Midtown Fridays! Summer Block Party 2023

June 2 to September 29
5:00 to 8:30ish
Midtown Square
1111 Soquel Ave.

Midtown Fridays! Summer Block Party is back!

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 June 2nd and runs through to September 29th.

Interested in becoming a Midtown Fridays Vendor? Email

Live music brought to you by Off The Lip Radio Show

June 2nd: Broken English w/opener Soquel High Jazz Band

June 9th: The Neverland Band w/opener Shoreline Middle School “Summer Band”

June 16th: James Durbin & The Lost Boys w/opener Coffee Zombie Collective

June 23rd: Ribsys Nickel w/opener Joshua Cremer

June 30th: Afrobeats Nite Santa Cruz w/opener Poi Rogers

July 7th: Ancestree w/opener Hijinx

July 14th: The Rayburn Brothers

July 21st: Dirty Cello w/ opener The Subractions

July 28th: Alex Lucero Band w/opener Asher Stern

August 4th: The Dylan Rose Band w/opener Maddie & Jackie

August 11th: Santa Cruda w/opener Yaya

August 18th: Pet Roxx

August 25th: Cowboy’s After Dark w/opener Corrina & Rick

September 1st: The Joint Chiefs with opener Dos Bros

September 8th: Locomotive Breath

September 15th: Funkranomicon

September 22nd: AC Myles

September 29th: The Finale + The 10 Year Event Santa Cruz Anniversary Party with The Lost Boys Ft. James Durbin

Midtown Fridays! Partners: City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Department, Off The Lip Radio Show, Lookout Santa Cruz, Shopper’s Corner, Spring Hill School, Santa Cruz Realtor – Loren Morse, Growing Up in Santa Cruz, and Kaiser Permanente.


Ribsys Nickel

The Lost Boys Feat. James Durbin

Mak Nova and the Kings

Coffee Zombie Collective

Afrobeats Nite Santa Cruz

Carolyn Sills Duo

Alex Lucero Band

The Dylan Rose Band

Cowboy’s After Dark

Santa Cruda

The Joint Chiefs

AC Myles


Locomotive Breath

Maddie & Jackie

Dirty Cello

Corrina & Rick

Yaya’s Kitchen

Asher Stern

The Rayburn Brothers


Shoreline Middle School “Summer Band”

Broken English

Soquel High Jazz Band

Joshua Cremer

The Neverland Band



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