Event Santa Cruz Midtown Fridays 2024

May 31 to August 30
5:00 to 8:30ish
Midtown Square
1111 Soquel Ave.

Come Celebrate all the vibrancy of Midtown at our Summer Block Party, happening every Friday!

Food – Artists – Live Music – Vendors

The summer series of free events will feature the talents of 30+ local bands. 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 May 31 to August 31.

Interested in becoming a Event Santa Cruz Midtown Fridays Vendor? Fill out the application here

Live music brought to you by Off The Lip Radio Show

  • May 31st: Dylan Rose Band (with special guest James Durbin for a couple songs) – Opener: Shoreline Middle School Band
  • June 7th: Doah’s Daydream – Opener: Soquel High Jazz Band
  • June 14th: Funkranomicon – Opener: Trianna (GTRI)
  • June 21st: The Cruzers – Opener: Ripatti & Rose
  • June 28th: Hijinx – Opener: Mo Cruz (Animo)
  • July 5th: The Money Band – Opener: Jim Buhisan
  • July 12th: Santa Cruda – Opener: The New Horizon Band
  • July 19th: The Joint Chiefs – Opener: Jake Nielsen & Triple Threat
  • July 26th: Locomotive Breath – Opener: Joshua Cremer
  • August 2nd: Anthony Arya – Opener: TBA
  • August 9th: Cowboys After Dark – Opener: Shawn Yanez
  • August 16th: Ribsy’s Nickel – Opener: The Rayburn Brothers
  • August 23rd: Spun – Opener: Dave Miller (Nomad)
  • August 30th: Alex Lucero Band – Opener: Honey Disposition

Midtown Fridays! Partners: City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Department, Off The Lip Radio Show, Lookout Santa Cruz, Lillian’s Italian Kitchen, The Crepe Place, and Santa Cruz Realtor – Loren Morse.


Dylan Rose Band

Alex Lucero Band

Santa Cruda

Trianna Feruza

Ribsy’s Nickel


The Joint Chiefs

Cowboys After Dark

Ripatti & Rose

Anthony Arya

The New Horizon Band



The Money Band

Locomotive Breath

Jake Nielsen

Joshua Cremer

The Rayburn Brothers

Dave Miller (Nomad)

Honey Disposition



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