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Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium Event History 1980-1989

The City of Santa Cruz invites the public to commemorate the Santa Cruz Civic's contributions by loaning archival material for the exhibit. For more information on sharing your Civic memories, email us at civic@cityofsantacruz.com Disclaimer and Waiver Re: Posted Multimedia Content

JUMP TO: 1980  1981  1982  1983  1984  1985  1986  1987  1988  1989

Event Name Event Date Event Year Notes
Weather Report February 26 1980
The Ramones  April 11 1980  
Blue Oyster Cult     September 6 1980  
Gamma December 30 1980 Other Performers: Mistress
Ticket Price: $8.50 / $10.00
Attendance: 1,964
Santana  February 21 1981 Ticket Price: $10.00 / $11.50
Attendance: 3,928
Ozzy Osbourne  July 5 1981 Featured Artist:: Motörhead
Ticket Price: $9.50 / $11.00
Attendance: 1,175
Frank Zappa September 29 1981  
Blackfoot (Def Leppard) November 8 1981  
Counry Joe and The Fish November 14 1981  
Van Morrison December 3 1981  
Frank Zappa December 10 1981  
Mountain Basketball January 18 1982
San Jose Arena Center Seminars February-May 1982  
The Motels April 16 1982  
Asia May 25 1982 Other Performers: Chris Bliss
Ticket Price: $9.50
Attendance: 2,000
Elvis Costello July 14 1982  
Tom Petty and the Heart Breakers  September 1 1982  
The Motels October 4 1982  
Neil Young January 5 1983 Ticket Price: $12.50 / $14.00
Attendance: 1,864
Cardinal Tourney January 13-15 1983  
Indoor Soccer January 22 1983  
Joan Armatrading  January 23 1983 Other Performers: Stoneground
Ticket Price: $9.50 / $11.00
Attendance: 1,964
Holly Near February 11 1983  
Lions Club Dinner Febuary 15 1983  
Mario Murillo Crusade February 17-20 1983  
Mario Murillo Crusade February 23-25 1983  
600 Days to CoCo Island March 4 1983  
Jerry Garcia Band & Show Boys March 5 1983  
Women Take Back the Night Rally March 8 1983  
We Got Surf March 11 1983  
Daisy Faire March 12 1983  
Lori Anderson March 14 1983  
Watsonville Band March 15 1983  
Boxing March 18-19 1983  
Candyland March 26 1983  
He is Alive April 1 & 3 1983  
Mt Madonna School Benefit April 7 1983  
Symphony Guild Rummage Sale April 8-9 1983  
Free Ride Surf Film  April 16 1983  
Santa Cruz Symphony April 21 1983  
Roadshow April 22 1983  
Festival of Animation April 23-24 1983  
The Ramones April 27 1982 Ticket Price: $12.50 / $14.00
Attendance: 1,864
Gallagher April 28 1983  
Hope Christian Church Benefit April 29 1983  
Omega Nu Rummage Sale May 4-5 1983  
SC Basketball Classic May 6-7 1983  
SC Co Deputy Benefit May 8 1983  
Cosmic Children May 13 1983  
Santa Cruz Jaycess Convention May 14 1983  
Berlin, Tao Chemical May 19 1983  
Body Building May 28 1983  
Mario Murillo Crusade May 30 1983  
PUC Public Hearing June 8 1983  
Jackson Browne  June 10 1983  
Miniature Show July 8-10 1983  
Joan Jett July 14 1983  
Something Special Concert July 16 1983  
Seniorama July 20-23 1983  
YWCA Antique Show July 28-31 1983  
Santa Cruz County Employee  August 3 1983  
Follow the Sun August 5 1983  
World Flying Disc Champion August 13 1983  
SC Firefighters Benefit August 14 1983  
Dance Craze August 19 1983  
L & M Doll Show August 20 1983  
Dave Draper Classis August 27 1983  
King Sunny Ade September 2 1983  
Ocean Fever September 17 1983  
Mario Murillo Crusade September 18-21 1983  
Spyro Gyro September 23 1983  
Mighty Diamonds September 29 1983  
Adventures in Paradise October 7 1983  
Harbor High Casino Night October 8 1983  
Chic Birthday Party October 15 1983  
Motels Convention October 19 1983  
Christian Concert October 30 1983  
Blazing Boards November 2 1983  
Festival of Animation November 5-6 1983  
Gallagher November 10 1983  
Santa Cruz Chocolate Festival November 12 1983  
OJ Kemode & 3rd World November 20 1983  
Night Ranger November 23 1983  
Backseat Video November 26 1983  
Dad's Club Basketball December 1 1983  
Uptones/Medflys December 16 1983  
Iron Man/Woman December 17 1983  
Harbor High Prom December 18 1983  
P&R Christimas Dinner December 22 1983  
Grey Bears Funriaser December 24 1983  
1st Annual NYE Live Video Ball December 31 1983  
Ronny James Dio Janurary 6 1984
2nd Anuual Indoor Soccer January 7 1984  
Benefit for Hocus Pocus January 13 1984  
Wedding Receiption January 14 1984  
Free Ride Surf Film January 28 1984  
The Clash January 29 1984  
Casino Night February 2 1984  
Casino Night February 4 1984  
Gladiators Concert February 5 1984  
Wheelchair Basketball February 10 1984  
Soup Festival February 12 1984  
Kenny Loggins and Karla Bonoff February 18 1984  
UB40 February 21 1984  
L&M Doll Show February 25 1984  
Eddie Money February 26 1984  
Daisy Faire March 12 1984  
State Parks Square Dance March 12 1984  
SC County Youth Symphony March 14 1984  
FOPAR & Louden Nelson Funraiser March 17 1984  
SC Firefighters Basketball Benefit March 18 1984  
Weather Report March 19 1984  
Wheelchair Basketball Benefit April 10 1984  
2nd Annual Surf Talk April 15 1984  
Traveling School May 4 1984  
Follow the Sun Part 2 May 11 1984 Arrow Surf
Thompson Twins May 14 1984  
Personnel Testing May 21 1984  
SC Bodybuilding Classic May 26 1984  
Memorial Day Benefit Dance May 27 1984  
King Crimson June 3 1984  
No Down Payment Seminar June 25 1984  
Gregory Issacs June 29 1984  
Reggae- Bruce Howard July 7 1984  
Deputy Sheriff Benefit July 8 1984  
Unnamed Concert July 13 1984  
Private Reception July 15 1984  
Missing Persons July 18 1984 Rockin chair Bob Allen
Frank Zappa July 25 1984  
Ocean Fever 2 August 10 1984  
World Disc Championship August 11 1984  
Success and the Independence Record August 23 1984  
Rastafarians Reggae Concert September 1 1984  
Mighty Diamonds September 20 1984  
Surf Film October 2 1984  
Dance for the Heart October 12 1984  
Harbor Casino Night October 13 1984  
Fixx October 19 1984  
Arlo Guthrie October 24 1984  
Stevie Ray Vaughn October 27 1984  
Youth Symphony October 30 1984  
Joan Baez November 3 1984  
College Night November 7 1984  
Phoebe Snow November 9 1984  
Travel Show November 11 1984  
Krishnamurti Film November 18 1984  
UCSC Event  November 25 1984  
Stevie Ray Vaughn November 27 1984  
Benefit for SC Firefighters December 9 1984  
Ski Country  December 11 1984  
Purple Rain Video Dance December 15 1984  
P & R Party December 17 1984  
Chaka Khan December 28 1984  
Survivors December 31 1984  
CLC Musical April 17-22 1984  
SC Gem & Mineral  April 27-29 1984  
Doll Show August 25 1984  
Dance Craze  August 26 1984  
Health Fair August 4-5 1984  
Grey Bears Dinner December 22 & 27 1984  
SCCAAL Basketball February 13-15 1984  
All State Honor Band February 17-19 1984  
SC Film Festival January 19-22 1984  
YWCA Antiques Show July 19-22 1984  
Seniorama July 20-23 1984  
P&R Registration June 1-2 1984  
Temple Beth El  March 3-4 1984  
Booksale March 9-10 1984  
Symphony Guild Rummage Sale May 17-19 1984  
Omega Nu Rummage Sale May 5-10 1984  
Soroptimist November 13-14 1984  
Marello Basketball Tourney Nov-Feb 1984 on-going 
Stuffed Stocking October 16-17 1984  
Holidaisy October 25-27 1984  
Video Festival October 5-7 1984  
Follies   1984  
Cabrillo Basketball January 4 1985
Reggae Concert January 5 1985  
Air Force Aid Concert January 18 1985  
BTO January 24 1985  
Dance Craze January 25 1985  
Sailing Film January 25 1985  
Cabrillo Music Festival Supper February 3 1985  
George Thorogood & the Destroyers February 11 1985 Ticket Price: $13.50 / $15.00
Attendance: 1,705
Mardi Gras February 15 1985  
UB 40 February 18 1985  
3rd Annual Pow Wow February 19 1985  
Ferron March 1 1985  
Buckaroo ball March 2 1985  
Top Hat Follies March 6 1985  
Omega Nu Ball March 8 1985  
Miss Santa Cruz Pagent March 8 1985  
Sierra Club Dinner March 9 1985  
Book Sale March 11 1985  
Daisy Faire March 17 1985  
Full Blast Surf Film April 12 1985  
Michael Grey Casino Night May 3 1985  
Sailing Film May 4 1985  
Cinco de Mayo May 5 1985  
Basketball May 6 1985  
SC Body Building Classic May 25 1985  
Books Award May 29 1985  
Phil Keggy Concert May 30 1985  
Teen Dance May 31 1985  
P & R Registration June 1 1985  
Lyons Award Banquet June 5 1985  
New Age Expo June 8 1985  
Summer Reggae Fest #2 June 17 1985  
Deputy Sheriff Benefit June 29 1985  
The Tubes July 6 1985  
Club Soda Pop July 10 1985  
Phil Driscoll July 12 1985  
Soda Pop Club July 17 1985  
R.E.M July 23 1985  
Salsa Latin Jazz & Comedy July 25 1985  
600 ways to Coco Isle sailing Film July 30 1985  
Club Soda Pop July 31 1985  
Blue Surf Film August 8 1985  
Over 80's Bday Party August 11 1985  
Club Soda Pop August 20 1985  
Blown Away Film August 21 1985  
Harbor High Dance August 28 1985  
Black Uhuru September 4 1985  
Resue Mission Assoc. of Churches September 11 1985  
Water Department Meeting September 16 1985  
Dance Crazy September 20 1985  
Steel Pulse Concert September 22 1985  
Duck Dinner September 24 1985  
Club Soda Pop September 28 1985  
Adam and the Ants October 11 1985  
Harbor High Casino Night October 12 1985  
Backseat 3 October 31 1985  
Ocean Fever November 2 1985  
Oingo Boingo & Wall of Voodoo November 3 1985  
Dance Crazy November 8 1985  
Max Strom November 11 1985  
P & R Jr High Dance November 15 1985  
Dance Festival November 23 1985  
FF Concert: Drifter & Mary Wells November 24 1985  
Festival of Animation November 25 1985  
P&R Thanksgiving Dinner November 26 1985  
Cory Hart November 27 1985  
Dance Beat November 29 1985  
Dance Beat December 20 1985  
Grey Bears Dinner December 22 1985  
Dinner for the Homeless December 22 1985  
SC Gem & Mineral April 19-21 1985  
He's Alive CLC April 2-7 1985  
Omega Nu Rummage sale April 27-30 1985  
Santa Cruz Symphony  April 9-14 1985  
Cabrillo Music Festival August 16-17 1985  
Maternity August 21-September 1 1985  
Post Office Testing August 5-6 1985  
Dad's Club February 12-16 1985  
SCCAL B-Ball Tourney January 19-22 1985  
3rd Annual Indoor Soccer January 24-27 1985  
Seniorama July 24-27 1985  
Miss California June 9-28 1985  
SC Jazz Festival March 14-16 1985  
Kids Symphony March 23-24 1985  
Omega Nu Rummage sale May 1-5 1985  
The Nutcracker November 30- December 1-4 1985  
Adam Ant October 11 1985  
Bo Didley January 16 1986
Casino Night SC High February 8 1986  
Grey Bears Fundraiser February 15 1986  
Lions Club Spaghetti Feed March 6 1986  
Temple Beth El Auction March 9 1986  
Blue Oyster Cult March 19 1986  
CLC He's Alive March 30 1986  
Watsonville Band April 6 1986  
Surf Film April 11 1986  
Zasu Pitts!! April 12 1986  
SC Youth Symphony April 18 1986  
Chris Williamson April 19 1986  
SC Big Red Band Dance April 20 1986  
The Cult and DiVinyls April 29 1986  
SC High Casino Night May 10 1986  
SC Concert Band May 11 1986  
Bangles and Hoodoo Guru May 13 1986  
Youth Symphony May 25 1986  
Sioiuxie and the Banshees June 9 1986  
Association Meeting  June 15 1986  
PIL Concert July 1 1986  
Dance Craze 3 July 4 1986  
Robert Palmer July 20 1986  
AA Talent Show July 26 1986  
City Luncheon July 31 1986  
Stevie Ray Vaughn August 4 1986  
Doll and Bear August 7 1986  
Definitely Hot Dance August 8 1986  
Library Summer August 16 1986  
A-Ha Concert August 20 1986  
Reggae Fest August 21 1986  
Dance Event August 24 1986  
Wild Hair Affair August 30 1986  
George Thoroghgood September 14 1986  
Over 80's Event September 18 1986  
Ras Micheal September 20 1986  
Steel Pulse September 26 1986  
Jimmy Cliff October 2 1986  
Eddie Money October 4 1986  
Coburn and Parra's October 12 1986  
Oingo Boingo October 14 1986  
Duck Unlimited Dinner October 15 1986  
Ski Film October 29 1986  
Christian Concert November 1 1986  
Bob Reids Birthday Concert November 2 1986  
Dance your Nukes off November 8 1986  
Amazing Surf Stories November 21 1986  
Dance Fest November 22 1986  
International Dance Fest November 23 1986  
Thanksgiving Dinner November 25 1986  
City retirement for Evelyn December 17 1986  
Sound of Spirit December 19 1986  
Word Up Scratch Crew Dance December 27 1986  
SC Boys Club Mini soccer May 2 1986  
Jackson Browne April 13-14 1986  
SC Mineral & Gem Show April 25-27 1986  
Book Sale April 4-5 1986  
International Meditation December 30-31 1986  
Fire Fighter Benefit December 14 1986  
MLK Jr Winter Fest January 12-13 1986  
Seniorama July 15-18 1986  
Baby Fair June 21-22 1986  
Chick Corea June 11 1986  
SC Jazz Festival March 13-15 1986  
Wind and Wave  March 20 -23 1986  
Jewish Cultural Fair May 31-June 1 1986  
Peace Day Film May 9 1986  
Book Fair November 13-16 1986  
Holidaisy October 23-25 1986  
Omega Nu Rummage Sale September 27- October 2 1986  
Dads Club Tournament   1986  
SC High Concert Band   1986  
Chinese Magic Review   1987
SC High Casino Night February 7 1987  
Basketball Classic February 22 1987  
Jerry Garcia February 24 1987  
Lions Club  February 26 1987  
Computer Show March 7 1987  
SF State Band SCHS March 10 1987  
SC Jazz Festival March 13 1987  
Barber shop March 14 1987  
Youth Basketball Jamboree March 27 1987  
Watsonville Band March 29 1987  
2nd chapter of Acts April 2 1987  
Girl Scouts Daisy Faire April 4 1987  
Teen Job Fair April 9 1987  
Amer Lung Dance  April 11 1987  
Santa Cruz Symphony April 22 1987  
Fashion show April 23 1987  
Cinco de Mayo May 1 1987  
Talent show  May 16 1987  
Public Hearing May 27 1987  
Auto Show May 28 1987  
King Sunny Ade May 31 1987  
Peking Acrobats June 2 1987  
Fishbone  June 6 1987  
Baby Ballet  June 6 1987  
LNCC Comedy Showcase June 13 1987 Presented by Louden Nelson Community Center
Ready for the world-Bobby Brown June 15 1987  
Dance Party June 19 1987  
union meeting June 24 1987  
Patel wedding July 2 1987  
Holy Cross Youth Dance July 11 1987  
BC Blast teen dance July 18 1987  
OINGO BOINGO July 20 1987  
Together we can talent & dance July 25 1987  
China Doll Show August 1 1987  
Paramedic Assoc Variety Show August 22 1987  
WWF Wrestling August 24 1987  
The Pyschedlic Furs August 30 1987 Ticket Price: $16.50 / $17.50
Attendance: 1,314
Summer Reggae Fest September 2 1987  
The Cult September 3 1987  
Third World  September 14 1987  
Harbor High Casino Night October 10 1987  
Chicano Dance October 17 1987  
Roaring 20's Dance October 29 1987  
Surf Film October 30 1987  
Wild Fright Night October 31 1987  
Lions Club Dinner November 14 1987  
Ski film November 18 1987  
Senoir Thanksgiving Dinner November 24 1987  
Surf Film:Ticket to Ride November 28 1987  
Kids Craft Fair  December 5 1987  
Jthro Tull December 13 1987  
Natural Bridges School Holiday Program December 17 1987  
Senior Christmas Dinner December 22 1987  
P&R Christmas Party December 22 1987  
World Peace Meditation December 31 1987  
New Years Dance December 31 1987  
Bike -a-thon April 5 1987  
SC Gem and Mineral April 25-26 1987  
Lippizan Stallions August 25-26 1987  
Dads Club Tournament December 9-12 1987  
SCCAL February 17-21 1987  
Hearts for Arts Auction February 5-6 1987  
Antiques Show January 29 -February 1 1987  
MLK Jr Mid-Winter Festival January 16-18 1987 Sponsored by City of Santa Cruz and LNCC
Baby Fair May 2-3 1987  
Holidaisy October 22-25 1987  
Omega Nu Rummage Sale October 3-8 1987  
Peace Officers Benefit January 23 1988
Officers Variety show January 25 1988  
Over 80's January 28 1988  
Hearts for Arts Auction February 4 1988  
Harbor High Auction February 6 1988  
Bike -a-thon February 6 1988  
Amer. Diabetes Bike a thon February 7 1988  
Christian  Comedy and Evangelism February 7 1988  
SCDC February 9 1988  
Wild Dance Romance February 13 1988  
Oingo Boingo February 17 1988  
Reggae Fest w/ The Wailers February 19 1988  
Square Dancing Event February 21 1988  
UCSC Folk Dance February 21 1988  
Christian Praise February 27 1988  
Multi Church Praise February 27 1988  
B-40 Basketball Classic February 28 1988  
B-40 Basketball Classic February 28 1988  
Borland Basketball March 8 1988  
Watsonville Band March 13 1988  
SC High Casino Night March 19 1988  
Non-Stop Barbershop March 26 1988 Surf City Barbershop Chorus
Wresle Mania 4 March 27 1988  
Carnival De Santa Cruz April 1 1988  
UCSC Growth Town Mtg April 5 1988  
Chapter of Acts April 7 1988  
SC  Lions Spaghetti Feed April 8 1988  
Daisy Fare April 9 1988  
Reggae Fest 7 The Wailing Souls April 10 1988  
Treasures of the Earth April 23-24 1988  
Gem and Mineral Show April 29-30    
Dance your Nukes off 2 w/ Pele JuJu April 30 1988  
BTO/ Guess Who Concert May 6 1988  
Santana Blues for Salvador Tour May 8 1988  
Music in the Schools May 11 1988  
A Gay Evening in May May 14 1988  
SC High Spring Concert May 15 1988  
Kelly's Service open house May 20 1988  
Spirit of Africa May 21 1988  
Jesse Jackson May 22 1988  
SC Body Building Classic May 28 1988  
Seniorama July  13-16 1988  
The China Doll July 30 1988  
How to live in the World August 12 1988  
SC Jr. High Life Guards August 19 1988  
Jimmy Cliff Concert August 24 1988  
San Fran Mime Troupe August 31 1988  
Reggaefst 8 W/ Burning Spear September 9 1988  
Gyuto Monks September 11 1988  
Busters All Star & Donkey Show September 18 1988  
Ziggy Marley  September 25 1988  
Omega Nu Rummage Sale October 12-13    
Stevie Ray Vaughn October 4 1988  
Steel Pulse October 15 1988  
SC Reggae Harvest Fest October 20 1988  
Freedom Fest October 22 1988  
Oliver De Coque October 29 1988  
Eddie Money October 30 1988  
SC P&R Volunteer dinner November 2 1988  
Siouxsie & the Banshees November 9 1988  
Cultural Dance November 12 1988  
The Blizard of Aahhh's November 17 1988  
Reggaefest 9  November 18 1988  
Surf Film November 19 1988  
Parade of Stars November 20 1988  
Tandy Beal & Company November 23 1988  
Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats December 2 1988  
Skiers Dream December 7 1988  
Harbor High Winter Formal December 10 1988  
Childrens' Holiday Gift Fair December 3 1988  
Christian Life CTR. Musical April 1-3 1988  
US Postal Testing Exams February 23-26 1988  
US Postal Service Training February 23-26 1988  
Antique Show January 29-31 1988  
Antique Show and sale January 29-31 1988  
SCCAL B-Ball Tourney January 4-9 1988  
SC Schools Puppet show May 19 1988  
District Choral Music Choral May 5-10 1988  
Holidaisy November 4-5 1988  
Mighty Clouds of Joy September 17 1988  
Warnke Ministries February 23 1989
Movement of Women February 24 1989  
Bacon Bowl Dinner February 25 1989  
B-40 Jr high basketball tourney February 26 1989  
Teen Job Fair March 2 1989  
Little Feat March 10 1989 Bill Graham Presents
Casino Night March 18 1989  
Mexican Siesta March 18 1989  
East Coast Computer show March 19 1989  
Randy Newman March 29 1989 Bill Graham Presents
SF 49ers vs SC peace officers March 30 1989  
Harbor High Volleyball April 6 1989  
Bad Company/Vixens April 10 1989 Bill Graham Presents
Harbor/Soquel/Santa Cruz High Spring Fling April 12 1989  
TBS Show/Paramedics April 14 1989  
SC High Spring Concert April 15 1989  
SC Lions Spaghetti Feed May 7 1989  
Wrestlemania 4 May 11 1989  
Registration Fair May 20 1989  
Maternity Birth/Babby Fair March 19 1989  
Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League April 21-23 1989  
Joan of Ark School B-ball February 16-17 1989  
Christian Life Center Musical  March 3 & 17 1989  
Reggaefest  10 March 24-26 1989  
The Names Quilt AIDS Project March 3-4 1989  
Music in our Schools March 4-6 1989  
Christic Inst.talk  w/ Daniel Sheenhan Contragatre May 31-June 1 1989  
Seniorama July 18-22    
Public Image Ltd. September 5 1989  
Little Feat/Ivan Neville September 11 1988  
14th Dalai Lama October 7 1989  
Oingo Boingo October 22 1989  
Oemga Nu Rummage Sale November 30 1989  

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