Past Sponsored Events

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.

This page is a list of PAST Media Sponsorship events. 

For current, upcoming events, click here.

KAZU is a proud sponsor of the Second Harvest Food Bank. At a time of year when most families will gather at tables filled with food and cheer, we want to make sure that every family in Santa Cruz County will have food on their table. The proceeds from Second Harvest Food Bank’s Holiday Food & Fund drive provides healthy food  year-round to children, families, veterans, the elderly, and others in need. Every $1 donated is turned into 4 healthy meals. Be a Hunger Hero and fight hunger with us. Please donate now at

This holiday season, all are invited to participate in their annual “Sing-A-Long Messiah” – a holiday tradition shared by families and friends. Cabrillo’s Chancel chorus will lead the Sing-A-Long on Tuesday December 19th at Peace United Church of Christ in Santa Cruz. Information about the Sing-A-Long Messiah can be found at

KAZU is a proud media sponsor of Salinas Valley Comic Con 2017, a celebration of comic books, zines, pop culture and more. Friday and Saturday, December 16th and 17th at Hartnell College in Salinas. Tickets and information at

Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre presents the classic Christmas story, "The Nutcracker." 

This production includes more than 70 dancers in sumptuous costumes and beautiful scenery with music performed by a full, professional orchestra. Choreographed by Robert Kelley. Orchestra conducted by Pamela Martin. All performances at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. Gather the family for this beautiful holiday production.

(Tickets on sale now)

KAZU is a proud media sponsor of the Cabrillo Symphonic Chorus - Presenting a series of Holiday Concerts. On December 9th and 10th, "Cantiamo Cabrillo" will perform "Concerts for  Winter's Eve" with a Saturday evening show at 8:00 at Carmel Mission Basilica, followed by a Santa Cruz Performance at Holy Cross Church in Santa Cruz. Tickets can be purchased at 

KAZU is a proud Media Sponsor of the Cabrillo Symphonic Chorus – presenting a series of holiday concerts. On December 1st and 2nd, it’s “Music for the Feast of Christmas” preforms at Holy Cross Church. Both shows at 8:00pm. Tickets available at

Joy! a new holiday spectacular featuring circus performers, dance and live music is a dazzling extravaganza for the whole family. This magical madcap holiday show is set to the Candy Land-flavored live music of award-winning a cappella group SoVoSo and features world-class circus, dancers and acrobats, including Cirque du Soleil soloists Jeff Raz and Diane Wasnak. At the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium November 24-26th and at the Hammer Theatre in San Jose December 1st - 3rd. Produced by Tandy Beal and Company.

Tickets at

KAZU is a proud media sponsor of the United Nations Association's 18th annual International Documentary Film Festival. This year's festival features stories from Greece, Costa Rica, Italy, Nigeria, The Salinas Valley , and more.

7pm, November 3rd and 4th at Cal State Monterey Bay's World Theatre.

More information can be found at

Festival Dates: September 23 & 24, 2017.

KAZU is a proud sponsor of the Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival! This year’s line up includes Michael Franti and Spearhead; The California Honeydrops; The Wailers; Los Amigos Invisibles; Nahko and Medicine for the People; Cyril Neville and Swampfunk; Elephant Revival; Anuhea; The Nth Power; and Afrolicious.

Festival Date: September 23, 2017 / KAZU is a proud media sponsor of the “Wild and Scenic Film Festival”, presented by the Ventana Wilderness Alliance. Themed, “At the Edge,” the festival will feature fantastic films about wild things and wild places. This one night event takes place Saturday September 23rd at the Golden State Theatre in downtown Monterey, and feature special guests and raffle/silent auction. Tickets at