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Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium Event History 1970-1979

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JUMP TO YEAR: 1973  1975  1977  1978  1979

Event Name Event Date Event Year Notes
Country Joe and The Fish March 31 1973
New Year's Eve Costume Party December 24 1974 Tickets $6.50; Attendance ~700 (542 tickets sold)
Basketball: Marello Prep Panthers vs. Harbor Pirates January 3 1975 Pirates won 55-42
Basketball: Marello Prep Panthers vs. Pacific Grove Breakers January 7 1975 Panthers won 55-51
Woody Herman and The Thundering Herd January 9 1975 8pm; Attendance less than 500
Basketball: Santa Cruz Cardinals vs. North Salinas Vikings January 14 1975 Vikings won 59-56
Basketball: Marello Prep Panthers vs. Hollister Balers January 15 1975 Panthers won 57-55
Basketball: Santa Cruz Cardinals vs. Monterey Toreadors January 18 1975 Toreadors won 44-42
Basketball: Marello Prep Panthers vs. King City January 24 1975 Panthers won 55-51
Basketball: Santa Cruz Cardinals vs. SLV Cougars January 28 1975 Cougars won 54-36
Jessie Colin Young; Jackson Browne Benefit for Sierra Club's Save The Redwoods Fund January 31 1975 5pm & 8:30pm concerts; Tickets $4.50; Attendance at capacity; ~$18000 raised
Basketball: Marello Prep Panthers vs. Carmel Padres February 7  1975 Panthers won 49-43
Basketball: Marello Prep Panthers vs. Palma Chieftains February 8 1975 Chieftains won 55-44
Basketball: Santa Cruz Cardinals vs. Watsonville Cats February 11 1975 Cardinals won 47-46
Basketball: Marello Prep Panthers vs. Gonzales Spartans February 14 1975 Spartans won 42-33
Santa Cruz County Arts and Crafts Association Meeting February 20 1975 Attendance 150
Basketball: Santa Cruz Cardinals vs. Aptos Mariners February 21 1975 Mariners won 73-44
Dance Concert with music by Coal Train & Frontage Road February 28 1975 8pm-12am; Tickets $3 General Admission; Sponsored by Western Surfing Association
Surf Movie "Salt Water Wine" March 1 1975 8pm; Tickets $2.50; Sponsored by Western Surfing Association
Lou Facelli's Benefit Variety Show with Special Guest Star Tony Martin March 4-5 1975 8pm; Tickets $4 Adults/$2 Children
Dance Concert with music by Sevanah & Hush March 8 1975 Starts at 8pm
The Watsonville Band Spring Concert March 12 1975 8:15pm; Free Admission
High School Festival of Bands March 13 1975 8pm; Free Admission
Alcoholics Anonymous Conference March 14-16 1975  
Bargain Boogie Concert featuring Dirty Blonde, Morgan, & Bear Brothers March 21 1975 7:45pm Doors; Tickets $1.99
Papa Do Run Run  March 26 1975 With Ivory Tower at 8:30pm and tickets were $3.50
Surf Movie "Super Session" April 11 1975 8pm; Tickets $2.50; Sponsored by Western Surfing Association
Surf Movie "Forgotten Island of Santosha" April 18 1975 8:00:00 PM
Dance Concert featuring Butch Whacks and the Glass Packs & Ticket to Ride April 19 1975 8pm; Sponsored by Soquel Parents and Patrons Club
Doc & Merle Watson featuring Frosty Morn and High Country & the Bear Creek Mountain Boys April 22 1975 8pm; Tickets $4 Advance/$4.50 @ Door
Burrows Larson Band April 26 1975 8:00:00 PM
Omega Nu Rummage Sale May 8-9 1975 6pm-9pm Friday, 9am-3pm Saturday
Surf Movie "Five Summer Stories Plus Two" May 16 1975 Attendance 1200
Santa Cruz City Schools Concert May 20 1975 Free Admission
Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony Concert May 22 1975  
Surf Movie "Tales from the Tube" May 23 1975  
Papa Doo Run Run with Get Ready May 31 1975 8pm; Tickets $3.50; Sponsored by Soquel Parents and Patrons Club
Mission Hill Graduation June 11 1975 Started at 6:30pm
Miss California Pageant, first preliminary show June 19 1975 Started at 8:30pm
Miss California Pageant, second preliminary show June 20 1975 8:30pm; Tickets $4.50/$3.75/$2
Tickets $10/$8.50; Attendance at capacity June 21 1975 Tickets $10/$8.50; Attendance at capacity
Surf Movie "Fluid Drive" June 27 1975 Started at 8pm
Dance Concert with music by "Hush" & "Savannah" July 5 1975 8:30pm; Tickets $3
The Tubes with special guest Pablo Cruise & the Artichoke Review July 11 1975 Started at 9pm
Surf Movie "A Winter's Tale" July 12 1975 Started at 8pm
27th Annual YWCA Antiques Show & Sale July 18-20 1975 7/18-19: 12pm-9pm, 7/20: 12pm-6pm; Tickets $1.50
20th Annual Seniorama July 25-26 1975 7/25: 1:45pm, 7/26: 1:45pm & 8pm; Tickets $1.50 Adults/75c Children
23rd Annual Santa Cruz Mineral & Gem Society Show "Treasures of the Earth" August 2-3 1975 8/2: 10am-10pm, 8/3: 10am-6pm
Family Fun Show August 5 1975 6:45pm-8:30pm; Tickets $1; Sponsored by combined County Recreation Departments & the Museum Without Walls
Surf Movie "Super Session" August 8 1975 Sponsored by Western Surfing Association
Surf's Up Productions Dance-Concert "Papa Doo Run Run" & "Backroads" August 9 1975 Tickets $3.50; Sponsored by Soquel Parents and Patrons Club
Surf Movie "Any Morning" August 16 1975 6pm & 10pm
Country Western Review with Doug Kershaw August 17 1975 6:30pm & 9:30pm
Evangelistic Crusade August 19-20 1975 7:30pm; Free admission
Dance with music by "Hush" & "Savannah" August 30 1975 8:30pm; Sponsored by Soquel Parents and Patrons Club
Butch Whacks and the Glass Packs, Stoneground, and Tom Fogerty October 10 1975 Butch Whacks and the Glass Packs, Stoneground, and Tom Fogerty
Butch Whacks and the Glass Packs, Stoneground, and Tom Fogerty October 17 1975 7pm & 10pm; Tickets $5/$4.50
Barbershop Quartet fall concert featuring Manhatters of Manhattan Beach October 18 1975 8pm; Tickets $4 General/$2 Seniors; Presented by Santa Cruz County Chapter, Society for Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America
Baba Ram Dass, yoga lecture October 20 1975 8pm; Tickets $2.50; Presented by the Hanuman Foundation
Seniors Be Aware Crime Prevention and Consumer Awareness Conference October 23 1975 9am-2pm; Sponsored by Project SCOUT & Santa Cruz County Consumer Affairs Division; Attendance ~240
Dance-Concert "Papa Doo Run Run" & "Backroads" October 25 1975 8:30pm; Tickets $3.50; Sponsored by Soquel Parents and Patrons Club
Holidaisy, Annual Fund Raising Bazaar for Family Services "Souper Preview" October 30 1975 6pm-9pm
Holidaisy, Annual Fund Raising Bazaar for Family Services "One-Stop Shopping Spree" November 1 1975 10am-4pm; Tickets $2 Adults/$1 Children
Fifth Annual Christmas Wonderland Nocember 7-9 1975 11/7-8: 10am-6pm, 11/9: 12pm-5pm; Sponsored by Parks & Recreation; Free admission
Dance with music by "Blue Moon" & "Spring Water" November 10 1975 Started at 9pm
Santa Cruz Youth Symphony Music Appreciation Concert November 12 1975  
Rory Gallagher November 15 1975
Santa Cruz Soroptimists 20th Annual Bazaar & Trade Fair November 19 1975 Was from 9am - 4pm
Third Annual Santa Cruz Poetry Festival November 20-21 1975 8pm; Tickets $3; Attendance almost 2000 for second performance
Dance with music by "Savannah" & "Sage" Novmeber 22 1975 Sponsored by Soquel Parents and Patrons Club
The Nutcracker Ballet December 5-6 1975 12/5: 8pm, 12/6: 2pm & 8pm; Tickets $3.75 Adults/$2.75 Children & Seniors
Basketball: 20th Annual Dad's Club Tournament December 10-13 1975  
Basketball: Marello Prep Panthers vs. Pescadero Vikings December 16 `975 Panthers won 75-43
Chirstmas Show by the Jaycees with The John Strong Circus December 17 1975 Started at 7pm
Basketball: Marello Prep Panthers vs. SLV Cougars December 18 1975 Panthers won 49-26
Surf Movie: Fluid Drive December 20 1975 7:30pm; Tickets $2.50
Second Annual Grey Bears Dinner for Seniors December 24 1975 12pm-4pm
Surf Movie: Morning Of The Earth December 29 1975 8pm; Tickets $2.50; Presented by Surf's Up Productions
Dance Concert with Masterfunk & Hedzoleh Soundz December 30 1975 Started at 8pm
Movie: People's Bicentennial Congress January 10 1976 Started at 8pm
Basketball: Marello Prep Panthers vs. Carmel Padres January 13 1976 Padres won 42-41
Basketball: Marello Prep Panthers vs. Gonzales Spartans January 20 1976 Panthers won 70-33
The Barber of Seville, Rossini's Comic Opera, In English January 26 1976 8pm; Tickets $4.50 General/$2.75 Students & Seniors; Presented by Western Opera Theater, A Subsidiary of the San Francisco Opera
Basketball: Marello Prep Panthers vs. Pacific Grove Breakers January 30 1976 Panthers won 77-58
Basketball: Marello Prep Panthers vs. Hollister Balers February 6 1976 Panthers won 64-53
Rock Concert with Daystar, Era, Max, & Franklin Dawes February 7 1976 7pm; Tickets $3 General/$2 Under 18
Lecture: Stephen Gaskin on "The Farm" a religious commune in Tennesse February 9 1976 7pm; Tickets $3 General/$2 Under 18
Scouting Salutes America featuring the Watsonville Band February 10 1976 7:30pm; Free admission; Presented by the Boy Scouts of America
Basketball: SC City League Playoffs February 12 1976  
Basketball: Marello Prep Panthers vs. Palma Chieftains February 13 1976 Chieftains won 56-54
Basketball: Marello Prep Panthers vs. King City Mustangs February 17 1976 Panthers won 44-31
Basketball: Marello Prep Panthers vs. Robert Louis Stevenson Pirates February 20 1976 Panthers won 61-50 to tie for Mission Trail Athletic League Championship
KUSP Benefit Dance with Asleep at the Wheel & others February 29 1976 Started at 8pm
Bonnie Raitt with Steve Noonan March 6 1976 Started at 8pm
Monterey Bay Girl Scout Council Presents Our Bicentennial March 7 1976 2pm; Attendance ~800
Jose Feliciano with guest appearance by Starwood March 10 1976 7pm & 10pm; Tickets $5 Advance/$6 Door
Spirit of Omega Nu Follies Dress Rehearsal March 12 1976 7pm Doors/7:30pm Start
Spirit of Omega Nu Follies March 13 1976 8pm; Attendance 1902
Surf Movie: Super Session March 19 1976 8:30pm; Tickets $2.75
Future Production's Rock Concert to benefit Harbor High School Band March 26 1976 Started at 8pm
The Chambers Brothersf March 27 1976 Started at 9pm
The Great Fire Ball, a benefit for Artichoke, the group which lost its instruments in the Bibby's fire, with Jango, Snail, & others April 2 1976 Started at 8pm
Watsonville Band, 28th Annual Spring Concert April 7 1976 8pm; Free Admission
Dance Concert with The Persuasions, The Meters, & Juice April 9 1976 Started at 8pm
Dance Concert with Papa Doo Run Run & Backroads April 14 1976 8:30pm; Benefit for Soquel High School speech and debate
Christian Concert with David Skonsvold, conducting Apri 16 1976 Started at 7pm
Santa Cruz City Schools' Vocal Festival, An Evening With Jester Hairston April 24 1976 9:30am-2pm & 7pm-10pm
Folk Concert with Kenny Rankin & Terry Garthwaite April 25 1976 7pm & 10:30pm
Baymonte Christian Schools present One Nation, Under God April 27 1976 7:30pm; Free admission
Laserium The Cosmic Laser Concert April 28 1976 8pm & 10pm; Tickets $3
Concert with Hedzoleh Soundz, Whiplash & BeBe K'Roche April 30 1976 8pm-12am
20th Annual Omega Nu Rummage Sale May 6-7 1976 5/6: 6pm-9pm, 5/7: 9am-2pm
Surf Movie: Diary Of A Surfing Film May 10 1976 7pm & 9pm
Dominican Santa Cruz Hospital Annual Screening Clinic May 11 1976 10am-6pm; Free Admission; Attendance ~550
Ike and Tina Turner Review May 15 1976 7:30pm & 10:30pm
Santa Cruz City School District Elementary-Junior High Music Festival May 18 1976 7:30:00 PM
Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony Concert May 20 1976  
National Piano Playing Auditions May 25-28 1976 8:30am-4:30pm; Sponsored by The National Guild of Piano Teachers
B.B. King Blues Band with Lucille, opening set by White Eyes June 2 1976 7:30pm & 10:30pm
The Ducks  September 2 1977
 Crosby & Nash September 12 1977  
The J. Geils Band November 1 1977  
The Jerry Garcia Band  February 19 1978 Ticket Price: 
$6.50 / $7.50
Attendance: 
1,963
Blondie November 19 1978  
The Ramones December 30 1978 Ticket Price: 
$9.50 / $10.00
Attendance: 
812
The Tubes  February 19 1979 Ticket Price: 
$8.50 / $9.50
Attendance: 
1,300
Elvis Costello February 11 1979  
The Police  May 19 1979 Ticket Price: 
$7.50 / $8.50
Attendance: 
1,536
Devo  June 28 1979 Ticket Price: 
$8.00 / $9.00
Attendance: 
1,870
Tom Petty and the Heart Breakers July 24 1979  
Patti Smith  July 25 1979  
AC/DC September 7 1979  
Rainbow (Gamma) November 6 1979  
Bob Marley & The Wailers December 2 1979 Other Performers: 
Betty Wright
Ticket Price: 
$9.00 / $10.00
Attendance: 
1,952
Show Capacity: 
1,952
Devo December 26 1979  

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