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Meeting of the Music

Saturday, June 15, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Join us for a celebration of California guitar history and culture in honor of our newest exhibit, “America at the Crossroads: The Guitar and a Changing Nation” (now open!). Bring your dad, a grad, or a music lover in your life and relax into Father’s Day weekend with live music, beer, guitar-themed crafts, and a presentation by Santa Cruz Guitar Company.


  • Performances by guitarists Michael Sallstrom, Dinorah Klingler, Ian Santillano
  • Music from DJ Tiny
  • Beer for purchase (discounted for Museum members!)
  • Sweet treats from Ronnie’s Italian Ice and Cups & Straws for purchase
  • Guitar-themed crafts, including make-your-own guitar picks and kids’ coloring sheets. Bring a 1″x1″ printed photo of someone or something you love and customize a guitar pick with your photo – see the picture below for examples!
  • Guitar-making demo by Santa Cruz Guitar Company
  • Docent-led tours of “America at the Crossroads”


In celebration of Father’s Day, we’re offering $5 reduced admission for guests 13+ and free admission for members and kids 12 and under. Admission provides access to the event and the museum galleries. Advance registration recommended at the link below.