Poetry & Music in the Park

Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy and a blanket to sit on while listening to live music and hearing local poets read from their work. All ages are welcome to attend this free series is hosted by County Parks and 2023-24 Santa Cruz County Poet Laureate Farnaz Fatemi.  Musicians will play before and after the poets read from 2:00-3:00 PM.

2024 Poetry & Music in the Park

April 28 at Mesa Village Park - 1:30-3:30 p.m. - Poets: Chopsy Gutt, Sara Santistevan, and Rachel Huerta - Musicians: The Watsonville Youth Orchestra & Pre-orchestra 

May 19 at Brommer Street Park - 1:30-3:30 p.m. -  PoetsKen Weisner, Nancy Miller Gomez, and Jen Siraganian – Musicians: The Santa Cruz Brass Quintet - (Barry Guerrero, Tuba; Leonard Moore, Trumpet; George Demarest, Trumpet; Ken Weisner, French Horn; Charlie McDowell, Trombone)

June 9 at Mesa Village Park ­- 1:30-3:30 p.m. - Poets: Julia Chiapella, Geneffa Jahan, & Santa Cruz County Youth Poet Laureate Finalists, Simon Ellefson & Gregory Souza - MusiciansThe Santa Cruz Brass Quintet - (Len Moore and Mark Joiner, trumpets; Charlie McDowell, trombone; Ken Weisner, French horn; and Scott Wilkinson, tuba)


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