Music Salons in 2017

We are hosting several exciting music salons this year. Please join us for an evening of beautiful music at the legendary Mazza Castle.

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Monthly Castle Tours 2017

Take a guided historical tour led by Bridget Oates, the author of Sam’s Castle. The 1.5-hour event includes light refreshments.  After your tour, you will have time to relax with friends and family and take in the view, snap photos, and enjoy the whimsical ambiance of Sam’s Castle.

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Pacifica’s Weird and Historic Sam’s Castle (Examiner)

Sam’s Castle was featured in the San Francisco Examiner in June 2015. Have you ever driven along Highway 1 and thought your eyes were deceiving you? Right there, up on the hill is a formidable castle in Pacifica. Alas, your eyes were not deceiving you by making you think you were suddenly transported to the […]

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Castle in the News: Century-old castle in Pacifica opens for public tours

This may be the historic castle’s first time in the Los Angeles Times. A reporter got wind of the tours and gave us a nice spread with photos.

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Ghouls, Witches and Zombies Invade Pacifica Gardens Party

On October 25, 2014, zombies, witches and other assorted ghouls descended on the castle for the Pacifica Gardens Halloween Fundraiser. Two ghouls stayed behind in the castle turrets. If you happen to be walking by, take a look up in the turret windows. Who knows, you might get them to wave! Just hope they don’t follow you home.

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Castle in the News: Where the Spooky Things Are by KQED Pop

October is the perfect time of year to visit spooky places and Sam’s Castle made KQED’s list of mysterious haunts to visit in the Bay Area, alongside the Winchester Mystery House and Santa Cruz’s Mystery Spot.

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Argentinian Tango Maestros at the Castle

On October 19th, the castle was filled with the beautiful music of Trio Garufa. They entertained guests with background on the Argentinian Tango songs and their instruments. Stay tuned for a video of the event.

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Salon for Oriental Strings

Amorfia Productions co-founder Jeanette Cool hosted a “Salon for Oriental Strings” at Pacifica’s Mazza Castle on Nov. 24, 2012. Guests enjoyed an evening of music from the heart of Arabia and Spain featuring violinist Georges Lammam, flamenco guitarist Gabriel Navia, acoustic bass guitarist Miles Jay and special guest Ali Amr on the qanun, an ancient […]

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Bridget Oates reads from her book “Sam’s Castle”, Saturday May 14th

(San Jose Mercury News) If you want to traverse a true Pacifica story of romance, elegant parties, uniformed gentlemen and maybe even murder, then stop by Florey’s Saturday, May 14, 2 to 4 p.m., to meet the author and pick up a signed copy of Bridget Oates’ “Sam’s Castle.” Also check the “Sam’s Castle of […]

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“Sam’s Castle” book released

Leading local history publishers Arcadia Publishing has just released “Sam’s Castle”— a comprehensive history of the storied building the Sam Mazza Foundation is proud to call home. Thoroughly researched, and written by Pacifica resident Bridget Oates, “Sam’s Castle” is sure to dispel some popular Castle legends and confirm quite a few others. For more information, […]

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San Francisco World Music Festival

(San Francisco) – For over ten years, Door Dog Music Productions has staged innovative trail-blazing productions with master artists and youth in the Bay Area and from many countries abroad as a catalyst for cultural understanding. This Fall, experience three innovative evenings of transformation as our 11th annual San Francisco World Music Festival brings together […]

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