• Kuumbwa Jazz Center (map)
  • 320 Cedar
  • Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  • United States

Come kick off Santa Cruz Pride weekend with the fabulous Christie McCarthy and her all-star band in support of a mighty cause, the Pajaro Valley Pride Youth Scholarship Program, benefiting our leaders of tomorrow!

Christie puts on a hell of a show filled with energy, heart and soul. So prepare to be thoroughly entertained, socialize with your fellow Prider's and pay it forward! Christie's band The Wielders features Glenn MacPherson on guitar, Rhan Wilson on bass, Patti Maxine on lap steel and Jimmy Norris on drums, with special guest Stephen Bigger in keyboards.

We are also thrilled to welcome spoken word artist, Maria Cherem. Maria is a force of nature and you will be blown away by her beautiful messages and powerful performance.

Come at 7 PM to participate in the SILENT AUCTION! Prizes include tickets to Sin Sisters Burlesque, a Christie fan package and more! SHOW STARTS AT 8 PM.

The Kuumbwa serves beer, wine and food; and seating is tiered:

$40 VIP ticket holders may select seats within the first 3 rows (seats include tables), and will recieve one (1) free drink coupon and entry into a prize drawing valued @ $50
$30 Premium ticket holders may select seats in rows 4-5 (seats include tables)
$25 General Admission ticket holders may choose seats in rows 6 and beyond

Come support this wonderful cause! The Pajaro Valley Pride Youth Scholarship Program strives to provide resources to our under-served community in the form of scholarships to local LGBTQIA+ and allies that aspire to pursue higher education. They foster our leaders by providing the support, confidence, and resources needed to help them meet their long-term goals.