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Sat 8.4 & Sun 8.5 2012 | 11am - 8pm

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Church Street outside the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

Saturday and Sunday, August 4th and 5th see the return of Cabrillo Festival's popular Church Street Fair - a festival of music, art & wine. Celebrating its 21st 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 modern and urban hip hop. Some groups make their Church Street Stage debut, and many are old favorites returning for the fun.

Hosted by KUSP programmer Brett Taylor, the 21st annual Church Street Fair is a collaboration between the Cabrillo Festival and the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium.

Church Street Stage Schedule

11:15am-12noon: Jessie Autumn Folk Harp
12:15-1:00pm: Trio Amanha
1:15-1:45pm: Hula School of Santa Cruz
2:00-3:00pm: Mariachi de Eleazar Cortes
3:15-4:00pm: Dance Around Molly
4:15-5:00pm: Domu Africa
5:15-6:15pm: Desert Dream Dance
6:30-7:45pm: Orquesta Gitano

11:15am-12noon: Thomas Spearance, Musical Saw
12:15-12:45pm: Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre
1:00pm: Free Family Orchestra Concert*
2:30-3:30pm: Watsonville Taiko
3:45-4:15pm: Xochipilli Compania de Danza Mexicana
4:30-5:00pm: Te Hau Nui Polynesian Dance Company
5:15-6:15pm: Zambra
6:30-7:45pm: AZA

*Free Family Concert Tickets are free, but required. Available at the Civic Box Office.

Interested vendors should contact the Civic Auditorium with any questions: 831.420.5262


Photos by: r.r. jones