INFO & FAQ

  • SCMF takes place over two days, TBA. 

  • SCMF will go on, rain or shine.

  • Ticketing opens at 10:00 AM- TBA.

  • All sales are final.

  • No refunds or exchanges. 

  • Wristbands are void if removed or tampered with.

  • Schedules, including lineups and set times, are subject to change. 

  • Each participant at the event must be wearing an SCMF wristband. 

  • SCMF is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen items. 

➤ DO'S
  • Buy tickets in advance!
  • Pack your ID! Santa Cruz Music Festival attendees must have a valid ID to drink.
  • Wear your festival wristband at all times. It is void if removed or tampered with.
  • Lead by example.
  • Be courteous!
  • Clean up after yourself.
  • Be kind.
➤DON'T
  • No bad attitudes.
  • Santa Cruz Music Festival is happening rain or shine! No refunds if it rains.
  • All burning is prohibited, including fireworks, fire dancing, BBQs, and campfires.
  • Fire dancing is not allowed. Please understand this is due to extreme fire danger.
  • Fireworks create unnecessary fire hazards and are strictly prohibited.
  • Unauthorized vending is prohibited. Only pre-approved roaming vendors are allowed.
  • Guerilla sound systems and unauthorized amplified speakers will be confiscated.
  • Unauthorized professional recording and photography gear will be confiscated.

TICKETING INFORMATION

Box Office Hours & Locations

Saturday & Sunday

Elm Street & Pacific Ave Ticketing: 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM
Address: 1003 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
*All Artists, Media, Staff, Volunteers & Guests of SCMF must check in at PACIFIC AVE & ELM STREET TICKETING*

San Lorenzo Park Ticketing: 1:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Address: 137 Dakota Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(Follow signage to the Box Office)

Age Restrictions

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium 18+
The Catalyst Club 18+
San Lorenzo Park All Ages
The MAH / Abbott Square All Ages
Motiv 21+
The Blue Lagoon 21+
Cafe Mare 21+
Surf City Billiards 18+ / 21+
Rosie McCann’s 18+ / 21+
Streetlight Records All Ages
Woodstock’s Pizza All Ages
The Poet & The Patriot 21+
The Reef / Pono Hawaiian Grill All Ages
99 Bottles All Ages
Wristband Policy - RE-ENTRY POLICY

ONCE A WRISTBAND IS REMOVED OR COMPROMISED IN ANY WAY –  THERE WILL BE NO RE-ENTRY OR REPLACEMENT BANDS TO THE FESTIVAL.

Yes, all participating SCMF19 venues allow for leaving and reentry, granted that they are not over capacity. Leaving a venue (especially the bigger venues later toward the night) runs you the risk of not being able to get back into the venue. Please understand that your wristband does not guarantee you access into all the venues. The rule of thumb is if you want to see a certain show, GET THERE EARLY.

Having Ticketing Issues?

I HAVE A TICKETING QUESTION OR ISSUE.

Email us at santacruzmusicfestival@gmail.com

VIP Event Wristband

TBA

Full Event Wristband
  • The SCMF19 Full Event Wristband is a 2-Day pass for Saturday, TBA.
  • This wristband will allow the participant access to all participating SCMF19 venues & events.
  • Here is a full list of venues that the SCMF19 Full Event Wristband allows access to:
    Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
    The Catalyst Club
    San Lorenzo Park
    The MAH / Abbott Square
    Motiv
    The Blue Lagoon
    Cafe Mare
    Surf City Billiards
    Rosie McCann’s
    Streetlight Records
    Woodstock’s Pizza
    The Poet & The Patriot
    The Reef / Pono Hawaiian Grill
    99 Bottles
Park Event Wristband
  • The SCMF19 Park Event Wristband is a 2-Day pass for, TBA.
  • This wristband will allow the participant access to San Lorenzo Park and all participating SCMF19 venues & events EXCEPT The Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium & The Catalyst Club.
  • This wristband DOES NOT ALLOW participant access to The Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium & The Catalyst Club.
  • Here is a Full List of Venues that the SCMF19 Park Event Pass allows access to:
    San Lorenzo Park
    The MAH / Abbott Square
    Motiv
    The Blue Lagoon
    Cafe Mare
    Surf City Billiards
    Rosie McCann’s
    Streetlight Records
    Woodstock’s Pizza
    The Poet & The Patriot
    The Reef / Pono Hawaiian Grill
    99 Bottles
Single Day Full Event Wristband
  • The SCMF19 Single Day Full Event Wristband can be purchased for either TBA or TBA.
  • This wristband will allow the participant access to all participating SCMF19 venues & events.
  • Here is a full list of venues that the SCMF19 Park Event Pass allows access to:
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
The Catalyst Club
San Lorenzo Park
The MAH / Abbott Square
Motiv
The Blue Lagoon
Cafe Mare
Surf City Billiards
Rosie McCann’s
Streetlight Records
Woodstock’s Pizza
The Poet & The Patriot
The Reef / Pono Hawaiian Grill
99 Bottles

EVENT INFORMATION

Venue Info

VENUE HOURS GENRE  
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium 7:00pm – 12:30am Headliners 307 Church St
The Catalyst Club 4:00pm – 12:30am Bass (EDM) 1011 Pacific Ave
San Lorenzo Park 2:00pm – 7:30pm House (EDM) 137 Dakota Ave
The MAH / Abbott Square 2:00pm – 10:00pm Local Bands 118 Cooper St
Motiv 2:00pm – 1:00am Bass / House (EDM) 1209 Pacific Ave
The Blue Lagoon 2:00pm – 1:00am Local Bands / Metal 923 Pacific Ave
Cafe Mare 9:30pm – 1:00am House (EDM) 740 Front St #100
Surf City Billiards 2:00pm – 1:00am Bass / House (EDM) 931 Pacific Ave
Rosie McCann’s 2:00pm – 1:00am Bass / House (EDM) 1220 Pacific Ave
Streetlight Records 2:00pm – 10:00pm Local Bands 939 Pacific Ave
Woodstock’s Pizza 4:00pm – 10:00pm Acoustic 710 Front St
The Poet & The Patriot 3:00pm – 1:00am Local Bands / Punk Rock 320 Cedar St
The Reef / Pono Hawaiian Grill 2:00pm – 10:00pm Reggae 120 Union St
99 Bottles 2:00pm – 1:00am Acoustic 110 Walnut Ave
Felix Kulpa Gallery 2:00pm – 8:00pm VIP Section 107 Elm St

 

Vip Bars Hours

Civic Auditorium: 7:00 PM – 12:00 PM
San Lorenzo Park: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Felix Kulpa: 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Catalyst Club: 7:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Vendors Hours

Elm Street: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
San Lorenzo Park: 12:00 pm – 7:30 PM

Media Lounge Hours

TBA

Are you interested in performing at SCM19?

Please submit your information through our website participate page – CLICK HERE

Do you have an Art Installation you would like to bring to SCMF19?

Please submit your information through our website participate page – CLICK HERE

Are you interested in Live Painting at SCMF19?

Please submit your information through our website participate page – CLICK HERE

Parking

List/Map of Parking Locations in Downtown Santa Cruz
Parking in Santa Cruz can get a bit hairy, especially during festival time. So, we’ve put together a Parking Guide for you to easily find a spot to place your wheels. Most of the lots and all of the garages are pay-to-park so make sure you have plenty of change, bills or–in some cases–your credit card ready. And be sure to keep track of your time to avoid any unseemly parking tickets because the Santa Cruz Parking Enforcement officers are quick and efficient. Each lot is conveniently located near one of our SCMF venues so no matter where you park, there you are!

Restroom facilities?

Public Restrooms in Downtown Santa Cruz are located HERE. Portable restrooms will be available to festival attendees in San Lorenzo Park. All other participating venues will have restrooms onsite.

When will the schedule of the artists be released?

We are currently working on finalizing the set times for this year’s huge event! Because we have so many acts, we are carefully curating the weekend and should have our schedule ready TBA!

Is capacity going to be an issue?

YES, GET THERE EARLY! Each venue will have its own capacity restraint. The policy is first to come, first served. We HIGHLY recommend getting to a venue early if you want to see a certain artist. There will be lines at each venue, as people leave the venue, new people will be let in from the line. We apologize in advance for any wait or if you are unable to see an act you want to see.

Are you interested in joining the SCMF19 Street Team?

Please submit your information through our website participate page – CLICK HERE

Are you interested in Vending at SCMF19?

Please submit your information through our website participate page – CLICK HERE

Are you interested in joining our Media Team at SCMF19?

Please submit your information through our website participate page – CLICK HERE

Here is a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ).

(Click on each question to view the answer)
Will Santa Cruz Music Festival have an app?

TBA

Will I be able to drink alcohol or smoke in Downtown Santa Cruz?

NO, there is no drinking or smoking allowed in Downtown Santa Cruz. Drinking is allowed in approved venues and smoking is not allowed on Pacific Avenue. Red cups will be checked in the Downtown area.

Medical Attention (Nearest Hospital):

– If you are having a medical emergency, please dial 911.

– The nearest hospital is Dominican Hospital, 610 Frederick St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 – (831) 457-7057.

– The nearest urgent care is Doctors on Duty, 615 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 – (831) 425-7991.

Will Trash and Recycling be available?

Trash & Recycling will be located at Ticketing as well as in San Lorenzo Park. All other participating venues will have trash & recycling as well. Keep Downtown Santa Cruz clean!

Lost & Found?

Lost and found is located at Ticketing / Info booth (see map). (ADD LINK TO MAP)

If trying to recover items after the Box Office is closed, please fill out this form: (ADD LINK)

Maps?

This year’s map is (available here) – (ADD LINK)

Children?

Each participating SCMF19 venue has different age restrictions. Please see the list of venue age restrictions HERE: (Link)

Are Dogs Allowed?

Dogs are NOT allowed in San Lorenzo Park. Dogs are allowed in Downtown Santa Cruz only on leash. Most of the participating SCMF19 venues do not allow dogs, each venue has different rules. Service Dogs are allowed at SCMF but must provide proper documentation at each venue. Please reach out to santacruzmusicfestival@gmail.com if you have any questions about Service Dogs

AM I ALLOWED TO BRING FOOD IN?

No outside food is allowed in any of the participating SCMF19 venues. There are multiple food options in Downtown Santa Cruz & San Lorenzo Park. Some participating SCMF19 venues also sell food!

Disabled accessibility?

All participating SCMF venues provide accessibility to those with disabilities. Please contact SCMF for more information or if you have any additional questions: HERE (ADD LINK)

SCMF Merchandise?

SCMF Merchandise will be located at Ticketing / Info booth (see map)

ATMs?

There are Banks & ATM’s located throughout Downtown Santa Cruz. Check with your bank to see the closest ATM for you. Many of the participating venues also have ATM’s.

Can I bring my drone to take video / pictures?

City of Santa Cruz requires a permit for one to operate a drone in Downtown Santa Cruz.

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