4th Annual Pleasure Point Street Fair Features 8 Bands, Kids’ Zone and Beer Garden – a Benefit for Jay Moriarity Foundation
Pleasure Point will be the focal point for local entertainment as people take to the street to enjoy the fourth annual Pleasure Point Street Fair on Saturday, June 25. The event will be held on Portola Drive between 41st and 38th Avenues, Santa Cruz, from 11 am – 5 pm with bike parking available, and admission is free.
A total of eight local bands will perform a variety of styles of music on two stages including Americana, Blues, Rock, Reggae and Surf Music. The kid’s zone will feature crafts with Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery and Woodworm Party Store, face and henna painting. In addition, close to 100 vendors will sell arts, crafts, local services, food and beverages. An expanded beer garden will offer New Bohemia Brewing Company’s lagers and New Leaf Community Market’s private label Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
The music line-up features headliner Coffee Zombie Collective (creative, Acoustic Rock covers), Aquacats (classic Acoustic Rock, Pop, Vintage Surf Music), Nomalakadoja (Reggae/Rock/Island), Shoreline Summer Band (Live Oak students, ages 9 – 18. Jazz, Rock and Funk), Soulwise (Reggae/Rock), Spazztics (Ska, Reggae, Rock), UTurn (Rock/Country) and Wild Iris (Folk, Blues).
The nonprofit beneficiary of this year’s fair is the Jay Moriarity Foundation, which was created in the spirit of legendary waterman Jay Moriarity to support local programs that improve the quality of life for our community and environment, and educate and assist our youth. $2,500 of the event proceeds will be donated to the foundation. “In addition to raising awareness and funds for the foundation, we’re very excited that the fair will culminate “Jay Week.” Starting June 17, there will be an activity each day that supports the foundation,” said David Adams, president of the Pleasure Point Business Association, the fair organizer.
“I’m thrilled that the Pleasure Point Business Association is partnering with the Jay Moriarity Foundation,” said Kim Moriarity Wildey. “Pleasure Point is where Jay spent most of his life growing up, surfing, and bonding with and caring for the ocean, and it held a special place in Jay’s heart as well as mine. To celebrate Jay Week at the street fair where our community gathers to enjoy life and connect with others, while raising money to help our youth, is an absolute honor! We’re so happy that Jay’s spirit that inspired so many continues to bring people together. And the genuine stoke and positive energy in the air at this street fair always amazes me. Live Like Jay!” exclaimed Moriarity Wildey.
Jay Week Schedule:
Friday, June 17: Jay Race Kick-off Party
Saturday, June 18: Jay Race
Monday, June 20: East Side Eatery Jay Moriarty Night: % of sales will be donated to the Foundation
Tuesday, June 21 – Hideout: % of sales will be donated to the Foundation
Wednesday, June 22 – New Bohemia Brewing Company Pints with a Purpose and Zameens: % of sales will be donated to the Foundation
Thursday, June 23 – Chill Out Café: % of sales will be donated to the Foundation
Friday, June 24 – Chasing Mavericks movie night at O’Neill
Saturday, June 25 – Pleasure Point Street Fair: $2,500 donation will be made to the Foundation
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2013 – Ocean Seed Project
2014 – Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group
2015 – Surfrider Foundation
For more information please contact:
Event Director, Pleasure Point Street Fair