Boardwalk’s free summer music and movies return in a new format – is that good or bad?

For the primary time in three years, there might be free out of doors summer time leisure on the Santa Cruz Seashore Boardwalk. But it surely’s not precisely a return to acquainted, pre-pandemic regular.

On Tuesday, the Seashore Boardwalk introduced its plans for summer time leisure, and it is completely different than it has been previously in a number of key methods.

The favored Films On the Seashore sequence runs from Wednesdays to Fridays. The much more widespread dwell music sequence adjustments from Friday to Thursday. And whereas film nights appear and feel like they used to, the musical sequence is one thing else completely.

Gone are the previous greats who carried out dwell on the seashore for many years. The identical goes for the enormous stage erected on Foremost Seashore each Friday afternoon of previous summers. As an alternative is a brand new “Evenings on the Colonnade” program that includes free exhibits on the Colonnade stage on the Boardwalk, that includes dance bands from Santa Cruz and the Bay Space.

Boardwalk spokesperson Kris Reyes mentioned the pandemic has prevented Boardwalk from the planning concerned to current a conventional summer time sequence. “Now we have to guide bands 9, typically 10 months prematurely, and given the place we had been a yr, and even 10 months in the past, we simply didn’t know what the COVID restrictions and rules could be in 2022.”

For at the least the summer time of 2022, the Boardwalk will rotate to the Evenings on the Colonnade sequence on the a lot smaller Colonnade stage on the Boardwalk close to Neptune’s Kingdom and the Pirate Ship attraction.

The Colonnade sequence kicks off at 8:30pm on Thursday, June sixteenth with the quintessential Santa Cruz seashore band Further Giant. As with the previous music sequence, all exhibits are free and seats are on a first-come, first-served foundation (though there may be house to bop).

Different bands featured within the sequence embody Espresso Zombie Collective, Joint Chiefs, Pacific Roots and others.

The “Films on the Seashore” sequence kicks off the next evening, June 17, with the beloved Nineteen Eighties household journey “The Goonies.” Different movies within the sequence embody “50 First Dates”, “Little Store of Horrors”, “Ironman”, “Ferris Beuller’s Day Off” and extra. Films begin time each Friday at 9pm. All screenings are free and seats are on a first-come, first-served foundation.

For the primary time in latest reminiscence, “Misplaced Boys,” the 1987 cult traditional filmed largely on the boardwalk and in Santa Cruz, won’t be displaying throughout the summer time. Will probably be unveiled, nevertheless, on the seashore on Saturday, October 29 – simply in time for Halloween.

An entire schedule of all musical acts and flicks could be discoveredon right here.


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