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April in Santa Cruz Creative Music & Arts Festival 2024

Sunday, April 7, 2024 - 12:00am to Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 12:00am
Music Center, Theater Arts Center, and Digital Arts Research Center (UCSC)
Presented by: 
Digital Arts and New Media
Music Department

The annual April in Santa Cruz Festival (AiSC) returns in 2024 with UC Santa Cruz faculty and graduate students, renowned guest artists, and several visiting Minzu University dance and music faculty and students from Beijing, China. This year's focus and theme, A Time For Change, is interdisciplinary: concerts and events feature various creative styles, approaches, and include assorted guest collaborations with UCSC performers.

Co-sponsored by the UC Santa Cruz Music Department and Digital Arts and New Media Program (DANM) with additional generous support from Chancellor Cynthia Larive’s ACEI Digital Art Project on Policing and Campus Climate grant, and Arts Division Dean Celine Parreñas Shimizu’s DEI funds.


  • Most events are free and open to the public (exception: ALOK is for UCSC affiliates only and not open to the general public)
  • Refer to individual event listings for more information



  • Lot 126 is the closest parking lot to most events (exception: refer to the Quarry website for IndigeFest parking)
  • Parking is by UCSC permit, Park Mobile, or pay $5 cash/credit to the on-site parking attendant in Lot 126
  • More visitor parking information here