Saturday and Sunday, August 2nd and 3rd see the return of Cabrillo Festival’s popular Church Street Fair – a festival of music, art & wine. Celebrating its 23rd year, the two-day festival within the Festival offers an inspiring reflection of the arts in Santa Cruz. The weekend bursts with non-stop world and ethnic music and dance on the outdoor Church Street Stage, and dozens of premier artists and craftspeople selling their treasures all along Church Street in front of the Civic Auditorium.
Never is the spirit of Santa Cruz more alive than on the Church Street Stage when the spotlight is focused on Santa Cruz’s exceptional musicians. Audiences will travel the globe with musical voices from Mexico to Ireland, Africa to Cuba, and dance traditions from the Middle Eastern to European classical ballet, American urban styles. Some groups make their Church Street Stage debut, and many are old favorites returning for the fun.
You’ll have lots of tasty local treats to choose from, including mobile gourmet vendors Cruz’n Gourmet and Low n Slow, scoops from the Penny Ice Creamery, and wine tasting with Vinocruz.
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Hosted by KUSP programmer Brett Taylor, the Church Street Fair is a collaboration between the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium.
CHURCH STREET STAGE PERFORMERS:
SATURDAY, AUGUST 2
11:15 The Great Morgani
12:15 Samba Cruz Quartet
1:15 Shakti Bhakti Ensemble
2:15 Rebecca Lomnicky & David Brewer
3:30 Diaspora Dance Company
4:15 Pacific Voices
5:15 Desert Dream Music & Dance
6:30 The Mosaic Quartet
SUNDAY, AUGUST 3
11:15 Jesse Autumn & Shelley Phillips Harp Duo
12:15 Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre
1:00 Free Family Concert
2:30 Watsonville Taiko
3:30 Xochipilli CompaÃ±ia Danza De Mexico
4:15 On The Spot Trio
5:15 Kat Parra Latin World Ensemble