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Harp Fest

  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History 705 Front Street Santa Cruz, CA, 95060 United States (map)

13th annual Santa Cruz Harp Festival
Sunday, March 25; art project from 11am–1pm, concert from 2pm-4pm
Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz
Free Admission - donations appreciated!

Community Music School and the Museum of Art and History present the Santa Cruz Harp Festival in its 13th concert event, exploring modern and historic music from all over the world on harps of all kinds. Soloists include: 

  • Jesse Autumn, Harp Festival director, returning from New Orleans to play double harp and vocals
  • Shelley Phillips, Santa Cruz County's 2017 Artist of the Year, on Celtic harp and woodwinds
  • Jennifer Cass, premier classical harpist of Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay
  • Heather Monahan, harpist, singer-songwriter, and Community Music School alumni. Heather is celebrating the release of her first EP of original songs, "The High School Demo Tape." 

Also performing:  the all-ages Community Music School Harp Orchestra, performing traditional and new music from England, Ireland, Zimbabwe, and New Orleans. A harp "petting zoo" will be available at intermission for curious concert-goers. The MAH will offer a free interactive harp art project from 11am-1pm, with the concert beginning at 2pm.


Admission is free - donations are greatly appreciated and support Harp Festival artists and teachers. Community Music School is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization.

Earlier Event: August 19
17th Annual Redwood Dulcimer Day
Later Event: May 25
Redwood Music Camp