Saturday 8.6 & Sunday 8.7, 2016 | 11am – 8pm
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2016, the Church Street Fair offers an inspiring immersion into the famously vibrant cultural scene of Santa Cruz, California, as expressed through music, dance, art, food, and wine. Non-stop music and dance from across the globe will keep your spirits high as local DJ and emcee Brett Taylor introduces performers from the Church Street Stage. You’ll select from a variety of local food purveyors, vintners and brewers, and explore the work of dozens of regional artists and craftspeople. Held each year in early August in front of the Civic Auditorium in downtown Santa Cruz, the Church Street Fair is the quintessential summertime festival. Free activities for children and their families include the Creativity Tent for Kids and the Cabrillo Festival’s Free Family Concert with Tour of the Orchestra.
The Church Street Fair is a collaboration between the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and the City of Santa Cruz’ Civic Auditorium. If you are an interested art or food vendor, please contact the Civic for more information: 831.420.5260.
2017 STAGE LINEUP TO BE ANNOUNCED!
2016 CHURCH STREET STAGE PERFORMANCES
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
11:15am THE GREAT MORGANI
Clad head-to-toe in flamboyant performance attire, this master accordion player and local treasure has a repertoire of more than 1,000 songs from around the globe.
12:15pm SANTA CRUZ BALLET THEATRE
Young dancers and burgeoning ballerinas on pointe present ballet with precision training and exquisite choreography.
1:00pm SAMBA CRUZ QUARTET
Smooth Brazilian music styles from sambas to bossa novas, baiao, choro and more.
2:15pm THE UKULELE DICK SHOW
Ukulele Dick expertly explores the breadth of the instrument with a swinging collection of songs from the Great American Songbook, Blues, Jazz, Novelty and more.
3:15pm DESERT DREAM MUSIC AND DANCE
Desert Dream’s continuous creativity melds an exotic and colorful palette of belly dance styles into an always-irresistible performance.
4:15pm DOMU AFRICA
Domu Africa conveys the Griot traditions of Senegal, West Africa with powerful performances including percussion, vocals, and dance.
5:15pm BRYN LOOSLEY AND THE BACK PAGES
Americana music that radiates soul and heart, this popular band brings their songs to life with thoughtful arrangements and driving rhythms.
6:30pm 7 COME 11
This Hammond organ-fueled fever-dream trio pushes the musical envelope and turns the funky grooves of 60s and 70s legends into something exciting and entirely new.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7
Traditional Mexican dance and music performed by two folkloric youth groups making their Church Street Stage debut–Centeotl Danza y Baile and Ensamble Musical.
12:15pm BANANA SLUG STRING BAND
With guitars, voices, crazy characters, and an extraordinary ability to connect with children, these “eco-warriors” change the world–one child at a time!
1:00pm FREE FAMILY CONCERT inside the Civic
The Free Family Concert starts with a Tour of the Orchestra! Then Marin Alsop and the Festival Orchestra perform the hilarious and engaging Mr. Smith’s Composition, narrated by the composer himself, Greg Smith.
2:30pm WATSONVILLE TAIKO
This ancient Japanese drumming tradition brings together rhythm, movement and harmony in traditional and contemporary works.
3:30pm BOB BURNETT TRIO
Seven string guitarist Bob Burnett’s musical odyssey has landed him on venerable stages across the US and Canada. Kenny Stahl is a jazz flutist and composer who has worked with Stevie Wonder, Jaco Pastorius, Paul Horn, and many others.
4:15pm THE DOWN BEETS
Bluegrass meets “new grass,” with creative originals and complex arrangements of beloved standards.
5:00pm PARADISE SOUL SAVERS
Mixing soul music, New Orleans R&B, and Detroit funk with a selection of rare tunes from the 60s and 70s.
A Santa Cruz favorite, SambaDá is rooted in the rich musical traditions of Brazil, but also references salsa and cumbia, blending them playfully with funk and reggae beats.
CREATIVITY TENT FOR KIDS
The Cabrillo Festival’s “Creativity Tent for Kids” offers two full days of free hands-on music and art workshops under a big canopy adjoining the gardens of the Santa Cruz City Hall, Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7, 11am-5:30pm! The Creativity Tent is just one of many exciting components of children’s activities at the Festival. All workshops are free for children and their families! Special thanks to Mariposa’s Art/Arts Council Santa Cruz for assistance in curating this year’s artist workshops!
2016 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
Music Together with MusicalMe, Inc.
Since 1996, MusicalMe, Inc. has shared the award-winning “Music
Together” Early Childhood Music & Movement Program with more than
50,000 families throughout Santa Cruz & Santa Clara Counties. Get
your little people moving and singing with Music Together! More info on
upcoming events at www.musicalme.com.
LEGENDARY COLLECTIVE – Positive Patches
Participants will learn about the art of printmaking, choosing from a selection of pre-made rubber stamps featuring various positive words and symbols then printing them onto a fabric patch. The patches will then be taken home and can be displayed or attached to a backpack or clothing!
OLIVER WHITCROFT – Marbled Record Collage
Participants will learn the art of marbling by painting with droppers into trays that suspend the paint on the surface. Paints can be swirled, or patterned with a variety of texture-making tools. Once dry, collages will be created on vinyl records by cutting out various shapes from pre-made designs as well as their own original work.
EMMANUEL GARCIA – Watercolor Zentangles
Participants will learn the art of zentangle doodle art and practice creating patterns and movement using references provided. They will fill in a small paper square with many patterned lines before painting over their artwork with watercolors.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7
SUSANA TERRELL – Painted Butterflies
Participants will use poster paint and oil pastels to create a butterfly with colorful patterns and decorations. Designs can be based on pictures of real butterflies but anything is possible! After painting, the butterfly is put on a stick with a ribbon and can be carried away.
AMANDA HESS – Shibori Tie Dye
Participants will learn the traditional Japanese art of Shibori Tie Dye using cotton squares to create beautiful indigo patterns with rubber band and pole techniques.
FRED MINDLIN – Star Weaving
Participants will make geometric star shapes by weaving colorful yarn into cardboard. After their star is complete, they will decorate their artwork with chalk pastels to help make their star really pop!
KATELYN BYRNE – Charm Bracelets
Participants will make bracelets with music-themed charms. The charms will be wood cut-outs in the shapes of musical notes and instruments that can be decorated with markers before adding them to their uniquely designed beaded bracelets.
MAGDALENA MONTAGNE & GEORGIA SEARS – Poetry Zines
Participants will create their own zines by folding single sheets up to sixteen pages. After building the book and decorating the cover, they will add published poems from a diverse range of classic and contemporary poets representing a wide variety of themes, voices and styles.
KYLE MORRIS – Foil Fish Mobiles
Using stencils, participants will trace the outline of a fish of their choosing into foil and add colorful patterns and designs with markers. Then they will cut out their fish, along with a piece of construction paper, before punching a hole near the mouth to string fishing line so their art can be hung for decoration.