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Live Music & Local Cuisine

Rock out, drink up and chow down. Whether you’re a Santa Cruz local or simply hanging ten for the weekend, we invite you to join us for Live Music Nights at Jack O’Neill Restaurant. Sing and sway to some of the area’s top musicians every week as you enjoy Jack’s signature cocktails and snack on our seasonal coastal bites.

CLAUDIO MELEGA   - May 18

CLAUDIO MELEGA - May 18

May 18, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Claudio Melega is an eclectic and exciting vocalist and guitarist with a vast repertoire of classic rock, blues, jazz, bossa nova, flamenco and traditional Italian music. 

KYLE KOVALIK  - May 25

KYLE KOVALIK - May 25

May 25, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Raised on the Monterey Peninsula, Kyle Kovalik attended the Guitar Institute in Hollywood. Relocating to Seattle, he cut his teeth playing electric blues and rock on a plethora of stages in the Northwest. Always a fan of song-craft, Kyle wrote, recorded and performed with the Americana band Jackson Sundown, as well as adding guitar to many other artist’s projects. Currently back in his beloved Monterey, Kyle performs all over California, from LA to the Bay Area to the Sierras. His solo shows are full of fiery acoustic guitar, original songs and interesting covers. He can also be seen as half of the duo Two Rivers, featuring Richard Bryant, singer extraordinaire. If that isn’t enough, you can find Kyle playing lead guitar with the 5Star Band, as well as his new project Highway 68. 

CLAUDIO MELEGA  - April 20

CLAUDIO MELEGA - April 20

Apr 20, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Claudio Melega is an eclectic and exciting vocalist and guitarist with a vast repertoire of classic rock, blues, jazz, bossa nova, flamenco and traditional Italian music. 

MO AMIMO - April 21

MO AMIMO - April 21

Apr 21, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

From acoustic to full band sound looping, Animo mixes soulful vocals, soothing acoustic riffs, with infectiously heavy bass lines, drumbeats and keys, creating a unique blend of original sound. Strumming his Fender and laying down the lines on the Roland Juno, Animo pulls in the crowd and creates a great vibe in any room. Animo has been a professional musician for over 20 years. His love of playing music has taken him across the country and out to Hawaii multiple times. His devotion to enhancing the crowd experience has had him working regularly with clubs, restaurants, and events. 

SCOTT SLAUGHTER - April 26

SCOTT SLAUGHTER - April 26

Apr 26, 2024 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Called a human jukebox by his many musical friends and partners, Scott has performed professionally for over 30 years in bands, solo, or behind headline entertainers such as Huey Lewis, John Denver, Glenn Campbell, Vince Gill, Michael Bolton, Kenny G, Darius Rucker and others.

KYLE KOVALIK  - April 27

KYLE KOVALIK - April 27

Apr 27, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Raised on the Monterey Peninsula, Kyle Kovalik attended the Guitar Institute in Hollywood. Relocating to Seattle, he cut his teeth playing electric blues and rock on a plethora of stages in the Northwest. Always a fan of song-craft, Kyle wrote, recorded and performed with the Americana band Jackson Sundown, as well as adding guitar to many other artist’s projects. Currently back in his beloved Monterey, Kyle performs all over California, from LA to the Bay Area to the Sierras. His solo shows are full of fiery acoustic guitar, original songs and interesting covers. He can also be seen as half of the duo Two Rivers, featuring Richard Bryant, singer extraordinaire. If that isn’t enough, you can find Kyle playing lead guitar with the 5Star Band, as well as his new project Highway 68. 

TED WELTY - April 28

TED WELTY - April 28

Apr 28, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ted Welty (T. Rollin), guitarist and singer/songwriter, is best known as co-founder of 1990s alternative rock band Iguana Jive. The group was signed in 1994 by indie label, Maddog Record, and went on to record their first album at A&M studios. A second album was recorded and released in 1997.

RIPATTI AND ROSE - April 19

RIPATTI AND ROSE - April 19

Apr 19, 2024 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Ripatti & Rose is a vocal and acoustic guitar duo featuring Alisha Ripatti & Dylan Rose - two of Santa Cruz, California's finest young musical talents! These locally raised musicians have teamed up to combine their wealth of skill and influences, providing both original works and classic covers. Come enjoy their unique blend of soulful vocals, masterful guitar work, and rich harmonies at a venue near you!

CLAUDIO MELEGA  - May 4

CLAUDIO MELEGA - May 4

May 04, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Claudio Melega is an eclectic and exciting vocalist and guitarist with a vast repertoire of classic rock, blues, jazz, bossa nova, flamenco and traditional Italian music.

CLAUDIO MELEGA  - June 1

CLAUDIO MELEGA - June 1

Jun 01, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Claudio Melega is an eclectic and exciting vocalist and guitarist with a vast repertoire of classic rock, blues, jazz, bossa nova, flamenco and traditional Italian music.

MO AMIMO - May 11

MO AMIMO - May 11

May 11, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

From acoustic to full band sound looping, Animo mixes soulful vocals, soothing acoustic riffs, with infectiously heavy bass lines, drumbeats and keys, creating a unique blend of original sound. Strumming his Fender and laying down the lines on the Roland Juno, Animo pulls in the crowd and creates a great vibe in any room. Animo has been a professional musician for over 20 years. His love of playing music has taken him across the country and out to Hawaii multiple times. His devotion to enhancing the crowd experience has had him working regularly with clubs, restaurants, and events.

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