COVID-19 virus harshes Santa Cruz music hall’s mellow

Felton Music Hall owner Thomas Cussins couldn’t wait to get vaccinated last spring against COVID-19, traveling to Fresno for the jab that offered hope of vanquishing the virus that had silenced the mellow rock and reggae beats in his new Santa Cruz Mountains venue less than a year after it opened.

There was plenty of pent-up demand for the Felton Music Hall’s live music in June when it began hosting concerts outdoors at nearby Roaring Camp and inside the hall. But less than two...