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Saturday, July 13th, 2019 | 3-10pm

$20 General
$10 Members & Children under 5

Your votes are in for our first ever peoples-choice music event.

Enjoy an afternoon of live music as some of the top local bands take over the MAH and Abbott Square.

Plus, join hands-on activities and interactive sound installations throughout the museum. Explore three floors of local art and history exhibitions. Soak up the sun and grab a delicious meal or drink in Abbott Square Market.

It's a People's-Choice Music Event
Catch the hottest local bands all in one place.
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The Lineup

AZA | Live Again | Full Disclosure | Side Piece

DJ Yesenia Molina | DJ Monk Earl

Full Disclosure Band

Full Disclosure

A high energy teenage rock & roll cover band from the Be Natural Music School, a favorite from their showcase in Abbott Square this spring.

4-4:45pm | MAH Atrium

Side Piece

Side Piece

New local jazzfunkrock band that blends beautiful instrumentation with sultry soulful lyrics. This is an up-and-comer that you do not want to overlook.

5:15-6:30pm | MAH Atrium

Live Again Band Photo

Live Again

Heavily influenced by R&B and Soul of the 1960's and 70's, showcasing covers and their own original compositions, this band is always striving for the absolute best. Live Again has been doing their thing for 6 years, building up a dedicated regional fan base making the one of the most nominated bands for Santa Cruz LIVE!

7-8pm | MAH Atrium

Aza Band Photo


Evocative of Saharan-African blues, yet with an original style that truly defies categorization. AZA’s stirring performances feature deep, danceable rhythms, intricate string melodies, and soaring, soulful vocals.

8:30-10pm | MAH Atrium

Mixing Boards

DJ Yesenia Molina

3-5pm | Abbott Square

DJ Monk Earl

6-8pm | Abbott Square

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Enjoy a discount to Santa Cruz Live. Plus, invest in a more connected and creative Santa Cruz County while you're at it.

Swing by the tables to talk with other local organizations making moves in the Santa Cruz music scene.

Thank you to everyone who nominated their favorite band. We hope to see you at Santa Cruz Live.

7th Wave
AJ Lee & BlueSummit
Alex Lucero
Andy Fuhrman and his Fabulous Friends.
Avi Zev Band
Backyard Birds
BB Sinclair
Big Rig
Blue Summit
Bog Iron
Bret Bollinger
Carie & The Soul Shakers
Coastal Greeting
Coffee Zombie Collective
Coffis Bros and the Mountain Men
Common Cents
Common People
Crooked Branches
Crows Nest Live with Alex Lucero
Cruz Control
Dan Potthast
Darius Koski
Dave D'oh Show (The D'oh Bros)
Dead Conduit
DJ General Flint
DJ Monk Earl
Dreaming Ghosts
Drifting Compass
Echo Fabric
Edge of the West
Enemy of my enemy
Extra Large
Fire Peach
Flor de Caña
Fly Paper Blues
Frootie Flavors
Full Disclosure
Genoa Brown
Green Dog Band
Harbor Patrol
Harry and The Hitman
Heathen Hill
Henry Chadwick
Hod & The Helpers
James Robinson Group
Jazz the Dog
Jive Machine
John Michael Band
Joint Chiefs
Joseph Jason Santiago LaCour
Kuzanga Marimba
Lauren Wahl & Simply Put
Light the Band
Live Again
Live Again with Alex Lucero
Locomotive Breath
Matt Masih & the Messengers
Max Borax
Michael Gaither and His New Best Friends
Mike Hadley Band
Monks of Doom
Not So Young Band
Pabiba & Friends
Pan Dulce
Pleasure Point Brass Band
Practicing Sincerity
Quinn Becker and the Spacemen
Rayburn Brothers Band
Reckless Poets
Ribsy's Nickel
Sage and The Chemists
Sensory TRiBE
Singing Wood Marimba
Soul Doubt
Soul Doubt
Space Heater
Star La' Moan & The Kitchenettes
Strange Season
T-Bone Mojo
Taylor Rae
Ten O'Clock Lunch Band
Thanks Buddy
The Backyard Birds
The Beggar Kings
The Blue Summit
The Cohesion
The Dooners
The expendables
The Fire Scottish Band
The Gary Blackburn Band
The InCiters
The John Michael Band
The Joint Chiefs
The Kitchenettes
The Mermen
The Messiahs Ken Kraft and Bob O'Neil
The Mojo Navigators
The Next Blues Band
The Orange Peels
The Puffball Collective
The Rayburn Brothers Band
The Reckless Poets
The Redlight District
The Shady Characters
The Shady Rest
The Soul Riders
The Village Green
Thomas Sage and the Chemists
Toby Gray Highway Buddha
Ugly Beauty
Valley Roots
Vinny Johnson Band
Watch Me Breathe

Things to Know

Suitable for kids?

All ages are welcome and require tickets. However, any children that will be held the entirety of the event do not need a ticket.

Can I bring my pet/service animal?

We love your furry friend as much as you, but no pets are allowed. Service animals are allowed and welcomed.


There are two parking garages located near the Museum at Soquel/Front Street and River/Front Street. Getting Here.

Extra tickets at the door?

Extra tickets will be available at the door unless the event sells out. We recommend buying tickets in advance.

In and out privileges

Your wristband is your ticket back in. If you lose your wristband, you can’t get back in.


Bathrooms are located in the back of the museum, on either side of the elevator on all 3 floors. There is an all gender bathroom on the 2nd floor.


Abbott Square Market will be open. Try out the new Blue Bunny Tacos and grab a drink from Front & Cooper.

Band Compensation

All bands that win a slot in Santa Cruz Live will be compensated for their time. Email Gabriel at if you have any specific questions or concerns.

Get Involved

Volunteer at Santa Cruz Live. Enjoy an afternoon of live music and volunteer to help guests have a great time as some of the top local bands take over the MAH and Abbott Square.

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Save $5 During the Early Bird Special
Offer expires July 2nd.
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Save on Epic Events

Enjoy a discount to Santa Cruz Live. Plus, invest in a more connected and creative Santa Cruz County while you're at it.