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Enjoy a double bill evening of beautiful vocals and and music. Legendary Santa Cruz lap steel guitar player and vocal stylist Patti Maxine will play with Indie folk rock star singer/ songwriter Christie McCarthy. Patti will also join bluegrass band Coyote Moon with fiddler/vocalist extraordinaire Lizzy Smith of Whiskey West and banjo playing/vocalist Alison Steel of Sugar By The Pound.

$10 cover Reservations:

A Tribute to Nanci Griffith

Kuumbwa Jazz Club, 320-2 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA

This event will honor the musical legacy of Nanci Griffith, with performances by Christie McCarthy, Patti Maxine, Ginny Mitchell, Lisa Thompson, Eliza James, Diana Donnelly, Bonny June, Lindsey Wall, Alison Steele, Sunshine Jackson, Lizzy Smith - and more!

This special event is a fundraiser for Yuji Tojo, a beloved local musician who, like many others, lost his home in the CZU Fire of 2020.

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$40 Gold Circle / $27 General Admission

The music for this special event honoring famed DJ Ralph Anybody, features an assortment of award-winning KPIG artists, including Michael Gaither and His New Best Friends (with guests John Morris on guitar and Lizzy Smith), Christie McCarthy and Patti Maxine, and Ralph Anybody himself!

20% of the day's wine sales, all music tips, and all proceeds from a silent auction will be split between The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, Project Purr, and The Birchbark Foundation.

Reservations highly recommended for this special event:

Christie McCarthy & Glenn MacPherson

El Vaquero Winery, 2901 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville

Christie and Glenn are back together again playing her award-winning originals as well as your favorite covers at this terrific outdoor venue. We're also thrilled to welcome special guest, Bay Area vocalist Liz Pisco (who was Christie's former bandmate in the SF folk-rock trio She's Out There). And word has it that one of Santa Cruz's favorite lap steel players may sit in as well.'s almost Christie's birthday, so we're gonna celebrate that too!!

There is no cover for this show, but reservations are highly recommended:

CD Release Concert

Michael's On Main, 2591 Main Street, Soquel

Don't Miss Christie McCarthy's CD Release Show with musical greats Patti Maxine, Yuji Tojo and Rhan Wilson! Christie's new record, Force Majeure, has been receiving early acclaim. The title track recently won best alt-folk song in the 2021 International Song Door Competition, and two other tracks off the new record were category winners in the 2021 West Coast Songwriters International Song Contest.

Dinner starts at 6 pm and Showtime at 8 pm

Seated / under 21 with parent

$50 Dinner & A Show

Girls With Guitars brings a taste of Music City tradition to Michael's On Main when Christie McCarthy, Janean Christine Mariani, and lap steel legend Patti Maxine share the stage for a night of stories, sass, and songs.

$50 Dinner & Show

Dinner starts at 6:30 PM, Showtime is at 8 PM

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Time Out

Michael's On Main, Santa Cruz

Ginny Mitchell, Lisa Pawlak and Patti Maxine host special guest Christie McCarthy at Michael’s on Main. Great Americana music in a beautiful creekside setting. Full menu and bar, no cover. 5-8 PM.

Christie McCarthy with Glenn MacPherson

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El Vaquero Winery, 2901 Freedom Blvd , Watsonville

Due to COVID restrictions, there is limited seating. Please make reservations early by texting or calling (831) 607-8118 to ensure a seat. ​ All tastings and music performances are outdoors on the patio, and will be cancelled or rescheduled if it rains. Please check this page and/or Facebook or Instagram for notices of rain events.

Christie McCarthy & The Wielders

Michael's On Main, 2591 Main st, Soquel, CA

Please join us for this very special evening, featuring Tracy Parker on upright bass, Glenn MacPherson on guitar, Stephen Bigger on keys and Kinsha Em on percussion. Get your tickets.

$15 adv / $15 door