The Blue Lagoon with Sensory Tribe and Echo The Natives Saturday, February 3rd
We always love playing at The Blue, and this will be an awesome night of music with
Echo The Natives
$5 at the door, 21+.
The Caravan Lounge in San Jose with August Sun Friday, February 24th @ 10:00 PM
San Jose fans: join us for our first show at
The Caravan Lounge
No cover! Music runs from 10pm to 1am.
Salinas Sports Tavern Saturday, April 21st @ 9:00 PM
Abbot Square in Downtown Santa Cruz Friday, January 5th
Kick off the New Year at the first First Friday of the year at Abbot Square in downtown Santa Cruz!
The Crepe Place Opening for Novarose and Dreaming Ghosts Thursday, January 4th
we'll be at
The Crepe Place
as they celebrate the release of their new single.
$8 at the door.
Planet Gemini in Monterey Saturday, December 2nd @ 8:30 PM
Join us for our first show in Monterey! It's gonna be a great night at
taking the stage too!
Presale $8, $12 at the door.
Crystal Bay Farm with the Rayburn Brothers Band Saturday, October 14th
Pan Dulce is teaming up with the Rayburn Brothers Band again for another fun Fall show at Crystal Bay Farm!
Right on the Watsonville coast, the farm is a beautiful venue that's fun for the whole family. We hope to see you there!
$10 at the door.
Back Bar SoFA in San Jose Friday, October 6th @ 9:00 PM
We're opening at
Back Bar SoFA
in San Jose for Corazone Salvaje and Buyepongo. Come dance your ass off in San Jose with us!
Presale $12, $15 at the door, 21+.
Steel Bonnet Brewing Co. in Scotts Valley Saturday, September 23rd @ 3:00 PM
Have a few brews and chill out at
Steel Bonnet Brewing Co.
in Scotts Valley with us!
Salinas Sports Tavern on Mexican Independence Day Saturday, September 16th @ 9:00 PM
We'll be holding down the fort all night at
Salinas Sports Tavern.
Come celebrate Mexican Independence Day, have a pint, and rock out!
Labor Rally in Watsonville Monday, September 4th
Music Night at the Abbott Square Grand Opening in Downtown Santa Cruz Saturday, September 2nd @ 9:00 PM
We will be playing at the grand opening of
in Santa Cruz, an awesome new community space by the Museum of Art and History!
Check out the whole grand opening celebration from Friday to Sunday.
Saturday is Music Night, with Trolley Drops taking the stage at 6pm, Papiba and Friends at 7:30pm, and us closing out the night from
9 to 10pm.
Monterey County Fair Saturday, September 2nd @ 5:00 PM
We have a 45 minute set on the Community Stage at the
Monterey County Fair.
Come rock out and check out the rest of the fair!
Labor Day Festival for the City of Marina Saturday, September 2nd @ 12:00 PM
Celebrate Labor Day with us in Vince DiMaggio Park in the City of Marina this year!
The parade starts at 11am and we take the stage for 2 hours starting at noon, with the festivities running until 3pm.
Watsonville Strawberry Festival Saturday, August 5th
We'll be playing at the Watsonville Strawberry Festival this year!
We have 1 hour sets at 11am in the beer garden and 3:30pm on the main stage.
Moe's Alley with ZuhG and Corazon Salvaje Thursday, July 13th @ 7:00 PM
We'll be back at
this time playing with Sacramento reggae/jam band
and San Jose cumbia band
Tickets are $7 in advance
and $10 at the door.
Askultura Album Release Support at Appleton Wednesday, June 14th @ 7:00 PM
Miami-based punk/ska/rumba band Askultura will be in Watsonville promoting their new album at the
and we'll be opening for them! Our trombone player Alex is a big fan, so come check them out!
$10 at the door.
International Workers' Day March in Salinas Monday, May 1st @ 10:00 AM
Celebrate labor with us at the
International Workers' Day March
at Cesar Chavez Park in Salinas, cohosted by Teamsters 890 and UFCW Local 5.
Acoustic Set at Caffe Frascati in San Jose Saturday, April 29th @ 8:00 PM
We will be playing an acoustic set at
in downtown San Jose! Drop by and chill out with a cappuccino or a glass of wine.
Appleton Grill with Pop Bottle Bombers and Moonlyts Saturday, April 1st @ 8:00 PM
We'll be back at the Appleton Grill, this time
Pop Bottle Bombers
Check out the show for $6!
St. Patrick's Day at The Blue Lagoon with Red Store Bums Friday, March 17th @ 9:30 PM
Get piss drunk and rock out on St. Patrick's day at
The Blue Lagoon
Red Store Bums,
$7 at the door. Doors open at 9pm, music starts at 9:30pm.
Moss Landing Surf Show Saturday, March 11th @ 7:30 PM
The Moss Landing Surf Show will be getting down to sweet grooves by Pan Dulce this year!
Join in the surf swap and shop from 4-6pm, the surf show from 6-7:30p, and then rock out with us for the rest of the night!
Held at the Elkhorn Yacht Club of off Highway 1 in Moss Landing.
$10 entry fee. Food and alcohol for purchase.
Moe's Alley with Cruzah and Nomalakadoja Wednesday, March 8th @ 8:00 PM
We're proud to annouce our debut at
in Santa Cruz, where we will be opening for
Doors open at 8pm, music starts at 8:30pm. $7 at the door, $5 in advance.
The Sand Bar in Capitola with the Rayburn Bros Friday, February 3rd @ 8:00 PM
We'll be at
The Sand Bar
at the Capitola beach on Friday! The
Rayburn Brothers Band
will be opening starting at 8pm, and then we take the stage until midnight. Hope to see you there!
Party at Watsonville Yoga in Downtown Watsonville Saturday, January 28th @ 7:00 PM
Come join in the dance party at
Watsonville Yoga, Dance, and Healing Arts
in downtown Watsonville!
Libations will be provided by Midnight Gazebo Brewing!
The party starts at 7:00 PM and goes until 9:30 PM. $12 at the door. Come early to check out an African dance class!
Hands Around the Plaza in Watsonville (Acoustic Set) Thursday, January 19th @ 5:00 PM
We have the privilege of kicking off the Hands Around the Plaza - Unity Through Diversity event.
Casa Sorrento in Salinas with Fulminante Friday, December 2nd @ 9:00 PM We'll be taking the stage again alongside our favorite punkabilly trio
Fulminante, this time at
Casa Sorrento in Salinas!
We'll have copies of our new EP "Not Like the Other Ones" for sale!
Brought to you by Rocklab
Show starts at 9pm.
EP Release at Appleton Grill with Pacific Roots and Qiensave November 12th @ 7:30 PM We're releasing our EP "Not Like the Other Ones" at the Appleton Grill on Saturday, November 12th playing with the
Pacific Roots and
Come show us some love!
Music starts at 8pm, $5 at the door.
Rocktoberfest Scholarship Fundraiser for Watsonville High School October 14th @ 7:00 PM We'll be playing at the 2nd annual Rocktoberfest fundraiser hosted by the Watsonville High School MATA club. Come on out to the Mello Center for the Performing Arts and help fundraise for college scholarships!
The Crow's Nest at Santa Cruz Harbor October 13th @ 8:30 PM Join us for our debut at
The Crow's Nest, we'll be holding down the bar the whole night!
Crystal Bay Farm with Rayburn Brothers Band and beer by Midnight Gazebo Brewing October 8th @ 4 PM On October 8th we'll be at
Crystal Bay Farm, an awesome outdoor venue. The
Rayburn Brothers Band will be there too laying down their country rock groove. AND Midnight Gazebo Brewing will be there sharing their delicious libations. All for just $10 at the
door. DON'T MISS IT.
The Blue Lagoon with Fulminante and Qiensave September 23rd @ 9 PM We'll be rocking out at The Blue Lagoon in Santa Cruz with Fulminante and
Qiensave. Come spend your Friday night on the dance floor with us! $5 at the door.
Private Party (Acoustic Set) September 23rd @ 6 PM
Mexican Independence Day Festival in Watsonville September 11th @ 1 PM We'll be joining in the Mexican Independence Day Festival at the Watsonville Civic Plaza on Sunday, September 11th. The festivals runs from 10:30am to 4pm and we take the stage from 1-1:30pm.
Pajaro Valley Pride Festival August 21st @ 12:30 PM We'll be playing at the Pajaro Valley Pride Festival at the Watsonville downtown plaza - come rock out, celebrate diversity, and join the festival! The festival
runs from 11am to 4pm, and we take the stage at 12:30pm.
JJ's Blues July 16th @ 9 PM We'll be back at
JJ's Blues in San Jose on July 16th with The Knee Deep Band and STREAM. Music starts at 9pm and we go on at 11pm.
Watsonville Skate Park Grand Opening May 21st @ 3 PM Celebrate the grand opening of the
Watsonville Skate Park at Ramsay Park in Watsonville along with us, Prodigal, Solo Grindin, and Highway Murderers!
JJ's Blues in San Jose with Fulminante May 19th @ 9 PM Come rock with us and Fulminante at JJ's Blues in San Jose on May 19th! Music starts at 9 PM.
April 9th 5:30 PM @ 2ND STREET CAFE, Watsonville, CA
February 27th 11 PM @ THE APPLETON GRILL, Watsonville, CA
February 6th 8 PM @ THE FISH HOUSE, Watsonville, CA
December 31st 8 PM @ THE AROMAS GRANGE, Aromas, CA
We are Pan Dulce - six people who love making music and putting on a great show. We are all bakers in this band, giving us a blend of diverse sounds and styles. Our music is probably best described as “rock,” but with influences from reggae, funk, punk,
ska, and blues - a sweet variety. That’s what Pan Dulce is, but you’ll only truly know if you come check us out!
Lead Vocals, Piano, & Melodica
For me, the act of singing embodies emotions from the past and present. I was born in Veracruz, Mexico and lived part of childhood there. I began playing the keyboard when I was thirteenth years old and picked up the melodica, my favorite key instrument,
more recently. I’m really inspired to sing and share the love. Speaking spanish and having Mexican roots gives me a lot to work with lyrically and musically. Being part of Pan Dulce is art, and I get to connect with the people watching
us play regardless of the language we speak. Bands and singers like, Carla Morrison, Lana Del Rey, and Radiohead are great inspirations to me. Variety comes attached to Pan Dulce. Each of us has a different musical and ethnic background,
so we like to include all the Pan. Thank you for all the love.
Trombone & Backup Vocals
Alejandro began calling himself a musician at a very young age but it wasn't until he picked up the trombone that other people started to agree with him… Over the years his trombone began to develop rich somber melodies as he played with different local
Jazz, Ska, and Rock bands. However, it was when he met the members of what would later become the band Pan Dulce that those melodies truly found their home.
Guitar, Hand Percussion, & Piano
Chris is a student of music in various forms. You might find him playing in a classical performance, or building a stage for a music festival, or mixing tracks for a badass rock group. Pan Dulce allows him to bring together this variety for some sweet
I have had the pleasure of playing bass for a few bands that have covered a broad range of styles. Stealing the odd tidbit from each of these experiences, what you hear from my bass playing is a culmination of these gathered musical nuances. I believe
I have developed a deep, expressive tone that radiates into the floorboards of any venue we make our way through. I hope you enjoy our music and show Pan Dulce some love by dancing with us at our next show!
Ryan has been playing drums for 12 years. He is a mechanical engineer by day, but dreams of rock-stardom by night. He mostly listens to and is influenced by progressive metal. His philosophy is that drums should elevate the overall song, and of course
provide a badass riff from time to time. He tries to bring energy to every song, and wants people to get up on their damn feet!
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Hands Around the Plaza event in Register-Pajaronian January 22, 2017
We were pictured in an article by the
covering the Hands Around the Plaza event in the Watsonville plaza where we played an acoustic set.
EP Release in the Register-Pajaronian November 9, 2016
wrote a short article and recorded a podcast epside about us and our EP release at
Front Page of Register-Pajaronian after Pajaro Valley Pride Festival August 22, 2016
We were on the front page of the
as part of an article covering the Pajaro Valley Pride Festival, where we performed and celebrated diversity.
Love Your Local Band column in Good Times October 12, 2016
Leading up to our first gig at
The Crow's Nest,
we were in the
Love Your Local Band
column of Santa Cruz's Good Times newspaper.