Y&T rocked the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on Friday night (Aug. 2), playing two shows on a beautiful California day/night for appreciative crowds as part of the Boardwalk’s ‘FREE Friday Night Bands on the Beach.’ My wife and I booked a hotel within walking distance and made our to the beach shortly before the 6:30pm show. The plan was to attend the 8:30pm show, so we prepped while walking the boardwalk. Y&T actually played two different sets, so at least we did hear and see parts of ‘Mean Streak’ and ‘Summertime Girls,’ which were missing from their second set (‘Rescue Me’ was the only track repeated in the second set). We positioned ourselves for the second show on an upper concourse, and you can watch the results below.

Guitarist John Nymann, bassist Brad Lang and drummer Mike Vanderhule were all in top form, joining Y&T leader Dave Meniketti, whose voice and lead guitar work showed he is still on top of his game. Another great set by Bay area rock legends Y&T! It was fantastic to see the ocean waves crashing in the background while rocking out on the Boardwalk!

Check out some Boardwalk and Y&T photos of the early set at www.facebook/marshallofrock/y&t Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk continues its Free Friday Night Bands on the Beach with War, followed by Foghat, Eddie Money and Papa Doo Run Run to wrap up the Summer series on August 30. www.beachboardwalk.com/concerts