Midtown Fridays! Summer Block Party

Every Friday May 21 to October 29
5:00 to 8:30ish
Next to the fire station and across from Home / Work
1111 Soquel Ave

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Midtown Fridays! Summer Block Party series. It was a pleasure to host this event every week and see the community come together in a truly unique Santa Cruz experience.

Thank you to Neil Pearlberg from Off The Lip Radip Show for organizing all the music every week and for just being a great partner to the event.

Thank you to our sponsors Lookout Santa Cruz and The City of Santa Cruz for your huge support!

Thank you to all the vendors that put so much work into what you do and sharing it with all of us.

Midtown Fridays! Stats
  • 25 Nights
  • 37 bands
  • 126 vendors
  • Over 13,500 attendees

Do you want to see pictures and videos for each night? If so click the dates below ⬇︎.

May 21  – May 28  – June 4  – June 11  – June 18  – June 25  – July 2  – July 9  – July 16  – July 23  – July 30  – Aug 6

Aug 13  – Aug 20  – Aug 27  – Sept 3  – Sept 10  – Sept 17  – Sept 24  – Oct 15  – Oct 29 (the Finale)

Off The Lip Radio Show hosted the live bands every week.

May 21st: Neon City Limits
May 28th: The Joint Chiefs
June 4th: Alex Lucero & Live Again Band
June 11th: (Opening Act starting at 5:00) Shoreline Middle School Jazz Band – (Main Act) The Stone Drifters
June 18th: Elena Shirin at 5:00 and Dub Souljah (Reggae) at 6:30
June 25th: Ancestree (Reggae)
July 2nd: Dylan Rose Band (Opening band – Superbloom starts at 5:00)
July 9th: John Michael Band
July 16th: Eric Morrison & the Mysteries
July 23rd: Fuse (Ted Welty, Don Caruth, Rob Ouse & Ryan Price)
July 30th: Andy Pankakes featuring Tammi Brown and Dan Robins
August 6th: Tsunami
August 13th: The Shanks Band
August 20th: Mokili Wa
August 27th: The Sugar Jane Band
Sept 3rd: The Svelty Welty Trio (Ted Welty, Don Caruth, Ryan Price & Rob Ouse)
Sept 10th: Anthony Arya
Sept 17th: Stone Drifters Album Release Party!
Sept 24h: The Joint Chiefs
October 1st: Athonia
October 8th: Jake Nielsen & Triple Threat
October 15th: Jive Machine
October 22nd: The Joint Chiefs
October 29th: Nomalakadoja

Sponsored by Lookout Santa Cruz & Choose Santa Cruz



Santa Cruz Bread Boy

Rugged Coast SC

Evan Siegesmund

Rootstock Artisan Collective

Capitola Collectacon

Harvest Tide

Ethos Low-Waste Shop

Bound To Burn

Follow the Sun


Silicon + Sea Sips

Joe Fitzjarrell


Street Smarts Be Safe Be Seen!

Om Soul

Na Stretton Handmade Jewelry

abigail andromacha-atha

Bonne Vie Studios

EVerything & NOthing

Pana Food Truck

Chuy Santa Cruz

Pink Candy Customs

Stay Cool Ice Cream Truck

Turq and Terra Designs

Polymer Clay Jewelry

Trollop & Hussy Handmade

Andromacha Beads

She Creature Art

Areperia 831

Westside Video

Jen Raynes Art/Skadoodle Art

Stephanie Suarez

The Neighbor's Pub

Art by Zen


Vintage Fusion

Tac Apparel

Sacred Beauty

Joe Fitzjarrell

Gabrielle Faybusovich


Funks Franks

Yoso Wellness Spa

Let Love Grow

Santa Cruz GreenWay

Bree Karpavage


Megan Gnekow


Lupe Santos


The Lily Pad Project

Sterling Silver Jewelry

Chance Sutliff


Mariel Winebender

Mixed Media Collage

Ellibella Swanson-Dexel


Kristen Hutson

Fine art & graphic design

Chicken Foot

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

Wanderer Designs

Santa Cruz Warriors

Thistle Valley Farm & Apothecary

Cali Dawg

Rural Roots

SeaSalt by:Em

Full Steam Dumpling

Mars Makes Magic

The Great Santa Cruz Mountains

Lisa Schaffer-Doggett

Fiddlebug Leather Goods

City of Santa Cruz Climate Action Program

Sakai Harts and Crafts

Tiny Paws Pug Rescue

Khords Mugs

Honey Bee Fit

Kelly Jean

evan murray ceramics

Eric Morrison & the Mysteries

Annika Layne

Summer Salt

Selkie Soul


Salty Liquid

Seven Ravens Studio

MCKella Jo

Suya Designs


Micael Nuñez

Art evolution studio


Santa Cruz Power Fitness

ThereThen by Serena

Taquizas Gabriel

Little Red Door

Madison Wanamaker

Danceography Santa Cruz

True Blue Studios

Willow & The Wylde

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Satomi Studio


Neon City Limits

The Pizza Series

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