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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.

TIM BRADY - July 27

TIM BRADY - July 27

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

Tim Brady is a singer/songwriter from the Monterey Bay area and leader of the locally award winning Santa Cruz band Cement Ship.  The acoustic guitar style, singing tone and original songs from Tim seem to fit a wide array of crowds and genres, but maintains a natural and stripped down approach for the sound.  Honest and raw, sweet and smoky, dynamic like the sea.

CLAUDIO MELEGA   - July 20

CLAUDIO MELEGA - July 20

Jul 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. 

KYLE KOVALIK  - August 17

KYLE KOVALIK - August 17

Aug 17, 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. 

SCOTT SLAUGHTER - August 3

SCOTT SLAUGHTER - August 3

Aug 03, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 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.

MO AMIMO - August 10

MO AMIMO - August 10

Aug 10, 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.

CLAUDIO MELEGA  - August 24

CLAUDIO MELEGA - August 24

Aug 24, 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. 

TIM BRADY - August 31

TIM BRADY - August 31

Aug 31, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tim Brady is a singer/songwriter from the Monterey Bay area and leader of the locally award winning Santa Cruz band Cement Ship.  The acoustic guitar style, singing tone and original songs from Tim seem to fit a wide array of crowds and genres, but maintains a natural and stripped down approach for the sound.  Honest and raw, sweet and smoky, dynamic like the sea.

SCOTT SLAUGHTER - September 7

SCOTT SLAUGHTER - September 7

Sep 07, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 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.

CLAUDIO MELEGA  - September 14

CLAUDIO MELEGA - September 14

Sep 14, 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. 

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