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Santa Cruz Live Music Weekend Roundup: Memorial Day 2024

The weekend roundup of concerts and shows for the Santa Cruz area. Easy at-a-glance quick reference music guide for Santa Cruz, California.

By Julie Horner

Thursday, May 23

Slack Tide Currents at Alice’s Restaurant
Thursday, May 23 | 5:00 – 7:30
17288 Skyline Blvd, Woodside

SambaDá + Fuse at Thursday Beach BBQ Party
The Crow’s Nest
Thursday, May 23 | 5:30
2218 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz

Jenny O’Leary Jazz Trio at Discretion Brewing
Thursday, May 23 | 5:30 – 7:30
2703 41st Ave Ste. A, Soquel

Hunny Pot at Chaminade Resort
Thursday, May 23 | 5:30 – 8:30
One Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz

Steve Abrams at Aroma Restaurant
Thursday, May 23 | 5:30 – 8:30
9600 Highway 9, Ben Lomond

Back Porch Boys at Aptos Street BBQ
Thursday, May 23 | 6:00 – 8:00
8059 Aptos St, Aptos

Junebug Bayer at VinoCruz
Thursday, May 23 | 6:00 – 8:00
4901 Soquel Dr., Soquel

Ten O’ Clock Lunch Band at Bargetto Winery
Thursday, May 23 | 6:00 – 8:00
3535 N Main St, Soquel

T Bone Mojo Blues Trio at Mission Street BBQ
Thursday, May 23 | 6:00 – 8:00
1618 Mission St., Santa Cruz

Billy Reese at Davenport Roadhouse
Thursdays | 6:00 – 8:00
1 Davenport Ave, Davenport

Z-FunQ at Shanty Shack Brewing
Thursday, May 23 | 6:00 – 9:00
138 Fern St., Santa Cruz

7th Wave at Cork and Fork
Thursday, May 23 | 6:00 – 9:00
312-B Capitola Ave, Capitola

Asher Stern Locals Night at Bruno’s Bar and Grill
Thursdays | 6:00 – 9:00
230 Mt Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley

AfroBeats at Woodhouse Blending & Brewing
Thursday, May 23 | 6:00 – 9:00
119 Madrone St., Santa Cruz

Jimmy Living Spirit at Vino by the Sea
Thursday, May 23 | 6:30 – 9:30
55 Municipal Wharf, Ste. B, Santa Cruz

Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band at Kuumbwa Jazz
Thursday, May 23 | 7:00
320-2 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz

Quantum Duds at The Sand Bar
Thursday, May 23 | 7:00
211 Esplanade, Capitola

Trivia w/ Michael Gaither at El Vaquero Winery
Thursdays | 7:00
2901 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville

Local Natives at The Catalyst
Thursday, May 23 | Doors 7:00
1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Sonido Gallo Negro w/ ¿Qiensave? + Doris Anahi
Moe’s Alley
Thursday, May 23 | Doors 7:00
1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz DJ Sessions at Abbott Square Market
Thursday, May 23 | 7:00 – 10:00
725 Front St., Santa Cruz

Smith & Tegio at Over the Hill Gang Saloon
Thursday, May 23 | 7:00 – 10:00
3530 Portola Dr., Santa Cruz

Windser in The Catalyst Atrium
Thursday, May 23 | Doors 8:30
1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Spun at Felton Covered Bridge Festival | Saturday, May 25 | 3:00 – 4:30

Friday, May 24

Bob Burnett at MJA Vineyards Westside Tasting Room
Friday, May 24 | 3:30 – 6:30
328 Ingalls St., Santa Cruz

This Way Up at San Gregorio General Store
Friday, May 24 | 5:00 – 7:00
7615 Stage Rd., San Gregorio

Medicine Road at The Sawmill
Friday, May 24 | 5:00 – 7:00
15520 Highway 9, Boulder Creek

Curtis Turner at Alice’s Restaurant
Friday, May 24 | 5:00 – 7:30
17288 Skyline Blvd, Woodside

Hunny Pot at Kissed by an Angel Wines
Friday, May 24 | 5:00 – 7:30
75 Mt. Hermon Rd., Scotts Valley

Flingfest at Henflings of Ben Lomond
John Michael Band
Friday, May 24 | 5:00 – 8:00
9450 Highway 9, Ben Lomond

Steven Graves at Discretion Brewing
Friday, May 24 | 5:30 – 7:30
2703 41st Ave Ste. A, Soquel

Crimson Crowbar w/ Greg Camp & David Shelton
Stockwell Cellars
Friday, May 24 | 5:30 – 8:30
1100 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz

Claudio Melega at Aroma Restaurant
Friday, May 24 | 5:30 – 8:30
9600 Highway 9, Ben Lomond

Kelly Koval & Zelma Stone at Blue House Stage
Friday, May 24 | Doors 6:00
359 Canham Rd.,Scotts Valley
Tix on Eventbrite

The Suborbitals at Steel Bonnet Brewing
Friday, May 24 | 6:00 – 8:00
20 Victor Square, Scotts Valley

Gary Carpenter & Daniel Yarritu Guitar Duo
VinoCruz
Friday, May 24 | 6:00 – 8:00
4901 Soquel Dr., Soquel

Beach Hazard + Monkey Hands at Shanty Shack Brewing
Friday, May 24 | 6:00 – 9:00
138 Fern St., Santa Cruz

M.A.D. Film Festival at Rio Theatre
Friday, May 24 | 6:00 – 9:00
1205 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

Ugly Beauty at Davenport Roadhouse
Friday, May 24 | 6:00 – 9:00
1 Davenport Ave, Davenport

Beach Cowboys at Cork and Fork
Friday, May 24 | 6:00 – 9:00
312-B Capitola Ave, Capitola

Sony Holland at Bruno’s Bar and Grill
Friday, May 24 | 6:00 – 9:00
230 Mt Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley

Eyes Like Lanterns at Capitola Wine Bar
Friday, May 24 | 6:00 – 9:00
115 San Jose Ave, Capitola

Jefferson Hancock Band at Vino by the Sea
Friday, May 24 | 6:00 – 10:00
55 Municipal Wharf, Ste. B, Santa Cruz

Dave “Nomad” Miller at BaleFire Brewing Company
Friday, May 24 | 6:30 – 8:30
21517 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz

Everywhen at The Cats Los Gatos
Friday, May 24 | 6:30 – 9:30
17533 Santa Cruz Hwy, Los Gatos

Complex + Parasite + Odder + Terra + Eradicate
SubRosa Community Space
Friday, May 24 | Doors 7:00
703 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz

Eric Paslay Nashville Nights at Chaminade Resort
Friday, May 24 | Doors 7:00
One Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz

Ten O’Clock Lunch Band Friday Night Dance
Mid-County Senior Center
Friday, May 24 | 7:00 – 9:00
829 Bay Ave., Capitola

Dan Cioper at Over the Hill Gang Saloon
Friday, May 24 | 7:00 – 10:00
3530 Portola Dr., Santa Cruz

Brad “Guitar” Wilson at Sevy’s at Seacliff Inn
Friday, May 24 | 7:00 – 10:00
7500 Old Dominion Ct, Aptos

Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band at The Mountain Winery
Friday, May 24 | 7:30 Doors 5:30
14831 Pierce Rd, Saratoga

Spooky Mansion in The Catalyst Atrium
Friday, May 24 | Doors 8:00
1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Weedeater + Rebelmatic at Felton Music Hall
Friday, May 24 | 8:00
6275 Highway 9, Felton

Maya Blue & The Elle Effect at Abbott Square Market
Friday, May 24 | 7:00 – 9:30
725 Front St., Santa Cruz

Velvet Underpants Tribute to The Velvet Underground
Brookdale Lodge
Friday, May 24 | 7:00 – 10:00
11570 Highway 9, Brookdale

Blue Ocean Rockers at Joe’s Bar
Friday, May 24 | 8:30 – 11:55
13118 Highway 9, Boulder Creek

Proper Villains at The Crow’s Nest
Friday, May 24 | 9:00
2218 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz

DJ Daddy Spleece at The Sand Bar
Friday, May 24 | 9:00
211 Esplanade, Capitola

Flingfest at Henflings of Ben Lomond
Dennis Dove Band
Saturday, May 25 | 9:00 – 12:00
9450 Highway 9, Ben Lomond

Kelly Koval & Zelma Stone at Blue House Stage Friday, May 24 | Doors 6:00

Saturday, May 25

34th Felton Remembers Parade & Annual Covered Bridge Festival
Saturday, May 25
10:00 | Parade Downtown Felton, Highway 9
11:00 – 4:00 | Music Festival at Covered Bridge Park, Graham Hill Road
Wildcat Mountain Ramblers Bluegrass | 11:30 – 12:45
Edge of the West | 1:15 – 2:30
Spun | 3:00 – 4:30

Jim McGowan at San Gregorio General Store
Saturday, May 25 | 11:00 – 1:00
7615 Stage Rd., San Gregorio

Kyle Kovalik at Jack O’Neill Lounge
Saturday, May 25 | 12:00 – 3:00
175 W Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz

Vintage Point at Highway 1 Brewing
Saturday, May 25 | 1:00 – 4:00
5720 Cabrillo Hwy, Pescadero

West Coast Resonators at Davenport Roadhouse
Saturday, May 25 | 1:00 – 4:00
1 Davenport Ave, Davenport

The Summit Sisters at Silver Mountain Vineyards
Saturday, May 25 | 1:30 – 4:00
269 Silver Mountain Dr., Miller Cutoff, Los Gatos

Swirly Girls at Roberts Ranch Vineyards
Saturday, May 25 | 2:00 – 4:00
875 Roberts Rd., Ben Lomond
Tix: FB @RobertsRanchVineyards

Flingfest at Henflings of Ben Lomond
Lake Eagles Blues Band w/ Michael Curry
Saturday, May 25 | 2:00 – 4:00
9450 Highway 9, Ben Lomond

Bundy Browne Band at San Gregorio General Store
Saturday, May 25 | 2:00 – 5:00
7615 Stage Rd., San Gregorio

Kenny Thomas & The Southern Baptists
Over the Hill Gang Saloon
Saturday, May 25 | 2:00 – 6:00
3530 Portola Dr., Santa Cruz

Chiseled at Discretion Brewing
Saturday, May 25 | 3:00 – 5:00
2703 41st Ave Ste. A, Soquel

Marc Schwartz at MJA Vineyards Westside Tasting Room
Saturday, May 25 | 3:30 – 6:30
328 Ingalls St., Santa Cruz

Ken Koenig Trio at Stockwell Cellars
Saturday, May 25 | 4:00 – 9:00
1100 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz

Alex Lucero at Shanty Shack Brewing
Love Creek Opens
Saturday, May 25 | 4:00 – 9:00
138 Fern St., Santa Cruz

Michael Gaither & Greg Abelar at Seascape Beach Resort/Sanderlings
Saturday, May 25 | 5:00 – 7:00
One Seascape Resort Drive, Aptos

Kid Kameleon & The Lounge Lizards at Steel Bonnet Brewing
Saturday, May 25 | 5:00 – 7:00
20 Victor Square, Scotts Valley

Flingfest at Henflings of Ben Lomond
The Radio
Saturday, May 25 | 5:00 – 8:00
9450 Highway 9, Ben Lomond

Fishhook at El Vaquero Winery
Saturday, May 25 | 5:00 – 8:00
2901 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville

The Nagging Doubts at Aroma Restaurant
Saturday, May 25 | 5:30 – 8:30
9600 Highway 9, Ben Lomond

Mojo Mix Blues Trio at Aptos Street BBQ
Saturdays | Sundays | Wednesdays | 6:00 – 8:00
8059 Aptos St, Aptos

T Bone Mojo Blues Due w/ Eric Malmberg on Bass
Mission Street BBQ
Saturday, May 25 | 6:00 – 8:00
1618 Mission St., Santa Cruz

Jazz the Dog w/ Patti Maxine at Cruz Kitchen and Taps
Saturday, May 25 | 6:00 – 8:15
145 Laurel St., Santa Cruz

Colin Hamilton Jazz at Capitola Wine Bar
Saturday, May 25 | 6:00 – 9:00
115 San Jose Ave, Capitola

Jazz on Tap at Davenport Roadhouse
Saturday, May 25 | 6:00 – 9:00
1 Davenport Ave, Davenport

Vinny Johnson Band Cork and Fork 7th Anniversary Party
Saturday, May 25 | 6:00 – 9:00
312-B Capitola Ave, Capitola

Aardvark Grateful Dead Night at Apple Jack’s
Saturday, May 25 | 6:00 – 10:00
790 La Honda Rd, La Honda

First Day Back + Downtown Owl + Half Calf + Grad Night + Hot Brothers
SubRosa Community Space
Saturday, May 25 | 6:30
703 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz

Third Rail at The Cats Los Gatos
Saturday, May 25 | 6:30 – 9:30
17533 Santa Cruz Hwy, Los Gatos

The Soul Service at Vino by the Sea
Saturday, May 25 | 6:30 – 10:00
55 Municipal Wharf, Ste. B, Santa Cruz

Karen with a K at Corralitos Cultural Center
Saturday, May 25 | 7:00
127 Hames Rd, Watsonville

The Goat Hill Girls Bluegrass at Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company
Saturday, May 25 | 7:00 – 9:00
101 W Main St., Los Gatos

SambaDá at Abbott Square Market
Saturday, May 25 | 7:00 – 9:30
725 Front St., Santa Cruz

Vintage Point at Laughing Monk Brewing
Saturday, May 25 | 7:00 – 9:30
262 Mt Hermon Rd Unit 103, Scotts Valley

The Surf Creeps at Over the Hill Gang Saloon
Saturday, May 25 | 7:00 – 10:00
3530 Portola Dr., Santa Cruz

Free Creatures at Woodhouse Blending & Brewing
Saturday, May 25 | 7:00 – 10:00
119 Madrone St., Santa Cruz

Tsunami at Sevy’s at Seacliff Inn
Saturday, May 25 | 7:00 – 10:00
7500 Old Dominion Ct, Aptos

Ripatti & Rose at the Brookdale Lodge
Saturday, May 25 | 7:00 – 10:00
11570 Highway 9, Brookdale

Xavier Rudd at The Mountain Winery
Saturday, May 25 | 7:30 Doors 5:30
14831 Pierce Rd, Saratoga

Say She She at The Catalyst
Saturday, May 25 | Doors 8:00
1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Jive Machine + Smokey The Groove
Moe’s Alley
Saturday, May 25 | Doors 8:00
1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Shug Shack Drag Show at Bruno’s Bar and Grill
Saturday, May 25 | 8:00 – 11:00
230 Mt Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley

Advance Base + Village of Spaces + Karima Walker
The Crepe Place
Saturday, May 25 | 8:00 – 11:30
1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

1100 Himself + Mitchell in The Catalyst Atrium
Saturday, May 25 | Doors 8:30
1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

WredHorse at Joe’s Bar
Saturday, May 25 | 8:30 – 11:55
13118 Highway 9, Boulder Creek

DJ Mr. White at The Blue Lagoon
Saturday, May 25 | Doors 9:00
923 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz

The Complications at The Crow’s Nest
Saturday, May 25 | 9:00
2218 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz

Locomotive Breath at The Sand Bar
Saturday, May 25 | 9:00
211 Esplanade, Capitola

Flingfest at Henflings of Ben Lomond
Anthony Arya Band
Saturday, May 25 | 9:00 – 11:00
9450 Highway 9, Ben Lomond

Flingfest at Henflings of Ben Lomond Memorial Day Weekend 2024

Sunday, May 26

Jay Howlett at San Gregorio General Store
Sunday, May 26 | 11:00 – 2:00
7615 Stage Rd., San Gregorio

Love Creek at the Brookdale Lodge
Sunday, May 26 | 12:00 – 3:00
11570 Highway 9, Brookdale

Joe Jester at Davenport Roadhouse
Sunday, May 26 | 1:00 – 4:00
1 Davenport Ave, Davenport

Nick Disalvo + Bacon & Bloody Mary Fest
Bruno’s Bar and Grill
Sunday, May 26 | 1:00 – 4:00
230 Mt Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley

Flingfest at Henflings of Ben Lomond
Buffalo Blues Trio
Sunday, May 26 | 2:00 – 4:00
9450 Highway 9, Ben Lomond

Faulty Plan at Steel Bonnet Brewing
Sunday, May 26 | 2:00 – 4:00
20 Victor Square, Scotts Valley

Andrew Boyd at Capitola Wine Bar
Sunday, May 26 | 2:00 – 5:00
115 San Jose Ave, Capitola

Friends of Geoff Allen Celebration of Life Concert
San Gregorio General Store
Sunday, May 26 | 2:00 – 5:00
7615 Stage Rd., San Gregorio

Andy Fuhrman at MJA Vineyards Westside Tasting Room
Sunday, May 26 | 2:30 – 5:30
328 Ingalls St., Santa Cruz

Wonderstill at Discretion Brewing
Sunday, May 26 | 3:00 – 5:00
2703 41st Ave Ste. A, Soquel

Joli at Shanty Shack Brewing
Sunday, May 26 | 3:00 – 6:00
138 Fern St., Santa Cruz

B Movie Kings at Cork and Fork
Sunday, May 26 | 3:00 – 6:00
312-B Capitola Ave, Capitola

The Joint Chiefs at El Vaquero Winery
Sunday, May 26 | 4:00 – 7:00
2901 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville

Chas at Joe’s Bar
Sunday, May 26 | 4:00 – 7:00
13118 Highway 9, Boulder Creek

Bluegrass Showcase at The Crepe Place
Sundays | 4:00 – 7:00
1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

Flingfest at Henflings of Ben Lomond
Vinny Johnson Blues Band
Sunday, May 26 | 5:00 – 8:00
9450 Highway 9, Ben Lomond

Tom Jackman at Chaminade Resort
Sunday, May 26 | 5:00 – 8:00
One Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz

Mic Drop w/ Aideed Medina at The 418 Project
Sunday, May 26 | 5:30 – 8:30
155 S. River St., Santa Cruz

James Coon at The Cats Los Gatos
Sunday, May 26 | 6:00 – 8:00
17533 Santa Cruz Hwy, Los Gatos

The Swag Tones + Bacon & Bloody Mary Fest
Bruno’s Bar and Grill
Sunday, May 26 | 6:00 – 9:00
230 Mt Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley

Ted Welty at Vino by the Sea
Sunday, May 26 | 6:30 – 9:30
55 Municipal Wharf, Ste. B, Santa Cruz

Trestles + Career Woman + Plum Skin
The Catalyst Atrium
Sunday, May 26 | Doors 7:30
1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

John Michael JAM w/ David De Silva, Paul Wilson & Craig Underwood
The Sand Bar
Sunday, May 26 | 7:30 – 11:30
211 Esplanade, Capitola

Grateful Sundays w/ Matt Hartle & Friends
Felton Music Hall
Sundays | 6:00 – 9:00
6275 Highway 9, Felton

Flingfest at Henflings of Ben Lomond
The Higher Collective
Sunday, May 26 | 9:00 – 12:00
9450 Highway 9, Ben Lomond

Live Comedy at The Crow’s Nest
Sundays | 9:00
2218 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz

Monday, May 27 Memorial Day 🍷🍹🍺

Hank & Ella with the Fine Country Band
San Gregorio General Store
Monday, May 27 | 11:00 – 1:00
7615 Stage Rd., San Gregorio

Flingfest at Henflings of Ben Lomond
Ted Welty & T Rollin Trio
Monday, May 27 | 2:00 – 4:00
9450 Highway 9, Ben Lomond

Three on the Tree Western Swing Extravaganza
San Gregorio General Store
Monday, May 27 | 2:00 – 5:00
7615 Stage Rd., San Gregorio

Jade w/ Patti Maxine at Cork and Fork
Monday, May 27 | 3:00 – 6:00
312-B Capitola Ave, Capitol

Flingfest at Henflings of Ben Lomond
The Jamissaries
Monday, May 27 | 5:00 – 8:00
9450 Highway 9, Ben Lomond

Ted Welty at Chaminade Resort
Monday, May 27 | 5:30 – 8:30
One Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz

Alex Lucero at The Sand Bar
Monday, May 27 | 6:00
211 Esplanade, Capitola

Featured photo: Anthony Arya Band headlines Flingfest at Henflings of Ben Lomond Saturday, May 25 | 9:00 – 11:00.

The SLV Post Weekend Roundup of Music

The weekend roundup of live music is compiled by Julie Horner for the San Lorenzo Valley Post newspaper and is posted every Thursday on Facebook: @SLVPostNews and on SLV Post’s website. See something we missed? Share your event to the Santa Cruz Mountains Entertainment News Facebook group: @santacruzmountains | Email: julie@slvpost.com

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