Midtown Fridays! Summer Block Party 2022

June 3rd to September 30
5pm to 8:30ish
Midtown Square
1111 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

Midtown Fridays! Summer Block Party is back!

To see the 2023 Schedule click here

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 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.


Live music brought to you by Off The Lip Radio Show:

    • 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 (Opening – Geoff Weers, Lead singer of The Expendables)
    • July 29 – Otilia Donaire
    • 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 and Coffee Zombie Collective
    • Sept. 2 – The Joint Chiefs (Opening – Ryan Price)
    • Sept. 9 – Papiba & Friends (Opening – Maddie & Jackie)
    • Sept. 16 – Santa Cruz Latin Collective (Opening – TBA)
    • Sept. 23 – Sweet Voodoo (Opening – Jake Nielsen)
    • Sept. 30 – The Grand Finale with The Expendables 😱 (Opening – Santa Cruda)

Opening bands start at 5pm. Headliners at 6pm.

Interested in becoming a vendor? Email us

Sept 23 lineup

Pana Food Truck, SC Bread Boy, Watsonville Munchiess, Save Our Shores, Lisa Schaffer Doggett, Peripheral, Jennifer Ellé, Paloma Paloma, She Creature Art, The Great Santa Cruz Mountains, IndigoandVine, bubbleboxshop, Flying Lizard Design, Santa Cruz Core, Urban Works, Bengal Jewelry, and more TBA soon.

Midtown Fridays! Partners: 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


Alex Lucero & The Live Again Band

Kristen Hutson

Santa Cruz Bread Boy

Chicken Foot

Santa Cruz Roller Derby

Summer Salt

Pana Food Truck



NA Stretton Designs

Surfin Turf

Rootstock Artisan Collective


Turq and Terra Designs

Rural Roots

Everything and Nothing

Stay Cool Ice Cream Truck

Follow The Sun

Madison Wanamaker

Trollop & Hussy Handmade

the lilypad project

Epoch Eats

Bound to Burn

Joe Fitzjarrell

The Joint Chiefs


Evan Siegesmund

OM Soul


Rugged Coast SC

Mermaid Memories

Dylan Rose Band

Harvest Tide

Abigail Andromache-Atha

Dub Souljah



Tatiana and the Treetop Band

The Jive Machine

Otilia Donaire

John Michael sings Sinatra

Pacific Roots

John Michael Van Halen Tribute Band

Flying Lizard

Locomotive Breath

Anthony Arya Band


Lisa Schaffer Doggett

Sweet Voodoo

The Beach Cowboys



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