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May 24, 2016

Events for Music & Beer Lovers

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It's safe to say that Santa Cruz County is the place to be this weekend and every weekend! Put the amazing adventures and breathtaking views one could enjoy aside and you still have a killer line up! Especially for those who love live music, great food & cold brews. Check out some of our top picks! Cheers!

Santa Cruz Waves Beer Week
May 23-27, 2016
A full week of celebrating craft beer presented by Santa Cruz Waves. Events take place from 5 p.m. to close at various locations and include beer specials, a chance to meet the brewer, special food pairings and all around fun! Highlighted breweries and location include Assembly Restaurant, The Cremer House, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing, Seabright Brewery and many more! Click here for the full schedule. Cheers!

EVENT LOCATION & DETAILS:
Various locations and breweries in Santa Cruz County
santacruzwaves.com/beerweek

TIME: 
5 p.m. - close

Santa Cruz American Music Festival
May 28-29, 2016

Get ready for some house rockin’ Blues, Americana and Country Music as this festival kicks the summer into high gear on Memorial Day weekend. The stage is set on an expansive grassy meadow surrounded by majestic oaks & redwoods, alongside a flowing creek. The acoustics in this natural amphitheater are unmatched, and fans gather here year after year to enjoy a great weekend of music together.

EVENT LOCATION & DETAILS:
Aptos Village Park
100 Aptos Creek Road
Aptos, CA
www.santacruzamericanmusicfestival.com

TIME: 
Doors open at 10 a.m. (no ins/outs after 3 p.m.)

Hop N' Barley Beer Festival
June 25-26, 2016
Guests will enjoy over 60 craft breweries, 10 ciders, two stages featuring live music, food, beer games and a fun, family and dog-friendly atmosphere.

EVENT LOCATION & DETAILS:
Skypark
361 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA
www.hopnbarley.org

TIME: 
Noon - 5 p.m. (doors open at 10 a.m., beverages available starting at noon)

The California Beer Festival
August 12-14, 2016
This festival's main goal is to shine a light on the craft beer movement and celebrate great beer! For all those new, and familiar to the Craft beer scene, this event is an opportunity to drink among the true connoisseurs of beer and gain insight of all things craft!

EVENT LOCATION & DETAILS:
Aptos Village Park
100 Aptos Creek Road
Aptos, CA
www.californiabeerfestival.com/santacruz

TIME: 
Various, check the website for details.

NuBo Oktoberfest Beer Release Party
September 22, 2016
Join New Bohemia Brewing Co. for an Oktoberfest to remember! Live music, pop-up food vendor and more are planned. Raise your stein, join the sing-a-long and get in the Oktoberfest spirit at New Bohemia Brewing Company Prost! Admission Free!

EVENT LOCATION & DETAILS:
New Bohemia Brewing Company
1030 41st Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
831.350.0253
nubobrew.com/events

TIME: 
TBA

Hard Core Cider Tour: Santa Cruz
October 8, 2016
The mission for this event is simple...to celebrate the revival of craft and artisanal hard cider making. The Hard Core Cider tour has squeezed the essence out of a Cider Festival, amplified the best of a Music Tour, and added a pinch of Old World feel to create this thirst quenching event! Event goers will also enjoy Santa Cruz County’s best Food Trucks (food sold separately), live music, and jumbo lawn games. This is strictly a 21 and over event.

EVENT LOCATION & DETAILS:
San Lorenzo Park
137 Dakota Street
Santa Cruz, CA
831.425.3625
hardcorecidertour.com

TIME:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

SCMF - Santa Cruz Music Festival
October 2016 (date TBA)
This October, Santa Cruz Music Festival is back for its fourth year in full force, taking over the historic downtown area, linking together more than ten downtown Santa Cruz venues for a thirteen hour musical marathon. Just like they have for the past two festivals, SCMF has put together a lineup of internationally known acts as well as hard hitting local Santa Cruz and Bay Area artists.

EVENT LOCATION & DETAILS:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
831.423.1338
santacruzmusicfestival.com
Various venues - check website for scheduled times.  

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