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Rides Closed Sunday Sep 18, 20222 Due to Rain.

FREE Live Music on the Colonnade

Thursdays, 8:30pm-10pm
June 15 – August 10, 2023

Colonnade Stage

Rock out to Bay Area bands at this beautiful seaside location, while you enjoy a variety of Boardwalk treats. Play at the arcades that stay open late or shop a variety of stores open late on the Colonnade.

Admission FREE!

Picnic table seating is very limited and first-come-first-served. There will be a dance area in front of the stage.

June 15
Sang Matiz

San Francisco-based powerhouse band, Sang Matiz, enlivens audiences with world and Afro-Latin beats that infuse Tropical elements with touches of funk.
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June 22
Man in Black

Hailing from Santa Cruz, Man in Black is a 4-piece Johnny Cash cover band that brings life to everyone's favorite throwbacks.
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June 29
Extra Large

One of the most well-known bands on the California coast, Extra Large is known for heating up the stage with Latin spice, fun-in-the-sun reggae, funk gyrations, and classic California rock vigor.
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Fast Times band

July 6
Fast Times

Performing your favorite dance and rock hits from the 70's to today, Fast Times plays every song with a dance beat that you cannot resist.
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Santa Cruda Photo

July 13
Santa Cruda

Santa Cruz's very own Santa Cruda is a soul-reggae trio that fuses the sweet sounds of feel good music with vocal harmonies and a rockin' rhythm..
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Tsunami Band

July 20
Tsunami Band

Playing high energy music with roots in 70's rock, R&B and classic rock, Tsunami Band is an "out-the-gate, on-your-feet" rock-n-roll dance band.
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July 27
The Deadlies

An entirely new type of surf band, The Deadlies pay homage to California's honky-tonk and surf-punk music scene.
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4to Prestigio

August 3
4to Prestigio

Performing corridos, cumbias, zapateados, rancheros, and more, 4to Prestigio is a popular alternative regional Mexican band from Salinas/Watsonville.
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August 10
Pacific Roots

A reggae, rock group from Santa Cruz, Pacific Roots stir in punk rock swells and solos to produce an original Cali-based sound and vibe.
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  • Shows will include a 15-minute intermission.
  • Smoking is not permitted on the Boardwalk. Glass containers are prohibited.
  • Limited ADA table seating available.

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Can’t get enough free summer entertainment?

You can also enjoy free movies on Friday and free entertainment all day long, at two locations on the Boardwalk

FREE Movies on the Beach
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FREE Daily Entertainment
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