This year's line-up includes singer/songwriter Bridget Johnson; Soquel HS Jazz Chorus; Polynesian dancers Te Hau Nui; Jackie Rocks Band; Bebop Jazz Quartet; bluegrass band Them Boys; classical guitarist, Alisha Ripatti; dancer, Melissa Palumbo; classical duo, Rachel and Megusa; and featured guest, Grammy-nominated recording artist, Tammi Brown. The SCHS Drumline is slated to open the show and the ever-clever Sven Davis will again entertain as Master of Ceremonies. Adding to the festivities will be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction of valuable and desirable items.
The Young Performers Showcase is presented by Cruzville Productions under the auspices of the Santa Cruz Education Foundation. It is designed as a fundraiser to support music programs in the Santa Cruz City Schools. Through our first three Shows, we raised over $35,000, all of which went directly to the schools music programs, from elementary through high school, for such things as instrument purchase and repair, sheetmusic, and afterschool music programs, to name but a few.
Show time: 7:00 pm Tickets: $20 for adults and $10 for students under 18 with ID. Children under 6 are free. Advanced tickets can be purchased at Streetlight Records or www.ticketweb.com Tickets can also be purchased the night of the show at the Rio Box Office. Tammi Brown appearing courtesty of Motema Records Eat and drink menu: backstageloungerio.com