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.

Festival Dates: September 15-17, 2017. >500 artists / 100+ shows / 8 stages / 3 nights & 2 days / September 15-17, 2017. 90.3 KAZU is a proud media sponsor of the 60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, featuring 500 artists, performing over 3 nights and two days,September 15th -17th, at the Monterey County Fairgrounds.  Weekend ticket packages go on sale May 1st. Single day tickets go on sale May 15th.

Festival Date: September 9, 2017 / KAZU is a proud media sponsor of the fifth annual mole and mariachi festival, presented by “Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks.” This year’s event features local chefs preparing and competing in the annual mole competition – as well as music, artisan crafts, beer, traditional dancing, kids activities and more. Proceeds from the festival support educational programs, visitor services and restoration projects.

Festival Date: August 8, 2017. KAZU is proud to be a media sponsor of Kuumbwa Jazz, presenting Youssou N’Dour. One of Africa’s most beloved voices, N’Dour is a Grammy-winning world  music icon - combining traditional Senegalese music with a blend  genres from around the globe – known for his crossover collaborations with Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon and others. Tuesday, August 8th at the Rio Theatre. Information and tickets at

Festival Dates: July 30 - August 12, 2017. Cabrillo Festival is all about new music for orchestra. This August Maestro Cristian 'Cristi' Macelaru steps up to the podium as new Music Director and Conductor. Cristi comes as a rising-star conductor with spectacular musicianship and boundless energy and begins his tenure with premiere-filled programs of new works and fresh re-orchestrations by an esteemed group of composers.

Festival Dates: July 15-29, 2017. 90.3 KAZU is a proud media sponsor of The 80th Annual Carmel Bach Festival, July 15th - July 29th, throughout Carmel, Monterey, and Pebble Beach. This year’s festival features more than 40 events including the main series concerts, featuring Mozart's magisterial C Minor Mass and Beethoven's Ninth, recitals performed on period instruments, a special family concert, a ‘Music and Ideas’ series, and much more. Concert lineups,  event details, and tickets available now at:

Festival Dates: July 5 - September 3, 2017. The nationally acclaimed Santa Cruz Shakespeare theater company has announced its 2017 season. This year’s program includes Shakespeare’s, "Measure for Measure" and "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" plus Alfred Hitchcock’s Thriller, "The 39 Steps". It is a line-up of surprise, suspense and seduction. The season kicks off July 5th and runs through September 3rd. Performances are outdoors in the Grove at De Laveaga Park in Santa Cruz.

Festival Date: June 17, 2017. KAZU is proud to be a media sponsor of "The Garden Faire" at Skypark in Scotts Valley –  a free, family friendly event showcasing organic and sustainable gardening and healthy living concepts. This year's theme is: "Cultivating Community in Times of Change” with cooking demonstrations, gardening, food and lifestyle booths, speakers, and more! June 17th, 9–5pm. Vendor information and registration at

Event Date: June 5, 2017. 90.3 KAZU is proud to co-sponsor Kuumbwa Jazz presenting undisputed pioneer of the electric violin in modern jazz and rock, Jean-Luc Ponty. Originally trained as a classical musician, Ponty caught the “jazz bug” in college and never looked back. His successful appearance at the 1967 Monterey Jazz Festival led to recordings with Gerald Wilson and George Duke. It was Frank Zappa who wrote the music for Ponty's 1969 recording King Kong, giving the violinist greater exposure to young audiences.

Festival Dates: June 2-3, 2017. 90.3 KAZU is a proud media sponsor of "Ebb and Flow River Arts Celebration" - two days dedicated to art and community along the San Lorenzo River in downtown Santa Cruz – June 2nd and 3rd - featuring a Kinetic Art Parade along the River Walk, Riverwalk Art Sculptures, dance and music performances, art-making, a night walk, kids activities and more. If you're interested in becoming a parade participant, go online to

Event Date: May 17, 2017. 90.3 KAZU and the Carmel Library Foundation are proud to present:  The Foodie Edition! Featuring celebrity chefs and international bestselling food writers Nancy Silverton, Ruth Reichl and Evan Kleiman. Join us Wednesday evening, May 17th, at Sunset Center in Carmel, for this foodie event benefiting the Carmel Public Library. Book signing and reception featuring wine tasting at 7pm. Program at 8pm. Details and tickets available now at