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May 2018

Larry Carlton – 9:00 PM

Tuesday, May 15 @ 9:00 PM

Advance ticket sales for this show have ended. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 6:00 PM When you count The Crusaders, Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan and Barbra Streisand amongst your musical credits, it’s no surprise that your resume would include over 3,000 recording sessions…and that’s all before 1980. Inspired by legends such as Joe Pass, Barney Kessel and Wes Montgomery, guitarist Larry Carlton has been expanding upon that impressive foundation and cementing his notoriety as one of the most…

Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band

Thursday, May 17 @ 7:00 PM

Advance ticket sales for this show have ended. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 6:00 PM The Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band represents the best of the best high-school student musicians from Santa Cruz and neighboring counties. Hand-picked by their band directors, these talented young ambassadors of jazz pass a rigorous audition to earn their position in the Honor Band. During weekly rehearsals at Kuumbwa, they study advanced jazz theory, arranging, improvisation, and learn valuable life skills in teamwork…

Loudon Wainwright III’s Surviving Twin

Friday, May 18 @ 7:00 PM

A solo piece many years in the making, Surviving Twin is what the singer-songwriter calls a “posthumous collaboration” with his writer father. Part concert, part dramatic reading, part family slide-show, it is a hybrid theatrical form consisting mainly of songs written by Loudon III, along with readings of magazine columns written by his late father, Loudon Jr., and photographs that span four generations of the Wainwright clan. $29.50 – $42/Advance  | All Ages Doors at 6:00 PM Presented by Pulse Productions 831-423-7970 Louden…

Asleep At The Wheel at Rio Theatre

Saturday, May 19 @ 7:30 PM

Advance ticket sales for this show have ended. Tickets will be available at the Rio Theatre starting at 6:30 PM Ray Benson founded Asleep At The Wheel in Paw Paw, West Virginia 48 years ago. Now based in Austin, the band holds 10 Grammy awards, 20 studio albums and 20 singles on the Billboard country charts. the Grammy Award-winning Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys is the band’s most recent release (2015) and marks their…

Amendola vs. Blades vs. Parker vs. Baptista // Pascal Le Boeuf’s “Ritual Being” feat. Friction String Quartet

Monday, May 21 @ 7:00 PM

Advance ticket sales for this show have ended. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 6:00 PM While rooted in the San Francisco Bay Area scene, drummer Scott Amendola has become the nexus for a disparate community of musicians stretching from Los Angeles and Seattle to Chicago and New York. After many years as a sideman collaborating with the likes of John Zorn and Charlie Hunter Amendola took on a new role as bandleader in 1998 as an outlet to…

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