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Live Music with Vinny Johnson – Acoustic Blues

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

Enjoy live music at your favorite local wine bar. As we curate fine wine, beer, food and art; you can also add music to that list. Vinny Johnson, there is no one like Vinny. This guy is a master at the Blues—-it's the happy blues though! Come on down and support this awesome musician and […]

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Live Music with Chicago Bill and the Next Blues Band

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

he Next Blues Band was formed in 1991 by Chicago native Bill Bouchard after his arrival in Monterey, California. The band has been delivering their brand of blues around the Central Coast from San Jose to Santa Barbara for over 20 years.

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Live Music: Vinny Johnson Blues Band…and Cathy’s Birthday!

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

Vinny and his amazing blues band; Spencer Ellison, Rick Hornbeck and Les Rosenthal know the blues! Enjoy his incredible brand of blues and soul and of course, great rock ‘n roll.

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Painting with Shanna: Wave

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

Paint & Sip with Shanna Kuempel. Subject: Wave Come on out on a Tuesday Enjoy great company, tasty foods and a fabulous selection of drinks. $40- for the Painting Session Food and Drink Specials Available Make your Reservation Today! See link below.

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Live Music with Bonny June and Bonfire

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!

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Live Music with Poi Rogers

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

"Somewhere in-between the tropical lounges of 1930s Los Angeles and the honky tonk beer joints of rural 1950s California, you'll find Poi Rogers. Hailing from Santa Cruz, CA, the duo performs vintage country and western swing, Hawaiian steel guitar ballads and cowboy tunes." They've been touring, making videos, recording albums and now they've found their […]

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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 with Brent Pierce and Acid Grass Boys

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

Bluegrass/Americana band Brent Pierce and his Acid Grass Boys bring a fast paced fun show with something for everyone. Original music and classic country, rock, and bluegrass covers. Singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist Brent Pierce from Aptos CA plays the old style country music and Kentucky style bluegrass. Either with his band Acid Grass Boys, […]

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Live Music with Glennie B – Post Turkey Day Party!

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

Glenn has been playing, writing & recording music since he was about seven years old. Over the years he has performed with numerouse bands up and down the California coast. Writing and performing has always been a passion.

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Live Music with Big Bad Wolf…and Janell’s Birthday!

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 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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Memorial Tribute for Lars Thronson

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

Help us celebrate Lars on Wednesday, November 29 at 5 PM. Come meet his family, sing a song, raise a glass to our amazing musician friend.

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Live Music with the 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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Live Music with Cement Ship

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

Have you heard of this group? We have! We are super excited to have them come play at the wine bar. They are making their debut performance here with us! Happy hour starts at 5opm with $7 specials on House Wines, Draft Beers and Cheese Plate. Full menu available. Come early get great seats. Stay […]

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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 the Joe Leonard Jazz Trio

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

Yeah, baby, yeah. Let's jazz it up! Looking for a great place to have some fabulous wine, food and local, live, Jazz music? Then look no further! A fabulous evening awaits. Brian Fitzgerald and Mike Anderson round out the Trio. Music starts at 6pm

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Live Music with Bonny June and Bonfire

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!

Free

Live Music with Glennie B

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

Glenn has been playing, writing & recording music since he was about seven years old. Over the years he has performed with numerouse bands up and down the California coast. Writing and performing has always been a passion.

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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 Girls and Company

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

Come enjoy this amazing venue, great food and drink and people and enjoy our performance it’s sure to put joy in your heart and a skip in your step! Band members Include: The Girls, Cherie Fisher, Cherie Mietz and Linda Baker, harmony vocals and rhythm guitar and UKE ; The Company: Pat Tracy, Bass man […]

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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 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 […]

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Spin Your Vinyl Here

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

Spin it! We have over 200 Albums to choose from or bring in your own! Drink specials, awesome food, and the best people! Every Tuesday 6-8pm

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DJ Kurtographer spins at the Wine Bar

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

Looking for something to do on a Thursday night? We've got a DJ coming in to spin some tunes. Welcome "Kurtographer" to our wine bar. Should be a fun night. Come on out and celebrate. Happy Hour 5-7, Music 6-8

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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 […]

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Live Music with Elie Mabanza & Guest Luna

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

It's been a moment since we've seen this talent. Please come check out the gifted Elie Mabanza as he delights the senses with his musical sounds. Local Live Music Happy Hour 5-7pm Live Music 6-9pm Come Hungry!

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Live Music with The Messiahs

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

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 the Messiahs. They play acoustic guitars and sing originals, covers and There are a few originals, but they are mostly covers of songs that they “Snail-ize.”

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Live music with the Djangatos

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

Djangatos: taking Gypsy Jazz beyond the 20th Century! Traveling all the way from sunny Los Gatos California, Djangatos features music inspired by Django Reinhardt, a Gypsy Jazz Legend. You'll find out more about him during the performance. Santacon hits from 5:30-6:30, so our music is set to start at 6:30, goes to 9:30 Wine.Beer.Food.Fun

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Wine Tasting with Pianetta Winery

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

Super excited to announce that Caitlin Pianetta from Pianetta Winery Winery will be visiting us on Sunday, Dec 17 for a wine tasting experience! We'll be offering a special flight featuring 4 of her favorites (and mine!). More info about this amazing family winery: www.PianettaWinery.com Meet the Pianetta team: https://www.pianettawinery.com/team-1

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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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Book Signing with Krazy George!

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

This upcoming Sunday, December 17, there will be another book signing for those of you who missed the last one through no fault of your own. My rare memoir, KRAZY GEORGE: STILL KRAZY AFTER ALL THESE CHEERS will be available to purchase and have autographed before Christmas for a mere 20 bucks.

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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 Ryan Price

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

Ryan is a master of laying down his tracks and riding all over them! Serious, he is amazing to watch and listen to live. Mixed genres of music heard through the sounds of percussive and melodic string work. A perfect addition to the atmosphere we've created for you. Please come out and enjoy a fabulous […]

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Live Music with Brent Pierce and Acid Grass Boys

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

Bluegrass/Americana band Brent Pierce and his Acid Grass Boys bring a fast paced fun show with something for everyone. Original music and classic country, rock, and bluegrass covers.

Free

Live Music with Glennie B

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

Cork & Fork will be open from 2 - 5 pm with music by Glennie B. He has been playing, writing & recording music since he was about seven years old. Over the years he has performed with numerouse bands up and down the California coast. Writing and performing has always been a passion.

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 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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