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Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium Event History 1939-1949

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
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JUMP TO EACH YEAR: 1939  1940  1941  1942  1944  1945  1946  1947  1948  1949

Event Name Event Date Event Year Notes
Cornerstone Formalitles October 21 1939 conductor Nathan Abas
Grand Opening March 28 1940
National Music Week May 5-11 1940  
Boxing Event November 5 1940 Frankie Mandell vs Young Corpuz/Johnny Fassano and Billy Azevedo
Chamber of Commerce Hobby Show November 16 & 17 1940  
SC Civic's First Birthday March 20 1941
Fall Merchandise Pageant September 19 1941  
WPA Symphony September 30 1941  
Jack Joyce Indoor Circus December 2 1941  
WPA Symphony April 30 1942
Violin Solos October 24 1942 Featuring Byron Prouty and Elinor Pell Sayre
Smilin' Through March 27 1944 Presented by Barry Breden Civic Repertoire Company
Benefit Basketball Game March 30 1944 Benefit game for the American Red Cross
Wresting  March 31 1944 Main Event: Pat Fraley vs. Dean Detton
Gene Bender and his Swing Band May 29 1944 Featuring Austin Ham and the Kanasa City Seven
Freddie Slack July 3 1944  
Rigoletto February 23 1945 Pacific Opera Company
Barber of Seville May 4 1945 Pacific Opera Company
Grisha Goluboff- Violin Recital August 2 1945 Monday Music Club of Santa Cruz
San Francisco Ballet Jan 3 1946 Ticket prices: $1.20-$3.00
Madam Butterfly February 14 1947 Pacific Opera Company
Percy Grainger March 5 1947 Pianist Concert
Wresting! June 12 1947  
Wresting! October 2 1947  
SC Legion Color Guard Memorial November 11 1948
Gilbert and Sullivan Festival July 2-3 1949 Ticket Prices: $2.40,$1.80, $1.20

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