Welcome to Performing Arts Monterey Bay, a website dedicated to offering comprehensive coverage of live music, dance and theater, open to the public, in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. We also include performance events by students in music, dance and theatrical teaching programs in our two counties.

Launched on May 1, 2013, performingartsmontereybay.com includes a Weekly Update of events and related commentary, including previews, interviews, profiles, guest editorials and op-eds. As our site grows, we will continually add new features, such as links to complementary sites. Be sure to visit our Weekly Update frequently; important information will be added between our regular Tuesday update postings notice which are emailed to our growing list of subscribers. (To subscribe, submit your email address in the box to the left, just below the Event Calendar box. Your email address will remain confidential and not available to anyone else.)

As you explore PAMB, follow the links (on the tool bar above or to the left) where you will find direct connections to presenters/producers of music (classical, jazz and popular), dance, theater and educational performance events. By clicking on those named in each category you will automatically be connected to their respective websites and calendars, Facebook pages and/or other social media links.

On the Who We Are page, accessible through our Contact Us page, you’ll find PAMB founders Scott MacClelland and Mark Burger, plus our growing stable of contributors as they are added. Our contributors are selected on the basis of their depth of knowledge of their art and their demonstrated skills as professional writers. (We are still recruiting from among the many talented specialists in their respective fields in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.)

Our Contact Us page links to our Acknowledgments page that includes those whose photography we have received permission to use, and will continue to expand over time.

Soon we will create opportunities for presenters and others to buy display advertising including special links to what they offer.

Going forward, we ask you to be our eyes and ears, should some important performance event fall below our radar. Our readers deserve it, and we will be equally grateful. You can contact us directly at Feedback@PerformingArtsMontereyBay.com or Editor@PerformingArtsMontereyBay.com

If you don’t find a listing for your event, you can submit your information directly using the information response form on our Contact Us page.

We are pleased and excited at the response we have received so far and look forward to providing a focused and effective voice for the extraordinary riches of performing arts in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.

Scott MacClelland, editor