$25 – $190

Santa Cruz American Music Festival May 27 & 28, 2017

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Aptos Village Park

100 Aptos Creek Road

Aptos, CA 95003

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Santa Cruz American Music Festival Memorial Day Weekend May 27 & 28, 2017.

Saturday, May 27 - Melissa Etheridge: A Soul-ute to STAX Records, The Rides (Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Barry Goldberg), JJ Grey & Mofro, The Record Company, Baskery

Sunday, May 28 - The Devil Makes Three, Mavis Staples, The Wood Brothers, The Brothers Comatose, Barns Courtney

Presenting two full days of the best Blues American Roots music. Kick off your summer in Santa Cruz enjoying some incredible music set in a natural outdoor tree-lined amphitheater right next to the Monterey Bay. In the past two years we have had such stars as Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Big & Rich, Trombone Shorty, Josh Turner, Robert Randolph, Ryan Bingham, JJ Grey, Coco Montoya, Chris Cain and more!

EVENT HOURS

Memorial Day weekend Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28. Gates open by 10am. Show begins at 11am and ends at approximately 7pm. No in/out privilege after 3pm.

TICKET INFORMATION

Your ticket purchase will be processed by Eventbrite. Your ticket/s will be emailed to you immediately upon purchase. Be sure to enter your email address correctly! Print it out and bring it with you or use the ticket on your smartphone at the gate. Once your ticket is scanned, you will get a wristband to get into the park. Lines form early!

A Gold Circle ticket permits entry into the white-chaired seating area in front of the stage, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Come early! Even if you arrive late, you will still have a chair waiting for you! Drink service is available in the Gold Circle and food can be purchased in the food court near the Festival Pavilion at the back of the park. Gold Circle seats for children are the same price as adult seats. Children under age 6 must either have a ticket or remain on a parent’s lap during the entire show.

General Admission lawn seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Chairs are not provided in this area so bring your own low-back (up to 30” with under 10" seat) chair with you. Children age 6 and under are admitted free in the General Admission area when accompanied by an adult. Children 7 to 12 are $25.

EVENT HOURS

Memorial Day weekend Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28. Gates open by 10am Show begins at 11am and ends at approximately 7pm. No in/out privilege after 3pm.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

• Two full days of top talent in a variety of Traditional American Music genres at Aptos Village Park, a natural amphitheater of oaks and redwoods surrounding a beautiful sunny grass meadow near the Monterey Bay.

• Featuring a state-of-the-art sound system and open-air staging.

• Merchandise booths for all the new Santa Cruz American Music Festival gear.

• Easy access to the artist’s booth where you can meet some of the artists, purchase their merchandise and get autographs.

• Food & drink booths with BBQ, Asian, Mexican, wraps, pizza, organic fare, New Orleans style, gourmet hot dogs, kettle korn, frozen fruit bars, smoothies, desserts, water, non-alcoholic beverages, beer & wine. Use your Festival Dollars here!

• Children’s area with face painting and balloon twisting.

COMMUNITY

The Santa Cruz American Music Festival is a locally produced event that embraces a green philosophy for a sustainable community music festival. A portion of all sponsorship donations are given back to our community.

FAQs

Can I buy tickets at the event?

If the event is not sold out, tickets will be available at the event. $10 more the day of the show. Buy early!

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

FREE OFFSITE PARKING AND FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE TO THE PARK

Free parking is available at Cabrillo College. (follow the signs) Luxury shuttle bus transport from Cabrillo College to Aptos Village Park begins at 9am. Cabrillo College parking lot opens at 8am. There is no parking at the festival site. You can be dropped off at the park at any time to get in line.

Is there Disability Access to the Festival?

The Santa Cruz American Music Festival is a Disability Accessible event. DA parking is available in specially marked area at Cabrillo College where a private shuttle will transport passengers to Aptos Village Park throughout the day. Please follow DA parking signs to the Disabled Parking & Shuttle lot. If you are capable of riding the large luxury shuttle, please do so as there may be a longer wait for the smaller DA shuttle. A private shuttle at Aptos Village Park will transport disabled passengers down the hill to the festival when the gates open. For further questions please email us at info@santacruzamericanmusicfestival.com.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Do's:

Do bring a low profile chair for General Admission seating area (chair under 30"/seat under 10" high)

Do bring a blanket or towel

Do bring one personal bottle of water

Do bring a still camera (without removable lens)

Do wear layered clothing

Do bring sunglasses, hats and sunscreen.

Do have a good time & make new friends.

Don’ts:

Don’t bring tall chairs

Don’t bring dogs

Don’t bring food or alcohol

Don’t bring cans, bottles or coolers

Don’t bring cameras with removable lenses, recording devices, or digital video cameras

Don’t smoke in the park

Don’t wear your colors

Disclaimer: We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone. We reserve the right to not allow any cameras into the park whether they have removable lenses or not. No refunds or exchanges, rain or shine. Artists are subject to change.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

info@santacruzamericanmusicfestival.com

I'd like to be a SPONSOR for this festival, get preferred seating and have my logo appear on all the ads and posters. Who do I contact?

sponsors@santacruzamericanmusicfestival.com

How can I VOLUNTEER to help with this event?

volunteers@santacruzamericanmusicfestival.com

How can I become a VENDOR at this festival?

vendors@santacruzamericanmusicfestival.com

Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Refunds?

There are no refunds, but tickets can be transferred to another person online. You can do this by changing the name on your ticket Registration. There will be no reissues for lost or stolen tickets. Wristbands at the event are not transferrable.

Can I update my registration information?

You can update your registration information online via Eventbrite.

Can I upgrade my ticket?

Yes, all tickets can be upgraded online and user will need to pay the difference in cost. Contact info@santacruzamericanmusicfestival.com.

Do you take Credit Cards for food, etc?

The Santa Cruz American Music Festival is a scrip-based event (FESTIVAL BUCKS) and cash will not be accepted at the vendor booths except at the Festival Merchandise Booth and Artist’s Table. Please visit the 'Festival Bucks' booth using Cash, Visa or MasterCard to purchase Festival Bucks tickets to buy food and drinks. The Artist's Table is located on the left side near the stage.

ATMs are located at the Music Pavilion next to the Food Court and also at the park entrance.



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100 Aptos Creek Road

Aptos, CA 95003

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