KZSC at the Santa Cruz Music Festival

Over President’s weekend, 10 KZSC staff members took to the streets of downtown Santa Cruz to interview and document the musical festival for our listeners. Throughout the day, we aired interviews and updates for those of you who could not make it down to the event. We at KZSC are very thankful to have had the opportunity to partner with SCMF and play a role in supporting our local artists.

The festival included over 250 artists, a majority of which were local to Santa Cruz! The whole event was very well done and brought so many people to downtown and to local businesses. The best part of the festival was that over half of the venues participating in the event were free and open to the public. We got a chance to chat with Half Stack, the Devil Sliders, Partywave, SO$AY, CVRSE, The Coffis Brothers, Alwa Gordon, The M Machine, Louis the Child and Zion I over the weekend. Then the KZSC crew got to enjoy the music around us at all the venues and many restaurants downtown! My personal favorite act was seeing the M Machine DJ Motiv on Sunday night.

We hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and we are looking forward to next year!

The Coffis Borthers at The Catalyst Main Stage

The Defenders at The Poet and Patriot

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Activism in Santa Cruz County

The Artists on Art show for January 18th, 2017, featured spiritual activist and author, Ami Chen, community activist Miriam Stombler and Didje Koffa to talk about the protests happening in Santa Cruz County in response to the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States.

On inauguration night, the eve before the Women’s March, we are having a peaceful gathering to affirm our core values as friends, family, neighbors, and community. Come and hear inspirational speakers, light a candle (or bring a flashlight), and sing songs of solidarity.

This is a family and kid-friendly event. Bring an umbrella and dress warm! We stand together – rain or shine!

Our program begins at 5:30pm with Candlelighting, candles will be provided, but feel free to bring a flashlight (weather may not be conducive for candles!)

Our moderator is Lani Bandhauer who will welcome speakers: Santa Cruz County Supervisor John Leopold, Brenda Griffin of the NAACP and activist, educator, and author Bettina Aptheker. Music and Poetry will be provided by Djide Koffa and Simone Cox.

This event is sponsored by Women United California. #unitetoignite

 

 To hear our interview in its entirety please click on the play button below.

Wobbleland in San Jose: back for 3 days!

Wobbleland 2017 back at the City National Civic
in San Jose, February 17, 18 and 19

Wobbleland is back for three days this year! One of the most well known bass festivals of NorCal is back in San Jose. Last year, the event expanded by adding a second stage to their schedule. This year is bigger and better with three nights of everyone’s favorite bass DJs.

All three headliners have finally been released with the second phase lineup announcing that Snails will be headlining on Friday. The weekend is packed with so many great talent including trap artist Ekali, Vital Event’s own Jackal, Joyride, Party Favor and more. Listen to KZSC for a chance to score a pair of tickets to Wobbleland or head over to their website for information and tickets and join Wobbleland 2k17!

More from Wobbleland 2017:
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Looking forward to another year at Lightning in a Bottle

Lightning In a Bottle 2017 Prepares for
Early Ticket Sell Out with New Presale Release Plan

We are very excited to announce that Lightning in a Bottle is coming back to San Antonio Recreation Area just a two hour drive south of Santa Cruz in Bradley, California! And tickets are available now at their lowest price.

Last year, I was honored to go to the dessert festival for my first time for the four day Memorial Weekend. LIB is known not only for its music, but also for its various yoga sessions, inspiring speakers, and workshops. The organization of the event was what surprised me the most. Everyone who was working or volunteering at the festival simply wanted to make sure that we were enjoying our experience and that we were safe. Most importantly, there was easy to access water stations at every corner (which was critical) and delicious healthy food options!

We except this year to be nothing less! The Do LaB is back with the premier camping festival, Lightning in a Bottle, as tickets go on sale and have started selling fast. Their lowest prices of Earlybird 4 Day Weekend tickets are already 50% sold. Once they are gone, all ticket sales will be closed until the General Onsale on January 24th.

Last year, tickets sold out in record time well before the festival and these low-cost, Earlybird tickets were among the fastest to fly off the shelves. Add to that, that this is the first year LIB will be capping population growth at last year’s capacity and you can bet these tickets will sell out faster than ever.

Lightning In a Bottle has packed all the new and important tidbits about the presale into one handy webpage.  Highlights include:

  • TICKETS – Lightning in a Bottle will be retiring the two-day and one-day pass. Now all tickets to the festival will entail the genuine, full-fledged 4+ day experience!
  • GETTING TO LIB – There’s a new RV pass for larger vehicles and through a new bus partner, SharetheBus.com, there are more ways than ever to get to LIB on the Lightning Bus.
  • FANCY CAMPING OPTIONS – There’s an all new Ultra Cool Boutique Camping package that includes in-tent, AIR CONDITIONING.
  • PAYMENT PLANS –  Payments can be made on total purchases now, not just the ticket to the festival and will be available throughout the on-sale campaign through Monthly Payments with Affirm.

So can we except to see you out in the desert this Memorial Day Weekend?
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All is Bright: Anuhea, with Justin Young At Moe’s Alley

Coming to Moe’s Alley on Thursday, December 15th, our Maui songbird, songwriter Anuhea, performs with Justin Young. Both of these talented Islanders bring pride in their heritage, and their magnificent musical skills to Moe’s Alley.

Anuhea, along with Justin Young, will bring you holiday jams direct from the Hawaiian Islands. In the cold of midwinter, this might be the touch of warmth you can use, and you may get some dinner in your belly at this Moe’s show.

In Hawaiian, “Jingle the bells” is “Kani kani pele.”

You are invited to decorate your Aloha shirt with a holiday twist, or go Island style on that seasonal reindeer sweater, dress as a surfing Santa or boogie-boarding Saint Nick. Anuhea and the boys will be judging your look!

Join in, frolic, follow along @anuheajams on the social media: InstagramTwitterFacebook & her website anuheajams.com