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.

90.3 KAZU is a proud media sponsor of the the 3rd Annual Language Capital Of The World Cultural Festival, Sunday, May 7th, 2017 at Custom House Plaza in Monterey. KAZU, along with many other local organizations, are teaming up with the city of Monterey to bring this world class festival to the heart of downtown. Celebrate the rich international culture of the Central Coast with music, flags, international crafts and food, dancers from many diverse cultures, and a whole array of exhibitions.

  90.3 KAZU, committed to supporting art and culture on the Central Coast, is honored to once again be a proud media sponsor of, “Migrations – The 36th Annual Steinbeck Festival.” Come celebrate our communities heritage by honoring the literary legacy of local icon, John Steinbeck, with lectures, films, discussion panels, walking tours, a benefit concert, and a home brew and craft beer fest. Friday, May 5th in Monterey, and Saturday & Sunday, May 6th & 7th, 2017 at the Steinbeck Center in Salinas.

90.3 KAZU is a proud media sponsor of an “Afternoon of Wine And Chocolate”. An event  benefiting  Girls Inc. of the Central Coast. A local, non-profit, who aims to inspire girls to develop leadership and self- empowerment skills. An “Afternoon of Wine And Chocolate” takes place Saturday, April 29th, 2017 from 1-4 PM, at Corral De Tierra.  Reservation information is online at:  

90.3 KAZU is a proud media sponsor of the Center for the Blue Economy. Presenting: “Setting the Course: California Leadership in the Age of Trump." A panel discussion with Senator Bill Monning, Assemblyman Mark Stone, and Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird, on the future of the environment, economy, and social justice in our state. Thursday, April 13th, 2017 6pm, at the Middlebury Institute. Learn more at

March 18th, Santa Cruz Emmy-award winning comedian, author, actress and popular panelist on NPR's "Wait.. Wait... Don't Tell Me" - Paula Poundstone will be appearing one night only in Santa Cruz - Saturday March 18th, 2017 at The Rio Theatre. More information and tickets are available at

  TWDCC is proud to once again to present Winter Dance Fest 2017; built upon offering Santa Cruz audiences the best and the brightest of the contemporary dance world from Santa Cruz, the Bay Area, and beyond! For an ENCORE performance we bring the remarkable, dawsondancesf, to the Colligan Theater stage once again. After an tour de force, sold out show last February, TWDCC is thrilled to offer dawsondancesf's Santa Cruz premier of les verites.

KAZU is proud to co-sponsor Kuumbwa Jazz presenting the internationally acclaimed South African a capella group, “Ladysmith Black Mambazo” —With more than 30 albums including their grammy-nominated 2016 release, “Walking in the Footsteps of Our Fathers,”  Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s nine-member ensemble will perform Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz –  Tickets at  

KAZU is proud to co-sponsor Kuumbwa Jazz,  presenting Sweet Honey in the Rock:  Celebrating the Holy-days.  This internationally acclaimed a capella ensemble continue to educate, entertain and empower audiences... Sweet Honey in the Rock will perform locally on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz - show time is 7:30 PM.  Tickets at