Opera SB Operation Eurydice Live Music Calendar


What is Operation Eurydice?

In the spring of 2020, Opera Santa Barbara shifted its focus to support local artists and advocate for all the performing arts and musicians in Santa Barbara, regardless of genre, while our theatres remained closed. We named this initiative Operation Eurydice after the Greek nymph whom the famed musician and poet Orpheus braved the underworld to bring back to life with the sound of his music. Our goal was to contribute to the recovery of Santa Barbara’s vibrant performing arts scene by making live performances of diverse content available throughout our community while directly supporting local musicians. Now that Santa Barbara County is starting to introduce permissions for live music in its health orders, we will continue Operation Eurydice as we:

  • Bring live music back to as many places and neighborhoods in our community as we safely and affordably can
  • Champion and employ creative talent from our region
  • Continue to lead advocacy efforts for the safe reopening of the performing arts locally and statewide

Live Music Calendar

Opera Santa Barbara is currently presenting three live music series. Below are dates, venues, and the musicians and acts for each series. We hope you will join us in supporting Santa Barbara’s performing arts scene, music venues, and hospitality industries. We are thrilled  bring live music back to downtown SB and contribute to the revitalization of downtown Santa Barbara.

1330 State Street

2/12:  Chrisman Studio Artists

2/19:  Brazilian Bossa Nova with Téka Panteriche

2/26:  Guitarist Chris Fossek

3/5:     Artist TBD

3/12:   Artist TBD

3/19:   Artist TBD

Opera SB Night Out
Various Locations
Downtown Santa Barbara

2/18: Jazz Saxophonist John Schnackenberg with Pianist Jimmy Calire
The Pickle Room | 5-7PM

2/23: Morganfield Burnett with John Marx & Gary Sangenitto
The Pickle Room |4:30-7:30PM

The Good Lion, 1212 State St

2/25:  Opera & Musical Theatre | OSB Studio Artists

Sinatra Hits | Zach Mendez & Audrey Yoder

3/4:    OSB String Quartet

3/11:   Blues duo | Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan

3/18:  Double Wide Kings

3/25:  Artist TBD