Photo Credit: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
The Boardwalk isn’t just for roller coasters and deep-fried cheesecake. Every Friday night from mid-June through August, the award-winning seaside amusement park hosts free outdoor concerts, featuring hit bands from the ’60s through current day recording artists.
A concert on the beach is not only a chance to hear great live music. It’s a little slice of sun-soaked paradise, a perfect fusion between natural and synthetic beauty. To look out at the pale blue sky above the deep tapestry of blues in the ocean while hearing Papa Doo Run Run, a Boardwalk concert staple, perform “Surfin’ USA” is to attain the status of a perfectly picturesque summer evening in Santa Cruz.