In October of 2015, over two thousand patrons, creators, and musicians took to the streets of downtown Santa Cruz, making the third iteration of our event the most successful one yet. While we were pleased with the outcome, we realized that with the lessons we've learned and all the dedicated Santa Cruz businesses, bands, and supporters we've got on our side-We were now able to build the most diabolical musical extravaganza this side of the San Lorenzo, so we did. This year we’ve upped the ante and have planned a full-blown sonic takeover of the historic downtown area, linking together 12+ downtown Santa Cruz venues for a two-day musical marathon. Just like the past three festivals, SCMF has passionately and carefully curated a lineup of internationally known acts as well as hard-hitting local Santa Cruz and Bay Area artists. We’ve got more than 250+ bands, acts, and performers distributed over 15 stages inside the best and brightest downtown venues- bringing nothing but the highest quality of music & entertainment. Even with this year’s hefty roster, the minds behind the festival are committed to organization, safety, and world-class production, so that everyone who comes out will experience the historic and electric ambiance of downtown Santa Cruz like they never have before.
We are absolutely honored to announce our first wave of performers who we feel represent the level of live experience, the wide range of musical talents, and community presence that our festival seeks to expose our audience to. Without further ado, we give you the first wave of SCMF 2017’s Performing Artists.
First Wave Headliners:
TroyBoi - One of South East London's most closely guarded secrets has recently emerged from the shadows and is set to take the music industry by storm. Known only as TroyBoi, this multi-talented musician specializes in extraordinarily unique, versatile, and highly musical tracks that fuse various textures from multiple genres and brands it as 'My Style'. TroyBoi is without a doubt one of the top up-and-coming producers in the game right now
Louis The Child - In the rapidly expanding EDM industry, producer/DJ duo Louis The Child has been on the rise. Members Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett, natives of Chicago, have seen recent success with their new single “It’s Strange” and their subsequent national tour. The duo has become very popular despite their young ages — Hauldren is a freshman majoring in music industry and Kennett is still in high school. However, Louis The Child often performs in clubs they would otherwise not even be old enough to enter. In April, the duo will complete their first national tour with performances at Coachella.
G Jones - Rounding out the first wave of announcements is hometown hero and Santa Cruz’s worst kept secret - G Jones. “Few artist of electron genera sounds quite the same as G Jones. Site influence as Epormm, Bossnector, JD Shadow Carmack, as part as rich music community internet culture, Jones taking to the next sound a sense of fresh breath air.” The first few lines of G-Jones self-penned biography not only clue you into his influences, but also his unique sense of humor and way of setting himself apart from the sea of indistinguishable personalities in the EDM world. G-Jones cut his teeth in the fiercely competitive clubs and renegades of Santa Cruz’s talent heavy music scene, making a name for himself and following in the steps of artists like Getter and Bassnectar. Simply describing him as EDM or Trap wouldn't do justice to the unique and entertainingly intricate sounds and samples he uses in his bass heavy, and just plain slimy tracks. He's a true representation of the awesomely weird side of Santa Cruz’s music scene, and is truly an act that needs to be seen to be appreciated.
The Brothers Comatose -The first group representing The Bay Area are SF darlings Brothers Comatose. The 5-piece string band consists of two brothers, a masterful bass player, and even some mandolin. Their sounds is a masterful combination of Americana, classic rock, and bluegrass that all adds up to an electrifyingly old school live performance-with some contemporary flavor.
A two-day, multi-venue festival located in Historic Downtown Santa Cruz.
Both Paid (Wristband) & Free to Public Events.
12:00pm - 1:00am on Saturday and Sunday , February 18th and 19th 2017
Over 150+ hours of entertainment packed into Two days
12+ venues, 15+ stages of music and entertainment, all within walking distance.
250+ bands, DJ’s and artists.
Interactive art walks brought to you by Made Fresh Collective
Located 1 mile away from the Historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Genres range from Rock, Indie, Reggae, Electronic, Hip-Hop, Metal and every sound in between.
Venues include The Catalyst Club , Motiv, The Blue Lagoon, Woodstock’s Pizza , Streetlight Records , The Poet & The Patriot, Rosie McCann’s, 99 Bottles, The Food Lounge, Felix Kulpa Gallery
SCMF Panel Discussion - Topics: State of Santa Cruz, Sustainability, Music Industry, Cannabis
Stay tuned for further artist and feature announcements, as well as ticket giveaway and videos.