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Record Store Day Black Friday!

November 24 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

It's that time of year again! We'll have a bunch of limited edition Record Store Day vinyl releases on this special day. We'll be opening an hour early at 10:00 am! Early birds will get a goodie bag with the purchase of any RSD items. See you there!

Joy! A Holiday Show with Circus, Dance and the Live Music of SoVoSó!

November 24 @ 2:00 pm - November 25 @ 5:00 pm

Fri, Nov 24, 20172:00 PM  Sun, Nov 26, 20174:00 PM Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium (map) Kick off the holiday season with JOY!, a dazzling extravaganza for the whole family!  Set to the Candy Land-flavored live music of award-winning a cappella group SoVoSó, and Starring Cirque du Soleil soloists Jeff Raz and Diane Wasnak. World-class dancers, acrobats and circus artists offer a mix of brilliant visuals, rib-tickling comedy and festive fun for the whole family! Performing ONE WEEKEND ONLY at the Civic Auditorium in Santa Cruz! Tickets on…

Green jelly Fux Infirmities Law Abiding Citizens Psychos In Love

November 25 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Coming to you Live at Blue Lagoon. The one and only Green Jelly brings you there punkrock puppet show WIth Special Guests F.U.X. Law abiding citizens INFIRMITIES PSYCHOS IN LOVE $10 Cover 21+ Only Doors at 8pm Music at 9pm.

Open Mic Night, upstairs at the Catalyst

November 26 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2017

The Catalyst host a live open mic upstairs on the first and last Sundays of the month. The show runs from 9pm-1am

Jeremy Pelt Quintet

November 27 @ 7:00 pm

Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt seems to have played for everyone: Bobby Blue Bland, Frank Foster, Cedar Walton, Nancy Wilson, The Skatalites, and Ravi Coltrane are only a short list of the variety of artists and styles that his musical abilities accommodate. In addition to leading his own acclaimed quintet and recording over a dozen albums, Pelt has been especially active with the Lewis Nash Septet, the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band, and the large ensembles of the Mingus Big Band, the Roy…

Open Mic – Rosie McCann’s

November 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 26, 2017

Open Mic Night Tuesdays in the Fireside lounge. Sign-ups 7:00, show begins at 8:00. We have begun a new promotion for Open Mic! Each person that buys a drink receives a ticket to vote for their favorite performer; the person with the most votes at the end of the night will win a prize! Contact rosieopenmicsc@yahoo.com

Crown Chakra, KingKongZilla, Homebrew Live At The Blue Lagoon

November 29 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Join us for a night of psychedelic music and good vibes. Local bands Crown Chakra and Homebrew will be throwing down with KingKongZilla (SF). This is one not to be missed Crown Chakra- https://crownchakra.bandcamp.com/ Homebrew- http://homebrewsantacruz.bandcamp.com/ KingKongZilla- http://www.Kingkongzilla.com

Irish Christmas in Ameica

November 30 @ 7:30 pm

Produced by Sligo fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada, the hugely popular Irish Christmas in America show features top Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in humour and boundless energy.  The 2017 tour features special guest singer Niamh Farrell, a Sligo vocalist who has toured with UK singer/songwriting star David Gray. Niamh teams up with legendary West Kerry singer Séamus Begley, famous for his charming wit and stunning voice. This family-friendly performance features lively instrumental tunes on fiddle,…

Queen Esther Marrow with the Tammy Hall Trio

December 1 @ 7:00 pm

Queen Esther Marrow’s career began with a project that would be a career pinnacle for most: discovered by the great Duke Ellington when she was twenty-two, Marrow became the featured vocalist in his acclaimed Sacred Concert tours. Her subsequent career has seen her lend her extraordinary voice to supporting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights leaders, with a message of positivity and inspiration. She will be joined by Bay Area stalwart pianist Tammy Hall and her Trio.…

Open Mic Night, upstairs at the Catalyst

December 3 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 3, 2017

The Catalyst host a live open mic upstairs on the first and last Sundays of the month. The show runs from 9pm-1am

Tessa Souter

December 4 @ 7:00 pm

As a jazz vocalist with a sumptuous sound and an unerring ear for fresh and unexpected material, New York-based jazz vocalist-songwriter, Tessa Souter, knows her way around the American Songbook’s back pages. But ever since the release of her flamenco-tinged debut Listen Love, the Anglo-Trinidadian singer has cast an increasingly wide net, often contributing original lyrics to jazz instrumentals. On her ravishing 2012 masterpiece Beyond The Blue (Motema) – a ‘Best Album of the Year’ in the London Sunday Times – she even set lyrics to beloved themes from the…

Space Captain (NYC) // Free In-store Performance!

December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for this cosmic in-store from Brooklyn-based Space Captain as they tour the West Coast supporting thier debut full-length LP out October 27th! They'll perform here ahead of their show at The Crepe Place the following night, with local groups Loos Leaf & Getaway Dogs. https://www.facebook.com/thespacecaptainband/ http://www.spacecaptainband.com/ "Space Captain is a Brooklyn based psych-soul group signed to UK indie label Tru Thoughts and includes members Maralisa Simmons-Cook (vocalist/lyricist), Alex Pyle (bass and production), Gray Hall (guitar and production), Mike…

Stuart Hamm-Dean Brown Trinity feat. Gergo Borlai

December 7 @ 7:00 pm

Bassist Stuart Hamm’s work with Steve Vai, Joe Satriana and countless others has solidified his role as one of fusion and rock’s top-call players. His distinct, slap, pop and tap technique has influenced legions of players and has led to Hamm becoming a renowned teacher and educator. Guitarist Dean Brown’s credits include over 100 albums (including four Grammy-winning titles) since his career kicked off in 1982, as he is a remarkably versatile musician. Together, with Gergo Borlai on drums, the…

Peter Rowan’s “My Aloha!”

December 8 @ 7:30 pm

My Aloha! finds Peter returning to these Hawaiian roots, and bringing them into the present as only he can. Recorded in Honolulu, and featuring noted players Douglas Po’oloa Toletino, Jeff Au Hoy, Kilin Reece, and Uncle Mike Souza, My Aloha! contains 11 originals, played with the heart and style of those who understand that musical labels and genres are only that—simple definitions. The various sounds found in our favorite styles of music aren’t as far apart as we might think, each…

Be Natural Music – Concert & Fundraiser

December 10 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for a fun evening of great food and music. Help us cheer on children ages 9-19 as they perform songs throughout the Rock genre. The goal of the Be Natural Music Youth Band Program is to provide an opportunity for young musicians to gain confidence & skills while performing in front of a crowd. Be Natural Music is Santa Cruz’s leading School of Music! Specializing in the teaching of musical instruments as well as directing rock & Jazz band…

Mike Stern Band with Randy Brecker and Dave Weckl – 7pm

December 11 @ 7:00 pm

Mike Stern is a guitarist with a singularly impressive resume that includes stints with Billy Cobham, Blood Sweat and Tears, David Sanborn, Miles Davis and the Brecker Brothers. His cascading riffs have been imitated by legions of guitarists, but never successfully reproduced. An affinity for coaxing deep, multi-dimensional tones from his guitar makes for a unique contribution to any project. In a career that spans three decades and a discography that includes more than a dozen eclectic and innovative recordings, six-time…

Mike Stern Band with Randy Brecker and Dave Weckl – 9pm

December 11 @ 9:00 pm

Mike Stern is a guitarist with a singularly impressive resume that includes stints with Billy Cobham, Blood Sweat and Tears, David Sanborn, Miles Davis and the Brecker Brothers. His cascading riffs have been imitated by legions of guitarists, but never successfully reproduced. An affinity for coaxing deep, multi-dimensional tones from his guitar makes for a unique contribution to any project. In a career that spans three decades and a discography that includes more than a dozen eclectic and innovative recordings, six-time…

Mark O’Connor’s “An Appalachian Christmas” Featuring the O’Connor Band – 7pm

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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A product of America’s rich aural folk tradition as well as classical music, award-winning violinist Mark O’Connor’s creative journey began at the feet of two musical giants.  The first was the folk fiddler and innovator who created the modern era of American fiddling,  Benny Thomasson; the second, French jazz violinist Stephanie Grappelli, considered one of the greatest improvisers in the history of the violin. Along the way, between these marvelous musical extremes, Mark O’Connor absorbed knowledge and influence from the multitude of…

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