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The Fintztones

Fri. 5/20/22

Live Music in the Beer Garden

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The Fintztones

Fri. 5/20/22

5:30-7:30pm

Presenting to you the father-daughter duo, The Fintztones! Gene Fintz and daughter Alia Fintz have been playing music most of their lives, and bring to you an eclectic blend of folk, shuffle, blues, rock, jazz, reggae and more – with sweet vocal harmonies, guitar, bass, and saxophone. Both songwriters in their own accord, they sing mostly original songs from the heart with some covers to uplift your spirit and bring joy, especially when it’s needed most.

Michael Vincent

Sun. 5/22/22

Live Music in the Beer Garden

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Michael Vincent

Sun. 5/22/22

3:00-5:00pm

Michael Vincent is an indie rock artist performing his all original music in Bay Area venues from as far north as Petaluma and as far south as Santa Cruz – from wine-bars to bistros; from acoustic house concerts to a full-band line-up at the Bandshell Stage in Golden Gate Park! He’s opened for and headlined shows with Bay Area local favorites, and brings the influences of long-in-the-tooth artists such as Pete Yorn, The Strokes, Crowded House, 10,000 Maniacs, and Counting Crows; to the influences of newer bands like Snow Patrol, Samm, and even Royal Blood!

NoJoKen

Fri. 5/27/22

Live Music in the Beer Garden

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NoJoKen

Fri. 5/27/22

5:30-7:30pm

Acoustic rock trio, ranging from The Beatles to Chuck Berry to very catchy originals. You may find yourself wanting to get off your bar stool and dance.

Stormin Norman is long time lead singer for Stormin Norman & the Cyclones. Ken Kraft is lead player and singer for the Cyclones, plays with the White Album Ensemble and was formerly with the legendary Snail band. Jo Jo Fox is bass player and singer for the Cyclones and also with Karen Phoenix Band.

Summer Beer Sails

May-October 2022

On the Chardonnay II & O’Neill Yacht Charters

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Summer Beer Sails

May-October 2022

Enjoy Discretion on a boat! For schedule of beer cruises, visit the links below. We’ll see you out on the ocean…

Chardonnay Sailing Charters

Discretion sails on 5/14, 6/18, 7/23

O’Neill Yacht Charters

Discretion sails on 5/27, 6/4, 7/1, 8/6, 9/9, 10/8

The Messiahs

Sun. 5/29/22

Live Music in the Beer Garden

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The Messiahs

Sun. 5/29/22

3:00-5:00pm

An offshoot of Santa Cruz’s iconic rock band Snail, the Messiah’s original melodies, hot guitar riffs & killer vocals will transport you to rock nirvana. Featuring Bobby O’Neill, Ken Kraft & Craig Owens.

First Friday Swirlin’

Every First Friday w/ The Swirly Girls! Next Up: 6/3/22

Live Music in the Beer Garden

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First Friday Swirlin’

Every First Friday w/ The Swirly Girls! Next Up: 6/3/22

5:30-7:30pm

Rockin’ New Grass Folky Girly trio with an eclectic mix of old, new, and international rhythms.

First Friday Swirlin’! If it’s the First Friday of the month, you know The Swirly Girls will be playing in the Beer Garden. Come on out!

Lucas Lawson

Sat. 6/4/22

Live Music in the Beer Garden

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Lucas Lawson

Sat. 6/4/22

5:30-7:30pm

Local contemporary folk artist Lucas Lawson teams up with songwriter, entertainer, multi-instrumentalist Dan Frechette for an evening of unforgettable tunes.

About Lucas Lawson:

Lucas Lawson is a young contemporary folk artist who grew up on a farm just north of Santa Cruz, California. In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, while spending time alone on the farm, Lucas developed the 5 songs that make up his debut EP, Revisited Harbor. This isolation encouraged him to complete the process of recording Revisited Harbor by himself. Once finalized on October 23rd of 2020, Revisited Harbor came to the ears of Lucas’s growing community.

Lucas’s upbringing on an organic farm exposed him to the balance and harmonies that all living things have to offer. At a young age, Lucas began attending bluegrass barn dances on the farm, where he first learned to play the guitar alongside local group, the County Line Pickers. When those sadly came to a halt in March of 2020, Lucas found himself writing songs more than ever.

About Dan Frechette:

After spending most of his career thus far in either Winnipeg, Manitoba, or Toronto, Ontario, Dan is now based in a very different environment – the Santa Cruz Mountains, sandwiched between California’s Monterey and San Francisco Bays. Dan shares a diverse and refreshing songwriting style in the spirit of Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Louis Armstrong and Paul Simon.

In addition to his explorations as a multi-instrumentalist across a number of genres, Dan celebrates a wealth of song knowledge encompassing everything from oldies and classic Rock & Roll to Vintage Blues, R&B, Motown, Classic Country to Old Tyme, Woody Guthrie to Bill Monroe and world music traditions.

Redwood Mountain Faire

Sat. 6/4/22 - Sun. 6/5/22

A Benefit for Local Non Profits at Roaring Camp

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Redwood Mountain Faire

Sat. 6/4/22 - Sun. 6/5/22

The Redwood Mountain Faire – the Annual Music and Art Festival benefiting local community organizations throughout the San Lorenzo Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains is BACK, and Discretion will be there pouring you beer!

Join us for a weekend-long, family-friendly music festival with 20 bands and arts & crafts fair that benefits local nonprofit organizations. The Faire features live music on two stages, kids’ area, locally made food, beer, cider and wine in an open field surrounded by redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Kids 12 and under FREE!

Get Tickets & Info Here

Jenny & The Bets

Sun. 6/5/22

Live Music in the Beer Garden

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Jenny & The Bets

Sun. 6/5/22

3:00-5:00pm

“Jazz with a Twist”

Jenny and The Bets is a local jazz quartet led by the swinging and talented vocalist Jenny O’ Leary. Jenny sings standards, blues, and bossa novas while accompanied by guitar, bass and drums.

Slack Tide Currents

Fri. 6/10/22

Live Music in the Beer Garden

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Slack Tide Currents

Fri. 6/10/22

5:30-7:3opm

Original Acoustic Rock

“A true gem of the Coastside.” – Half Moon Bay Review

Slack Tide Currents is a four-piece acoustic rock band that brings good vibes, good times, and all original music to every show they play. Their grooves will get you moving and their lyrics will stick with you long after the lights come up.

7th Wave

Sun. 6/12/22

Live Music in the Beer Garden

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7th Wave

Sun. 6/12/22

3:00-5:00pm

7th Wave is a very musical, acoustic band with three lead singers, three guitars, flute and percussion. Each member is vocally featured and beautifully blended to create stunning three part harmonies backed with finely executed instrumentation. 7th Wave’s song choices span the spectrum of many decades from the 60’s to present. Together the three musicians create a synergy of harmony, charisma and fun in their performances.

Redwood Express

Fri. 6/17/22

Live Music in the Beer Garden

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Redwood Express

Fri. 6/17/22

5:30-7:30pm

Redwood Express is a collection of some of the Bay Areas finest jam band musicians (China Cats, Rosebud, Aardvark, Grampas Chili) and fronted by blues singer/songwriter Michele Murphy, playing their unique brand of originals and classic rock favorites.

Wonder Still Band

Sun. 6/19/22

Live Music in the Beer Garden

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Wonder Still Band

Sun. 6/19/22

3:00-5:00pm

Playing a mix of familiar old favorites and current music that may be new to some. Their music will get your toes tapping and put a smile on your face. Wonder Still is:

Andrew Janecki – Former founding member of Fishhook – Vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion

Ron Work – Popular guitar ace and music producer, currently working with local favorite jam band and jazz fusion projects Space Heater and Wasabi – Lead guitar, vocals, bass guitar

Donna Seda – Local vocalist known for her past work with the long running rock-cover band Le Strange and more recently Simple Dreams, a Linda Ronstadt tribute band and Sweet Seasons, a Carole King tribute band – Vocals, percussion

Hop N’ Barley Beer & BBQ Festival

Sat. 7/9/22

Local Beer Sampling at Sky Park Benefiting Homeless Garden Project

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Hop N’ Barley Beer & BBQ Festival

Sat. 7/9/22

Hop N’ Barley Beer & BBQ Festival is the only locally-run outdoor beer festival in Santa Cruz County, and is a benefit for the Homeless Garden Project!

Sky Park boasts a very large kids area, a skate park and is also dog friendly. Look for the Discretion tent at Hop N’ Barley 2022!

Tickets & info at www.hopnbarley.org

Djangatos

Fri. 6/24/22

Live Music in the Beer Garden

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Djangatos

Fri. 6/24/22

5:30-7:30pm

“Taking Gypsy Jazz beyond the 20th Century!”

From sunny Los Gatos California, Djangatos features the music of Django Reinhardt mixed in with originals.

Dirt Rakers

Sun. 7/3/22

Live Music in the Beer Garden

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Dirt Rakers

Sun. 7/3/22

3:00-5:00pm

The Dirt Rakers (acoustic trio) are an Americana band featuring Erik Rozite (guitar and vocals), Jayne Williams (mandolin and vocals), and Sean Woodward (lead guitar), a home-brewed group out of the redwoods in the Santa Cruz mountains, blending a high octane / cask-fermented feel, purdy harmonies, and a deep love of all rootsy genres of music. Rock, country, bluegrass, and folk all swirl together in their magical musical brew.

The Shady Characters

Fri. 7/8/22

Live Music in the Beer Garden

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The Shady Characters

Fri. 7/8/22

5:30-7:30pm

Based in Santa Cruz, The Shady Characters have been playing together for nearly 10 years.

They feature many styles of popular artists such as Lucinda Williams, Marvin Gay, Eilen Jewel, Boz Scaggs, The Cure, Black Keys, Rolling Stones, Hall and Oates, and many others.

The band says “We enjoy choosing songs that will inspire dancing, as we enjoy the interaction of the music and dancers, that in return inspire us.”

BlueLightning Duo

Sun. 7/10/22

Live Music in the Beer Garden

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BlueLightning Duo

Sun. 7/10/22

3:00-5:00pm

The BlueLightning Duo features Robin Randle Ellison on vocals & guitar, and John Gullic on guitar & vocals.
Rockin-boogy-country-twangy-Americana-hillbilly-footstompin’ great music!

Matt Hartle

Fri. 7/15/22

Live Music in the Beer Garden

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Matt Hartle

Fri. 7/15/22

As the lead guitarist for the China Cats and Painted Mandolin, Matt Hartle has established himself as the preeminent jam band guitarist for Santa Cruz and the Bay Area. You can also find him hosting a weekly deep dead jam, where he welcomes Bay Area players for Grateful Sunday shenanigans. Matt’s unique voice and intricate playing style always gets the audience on their feet and feeling their groove. You’ll be dancing to songs from legends like Jerry Garcia, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, as well as rock, blues, jazz, americana, and of course some Matt Hartle originals. Stop by for a “Friday after work” brew and some hot hartle licks when Matt plays his first show at Discretion Brewing in Soquel on 7/15.

The Trolley Drops

Fri. 7/22/22

Live Music in the Beer Garden

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The Trolley Drops

Fri. 7/22/22

5:30-7:30pm

The Trolley Drops play songs from the good-time, prohibition-era folk jazz genre known as Jug Band music, which blends the call and response of gospel with the drive of the delta blues and the ruckus sounds of New Orleans Jazz.

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