Christopher Titus
Dec
13
8:00 PM20:00

Christopher Titus

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AMERIGEDDON TOUR

Comedian Christopher Titus brings his newest show, "Amerigeddon," to the theaters across the country. Employing what he's labeled 'hard funny,' Christopher Titus has released seven ninety-minute albums in as many years. He has six one-hour comedy specials currently running on Comedy Central, and his seventh special, Born With a Defect, is set to premiere in 2017. Known for leaving no stone unturned, especially within his own life and family, Titus takes his audience on a 90-minute ride that will leave them exhausted from laughter. To see one of Christopher Titus' shows, is to love him.


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $30 Gen, $42 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.ticket.vendini.com and streetlight records
Artists website: www.christophertitus.com

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Miranda Sings with Special Guest Colleen Ballinger - SOLD OUT
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Miranda Sings with Special Guest Colleen Ballinger - SOLD OUT

Colleen Ballinger is an actress, comedian, and singer, most famous for her character Miranda Sings.

Colleen Ballinger, AKA Miranda Sings, has become an international phenomenon whose YouTube channels has amassed over 12 million devoted subscribers and over two billion views. The character Miranda was created in 2008 to parody the young, self-absorbed singers with more far more confidence (and vibrato) than talent which Colleen saw uploading videos to YouTube. Miranda is known for her overdrawn red lips, questionable advice about singing and life, a deluded self-confidence, and over-the-top rants about her family and personal problems.


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $39.50 Gen, $80 Meet and Greet
Advance tickets: www1.ticketmaster.com
Artists website: www.mirandasings.com

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Solo acoustic evening with Richard Thompson - SOLD OUT
Dec
16
8:00 PM20:00

Solo acoustic evening with Richard Thompson - SOLD OUT

Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic - from the Americana Music Association in Nashville to Britain’s BBC Awards as well as the prestigious Ivor Novello. In 2011, Thompson received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In the USA Thompson has been nominated at the Americanas for both “Artist of the Year” and “Song of the Year”. HIs recently released CD, Still was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy which reached #6 in the UK charts (just ahead of Taylor Swift)!


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $29 Gen, $45 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.tickets.vendini.com and Streetlight Records
Artists website: www.richardthompson-music.com

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Hope Church
Dec
24
5:00 PM17:00

Hope Church

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Christmas Eve Service

Hope is a local church with chill style, real faith and no perfect people allowed. Our simple vision is to reach out and serve our community and share the love of Jesus! Join us this Christmas Eve for a festive, fun-filled, candlelight, family service with live music, and an inspirational message.  Refreshments and cookies too! See you at the Rio!


Show time: 5:00 PM
Tickets: FREE
Advance tickets: www.discoverhope.church and info@discoverhope.church

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The White Album Ensemble
Dec
29
8:00 PM20:00

The White Album Ensemble

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Sgt. Peppers/ Magical Mystery Tour 50th birthday

sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, and its companion piece, Magical Mystery Tour were both released in 1967, 50 years ago. Sgt Peppers is the most popular rock album of all time, a groundbreaking shift in pop music, as the Beatles quit touring, and became serious recording artists. Many songs of the same sessions, like "I Am the Walrus", "Strawberry Fields Forever", "Penny Lane" though thought of as "SPLHCB" were actually on "MMT"- so they make perfect companion pieces. The White Album Ensemble, who have performed sold out live recreations of Beatles music sine their first weekend at the Rio in 2003, are known for using brass, strings, sitars, whatever it takes to do it right, in this case using the best local symphonic musicians, from the SF symphony, to Santa Cruz symphony to make this a memorable event.


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $25 Gen, $40 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.tix.com and streetlight records santa cruz
Event website: www.whitealbumensemble.com
Artists website: www.facebook.com

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White Album Ensemble
Dec
30
8:00 PM20:00

White Album Ensemble

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Beggar Kings

the White Album Ensemble has performed all 7 Beatles Albums that were released after they quit touring, so "Player's Choice" originated from our many fan requests to do what the band wanted to, a "Greatest Hits" set with strings, horns, special guests! Opening act The Beggar Kings, a 13 piece Group that reproduces classic Rolling Stones music, and a few originals, and are planning a Tom Petty ( R.I.P.) tribute within the set- A bit of a Rock and Roll circus, for your amusement! Both nights will feature a guitar raffle benefitting Guitars, not Guns, a non violent, pro arts non profit org.


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $25 Gen, $40 Gold Circle
Advance ticket: www.tix.com
Artists website: www.whitealbumensemble.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/whitealbumensemble
Artists website: www.beggarkings.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/beggarkings

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Victor Wooten featuring Dennis Chambers & Bob Franceschini
Jan
11
7:30 PM19:30

Victor Wooten featuring Dennis Chambers & Bob Franceschini

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Victor Wooten was just two years old when he played his first gigs with the Wooten Brothers Band (featuring Regi on guitar, Roy “Fututeman” on drums, Rudy on sax and Joseph on keyboards). They opened shows for Curtis Mayfield, War and others. Eventually settling in Nashville, Wooten connected with like-minded banjoist and composer Béla Fleck and joined forces as the Flecktones. Wooten has earned five Grammy Awards, has been honored three times by Bass Player Magazine as “Player of the Year” and is included in Rolling Stone’s “Top 10 Bassists of All Time”. Wooten’s latest album, TRYPNOTYX (his first in five years) was produced by the bassist and features drum powerhouse Dennis Chambers and veteran saxophonist Bob Franceschini, who will be joining him on this concert date.


Show time: 7:30 PM
Tickets: $30 Gen, $45 Gold circle
Advance tickets: www.kuumbwajazz.org

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Lez Zeppelin
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

Lez Zeppelin

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All Girls. All Zeppelin.

Founded in 2004 by New York guitarist, Steph Paynes, the all-girl quartet, LEZ ZEPPELIN,has since gained unanimous critical acclaim as one of the most exciting live acts around, becoming the first female rock act to pay homage to Led Zeppelin and to garner rave reviews across the board.  LEZ ZEPPELIN stays true to the musically audacious spirit of the original, delivering the legendary rock band's blistering arrangements and monstrous sound note-for-note at sold-out frenzied shows around the world. In June, 2013, Jimmy Page attended their show in London and said of the group, “They played the Led Zeppelin music with an extraordinary sensuality and an energy and passion that highlighted their superb musicianship.” 

The thing that sets LEZ ZEPPELIN apart is the seamless and unique way they inject their gender-bending performance into the original material. They have been featured on major television including the BBC, CNN, ABC, CBS,MTV, VH-1, FOX and radio worldwide. The group’s first studio album was produced by legendary producer/engineer, Eddie Kramer(Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix). The group’s second LP, Lez Zeppelin I,is an authentic re-make of Led Zeppelin’s first album, using the very same vintage equipment employed by Led in 1968. Produced by Perry A. Margouleff (Paul Rogers) and William Wittman (Cyndi Lauper), the musicianship, attention to detail and passion in the playing takes LEZ ZEPPELIN’s homage to an entirely new and unprecedented level in this industry. Both records are distributed throughout the United States, Japan and Europe.

SPIN Magazine called them “the most powerful all-female band in rock history” while the New York Times raved that “Strapping on the double-necked Gibson with attitude to burn, this all-girl quartet pays tribute to its swaggering namesake Led Zeppelin, ripping through the catalog with blazing accuracy.” Bob Stanley of The Times of London hailed, "they are the best band I've seen all year, no question,"and CNN.com recently ran a front page feature that called the group so "electrifying" they are "driving club audiences to a frenzy."


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $26 Gen, $36 Gold Circle
Advance tickets:  www.ticketfly.com  and Streetlight Records
Artists website: www.lezzepplin.com

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THE COMIC STRIPPERS
Jan
20
8:00 PM20:00

THE COMIC STRIPPERS

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A Male Stripper Parody & Improv Comedy Show

Your favourite comedy bodies are back with a new show, more moves and even quicker wits. 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. Winner of 'BEST LIVE PRODUCTION' at The Canadian Comedy Awards 2016 ★★★★★"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: $32
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com and 1-800-838-3006
Artists website: www.thecomicstrippers.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ComicStripping

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Eric Johnson: Ah Via Musicom Tour
Jan
30
7:30 PM19:30

Eric Johnson: Ah Via Musicom Tour

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Featuring Original Band Members

Eric Johnson is touring in celebration of his 1990 release Ah Via Musicom, which was certified platinum plus and launched Eric's signature hit "Cliffs Of Dover," which won the Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. Eric will be performing with an electric band on this tour.

Johnson leapt to the forefront of contemporary music some 20 years ago as "an extraordinary guitar player accessible to ordinary music fans," as the Memphis Commercial Appeal hails him, with his landmark album Ah Via Musicom. Lauded as a "recording [that] has reached near-classic proportions within the guitar community" by All Music Guide, it was preceded by dedicated groundwork as a live performer that marked him as a talent bound for great things. And it's been followed by a diverse and fascinating musical journey that inspired The New Age Music Guide to rave that "Eric Johnson plays guitar the way Michelangelo painted ceilings: with a colorful vibrancy that's more real than life."

Fender Guitars will also be launching its Eric Johnson Signature "Thinline" Stratocaster to coincide with this tour.


Show time: 7:30 PM
Tickets: $35
Advance tickets: www.sblentertainment.com
Artists website: www.ericjohnson.com

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Jan
31
7:30 PM19:30

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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For over fifty years, South Africa’s four-time Grammy Award winners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with their uplifting vocal harmonies and signature dance moves. With a deep respect for both their cultural and personal history, the ensemble is ever-evolving with an eye towards their long musical legacy. Since the world discovered their a cappela vocals on Paul Simon’s Graceland album the original members have welcomed a younger generation into their mission, passing along the tradition of storytelling and spreading a message of harmony to millions across the globe. The younger members of the group, led by the four sons of founder Joseph Shabalala, who joined the Ladysmith Black Mambazo nearly twenty-five years ago have infused the group with youthful energy and Nelson Mandela dubbed them “South Africa’s cultural ambassadors to the world…” Their 2017 release, Songs of Peace & Love For Kids & Parents shares their uplifting message with audiences of all ages through a combination of music and stories behind the songs.


Show time: 7:30 PM
Tickets: $35 Gen, $55 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.kuumbwajazz.org

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Bruce Cockburn
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

Bruce Cockburn

Throughout his career, Cockburn has deftly captured the joy, pain, fear, and faith of human experience in song. Whether singing about retreating to the country or going up against chaos, tackling imperialist lies or embracing ecclesiastical truths, he has always expressed a tough yet hopeful stance: to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight. “We can’t settle for things as they are,” he once warned. “If you don’t tackle the problems, they’re going to get worse.” His songs of romance, protest, and spiritual discovery are among the best to have emerged from Canada over the last 40 years. His guitar playing, both acoustic and electric, has placed him in the company of the world’s top instrumentalists. And he remains deeply respected for his activism on issues from native rights and land mines to the environment and Third World debt, working for organizations such as Oxfam, Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders, and Friends of the Earth. We are proud to welcome Bruce back to the Rio theatre, with the band this time!


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $30 Gen, $45 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.pulseproductions.net and Streetlight Records

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Caravan of GLAM
Feb
17
6:00 PM18:00

Caravan of GLAM

Caravan of GLAM is the #1 touring production on the West Coast and in the Top 10 touring acts in North America. Featured on America's Got Talent, in the new film Heart of the Glitter Tribe, touring with Dan Savage, as well as in pre-production for our own reality based television series. The Caravan of GLAM is New Age Cabaret inspired by Cirque Du Soleil featuring Burlesque, Drag, Cirque, Comedy, Acrobatics, Live Singing, and much more!


Show time: 6:00 PM
Tickets: $15 Gen, $20 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.justinbucklesproductions.com
Event website: www.caravanofglam.com

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Beatles vs. Stones - A Musical Showdown
Feb
20
8:00 PM20:00

Beatles vs. Stones - A Musical Showdown

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Two of the greatest bands of all time face off in a high-energy, adrenaline-pumping musical showdown. The Fab Four, represented by tribute band Abbey Road will engage in a barrage of hits against premier Rolling Stones tribute band Satisfaction. It’s a face-off you won’t want to miss!


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $40 Gen, $60 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.vendini.com
Artists website: www.facebook.com/beatlesvsstones

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Feb
22
to Feb 25

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

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Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes the Rio Theatre at 7 pm February 22 – 25 (Four nights, two programs). Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks. Get your tickets today and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth. The 2017/2018 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings films from the 42nd annual Banff Mountain Film Festival to about 400 communities around the world. From an exploration of remote landscapes and mountain cultures to adrenaline-fueled action sports, films in this year’s World Tour are sure to captivate and amaze the explorer within you. Be moved. Be inspired. Don’t miss out. Reserve your tickets today. For more information visit recreation.ucsc.edu. This stop on the world tour is hosted by UC Santa Cruz Recreation Department.


Show time: 7:00 PM
Tickets: $22
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com and Bicycle Trip beginning December 15
Event website: www.recreation.ucsc.edu
Event Facebook: www.facebook.com

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Copy of Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Feb
22
to Feb 25

Copy of Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

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Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes the Rio Theatre at 7 pm February 22 – 25 (Four nights, two programs). Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks. Get your tickets today and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth. The 2017/2018 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings films from the 42nd annual Banff Mountain Film Festival to about 400 communities around the world. From an exploration of remote landscapes and mountain cultures to adrenaline-fueled action sports, films in this year’s World Tour are sure to captivate and amaze the explorer within you. Be moved. Be inspired. Don’t miss out. Reserve your tickets today. For more information visit recreation.ucsc.edu. This stop on the world tour is hosted by UC Santa Cruz Recreation Department.


Show time: 7:00 PM
Tickets: $22
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com and Bicycle Trip beginning December 15
Event website: www.recreation.ucsc.edu
Event Facebook: www.facebook.com

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Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton
Feb
26
7:30 PM19:30

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

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Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton first set out on tour in 2014, with no product to sell, no recordings or video to help book or promote shows, no t-shirts. Despite all that, based on Fischer’s reputation alone, they were invited to play in clubs, at the Newport and Monterey Jazz Festivals, and at concert halls all over the globe, winning accolades from critics, devotion from fans, and — always – invitations to return, soon. Their music is an organic gumbo of progressive rock, psychedelic soul, and African, Middle Eastern, Caribbean rhythms and classical influences. In performance, they re-invent songs by Led Zeppelin, Amy Grant, Little Willie John, and The Rolling Stones as well as Fischer’s originals. After decades bringing raw soul to the stage for The Rolling Stones, Sting, Tina Turner and Nine Inch Nails, Fischer is emerging as the most inventive and heartfelt interpreter of classic rock songs working today.


Show time: 7:30 PM
Tickets: $35 Gen, $50 Gold Circle
Advance ticketswww.kuumbwajazz.org

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David Rawlings
Feb
27
8:00 PM20:00

David Rawlings

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Acclaimed songwriter and guitarist David Rawlings released his freshly pressed third album, Poor David's Almanack, on August 11th via Acony Records. For Poor David's Almanack, Rawlings leaves the Dave Rawlings Machine moniker behind and serves up a wry mixture of acoustic and electric music rich in ageless American vernacular. The album of ten new songs was crafted by studio wizards Ken Scott (Beatles, David Bowie) and Matt Andrews on analog tape during a week of sessions at legendary Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Rawlings and longtime compatriot Gillian Welch joined together with Willie Watson, Paul Kowert, Brittany Haas, Ketch Secor, and Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith of Dawes to produce an album for all seasons. The touring iteration of Rawlings' band, the all-star Dave Rawlings Machine, will embark on the first leg of a national tour this August to support Poor David's Almanack, as well as perform favorites from the first two Dave Rawlings Machine records, A Friend of A Friend and Nashville Obsolete.


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $39.50
Advance tickets: www.bit.ly/2wlUbBe
Artists website: www.davidrawlingsmusic.com

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Miles Electric Band
Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

Miles Electric Band

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The Miles Electric Band is an ensemble of world-class talents revisiting the repertoire from Miles Davis’ electric period as a framework for modern jazz innovation. In 2011 Vince Walburn, Jr., an acclaimed drummer and Davis’ nephew received an inquiry from the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic regarding putting together a performance at the “Miles Davis Festival”. Walburn jumped at the opportunity and hatched the idea of reassembling the band that had performed “Bitches Brew Remix” the year prior – and the Miles Electric Band was born. The Miles Electric Band is now a featured part of the Davis family’s plan to bring the icon’s music to a new generation of music lovers and features Walburn on drums, Debashish Chaudhury on table, Darryl Munyungo on percussion, Robert Irving on keyboards, Darryl Jones on bass, David Gilmore on guitar and Antoine Roney on saxophone.


Show time: 7:30 PM
Tickets: $35 Gen, $50 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.kuumbwajazz.org

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Journey Unathorized! A Tribute to Journey
Mar
3
8:00 PM20:00

Journey Unathorized! A Tribute to Journey

Rio Theatre's Classic Rock Series continues as we present the ultimate rock tribute to Journey in this live musical performance starring "JOURNEY: UNAUTHORIZED" The West Coast's most celebrated Journey Tribute act.
 
'Journey Unauthorized' has earned fantastic reviews worldwide and their high energy stage show is a must-see event spanning a decade of memorable Journey superhits!  
 
This is a live recreation of an actual Steve-Perry era Journey concert with each band member portraying one of the original members of Journey, including the amazing Steve Perry. Hits to be performed will include 'Wheel In The Sky,' 'Lights,' 'Don't Stop Believin,' 'Any Way You Want It' and many more 'Live In Concert' favorites!
 
This show is a must-see for all classic rock fans who appreciate great music from a bygone era.
 
"Journey Unauthorized is an awesome stage show and is required attendance for any Journey fan" - Oakland Tribune

Reserved Seating Only! Group Discounts Available


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $30 Gen, $40 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com

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Rob Bell
Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

Rob Bell

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The Holy Shift Tour

Rob Bell is the New York Times best selling author of Love Wins, What We Talk About When We Talk About God, The Zimzum of Love, How To Be Here, and What is the Bible?. His podcast, called the RobCast, is the #1 spirituality podcast and iTunes named it Best of 2015. He's been profiled in the New Yorker, toured with Oprah, and in 2011 Time Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. He has a regular show at Largo, the legendary comedy and music club in Los Angeles, where he lives with wife Kristen and their three children.


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $25.75 Gen, $36.05 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.eventbrite.com

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Jon Foreman
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Jon Foreman

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The 25 IN 24 Tour

Film Screening and Concert with Jon Foreman. Jon is one of those boundary pushers, he walks the line in life and in poetry, asks poignant questions and challenges the rituals of our time. He can write for days, with a wit as quick as his pen, he is always coming up with new songs, new ideas and mantras. His heart is for salt water, for others, for his family & for revival.


Show time: 7:00 PM
Tickets: $21.50 Gen, $31.50 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.transparentproductions.com
Artists website: www.jonforeman.com

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Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

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Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, founded by pianist and arranger Scott Bradlee in 2009, reimagines contemporary pop, rock and R&B hits in the style of various yesteryears, from swing to doo-wop, ragtime to Motown – or, as Bradlee himself puts it, “pop music in a time machine.”


Show time: 7:00 PM
Tickets: $42 Gen, $63 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.ticketfly.com
Artists website: www.postmodernjukebox.com

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House of Floyd presents
Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

House of Floyd presents

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Echoes of 4/20

House of Floyd the bay area's premier Pink Floyd band will be performing the early psychedelic jams of Pink Floyd as well as the entire "Animals" album and some of the well known hits as well.  This show is accompanied with a state of the art laser show along with some of the original videos from very early Pink Floyd shows!


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $27 Gen, $40 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.snazzyproductions.com and 1851 Branciforte Dr. Santa Cruz, CA
Artists website: www.houseoffloyd.com

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2018 Sammy Awards
Jun
15
5:30 PM17:30

2018 Sammy Awards

Come join us for an evening celebrating the games made by UC Santa Cruz game design students! Now in its sixth year, the Sammy Awards highlights games made by undergraduate students in the Game Design Studio sequence, and masters students in the Games and Playable Media program. Brief presentations by students highlight interesting aspects of the games and their creation, and video trailers show what the games are like. At the end of the evening, awards are presented for the best student games created in 2018


Show time: 5:30 PM
Tickets: FREE
Advance tickets: www.sammys.soe.ucsc.edu

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December People
Dec
9
8:00 PM20:00

December People

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The Hippo and Kpig present A Classic Rock Christmas show performed by December People. December People plays familiar holiday songs in the styles of the greatest classic rock artists of all time. December People are, Robert Berry-Greg Kihn Band, Dave Medd-The Tubes, David Lauser-Sammy Hagar band, David Victor-former lead singer of Boston, Jack Foster, International solo artist. Please bring 5 cans of people or pet food to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank or Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter.


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $28 Gen, $38 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.Snazzyproductions.com
Artists website: www.Decemberpeople.com
Artists website: www.Robertberry.com

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Valerie June
Dec
3
8:00 PM20:00

Valerie June

In her heart, June is a songwriter first and foremost, willing and able to blur the lines between genres and eras of sounds. The result is an eclectic blend of folk and soul and country and R&B and blues that is undoubtedly the finest work of her career. New York Times calls her one of America's “most intriguing, fully formed new talents." The New Yorker was captivated by her "unique, stunning voice," while Rolling Stone dubbed her "unstoppable"


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $27 Gen, $40 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.red.vendini.com and Streetlight Records
Artists website: www.valeriejune.com

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Nomads & Nightingales
Dec
2
7:30 PM19:30

Nomads & Nightingales

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Visions and Dreams

Santa Cruz Native Tom Ralston presents his second CD release party that features 20-stellar local musicians; a string section, a horn section, a vocal section and a fantastic rhythm section. A variety of intimate songs are presented with audio and visual elements that are bound to thrill and inspire the audience.


Show time: 7:30 PM
Tickets: $20
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com
Artists website: www.tomralstonmusic.com

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Planet Cruz Comedy with Richard Stockton
Nov
18
7:30 PM19:30

Planet Cruz Comedy with Richard Stockton

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Breach In The Wall

The theme for the 31st Planet Cruz Comedy show is BREACH IN THE WALL as we are joined by comedians Kermit Apio, Kellen Erskine and Kat Simmons with Special Guest Reverend Deborah Johnson and Humorist Sven Davis. Driving the rhythm is the Planetoid Band with Peter Cor, Rhan Wilson, Matt Bohn, Olaf Schiappacasse joined by our soul shaking singers Tammi Brown and Alan Heit.


Show time: 7:30 PM
Tickets: $20 Adv. $25 Door
Advance tickets: www.PlanetCruzComedy.com and Streetlight Records
Event website: www.PlanetCruzComedy.com
Artists website: www.RichardStockton.com

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Volkswagen presents Warren Miller's "Line of Descent"
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

Volkswagen presents Warren Miller's "Line of Descent"

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This year, don’t miss Warren Miller’s Line of Descent, presented by Volkswagen. Travel the globe, by land, air, and sea, exploring the ties that bind us. Visit skiing icons who have made the mountains their home and raised the next generation of winter adventurers. Go from New Zealand, home to some of the Southern Hemisphere’s deepest lines, to the French Alps, where native son Jean Claude Killy’s legacy fills Val-D’Isere hearts with pride. In Norway, a Canadian ski patroller enjoys the company of his Norwegian brethren, and in British Columbia, the Provo brothers discover the powsurfing stashes of Mustang Powder Lodge. Cruise through the Northern Rockies with Kalen Thorien by motorcycle and rip the rugged terrain of Jackson Hole with legends like Tommy Moe and Jess McMillan. For 68 years, ski families have cheered on the official kickoff to winter with the ski film company that started it all and this year is no different. As the family grows, the traditions grow richer in Volkswagen presents Warren Miller’s Line of Descent. Deeper and fresher than ever. Learn more at warrenmiller.com.


Show time: 7:30 PM
Tickets: $15
Advance tickets: NA
Event website: www.skinet.com

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MANDOLIN ORANGE
Nov
14
8:30 PM20:30

MANDOLIN ORANGE

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(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Lean in to Mandolin Orange’s new album, Blindfaller, and it’s bound to happen. You’ll suddenly pick up on the power and devastation lurking in its quietude, the doom hiding beneath its unvarnished beauty. You’ll hear the way it magnifies the intimacy at the heart of the North Carolina duo’s music, as if they created their own musical language as they recorded it.

“We talked about the feel of each song and pointed out loosely who was going to be taking solos, but it was mostly a lot of fresh takes, a lot of eye contact, and a lot of nods and weird winks,” says Andrew Marlin, who anchors the band with fellow multi-instrumentalist and singer Emily Frantz.


Show time: 8:30 PM
Tickets: $24
Advance tickets: www.eventbrite.com and www.folkyeah.com
Artists website: www.mandolinorange.com

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Mountainfilm on Tour Santa Cruz
Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Mountainfilm on Tour Santa Cruz

Mountainfilm on Tour brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado. The tour visits Santa Cruz at the Rio Theatre on November 11 with films that will explore the themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission: using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. A Mountainfilm presenter will guide the audience through the program providing insight on the films, filmmakers and subjects. The show kicks off at 7 pm (Doors at 6 pm) Films announced 2 – 3 weeks in advance online at riotheatre.com. Check film listings if you are concerned about film ratings. Mountainfilm on Tour in Santa Cruz is hosted by the Rio Theatre in partnership with Local Sponsors Dream Inn and Aquarius Restaurant, Sandbar Solar, Rip Curl, Lighthouse Realty, Osprey, Pacific Coffee Roasting Company, Dig Santa Cruz, Good Times & Santacruz.com, Adventure Sports Journal and Well Within Spa.


Denali’s Raven (Renan Ozturk, 9 min.)

Like a raven on an updraft, Leighan Falley soars above the glaciers and peaks of the Alaska Range with her daughter Skye strapped into the backseat of her de Havilland Beaver. Born of a desire to see more of the dramatic landscape and a need to supplement her career as a mountain guide, Falley now works as a commercial pilot in Talkeetna, Alaska. She comes from a long line of aviators and finds inspiration working with other women in the high alpine. Denali’s Raven is a glimpse into the life of an Alaskan pilot, skier, alpinist and mother.

Ascend (Simon Perkins, 6 min.) language

After being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Jon Wilson had his left leg fully amputated. The loss of a limb stopped the cancer, but it didn’t stop Wilson from enjoying his favorite pastime of mountain biking. This short film celebrates the indomitable spirit that keeps him zooming through singletrack. “If I don’t ride a bike, I will lose my mind. It’s because I need to find that spiritual place, that spiritual channel on the trail,” Wilson says. “The simple answer is that it brings me joy.”

John Shocklee: A Fairy Tale (Ryan Heffernan, Grayson Schaffer, 7 min.) language

He lived with his parents until he was 26, took a minimum-wage guide position at the age of 39, and at 52 still hasn’t landed what society would deem a real job. But refusing to grow up has worked out well for John Shocklee, who splits life between ski guiding at America’s rowdiest ski mountain, in Silverton, Colorado, and rowing dories down the ultimate river, The Grand Canyon. He lives in an alley shack, wears Teva sandals like they’re going out of style and doesn’t make much money. But he doesn’t want to. John Shocklee, A Fairy Tale taps into Shocklee’s fountain of youth. Hint: It involves mountains, snow and ’90s hip-hop.

Where the Wild Things Play (Krystle Wright, 4 min.) language, mature content

Friday night at the local watering hole and … where the ladies at? Answer: BASE jumping from high desert cliffs, performing tricks on slacklines, climbing granite routes, shredding singletrack, skiing backcountry lines and generally leaving you fellas behind. This rowdy ode to female athletes by Krystle Wright leaves no doubt about the state of women in today’s outdoor world: badass.

Lost in Light (Sriram Murali, 3 min.)

This film is about how light pollution changes what you see. —Henry, age 13

Zain’s Summer: From Refugee to American (Joshua Seftel, 13 min.)

Zain’s Summer depicts the sunny side of the refugee experience. Zain and his siblings and mother fled Pakistan 11 months before the period the film covers, a six-week summer language program to prepare young, new immigrants for the start of school. The possibility of a new life in America, relatively free from fear of violence and persecution, represents the very best of America in director Joshua Seftel’s telling. Zain’s openness to what the U.S. offers is old-fashioned and inspiring.

Conservation Generation (Kate Greenberg, 11 min.)

“Young farmers” may seem like an oxymoron, but fortunately for all of us there’s a young generation committed to agriculture. On the frontlines of the battle for environmental sustainability in the face of climate change, the four farmers in Spencer MacDonald’s Conservation Generation are as devoted to a vocation that’s equal parts livelihood, lifestyle and sacred cause as they are clear-eyed about the challenges. While the National Young Farmers Coalition, which produced Conservation Generation, represents a broad movement, the focus here is on the specific problem of water scarcity in the arid Southwest. Two of the four are farming in northern New Mexico, and two are farming near Telluride, Colorado.

Tatum Monod 2016 (Josh Berman, 4 min.)

Tatum Monod is the embodiment of grace and steeze as she threads down pillowed slopes, steep spines and bold backcountry lines in this 2016 season edit.

120 Days: Tarpon Season (Ben Knight, Travis Rummel, 8 min.) Language

Even if you know nothing about fishing, and couldn’t care less about it, you should still watch every fishing film ever made by the Felt Soul Media team. Why? Because they exemplify the art and craft of filmmaking. This latest short about saltwater flyfishing for tarpon is no exception. Using super high-resolution, black and white and their trademark, slow-motion punctuation, Ben Knight and Travis Rummel have created a piece that is dreamy and wide awake all at once. The effect is harmonized by Knight’s agile editing that gives the pace both punchiness and lyricism. And, in classic Felt Soul style, the most beautiful and arresting images of the film are peripheral to the story: In this fish film, it’s all about the birds.

Chocolate Spokes (Brendan Leonard, 6 min.) Language and mature content

“You’re not investing in a bike; you’re investing in a relationship.” So says Gregory Crichlow, the bow-tied owner of Chocolate Spokes, a Denver bike shop he opened in 2011. Making a relationship with neighborhood residents is something that gives Gregory pride. “As soon as you get a bike…your boundary expands a little bit because you can go farther.” From fixing a tire to building custom bikes, Crichlow has helped make Denver’s Five Points neighborhood and his shop go beyond what anyone thought possible.

Cowtown (Greg Kohs, 11 min.)

The oldest weekly professional rodeo in the United States is a place called Cowtown, located in the unexpected eastern state of New Jersey. Here, third-generation proprietor Howard “Grant” Harris, a former bull rider and lifelong cowboy, strives to keep his birthright intact, running horses, producing a weekly show and fending off exorbitant offers to purchase and develop his prime land. He could cash out, but in his mind he’s already got all the treasures he needs. “What we do is what we are,” he says. “We don’t know how to do anything else.”

The Time Travelers (Brendan Leonard, Forest Woodward, 24 min.) language

In 2016, members of the U.S. Men’s Rafting team hatched an incredible challenge for themselves: to attempt to break the speed record for 277 miles of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon by rowing the entire stretch in only 34 hours. The Time Travelers follows their extraordinary mission, which entailed designing and building a 48-foot-long Millenial Falcon of rivercrafts, swapping out customary paddles for oars and training intensely for eight months until launch day in January 2017. What could have been a purely physical challenge turned into something much more: a lesson in camaraderie, perspective and the power of a wild river. In the hands of the team that made The Important Places (Mountainfilm 2015), it becomes an unforgettable story of adventure.

La Langosta (Rush Sturges, Ben Marr, 2 min.)

Most people would consider sending a 70-foot waterfall pretty epic. Not Rafa Ortiz, who decides to ditch the kayak for a pool toy.

Owl Dance-Off Part 2 (Megan Lorenz, 2 min)

Owl Dance-Off Part II is the much-anticipated follow-up to wildlife photographer Megan Lorenz’s award-winning internet sensation Owl Dance-Off.


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Show time: 7:00 PM
Tickets: $18
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com
Event website: www.mountainfilm.org

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REEL ROCK 12
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

REEL ROCK 12

This November, get ready for climbing’s greatest stories, stars, and sends. REEL ROCK 12 premieres five new short films that will deliver heart-thumping action, big laughs, and pure inspiration. Featuring Margo Hayes, the first woman to climb 5.15; Brad Gobright, an up-and-coming free soloist with a donut addiction; and more.


Show time: 7:00 PM
Tickets: $20
Advance tickets: www.12santacruz.brownpapertickets.com
Event website: www.reelrocktour.com

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The Cat that Changed America
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

The Cat that Changed America

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A Fundraiser for Native Animal Rescue

The Cat that Changed America is a new documentary film about the most famous mountain lion in America, named P22. P22 was discovered living in Griffith Park, right in the heart of Los Angeles near the Hollywood sign. Born in the Santa Monica Mountains, he miraculously crossed two of the busiest freeways in America, the 405 and the 101, before settling in Griffith Park. P22 is now trapped – hemmed in by freeways and urban sprawl – with little chance of ever finding a mate. Through the plight of P22, this film addresses solutions to two serious problems that wildlife face: the need for safe wildlife freeway crossings and the elimination of anticoagulent rodenticides.


Show time: 7:00 PM
Tickets: $10 Child, $15 Gen, $25 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.eventbrite.com and 1855 17th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA
Event website: www.nativeanimalrescue.org

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Rhiannon Giddens
Oct
27
7:30 PM19:30

Rhiannon Giddens

Singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens is the co-founder of the GRAMMY award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, in which she also plays banjo and fiddle. She began gaining recognition as a solo artist when she stole the show at the T Bone Burnett–produced Another Day, Another Time concert at New York City’s Town Hall in 2013. The elegant bearing, prodigious voice, and fierce spirit that brought the audience to its feet that night is also abundantly evident on Giddens’ critically acclaimed solo debut, the Grammy nominated album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, which masterfully blends American musical genres like gospel, jazz, blues, and country, showcasing her extraordinary emotional range and dazzling vocal prowess. Giddens' follow-up album, "Freedom Highway" was released in February, 2017.


Show time: 7:30
Tickets: $30 Gen, $45 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com
Artists website: www.rhiannongiddens.com

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UCSC presents NPR correspondent Richard Harris - SOLD OUT
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

UCSC presents NPR correspondent Richard Harris - SOLD OUT

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A California native, Harris was valedictorian of his Crown College graduating class at UCSC in 1980. He earned a B.A. in biology, with highest honors, and went straight into journalism, working as a newspaper reporter before joining NPR. Among the many awards Harris has received during his career as a journalist is the Sagan Award for improving the public understanding of science.

There will be books for sale in the lobby and there will be a book signing on stage.


Show time: 7:00 PM
Tickets: FREE
Advance tickets: www.ucsc.edu

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Puddles Pity Party
Oct
22
8:00 PM20:00

Puddles Pity Party

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Originally from River City before kicking around Atlanta, the sulking serenader gained momentum after hitting the road as guest performer on the 2010 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Live tour and 2013 Eels tour and making special appearances at Seattle’s Teatro ZinZanni and NYC’s Sleep No More. It was Halloween 2013 when Puddles then teamed up with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox to record an epic version of Lordes’ hit song “Royals,” which instantly went viral on YouTube, having received over 16 million views so far. The “sad clown with the golden voice” captivated audiences and media from around the world, building a fan base of more than 167,000 on Facebook. Puddles has since performed all over the planet garnering rave reviews at festivals like Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Perth Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Fest and Belgium’s Gent Fest. He was a feature performer in La Soiree’s 2014 Southbank show in London, which won the Olivier Award. In 2015, Jack Black selected Puddles to perform multiple sets at Festival Supreme, and Puddles was handpicked by Neil Patrick Harris to perform Just For Laugh’s “Circus Awesomeus” gala filmed for HBO Canada.


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $30
Advance tickets: www.ticketmaster.com
Event website: www.puddlespityparty.com

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Margaret Cho - 8 PM SHOW SOLD OUT - LATE SHOW ADDED @ 10:30 PM
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

Margaret Cho - 8 PM SHOW SOLD OUT - LATE SHOW ADDED @ 10:30 PM

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"Fresh Off The Bloat" tour!

Fresh off the Bloat is my sickest show to date. My grandmother said "You look like bloated as if you've been found dead in a lake after several days of searching." Koreans are the miss savage of all the Asians. My new show is all about being fresh off drugs and drinking and suicide and coming back to life - finally fished out of the river Styx. It's meta. It's magical. It's me.


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $32 Gen, $47 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.pulseproductions.net and Streetlight Records in Santa Cruz
Artists website: www.margaretcho.com

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Snatam Kaur - SOLD OUT
Oct
15
7:30 PM19:30

Snatam Kaur - SOLD OUT

Original Light Tour

Snatam Kaur is an American singer, peace activist and author raised in the Sikh and Kundalini Yoga tradition. She has an amazing ability to transform traditional Sikh chants of India into a contemporary sound that appeals to the modern ear and awakens an ancient yearning in the soul. For over twenty years, she studied with and grew up in the presence of her spiritual teacher, Yogi Bhajan, while he was in his physical form, learning the essence of Naad Yoga, a form of yoga focusing on sacred sound. At the core of this practice is an essential experience of peace and healing which has helped her music to be accessible to people of all walks of life. She has taught and shared Naad Yoga and Kundalini Yoga and meditation through her recorded CDs, concerts, and workshops for the past sixteen years as a part of her commitment to give people tools for a daily experience of inner peace. Her new book Original Light; the Morning Practice of Kundalini Yoga is a compassionate and supportive guide to creating a personal daily spiritual practice. To find out more about her concerts, workshops and book, visit snatamkaur.com.


Show time: 7:30 PM
Tickets: $35 Gen, $60 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.tickets.brightstarevents.com
Artists Website: www.snatamkaur.com
 

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Josh Garrels - SOLD OUT
Oct
14
8:00 PM20:00

Josh Garrels - SOLD OUT

A native of Indiana, singer/songwriter Josh Garrels has built his career on deeply personal, introspective lyrics and exploratory sounds that range from pastoral indie-folk to hip-hop. After playing in punk bands during his teenage years, he fell under the spell of East Coast rap before college. In his early twenties, Garrels came into the Christian faith, which became a major thread in his musical journey. From the start of his career, Garrels has chosen to self-record, mix, produce, and distribute records without industry management or label representation, beginning with the lo-fi bedroom recordings Stonetree (2002), Underquiet (2003) and Over Oceans (2006). Possessed of a rich, soulful voice, he began to add more orchestral elements into his folk-based sound, sometimes rapping, sometimes crooning his complex but approachable songs. On his own Small Voice Records, he released 2008’s Jacaranda and toured extensively, eventually moving to North Carolina where he released a collection of rarities called the Lost Animals EP. In 2010, he collaborated with the Brooklyn-based Mason Jar Music collective performing an orchestrated version of his song “Words Remain” at a historic Episcopal Church in Manhattan.


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $24 Gen, $35 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.ticketfly.com
Event Website: www.pacificpresents.com
Artists website: www.joshgarrels.com

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Sarah Jarosz
Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

Sarah Jarosz

Brother Roy

The Austin Chronicle’s Jim Caligiuri declared "For Austinites who've followed her since her early teens, the fact that Wimberley native Sarah Jarosz blossomed into one of the most stirring musicians of her generation comes as absolutely no surprise,” while NPR’s Katie Presley made note of Jarosz’s newfound maturity, praising her “uncharacteristically (and deliciously) unyielding” vocal carriage. Jarosz ended 2016 and began 2017 building on her previous successes in the UK and Ireland, including sold out shows at Union Chapel in London and City Halls in Glasgow. She also continues to make frequent appearances on the new Chris Thile-hosted A Prairie Home Companion. Sarah will tour throughout 2017 supporting Undercurrent, with musicians Jeff Picker on bass and Anthony da Costa on guitars and vocals.


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $28 Gen, $40 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.tickets.vendini.com and Streetlight Records
Artists website: www.sarahjarosz.com

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From the Sea to the Stars
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

From the Sea to the Stars

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Lecture by Kathryn Sullivan

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Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space and the former administrator of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association, will give a talk on Oct. 11—the 33 rd anniversary of her historic spacewalk—as a benefit for the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History. Dr. Sullivan will speak about exploring on the frontiers of science. She served as a member of three NASA space shuttle missions and travelled to the East Pacific Rise in the deep-sea submersible Alvin, is a geologist and oceanographer who graduated from UC Santa Cruz with honors in 1973. She served as NOAA administrator from March 2014 to January 2017.


Show time: 7:00 PM
Tickets: $18 Gen, $40 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.santacruzmuseum.org and Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Event website: www.santacruzmuseum.org

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Gavin DeGRAW Tour
Oct
7
8:00 PM20:00

Gavin DeGRAW Tour

Multi-platinum selling and Grammy nominated recording artist Gavin DeGraw has announced his first ever stripped down tour in the U.S.  Titled “Gavin DeGRAW TOUR”, the live show will showcase songs from DeGraw’s  entire catalogue performed as a trio in an intimate setting for the very first time and in their truest form. 


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $42 Gen, $63 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.pulseproductions.net
Artists website: www.gavindegrawtour.rtouring.com

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Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama & The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet
Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama & The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet

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Joining together for a concert bill of some of the most iconic voices in southern music are Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama and The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet. Thomas—known as the “Soul Queen” of New Orleans—has long been Crescent City musical royalty. Since the 1960s she has been a seminal voice of R&B and gospel. Since the group’s beginnings in the 1930s, The Blind Boys of Alabama have won six Grammys and become one of the most acclaimed roots music groups in the world. The New York Times has described a live performance as “…part living history…” The roots of the Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet date back to 1961, when the legendary venue Preservation Hall first opened its doors in the French Quarter. The Quintet honors the traditional aspects of New Orleans jazz and the history of its namesake venue. Gold Circle: $60/Advance $70/Day of Show; General Admission: $40/Advance $50/Day of Show


Show time: 7:30
Tickets: $40 Gen, $60 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com

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Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival
Sep
30
6:00 PM18:00

Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival

The Best Surf Movies

For the fourth year the Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival brings the best new surf films to the Rio Theater. This year’s line-up will take you around the world, into crazy big waves, fun little peelers, on shortboards, longboards, finless boards, with surfers from 5 to 75. Four separate programs of films over two nights with goodie bags at each screening, plus great raffle prizes as part of your ticket price - including Yeti coolers, an O’Neill wetsuit and tons more. If you love great stories about the ocean and the incomparable rush of dropping into a wave then get your tickets now!


Show times: 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Tickets: $16
Advance tickets: www.scsff.com
Event website: www.scsff.com

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Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival
Sep
29
6:00 PM18:00

Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival

The Best Surf Movies

For the fourth year the Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival brings the best new surf films to the Rio Theater. This year’s line-up will take you around the world, into crazy big waves, fun little peelers, on shortboards, longboards, finless boards, with surfers from 5 to 75. Four separate programs of films over two nights with goodie bags at each screening, plus great raffle prizes as part of your ticket price - including Yeti coolers, an O’Neill wetsuit and tons more. If you love great stories about the ocean and the incomparable rush of dropping into a wave then get your tickets now!


Show times: 6 PM and 8 PM
Tickets: $16
Advance tickets: www.scsff.com
Event website: www.scsff.com

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Apocalyptica
Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

Apocalyptica

Plays Metallica By Four Cellos Tour

On May 10, 1996 Finnish Rockers, APOCALYPTICA, released their epic debut PLAYS METALLICA BY FOUR CELLOS. The instrumental cello-driven rock opus changed the landscape of heavy music for years to come. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the album, the group is re-releasing it remastered with 3 bonus tracks on July 22, 2016. Added to this new version will be brand new / never-before-released instrumental recordings of “Battery,” “Nothing Else Matters” and “Seek & Destroy.” The album will be available on vinyl (2 LP set) for the first time in many years. Upon its release, PLAYS METALLICA BY FOUR CELLOS was a new approach to the hits of the biggest metal band the world has seen. Even more APOCALYPTICA created their very own genre and laid the foundation to a career that has lasted for 20 years so far with millions of records sold and sold out shows around the world. APOCALYPTICA will remain staying on the road supporting their latest album release ‘Shadowmaker’ until the end of 2016 with shows in USA, Europe, Australia and Latin America. In 2017 the band will return with special anniversary shows to celebrate the 20th anniversary of PLAYS METALLICA BY FOUR CELLOS.


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $35
Advance tickets: www.ticketfly.com and The Catalyst Club
Artists website: www.apocalyptica.com
Event website: www.catalystclub.com

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Banff Mountain Film Festival Radical Reels Tour
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

Banff Mountain Film Festival Radical Reels Tour

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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. RADICAL REELS is dropping in at the Rio Theatre, September 22 at 7 pm. Bike tough trails, paddle wild waters, ski steep slopes and fly close to the edge. The Radical Reels Tour runs every spring & fall and spans North America, bringing 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 and more – all brought to life on the big screen. This stop on the RADICAL REELS Tour is hosted by the Rio Theatre. For list of films on tour visit www.banffcentre.ca Locally sponsored by Dream Inn & Aquarius


Films

The Fledglings   ( Parental guidance-coarse language )
As longtime professional climbers who eat, sleep and live the sport, Cedar Wright and Matt Segal are used to being competent, comfortable, and at the top of their game. But when they take up paragliding, it’s a different game entirely

Give Me Five
Join a madcap group of French free-falling flyers as they try to perform the aerial stunt of a lifetime in the Chamonix Valley.

La Liste (Tour Edit)
In his search to become a better freerider, Swiss ski phenom Jérémie Heitz compiles a list of the most interesting peaks to ride in the Alps. In this special edit, he tackles three of the most extreme descents on the list, following in the paths forged by his heroes.

Locked In
Deep in Papua New Guinea’s rainforest, a team of kayakers attempt a very committing 13-day first descent in one of the most remote corners of the world.

Not2Bad (Tour Edit)
Anthill Films—the crew behind unReal and NotBad—bring you more wild shenanigans and unbelievable bike riding in Spain.

Sonnie Trotter vs The Totem Pole
Canadian climbers Sonnie Trotter and Will Stanhope head down under to take a stab at the first continuous, all free ascent of the Ewbank Route on The Totem Pole.

Tight Loose: The Tordrillos Foot-Powered Mission (Tour Edit)
Ian McIntosh, Dane Tudor, and Griffin Post flew deep into the Tordrillo Mountains for a month-long winter camping trip in the Alaskan wilderness. Their goal: to climb and ski massive spine lines. 

The Trail to Kazbegi
What happens when four like-minded adventurers head into one of the world’s wildest mountain ranges with nothing but their mountain bikes and enough food to survive for 10 days?  A self-supported mountain-bike mission through the highest reaches of the Caucasus Mountains. 


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Show time: 7:00 PM
Tickets: $18
Advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com
Event website: www.banffcentre.ca

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2017 SANTA CRUZ CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sep
16
6:00 PM18:00

2017 SANTA CRUZ CHAMPIONSHIPS

DIVISIONS: WOMEN’S FIGURE, WOMEN’S BIKINI, MEN’S PHYSIQUE, MEN’S BODYBUILDING TICKETS GO ON SALE-5:00PM FOR TICKETS, ENTRY FORMS & VENDOR BOOTH INFORMATION: email: wbfasports@yahoo.com call 916.764-8770 TICKETS-GENERAL ADDMISSION: ADULTS $20/STUDENTS $15/CHILDREN UP TO 12 YEARS/$10 VISIT US ON FACEBOOK- WBFA SPORTS PROMOTIONS


Show time: 6:00 PM
Tickets: $20
Advance tickets: wbfasports@yahoo.com

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Jake Shimabukuro
Sep
6
8:00 PM20:00

Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro can still vividly remember the first time he held a ukulele, at age four. It was an encounter that would shape his destiny and give the world one of the most exceptional and innovative uke players in the history of the instrument—an artist who has drawn comparisons to musical titans such as Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. Jakes bi-annual visits to Santa Cruz sell out the Rio theatre every time, so early ticket purchase is encouraged!


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $37 Gen, $52 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.red.vendini.com
Artists website: www.jakeshimabukuro.com

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Beggar Kings - performing Classic Stones
Aug
26
8:00 PM20:00

Beggar Kings - performing Classic Stones

Beggar Kings - performing Gregg Allman tribute segment

The Beggar Kings return for their 3rd annual "Rockin' Romp at the Rio"! The Beggar Kings perform music from the "Golden Age" of Stones music, from the late 60s to early 70s. This time, the band will also include a mid concert segment- honoring Gregg Allman ( R.I.P.). Special guest guitarist Dave Gonzales will sit in on this set, who played with Gregg in some early Bay Area shows, as did keyboardist Dale, and bassist Endre. Some of Gregg's solo tunes, and some of his Allman Bros hits will be lovingly recreated in this special segment. Also, the group will add two original songs! The Beggar Kings are; Kevin Krilanovich, vocals; Tom Ayres, guitars; Caleb Larsen, guitars; Dale Ockerman, keyboards, harp and guitars; David Tucker, drums; Endre Tarczy, bass and vocals; Vince Sanchez, percussion; The Pleasure Point horns; and The Nasty Habits choir. Members have played with the Doobie Bros, Tommy Castro, Quicksilver, Steve Marriott, Gregg Allman, Persephone’s Bees, James Durbin and more.


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $15 Gen, $25 Gold Circle - $20 Gen, $30 Gold Circle night of show
Advance tickets: www.tix.com and Streetlight records
Artists website: www.beggarkings.com
Event website: www.facebook.com/beggarkings

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