Redwood Mountain Faire

This is a great local festival that deserves our community support, not to mention the line-up is filled with some of the best bands in the Bay Area including some of our own Santa Cruz favorites.

Saturday, June 2

Meadow Stage

SambaDa - 6 p.m. The Soft White Sixties - 4:30 p.m. Monnalice - 3 p.m. Dan P. and the Bricks - 1:30 p.m. The Coffis Brothers - Noon Funkranomicon - 11 a.m.

Creekside Stage:

The Brothers Comatose - 5:30 p.m. Wooster - 4 p.m. Take 1 - 2:30 p.m. 3upFront - 1 p.m. Pour House - 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, June 3

Meadow Stage

David Lindley - 5:30 p.m. Sista Monica - 4 p.m. Extra Large - 2 p.m. Sherry Austin with Henhouse - 12:30 p.m. Red Beans and Rice - 11 a.m.

Creekside Stage

The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit - 5 p.m. Tater Famine - 3:30 p.m. Three Time Loser w/Dayan Kai - 2 p.m Big Bambu - 12:30 p.m. Coffie Zombie Collective - 11:30 a.m.

Advance tickets now available. Purchase online.

NYE 2011

[slideshow] As usual Santa Cruz has tons of local live music options to ring in 2011. Some of our favorites:

Beeets.com Launch Party - Thursday, May 13

Santa Cruz,'s own Beeets.com, the only events search engine powered by your interests, will launch Thursday during a free show at The Crepe Place .

Featuring local bands Wooster (Santa Cruz) and Yung Mars (San Francisco), the show will be free to the public and include raffle prizes such as iPods and T-shirts. The launch party will coincide with the release of The Crepe Place’s new web site, built by Lyon Bros. Enterprises and powered by Beeets.com events.

Beeets.com is a new service that allows people to post, search and share events based completely on their interests. Events are “tagged” with descriptive words, allowing people to quickly filter through the local events listing by clicking on one or more interests. This unique interest search makes it easy for people to post and find events that wouldn’t fit into the few pre-defined categories on other events sites. Beeets.com is an ad-free experience that aims to get people off the web, into their communities and having fun with their lives.

Beeets enables local groups, including music venues, sports teams and community organizations, to have a central place to post and manage their events, not only on the Beeets website, but on their own websites as well. Using the simple drop-in Beeets Widget, organizations can pull their events listing from Beeets.com into their own sites. The Beeets Widget makes it easy to maintain an up-to-date list of events on any web site, and also allows people with similar interests to easily find these events on Beeets.com.