Event Santa Cruz Announces Midtown Fridays Live Music Lineup


 | May 26, 2022

May 26, 2022
Contact: Matthew Swinnerton at Event Santa Cruz
831-332-8677 or 

Free weekly block party will feature 25 bands plus local artists, vendors and eats

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – Event Santa Cruz announced today the return of Midtown Fridays. The summer series of free events will feature the talents of 25 local bands – more than any other music series in town. In addition to live music, event goers will enjoy a selection of local eats as well as the opportunity to check out the work of local artists and vendors. Midtown Fridays starts June 3rd and runs through to September 30th.

Located at Midtown Square, 1111 Soquel Ave in Santa Cruz, Midtown Fridays kick off on Friday, June 3 at 5 p.m. The premiere features a special performance by Danceography plus food and pop-ups by: Pana Food Truck, Epoch Eats, Santa Cruz Bread Boy, Santa Cruz Roller Derby, Rugged Coast SC, OM Soul, NA Stretton Designs, Summer Salt, Rootstock Artisan Collective, Harvest Tide, Kenna Shop, the Santa Cruz Warriors and more.

The summer live music lineup presented by Off The Lip Radio Show includes:

    • June 3 – Alex Lucero & The Live Again Band (Opening – Eugene Kurolap) 
    • June 10 – The Beach Cowboys (Opening – Summer Band)
    • June 17 – The Joint Chiefs
    • June 24 – Ancestree
    • July 1 – Dylan Rose Band (Opening – Cement Ship)
    • July 8 – Dub Souljah
    • July 15 – Superblume (Opening – Tatiana and the Treetop Band)
    • July 22 – The Jive Machine
    • July 29 – Otilia Donaire (Opening – Geoff Weers, Lead singer of The Expendables)
    • Aug. 5 – Fuse (Opening – John Michael sings Sinatra)
    • Aug. 12 – Pacific Roots (Opening – The Dead Kampers)
    • Aug. 19 – John Michael Van Halen Tribute Band
    • Aug. 26 – Locomotive Breath
    • Sept. 2 – The Joint Chiefs
    • Sept. 9 – Papiba & Friends
    • Sept. 16 – Anthony Arya Band
    • Sept. 23 – Sweet Voodoo
    • Sept. 30 – The Grand Finale

Midtown Fridays is produced in partnership with the City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Department, Off The Lip Radio Show, Lookout Santa Cruz, Studio Holladay, Discovery Preschool and Family Center, and Childish Santa Cruz. Midtown Fridays premiered in 2021 during the pandemic as a way to help illuminate the many businesses and restaurants located in Midtown Santa Cruz.

Established in 2013, Event Santa Cruz is an organization that produces inspirational events that showcase thriving local businesses and the people behind them. For more information about Event Santa Cruz and future events visit or follow them on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



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