So many concerts…so little time. How do you decide? ‘Tis the season when not only holiday festivals are everywhere but local venues feature the best musicians from around the world. Let’s face it: if you’re from somewhere that snows, wouldn’t you rather play on the sunny Central Coast of California? You can get an overview of every happening on KZSC’s Concert Calendar. Heard every weekday at noon, The Great 88 covers the music scene in Northern California in about 2 minutes. More details and choices can also be found on our Events Calendar page.
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Spending quality time with family and friends during Thanksgiving? Let KZSC be your soundtrack for the festivities. There’s a cornucopia of special music programs planned, many hosted by special guests.
Keep your radio and web gadget set all Thanksgiving Weekend to 88.1 FM/kzsc.org for the fun and THANK YOU to all our listeners for joining us!
Brooklyn’s funky Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings bring their fiery live show to Santa Cruz this weekend. Before her bus pulls out of town, Sharon had a chance to stop by KZSC’s little log cabin in the woods to join DJs LC and Soul Patch for a session on Not So Distant Relatives. If you couldn’t make it to her sold-out show, hopefully you’ll enjoy a podcast of her interview on The Great 88. Check our podcast archives soon for the soulful scoop.
The Crown/Merrill Cultural Center was a blur of activity on Saturday as The Great 88 hosted our annual Ultimate Music Sale. Thanks to the dozens of vendors and hundreds of music fans who showed up to claim bargains and rare recordings. Since some of the shoppers were KZSC DJs, no doubt you’ll be hearing many of the treasures uncovered in the weeks to come.
Mark your calendars now for the next KZSC Music Sale, coming on a Saturday in November 2012.
What could be better than being surrounded by music and the passionate fanatics drawn to it? Other than winning the Lottery, not much. If you’re a record collector or just like people watching, the annual KZSC Ultimate Music Sale should be your destination Saturday November 12th. Dozens of music vendors will be selling everything from rare collectibles to bargain-priced vinyl and CDs. And yes, back by popular demand, The Great 88 will have a separate ginormous table with no item over 25 cents. Fun for the whole family and a Santa Cruz tradition in November, the Ultimate Music Sale is…well, the ultimate. FREE admission; FREE parking. Get there early for best selection. The double doors open at 10 AM this Saturday. Follow the signs and balloons to the Crown/Merrill Cultural Center on the UCSC campus. More info and pictures on our Facebook Page.