Wed. June 12 at 8pm

Artist:   Jim Lewin


  

Fri. June 14 at 8:30pm

High Energy Blues

Vito Dettore and Keith Graves formed Vito & Friends over 15 years ago. The band originally started from the Eddy Kesler Big Hand Band here is Santa Cruz, Illinois, where Vito grew up, was where Vito's dad played drums with Eddy and they toured the states. Vito started playing drums when he was 5, but then turned to guitar. He is now an accomplished and well known San Lorenzo Valley blues guitarist. Vito has a powerfully and soulful voice that accompanies his electrifying guitar licks. Keith Graves has toured and played with legendary sixties musicians Jerry Miller, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Starship and It's A Beautiful Day. Eric Gunn, an original member of Vito & Friends has played venues from San Diego to Honolulu. Frank G. Hatfield adds his own horn section style and licks on the harmonica. Vito & Friends are always dynamic and guaranteed to be a good rockin' blues time.

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/VITOANDFRIENDS

 



  

Sat. June 15 at 8:30pm

From Motown to Rock, 60's to Now

The Nineteens are a lively and fun loving rock n' roll band from the San Francisco Bay Area. "Their sound is groovy" (Henry Kissinger). Edgy guitars meet a delightfully edgy sense of humor.

Artist sites and sounds: https://www.facebook.com/thenineteenssf/

 



  

 

Sun. June 16 at 4pm

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Wed. June 19 at 8pm

Artist:   Billy Reese


  

Fri. June 21 at 8:30pm

Dance -- Fresh new sounds steeped in classic rock/folk grooves, nostalgic ballads, modern day classics, and a dash of original tunes.

Through soulful vocals, rhythmic guitar playing, and live looping Joe puts a fresh spin on classic songs from the 60's through the modern day. Leaning into vocal-centric classics from Cat Stevens, Willy Nelson, and Paul Simon, getting the dance-floor moving with jams from Creedence, Canned Heat, and Bob Marley, nailing modern classics from Radiohead, Weezer, and the White Stripes, and finally throwing in a good serving of his own originals. Joe has something for everyone to get nostalgic, ruminate, and dance to! Joining Joe is a revolving cast of local talent.

Artist sites and sounds:
www.JoeJester.com



  

Sat. June 22 at 8:30pm

A sound you need to see -- Funk, Blues, Jazz, Psychedelic Rock, and Hip-Hop

Rebelskamp is a band from the South Bay Area California with a signature sound and free-form style that blends styles and genres to create a live sound all their own, with influences from Funk, Blues, Jazz, Psychedelic Rock, and Hip-Hop. Their live show is always spontaneous, dynamic, and filled with fresh vibes, since they are known play off the crowd's energy.

Artist sites and sounds:
www.rebelskamp.com



  

 

Sun. June 23 at 4pm

Artist: Shawn Yanez


  

Wed. June 26 at 8pm

Artist:   James Durbin


  

Fri. June 28 at 8:30pm

4-piece party/dance band that performs music as diverse as Steve Miller, Elton John, Tom Petty, Huey Lewis, Foo Fighters, Prince, Stones, Beatles to Santana and ZZ Top.

Serious Condition is a 4-piece party/dance band that performs music from artists as diverse as Steve Miller and Elton John, Tom Petty, Three Doors Down, Huey Lewis, Foo Fighters, Prince, The Cure, Stones and Beatles, Black Crowes, all the way to Santana and ZZ Top. You should be dancing.

Artist sites and sounds:
www.seriouscondition.com



  

Sat. June 29 at 8:30pm

Cooper Street is an alternative-country band playing originals and lesser-played covers

Cooper Street is an alt-country Americana rock band based in Santa Cruz, California. They play a mix of original songs and lesser-played covers. They are inspired by the unique and haunting sounds of bands such as Wilco, Drive-by Truckers, Ryan Adams, Counting Crows, and The Wallflowers, yet they have their own unique flavor of thoughtful lyrics and well-crafted melodies. Whether playing edgy rock or moving ballads, the band’s inspired energy is evident on their records and live performances.

Artist sites and sounds:
https://cooperstreetmusic.com and www.facebook.com/CooperStreetMusic/

 



  

 

Sun. June 30 at 4pm

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Wed. July 3 at 8pm

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Thu. July 4 at 7:30pm

A musical party Inspired by legends like Elton John, the Grateful Dead, and Neil Young, Jacks and Dogs carve out their own musical path, blending genres and creating a sound that's uniquely theirs.

Get ready to hit the dance floor with Jacks and Dogs, your new favorite Americana/rock and roll fusion crew, set to sweep you off your feet with their sweet tunes. This kick-ass band, previously known as the Becker Boys, features the harmonic duo of Mark Becker (Heathen Hill) on the acoustic guitar and his son Quinn Becker (The New Horizons), rocking the bass and electric guitar. Alongside them are Alex Bahler (Love Creek), adding some face-melting electric guitar heat, and the phenomenal Dominic Johannesson (Moonshine Crossroads), keeping the beat alive on the drums. Inspired by legends like Elton John, the Grateful Dead, and Neil Young, Jacks and Dogs carve out their own musical path, blending genres and creating a sound that's uniquely theirs. While the boys primarily serve up infectious covers with a fresh twist, they sprinkle in a few original tracks that hit just right. So, come hang out with the guys, grab a cold one, and let your feet move and your soul groove. Don't miss out on the fun – Jacks and Dogs are here to turn your night into a musical party!

Artist sites and sounds:
https://quinnbecker.rocks



  

Fri. July 5 at 8:30pm

Psychedelic &
Roots Rocking Dance Band

Love Creek is psychedelic rock group from the Santa Cruz Mountains, performing many original compositions.

Artist sites and sounds: https://www.facebook.com/lovecreektheband



  

Sat. July 6 at 8:30pm

Up-tempo dance tunes with a sultry 'torchy' twist

Rhonda 'Cougar' Crouch is a Bay Area local based out of San Jose. Cougar Unleashed rocks out with uptempo party tunes yet Rhonda brings a sultry and 'torchy' feel to her performances. Influences include admired soulful artists such as Aretha Franklin, Sarah Vaughn, Etta James, Sheryl Crow, Corinne Bailey Rae, Adele, Ingrid Michaelson, Sia, and Amy Winehouse among others. She has assembled a truly unique and personal sound, and along with some of her originals, tells of life stories.

Artist sites and sounds:
https://cougarunleashed.com



  

 

Sun. July 7 at 4pm

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Wed. July 10 at 8pm

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Fri. July 12 at 8:30pm

Psychedelic surf rock, with a twist!

Third Bowl plays a variety of originals and a few choice covers from our favorite classic rockers. We like to stretch things out a bit and push the boundaries of the conventional. Have You Had Your Third Bowl Today?

Artist sites and sounds: https://thirdbowl.bandcamp.com/releases



  

Fri. July 19 at 8:30pm

Rockin' Blues & Roots Rock

High Wire is a rock and blues cover band. There's a fine line between rock and blues where we balance ourselves between the two.



  

Sat. July 20 at 8:30pm

Effortless blend of alt-Rock, Country and Americana styles

The Never HasBeens is a music trio based out of Santa Cruz California, performing an eclectic array of original and cover songs with intensity and dynamic subtly. The trio is rooted in classic American music, a rebellious dose of 80's attitude, and the musicality to blend alt-Rock, Country and Americana styles effortlessly. Their tastefulness in dong so in on full display in the band's latest full-length release, "We Will Not Be Unheard". The trio focuses on songs that have a deep cut and create an unspoken connection with their audiences. This is a band that understands the simple beauty of a country waltz, the frivolous fun of adolescent guitar driven angst, and the value of being in the moment with their audiences.

Artist sites and sounds:
https://nvrhb.com



  

Fri. July 26 at 8:30pm

Swinging rock, blues, country

A tight, swinging rock band with original tunes, classic rock covers from Chuck Berry to Los Lobos. With jazz, blues and country standards, always get 'em dancing, always leave them smiling. Our focus is on FUN!

Artist sites and sounds:
www.reverbnation.com/kevinhamm and www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dvghH1w5V8



  

Sat. July 27 at 8:30pm

“Country blues that marry Nick Cave, Robert Johnson, Woody Guthrie and Tom Waits” Melody Maker

From his genre-bending debut on Blind Pig Records to his latest album on Coast Road Records—his 13th overall—this relentlessly pioneering artist continues to both honor and extend the country blues traditions that inspire him. Preacher Boy helped create, define, and advance “alternative blues” as a genre that also spawned artists ranging from Chris Whitley and Alvin Youngblood Hart to the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and G. Love. Faster and Louder has called him “the godfather of alt. blues.” Of his boot-pounding live performances, Santa Cruz's Good Times had this to say: “As he beats his long leather boot, four to the floor, his National steel guitar slides and spits a devious storm of gothic Americana and gritty country blues.” Melody Maker described his sound as: “Country blues that marry Nick Cave, Robert Johnson, Woody Guthrie and Tom Waits,” and legendary music publication MOJO declared that, “Preacher Boy is a songwriter of startling originality.” Preacher Boy is a pioneering Contemporary Blues and Americana artist who arrived on the scene with a career-making performance at The San Francisco Blues Festival in 1995—the San Francisco Examiner wrote that, "Those who arrived late may have missed what could well have been the top act on the entire bill next to John Lee Hooker himself.”

Artist sites and sounds:
https://preacherboy.com/home



  

Fri. Aug. 2 at 8:30pm

Neon City Limits--Country Without Limits

Neon City Limits is a four piece, female-fronted modern country cover band. We focus on high-energy country music covering recognizable and danceable modern country tunes. Our goal is to create an enjoyable experience for our audience and keep people dancing throughout the night!

Artist sites and sounds:
https://neoncitylimits.com



  

Sat. Aug. 3 at 8:30pm

The best of the blues -- formed in 1991 by Chicago native Bill Bouchard

The Next Blues Band was formed in 1991 by Chicago native Bill Bouchard after his arrival in Monterey, California. The band has been delivering their brand of Blues around the Central Coast from San Jose to Santa Barbara for over 20 years. Performing in clubs and at concerts such as, Monterey Blues Festival, and Seaside's Blues in the Park. Bill's first introduction to the Blues came to him while attending college in Chicago in the early '70's. While hanging out in local Blue's clubs, Bill was exposed to some amazing legends, such as Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, and many more. For Bill, this developed his true love and passion for the Blues.

Artist sites and sounds: https://sites.google.com/site/thenextbluesband2013/



  

Thu. Aug. 8 at 8pm

High Energy Blues

Vito Dettore and Keith Graves formed Vito & Friends over 15 years ago. The band originally started from the Eddy Kesler Big Hand Band here is Santa Cruz, Illinois, where Vito grew up, was where Vito's dad played drums with Eddy and they toured the states. Vito started playing drums when he was 5, but then turned to guitar. He is now an accomplished and well known San Lorenzo Valley blues guitarist. Vito has a powerfully and soulful voice that accompanies his electrifying guitar licks. Keith Graves has toured and played with legendary sixties musicians Jerry Miller, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Starship and It's A Beautiful Day. Eric Gunn, an original member of Vito & Friends has played venues from San Diego to Honolulu. Frank G. Hatfield adds his own horn section style and licks on the harmonica. Vito & Friends are always dynamic and guaranteed to be a good rockin' blues time.

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/VITOANDFRIENDS



  

Fri. Aug 9 at 8:30pm

50s, 60s, A musical party Inspired by legends like Elton John, the Grateful Dead, and Neil Young, Jacks and Dogs carve out their own musical path, blending genres and creating a sound that's uniquely theirs.

Get ready to hit the dance floor with Jacks and Dogs, your new favorite Americana/rock and roll fusion crew, set to sweep you off your feet with their sweet tunes. This kick-ass band, previously known as the Becker Boys, features the harmonic duo of Mark Becker (Heathen Hill) on the acoustic guitar and his son Quinn Becker (The New Horizons), rocking the bass and electric guitar. Alongside them are Alex Bahler (Love Creek), adding some face-melting electric guitar heat, and the phenomenal Dominic Johannesson (Moonshine Crossroads), keeping the beat alive on the drums. Inspired by legends like Elton John, the Grateful Dead, and Neil Young, Jacks and Dogs carve out their own musical path, blending genres and creating a sound that's uniquely theirs. While the boys primarily serve up infectious covers with a fresh twist, they sprinkle in a few original tracks that hit just right. So, come hang out with the guys, grab a cold one, and let your feet move and your soul groove. Don't miss out on the fun – Jacks and Dogs are here to turn your night into a musical party!

Artist sites and sounds:
https://quinnbecker.rocks



  

Sat. Aug. 10 at 8:30pm

50s, 60s, Blues, R&B, & Rock and Roll

50s, 60s, Blues, R&B, & Rock and Roll band based in the S.F. Bay Area. Doin' our duty to help you shake your booty.
Dan Powers is a veteran of the rhythm and blues stage. He cut his teeth in the Northeast, toured the Southeast, and has been working in the California music scene for over 30 years. He has opened for Roy Buchanan, played with Peter Tork of The Monkees, and has shared the stage with many blues greats. His "in the pocket" philosophy combined with the ability of adding color at the appropriate moments keeps his music calendar very full. In the past Dan has led his own big band and has a degree in Electronic Music Composition from the University of South Florida. Dan counts Joe Morello, Alan White, Carl Palmer, Art Blakey, and Max Roach among his influences.



  

Fri. Aug. 16 at 8:30pm

Modern spin on the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Byrds, Foo Fighters, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, Traveling Wilburys

Bay Area based Fossil Farm has been entertaining audiences with a fun and lively assortment of classic, folk, and alt-rock music for over a decade. The group puts their own modern spin on music from the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Byrds, Lumineers, Foo Fighters, Tom Petty, Chris Isaak, Fleetwood Mac, Moody Blues, Traveling Wilburys, and more. The band began as a collaboration of musical ideas between Drew Morrish, a British pub-band rocker, and Rich Fassler, a part of the 60's East Bay garage band scene. The two met by chance in 2004 and discovered they shared the same musical interests and style, despite growing up over 5,000 miles apart. They have been rocking the Bay Area ever since.

Artist sites and sounds:
https://fossilfarmband.com/about



  

Sat. Aug. 17 at 8:30pm

A Rock N' Roll Dance Band with a real crush on the Classics

A Rock N' Roll Dance Band somewhere in Santa Cruz with a real crush on the Classics, but also more modern 80's, 90's, and New Millennium Rock and Dance music. We're a 6 member band with 4 Harmonizing Singers, a Rockin' Guitar Player, Keyboards, a Bass Player Extraordinaire, and a Drummer that keeps us tight in the pocket every time.

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/BlueOceanRockers



  

Fri. Aug. 23 at 8:30pm

Love infused Hendrix rock grooves and inspired by the Beatles

Whether she is rocking the stage at some of San Francisco's longest-running and most popular events or entertaining crowds at the legendary Great American Music Hall, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Groovy Judy has become one of the Bay Area's most recognizable musicians. Inspired by the likes of Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles, Groovy Judy's classic riffs and warm personality have endeared her to fans everywhere. In addition to the traditional venue and festival circuit, Groovy Judy has become a popular and consistent musical presence at the annual Bay to Breakers footrace. Through philanthropy, Judy has discovered several ways to use her music to help others. She has donated performances to a number of charities, including the American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, American Leukemia Society and Food Not Bombs & fire relief in California.

Artist sites and sounds:
http://groovyjudy.com and https://YouTube.com/groovyjudy



  

Sat. Aug. 24 at 8:30pm

The Bay Area's favorite blues-rock band!

The FOG is a five-piece band playing high-energy blues-based classic rock (covers & originals) - music that's good for listening, dancing, and drinking. ??They've been playing all around the Bay Area (clubs, private events, festivals) for 11 years, performing over 200 times. Combined the members have over 100 years of live performance experience, and they love to connect with and entertain an audience. Check 'em out sometime!

Artist sites and sounds:
thefogband.com



  

Fri. Aug. 30 at 8:30pm

Cooper Street is an alternative-country band playing originals and lesser-played covers

Cooper Street is an alt-country Americana rock band based in Santa Cruz, California. They play a mix of original songs and lesser-played covers. They are inspired by the unique and haunting sounds of bands such as Wilco, Drive-by Truckers, Ryan Adams, Counting Crows, and The Wallflowers, yet they have their own unique flavor of thoughtful lyrics and well-crafted melodies. Whether playing edgy rock or moving ballads, the band's inspired energy is evident on their records and live performances.


Artist sites and sounds:
https://cooperstreetmusic.com and
www.facebook.com/CooperStreetMusic/



  

Sat. Aug. 31 at 8:30pm

From Rock, Country, Americana and Rockabilly their sound is guaranteed to get you moving.

Playing songs from Robben Ford, Los Lobos, Tom Petty, Stray Cats, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Beatles, Stones, Cream, Johnny Cash, Elvis, Bob Marley, Chris Isaak and many more, Wredhorse will get you on your feet right out of the gate. From Rock, Country, Americana and Rockabilly their sound is guaranteed to get you moving. This is a feel good get up and dance rock and roll band. Good times await. WredHorse is Steve McCampbell guitar/vocals, Woody Bell guitar/vocals, Sam Sotelo drums/vocals and Ron Sotelo Bass guitar

Artist sites and sounds: https://www.facebook.com/WredHorse-278604772206887



  

Fri. Sept. 6 at 8:30pm 

Local organic funky, sweet, sticky, psychedelic Jamz to get your Soul grooving and your body moving!

THE JAMISSARIES - Featuring Arindam Krishna Das' originals as well as funked-up versions of music they love by the likes of The Grateful Dead, The Beatles, Jefferson Airplane, Cream, Donovan, Joe Cocker, David Bowie, Tenacious D and more... With Arindam on guitar/keys/vocals, Rob Borella on drums/vocals, Devii Grace DiMarco on violin/vocals, Jonathan Kessler on bass and Alex Bahler on lead guitar, their funky, sweet, sticky, psychedelic Jamz They will get your Soul grooving and your body moving!

Artist sites and sounds: https://www.facebook.com/
profile.php?id=100091202231633



  

Sat. Sept. 7 at 8:30pm

From Motown to Rock, 60's to Now

Vintage Point will make you dance, remember, or go searching.

We are group of talented musicians based in Santa Cruz, California who share the love of a well written song and a loving audience! Whether its Elle King, Queen, or the Beatles, Vintage Point is ready to get your feet moving.

Artist sites and sounds:
www.vintagepointsantacruz.com