AXS TVcalled "A truly masterful hour of wit, humor and derisive jabbing." His keen grasp of science, evidenced by his satirical, skeptical take on everything from religion to global warming-deniers and beyond, has also earned him comparisons to favorite thinking-man's comics like Lenny Bruce, Bill Maher and George Carlin. With a unique point of view and an impressive array of comedian talents, Ian delivers a thought provoking style of stand-up all his own. As part of the SC Comedy Festival. All profits from ticket sales donated to Camp Quest West, Kids Summer Camp!


Show time: 6:30 PM        
Tickets: $12        
Advance tickets: www.theevolutionofcomedy.com and Tomboy
Artists website: www.theevolutionofcomedy.com

The Proclaimers
Oct
18
8:00 pm20:00

The Proclaimers

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents        
THE PROCLAIMERS    January 2015

After completing a 2-year World tour late in 2013, Craig and Charlie took 2014 off to focus entirely on writing a new album. They headed to Rockfield Studios in December with their band and producer Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey, Idlewild, The Who) and recorded their 10th studio album for release on Cooking Vinyl in April this year.

The Proclaimers return to the road and will be touring in 2015 from May through to December.

April 2013 saw The Proclaimers out on a three week USA acoustic tour before joining up with their live band for a host of UK festivals and concerts over the summer including their fifth Glastonbury appearance, Cornbury, T In The Park, Camp Bestival and a Canadian tour in August. The Proclaimers returned for more UK dates and their final concert this year as the first Scottish band to play at the newly opened Hydro Arena in Glasgow in early October.

1st July saw the release of a thirty-track com


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $24.00
Advance tickets: www.eventbrite.com       
Artists website: www.proclaimers.co.uk     

Film: Journey in Sensuality
Oct
21
7:30 pm19:30

Film: Journey in Sensuality

Anna Halprin and Rodin

DIRECTOR/ PRODUCER RUEDI GERBER

Ruedi Gerber has produced and directed award winning shorts and documentaries including Living With the Spill and Meta-Mecano (Best Architecture Documentary, Paris). His first narrative feature Heartbreak Hospital starred Patricia Clarkson. His trilogy about the life and work of Anna Halprin, include Breath Made Visible, which premiered at Locarno Film Festival and won the Audience Award at the Mill Valley Film Festival, Seniors Rocking and newly released Journey in Sensuality. He is a producer of upcoming Italian feature Girl in Flight (Cerco Famiglia) and Basmati Blues with Donald Sutherland and Brie Larsen. His Song of Seeds, a documentary about rice farmers in India, is in production.       


Show time: 7:30 PM       
Tickets:   $12.00 general admission,  $7.00seniors ( 62+ ) and students
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com and Tomboy (next to Rio)
More info: www.zasfilms.ch     
Artists website: www.annahalprin.org

TELEVISION
Oct
23
7:00 pm19:00

TELEVISION

presented by (((folkYEAH!)))        

A dictionary entry for the word “influential” might easily place a picture of Television and stop there. The band has a devout following worldwide and has had a major effect on British post-punk rock as well as American indie rock.

Starting in New York’s East Village in 1973, the band, consisting of Tom Verlaine, Richard Hell, Billy Ficca and Richard Lloyd, were at the center of the scene soon to be labeled punk. The band crystalized with the departure of Hell in 1975 and the addition of Fred Smith on Bass.

Television’s debut album released in February 1977 Marquee Moon was hailed by critics as one of the most striking and original recording debuts in years. The scissory, cascading guitar lines, the jabbing vocals, and the “psychotic calypso” drumming demonstrated that there was nothing punky or muddled about Television — it has the silvery clarity of a poised knife — and the writers gushed:

“One of the most deliriously exciting debut albums I’ve ever heard” — New       


Show time: 7:00 PM
Tickets: $33.00
Advance tickets: www.televisionsc2016rio.eventbrite.com   
More info: www.folkyeah.com    

John Mayall
Nov
11
8:00 pm20:00

John Mayall

As the elder statesman of British blues, it is John Mayall's lot to be more renowned as a bandleader and mentor than as a performer in his own right. Throughout the '60s, his band, the Bluesbreakers, acted as a finishing school for the leading British blues-rock musicians of the era. Guitarists Eric Clapton, Peter Green, and Mick Taylor joined his band in a remarkable succession in the mid-'60s, honing their chops with Mayall before going on to join Cream, Fleetwood Mac, and the Rolling Stones, respectively. John McVie and Mick Fleetwood, Jack Bruce, Aynsley Dunbar, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Andy Fraser (of Free), John Almond, and Jon Mark also played and recorded with Mayall for varying lengths of times in the '60s. -    


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $35        
Advance tickets: www.ticketfly.com  and Tomboy        
Artists website: www.johnmayall.com

Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour Santa Cruz
Nov
12
7:00 pm19:00

Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour Santa Cruz

Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour Santa Cruz   

Mountainfilm on Tour brings inspiration and education about important issues to audiences around the world. The tour will soon visit Santa Cruz at the Rio Theatre on November 12 with documentary films that will explore the themes connected to Telluride Mountainfilm’s mission to use the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.

Started in 1979, Telluride Mountainfilm is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. Through the years, in and out of trends and fads, the festival has always been best described by one unchanging word: inspiring.

Mountainfilm on Tour in Santa Cruz is hosted by the Rio Theatre partnering with Adventure Sports Journal, Ibis, Spokesman Bicycles, Lighthouse Realty, Rip Curl, Pacific Coffee Roasting Company, Sandbar Solar, Dig Santa Cruz, Dream Inn, Aquarius Restaurant, Good Times & SantaCruz.com.

To learn more and join the conversation, visit www.mountainfilm.org.


Show time: 7:00 PM
Tickets: $18.00         
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com and Tomboy next door to the Rio Theatre      
Event website: www.mountainfilm.org

Warren Miller's Here, There & Everywhere
Nov
17
7:30 pm19:30

Warren Miller's Here, There & Everywhere

This fall, witness a freeform, freeski adventure in Warren Miller Entertainment’s 67th snowsports film, Here, There & Everywhere. See Ingrid Backstrom and Wendy Fisher in Crested Butte, tour Greenland by dog sled with Rob Kingwill and Seth Wescott and follow Jess McMillan and Grete Eliassen on a Swiss holiday aboard the Glacier Express. This year, don’t miss Warren Miller himself spin tales of the past as only Warren can do, reminding us that through the years, these films have truly taken audiences Here, There & Everywhere.    

PreSale tickets are available Sept. 8 at 9am MST through Sept. 11 at 11:59pm MST
(online only).


Show time: 7:30 PM
Tickets: $15
Advance tickets: www.skinet.com and Rio Theater     
More info: www.skinet.com

Asleep at the Wheel
Nov
18
7:30 pm19:30

Asleep at the Wheel

Hotclub of Cowtown

For over forty years, Asleep at the Wheel has been spreading the country-jazz joy that is western swing across the globe. Led by singer/guitarist Ray Benson, the group got its start in West Virginia and moved to the Bay Area before becoming stalwarts of the Austin music scene, alongside Willie Nelson, Marcia Ball and others. Known for sophisticated arrangements and jazz sensibilities combined with the classic sounds of Texas western swing, their latest album Still The King is an all-start tribute to the Duke Ellington of the genre: Bob Wills. Formed in 1998 Hot Club of Cowtown represents the next generation of western swing ambassadors, and has just released their ninth album, Midnight on the Trail.  


Show time: 7:30 PM        
Tickets: $35Gen,  $50 Gold Circle        
Advance tickets: www.kuumbwajazz.org and Logos Books & Records        
Artists website: www.asleepatthewheel.com        
Artists website: www.hotclubofcowtown.com        
More Info: www.kuumbwajazz.org or (831) 427-2227

Charles Lloyd & the Marvels Featuring Bill Frisell, Reuben Rogers, Eric Harland and Greg Leisz
Nov
29
7:30 pm19:30

Charles Lloyd & the Marvels Featuring Bill Frisell, Reuben Rogers, Eric Harland and Greg Leisz

Saxophone great Charles Lloyd, a true jazz griot, is at the top of his game playing with new and old friends in his latest project The Marvels. His new musical pals, guitarist Bill Frisell and pedal steel guitarist Greg Liesz, join with longtime Lloyd associates bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Eric Harland under The Marvels' banner to tackle an interesting set of songs encompassing traditional church hymns and newer versions of Lloyd's older material. The idea for The Marvels was hatched about three years ago when Lloyd and Frisell—playing a concert together—discovered they were essentially musical soul mates. Still one of the most spiritually engaging and hardest working performers in the world, Lloyd continues to prove his reputation for eternally exploring the universe through music. I Long To See You is the title of their recent recording on the Blue Note label.

Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts 


Show time: 7:30 PM        
Tickets: $35 Gen, $55 Gold Circle     
Advance tickets: www.kuumbwajazz.org and Logos Books & Records        
More Info: www.kuumbwajazz.org  or (831) 427-2227  
Artists website: www.charleslloyd.com 

Pivot: The Art of Fashion
Dec
3
7:30 pm19:30

Pivot: The Art of Fashion

Pivot: The Art of Fashion brings art and fashion together with custom tailored events and innovative collaborations. We work with our artists and designers to help them express their vision, collaborate, build community and move forward with runway performances, workshops, exhibitions andthe Pivot Designer's Market.


Show time: 7:30 PM        
Tickets: $25.00Gen,  $35.00Gold Circle  
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com and Tomboy        
Event website: www.pivot-artfashion.com        
More Info: www.facebook.com/pivotartfashion       

Holiday Circus
Dec
6
7:00 pm19:00

Holiday Circus

featuring Gregory Popovich        
Voted Best Family Show in Vegas!

The most beloved family show in the world, featuring European-style circus extravaganza including physical comedy, juggling, acrobats from the Moscow Circus, highly intelligent dogs and even house cats! All our pets are trained using positive reinforcement techniques and enhancing their natural abilities.

Popovich, a fifth generation circus performer who learned early on how to develop strong bonds with animals, has rescued a majority of his performers from shelters all over the country, and has transformed them into Las Vegas stars. He is a gold medal winner in Paris France and a special award winner in Monte Carlo. Gregory and his pets were finalists on "America's Got Talent", were guests on TV shows with Jay Leno, David Letterman, Craig Ferguson, was a feature on Animal Planet and many many more. Do not miss this opportunity to see this unique family-friendly show featuring this legendary circus entertainer and his furry friends.


Show time: 7:00 PM
Tickets: $25
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com  and Tomboy        
More into: www.comedypets.com   

Alone Together Again: Dave Mason
Dec
8
7:30 pm19:30

Alone Together Again: Dave Mason

Special Guest Bekka Bramlett

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason will revisit his classic 1970 masterpiece Alone Together on his new ‘Alone Together Again’ US tour. As one of America’s most beloved classic rock albums, Alone Together – Mason’s debut solo album – is represented on eight timeless tracks that are as satisfying and inspiring now as they were when they were released 46 years ago. Kicking off November 3 at The Academy of Music in Northampton, MA, the limited fall run is currently scheduled to travel to ten cities along the east coast, ending November 19 at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach, VA.

Along with his band members Johnne Sambataro, Alvino Bennett and Tony Patler, the tour will feature singer extraordinaire Bekka Bramlett, daughter of Delaney and Bonnie, the celebrated duo who toured with Mason in the 1970s and had a #2 national hit with “Only You Know and I Know.”

The ‘Alone Together Again’ show will include fan favorites like “All Along the Watchtower” and “Feelin’


VIP DETAILS:
Meet and Greet with Dave Mason at approximately at 5:15 PM for a 7:30 or 8:00 pm show and approximately 4:45 PM for a 7:00 PM show. If needed please check with on the road coordinator: Rick Kelly, rick@davemasonmusic.com , and 805-501-4934

Total Duration of VIP Experience: 20-30 minutes maximum
VIP guest will receive:
Color 8x10 photo or Official Tour Book
Exclusive VIP laminate pass
A (One) merchandise item from (to be determined day of show, based on availability)
A Personalized Autographed Photo (from gift bag) AND their photo taken with Dave


Show time: 7:30 PM   
Tickets: $55 Gen,  $125 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.sblentertainment.com  and Tomboy        
Artists website: www.davemasonmusic.com       

Sweet Honey in the Rock:
Dec
20
7:30 pm19:30

Sweet Honey in the Rock:

Celebrating the Holydays

Sweet Honey in the Rock is one of the longest performing female vocal groups around. This treasured ensemble has maintained a distinguished legacy for the past forty years while taking a cappella in new and exciting directions, delighting audiences all over the world. Through the years they have kept their music fresh and relevant with socially and spiritually conscious songs designed to inspire as well as to entertain. Mixing a variety of genres they perform a cappella style, singing traditional spirituals, popular songs, jazz, r&b, and a bit of hip-hop. Their excellent Holyday program is a multicultural celebration of good tidings for the season.  


Show time: 7:30 PM    
Tickets: $35 Gen, $50 Gold Circle        
Advance tickets: www.kuumbwajazz.org and Logos Books & Records        
More info: www.kuumbwajazz.org
Artists Website: www.sweethoneyintherock.org

Gary Griggs: Perils in Paradise
Jan
19
7:00 pm19:00

Gary Griggs: Perils in Paradise

A Brief History of Geology and Natural Disasters in Santa Cruz

“The history of the Earth, like the life of a soldier, consists of long periods of boredom separated by short intervals of terror.” ~Derek Ager

Santa Cruz is just an adolescent in geologic time. We are surrounded by a landscape that is constantly changing, whether the coastline, the stream valleys or the hillsides. The region has a long history of natural disasters, whether earthquakes, floods, hillside failures or coastal erosion, although we tend to suffer from collective amnesia and quickly forget the disasters of the past. What does our past tell us about the future and is there any safe place to live in paradise?

Presented by:
Gary Griggs
Distinguished Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UCSC
(Museum Member advance sale ticket price: $10)


Show time: 7:00 PM     
Tickets: $15Gen, $30 Gold Circle     
Advance tickets: www.santacruzmuseum.org and Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, 1305 East Cliff Dr        

THE COMIC STRIPPERS
Feb
4
8:00 pm20:00

THE COMIC STRIPPERS

A Male Stripper Parody & Improv Comedy Show

A SHOW FOR ALL GENDERS… 21+ ONLY

WARNING! No extreme nudity, just extreme hilarity.

A fictitious male stripper troupe (played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians) performs a sexylarious improv comedy show. These guys try to be sexy… it just comes out funny. Constantly grooving and gyrating in between scenes they banter with the crowd and perform their hilarious twist on improv sketches. They sing, they “dance”. These guys are oiled up and ready to make you laugh at them.

Semi undressed and completely unscripted, The Comic Strippers take off their shirts and take on your suggestions to create a whole new genre of comedy.

★★★★★ “Extremely Funny!” - UK Fringe Review

“The show is suitable for both men and women… entertaining ride where anything goes.” – Rip It Up Magazine

"One of the most hilarious shows I've ever seen." - Vancouver Sun


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $30Groups of 6 more people $25 each. Pre-sale available online and by phone only.
Advance tickets:: www.ticketweb.com
By Phone: 1-866-468-3399
More Info: www.thecomicstrippers.com

Zep Live! The Led Zeppelin Concert Experience
Apr
22
8:00 pm20:00

Zep Live! The Led Zeppelin Concert Experience

Experience the ultimate rock tribute to Led Zeppelin in this live musical performance starring 'Zeppelin Live,' (Fomerly 'Heartbreaker') the West Coast's most spectacular Led Zeppelin Tribute Show.

 'Zeppelin Live,' is a national touring act selling out venues across the US - and their high energy stage show is not to be missed!

You will believe Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham are playing right before your eyes!

This ONE NIGHT ONLY special performance will feature hit selections from Led Zeppelin's legendary career spanning three decades of solid gold.

This is the ultimate live Led Zeppelin concert performance highlighting the greatest and most popular music of their career, including 'Stairway to Heaven,' 'Rock and Roll,' 'Whole Lotta Love,' 'Black Dog,' and many more 'Live In Concert' favorites!


Show time: 8:00 PM        
Tickets: $40.00 Gen, $50.00 Gold Circle         
Artists website: www.zeppelintribute.com


Dave Rawlings Machine
Sep
29
8:00 pm20:00

Dave Rawlings Machine

Dave Rawlings Machine, whose rousing live show has prompted critics and fans alike to call them “one of the hottest string bands on the planet” (SF Weekly) are heading to the Rio Theatre. Their latest album, Nashville Obsolete, was recorded on analog tape at Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, TN, Nashville Obsolete features seven original compositions written by Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings. Produced by Rawlings, Nashville Obsolete highlights the brilliant musicianship of Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch on lead vocals and guitar, Paul Kowert (Punch Brothers) on bass, Willie Watson on vocals and guitar and guest appearances from Brittany Haas (fiddle) and Jordan Tice (mandolin).


Show time: 8:00 PM        
Tickets: 32.50        
Advance tickets: www.ticketmaster.com     
Artists website: www.daverawlingsmachine.com

Banff Mountain Film Festival Radical Reels Tour
Sep
25
7:00 pm19:00

Banff Mountain Film Festival Radical Reels Tour

Inspired by the wildly popular Radical Reels night at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, the Radical Reels Tour travels with a selection of the hottest action sports films featuring climbing, paddling, biking, BASE jumping, snow sports, and other adrenaline-filled films.

Huck-it! Drop-it! Get stoked for this year's presentation of the most outrageous films from the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival and beyond. Bike tough trails, paddle wild waters, ski steep slopes and fly close to the edge.

The Radical Reels Tour brings a variety of mountain sport films to a wide range of viewers from hard-core outdoor adventurers to weekend warriors. Grab your tickets and hang on to your seat for the best jaw-dropping mountain sport films on skiing, boarding, climbing, biking, kayaking & more.

Sponsored by Solar Technologies, Apex Adventures, Epicenter Cycling, Fox, Santa Cruz Bicycles, Aquarius Restaurant, Good Times & SantaCruz.com, Covewater Paddle Surf, Seabright Brewery, Dream Inn, Adventure Sports Journal  


Show time: 7:00 PM        
Tickets: $16        
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com and Tomboy              
More info: www.banffcentre.ca   

Santa Cruz Guitar Company 40th Anniversary Celebration
Sep
24
7:00 pm19:00

Santa Cruz Guitar Company 40th Anniversary Celebration

Colin Hay, Don Edwards, Eric Skye, Scott Law, SONiA, James Nash and more...        
Come celebrate 40 years of handmade Santa Cruz Guitars with this special, once in a lifetime event at the Rio Theater. Performers will include Colin Hay, Don Edwards, Eric Skye, Scott Law, SONiA, James Nash and more.

Special presentations will be made by esteemed guests, and Richard Hoover will tell the story of Santa Cruz Guitar Company, and what it means to be celebrating 40 years of craftsmanship, artistry and music.         


Show time: 7:00 PM        
Tickets: 25        
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com
More info: www.santacruzguitar.com       

Barry McGuire Trippin' The Sixties with John York
Sep
23
7:30 pm19:30

Barry McGuire Trippin' The Sixties with John York

Trippin' The Sixties 

“Trippin’ The Sixties” is not a “cover” show.  It starts where Barry started; writing and recording his first Gold record “Green Green” with The New Christy Minstrels.  Then come all the stories about the people and songs of the ‘60s, people he hung out with, people he recorded, partied and performed with. It’s a hand-clapping, foot-stomping, high-energy, sing-along show that never fails to take the audience on an emotional rollercoaster ride, leaving them spinning, weeping, laughing, dancing, and coming back night after night for more.


Show time: 7:30 PM        
Tickets:  $ 20.00 advance general admission,  $ 25 at the door • $ 30.00 advance gold circle $ 35 Gold circle at the door     
Advance tickets: www.snazzyproductions.com      
Artists website: www.barrymcguire.com        

Guitar Army: Robben Ford, Lee Roy Parnell and Joe Robinson
Sep
22
7:30 pm19:30

Guitar Army: Robben Ford, Lee Roy Parnell and Joe Robinson

Guitar Army is comprised of three world-class musicians: Robben Ford, Lee Roy Parnell and Joe Robinson. The triple-threat artists — guitarists, singers and songwriters — will each perform individual 20-minute sets (Robinson as a soloist, Parnell as a duo with keys, and Ford as a trio with bass and drums), before joining forces together as one 6-piece band for a 40-minute set to close out the show in super-group fashion. These masters of guitar have created an especially memorable evening of music that will feature captivating songs, soulful singing, and of course, all kinds of incredible guitar playing. Ford has been dubbed by Musician Magazine as “one of the top 100 guitarists of all time.” Parnell is a walking, talking embodiment of southern soul, and Robinson is an Australian guitar prodigy. A guitar playing extravaganza!


Show time: 7:30 PM    
Tickets: $35.00Gen,  Gold Circle $50.00        
Advance tickets: www.kuumbwajazz.org and Logos Books & Records (beginning 7/25)        
More info: www.kuumbwajazz.org        
Artists website: www.robbenford.com      

The Beggar Kings
Aug
13
8:00 pm20:00

The Beggar Kings

The Beggar Kings are a large band of pro musicians who are recreating the "golden age" of Rolling Stones albums, this show will be "Beggars Banquet", and "Let it Bleed", both #1 records, on the heels of last year's "Exile On Main street", and "Sticky Fingers". This period , featuring the band at its creative peak is the source of 50 years of the "World Greatest Rock and Roll band"'s live material- Dale Ockerman, Tom Ayers, Omar Spence, Kevin Krilanovich, David Tucker, Endre Tarczy, and Caleb Larsen, plus the Pleasure Point horns and special guests! These guys have played with Doobie Brothers, Steve Marriott, Moby Grape, the White Album Ensemble, Destroy the Night and many more top Blues, Funk, and Rock acts. A splendid time for all is assured!       


Show time: 8:00 PM        
Tickets: $20 Gen. $30 Gold Circle 
Advance tickets: www.tix.com Streetlight, Tomboy        
Artists website: thebeggarkigs.com       

Janeane Garofalo
Aug
11
8:00 pm20:00

Janeane Garofalo

Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992. In addition to acting in film and television, Janeane is an outspoken activist, spoken word performer and stand-up comedy entertainer known and respected around the world. She was instrumental in the successful launching of the first liberal radio network, Air America Radio, where she hosted her own talk show, "The Majority Report." A lightning rod for controversy, Janeane's well informed opinions and unflinching honesty have inspired laughs, as well as striking a chord with the left, right and everyone in between.    


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $28.00 Gen,  $42.00 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.pulseproductions.net and Streetlight Records and Tomboy        
Artists website: www.janeanegarofalo.com   

Summer Music Camp
Jul
22
9:00 am09:00

Summer Music Camp

Be Natural Music

Compose Music Together! Play Music Together!
Record Music Together & make a MUSIC VIDEO!

For beginner & experienced musicians between the ages of 8 - 18 on the following instruments: song writers|  singers|  guitarists|  keyboardists|  bassists|  drummers|  other instruments

Students will receive a CD of their songs after the camp and there will be an optional DVD for sale of each band's music video!

THERE ARE TWO MUSIC CAMP SESSIONS:
Session 1:  June 20 - June 24   M - F9AM - 12:30PM
Session 2:  July 18 - July 22   M - F9AM - 12:30PM

Both camps will be held at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz      


Start time: 9:00 AM
Tickets: $350
Advance tickets: www.benaturalmusicsantacruz.com/summer-music-camps & 740 Water St
More Info: info@benaturalmusicsantacruz.com       
Artists website: www.benaturalmusicsantacruz.com  

Summer Music Camp
Jul
21
9:00 am09:00

Summer Music Camp

Be Natural Music

Compose Music Together! Play Music Together!
Record Music Together & make a MUSIC VIDEO!

For beginner & experienced musicians between the ages of 8 - 18 on the following instruments: song writers|  singers|  guitarists|  keyboardists|  bassists|  drummers|  other instruments

Students will receive a CD of their songs after the camp and there will be an optional DVD for sale of each band's music video!

THERE ARE TWO MUSIC CAMP SESSIONS:
Session 1:  June 20 - June 24   M - F9AM - 12:30PM
Session 2:  July 18 - July 22   M - F9AM - 12:30PM

Both camps will be held at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz      


Start time: 9:00 AM
Tickets: $350
Advance tickets: www.benaturalmusicsantacruz.com/summer-music-camps & 740 Water St
More Info: info@benaturalmusicsantacruz.com       
Artists website: www.benaturalmusicsantacruz.com  

Summer Music Camp
Jul
20
9:00 am09:00

Summer Music Camp

Be Natural Music

Compose Music Together! Play Music Together!
Record Music Together & make a MUSIC VIDEO!

For beginner & experienced musicians between the ages of 8 - 18 on the following instruments: song writers|  singers|  guitarists|  keyboardists|  bassists|  drummers|  other instruments

Students will receive a CD of their songs after the camp and there will be an optional DVD for sale of each band's music video!

THERE ARE TWO MUSIC CAMP SESSIONS:
Session 1:  June 20 - June 24   M - F9AM - 12:30PM
Session 2:  July 18 - July 22   M - F9AM - 12:30PM

Both camps will be held at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz      


Start time: 9:00 AM
Tickets: $350
Advance tickets: www.benaturalmusicsantacruz.com/summer-music-camps & 740 Water St
More Info: info@benaturalmusicsantacruz.com      
Artists website: www.benaturalmusicsantacruz.com  

Summer Music Camp
Jul
19
9:00 am09:00

Summer Music Camp

Be Natural Music

Compose Music Together! Play Music Together!
Record Music Together & make a MUSIC VIDEO!

For beginner & experienced musicians between the ages of 8 - 18 on the following instruments: song writers|  singers|  guitarists|  keyboardists|  bassists|  drummers|  other instruments

Students will receive a CD of their songs after the camp and there will be an optional DVD for sale of each band's music video!

THERE ARE TWO MUSIC CAMP SESSIONS:
Session 1:  June 20 - June 24   M - F9AM - 12:30PM
Session 2:  July 18 - July 22   M - F9AM - 12:30PM

Both camps will be held at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz      


Start time: 9:00 AM
Tickets: $350
Advance tickets: www.benaturalmusicsantacruz.com/summer-music-camps & 740 Water St
More Info: info@benaturalmusicsantacruz.com
Artists website: www.benaturalmusicsantacruz.com  

Summer Music Camp
Jul
18
9:00 am09:00

Summer Music Camp

Be Natural Music

Compose Music Together! Play Music Together!
Record Music Together & make a MUSIC VIDEO!

For beginner & experienced musicians between the ages of 8 - 18 on the following instruments: song writers|  singers|  guitarists|  keyboardists|  bassists|  drummers|  other instruments

Students will receive a CD of their songs after the camp and there will be an optional DVD for sale of each band's music video!

THERE ARE TWO MUSIC CAMP SESSIONS:
Session 1:  June 20 - June 24   M - F9AM - 12:30PM
Session 2:  July 18 - July 22   M - F9AM - 12:30PM

Both camps will be held at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz      


Start time: 9:00 AM
Tickets: $350
Advance tickets: www.benaturalmusicsantacruz.com/summer-music-camps & 740 Water St
More Info: info@benaturalmusicsantacruz.com
Artists website: www.benaturalmusicsantacruz.com  

An evening with Cuddlefish
Jul
1
8:00 pm20:00

An evening with Cuddlefish

Val Hall and Peter Koht are Cuddlefish. Friends for 20 years, their band fears sunlight and loves minor chords. Cuddlefish pulls in whatever musical resources it can find, from obscure Wes Montgomery quotes to beer bottles, dutch ovens and children's noisemakers to create accessible, interesting music. Like the wise cephalopod from which it takes its name, its hard to tell which direction the Cuddlefish is swimming -- or what its current camouflage is -- but Cuddlefish is a friendly freak, honed into its present form by years and years of evolution and adaptation. Typical sets feature gamelan, Qawwali, dub, and samples of barnyard animals. Thom Yorke, John Lurie, Hank Williams and Charles Mingus are its patron saints.


Show time: 8:00 PM        
Tickets: $5    
Advance tickets: www.eventbrite.com
Artists website: www.facebook.com

David Bromberg Quintet
Jun
25
8:00 pm20:00

David Bromberg Quintet

The reason man created stringed instruments. David touched them with a lover’s fingers and they moaned that true love right back at him. Wood and wire and flesh spoke.
— Jerry Jeff Walker on David Bromberg

He’s played with everyone, he’s toured everywhere, he can lead a raucous big band or hold an audience silent with a solo acoustic blues. Don't miss this evening with David and the Quintet at the Rio!        


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $28.00Gen,  $40.00 Gold Circle    
Advance tickets: HERE and Streetlight & Tomboy        
Artists website: www.davidbromberg.net

Summer Music Camp
Jun
24
9:00 am09:00

Summer Music Camp

Be Natural Music

Compose Music Together! Play Music Together!
Record Music Together & make a MUSIC VIDEO!

For beginner & experienced musicians between the ages of 8 - 18 on the following instruments: song writers|  singers|  guitarists|  keyboardists|  bassists|  drummers|  other instruments

Students will receive a CD of their songs after the camp and there will be an optional DVD for sale of each band's music video!

THERE ARE TWO MUSIC CAMP SESSIONS:
Session 1:  June 20 - June 24   M - F9AM - 12:30PM
Session 2:  July 18 - July 22   M - F9AM - 12:30PM

Both camps will be held at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz      


Start time: 9:00 AM
Tickets: $350
Advance tickets: www.benaturalmusicsantacruz.com/summer-music-camps & 740 Water St
More Info: info@benaturalmusicsantacruz.com      
Artists website: www.benaturalmusicsantacruz.com  

Summer Music Camp
Jun
23
9:00 am09:00

Summer Music Camp

Be Natural Music

Compose Music Together! Play Music Together!
Record Music Together & make a MUSIC VIDEO!

For beginner & experienced musicians between the ages of 8 - 18 on the following instruments: song writers|  singers|  guitarists|  keyboardists|  bassists|  drummers|  other instruments

Students will receive a CD of their songs after the camp and there will be an optional DVD for sale of each band's music video!

THERE ARE TWO MUSIC CAMP SESSIONS:
Session 1:  June 20 - June 24   M - F9AM - 12:30PM
Session 2:  July 18 - July 22   M - F9AM - 12:30PM

Both camps will be held at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz      


Start time: 9:00 AM
Tickets: $350
Advance tickets: www.benaturalmusicsantacruz.com/summer-music-camps & 740 Water St
More Info: info@benaturalmusicsantacruz.com      
Artists website: www.benaturalmusicsantacruz.com  

Summer Music Camp
Jun
22
9:00 am09:00

Summer Music Camp

Be Natural Music

Compose Music Together! Play Music Together!
Record Music Together & make a MUSIC VIDEO!

For beginner & experienced musicians between the ages of 8 - 18 on the following instruments: song writers|  singers|  guitarists|  keyboardists|  bassists|  drummers|  other instruments

Students will receive a CD of their songs after the camp and there will be an optional DVD for sale of each band's music video!

THERE ARE TWO MUSIC CAMP SESSIONS:
Session 1:  June 20 - June 24   M - F9AM - 12:30PM
Session 2:  July 18 - July 22   M - F9AM - 12:30PM

Both camps will be held at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz


Start time: 9:00 AM
Tickets: $350
Advance tickets: www.benaturalmusicsantacruz.com/summer-music-camps & 740 Water St
More Info: info@benaturalmusicsantacruz.com        
Artists website: www.benaturalmusicsantacruz.com

Summer Music Camp
Jun
21
9:00 am09:00

Summer Music Camp

Be Natural Music

Compose Music Together! Play Music Together!
Record Music Together & make a MUSIC VIDEO!

For beginner & experienced musicians between the ages of 8 - 18 on the following instruments: song writers|  singers|  guitarists|  keyboardists|  bassists|  drummers|  other instruments

Students will receive a CD of their songs after the camp and there will be an optional DVD for sale of each band's music video!

THERE ARE TWO MUSIC CAMP SESSIONS:
Session 1:  June 20 - June 24   M - F9AM - 12:30PM
Session 2:  July 18 - July 22   M - F9AM - 12:30PM

Both camps will be held at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz      


Start time: 9:00 AM
Tickets: $350
Advance tickets: www.benaturalmusicsantacruz.com/summer-music-camps & 740 Water St
More Info: info@benaturalmusicsantacruz.com        
Artists website: www.benaturalmusicsantacruz.com

Summer Music Camp
Jun
20
9:00 am09:00

Summer Music Camp

Be Natural Music

Compose Music Together! Play Music Together!

Record Music Together & make a MUSIC VIDEO!

For beginner & experienced musicians between the ages of 8 - 18 on the following instruments: song writers|  singers|  guitarists|  keyboardists|  bassists|  drummers|  other instruments

Students will receive a CD of their songs after the camp and there will be an optional DVD for sale of each band's music video!

THERE ARE TWO MUSIC CAMP SESSIONS:

Session 1:  June 20 - June 24   M - F9AM - 12:30PM
Session 2:  July 18 - July 22   M - F9AM - 12:30PM

Both camps will be held at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz       


Start time: 9:00 AM
Tickets: $350
Advance tickets: www.benaturalmusicsantacruz.com/summer-music-camps & 740 Water St
More Info: info@benaturalmusicsantacruz.com        
Artists website: www.benaturalmusicsantacruz.com  

The Sammy Awards
Jun
10
5:00 pm17:00

The Sammy Awards

The Sammy Awards is an awards ceremony hosted by the Center for Games and Playable Media at UCSC. Students enrolled in our game design program create real games with real deadlines, and the Sammy Awards is a celebration of their accomplishments.        


Event time: 5:00 PM        
Tickets: FREE   
Advance tickets: www.eventbrite.com

Film: Vertical Lines
Jun
9
8:00 pm20:00

Film: Vertical Lines

By Kyle Buthman / Perry Gershkow

A Central California surf film by Kyle Buthman and Perry Gershkow. This film covers the epic El Nino winter from San Fransico through San Luis Obispo county


Show time: 8:00 PM        
Tickets: $10        
Advance tickets: Freeline Surf shop and Pacific wave surf shop        
Artists website:  buthmanmedia.com        
Artists website: perrygershkow.com        

This is How we Cruz
Jun
8
6:00 pm18:00

This is How we Cruz

This is How we Cruz: A celebration of Santa Cruz!

presented by Event Santa Cruz in partnership with Visit Santa Cruz County

“This is How We Cruz” is an epic extravaganza celebrating local people, places, projects and businesses that makes Santa Cruz County such an awesome place to be!

The event highlights the county’s fantastic local beer, food and sports scenes. In addition, it will showcase the area’s vibrant entrepreneurial spirit, local creative community and live music. There IS a reason everyone wants to visit and live here…

Event will include videos, speeches, demos, live music and much much more.

Presenters and vendors for This is How We Cruz include:

Casey Hill from the Santa Cruz Warriors
The Santa Cruz Derby Girls
Live music from Coffee Zombie Collective
Zach Davis from Assembly
Jacob Martinez from the Digital NEST
Mayor of Santa Cruz Cynthia Mathews
Annie Pautsch from Brew Cruz
INBOARD Demo
musician Jacklyn Paulette

And much, much more...


Show time: 6:00 PM      
Tickets: $10        
Advance tickets: www.eventsantacruz.com
More info: www.eventsantacruz.com

Billy Elliot the Musical
Jun
4
7:00 pm19:00

Billy Elliot the Musical

100th show presented by All About Theatre    

Millions of fans...Thousands of standing ovations...Ten Tony Awards including Best Musical... this is Billy Elliot The Musical the spectacular show with the heart, humor and passion to be named Time Magazine's "Best Musical of the Decade!" Based on the international smash-hit film and featuring a score by music legend Elton John, Billy Elliot is an astonishing theatrical experience that will stay with you forever.

Set in a northern English mining town, against the background of the 1984 miners' strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy's journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community and changes his life forever.

With a powerful story line, rousing songs - Billy Elliot is the perfect show proven to blow audiences away.


Show time: 7:00 PM        
Tickets: $16 Student & Senior, $20 General, $26 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.allabouttheatre.org        
More Info: www.allabouttheatre.org

Billy Elliot the Musical
Jun
3
7:00 pm19:00

Billy Elliot the Musical

100th show presented by All About Theatre    

Millions of fans...Thousands of standing ovations...Ten Tony Awards including Best Musical... this is Billy Elliot The Musical the spectacular show with the heart, humor and passion to be named Time Magazine's "Best Musical of the Decade!" Based on the international smash-hit film and featuring a score by music legend Elton John, Billy Elliot is an astonishing theatrical experience that will stay with you forever.

Set in a northern English mining town, against the background of the 1984 miners' strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy's journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community and changes his life forever.

With a powerful story line, rousing songs - Billy Elliot is the perfect show proven to blow audiences away. 


Show time: 7:00 PM        
Tickets: $16 Student & Senior, $20 General, $26 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.allabouttheatre.org 
More Info: www.allabouttheatre.org

Billy Elliot the Musical
May
28
7:00 pm19:00

Billy Elliot the Musical

100th show presented by All Anout Theatre    

Millions of fans...Thousands of standing ovations...Ten Tony Awards including Best Musical... this is Billy Elliot The Musical the spectacular show with the heart, humor and passion to be named Time Magazine's "Best Musical of the Decade!" Based on the international smash-hit film and featuring a score by music legend Elton John, Billy Elliot is an astonishing theatrical experience that will stay with you forever.

Set in a northern English mining town, against the background of the 1984 miners' strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy's journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community and changes his life forever.

With a powerful storyline, rousing songs - Billy Elliot is the perfect show proven to blow audiences away. 


Show time: 7:00 PM        
Tickets: $16 Student & Senior, $20 General, $26 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.allabouttheatre.org        
More Info: www.allabouttheatre.org

Billy Elliot the Musical
May
27
7:00 pm19:00

Billy Elliot the Musical

100th show presented by All About Theatre    

Millions of fans...Thousands of standing ovations...Ten Tony Awards including Best Musical... this is Billy Elliot The Musical the spectacular show with the heart, humor and passion to be named Time Magazine's "Best Musical of the Decade!" Based on the international smash-hit film and featuring a score by music legend Elton John, Billy Elliot is an astonishing theatrical experience that will stay with you forever.

Set in a northern English mining town, against the background of the 1984 miners' strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy's journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community and changes his life forever.

With a powerful storyline, rousing songs - Billy Elliot is the perfect show proven to blow audiences away.  


Show time: 7:00 PM        
Tickets: $16 Student & Senior, $20 General, $26 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.allabouttheatre.org        
More Info: www.allabouttheatre.org