Carved from a former limestone quarry in the 1960’s, the historic Quarry Amphitheater located at the heart of the UC Santa Cruz campus reopened after a major renovation in October 2017, welcoming its first ever night time concert with LA based rockers Chicano Batman. With a deep history of hosting legendary artists, activists and authors including Angela Davis, Ravi Shankar, Alfred Hitchcock and Cesar Chavez, the Quarry has reopened as a critical gathering space to celebrate live music and community.
Referred to as the “Red Rocks in the Redwoods”, The Quarry is the largest outdoor venue with an existing stage and seating in the greater Santa Cruz community. The Quarry Amphitheater’s unique terraced asymmetrical design allows for amazing sight-lines and multiple venue configurations from open floor to reserved seating layouts. At a maximum capacity of 2600, The Quarry now holds the opportunity to become the region's premiere outdoor destination concert venue while also retaining its value as a natural open space.