Santa Cruz Music Festival – News

Gather Around For Music In Abbott Square

Abbott Square is one of the many venues that will be hosting music for this years SCMF! This is definitely the place to be if you want some music for the soul. I’m super excited to see Santa Cruz’s very own Summit Sisters on the lineup; such a wonderful group of...

Santa Cruz’s Iconic Streetlight Records

Do you love raw, truly live music? Streetlight Records is your go-to spot this SCMF! Streetlight Records is hosting a diverse collection of beloved bands and local performers. On Saturday night you’ll catch returning Rock n Roll favorites, Birdo, up ‘n coming...

Eateries and Activities to Enjoy the Next Time You’re in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is best known for its attractions located along the boardwalk. From rides like the Giant Dipper and Cyclone, games like Break-a-plate and Bob’s Fishing hole, to eateries like Corndogs & Fries, it’s hard to run out of things to do while exploring...

The Catalyst: A Legacy of Self-Expression in Remembrance of its Founder

The Santa Cruz Music Festival is a two-day event that occupies the entire town. With food and t-shirt vendors in the streets and musical groups performing in different local venues, this festival is an opportunity not only to come together and enjoy different sounds...

SCMF Takes Over Cafe Mare

If you’re craving the dance floor, Cafe Mare is THE place to be all weekend. Showcasing the best in quality house music, we present to you two special stages!  The long-awaited Raindance Takeover is on Saturday, October 19th. Featuring your favorites: Little John,...

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Gather Around For Music In Abbott Square

Abbott Square is one of the many venues that will be hosting music for this years SCMF! This is definitely the place to be if you want some music for the soul. I’m super excited to see Santa Cruz’s very own Summit Sisters on the lineup; such a wonderful group of...

Eateries and Activities to Enjoy the Next Time You’re in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is best known for its attractions located along the boardwalk. From rides like the Giant Dipper and Cyclone, games like Break-a-plate and Bob’s Fishing hole, to eateries like Corndogs & Fries, it’s hard to run out of things to do while exploring...

The Catalyst: A Legacy of Self-Expression in Remembrance of its Founder

The Santa Cruz Music Festival is a two-day event that occupies the entire town. With food and t-shirt vendors in the streets and musical groups performing in different local venues, this festival is an opportunity not only to come together and enjoy different sounds...

SCMF Takes Over Cafe Mare

If you’re craving the dance floor, Cafe Mare is THE place to be all weekend. Showcasing the best in quality house music, we present to you two special stages!  The long-awaited Raindance Takeover is on Saturday, October 19th. Featuring your favorites: Little John,...

Alex Abreu Taking Over SCMF

Alex Abreu Taking Over SCMFSanta Cruz Music Festival is right around the corner! Venues and businesses downtown will be filled with all sorts of music and humans from all over.  This is a treasured weekend in Santa Cruz, when we get to enjoy some of our favorite...

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2018 Event Photos

2017 Event Photos

Photos: Sarah Arnold Photography – Santa Cruz Music Festival 2017

Photos by Sarah Arnold Photography  

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