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.

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

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.