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Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas | Santa Cruz

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk | 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Free Friday Night Bands on the Beach 2018 | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts right on the beach every Friday night.

Friday Night Bands on the Beach 
Every Friday, June 15 – August 31, 2018
– Two shows nightly; 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk | Beach Bandstand

2018 Concert Lineup

  • June 15: Berlin starring Terri Nunn “Take My Breath Away”
  • June 22: The Motels “Only the Lonely”
  • June 29: Los Lobos “La Bamba”
  • July 6: Rose Royce “Car Wash”
  • July 13: Smash Mouth “All Star”
  • July 20: Los Lonely Boys “Heaven”
  • July 27: The Fixx “One Thing Leads to Another”
  • Aug 3: Y & T “Summertime Girls”
  • Aug 10: TBA by June 15
  • Aug 17: The English Beat “Save It For Later”
  • Aug 24: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
  • Aug 31: Papa Doo Run Run “(Santa Cruz) Beach Party”

Event Details

Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Live Music, South Bay
Address: 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Friday, August 24, 2018

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*Individual general admission tickets are just $15 until the day of the show, when they jump to $20.
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6:30 pm   Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas | Santa Cruz  FREE
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*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
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*Free with an RSVP to soupcomedyrsvp@gmail.com, Suggested donation of $5-$10 per person at the end of the night.
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