The 5th Annual Pleasure Point Street Fair will feature 8 Bands, Kids’ Zone and Beer & Wine Garden – a Benefit for Jay Moriarity Foundation.
Pleasure Point will be the focal point for local entertainment as people take to the street to enjoy the fith annual Pleasure Point Street Fair on Saturday, June 24 2017. The event will be held on Portola Drive between 41st and 38th Avenues, Santa Cruz, from 11 am – 5 pm with bike parking available, and admission is free.
A total of eight local bands will perform a variety of styles of music on two stages including Americana, Blues, Rock, Reggae and Surf Music. The kid’s zone will feature crafts and activities from local businesses. In addition, close to 100 vendors will sell arts, crafts, local services, food and beverages. An expanded beer garden will offer New Bohemia Brewing Company’s lagers along with Mimosas and wine provided by the Pleasure Point Business Association.
The nonprofit beneficiary of this year’s fair is the Jay Moriarity Foundation, which was created in the spirit of legendary waterman Jay Moriarity to support local programs that improve the quality of life for our community and environment, and educate and assist our youth. $2,500 of the event proceeds will be donated to the foundation. In addition to raising awareness and funds for the foundation, we’re very excited that the fair will culminate “Jay Week.” Starting June 16, there will be an activity each day that supports the foundation. The Pleasure Point Business Association is partnering with the Jay Moriarity Foundation,” said Kim Moriarity Wildey. “Pleasure Point is where Jay spent most of his life growing up, surfing, and bonding with and caring for the ocean, and it held a special place in Jay’s heart as well as mine. To celebrate Jay Week at the street fair where our community gathers to enjoy life and connect with others, while raising money to help our youth, is an absolute honor! We’re so happy that Jay’s spirit that inspired so many continues to bring people together. And the genuine stoke and positive energy in the air at this street fair always amazes me. Live Like Jay!” exclaimed Moriarity Wildey. The Jay Week schedule will be posted here on the website once the lineup is confirmed.
September 30, 2017, 1:00pm - September 30, 2017, 6:00pm
The Hard Core Cider Tour returns to Santa Cruz, CA for its 3rd year!
Imbibe UNLIMITED 2 oz. samples from some of the World's Top Craft Hard Cider Makers, savor mouth watering food from Local Food Trucks (food sold separately), groove to Live Music, and let your inner kid out with our Jumbo Lawn Games! This year, we are raising funds for Bike Santa Cruz County.
* NEW THIS YEAR: Purchase your favorite bottles of cider to take home at our on-site Cider Store!
CIDERS: Red Branch Cider Company, Tin City Cider Co., WILDCIDE Hard Cider, Surf City Cider, Everett Family Farm, Ace Premium Craft Cider, South City Ciderworks, Santa Cruz Cider Company, Redwood Coast Cider, Cider Brothers, 101 Cider House
MUSIC LINEUP: TBA
FOOD TRUCKS: TBA
* Only 1,000 TOTAL TICKETS being sold. THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT!
* General Admission: $40 Online / $50 At The Door
* G.A. - Group Rate (4+ Tickets): $30 Online / $40 At The Door per person
* Designated Driver: $10 (Available for purchase At The Door Only)
TICKET ADMISSION INCLUDES:
* UNLIMITED 2 oz. Tastings
* Signature Keepsake Mason Jar
* Unlimited Selfies & Goodtimes … #hardcorecidertour
* People-Friendly SERVICE Dogs on leash are allowed.
* This is a Cider & Mead Only Event… No Beers will be offered.
* This is strictly at 21 and Over event.
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"What?? Weren’t they just here last month”, you may be asking. The answer to that is “thankfully, YES!”
We had an unavoidable cancellation for this Aloha Friday so we, having Garden Island Blend’s visit of a month ago fresh in our memories and in our hearts, decided to give Rick a call. He scrambled and got the guys together to take over the stage this week.
If you either saw and heard them live at Pono or elsewhere, you know why they were such a hit when they played here in May. Rather than try to re-invent the wheel and to describe them anew, I’ll simply reprint part of what we posted last month, with a sincere mahalo nui loa to these guys for their help.
GIB, like any band had made a few changes. a group member moved out of area, others moved on to start a new music group. Nothing surprising, it’s just part of the music scene. Rick then began performing as a solo musician, and was joined regularly by brother Mark playing 2-piece ensembles at various venues and private events. Joining these original GIB Boyz is Jon Kennedy, keyboard player extraordinaire. He is an established musician with groups in the Santa Cruz area and most recently a monthly regular on the Piano at Zizzo’s Coffeehouse & Wine Bar. Jon has become a fixture with Rick, and has some GIB gigs already under his belt. Jon’s “Hawaiian” connection is his love for the Hawaiian music and culture. Other accomplished musicians join these guys from time-to-time adding an accent or a twist to the group while maintaining and enhancing the “mana” of GIB.
The signature sound GIB has provided over the years has changed little even with a few additions. Bringing the island style sound is a signature GIB still maintains while their music genres and song selections expand and grow. With island style and some Hawaiian favorites, GIB also blends Contemporary, Classics, Oldies and R&B songs into their mix. The most important and key aspect is the love GIB has for “spreading Aloha” through music. So after a long absence, for this evening and beyond, GARDEN ISLAND BLEND will maintain their “ID” as…GIB & Friends. We just want to express and shout out a huge MAHALO to all who support live music…”island style”.
Call your friends and encourage them to “join the party” and to try any new “BT Creations” that may come from the kitchen. And please remember that tho Pono charges no cover, one of the servers will be at the door to receive, for the band, any donation you may want to make to help them with their CD.