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3rd Annual Young Performers Showcase

March 24, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA

Ticket Information:
Students $8 / Adults $20 / Gold Circle $40
Available at Streetlight Records and
Also available night of show at the Rio Theatre Box Office

The Young Performers Showcase, a benefit concert for Santa Cruz City Schools music programs, features talented, young local performing artists, ages 13-28. Presented by Cruzville Productions, under the auspices of the Santa Cruz Education Foundation, this exciting extravaganza of singers, dancers, players and jugglers is one of the community’s most highly anticipated events.  The Showcase is terrific family entertainment for a great cause.

Featured performers in the 2011 Showcase include:

Emcee for the evening is Sven Davis from Planet Cruz Comedy Hour. A “50/50” Raffle and Silent Auction will also benefit school music programs.

The showcase is the brain child of local therapist and musician, Rick Linzer with friends Alan Heit (the Rock ‘n’ Roll Dentist), Colin Alder (TV Producer and lap steel guitar builder) and Steven Bignell (publisher and owner of Journeyworks Publishing). Rick and the team scoured the streets, clubs and schools of Santa Cruz to uncover 10 superbly talented, local, young performing “acts” who could sing, dance, play or perform.

American Idol contestant James Durbin was a featured performer in both the 2009 & 2010 showcases. Come on April 9 to discover the stars of the future.

The first showcase in May 2009 raised $4000 for music programs; the 2010 event topped $15,000.

Young Performers Showcase

March 4, 2010

Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios has donated some rehearsal time to this awesome organization working to support local music programs in the Santa Cruz City Schools. We are really excited about this event and hope to see you there!

If you have a cause you would like us to lend support to. Please email and let us know.

Saturday, March 20 @ 7:30: A benefit concert to raise money to support music programs in the Santa Cruz City Schools, the Young Performers Showcase is a review of talented, young local performing artists, ages 13-28.

Performers include the rising star rock trio Almost Chaos, singer and dancers Camille Castro and her sisters, Musicscool All-Stars featuring James Durbin, D.S.R. and Co. Dance Crew, Harbor High Cheerleaders, jugglers Noah and Robin, singer/songwriter Tess Dunn, Dancenter Hip Hop Crew, singer Alysha Antonino, Guest MC Sven Davis and house band, ROMP, from Planet Cruz Comedy Hour and a special performance by Grammy Award nominee Tammi Brown.

This program was developed by a small group of Santa Cruz business professionals concerned about the steadily declining budget for music programs in the schools. They decided to “put on a show” as a fundraiser to supplement state and local funding sources. Studies confirm that children who are exposed to music and music performance in schools show many benefits including increased academic performance, self-esteem, concentration, self-expression and connectedness to school.

Please join us for an enjoyable evening of family entertainment and help support music in the schools. There will also be a “50/50” Raffle and Silent Auction of valuable prizes.

Show time: 7:30 pm
Tickets: $8 for Students; $20 for Adults; $40 for Gold Circle seating and are available at Streetlight Records, Rio Theatre Box Office (night of show only) and Ticketweb