Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the Musical
Jan
21
7:30 pm19:30

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the Musical

All About Theatre

Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming's children's book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find "Truly Scrumptious."  An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children, Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car has magical properties, including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself. The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher.

Filled with amazing stage spectacle and unforgettable songs, including the Academy Award-nominated title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.


Show times: 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM                
Tickets: $18 Gen, $25 Gold Circle               
Advance tickets: www.allabouttheatre.org  and www.brownpapertickets.com Tickets purchased online in advance will be held at the will-call desk at the door.                
More Info: Www.allabouttheatre.org

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Jan
22
7:30 pm19:30

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo— dubbed “South African Cultural Ambassadors to the
World” by Nelson Mandela— has an admirable history going back over five
decades. Formed in the early 1960s, the a cappella ensemble won so many singing
competitions that they “retired” from competition. Today, over fifty albums
later, their uplifting melodies enthrall audiences worldwide. Paul Simon
featured them on Graceland and produced their first US release, the Grammy
winning Shaka Zulu. A more recent album, Songs of Peace & Love for Kids &
Parents Around The World, won a Grammy award in 2013. Their latest recording,
Music From Inala, received a Grammy nomination in 2015.               


Show time: 7:30 PM                
Tickets: $35.00 Gen, $55.00 Gold Circle   
Advance tickets: www.kuumbwajazz.org  and Logos Books & Records                
Artists website: www.mambazo.com              
More Info: www.kuumbwajazz.org     

Jim Messina Band
Jan
28
8:00 pm20:00

Jim Messina Band

JIM MESSINA’s consummate legacy of musical prowess spans five decades, three acclaimed rock super groups, a vibrant solo career, and a dizzying array of game-­‐ changing producing and engineering credits, including the Doors, Lee Michaels, and Herb Alpert.  He is an indisputable expert in the fine art of making hit music and we look forward to welcoming Jim to Santa Cruz!          


Show time: 8:00 PM                
Tickets: $28 Gen, $45 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.vendini.com Streetlight
Artists website: www.jimmessina.com          
More Info: www.pulseproductions.net

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

JOURNEYS TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH
Feb
11
3:00 pm15:00

JOURNEYS TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH

Frans Lanting and Chris Eckstrom

A special presentation by renowned photographer Frans Lanting and his partner, Chris Eckstrom, in celebration of the Ends of the Earth. Frans and Chris returned recently from another journey to the Antarctic with fresh impressions about a remote part of the earth few people have seen with their own eyes. They will regale us with their images and stories about the natural and human history of the contested Falkland Islands, the spectacular wildlife gatherings of South Georgia, and the frozen grandeur of the Antarctic continent. They will pay tribute to early explorers like Sir Ernest Shackleton and his heroic Endurance expedition–an epic story of leadership and survival that unfolded in the frozen seas of the Antarctic one hundred years ago.

Proceeds will benefit the marine science education and conservation programs at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Lab.

Ocean Sponsor: Jo Lynne and Fred Jones


Show times: 3:00 PM& 7:00 PM              
Tickets: Seymour Center Member – $19.00 General – $23.00 Gold Circle – $40.00
Advance tickets: www.seymourcenter.brownpapertickets.com  and Seymour Marine Discovery Center                
Artists website: www.lanting.com

KPIG Valentine Party - John Craigie, Sherry Austin & Henhouse, Sugar by the Pound
Feb
14
7:00 pm19:00

KPIG Valentine Party - John Craigie, Sherry Austin & Henhouse, Sugar by the Pound

KPIG Valentine Party

Henhouse has found that magical combination of music that is often wished for, but rarely found. Whether singing their own material, or the songs of Kate Wolf and others, these four great vocalists come together to form an exquisite blend of harmonies. Their music truly engages listeners with their warm and captivating spirit.

He’ll make you laugh and make you cry, all in the same song. With a fan-base that is more of a continually-expanding circle of friends, John Craigie’s true passion is connecting with people through shared experiences, stories, and song.

Sugar by the Pound came together in the Spring of 2014 in The Santa Cruz Mountains of California and is one of the only all-female bluegrass bands, not only in the area, but for miles around.  Their combination of traditional bluegrass music, country-style blues,  honky tonk, and classical influences hits home with a wide audience and has made the group a perfect fit for Valentine Day               


Show time: 7:00 PM          
Tickets: $25.00 Gen,  $40.00Gold Circle           
Advance tickets: Snazzyproductions.com  831-479-9421                
Artists website: www.hensinthehouse.com           
Artists website: www.johncraigiemusic.com    

One Night of Queen
Feb
21
7:30 pm19:30

One Night of Queen

Performed by Gary Mullens and The Works              

Jet-set to Wembly Stadium or Madison Square Garden with this authentic celebration of the musical power of Queen.
This spectacular live concert event recreates the look, sound, pomp, and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. Hailed as the world’s premier Queen tribute, Gary Mullen’s pitch-perfect imitation of icon Freddie Mercury has  won rave reviews throughout 13 years of touring. Fans of Queen will delight in this note-for-note experience of mega-hits such as “We are the Champions,” “Under Pressure,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” and—of course—“Bohemian Rhapsody.” This show will rock you! 


Show time: 7:30 PM                
Tickets: $40                
Advance tickets: www.ticketfly.com   and Streetlight Records                
More info: www.sblentertainment.com
Artists website: www.garymullenandtheworks.com   

21st Annual Gail Rich Awards
Feb
22
7:30 pm19:30

21st Annual Gail Rich Awards

This annual awards event celebrates the spirit of the arts in Santa Cruz by recognizing those who inspire our diverse and culturally rich community. Applaud the individuals who inspire us in this uplifting, sometimes raucous, and always entertaining event.
FREE and open to the public.

Honorees for this year include:
- Gina Garcia (Dancer, Educator and Founder, Worldanz)
- Julia Chiapella (Writer and Executive Director, Young Writer’s Program)
- Michael Leeds (Sculptor)
- Mike Ryan (Actor and Artistic Director, Santa Cruz Shakespeare)
- Patti Maxine (Musician)
About the Awards
Awardees are nominated by community members and chosen by Wallace Baine, Entertainment Editor for the Santa Cruz Sentinel and photographed by Sentinel photographer Shmuel Thaler. The Gailies is a free event produced by the Arts Council Associates in celebration of these awards and the many talented and dedicated individuals that make up Santa Cruz’s creative ecosystem.
About Gail Rich
Simply put, Gail Rich was an inspiration to our community. In addition to being active in a number of local arts organizations – and a proud supporter of many others – she spent several years as a member and chairperson of the Arts Council Associates and served on the Arts Council Board of Directors. The broader community knew her as a Sentinel arts correspondent and a classical music programmer on KUSP. Gail died unexpectedly on October 5, 1996 at the age of 45.


Show time: 7:30 PM                
Tickets: FREE             
More info: www.artscouncilsc.org/gail-rich-awards

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Feb
23
7:00 pm19:00

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

 Presented by National Geographic & the North Face

Join UCSC Recreation and get set to explore the edge of the believable with some of the best films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival as it brings amazing stories to the big screen on February 23 – 26 @ 7 pm. Explore exotic locations, stand on the highest peaks and be part of the gripping tales that make this year’s Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour.

The 2016/2017 World Tour brings films from the 41st annual Banff Mountain Film Festival to more than 40 countries 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 bring out the explorer in you.

Tickets on sale Dec. 15 at brownpapertickets.com & the Bicycle Trip. We will feature 2 programs this year. Thurs/Sat will be Program A, and Fri/Sun will be Program B. Films for each of these programs will be listed 3-4 weeks prior to the event. Please check content ratings before buying.

Benefits UCSC Wilderness Orientation    

This stop on the world tour is hosted by UC Santa Cruz Recreation and proudly sponsored by Adventure Sports Journal, Adventure Sports Unlimited, Allterra Solar, Bay Federal Credit Union, Bicycle Trip, Capitola Veterinary Hospital, Dream Inn and Aquarius Restaurant, Five Branches University, greenspace, KZSC, Pacific Edge Climbing Gym, Mount Hermon Adventures, Santa Cruz Bicycles, UCSC Colleges, Housing and Educational Services, Good Times and SantaCruz.com


Show time: 7:00 PM                
Tickets: $18 - $20      
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com  and The Bicycle Trip                
More info: www.recreation.ucsc.edu/banff.html        

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Feb
24
7:00 pm19:00

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Presented by National Geographic & the North Face             

Join UCSC Recreation and get set to explore the edge of the believable with some of the best films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival as it brings amazing stories to the big screen on February 23 – 26 @ 7 pm. Explore exotic locations, stand on the highest peaks and be part of the gripping tales that make this year’s Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour.

The 2016/2017 World Tour brings films from the 41st annual Banff Mountain Film Festival to more than 40 countries 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 bring out the explorer in you.

Tickets on sale Dec. 15 at brownpapertickets.com & the Bicycle Trip. We will feature 2 programs this year. Thurs/Sat will be Program A, and Fri/Sun will be Program B. Films for each of these programs will be listed 3-4 weeks prior to the event. Please check content ratings before buying.

Benefits UCSC Wilderness Orientation

This stop on the world tour is hosted by UC Santa Cruz Recreation and proudly sponsored by Adventure Sports Journal, Adventure Sports Unlimited, Allterra Solar, Bay Federal Credit Union, Bicycle Trip, Capitola Veterinary Hospital, Dream Inn and Aquarius Restaurant, Five Branches University, greenspace, KZSC, Pacific Edge Climbing Gym, Mount Hermon Adventures, Santa Cruz Bicycles, UCSC Colleges, Housing and Educational Services, Good Times and SantaCruz.com


Show time: 7:00 PM                
Tickets: $20 - $22               
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com  and The Bicycle Trip                
More info: www.recreation.ucsc.edu/banff.html

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Feb
25
7:00 pm19:00

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Presented by National Geographic & the North Face               

Join UCSC Recreation and get set to explore the edge of the believable with some of the best films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival as it brings amazing stories to the big screen on February 23 – 26 @ 7 pm. Explore exotic locations, stand on the highest peaks and be part of the gripping tales that make this year’s Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour.

The 2016/2017 World Tour brings films from the 41st annual Banff Mountain Film Festival to more than 40 countries 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 bring out the explorer in you.

Tickets on sale Dec. 15 at brownpapertickets.com & the Bicycle Trip. We will feature 2 programs this year. Thurs/Sat will be Program A, and Fri/Sun will be Program B. Films for each of these programs will be listed 3-4 weeks prior to the event. Please check content ratings before buying.

Benefits UCSC Wilderness Orientation    

This stop on the world tour is hosted by UC Santa Cruz Recreation and proudly sponsored by Adventure Sports Journal, Adventure Sports Unlimited, Allterra Solar, Bay Federal Credit Union, Bicycle Trip, Capitola Veterinary Hospital, Dream Inn and Aquarius Restaurant, Five Branches University, greenspace, KZSC, Pacific Edge Climbing Gym, Mount Hermon Adventures, Santa Cruz Bicycles, UCSC Colleges, Housing and Educational Services, Good Times and SantaCruz.com


Show time: 7:00 PM                
Tickets: $20 - $22            
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com  and The Bicycle Trip                
More info: www.recreation.ucsc.edu/banff.html

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Feb
26
7:00 pm19:00

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Presented by National Geographic & the North Face               

Join UCSC Recreation and get set to explore the edge of the believable with some of the best films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival as it brings amazing stories to the big screen on February 23 – 26 @ 7 pm. Explore exotic locations, stand on the highest peaks and be part of the gripping tales that make this year’s Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour.

The 2016/2017 World Tour brings films from the 41st annual Banff Mountain Film Festival to more than 40 countries 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 bring out the explorer in you.

Tickets on sale Dec. 15 at brownpapertickets.com & the Bicycle Trip. We will feature 2 programs this year. Thurs/Sat will be Program A, and Fri/Sun will be Program B. Films for each of these programs will be listed 3-4 weeks prior to the event. Please check content ratings before buying.

Benefits UCSC Wilderness Orientation  

This stop on the world tour is hosted by UC Santa Cruz Recreation and proudly sponsored by Adventure Sports Journal, Adventure Sports Unlimited, Allterra Solar, Bay Federal Credit Union, Bicycle Trip, Capitola Veterinary Hospital, Dream Inn and Aquarius Restaurant, Five Branches University, greenspace, KZSC, Pacific Edge Climbing Gym, Mount Hermon Adventures, Santa Cruz Bicycles, UCSC Colleges, Housing and Educational Services, Good Times and SantaCruz.com       


Show time: 7:00 PM                
Tickets: $18 - $20   
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com and The Bicycle Trip                
More info: www.recreation.ucsc.edu/banff.html     

THE WOOD BROTHERS
Mar
5
7:00 pm19:00

THE WOOD BROTHERS

THE WOOD BROTHERS

The cover of The Wood Brothers' gorgeous new album, 'Paradise,' is adorned with an illustration of a mule staring at a carrot dangling just inches in front of its mouth. The carrot, though, is hanging from a stick affixed to the mule's own head."In some ways, he's already got it," explains guitarist Oliver Wood. "And in some ways, he'll never have it."That paradox is at the core of 'Paradise,' an album about longing and desire and theways in which the pursuit of fulfillment can keep it perpetually out of our reach. It's a beautiful collection, the band's most sophisticated work to date and also their most rocking, with bassist Chris Wood playing electric on tracks for the first time. Recorded at Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye studio in Nashville, 'Paradise' captures the latest chapter in the ongoing evolution of a band—and a family—navigating the joy and challenges of a life in music.Dubbed "masters of soulful folk" by Paste, The Wood Brothers released their debut studio


Show time: 7:00 PM        
Tickets: $28.50        
Advance tickets: www.woodbrosrio2016.eventbrite.com              
Artists website: www.thewoodbros.com

Judy Collins
Mar
10
8:00 pm20:00

Judy Collins

Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.

Her last visit to the Rio theatre sold out in advance so early ticket buying is encouraged!            


Show time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $36 Gen, $51 Gold Circle          
Advance tickets:  red.vendini.com   Streetlight              
Artists website: www.judycollins.com      

Paula Poundstone
Mar
18
8:00 pm20:00

Paula Poundstone

Heralded as one of our country’s foremost comics, Paula Poundstone’s quick-thinking, unscripted approach to comedy makes for a perfect fit as a regular panelist on NPR’s #1 show, the screwball weekly news quiz show WAIT WAIT…DON’T TELL ME! where she holds the record for game losses. “The others cheat,” she says magnanimously, “you wouldn’t think NPR would put up with that.”

She has guested on all the late night talk shows, several television specials, and Garrison Keillor’s A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION. Still, Paula considers her greatest achievement being a Mom of 3 children. She lives in Santa Monica where she also has 2 dogs, 14 cats, and one ant left from her ant farm. Paula makes a trip to Santa Cruz about every two years, playing to sell out crowds every time.
Get your tickets early!               


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

Andy McKee
Apr
7
7:30 pm19:30

Andy McKee

The Next Chapter Tour

Andy McKee is among the world’s finest acoustic guitarists. His youthful energy and attention to song structure and melodic content elevates him above the rest. He entertains both the eye and the ear as he magically transforms the steel string guitar into a full orchestra via his use of altered tunings, tapping, partial capos, percussive hits and a signature two-handed technique.

McKee’s crossover success has helped him to achieve millions upon millions of YouTube viewers, underscoring his emergence as one of today’s most unique and influential artists. He has been featured as a cover story in both Acoustic Guitar Magazine in the U.S. and Acoustic Magazine in the UK, and is also the figurehead of the unique Guitar Masters tours. McKee’s tour dates have taken him through Europe, Asia, Australia and North America, including tours with legendary acts including Prince and Dream Theater.

Live performances of Andy’s have become a point of fascination with his loyal followers. So, in late 2015, Andy decided it was time to release a live album. Featuring tracks from his entire catalog, Live Book was recorded live in December 2015 at The Melting Point in Athens, GA, the Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth, GA, and Workplay in Birmingham, AL. McKee went through the recordings from all three shows and selected the finest takes of each set. Reflecting on the song choices, he looks to provide current fans the chance to relive their favorite shows, and hopes that he can showcase the energy he creates for those who haven’t been able to attend a show and new fans alike.

“I’ve always wanted to do a live album; for quite a few years I’ve felt it’s something that has been missing from my collection of releases,” says McKee. “This album will feature some of my YouTube hits like ‘Drifting’ and ‘Rylynn’, some songs from my 2014 EP Mythmaker, and a cover of a Michael Hedges song called ‘Because It’s There’ played on harp guitar that I haven’t released yet.”

McKee is the first artist to be signed CGP Sounds, the record label founded by fellow guitarist Tommy Emmanuel.

For more information on Andy McKee please visit www.andymckee.com               


Show time: 7:30 PM                
Tickets: $25
Advance tickets: www.ticketfly.com  Streetlight Records                
Artists Website: www.andymckee.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
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com
Artists website: www.zeppelintribute.com

Pivot: The Art of Fashion
May
6
7:30 pm19:30

Pivot: The Art of Fashion

Fashion Runway and Performance Art

Pivot: The Art of Fashion returns to the Rio Theatre after a triumphant year with a new line up of surprising and unexpected artful fashion to delight and inspire the audience. A night of performance fashion awaits you, where artist’s creations transcend the imagination and designer’s collections awe the crowd and blur the lines between fashion and art… Ready, Set, Pivot!

The night includes – I.B. Bayo, Lynn Guenther, Tobin Keller, Lisa Ford, Maison Michel Ange, Marilou Moschetti, Rose Sellery, Ruby Roxanne, Sudyna Shroff… There’s more, but you wouldn’t want to know all our secrets – Would you? Now, the question is… What will you wear? Visit our website for more information: www.pivot-artfashion.com               


Show time: 7:30 PM                
Tickets: $25Gen,  $35Gold Circle              
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com               
More Info: www.pivot-artfashion.com


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the Musical
Jan
20
7:30 pm19:30

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the Musical

All About Theatre

Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming's children's book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find "Truly Scrumptious."  An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children, Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car has magical properties, including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself. The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher.

Filled with amazing stage spectacle and unforgettable songs, including the Academy Award-nominated title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.


Show time: 7:30 PM                
Tickets: $18 Gen, $25 Gold Circle               
Advance tickets: www.allabouttheatre.org  and www.brownpapertickets.com Tickets purchased online in advance will be held at the will-call desk at the door.                
More Info: Www.allabouttheatre.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        

'People Get Ready'
Jan
18
7:30 pm19:30

'People Get Ready'

A rally of solidarity and resolve to confront the future              

'People Get Ready' is an opportunity for the Santa Cruz County community to come together, move on from the campaign year, and draw strength and courage from each other as we all face an unknown future. A series of speakers and performers will offer up a message to remind us of our shared values and our power when we act together. The event is free and we urge you to step away from the social media battlefield and engage with your friends and neighbors. Remember: We are the majority!               


Show time: 7:30 PM     
Tickets: FREE EVENT

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the Musical
Jan
14
7:30 pm19:30

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the Musical

All About Theatre

Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming's children's book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find "Truly Scrumptious."  An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children, Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car has magical properties, including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself. The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher.

Filled with amazing stage spectacle and unforgettable songs, including the Academy Award-nominated title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.


Show times: 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM                
Tickets: $18 Gen, $25Gold Circle               
Advance tickets: www.allabouttheatre.org  and www.brownpapertickets.com Tickets purchased online in advance will be held at the will-call desk at the door.                
More Info: Www.allabouttheatre.org

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the Musical
Jan
13
7:30 pm19:30

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the Musical

All About Theatre

Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming's children's book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find "Truly Scrumptious."  An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children, Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car has magical properties, including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself. The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher.

Filled with amazing stage spectacle and unforgettable songs, including the Academy Award-nominated title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.


Show time: 7:30 PM                
Tickets: $18 Gen, $25Gold Circle               
Advance tickets: www.allabouttheatre.org  and www.brownpapertickets.com Tickets purchased online in advance will be held at the will-call desk at the door.                
More Info: Www.allabouttheatre.org          

White Album Ensemble
Dec
30
8:00 pm20:00

White Album Ensemble

Beggar Kings

The White Album Ensemble recreates Rolling Stone Magazine’s #1 album of all time - “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, along with era singles such as “Penny Lane”, and “Strawberry Fields Forever”nother album deemed too difficult to perform “live” (with the parts and feeling intact)The opening set by the Beggar Kings will be a recreation of “Let It
Bleed”,another late 1960’s landmark album.Classics such as  “Gimme Shelter”, “You Cant Always Get What you Want” play a gritty 'Yin to the Yang' to the Peace-Love- Psychedelic Utopian vibe of "Peppers"Again there will be a guitar raffle benefiting Guitars, not Guns at intermission. The WAE over the last 13 years has raised over 300,000.00$ for youth, music, non violent causes!


Show time: 8:00 PM                
Tickets: $25 Gen, $45 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.tix.com  and Streetlight records            

White Album Ensemble
Dec
29
8:00 pm20:00

White Album Ensemble

Beggar Kings

Thursday, December 29th- will be the “Revolver” album, live- the WAE’s most popular program, adding era singles such as “Rain”, and “Paperback Writer”.
1966’s “Revolver”was revolutionary in every way, from the Motown horns of “Got to get you into My Life”, the mystical “Tomorrow Never Knows” with sitar and tabla, to “Eleanor Rigby” with its string quartet .
 The Beggar Kings, will open the night, performing the classic album “Beggars Banquet”, which featured hits “Sympathy For The Devil”, and “Street Fighting Man”
 A raffle will be held at Intermission, benefiting Guitars, not Guns.
Special guests will include the Pleasure Point horns, the Millington strings,
and members of the Santa Cruz symphony.
Friday, December 30th,
This night, The White Album Ensemble recreates what many feel is the #1 album of all time - “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, The Beggar Kings will
perform "Let It Bleed"


Show time: 8:00 PM                          
Tickets: $25 Gen, $45 Gold Circle                             
Advance tickets: www.tix.com and Streetlight Records, Santa Cruz                
Artists Website: www.whitealbumensemble.com                
Artists Website: www.thebeggarkings.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

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       

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   

PETER MURPHY
Dec
2
7:30 pm19:30

PETER MURPHY

Peter John Murphy (born 11 July 1957) is an English rock vocalist. He was the vocalist of the rock group Bauhaus, and later went on to release a number of solo albums, such as 'Deep,' 'Love Hysteria' and his most recent work 'Lion.'       


Show time: 7:30 PM         
Tickets: $33.00        
Advance tickets: www.petermurphyscrio.eventbrite.com                
Artists website: hwww.petermurphy.info
Facebook: www.facebook.com/petermurphyinfo

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 

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

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

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.

Ace and the Desert Dog (9 minutes, mild language)
Edges (10 minutes)
Mile 19 (10 minutes, Language)
Wasfia (14 minutes, some subtitles)
When We Were Knights (12 minutes, language)
Iceland Proven Here (six minutes)
The Accord (19 minutes, language)
Kamchatka Steelhead Project (8 minutes)
The Super Salmon (25 minutes)
Angel Annihilates Alaska (4 minutes, censored)

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 &

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

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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

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

surfers' blood, a film by patrick trefz
Oct
28
7:00 pm19:00

surfers' blood, a film by patrick trefz

Patrick Trefz, lives and works in Santa Cruz, California. He is a director, producer and photographer and is widely acclaimed for two feature-length documentary films, Thread (2007) and Idiosyncrasies (2010). He has directed multiple music videos, commercials and shorts. As a photographer, his work has appeared in publications including Surfer, Big, Geo and The New York Times. He is the author of Santa Cruz: Visions of Surf City (SolidPublishing, 2002), Thread (PowerHouse, 2009), and Surfers' Blood (PowerHouse Books, 2012).


Show time: 7:00 PM
Tickets: $10.00
Advance tickets: www.surfersbloodfilm.brownpapertickets.com               
More info: www.patricktrefz.com
More into: fleahab.net

Film: Tight Loose
Oct
27
8:00 pm20:00

Film: Tight Loose

Teton Gravity Research: Tight Loose

On Thursday, October 27th, TGR is returning to the Rio Theatre for the winter kick-off party of the year. Join us to celebrate TGR's 21st birthday with the one-night only premiere of our new feature length ski and snowboard film, Tight Loose.

There will be a ton of prize giveaways from our partners - plus, Sunday-Friday (non-holiday) two-for-one to Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows for everyone in attendance!  Just wait until you see the legendary group shred that we filmed at Squaw Valley for the movie.... 


Show time: 8:00 PM  
Tickets: $12 
Advance tickets: www.tetongravity.com and Helm of Sun Valley       
More info: www.tetongravity.com       

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    

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

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     

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

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   

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

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   

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