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Live Music – Open Mic!

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Join the fun, local musicians for an evening of musical surprises and amazing talent!

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Live Music with the Ukelele Club

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

The ukulele scene in Santa Cruz has really grown since the founding of the Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz in January of 2002. Before that, the only ukulele events in town were the once a year springtime party in the founder's living room. Today things are different. Besides the original, and world famous, there are […]

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Live Music with Jazz the Dog

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Patti Maxine, Rick Zeek, and Rhan Wilson are Jazz The Dog - and together they play an eclectic mix of Americana inspired originals, re-arranged cover tunes, and off-the-cuff improvisations. They are eager to woof it up in Capitola! Come on over, pups, and howl with Jazz The Dog.

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Live Music with Big Bad Wolf

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Hailing from Aptos, in Santa Cruz County, California, Big Bad Wolf howls with a special off-the-beaten-path brand of tasty and danceable blues-based classic rock from groups and artists like Creedence, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Steely Dan, Jon Hiatt, John Fogerty, The Hollies, and many more. A party with The Big Bad Wolf is always […]

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Live Music with Dan Frechette

Capitola Wine Bar & Merchants 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Dan Frechette celebrates a wealth of song knowledge encompassing everything from oldies and classic Rock & Roll to Vintage Blues, R&B, Motown, Classic Country to Old Tyme, Woody Guthrie to Bill Monroe and world music traditions. Come enjoy a drink or meal at Capitola Wine Bar and the human jukebox in action! Music requests taken. […]

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Live Music with Brian Fitzgerald Jazz Trio

Capitola Wine Bar & Merchants 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Our music scene showcases local and touring artists. We strive to find the right balance between quality music and the perfect atmosphere to enjoy it. We also understand the importance of enjoying time with friends on a night out. With all this in mind we created a relaxed atmosphere for you to delight in. Please […]

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Live Music with the Beach Cowboys

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Sammy Roye formed the Santa Cruz Beach Cowboys in 1998. They are a great bluesy Rock & Roll band; super vocals, fabulous horns, and musicianship. Sammy's first lesson was with Jerry Garcia. Not your ordinary cover band, they will keep you dancing all night long!

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Live Music – Open Mic!

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Join the fun, local musicians for an evening of musical surprises and amazing talent!

Free

Live Music with the Ukulele Club

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

The ukulele scene in Santa Cruz has really grown since the founding of the Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz in January of 2002. Before that, the only ukulele events in town were the once a year springtime party in the founder's living room. Today things are different. Besides the original, and world famous, there are […]

Free

Live Music with Simon Santiago

Capitola Wine Bar & Merchants 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Back by popular demand! Really a great talent, fun songs, eclectic mix of music. A true treat for all. We've got our Outdoor Dog Friendly Patio open too! We are excited to have Simon return to the wine bar. Happy Hour starts at 5, with $7 Food & Drink Specials Music is from 6-9pm Come […]

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Live Music with Schoolcraft and Murray

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Schoolcraft and Murray make acoustic music brimming with groove, harmony and wit. Their groove makes you move, their harmony makes you feel, and their wit makes you think. (If thinking is your thing.) Their original take blends the best of their many heroes: Lyle Lovett, Carole King, Santana, Robbie Fulks, The Allman Brothers, Steely Dan, […]

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Live Music with Toby Gray and T Bone Mojo Band

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Cool and groovin’ with hundreds of your favorite songs and fun heartfelt originals. T Bone Mojo Dance Band featuring Fuzzy Oxendine, Cameron Logan, T Bone Mojo, Rick Hornbeck, Jim Greiner, fluter Jan and more guests In the spirit of the old Road Hogs, this is a grooving fun outfit!

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Live Music – Open Mic!

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Join the fun, local musicians for an evening of musical surprises and amazing talent!

Free

Live Music with Kip Allert

Capitola Wine Bar & Merchants 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Kip, Kip!  - He's back! One of our favorites. He is sure to play one or two of your favorite tunes. You are going to want to sing along or tap your toes. Kitchen is Open from 12-9pm Happy Hour with $7 Food and Drink Specials is 5-7 Live Music is from 6-9pm Local Live […]

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Live Music with the Captain and Messina

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Doin’ the great duos and a whole lot more!” is the mantra for the band and do they ever deliver. Scott Slaughter (guitar) and Richard Schmidt (bass guitar) have performed all of their lives and eventually came together in a Beach Boys tribute band, so yeah - they know how to harmonize. But beyond the […]

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Live Music with Hunny Pot

Capitola Wine Bar & Merchants 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Come enjoy a chill vibe with their returning performance (while sipping fabulous wines😊🍷🎶) at Capitola Wine Bar! They found their name: Hunny Pot: You might recognize them as they played here before under their own names. Diana Z is a local singer/songwriter currently living in Santa Cruz, California. Originally from Toronto, Canada, she has found […]

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Live Music with the Vinny Johnson Blues Band

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Vinny Johnson has been entertaining Santa Cruz music fans for over 2 decades - playing his own brand of funked up blues, rock and soul. In 2006 he released his debut album "112 in the shade." Since then Vinny has worked with many Santa Cruz and South Bay artists, including recording albums with "Carie and […]

Free

Live Music – Open Mic!

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Join the fun, local musicians for an evening of musical surprises and amazing talent!

Free

Live Music with Fabulous Johnson

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Johnny Fabulous brings music and laughter through stories and song. Weaving humor through his repertoire of classic standards, a bit of blues and Johnny’s original compositions, a large time is had by all. Along with the amazing Vinny Johnson, the duo is magical, and promises a fun night!

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Thirsty Thursday Trivia

Capitola Wine Bar & Merchants 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Every First and Third Thursday of the month we host trivia. Game starts at 6:30. Play one, two or all three rounds. Winners for each round and overall. Not always difficult, mostly multiple choice gives everyone a chance to shine. We've got great drinks and food to cover all of your needs. Come out and […]

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Live Music With Dave D’oh on Groundhog Day

Capitola Wine Bar & Merchants 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

The super talented Dave D'oh performs at the wine bar. He brings his groovy tunes and his saxophone.  He lays down his own tracks, then he becomes the saxophone soloist. Fun tunes, great times, come check him out. Happy Hour is 5-7, music is 6-9

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Live Music with Rio Road

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Rio Road is an eclectic quartet serving up an easy up-tempo mix of light rock, a bit of blues, and many popular tunes. The name was derived from a nod to Café Rio (recently closed) and Highway 9 often called the River Road up to the San Lorenzo Valley. The band is propelled by the […]

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Live Music with Back Porch Boys

Capitola Wine Bar & Merchants 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

BACK PORCH BOYS return to Capitola Wine Bar this Saturdays. Singer RICH COWAN will be beltin' out the tunes and slidin' on the acoustic guitar while Virgil Thrasher honks and warbles away on the harmonicas. Keepin' the blues alive in Santa Cruz County. Music starts at 6pm Open at Noon Fun to be had all […]

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Live Music with Bonny June and Bonfire and The Messiahs

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Bonny June and Bonfire (Bonny June, Ken Kraft and Craig Owens) bring their "Americana-meets-Vaudeville" trio to Cork and Fork with original story-songs, dramedy and stellar vocals. A darn fun time! An offshoot of Santa Cruz's iconic rock band Snail, the Messiah's original melodies and hot guitar riff; Ken Kraft, Craig Owens and Bob O'Neill are […]

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Live Music with Nomad

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Dave “Nomad” Miller calls Santa Cruz, CA his home and continues to perform regularly, doing engaging solo-acoustic performances as Nomad and high-energy full band performances with Drifting Compass. The performances of both acts feature his original songs as well as interpretations of a variety of cover songs from across the genre map, mixing it up […]

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Live Music – Open Mic!

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Join the fun, local musicians for an evening of musical surprises and amazing talent!

Free

Live Music with the Ukulele Club

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

The ukulele scene in Santa Cruz has really grown since the founding of the Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz in January of 2002. Before that, the only ukulele events in town were the once a year springtime party in the founder's living room. Today things are different. Besides the original, and world famous, there are […]

Free

Live Music with Big Bad Wolf

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Hailing from Aptos, in Santa Cruz County, California, Big Bad Wolf howls with a special off-the-beaten-path brand of tasty and danceable blues-based classic rock from groups and artists like Creedence, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Steely Dan, Jon Hiatt, John Fogerty, The Hollies, and many more. A party with The Big Bad Wolf is always […]

Free

Just One More: During the Sip & Stroll, Come Sit & Listen

Capitola Wine Bar & Merchants 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

After a fun day of shopping, strolling and sipping at the Capitola Village Sip & Stroll, head on to Capitola Wine Bar to relax your busy self with some sitting time. We've got your music adventure for the finish. This is a special set time, 2-5pm We've got a new musical act for you to […]

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Super Bowl Sunday Party!

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Join us for a fun afternoon of football and a special menu!

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Live Music with Karin Phoenix ValenWines Show

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Celebrating Valentine's Day and Wine! Since 1976, Karin Phoenix has been a hometown favorite in Santa Cruz, arriving from Saint Louis, Missouri. “Phoenix Rising”, her local band, showcases her versatile styles of music. Her pleasing voice and personality are loved by all who hear and see her. Karin is also known for her performances at […]

Free
Recurring

Live Music – Open Mic!

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Join the fun, local musicians for an evening of musical surprises and amazing talent!

Free

Thirsty Thursday Trivia

Capitola Wine Bar & Merchants 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Every First and Third Thursday of the month we host trivia. Game starts at 6:30. Play one, two or all three rounds. Winners for each round and overall. Not always difficult, mostly multiple choice gives everyone a chance to shine. We’ve got great drinks and food to cover all of your needs. Come out and […]

Free Entry

Live Music with the Beach Cowboys

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Sammy Roye formed the Santa Cruz Beach Cowboys in 1998. They are a great bluesy Rock & Roll band; super vocals, fabulous horns, and musicianship. Sammy's first lesson was with Jerry Garcia. Not your ordinary cover band, they will keep you dancing all night long!

Free

Live Music with Toby Gray and T Bone Mojo Band

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

This talented group of musicians knows how to put on a show, and they bring their signature blend of Blues, Rock, and Originals to the party to make it an unforgettable night. Full Band featuring veterans of the ’60’s SF and East Coast music scenes. Featuring legends Fuzzy John Oxendine, Leroy Rick Hoornbeck, T Bone […]

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Live Music with 7th Wave

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

7th Wave is a very musical, acoustic band composed of three lead singers. Each member is vocally featured and backed up to create very melodic three part harmonies. Cynthia Larson gifts the trio with her elegant voice and rhythms on percussion and guitar. Her voice has been featured on stage with the likes of Neil […]

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Live Music – Open Mic!

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Join the fun, local musicians for an evening of musical surprises and amazing talent!

Free

Live Music with Karin Phoenix and the Old Flames

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Since 1976, Karin Phoenix has been a hometown favorite in Santa Cruz, arriving from Saint Louis, Missouri. “Phoenix Rising”, her local band, showcases her versatile styles of music. Her pleasing voice and personality are loved by all who hear and see her. Karin is also known for her performances at the Capitola theater including: “A […]

Free

Live Music with NoJoKen

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Stormin' Norman Louis, Jojo Fox and Ken Kraft play a Great Acoustic Blend & Vocal Harmonies, Fun Tunes!

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Live Music with the Vinny Johnson Blues Band

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Vinny Johnson has been entertaining Santa Cruz music fans for over 2 decades - playing his own brand of funked up blues, rock and soul. In 2006 he released his debut album "112 in the shade." Since then Vinny has worked with many Santa Cruz and South Bay artists, including recording albums with "Carie and […]

Free

Live Music with Blue Lightening

Cork & Fork Capitola 312 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA, United States

Johnny G and Robin!! Blue lightning is a duo featuring Robin Randle Ellison on vocals and guitar, and John Gullic on guitar and vocals. They do rockin boogie country twangy American hillbilly foot stomping great music.

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