The First Annual Santa Cruz American Music Festival is set to rock Aptos Village Park on Memorial Day Weekend 2015, Saturday and Sunday, May 23-24. This year’s headline acts are Bonnie Raitt and Big & Rich, with a number of other highly talented artists including J.J. Grey, Los Lonely Boys, Coco Montoya, and many more.
Tickets go on sale starting March 1: children 6 and under are free, kids 7-12 are $25, and adults are $65 each, or $120 for both days, and can be purchased directly on the festival’s web site, or at Street Light Records in Santa Cruz.
While this is the First Annual Santa Cruz American Music Festival, the event is really the successor to the Santa Cruz Blues Festival, which was held in Aptos Village Park every year from 1993 to 2014. Aptos Village Park has historically hosted a number of festivals over the years, including the KPIG Fat Fry, the California Beer Festival, Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival, and many others.