2591 Main St,
Soquel, CA 95073


 
   





RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED 
for no cover shows 
Call (831) 479-9777 (EXT. 2) 







  

Soulful vocals, masterful guitar work, and rich vocal harmonies and a special guest every Thursday

Thu. Sept. 23
5pm No Cover

Ripatti & Rose is a singing and instrumental duo featuring Alisha Ripatti & Dylan Rose - two of Santa Cruz, California's finest young musical talents! These locally raised musicians have teamed up to combine their wealth of skill and influences, providing both classic covers and original songs.

Come enjoy their unique blend of soulful vocals, masterful guitar work, and rich vocal harmonies every Thursday at Michael's On Main.

Alisha & Dylan will feature special guests each week!

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/RipattiAndRose




  

Amazing duo on guitar, harmonica, and vocals perform blues, rock, jazz, folk, bluegrass, and gypsy numbers

Fri. Sept. 24 at 5pm
No Cover

Come see this amazing duo on guitar, harmonica, and vocals perform blues, rock, jazz, folk, bluegrass, and gypsy numbers.  Harpin' Jonny of the Grooovehounds, the Primadons, and the Unpaid Bills teams up with Peter Clark of Lewis & Clark to for a powerhouse multi-genre presentation.

Artist sites and sounds: https://harpinjonny.com

 


  

A Tribute to the Grateful Dead

Sat. Sept. 25 at 7:30pm
$20 Dance <21 w/parent

The China Cats: Performing for nearly a decade and nearly 200 shows, China Cats continues the musical tradition of the Grateful Dead while throwing a new kind of gasoline on the fire. On any given night the band will play songs from throughout the Dead's 30-year repertoire. Their joy and enthusiasm for making music together is so contagious that the band has featured guest appearances from Grateful Dead alum, including original member Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay. Melvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia Band has sporadically joined the band since 2013. China Cats performs throughout California including a recent series at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, which belongs to Dead bassist Phil Lesh.

Each performance is a new, communal journey. Band members seek out a unique style and sound while paying homage to the spirit of the Dead. “On these tunes, there are certain things that are specific, and certain things that are wide open to interpretation," guitarist Matt Hartle told the San Jose Mercury News. "It's never about going back. It's always looking to the present moment that we're having. We're not playing the 1973 version of the song or the '79 or the '92 version. Every time the China Cats play a song, it's a new experience. "Matt Hartle brings experience from collaborations with Dead-family musicians including Henry Kaiser, Michael Kang (String Cheese Incident), and is a current member of Painted Mandolin with former Garcia-Grisman instrumentalist Joe Craven. Rhythm guitarist Scott Cooper has recorded with members of Little Feat, Galactic, David Nelson Band, New Riders. His debut solo CD reached #5 on the Relix jam band radio charts. Steve regularly plays keys in Stu Allen & Mars Hotel. Roger formerly played bass in David Gans & the Sycamore Slough String Band and has performed with artists such as Frank Wakefield. Michael is an in-demand drummer who is versed in New Orleans, jazz, reggae and African styles.

Purchase your tickets now:


Artist sites and sounds:  www.thechinacats.com


  

Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Sept 26 at 5:30pm 
  $15

Purchase your tickets now:


 

Artist sites and sounds:    www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

 

New weekly link to Grateful Sundays live online can be found every Sunday at   https://m.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

 


  

Wed. Sept. 29 at 5pm

No Cover

HUMP DAY happens every Wednesday and features TED WELTY and Ted's SPECIAL GUEST of the week. Native Santa Cruz musician Ted Welty, a guitarist and singer/songwriter, is best known as co-founder of 1990s alternative rock band Iguana Jive.  The group was signed in 1994 by indie label, Maddog Records, and went on to record their first album at A&M studios. A second album was recorded and released in 1997. Ted is currently a member of the popular bands Locomotive Breath and Spun.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/T.Rollin.music/

 



  

Wed. Sept. 29 at 5pm

No Cover

HUMP DAY happens every Wednesday and features TED WELTY and Ted's SPECIAL GUEST of the week. Native Santa Cruz musician Ted Welty, a guitarist and singer/songwriter, is best known as co-founder of 1990s alternative rock band Iguana Jive.  The group was signed in 1994 by indie label, Maddog Records, and went on to record their first album at A&M studios. A second album was recorded and released in 1997. Ted is currently a member of the popular bands Locomotive Breath and Spun.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/T.Rollin.music/

 



  

Soulful vocals, masterful guitar work, and rich vocal harmonies and a special guest every Thursday

Thu. Sept. 30 5pm
No Cover

Ripatti & Rose is a singing and instrumental duo featuring Alisha Ripatti & Dylan Rose - two of Santa Cruz, California's finest young musical talents! These locally raised musicians have teamed up to combine their wealth of skill and influences, providing both classic covers and original songs.

Come enjoy their unique blend of soulful vocals, masterful guitar work, and rich vocal harmonies every Thursday at Michael's On Main.

Alisha & Dylan will feature special guests each week!

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/RipattiAndRose




  

Covering Jazz & Pop standards by Amy Winehouse, Nora Jones, Miles Davis, Kenny Burrell and more

Fri. Oct. 1 at 5pm
No Cover Seated <21 w/parent 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/Nows-The-Time-100896748208586/



  

A tasty acoustic mix of musical genres

Sat. Oct. 2

Dinner starts at 6:30 and Showtime 8pm 
$50 for dinner and show   Seated<21 w/parent


Wild Iris is a songwriting collaboration between Kate Mullikin and Bryan Shelton from Santa Cruz, CA. Wild Iris is an acoustic mix of musical genres. Local guitarist Bryan Shelton's folksy picking style along with Kate Mullikin's evocative lyrics and smokey vocals make their duo a fresh listening experience. Formed in the Fall of 2013 at a beach-side convenience store, Bryan already had the name ‘Wild Iris' in mind and Kate dug the double meaning, evoking the image of a flower and an eyeball. They adopted the moniker, released their home recorded debut EP in 2014 and began gigging with a back-up band. Kate's poetic instincts provided the melodic structure for Bryan to build his flat picking under – a style gleamed from years of practice and time well spent listening to Mississippi John Hurt, Woody Guthrie and Ramblin' Jack Elliott, the latter with whom Wild Iris has shared the stage.

Wild Iris have since released their first full-length album and are currently working on the follow up. Onstage, the band exuded a kind of therapeutic honesty, which when mixed with their elegant musicality went a long way with the locals and they were encouraged to pursue a professionally recorded debut full length. Their self-titled LP was produced by Andy Zenczak at Gadgetbox Recording Studio where Wild Iris's rustic arrangements were imbued with the rich sound of analogue gear, often accompanied by upright bass, banjo, fiddle and percussion.

 

Purchase your tickets now:

Artist sites and sounds: www.wildirissantacruz.com




  

Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Oct. 3 at 5:30pm 
  $15 

Artist sites and sounds:    www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

 

 

New weekly link to Grateful Sundays live online can be found every Sunday at   https://m.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

 


  

Wed. Oct. 6 at 5pm

No Cover

HUMP DAY happens every Wednesday and features TED WELTY and Ted's SPECIAL GUEST of the week. Native Santa Cruz musician Ted Welty, a guitarist and singer/songwriter, is best known as co-founder of 1990s alternative rock band Iguana Jive.  The group was signed in 1994 by indie label, Maddog Records, and went on to record their first album at A&M studios. A second album was recorded and released in 1997. Ted is currently a member of the popular bands Locomotive Breath and Spun.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/T.Rollin.music/

 



  

 

R&R with Ripatti & Rose w/ special guest Jim Rosenberg

Soulful vocals, masterful guitar work, and rich vocal harmonies and a special guest every Thursday

Thu. Oct. 7 at 5pm
No Cover

Ripatti & Rose is a singing and instrumental duo featuring Alisha Ripatti & Dylan Rose - two of Santa Cruz, California's finest young musical talents! These locally raised musicians have teamed up to combine their wealth of skill and influences, providing both classic covers and original songs. Come enjoy their unique blend of soulful vocals, masterful guitar work, and rich vocal harmonies every Thursday at Michael's On Main.

Alisha & Dylan will feature special guests each week!

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/RipattiAndRose

 



  

Fri. Oct. 8 at 5pm
No Cover Seated <21 w/parent 

Livin' Easy are Glenn MacPherson, Tom Leitzke and Jerry Whitney playing favorites and originals.  TGIF will be in the Tap Room tonight.

 



  

Christie McCarthy, Janean Christine Mariani, Patti Maxine

Bringing a taste of Music City tradition to Michael's On Main

Sat. Oct. 9
Dinner starts at 6:30 and Showtime 8pm
  $50 for dinner and show   Seated<21 w/parent

Girls With Guitars  brings a taste of Music City tradition to Michael's On Main when Christie McCarthy and Janean Christine Mariani, backed by the legendary Patti Maxine on steel guitar, come together to share the stage and a night of stories, sass, and songs.

Christie McCarthy is an award-winning singer-songwriter, whose “subtly complex hooks and lush harmonies” reveal a “wealth of influences from the realms of folk, Americana and rock ‘n' roll,” writes Good Times columnist Aaron Carnes. Christie has released four original records and a holiday jazz album. She has performed for hundreds of audiences at diverse venues across the country, including the Ryman Auditorium (the original Grand Ole Opry). Her songs are featured on compilations by Target, Sharper Image, Wells Fargo and others, as well as on TV.  Christie's blues-rock anthem “Forgiveness” is in rotation on KPIG.  

Janean Christine Mariani writes and sings stripped-down bare-bones Americana songs of life, love, loss, and every now and again a touch of sass and blues. Her set lists are an aural tapestry of her original compositions delicately woven with select covers honoring her professional influences, the revered songwriters: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Rosanne Cash, Brandy Clark, and Ashley McBryde. Her live performances are raw, loose, vulnerable and real. No matter the size of the audience or venue, her intimate style makes folks feel at home, as though she's singing to them in the comfort of their living room or gathered 'round a kitchen table.  

Patti Maxine is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and steel guitar legend.  The Sweetheart Of Steel will bring her magic to this special evening, backing this talented lineup of songbirds in the round.  

Purchase your tickets now:

Artist sites and sounds: www.christiemccarthy.com
and
https://janeanchristinemariani.com and www.pattimaxine.com




  

Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Oct 10 at 5:30pm 
  $15 

Artist sites and sounds:    www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

New weekly link to Grateful Sundays live online can be found every Sunday at   https://m.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

 


  

 

Wed. Oct. 13 at 5pm

No Cover

HUMP DAY happens every Wednesday and features TED WELTY and Ted's SPECIAL GUEST of the week. Native Santa Cruz musician Ted Welty, a guitarist and singer/songwriter, is best known as co-founder of 1990s alternative rock band Iguana Jive.  The group was signed in 1994 by indie label, Maddog Records, and went on to record their first album at A&M studios. A second album was recorded and released in 1997. Ted is currently a member of the popular bands Locomotive Breath and Spun.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/T.Rollin.music/

 



  

Bill Kirchen, Andy Stein, Bobby Black, John Tichy, Buffalo Bruce Barlow, plus Austin de Lone.

Fri. Oct. 15 at 8pm
 $30  Seated <21 w/parent

Soaring out of Commander Cody & The Lost Planet Airmen. Check out their stunning mini-bios:

Bill Kirchen:  Grammy nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen celebrates America's musical traditions of rock ‘n' roll, Western swing and California honky-tonk. He's been called a “Titan of the Telecaster” by Guitar Player Magazine, “an American treasure” and “one of our best” by Rolling Stone Magazine. Kirchen co-founded the original Americana band, Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen. His telecaster licks drove their version of “Hot Rod Lincoln” into the Top Ten of 1972. He has recorded and/or played guitar with a who's who of roots music, among them Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Linda Rondstadt, Dan Hicks, Nick Lowe and more.

Andy Stein:  Our 2-time Grammy winner joined Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen in 1968 when Kirchen spotted him jamming at a coffee house with future Prairie Home Companion original Bill Hinkley. Two decades later Andy began his 22-year run on Prairie Home Companion's weekly national broadcasts with Garrison Keillor. Post CC & his LPA, Andy continued his unique quadruple-threat career, playing, writing and arranging for top names in Pop, Jazz, Classical and Country fields. Here are a few: Bob Dylan, Sir Paul McCartney, Wynton Marsalis, Jon Hendricks, Aretha Franklin, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Ray Charles, B. B. King, Tony Bennett, Carole King, James Taylor, Michael Jackson, Merle Haggard, Placido Domingo, Itzhak Perlman etc. Andy sez: “But right now I'm right here back with my old buddies. The Best.”

Bobby Black: Master steel guitarist Bobby Black has played and recorded with an astonishing number of the stars of country music, from his pal George Jones' very first recordings in 1953, to Ray Price, Lefty Frizzell, Webb Pierce, Asleep At The Wheel, Doug Sahm, and many more. Bobby has appeared on more than 130 albums, with artists from Asleep at the Wheel, New Riders of the Purple Sage, and Elvin Bishop to Tom Waits. He was inducted into the Western Swing Hall of Fame in 1997, and the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in 2004.
John Tichy: Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a Founding Father of the Lost Planet Airmen. With a long list of publications and research for NASA, he also continues to gig steadily, presumably with the research objective of rocking your ass off. Tichy is listed in the Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll (1998) for his work as singer, songwriter and guitarist.


Buffalo Bruce Barlow : bass player with Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, plays blues, rock 'n' roll, country & Western, and a whole lot of boogie-woogie. He's played with Chicago bluesmen Magic Sam, Elvin Bishop, James Cotton, Charlie Musselwhite, Albert Collins, John Lee Hooker plus Roger McGuinn and Hoyt Axton.


Artist sites and sounds: www.billkirchen.com and www.andysteinmusic.com

Purchase your tickets now: Call (831) 479-9777 (ext. 2) /
If off hours, leave name, number of tickets and phone number



  

The Long-Awaited Return Of The Anthony Arya Band

Sat. Oct. 16
 Dinner starts at 6:30 and Showtime 8pm
  $50 for dinner and show   Dance <21 w/parent

Anthony Arya is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter from Santa Cruz, California. In Fall 2018, at age 15, Anthony was on Season 15 of NBC's The Voice. Shortly after he released his debut album Going To California.?  In music-rich Santa Cruz, California, Anthony is a crowd favorite, voted by the community as Under 18 Person of the Year in 2019. Arya's music,  folk rock with blues and jazz influences, is frequently played on roots station KPIG.

Arya has performed hundreds of shows around the Bay Area and folks say you're likely to walk away humming one of his tunes for days after a performance. Fans love the upbeat rock songs mixed with melodic lyric tunes on the second album, The Road, which was released in May 2020.  In June 2020 Anthony received the prestigious award of Presidential Scholar in the Arts (category singer/songwriter) awarded by the US Department of Education. In addition to his original music with the Anthony Arya Band, Arya has a jazz trio, Life is a Cabaret performing songs from the Great Gatsby era creating a unique Parisian-esque jazz experience. Chasing Ophelia—a group celebrating the spirit of the Grateful Dead adds slide guitar and saxophone to create a fresh approach to Dead tunes. His latest release, Listen to the Voice of Anthony Arya, a tribute to his Voice journey was just released in June 2021.

Purchase your tickets now:

 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.anthonyarya.com



  

Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Oct 17 at 5:30pm 
  $15 

Artist sites and sounds:    www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

 

 

New weekly link to Grateful Sundays live online can be found every Sunday at   https://m.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

 


  

Wed. Oct.20 at 5pm

No Cover

HUMP DAY happens every Wednesday and features TED WELTY and Ted's SPECIAL GUEST of the week. Native Santa Cruz musician Ted Welty, a guitarist and singer/songwriter, is best known as co-founder of 1990s alternative rock band Iguana Jive.  The group was signed in 1994 by indie label, Maddog Records, and went on to record their first album at A&M studios. A second album was recorded and released in 1997. Ted is currently a member of the popular bands Locomotive Breath and Spun.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/T.Rollin.music/

 



  

Celebrating the power & healing of music & song, spirit-lifting revival and unifying-revelry

Thu. Oct. 21 at 5pm

No Cover  

The Puffball Collective celebrates as community, the power & healing of music & song, spirit-lifting revival and unifying-revelry. The Puffball Collective is built to lift you up. Featuring members of the “Banana Slug String Band”, “Slugs and Roses”, the “Barrelmakers”, instrumental funk project “Velour,” Jim Lewin's Edge of the West , and a slew of talented Santa Cruz musicians We present this music to soothe your souls , raise your spirits and rejuvenate & move your bodies so that we all can move forward and do great good in our lives.” – TPC Artist

sites and sounds:  https://thepuffballcollective.com

 



  

Western Music Hall of Fame Artist

Fri. Oct. 22
Dinner starts at 6:30 and Showtime 8pm  
$55 for dinner and show 
Seated <21 w/parent

Dave Stamey: Cowboys and Indians Magazine has called him “the Charley Russell of Western Music.”  Western Horseman Magazine  has declared his “Vaquero Song” to be one of the greatest Western songs of all time.  In 2010 True West Magazine named  him Best Living Western Solo Musician. Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one of the most popular Western entertainers working today.  He has been voted three times Entertainer of the Year, three times Male Performer of the Year and twice Songwriter of the Year by the Western Music Association, and received the Will Rogers Award from the Academy of Western Artists. He's delighted audiences in twenty states, and finds that he prefers this to being stomped by angry horses. 

In November of 2016 Dave was inducted into the Western Music Hall of Fame.

Dave is joined by cowgirl vocalist Annie Lydon.

Artist sites and sounds: www.davestamey.com

Purchase your tickets now:  Call (831) 479-9777 (ext. 2) /
If off hours, leave name, number of tickets and phone number 





  

SANTA CRUZ'S VERY OWN ROCKSTARS IN WAITING
- SEE THEM BEFORE THEY GET FAMOUS! -

Sat. October 23 at 12:30pm  
$10  Seated <21 w/parent

After a successful Spring 2021 Concert Season, and a year of no shows due to Covid, the students at Be Natural Music are gearing up to showcase their talents once again for the Fall Concert Season. After producing nearly 100 large concerts and events over the last 13 years, performing on stage has become a bi-annual tradition for the students of Be Natural Music. Youth musicians from around Santa Cruz & Santa Clara Counties practice weekly in preparation for several professionally produced performances every year.

The Concert Season also brings along our bi-annual fundraiser that directly fuels our scholarship program; currently awarding 26 kids in need of financial assistance each and every month of up to $2,000 in total. “It really is an incredible achievement,” exclaims Matthew Pinck, Music Director at Be Natural Music. “Being present for our community has been a focus since we started the scholarship fund, I never thought it would grow this big!” 

Their upcoming concert is on October 23rd at Michael's on Main, showcasing not only the unique talent of 7  bands but conjointly raising money to fund their scholarship initiative to financially assist low-income  students in music lessons. The show, featuring a wide arrangement of covers from Nirvana, Metallica, & Van Halen to Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, & Dave Brubeck, to name a few, will involve over 40 students & over 3 hours of crowd-pleasing tunes performed for an audience of family, friends, and fans. Creating stories, crucial skills, & lifelong experiences that students will bring into adulthood and beyond. All proceeds raised through donations and auction to our scholarship fund is a big deal. These kids wouldn't be exposed to musical opportunities otherwise hindered by a monetary wall.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.benaturalmusic.live


  

Positive Views Records present The Village Green performing The Kinks masterpieces and deep cuts

Sat. Oct. 23 at 8pm.
$20 Dance <21 w/parent

Performing The Kinks masterpieces and deep cuts for an outstanding live listening experience

The Village Green A Tribute to The Kinks are a group of Santa Cruz musicians who paying tribute to a classic rock band we all love: The Kinks.  This is the full band, back onstage together.  We will perform many of Ray and Dave Davies popular hits and a few deep cuts, for the hardcore fans.  We've recorded two tribute albums full of Kinks songs are recently released a new single, Little Bit of Emotion.  We invite you and your friends to Come Dancing to the music of The Kinks.

Purchase your tickets now:


Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/TheVillageGreenKinks/   and   https://youtu.be/io3VMXLnEg0



  

Grateful Dead tunes with
Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Oct. 24 at 5:30pm 
  $15 

Artist sites and sounds:    www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

New weekly link to Grateful Sundays live online can be found every Sunday at   https://m.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

 


  

Wed. Oct 27at 5pm

No Cover

HUMP DAY happens every Wednesday and features TED WELTY and Ted's SPECIAL GUEST of the week. Native Santa Cruz musician Ted Welty, a guitarist and singer/songwriter, is best known as co-founder of 1990s alternative rock band Iguana Jive.  The group was signed in 1994 by indie label, Maddog Records, and went on to record their first album at A&M studios. A second album was recorded and released in 1997. Ted is currently a member of the popular bands Locomotive Breath and Spun.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/T.Rollin.music/

 



  


Grateful Dead Tunes & Halloween Night!

Sat. Oct. 30 at 7:30pm
$20 Dance <21 w/parent

The China Cats: Performing for nearly a decade and nearly 200 shows, China Cats continues the musical tradition of the Grateful Dead while throwing a new kind of gasoline on the fire. On any given night the band will play songs from throughout the Dead's 30-year repertoire. Their joy and enthusiasm for making music together is so contagious that the band has featured guest appearances from Grateful Dead alum, including original member Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay. Melvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia Band has sporadically joined the band since 2013. China Cats performs throughout California including a recent series at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, which belongs to Dead bassist Phil Lesh. Each performance is a new, communal journey. Band members seek out a unique style and sound while paying homage to the spirit of the Dead. “On these tunes, there are certain things that are specific, and certain things that are wide open to interpretation," guitarist Matt Hartle told the San Jose Mercury News. "It's never about going back. It's always looking to the present moment that we're having. We're not playing the 1973 version of the song or the '79 or the '92 version.

Every time the China Cats play a song, it's a new experience. "Matt Hartle brings experience from collaborations with Dead-family musicians including Henry Kaiser, Michael Kang (String Cheese Incident), and is a current member of Painted Mandolin with former Garcia-Grisman instrumentalist Joe Craven. Rhythm guitarist Scott Cooper has recorded with members of Little Feat, Galactic, David Nelson Band, New Riders. His debut solo CD reached #5 on the Relix jam band radio charts. Steve regularly plays keys in Stu Allen & Mars Hotel. Roger formerly played bass in David Gans & the Sycamore Slough String Band and has performed with artists such as Frank Wakefield. Michael is an in-demand drummer who is versed in New Orleans, jazz, reggae and African styles.

Purchase your tickets now: 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.thechinacats.com

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Grateful Dead tunes with
Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Oct. 31 at 5:30pm 
  $15 

Artist sites and sounds:    www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

New weekly link to Grateful Sundays live online can be found every Sunday at   https://m.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

 


  

Slack Key & HAWAIIAN Music Show

w/ Kumu Meleana Manuel from Hilo, Patti Maxine, Stan Meidinger, and Kuhai Santa Cruz Hula Dancers 

Sat. Nov. 6 at 1:30pm
$20  Seated <21 w/parent

Slack Key Master Ben Kaili from Hilo, Hawaii and Special Guest Kumu Meleana Manuel (Hilo), local favorite Patti Maxine (Steel Guitar), Stan Meidinger (Island Breeze Band) and local Hula Dancers (Kuhai Santa Cruz)  

Ben has recorded five albums and was a Na Hoku Award Finalist for his slack key guitar album "Kaowahi".  Ben loves coming to Santa Cruz to share his Aloha and wonderful Hawaiian Music. He appears annually in Hilo at the Big Island Hawaiian Music Festival and the KWXX Ho‘olaule‘a, the Hawaiian Slack key Guitar Festival at the Sheraton Kona, Kailua Kona's Kupuna Hula Festival and Moku O Keawe Hula Festival at Waikoloa Beach Resort.  

COME EARLY FOR HAWIIAN LUNCH SPECIAL -- not included with ticket purchase

Artist sites and sounds:  www.reverbnation.com/benkaili and https://music.apple.com/us/album/kaowahi/519560700


 



  

with special guest female vocalist plus Charlie Wallace on Pedal Steel

Sat. Nov. 6  
Dinner starts at 6:30 and Showtime 8pm
  
$50 for dinner and show  Seated <21 w/parent

Gram Parsons: Honky tonkin' jam band Edge of the West plays a special tribute show to their musical hero Gram Parsons. Gram Parsons was enormously influential in both country and rock music, being one of the first to blend the two to the point that they became indistinguishable from each other. His work with The Byrds, with the Flying Burrito Brothers, his solo records and classic duet singing with his young protégé Emmylou Harris have proven to be seminal and lasting influences in the evolution of Country, Rock, Alt-Country and Americana. Parsons died of a heroin overdose in 1973 at the age of 27 and was cremated by his "road mangler" Phil Kauffman in Joshua Tree National Park as per his last wishes. While not achieving mainstream stardom during his lifetime, Gram's legend his lived on to inspire millions and the echoes of his sounds are still heard today. As his friend Keith Richards wrote, "This is why we're talking about him now"

Edge of The West: Musical adventurers Edge Of The West have been steadily touring the Western US, Alaska and Hawaii since 2016, exploring the deep American outback, exciting audiences and rocking their Americana-outlaw hippie jamband blend of originals and rootsy covers. Their energetic and danceable sound appeals to a wide variety of music fans, lighting up rooms and festival grounds. The four singers and writers in the group bring a bounty of songs of their own plus a deep repertoire of covers in many genres. Their eponymous first record was released in Spring 2016 with the next one in process for release later this year. This show will also feature Santa Cruz favorite Sharon Allen on vocals and the amazing Charlie Wallace on pedal steel. Featuring known musicians who've also played with the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Todd Snider, Johnny Paycheck, Cake, David Nelson Band, Great American Taxi, Lacy J Dalton and more, Edge Of The West brings some serious cred, history, family ties and deep musical roots to the table. And they know how to show ‘em a good time. That's what they do.

Artist sites and sounds: www.edgeofthewest.band and www.facebook.com/edgeofthewestband/

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Purchase your tickets now: 


Artist sites and sounds: www.edgeofthewest.band and www.facebook.com/edgeofthewestband/



  

Grateful Dead tunes with
Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Nov. 7 at 5:30pm 
  $15 

Artist sites and sounds:    www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

New weekly link to Grateful Sundays live online can be found every Sunday at   https://m.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

 


  

Dynamic, High Energy Acoustic Journey thru Jerry Garcia's Repertoire

Sat. Nov. 13 at 7:30pm
$25 Dance <21 w/parent

Painted Mandolin feat. Joe Craven: Dynamic, High Energy Acoustic Journey thru Jerry Garcia's repertoire, with original arrangements and surprising twists and turns, with jams that rise up your spine. Painted Mandolin keeps you on your toes, and heels, and soul---dancing all the way thru this music that we love. Painted Mandolin is: Joe Craven--Mandolin, Fiddle, Vocals and Percussion. Joe was a member of the Garcia/Grisman Band from 1991-1994, and a member of the David Grisman Quintet, from 1989-2004. Multi-instrumentalist, Story Teller, consummate side man, band leader, Festival MC and fashion guru, Joe has been around the block---Twice! Larry Graff--Guitar, Mandolin and Vocals.

Larry is the founding member of the world-famous Banana Slug String Band, for 32 years the Slugs have toured North America, bringing Eco-Science to kids and families. Larry, a Deadhead for 40 years, brings experience, knowledge, passion, energy and love to the stage, every time. Matt Hartle--Guitar, Banjotar, and Vocals. Matt is leader and lead guitarist in at least 5 Grateful Dead bands! His emotive and skillful playing, leaves audiences dancing, gasping, and wondering where he is playing next! He has performed in hundreds of Grateful Dead inspired shows in the last 15 years!  Dan Robbins has played and recorded in settings ranging from solo, duo, trio, etc. to big band and orchestra, and is known for driving, creative, harmonically and melodically rich background and lead parts on bass.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/PaintedMando/






  

Grateful Dead tunes with
Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Nov. 14 at 5:30pm 
  $15 

Artist sites and sounds:    www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

New weekly link to Grateful Sundays live online can be found every Sunday at   https://m.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

 


  

James Durbin (American Idol)
has performed for live audiences around the world for two decades

Sat. Nov. 20
Dinner starts at 6:30 and Showtime 8pm  
$50 for dinner and show  Seated <21 w/parent

JAMES DURBIN returns to Michael's On Main with ‘Classic Rock Unplugged'. Performing crowd favorites from iconic bands like The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Steve Miller Band, The Beatles, Tom Petty, The Doors, Led Zeppelin & Many More! 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.jamesdurbinofficial.com and www.facebook.com/DurbinRock



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Grateful Dead tunes with
Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Nov. 21 at 5:30pm 
  $15 

Artist sites and sounds:    www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

New weekly link to Grateful Sundays live online can be found every Sunday at   https://m.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

 


  

"The group seamlessly careens from blues to bluegrass and rock in a way that really shouldn't make sense but somehow does."
- "LA Times

Sat. Nov. 27  Dinner starts at 6:30 and Showtime 8pm 
  $50 for dinner and show   Seated <21 w/parent

From China to Iceland, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you've never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin' bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping! “When lead guitar is replaced by the sound of hot licks on a cello, blues, rock and bluegrass rise to a new dimension. Dirty Cello — a four-piece band from San Francisco — makes its style of string music to inspire audiences to swing, sway and dance.” Ashland Daily Tidings. "Dirty Cello's music is all over the map: funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, fiercely rhythmic, and textured, and only occasionally classical." Oakland Magazine.  "The band plays every style imaginable, and does some fantastic covers. (Their rendition of “Purple Haze” is incredible.) But what is most spectacular about them is hearing the depth of soul in Roudman's playing—it goes beyond what most people would expect from the instrument. She plays it with so much heart, you'll wonder why more bands don't have a cellist." Good Times Santa Cruz.  "A five-piece string ensemble that truly pushes the envelope and breaks the barriers, they blend blues, bluegrass and world music sounds with roots in the world of European classical music in a style that is unique and refreshing." Cloverdale Reveille

Artist sites and sounds:  www.dirtycello.com

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Grateful Dead tunes with
Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Nov. 28 at 5:30pm 
  $15 

Artist sites and sounds:    www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

New weekly link to Grateful Sundays live online can be found every Sunday at   https://m.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

 


  

World music guitarist supreme on tour from Paris celebrating his new album “ Azwan”

Sat. April 23  
Dinner starts at 6:30 and Showtime 8pm  

$55 for dinner and show  Seated <21 w/parent

Voted by Guitar Player magazine readers as Best World Music Guitarist , Bensusan's music is contemplative, wistful, sublime and prodigiously performed with inspiration rooted in nature. “The concept of ‘Azwan' came from observing bees, those solar insects working in the darkness together as one, and by observing flocks of birds flying and dancing together as one. It has been an inspiring symbolic representation of the continuum of music. When seeing ‘Azwan' written, it can evoke a place, a city or a mood, but when hearing it said out loud, it sounds like ‘as one.' I've been contemplating all the music from ‘Azwan' for years before actually recording it, taking time to allow all the notes to come together as one.” Bensusan is a storyteller, using expressive and lyrical acoustic guitar parlance and ethereal vocalization to allure, transfix and transport. “‘Azwan' is primarily a solo instrumental album on which the guitar is conceived as an orchestra, delivering melody, bass, chords and counterpoint in the same space. To it, we add some vocal elements and several collaborations with guest musicians,” said Bensusan who has lived in Paris since age four.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.pierrebensusan.com

 


 








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