Media Sponsorship

KAZU is proud to provide in-kind on-air support for events happening in our broadcast region. We sponsor a variety of arts, culture and civic events that reflect the mission of KAZU's programming and provide enjoyment, service and outreach to our audience.

KAZU’s Media Sponsorship program strives to provide a voice for diverse, thought-provoking ideas, people and experiences within our community. By providing in-kind media sponsorship to local organizations and events, KAZU exposes listeners to a variety of cultural, artistic and community experiences throughout the Monterey Bay Area that entertain, promote discourse and increase participation in our community. 

How To Apply
Please contact KAZU to request a media sponsorship by calling 831-582-5298 or emailing Mik Benedek at

UPCOMING EVENTS LISTED BELOW  Click on each event for more info.
(To view past Sponsored Events: click here)

Seventh Annual Mole & Mariachi Festival

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


By William Shakespeare
Directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges

JULY 23 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2019

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Kirsten Brandt

One of Shakespeare’s earliest works, this youthful and exuberant play pairs two sets of identical twins, matching physical comedy with mistaken identity for maximum hilarity. All performances outdoors at The Grove at DeLaveaga in Santa Cruz. Showtimes and tickets are available at

Enjoy a six-course gourmet meal paired with fine local wines at the 19th annual "Santa Cruz Chef's Dinner." Join local chefs from Cafe Cruz, The Cremer house, Ella's at the Airport, Alderwood Santa Cruz, Home and Chef Anthony for gourmet food, fine wine and a great cause. All proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank's award-winning "Food for Children" program.

JULY 9 – AUGUST 31, 2019

By Kate Hamill
adapted from the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Paul Mullins

Jane Austen’s most famous story is retold by eight actors playing multiple roles.  Fast-paced, off-beat, and irreverent, Kate Hamill’s adaptation will wriggle its way into your heart. Santa Cruz Shakespeare performs outdoors at The Grove at DeLaveaga Park. Enjoy snacks from their concessionaire or bring your own picnic for a fun and memorable summer outing.

The 2019 Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music takes place the first two weeks of August in Santa Cruz! Audiences are joined by both preeminent and emerging composers, an orchestra of dedicated professional musicians, and renowned guest artists from across the globe to give voice to contemporary orchestral pieces - works which are rarely more than a year or two old, and sometimes still wet on the page! Watch composers work with skilled musicians bring these new works to life. More information at

Santa Cruz Shakespeare's 2019 season plans to captivate audiences with summer performances that will offer comedic thrills, mystic revelations and modern twists. The festival starts with an off-beat and unique adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by Kate Hamill and directed by Paul Mullins. The Comedy of Errors directed by locally acclaimed director Kirsten Brandt begins July 23rd.

Ride the Santa Cruz Beach Trolley, connecting downtown Santa Cruz with the beach and wharf area. The trolley runs weekends and holidays between Memorial Day and Labor Day, from noon to 8pm. Convenient and ADA-accessible, the trolley allows riders to avoid parking and traffic. Pick up and drop off locations and schedule can be found at A service of the Santa Cruz Economic Development Department.

The City of Santa Cruz’ “Street Smarts” program is designed to reduce the number of traffic-related crashes and injuries in the City of Santa Cruz – and beyond. Focusing on drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians, Street Smarts aims to improve the behavior of all three groups and raise awareness of top traffic-related issues. Offering reminders to drivers and pedestrians to put their phone downs, cyclists to wear helmets , and other safety tips, Street Smarts is a collaboration of the City of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Police and numerous partner organizations and agencies. More information at