This St. Patricks day come celebrate the 42 Anniversary of the opening of The Catalyst! We will be screening 'The Catalyst' - A historical documentary film showcasing 40 years of music at the venue known as The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, California. This bohemian coffee house beginning in the 1960's, transformed into a world renowned music venue commanding the respect and accolades of a monumental list of topnotch international musicians who played there time and time again: The Doobie Brothers, Neil Young, Greg Kihn, Nirvana, STS9, Billy Idol, Courtney Love, Tina Turner, Van Morrison, David Lindley (El Rayo X & Jackson Browne), Huey Lewis and the News, The Tubes, John Mayall, Ry Cooder, Patti Smith, Bonnie Raitt, Emmy Lou Harris, Crosby, Stills & Nash, SNAIL and many more. The Catalyst served as a jumping off point in the career junction of generations of musicians world wide. The legacy of The Catalyst is told through the eyes of International rock photographer/Director, Michèle Benson, Producer, Dean Newbury, and the myriad of musicians who graced her stage. Including private insight into The Catalyst's own professional cast, crew and the legendary owner himself, Randall P. Kane (1923-2009). This is not a journey of where are these bands today... but rather an insider's view to what is a venue.The film is an 'All Access Pass' that highlights magical one-of-a-kind moments, technical & musical achievements, backstage intrigues, and historical performances. Why does this place command such respect, accolades from the cast of musicians, the clubs' crew, audience, the owner Randall Kane and it's rich historic musical presence? The answer lies in what sets The Catalyst apart from the rest of the venues around our globe..the magic lies in it's power of place accentuated by the love of Catalyst family, audience and artists alike. The Catalyst Film premiere will be shown at The Rio Theatre 1205 Soquel Avenue in Santa Cruz on Friday, March 17, 2017 doors at 7:00PM. Tickets ar $13 in advance $15 at the door $20 Gold Circle. http://www.thecatalystfilm.com/tickets The Catalyst Film promises to be a celebration that Santa Cruz will not forget for decades to come. For More Information: www.thecatalystfilm.com/ Location: The Rio Theatre 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 www.riotheatre.com Questions please email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tickets: Advanced can be purchased via PayPal at: www.the catalystfilm.com or at the Rio Theatre Box office day of event http://www.thecatalystfilm.com/tickets This is a benefit for a new feature documentary film in production 'All Access - Music in the Cruz 1960-2017'