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STS9 returns to Santa Cruz; performing at the Quarry Amphitheater August 4th & 5th

STS9 performing 2022
This summer, get ready to lose yourself in the rhythm and immerse yourself in the unforgettable experience that is STS9 at UCSC’s Quarry Amphitheater

This summer, get ready to lose yourself in the rhythm and immerse yourself in the unforgettable experience that is STS9 at UCSC’s Quarry Amphitheater. Bringing their cutting-edge sound and immersive light show to Santa Cruz for TWO NIGHTS on Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5, It’s going to be an epic sonic adventure you won’t want to miss.

STS9 performing 2022
STS9 performing at Quarry Amphitheater at UCSC in 2022.

The historic Quarry Amphitheater is located at the heart of the UC Santa Cruz campus, carved from a former limestone quarry in the 1960’s. The Quarry Amphitheater’s unique terraced design offers the whole crowd perfect sightlines, combined with excellent acoustics assisted by the tall trees surrounding the space.

We’re so stoked to be back at The Quarry for a weekend of shows. Santa Cruz is our home and it means the world to grow this event and showcase the beautiful Santa Cruz community. Last year was truly amazing and this year will be even more magical

— STS9

STS9, a band that has released twelve albums and has performed in Santa Cruz dozens of times over the last two decades, including a visit to the UCSC Quarry last year, considers these summer concerts a special homecoming show.

Using electronic and acoustic means, the instrumental five-piece—comprised of Hunter Brown (guitar/keys), Jeffree Lerner (percussion), David Phipps (keyboards), Zach Velmer (drums), and Alana Rocklin (bass)—channels the primordial and celestial, producing a cutting-edge sound that has forged a path for multiple generations of electronic dance music.

STS9’s innate sense of innovation is grounded by the group’s desire to forge universal connections. Seamlessly integrating their exploratory and improvisation-based music with a fully immersive light show, each performance is a transcendent celebration of humanity. The group continues to find ways to build community, consistently spearheading charitable efforts and founding its own independent record label, 1320 Records.

Having released twelve albums in the last twenty years, STS9’s legacy unfolds into the future. The group has been honored with induction into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame and earns headlining slots at countless music festivals across the country. With the help of the group’s dedicated fanbase, STS9 has performed countless shows nationwide and consistently sells out legendary venues like Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

This very special weekend of music is not to be missed! Purchase your tickets for Night 1 or Night 2 today.

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