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FREE Friday Night Bands on the Beach

FRIDAY NIGHTS - June 13 through August 29, 2014


6:30pm and 8:30pm on the Beach Bandstand

2014 Schedule

June 13 Smash Mouth "All Star"
June 20 The Greg Kihn Band "Jeopardy"
June 27 Blind Melon "No Rain"
July 4 The Tubes featuring Fee Waybill "She's A Beauty"
July 11 Macy Gray "I Try"
July 18 The FIXX "One Thing Leads to Another"
July 25 Santana Original Lead Singer
Gregg Rolie
"Black Magic Woman"
Aug 1 Y&T "Summertime Girls"
Aug 8 Starship starring Mickey Thomas "We Built This City"
Aug 15 Eddie Money "Take Me Home Tonight"
Aug 22 Great White "Once Bitten Twice Shy"
Aug 29 Papa Doo Run Run "Santa Cruz Beach Party"
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Band Bios & Photos

Smash Mouth

Smash Mouth

June 13, 2014

Formed in San Jose, California in 1994, the American rock band Smash Mouth has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide.


Along with their number one hits "Walkin' on the Sun" and "All Star," they have consistently impacted radio with other hits like "Then the Morning Comes," "Can't Get Enough Of You Baby," and a cover of The Monkees' classic "I'm a Believer," which was prominently featured on the Shrek soundtrack.


Having long since established itself as the ultimate California party band, the vibe surrounding Smash Mouth is indeed – at its core – about having fun.

Greg Kihn

The Greg Kihn Band

June 20, 2014

Kihn began his career in his hometown of Baltimore, MD, working in the singer/songwriter mold, but switched to straightforward rock & roll when he moved to San Francisco in 1972.


Through the '70s, Kihn released an album each year and built a strong cult following through constant touring. He became a bona fide '80s icon with Top 40 hits including "Jeopardy" and "The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)".


The Greg Kihn Band continues to play with a lineup consisting of Greg's son Ry Kihn on lead guitar, Dave Danza (from Eddie Money) on drums, Dave Medd (from the Tubes) on keyboards, and Robert Berry (from Hush) on bass.

Blind MelonBlind Melon 

June 27, 2014

Blind Melon enjoyed critical and commercial success in the early 1990s with their neo-psychedelic take on alternative rock.


Their 1993 single "No Rain", promoted by a very successful music video featuring Heather DeLoach playing the "Bee Girl", helped the band achieve international recognition.


Their self-titled album eventually attained quadruple-platinum status. 

The TubesThe Tubes
featuring Fee Waybill

July 4, 2014

The Tubes emerged onto the San Francisco music scene in 1969 and became well known for their media savvy and theatrical skills.


In the early 1980s they released the hit classic rock songs "She's a Beauty," "Talk To Ya Later," and "The Monkey Time." Come celebrate Independence Day with another family-friendly show on the Boardwalk stage with Fee Waybill and The Tubes!

Macy Gray

Macy Gray

July 11, 2014

Gray has released seven studio albums and received five Grammy Award nominations, winning one.


She is known for her distinctive raspy voice, and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday and Betty Davis.


Perhaps best known for her international hit single "I Try", taken from her multi-platinum debut album On How Life Is.


Macy Gray has a new album, The Way, due out late summer/early fall. 



July 18, 2014

The Fixx sound is unmistakably unique and stands out among the thousands of artists filling the airwaves.


Songs such as "One Thing Leads to Another," "Red Skies,," and "Saved By Zero" remain everyday staples on the rock, Hot AC and alternative radio stations that continue to break new acts inspired by the era that The Fixx helped to define. 


Beautiful Friction, released in 2012, was their tenth studio album.

Gregg RolieSantana Original Lead Singer Gregg Rolie 

July 25, 2014

Gregg Rolie is responsible for co-founding two phenomenally popular super groups—SANTANA and JOURNEY. In 1998 the world-class keyboardist-vocalist-producer was inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame as part of the original Santana band.


His incredible singing talents will forever be immortalized by his unforgettable lead vocals on classic Santana hits including "Black and Magic Woman," "Evil Ways," and "Oye Como Va." Join Gregg Rolie and his band as they perform original Santana hits the way you remember them!



August 1, 2014

 Many of the biggest acts of the '80s, including Metalica and Mötley Crüe became popular opening for Y&T.


With a discography of 18 albums and three greatest hits collections, Y&T has sold over four million albums since their 1974 inception.


The band received extensive airplay with hits such as "Forever", "Rescue Me", "Mean Streak", and "Summertime Girls." After five top 100 albums and two Bammie Awards, Y&T's hits are still played on VH1 Classic and classic rock radio stations everywhere.

Starship starring Mickey ThomasStarship starring Mickey Thomas

August 8, 2014

In 1979 Mickey Thomas joined the Jefferson Starship as lead vocalist.  With his powerful vocals and a new sound, the group was renamed Starship and continued to record amazing hits including "We Built this City," "Nothing's Gonna Stop us Now," and "Sara."


The show will feature an expanded set list that includes the multiplatinum hits of Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and Starship! This along with the expanded band and addition of the beautiful, powerful female vocalist, Stephanie Calvert; they now deliver a show that includes all the hit songs and classics!

Eddie MoneyEddie Money

August 15, 2014

Money burst onto the music scene with his self-titled debut album in 1977.  The album, which went double platinum, featuring hits like "Baby Hold On" and "Two Tickets to Paradise." 


Money followed the success of his debut album with a stream of Top 40 hits, "Think I'm in Love," "Shakin," "Take Me Home Tonight," and "I Wanna Go Back."


As the years have passed, Money's blue-collar brand of rock-n-roll has managed to transcend generations and continues to move audiences today..

Great WhiteGreat White

August 22, 2014

The Southern California hard rock band first took a bite out of the rock scene in 1984 and since then has achieved worldwide success, encompassing sales of over six million records.


They received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance and earned a double platinum certification for "Once Bitten, Twice Shy." 


Their soulful, blues-based signature sound can also be heard in songs like "Face The Day," "Rock Me" and "Save Your Love."

Papa Doo Run RunPapa Doo Run Run

August 29, 2014

Papa Doo Run Run returns to the Boardwalk to perform tunes from the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, and many of your beach party favorites. 


Formed in Cupertino in 1965, the group has toured and recorded with the Beach Boys and from 1975 to 1990 served as the "celebrity house band" at Disneyland.


Ring in the long Labor Day weekend singing along with Papa Doo Run Run and the classic hits!

Printable ScheduleHotel Reservations


Concert Information and Etiquette For the comfort and safety of all our guests, please note the following:

Access to the prime seating area begins at 4 p.m.; no blankets or chairs are permitted in the roped off areas before 4 p.m. The line formed on the beach will be given first priority at prime area seating.


Please limit blanket size to 3x5 feet per person, about the size of a beach towel. Only low-back chairs are allowed; High-back chairs will be required to move to the back of the beach area. Please allow others space and a good view.


Smoking is not permitted on the beach or Boardwalk. Alcohol and glass are prohibited on the beach. Recording of concerts is not allowed.


Please keep walkways & stairs clear; dancing permitted in front of the stage only.


Accommodations for guests with disabilities at the Friday Night Concerts are provided on a "first come first served" basis in two locations. One section is reserved for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing. The other section is reserved for mobility-impaired guests plus one companion. If you require other special accommodations, please contact the Manager on Duty at least 48 hours in advance of the concert at (831) 423-5590.


Free Friday Night Bands on the Beach are sponsored by Hilton Hotel Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley, Xfinity, Santa Cruz Diner, Zoccoli's Delicatessen, Santa Cruz Sentinel, and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.