Category Archives: Ventura Music Scene

Vol. 11, No. 16 – May 9 – May 22, 2018 – Music Calendar

For more events go to VenturaRocks.com

Boatyard Pub
Ventura Harbor Village
Mondays: Milo
Tuesdays: Jason Ho
Wednesday: Mark David McKinnis
Thursdays: Bluegrass Jam
Fri 5/11: Teresa Russell & Stephen
Sat 5/12: CRV Trio
Sun 5/13: 805 Allstars
Fri 5/18: Corsican Brothers
Sat 5/19: RJ Mischo & Paris Slim
Sun 5/20: Ken Devoe

Bombay Bar & Grill
143 S. California Street
Friday and Saturdays: DJs

Café Fiore
66 S. California Street
(805) 653-1266
Wed 5/8: Big Adventure
Thurs 5/10: Self Righteous Bros.
Fri 5/11: Action Down
Sat 5/12: InStone
Tues 5/15: Jazz Expressions
Wed 5/16: Donna Butler
Thurs 5/17: Coso Live
Fri 5/18: Soul Infusion
Sat 5/19: David Prince Band
Tues 5/22: Donna Butler

Cask Alehouse
5952 Telegraph Road
Sat 5/12: Doc Ventura
Sun 5/13: Milo Sledge
Sat 5/19: Mason Summit
Sun 5/20: Erick Knierim

The Cave
4435 McGrath Street
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Weds & Saturdays: Varon Thomas
Thurs & Fridays: Warren Takahashi

Copa Cubana
Ventura Harbor Village
Week nights 6 pm; Weekends 7 pm; Sundays 3 pm
Tuesdays: The Jerry McWorter Trio
Wednesdays: Creative Open Mic Jazz Jam
Fri 5/11: Havana 5
Sun 5/13: Kenny’s House Troubadours
Fri 5/18: Brandon Ragan’s Project
Sat 5/19: Havana 5
Sun 5/20: Brandon Ragan

Dargan’s Irish Pub
593 E. Main Street
Sun 5/20: 4 pm Sunday Drivers

Discovery
1888 Thompson Blvd
Thurs 5/10: Fire Stick w/ Kavika G & the Cosmic Geckos
Fri 5/11: High Voltage
Wed 5/16: Mike Love with Cas Haley
Thurs 5/17: Kyle Smith band w/ Special Blend
Fri 5/18: Heavy Petty
Sun 5/20: The Outlaws, Crooked Eye Tommy

El Rey Cantina
294 E. Main Street
Fridays: Xoco Moraza & Friends (5-7 pm)

Garage
1091 Scandia Avenue
Mondays: Karaoke
Thurs 5/10: New Candys
Fri 5/11: Jason Steady & the Soft Ponies, Pety Sympathy, GRRLS…
Fri 5/18: Niantic, Actionesse, Gatto di Morte
Sat 5/19: Parker Edison & Evolve One, Soul Providers, more

Gigi’s Cocktails
2493 Grand Avenue
(805) 642-2411
Thurs, Fri & Sat: Karaoke

Golden China
760 S. Seaward
(805) 652-0688
Karaoke seven nights a week 9 pm
Tuesdays 7 pm: Open Mic

Grapes and Hops
454 E. Main Street
Wed 6 pm; Thurs 7 pm; Fri & Sat 8 pm, Sun 3 pm
Wed 5/9: Bluegrass
Thurs 5/10: The Groove Lounge
Fri 5/11: Johnny Douglas
Sat 5/12: RJ Mischo Blues Band
Sun 5/13: Stephen Inglis (11 am); Dive Bar Steve and Friends (3 pm)
Fri 5/18: Vonettes
Sat 5/19: Otis Hayes
Sun 5/20: Bob Bishop

Hong Kong Inn
435 E. Thompson Blvd
Mondays: Karaoke
Wednesdays: Open Mic w/ the Beers Brothers
Thursdays: Gypsy Blues Band
Fri 5/11: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Billy Vera & the Beaters
Sat 5/12: MisUnderstood
Fri 5/18: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Dany Franchi

Keynote Lounge
10245 E. Telephone Road
Tues, Wed and Sun: Karaoke
Thursdays: Open mic night
Fri 5/11: Pull the Trigger
Sat 5/12: Wax Off
Fri 5/18: Sean Wiggins
Sat 5/19: DJ Aaron Van Gundy

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd.
Tuesdays: Galactic Jazz
Thurs 5/10: Robert Quindaro
Sat 5/12: Boom Duo

Made West Brewing
1744 Donlon Street
Thurs 6 pm; Sat 4 pm; Sun 3 pm
Thurs 5/10: Big Tweed
Sat 5/12: Tom Buenger
Sun 5/13: Sam Kulchin
Thurs 5/17: Tom & Milo
Sat 5/19: Ventucky String Band
Sun 5/20: Will Breman

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut Street
Sun 5/13: X Ambassadors

Margarita Villa
Ventura Harbor
Fri and Sat 6 pm; Sun 4 pm
Wed 5/9: Karen Eden
Fri 5/11: Operation 90s
Sat 5/12: Cross Cut 805
Sun 5/13: Karen Eden
Mon 5/14: Bobby Campbell
Tues 5/15: Dave Rea
Wed 5/16: Karen Eden
Fri 5/18: Blown Over
Sat 5/19: Dave Bar Messiahs
Sun 5/20: Colette Lovejoy Band

Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main Street
Thurs 5/10: Munch w/ Pablo DeReyes (11:30 – 1:30)
Fri 5/11: Out of the Ashes
Sun 5/13: Camerata Pacifica
Thurs 5/17: Munch w/ Rachel Sedacca
Sat 5/19: Laurence Juber

O’Leary’s
6555 Telephone Road
Wed: Karaoke
Fri 5/11: Live Band Karaoke

Pacific View Mall
3301 E. Main Street
Fri 5/18: Food Truck Fridays w/ The Ramblers (6 pm)

Paddy’s
2 W. Main Street
Wednesdays: Karaoke
Fri & Sat: DJs

Plan B Wine Cellars
3520 Arundell Circle #107
Sun 5/13: Caught Red Handed

Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Mon 5/14: Dick Parent Band

Prime
2209 E. Thompson Blvd
Tuesdays: Danny D
Fridays: Mike Moody
Saturdays: Jessica Ash

Red Cove
1809 E. Main Street
Thursdays: Music Club Open Jam Night

Rookees Sports Bar & Grill
419 E. Main Street
(805) 648-6862
Fri and Sat: Rotating DJs

Sandbox Coffeehouse
204 E. Thompson Blvd
805-641-1025
Thurs 6 pm, Weekends noon
Thursdays Open Mic
Sat 5/12: Dan McNay
Sun 5/13: Dennis and Laura
Sat 5/19: Jacob Vossler
Sun 5/20: Bruce Mancuso

Sans Souci
21 S. Chestnut
Sundays: DJ Darko
Mondays: Karaoke
Tuesdays: DJ Nick Dean
Wednesdays: Open mic
Thursdays: DJ Spinobi
Fri 5/11: Sick Boy
Fri 5/18: Johnny Hellhole
Sat 5/19: Brutalist, Joe Normal & the Anytowners

Star Lounge
343 E. Main Street
Sunday music 3 -6 pm
Tues: Karaoke
Thurs: DJ Trovlbe
Fri 5/11: Shawn Jones
Sat 5/12: Jan Michael & the Vincents
Fri 5/18: Whiskey Stone
Sat 5/19: Automatics

Surf n’ Suds
San Buenaventura State Beach
Sat 5/19: Crosscut 805, DJ Hecktik, After the Smoke

The Tavern
211 E. Santa Clara Street
(805) 643-3264
Sundays: DJ Steezy Steve
Tuesdays: Karaoke
Metal Wednesdays
Get it Right Thursday DJs
Sat 5/12: The Shoreline
Fri 5/18: Steezy Steve
Sat 5/19: Tmii DJ

Topa Mountain Winery
821 W. Ojai Avenue, Ojai
(805) 640-1190
Music 4-6 unless otherwise noted
Sat 5/12: The Salty Suites (1-3); The Dales
Sun 5/13: Nathan McEuen
Sat 5/19: Jamie Drake
Sun 5/20; Patricia Avis Trio

Ventura County Fairgrounds
Sun 5/20; SMO – Rancho Humilde, Legado, Los Hijos de Garcia…

Ventura Comedy Club
Ventura Harbor Village
Fri 5/18: Dry Creek Strangers
Sun 5/19: Tom Scott and LA Express

Vintura at the Wine Rack
14 S. California Street
(805) 653-9463
Sundays music at 2 pm
Thurs 5/10: Stone Cold Soul
Fri 5/11: Jodi Farrell & Jim Rankin
Sat 5/12: Frank Barajas & the Corsican Bros.
Thurs 5/17: Karyn 805
Fri 5/18: James Bros.
Sat 5/19: Kevin Langdon & Friends
Sun 5/20; Toni Jannotta

Wicked’s Brew
4561 Market Street
Wed 5/9: Steve Ormond
Sat 5/12: Ashun
Wed 5/16: The Ragtime Brothers
Sat 5/19: The Swillys
Sun 5/20: The Ragtime Brothers

Winchester’s
632 E. Main Street
(805) 653-7446
Music at 8:30 pm
Fri 5/11: The James Bros.
Sat 5/12: Aaron Pax Taylor
Fri 5/18: Two’s Company
Sat 5/19: Jodi Farrell & Jim Rankin
Sun 5/20: Karen Eden (2:30-5:30)

The 805 Bar
Ventura Harbor
Music at noon Sat & Sun with Kenny Devoe
Fridays 5-7: Sing-a-long with Kenny Devoe

Vol. 11, No. 16 – May 9 – May 22, 2018 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com

I’m loving the effort to liven up downtown with businesses staying open later during May and holding special events like a Mom’s night out or a pub crawl. Kudos to the merchants! But of course, you know nothing livens up a place like live music, and you know who has been doing right? Just take a look at the venues in the Ventura Harbor! The Boatyard Pub is officially providing live music seven days a week so between the Boatyard, 805 Wine Bar, the Copa Cubana, Margarita Villa (also seven days a week), and even the Ventura Comedy Club where Tom Scott and LA Express plays time to time, the place is about as lively as you can get!

Nothing goes with warmer weather like a cold brewski, so you won’t want to miss Surf n’ Suds, the beer festival with a surf twist, on Saturday, May 19, at San Buenaventura State Beach. The daylong event not only has over 50 craft breweries, ciders and wine, but they’ll have entertainment from Crosscut 805, DJ Hecktik and After the Smoke.

It’s always a treat when Hi Hat Entertainment brings Billy Vera and the Beaters to town so you’ll want to get your tickets in advance at HiHatEntertainment.com for Friday, May 11, at the Hong Kong Inn. They’ll perform their #1 hit tune, “At this Moment” along with “Millie make some Chili” and other favorites.

It’s awesome that the Museum of Ventura County is offering more live music. On Friday, May 11, it’s “Out of the Ashes: Healing in Story and Song”; the chamber music ensemble, Camerata Pacifica, performs on Sunday, May 13; the weekly Munch series continues Thursdays afternoons where local artists perform at lunch time; and two-time Grammy winner Laurence Juber (lead guitarist for Paul McCartney’s Wings) headlines a fundraiser for the Ventura County Library Foundation on May 19. For more information and tickets, visit VenturaMuseum.org.

Quick Notes: cool shows at The Garage include the New Candys from Venice, Italy, on Thursday, May 10, and Jason Steady and the Soft Ponies from Omaha, NE, on Friday, May 11; Topa Mountain Winery in Ojai is hosting a Rose Soiree Event with music from The Salty Suites and The Dales on Saturday, May 12; Grapes and Hops hosts an earlier show on Mother’s day, Sunday, May 13 at 11 am with Stephen Inglis who will perform, “Cut the Dead some Slack” then it’s Dive Bar Steve and Friends at 3 pm; Caught Red Handed plays Plan B Wine Cellars on Sunday, May 13; Oxnard’s Strawberry Festival is over the weekend of May 19-20, and on the Main stage will be Hollywood U2, Highway Starr, Professional Americans, 40oz to Freedom and more; and finally, the Outlaws will be at Discovery on Sunday, May 20 with Crooked Eye Tommy opening.

Do you have any music-related news or upcoming shows you want help publicizing? Please send all information short or long to Pam@VenturaRocks.com, and for updated music listings daily, go to www.VenturaRocks.com.

Vol. 11, No. 15 – Apr 25 – May 8, 2018 – Ventura Music Scene

Michael McDonald at Squashed Grapes, Sunday, April 22, 2018. Photo by Pam Baumgardner

by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com

It’s out with the old and in with the new, but not just quite yet. Before their final week of jazz music in their current location, Squashed Grapes played host to none other than Michael McDonald, yes that Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers and a brilliant solo career which has spanned more than 45 years. The intimate, by-invite-only setting was held Sunday, April 22. What can I say? I love this town.

And speaking of their final week, Adam and Josh of Squashed Grapes have a stellar lineup of jazz before closing their doors while they work on the new location on Main street next to Yolanda’s. Wednesday, June 25 it’s Hans Ottsen Quartet with special guest Jacob Scesney; on Thursday it’s The Ray Mehlbaum Quartet and then finally on Friday, Doug Webb returns with drummer Danny Carey (TOOL) for a huge sendoff party.

The Ventura County Blues Festival will be held this year at the Studio Channel Islands on Saturday, April 28 with Earl Thomas, John Nemeth, Deb Ryder, Alan Wright Band, and Sandy Scott & Blues to the Bone. There will be an after party with Crooked Eye Tommy at El Rey Cantina in Camarillo.

Jeffrey Willerth, is the new director of Namba and he plans to utilize the facility at 47 South Oak Street for what is called the “Music Speaks” series. The first installment will be held on May 5 with Conjunto Tenocelomeh, a band rooted in the Son Jarocho Mexican folk music of Veracruz. Also this month, they’ll have CG Ryche, an amazing percussionist, brilliant showman and filmmaker who will perform and share his inspiring story focused on the importance of ‘perseverance’ as it relates to musicians; Duane Tudahl, author of “Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983-1984” who will explain how he got his hands on the daily recording reports from the Studios Prince visited; and Tim Wickham, a Ventura local with boundless appreciation for Hammond Organs will bring a few of his prized Hammonds and play in a trio in a historical salute to this renown musical instrument. For tickets and information go to NambaArts.com

And finally, if you haven’t already done so, don’t make any out-of-town vacation plans over the weekend of July 14th and 15th; in fact, plan for a “Staycation” for this year’s Surf Rodeo. JD Drury has started to announce the music lineup and I’m super jazzed to learn that not only will Shwayze and The Untouchables be on the bill, but the Long Beach Dub Allstars will be headlining (group features former members of Sublime). I understand a lot more bands will be added over the next month or so but we know that Highway Starr, Kyle Smith, Rising Son, Yachtley Crew, Zepp Heads and of course Raging Arb and the Redheads will be on the bill.

Do you have any music-related news or upcoming shows you want help publicizing? Please send all information short or long to Pam@VenturaRocks.com, and for updated music listings daily, go to www.VenturaRocks.com.

Vol. 11, No. 15 – Apr 25 – May 8, 2018 – Music Calendar

For more events go to VenturaRocks.com

Boatyard Pub
Ventura Harbor Village
Tuesdays: Jason Ho
Wednesdays: Mark David McKinnis
Thursdays: Blue Grass Jam

Bombay Bar & Grill
143 S. California Street
Friday and Saturdays: DJs

Café Fiore
66 S. California Street
(805) 653-1266
Wed 4/25: Big Adventure
Thurs 4/26: Fabulous Hangovers
Fri 4/27: Instone
Sat 4/28: Soul Infusion
Tues 5/1: Bernie Meisinger
Wed 5/2: Bryan McCann
Thurs 5/3: Rick Whitfield
Fri 5/4: Red Muffs
Sat 5/5: Otis Hayes

Cask Alehouse
5952 Telegraph Road
Sat 4/28: Jesse Davis
Sun 4/29: Doc Ventura
Sat 5/5: Sarah Lightman

The Cave
4435 McGrath Street
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Weds & Saturdays: Varon Thomas
Thurs & Fridays: Warren Takahashi

Copa Cubana
Ventura Harbor Village
Week nights 6 pm; Weekends 7 pm; Sundays 3 pm
Tuesdays: The Jerry McWorter Trio
Wednesdays: Creative Open Mic Jazz Jam
Saturdays: Havana 5
Fri 4/27: Lorenzo Brothers
Fri 5/4: Live Wire
Sun 5/6: Jazz Express

Dargan’s Irish Pub
593 E. Main Street
Sun 5/6: 4 pm Sunday Drivers

Discovery
1888 Thompson Blvd
Thurs 4/26: Wheeland Bros.
Fri 4/27: Righteous & the Wicked
Fri 5/4: Turn the Page
Sat 5/5: Herbal Rootz

El Rey Cantina
294 E. Main Street
Fridays: Xoco Moraza & Friends; DJ Rouge
Sat 4/28: The Caverns

Four Brix
2290 Eastman Avenue
Music 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Fri 4/27: Karen Eden & Bill Macpherson
Fri 5/4: Natalie Wattre

Gigi’s Cocktails
2493 Grand Avenue
(805) 642-2411
Thurs, Fri & Sat: Karaoke

Golden China
760 S. Seaward
(805) 652-0688
Karaoke seven nights a week 9 pm
Tuesdays 7 pm: Open Mic
Fri 5/4: Star Wars Cosplay w/ DJs

Grapes and Hops
454 E. Main Street
Wed 6 pm; Thurs 7 pm; Fri & Sat 8 pm, Sun 3 pm
Sun 5/6: The Tossers

Hong Kong Inn
435 E. Thompson Blvd
Mondays: Karaoke
Wednesdays: Open Mic w/ the Beers Brothers
Thursdays: Gypsy Blues Band
Fri 4/27: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Kelly’s Lot

Keynote Lounge
10245 E. Telephone Road
Tues & Wed: Karaoke
Thursdays: Open mic night
Fri 4/27: Black Canyon Band
Sat 4/28: DJ Aaron Van Gundy
Fri 5/4: DJ Aaron Van Gundy
Sat 5/5: Action Down

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd.
Tuesdays: Galactic Jazz
Thurs 4/26: Rob Van Jazz Trio
Fri 4/27: Sam Kulchin
Sat 4/28: Capt Quirk

Made West Brewing
1744 Donlon Street
Thurs 6 pm; Sat 4 pm; Sun 3 pm
Thurs 4/26: Anna Vera
Sat 4/28: Nobel Grizwald
Sun 4/29: Sea at Last
Thurs 5/3: Matt Sayles
Sat 5/5: Erisy Watt & Friends
Sun 5/6: RJ Mischo and his Red-hot Blues Band

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut Street
Thurs 5/3: Descendents

Margarita Villa
Ventura Harbor
Fri and Sat 6 pm; Sun 4 pm
Fri 4/27: James Broz Trio
Sat 4/28: Cross Cut 80
Mon 4/30: Bobby Campbell
Tues 5/1: Dave Rea
Wed 5/2: Karen Eden
Fri 5/4: The Tossers
Sat 5/5: ADD
Sun 5/6: Right Amount of Wrong

Namba
47 S. Oak Street
Fri 5/4: Conjunto Tenocelomeh son Jarocho Mexican

O’Leary’s
6555 Telephone Road
Wed: Karaoke
Fri 4/13: Live Band Karaoke

Paddy’s
2 W. Main Street
Wednesdays: Karaoke
Fri & Sat: DJs

Patio at Players Casino
Auto Center Drive
Thursdays: Hermano’s Herrera Trio

Plan B Wine Cellars
3520 Arundell Circle #107
Sun 5/6: Nee Sackey & Hans Ottsen

Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Mon 4/30: Wyatt Haupt

Prime
2209 E. Thompson Blvd
Tuesdays: Danny D
Fridays: Mike Moody
Saturdays: Jessica Ash

Red Cove
1809 E. Main Street
Thursdays: Music Club Open Jam Night

Rookees Sports Bar & Grill
419 E. Main Street
(805) 648-6862
Fri and Sat: Rotating DJs

Saloon BBQ Co.
456 E. Main Street
Music at 10 pm
Fri 4/27: DJ set Last Resort Club
Sat 4/28: Alonzo Delano

Sandbox Coffeehouse
204 E. Thompson Blvd
805-641-1025
Thurs 6 pm, Weekends noon
Thursdays Open Mic
Sat 4/28: Izela music
Sun 4/29: Ed Masuga
Sat 5/5: Izela Music
Sun 5/6: Ed Masuga

Sans Souci
21 S. Chestnut
Sundays: DJ Darko
Mondays: Karaoke
Tuesdays: DJ Nick Dean
Wednesdays: Open mic
Thursdays: DJ Spinobi
Fri 4/27: Divided Heaven
Fri 5/4: Hubcap Stealers
Sat 5/5: DJ Pistolera

Squashed Grapes
2351 E. Main Street
Wed 4/25: Hans Ottsen
Thurs 4/26: Ray Mehlbaum Quartet
Fri 4/27: Doug Webb feat. Danny Carey

Star Lounge
343 E. Main Street
Sunday music 3 -6 pm
Tues: Karaoke
Thurs: DJ Trovlbe
Fri 4/27: Action Down
Sat 4/28: Shawn Jones
Sun 4/29: The Question (3-6 pm)
Sun 5/6: Bomba Fiya (3-6 pm)

The Tavern
211 E. Santa Clara Street
(805) 643-3264
Sundays: DJ Steezy Steve
Tuesdays: Karaoke
Metal Wednesdays
Get it Right Thursday DJs
Fri 4/27: Cheri Domingo
Sat 4/28: Black Stripes

Topa Mountain Winery
821 W. Ojai Avenue, Ojai
(805) 640-1190
Sat 4/28: (4-6 pm) Shawn Jones
Sun 4/29: (3-5 pm) Sophie Holt
Sat 5/5: (4-6 pm) Sound Effect
Sun 5/6: (4-6 pm) National Cat

Vintura at the Wine Rack
14 S. California Street
(805) 653-9463
Sundays music at 2 pm
Thurs 4/26: Dogfish
Fri 4/27: Karyn 805
Sat 4/28: Rhythm 805
Sun 4/29: Paul McCallum
Thurs 5/3: Charlie Baker
Fri 5/4: Medicine Hat
Sat 5/5: Mark Masson

Wicked’s Brew
4561 Market Street
Wed 4/25: (6 pm) Viven Mason & Jimmy Calire
Fri 4/27: (5:30 pm) Ashun
Sun 4/29: (10:30 am) Karen Eden & Bill Macpherson
Wed 5/2: (5:30 pm) Robeka, the Harpist
Sat 5/5: (5:30 pm) Steve Ormond
Sun 5/6: (10:30 am) The Swillys

Winchester’s
632 E. Main Street
(805) 653-7446
Music at 8:30 pm
Fri 4/27: Jade Hendrix
Sat 4/28: Déjà vu
Fri 5/4: Natalie Gelman
Sat 5/5: National Cat

The 805 Bar
Ventura Harbor
Music at noon Sat & Sun with Kenny Devoe
Fridays 5-7: Sing-a-long with Kenny Devoe

Vol. 11, No. 14 – Apr 11 – Apr 24, 2018 – Music Calendar

For more events go to VenturaRocks.com

Boatyard Pub
Ventura Harbor Village
Tuesdays: Jason Ho
Wednesdays: Mark David McKinnis
Thursdays: Blue Grass Jam

Bombay Bar & Grill
143 S. California Street
Friday and Saturdays: DJs

Café Fiore
66 S. California Street
(805) 653-1266
Wed 4/11: Big Adventure
Thurs 4/12: Coso Live
Fri 4/13: Action Down
Sat 4/14: Rick Whitfield
Tues 4/17: Jazz Expressions
Wed 4/18: Donna Butler
Thurs 4/19: Self Righteous Bros.
Fri 4/20: Young Dempsey
Sat 4/21: Otis Hayes

Cask Alehouse
5952 Telegraph Road
Sat 7 pm; Sun 3 pm
Sun 4/15: Eric Knierim

The Cave
4435 McGrath Street
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Weds & Saturdays: Varon Thomas
Thurs & Fridays: Warren Takahashi

Copa Cubana
Ventura Harbor Village
Week nights 6 pm; Weekends 7 pm; Sundays 3 pm
Tuesdays: The Jerry McWorter Trio
Wednesdays: Creative Open Mic Jazz Jam
Saturdays: Havana 5
Fri 4/13: Lorenzo Brothers
Sun 4/15: Brandon Ragan Project
Sun 4/22: Karen Eden

Dargan’s Irish Pub
593 E. Main Street
Sun 4/15: 4 pm Sunday Drivers

Discovery
1888 Thompson Blvd
Wed 4/11: John 5 & the Creatures; Hero Jr. & Stomprocket
Thurs 4/12: Ital Vibes w/ Eureka Sound
Fri 4/13: The Velveteen Band, AHTCK, Soup Hat
Wed 4/18: Alborosie
Thurs 4/19: Sensamotion
Sat 4/21: The Band that Fell to Earth

El Rey Cantina
294 E. Main Street
Fridays: Xoco Moraza & Friends; DJ Rouge
Sat 4/14: DCMOFO
Sat 4/21: Rey Fresco

Four Brix
2290 Eastman Avenue
Music 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Fri 4/13: Mandii Gomez
Fri 4/20: Midlife Crisis

Garage
1091 Scandia
Thurs 4/12: Wimpy Rutherford & the Cryptics
Fri 4/13: The Lower Echelon, Guilty by Association, Jerk!
Sat 4/14: Astraeus, Molkahete, Malice Thoughts, No Biggee, Phoenixokk
Fri 4/20: The F’ing Wrath, Pink Mist, Brilliant Machine, False Claims
Sat 4/21: Publik Enema, Hymen Blasters, The Curse is Written, Rugburn

Gigi’s Cocktails
2493 Grand Avenue
(805) 642-2411
Thurs, Fri & Sat: Karaoke

Golden China
760 S. Seaward
(805) 652-0688
Karaoke seven nights a week 9 pm
Tuesdays 7 pm: Open Mic

Grapes and Hops
454 E. Main Street
Wed 6 pm; Thurs 7 pm; Fri & Sat 8 pm, Sun 3 pm
Sat 4/14: Alastair Greene
Fri 4/20: Brandon Ragan Project
Sat 4/21: Hunter & the Dirty Jacks
Sun 4/22: Cranberry Sauce

Hong Kong Inn
435 E. Thompson Blvd
Mondays: Karaoke
Thursdays: Gypsy Blues Band
Fri 4/13: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Andy T Band featuring Alabama Mike
Sat 4/14: Brad Stewart & the Hellhounds
Sun /15: (2:30 pm) Medicine Hat CD release party; Honey Owl, Brothers Fortune, Matt Sayles
Fri 4/20: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Morry Sochat & the Memphis Kings
Sat 4/21: MisUnderstood

Keynote Lounge
10245 E. Telephone Road
Tues & Wed: Karaoke
Thursdays: Open mic night
Fri 4/13: Coz Bros.
Sat 4/14: Action Down
Fri 4/20: Rick Miller Band
Sat 4/21: Sean Wiggins

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd.
Tuesdays: Galactic Jazz
Thurs 4/12: Robert Quindaro
Sat 4/14: Jason Ho
Sun 4/15: Kirby Ai
Fri 4/20: The Inside Break
Sat 4/21: Jacob (After the Smoke)

Made West Brewing
1744 Donlon Street
Thurs 6 pm; Sat 4 pm; Sun 3 pm
Thurs 4/12: Sam Kulchin
Sat 4/14: Corey Leiter
Sun 4/15: The Inside Break
Thurs 4/19: Big Tweed
Sat 4/21: Tom Buenger
Sun 4/22: Will Breman

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut Street
Thurs 4/12: Nightwish
Thurs 4/19: The Expendables

Margarita Villa
Ventura Harbor
Fri and Sat 6 pm; Sun 4 pm
Fri 4/13: Broad Street Band
Sat 4/14: Operation 90s
Sun 4/15: Doc Rogers Band
Sat 4/21: Dive Bar Messiahs
Sun 4/22: CRV

Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main Street
Sun 4/22: Camerata Pacifica presents: Auerbach & Schubert

O’Leary’s
6555 Telephone Road
Wed: Karaoke
Fri 4/13: Live Band Karaoke

Paddy’s
2 W. Main Street
Wednesdays: Karaoke
Fri & Sat: DJs

Patio at Players Casino
Auto Center Drive
Thursdays: Hermano’s Herrera Trio
Sat 4/21: Mighty Cash Cats

Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Mon 4/16: Tropic Star
Mon 4/23: Dick Parent Trio

Prime
2209 E. Thompson Blvd
Tuesdays: Danny D
Fridays: Mike Moody
Saturdays: Jessica Ash

Red Cove
1809 E. Main Street
Thursdays: Music Club Open Jam Night
Fri 4/13: Hey Satan, Pink Droid, Underlings, Town Troubles
Sat 4/14: The Barn Burners, The Tenderloin
Sat 4/21: (6:15 pm) Malice Thoughts, Upper/Downer, 3 Day Holocaust, Fun Abuse, Hiding Inside Victims, The Antidonts, Escape from the Zoo

Rookies Sports Bar & Grill
419 E. Main Street
(805) 648-6862
Fri and Sat: Rotating DJs

Saloon BBQ Co.
456 E. Main Street
Music at 10 pm
Wed 4/11: DJ Steezy Steve
Fri 4/13: Wild Coast
Sat 4/14: Noble Grizwald
Fri 4/20: DJs Corey Perez and Eric Lee Anderson
Sat 4/21: The Shorelines

Sandbox Coffeehouse
204 E. Thompson Blvd
805-641-1025
Thurs 6 pm, Weekends noon
Thursdays Open Mic
Sat 4/14: The Furious Seasons
Sun 4/15: Ruby Skye
Sat 4/21: Total Recluse
Sun 4/22: Thadeus Gonzalez

Sans Souci
21 S. Chestnut
Sundays: DJ Darko
Mondays: Karaoke
Tuesdays: DJ Nick Dean
Wednesdays: Open mic
Thursdays: DJ Spinobi
Fri 4/13: Kings Revenge
Sat 4/14: DJ Pistolero
Fri 4/20: Stevie Char
Sat 4/21: We Govern We

Squashed Grapes
2351 E. Main Street
Thurs 4/12: Sabine Trio
Fri 4/13: Mike & Al Velasquez
Sat 4/14: The Barrelhouse Wailers
Thurs 4/19: L.J. and the Boyz
Fri 4/20: The White Blinds

Star Lounge
343 E. Main Street
Sunday music 3 -6 pm
Tues: Karaoke
Thurs: DJ Trovlbe
Fri 4/13: Los Dudes
Sat 4/14: Jan Michael & the Vincents
Sun 4/15: After the Smoke
Fri 4/20: Mini Driver Band
Sat 4/21: Automatics

The Tavern
211 E. Santa Clara Street
(805) 643-3264
Sundays: DJ Steezy Steve
Tuesdays: Karaoke
Metal Wednesdays
Get it Right Thursday DJs
Fri 4/13: Rich Sheldon
Sat 4/14: I Want my 80s
Fri 4/20: Soul Infusion
Sat 4/21: Operation 90s

Topa Mountain Winery
821 W. Ojai Avenue, Ojai
(805) 640-1190
Sat 4/14: (4-6 pm) Love Musket
Sun 4/15: (3-5 pm) Karen Eden
Sat 4/21: (4-6 pm) The Harlequins
Sun 4/22: (1-3 pm) Natalie Gelman

Ventura College Performing Arts Center
4700 Loma Vista Road
Fri and Sat 7:30 pm; Sun 2:30 pm
Fri 4/13: The Mikado
Sat 4/14: The Mikado
Sun 4/15: The Mikado

Vintura at the Wine Rack
14 S. California Street
(805) 653-9463
Sundays music at 2 pm
Thurs 4/12: Dogfish
Fri 4/13: Mark Masson
Sat 4/14: Kevin Langdon & Friends
Sun 4/15: Epitome of Dreams
Thurs 4/19: Andy D
Fri 4/20: Tommy Quayle
Sat 4/21: Rich Sheldon
Sun 4/22: Toni Jannotta

Wicked’s Brew
4561 Market Street
Wed 4/11: (6 pm) Vivien Mason & Jimmy Calire
Sat 4/14: (5:30 pm) Steve Ormond
Fri 4/20: (5:30 pm) The Ragtime Brothers
Sat 4/21: (10:30 am) Ashun; (5:30 pm) Jodi Farrell & Jim Rankin
Sun 4/22: (10:30 am) Karen Parkhouse & Hot Cuppa Three

Winchester’s
632 E. Main Street
(805) 653-7446
Music at 8:30 pm
Fri 4/13: Jodi Farrell & Jim Rankin
Sat 4/14: Vanise Terry
Fri 4/20: Braids & Dreads feat. Dan Grimm
Sat 4/21: The Swillys

The 805 Bar
Ventura Harbor
Music at noon Sat & Sun with Kenny Devoe
Fridays 5-7: Sing-a-long with Kenny Devoe

Vol. 11, No. 14 – Apr 11 – Apr 24, 2018 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com

This time of year, we all wait with bated breath for the musical line up for the summer concert season. While the Ventura County Fair has not yet released their roster, tickets for Music Under the Stars at the Historic Olivas Adobe, are now on sale. The series kicks off on July 14 with British Beat, a British invasion tribute band, and winds down on September 1 with Janeen Puente and her Latin Orchestra. Go to VenturaRocks.com for bands and dates.

Ventura’s Earth Day Eco Fest will be held at a new location this year at Plaza Park on Saturday, April 21, from 10 am – 4pm. This free community Earth Day Celebration features all day live music and entertainment, over 100 green vendors, a kid’s zone with recycled crafts & face paint, food trucks, all day free YOGA, green cars and more!!! Music provided by Jade Hendrix, Sea at Last, Anchor and Bear, Grace Fellows, Shelby Figueroa and Pacific Sound. Oh! And of course, there will be a full-time bike valet on site.

If you dig the sounds of true blue authentic Country women, then don’t miss Nashville Gal and her tribute to the women of Nashville at the Rubicon featuring Melissa Hammans on Saturday, April 14, with a Sunday matinee on April 15. Hammans will cover tunes from Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn.

Hi Hat Entertainment continues to bring the talent to town on Friday nights at the Hong Kong Inn. On April 13, they have the multi-award winning Andy T Band featuring Alabama Mike with Anson Funderburgh; on April 20th, it’s Chicago’s finest blues harmonica with Morry Sochat and the Memphis Kings; on April 27th it local favorite roadhouse rock & blues with Kelly’s Lot; and you won’t want to miss the return of Billy Vera & the Beaters performing their #1 hit song, “At this Moment” on May 11. Get your advance tickets at HiHatEntertainment.com.

Quick Notes: Ventura College Performing Arts will perform Gilbert & Sullivan’s musical, The Mikado April 13-April 15; Medicine Hat’s CD release party is Sunday April 15 (2:30 pm) at the Hong Kong Inn; The Hymen Blasters play The Garage on Saturday April 21 with Publik Enema, The Curse is Written (out of Portland) and Rugburn; Rey Fresco’s 10-year anniversary bash will be at El Rey Cantina on Saturday, April 21; and Cranberry Sauce featuring nothing but The Beatles, will return to Grapes and Hops Sunday, April 22.

And as a final note, don’t forget we have a vital free service for our musically inclined youth. Notes for Notes, in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs, produces tomorrow’s musicians by providing a fully stocked recording studio where blossoming artists can explore, create and record music absolutely free. Find out more online at NotesForNotes.org/Ventura.

Do you have any music-related news or upcoming shows you want help publicizing? Please send all information short or long to Pam@VenturaRocks.com, and for updated music listings daily, go to www.VenturaRocks.com.

Vol. 11, No. 13 – Mar 28 – Apr 10, 2018 – Music Calendar

For more events go to VenturaRocks.com

Boatyard Pub
Ventura Harbor Village
Mondays: Milo Sledge
Tuesdays: Jason Ho
Wednesdays: Mark David McKinnis
Thursdays: Blue Grass Jam
Fri 3/30: Teresa Russell
Sat 3/31: Beach City Sound Club

Bombay Bar & Grill
143 S. California Street
Friday and Saturdays: DJs

Café Fiore
66 S. California Street
(805) 653-1266
Wed 3/28: Big Adventure
Thurs 3/29: Self Righteous Bros.
Fri 3/30: Alex Nester
Sat 3/31: Little Alice

Cask Alehouse
5952 Telegraph Road
Music at 7 pm
Sat 3/31: Sarah Lightman
Sat 4/7: Cap Quick

The Cave
4435 McGrath Street
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Weds & Saturdays: Varon Thomas
Thurs & Fridays: Warren Takahashi

Copa Cubana
Ventura Harbor Village
Week nights 6 pm; Weekends 7 pm; Sundays 3 pm
Tuesdays: The Jerry McWorter Trio
Wednesdays: Creative Open Mic Jazz Jam
Sat 3/31: Havana Cinco

Dargan’s Irish Pub
593 E. Main Street
Sun 4/1: 4 pm Sunday Drivers

Discovery
1888 Thompson Blvd
Thurs 3/29: Kavika G & the Cosmic Geckos w/ Keith Cain
Fri 3/30: Shaky Feelin’
Sat 3/31: 2 pm OzoKidz; 8 pm Ozomatli
Thurs 4/5: Reggae Fusion
Fri 4/6: Twisted Gypsy
Sat 4/7: Backyard Bash w/ Matisyahu, Hirie, Leilani Wolfgramm, Dirty Rice, Arise Roots, The Main Squeeze, Diego’s Umbrella
Sun 4/8: Triboo Festival w/ Queen Nation, Which One’s Pink, Led Zepplica, Pettybreakers, Hollywood Stones, High Voltage, Sgt. Pepper, Santeria

El Rey Cantina
294 E. Main Street
Thursdays: Acoustic Sets
Fridays: Xoco Moraza & Friends; DJ Rouge
Saturdays: Sin Chonies

Four Brix
2290 Eastman Avenue
Music 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Fri 4/6: Fish Fry

Garage
1091 Scandia
Fri 3/30: B and the Hive; His Eyes have Fangs

Gigi’s Cocktails
2493 Grand Avenue
(805) 642-2411
Thurs, Fri & Sat: Karaoke
Sat 3/17: Deaf Pilots

Golden China
760 S. Seaward
(805) 652-0688
Karaoke seven nights a week 9 pm
Tuesdays 7 pm: Open Mic
Fri 3/30: Word of Mouth Familyu, Sessions LA, Build the Momentum, Fallout

Grapes and Hops
454 E. Main Street
Wed 6 pm; Thurs 7 pm; Fri & Sat 8 pm, Sun 3 pm
Fri 3/30: Shawn Jones Trio
Sat 3/30: Barrelhouse Wailers
Sun 4/1: The Tossers

Hong Kong Inn
435 E. Thompson Blvd
Mondays: Karaoke
Wednesdays: Open mic night w/ Beer Brothers
Thursdays: Gypsy Blues Band
Fri 3/30: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Big Sandy and the R&B Boogaloo
Fri 4/6: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Jimmy Z and the Ztribe
Sat 4/7: Blackstar

Keynote Lounge
10245 E. Telephone Road
Tues & Wed: Karaoke
Thursdays: Open mic night
Fri 3/30: Sean Wiggins
Sat 3/31: Wax Off

Knights of Columbus
36 Figueroa Street
Sun 4/8: 2:30 pm Old-Time Country Bluegrass

Iron and Resin
324 E. Main Street
Sat 3/31: Ironstock at noon – The Shorelines, Channel, Nobel Grizwald, Brother Earl, Danielle Stacy, the Inside Break, Moonily, Western Waters

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd.
Tuesdays: Galactic Jazz
Fri 3/30: Natalie Wattre
Sat 3/31: Mark Masson & Phriends

Limon y Sal
598 E. Main Street
(805) 628-3868
Thursdays: DJ Scratch

Made West Brewing
1744 Donlon Street
Thurs 6 pm; Sat 4 pm; Sun 3 pm
Thurs 3/29: Conner Cherland
Sat 3/31: Western Waters
Sun 4/1: Alice Austin

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut Street
Thurs 3/29: Todrick Hall
Fri 4/6: Bone Thugs N Harmony
Sat 4/7: Circa Survive, Hail the Sun

Margarita Villa
Ventura Harbor
Fri and Sat 6 pm; Sun 4 pm
Sat 3/31: Kyle Smith Band
Sun 4/1: Right Amount of Wrong
Fri 4/6: Blown Over
Sat 4/7: Reign
Sun 4/8: Trippin’ Wild

O’Leary’s
6555 Telephone Road
Wed: Karaoke

Paddy’s
2 W. Main Street
Wednesdays: Karaoke
Fri & Sat: DJs

Patio at Players Casino
Auto Center Drive
Thursdays: Hermano’s Herrera Trio
Fri 3/30: Vanise Terry Band
Sat 3/31: Brandon Ragan Project

Prime
2209 E. Thompson Blvd
Tuesdays: Danny D
Fridays: Mike Moody
Saturdays: Jessica Ash

Red Cove
1809 E. Main Street
Thursdays: Music Club Open Jam Night
Fri 3/30: Blackstar

Rookees Sports Bar & Grill
419 E. Main Street
(805) 648-6862
Fri and Sat: Rotating DJs

Saloon BBQ Co.
456 E. Main Street
Music at 10 pm
Fri 3/30: DJ Lady Freaq
Sat 3/31: Dante Elephante
Fri 4/6: Anchor & Bear

Sandbox Coffeehouse
204 E. Thompson Blvd
805-641-1025
Thurs 6 pm, Weekends noon
Thursdays Open Mic
Sat 3/31: Izela Music
Sat 4/7: Peasant Boy
Sun 4/8: Ryan Zimmerman

Sans Souci
21 S. Chestnut
Sundays: DJ Darko
Mondays: Karaoke
Tuesdays: DJ Nick Dean
Wednesdays: Open mic
Thursdays: DJ Spinobi
Fri 3/30: Sin Chonies
Sat 3/31: Glam Skanks, the Cretins, Kill Em with Kerosene

Squashed Grapes
2351 E. Main Street
Fri 3/30: Emilio Barkett
Sat 3/31: Larry Cossid & his Studio C Band

Star Lounge
343 E. Main Street
Tues: Karaoke
Thurs: DJ Trovlbe
Fri 3/30: Mini Driver Band
Sat 3/31: Big River

The Tavern
211 E. Santa Clara Street
(805) 643-3264
Sundays: DJ Steezy Steve
Tuesdays: Karaoke
Metal Wednesdays
Get it Right Thursday DJs
Fri 3/30: Wild Coast w/ Young Million
Sat 3/31: Soul Infusion
Wed 4/4: Idecline, Plot, The Kane Gang

Topa Mountain Winery
821 W. Ojai Avenue, Ojai
(805) 640-1190
Music 3-5 pm
Sat 3/31: Crooked Eye Tommy

Ventura Fairgrounds
10 W. Harbor Blvd
Fri 4/6: Skull & Roses Festival
Sat 4/7: Skull & Roses Festival
Sun 4/8: Skull & Roses Festival

Vintura at the Wine Rack
14 S. California Street
(805) 653-9463
Sundays music at 2 pm
Thurs 3/29: Andy D
Fri 3/30: Epitome of Dreams
Sat 3/31: Frank Barajas & Corsican Bros.
Fri 4/6: Frank Barajas & Corsican Bros.
Sat 4/7: Rebel Rose
Sun 4/8: Toni Jannotta

Winchester’s
632 E. Main Street
(805) 653-7446
Music at 8:30 pm
Fri 3/30: Déjà vu Too
Sat 3/31: Jade Hendrix
Fri 4/6: Two’s Company
Sat 4/7; National Cat

The 805 Bar
Ventura Harbor
Music at noon Sat & Sun with Kenny Devoe
Fridays 5-7: Sing-a-long with Kenny Devoe
Fri 3/30: Carlo
Sat 3/31: Carlo

Vol. 11, No. 13 – Mar 28 – Apr 10, 2018 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com

I’m so happy it’s finally Spring because with it comes longer and warmer days and just in time for Discovery’s Backyard Bash on Saturday, April 7. The all-day concert kicks off at 12:30 pm with loads of Reggae bands on the bill including Matisyahu, Hirie, Leilani Wolfgramm, Diego’s Umbrella, Rising Son and others with an afterparty that evening featuring Dirty Rice and The Main Squeeze. The following day, Discovery is hosting what they call Triboo Festival with nothing but tribute bands on the bill: Queen Nation, What One’s Pink, Led Zepplica, Pettybreakers, Hollywood Stones, High Voltage, Sgt. Pepper and Santeria.

The Skull & Roses Festival returns to the Ventura Fairgrounds for three days over the weekend of April 6 through April 8 with about twenty performances (and I’m understanding they won’t be overlapping this year). Some of the bands scheduled to perform are Cubensis, Jerry’s Middle Finger, Golden Gate Wingmen, 9 Mile Skid and Circles Around the Sun.

Champagne on Main falls on Saturday, March 31 which begins with the Spring Street Fair throughout downtown starting at 11 am and then the bubbly event starts flowing from 3 to 6 pm at participating venues throughout downtown culminating with a dance party at the intersection of California and Main.

Iron and Resin on Main Street are looking to raise funds for Help California on Saturday, March 31 with an event called Ironstock. In the house will be The Shorelines, Channel, Noble Grizwald, Brother Earl, the Inside Break, Danielle Stacy, Moonily and Western Waters. This one kicks off at noon in their backyard. There is no cover and it falls on the same day as Champagne on Main.

Quick notes: With the warmer weather, Margarita Villa in the Harbor is back to offering more music over the weekend; Ozomatli (and an earlier performance of OzoKidz!) returns to Discovery on Saturday, March 31; B and the Hive have a stop on their current tour at The Garage on Friday, March 30 (they’ve previously opened for Elvis Costello, Chris Isaak, The Goo Goo Dolls…) the opening band His Eyes Have Fangs includes skateboard legend, Tony Alva; Emilio Barkett will be holding his CD release party at Squashed Grapes on Friday, March 30. Stephanie Franco has teamed with up JT Medlen and they’re calling themselves “Two’s Company” with their first gig at Winchesters on Friday, April 6.

And finally, it’s with a heavy heart that I pass along the news that our music community has lost another valued member. The tributes to Ryan Thomas on social media have been truly moving, he touched so many lives; he was one of those consummate musicians who jammed and played on so many different projects and with so much enthusiasm. It’s truly a loss to our music community; he was way too young.

Do you have any music-related news or upcoming shows you want help publicizing? Please send all information short or long to Pam@VenturaRocks.com, and for updated music listings daily, go to www.VenturaRocks.com.

Vol. 11, No. 12 – Mar 14 – Mar 27, 2018 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com

You won’t want to miss the return of the Preachers Blues Band when they reunite for Thomas Fire relief show at the Hong Kong Inn on Saturday, March 17. It’s been almost five years and it may not happen again for who knows how long! I’m hearing many musicians who have sat in with the band in the past are on board to perform too including Rick Reeves, Guy Martin, Ashford Gordon, Ray Jaurique, Preston Smith, Kelly Zirbes, Perry Robertson, Glade Rassmussen, John Fincham, Jerry Briener, Ian McFadyan, Jodi Farrell and more!

A popular event every year as a precursor to the Ventura Music Festival is the Student Jazz competition. Judges will award cash prizes to three of Southern California’s best high school jazz musicians and they’ll be invited to perform during the Festival’s run. The competition this year will be held at Squashed Grapes on Sunday, March 18, at 2 pm. While this one is free, donations for the Young Artists Fund will be gratefully appreciated.

Beware the bagpipers throughout the day at different venues on Saturday, March 17, but as St. Patrick’s Day actually falls on a Saturday, there will also be plenty of music during the St. Patrick’s Day parade on Main Street downtown Ventura. Get the entire family there early so you can get a good seat to cheer on the participating entrees. It’s always a hoot!

Quick notes: Opera Santa Barbara is offering a free performance on Friday, March 16 during the lunch hour at EP Foster Library; Donavon Frankenreiter plays Discovery on Friday, March 16; The Galactic Polecats play Sans Souci on Saturday, March 17; Cranberry Sauce debuts at Grapes and Hops on Sunday, March 18, offering music by The Beatles; The Majestic Ventura Theater has Flogging Molly on Monday, March 19, and Ministry on Friday, March 23; The Phantom Pomps CD release party at the Hong Kong Inn is on Saturday, March 24; Tickets for Frost and Fire IV have gone on sale for three nights at the Ventura Theater October 4, 5 and 6th with Cirith Ungol, Gygax, Night Demon, Screamer and more on the bill; the Ventura County Concert band holds one of their annual free shows at the Ventura High School Auditorium on Sunday afternoon, March 18, at 3 pm, this one is called “Simply…the Masters”; and ARC of Ventura is holding their annual “Let’s Go Out” event at Bombay’s on Sunday, March 24, with Fish Fry, the Vonettes and Seth Pettersen and Friends.

And finally, VenturaRocks.com is celebrating their 9th anniversary serving the community. There are a number of changes coming soon including the listing of only live music along with the inclusion of venues from neighboring cities.

Do you have any music-related news or upcoming shows you want help publicizing? Please send all information short or long to Pam@VenturaRocks.com, and for updated music listings daily, go to www.VenturaRocks.com.

Vol. 11, No. 12 – Mar 14 – Mar 27, 2018 – Music Calendar

For more events go to VenturaRocks.com

Blue Agave Restaurant
185 E. Santa Clara Street
Music at 3 pm
Sun 3/18: Misunderstood
Boatyard Pub
Ventura Harbor Village
Mondays: Milo Sledge
Tuesdays: Jason Ho
Wednesdays: Mark McGinis
Thursdays: Blue Grass Jam
Fri 3/16: Teresa Russell
Sat 3/17: Kenny Devoe
Sun 3/18: Jason Ho
Fri 3/23: Tom & Milo
Sat 3/24: Karen Eden & Bill Macpherson
Sun 3/25: Unkle Monkey

Bombay Bar & Grill
143 S. California Street
Friday and Saturdays: DJs
Sat 3/24: ARC’s Let’s go Out with Fish Fry, The Vonettes, Seth Pettersen & Friends

Café Fiore
66 S. California Street
(805) 653-1266
Wed 3/14: Big Adventure
Thurs 3/15: Coso Live
Fri 3/16: Self Righteous Bros.
Sat 3/17: Holgers Heroes
Tues 3/20: Jeanne Tatum
Wed 3/21: Donna Butler
Thurs 3/22: Self Righteous Bros.
Fri 3/23: Instone
Sat 3/24: Self Righteous Bros.
Tues 3/27: Mari Nobre

Cask Alehouse
5952 Telegraph Road
Music at 7 pm
Sat 3/17: Milo Sledge

The Cave
4435 McGrath Street
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Weds & Saturdays: Varon Thomas
Thurs & Fridays: Warren Takahashi

Copa Cubana
Ventura Harbor Village
Week nights 6 pm; Weekends 7 pm; Sundays 3 pm
Tuesdays: The Jerry McWorter Trio
Wednesdays: Creative Open Mic Jazz Jam
Sat 3/17: Havana Cinco
Sun 3/18: Brandon Ragan Project
Fri 3/23: Lorenzo Martinez
Sat 3/24: Havana Cinco
Sun 3/25: Karen Eden

Cork
1930 E. Main Street
Music at 6 pm
Fri 3/23: Medicine Hat

Dargan’s Irish Pub
593 E. Main Street
Sat 3/17: Bagpipe players throughout the day
Sun 3/18: 4 pm Sunday Drivers

Discovery
1888 Thompson Blvd
Wed 3/14: Fortunate Youth, Ballyhoo, Tatank
Thurs 3/15: Earthkry w/ The Question
Fri 3/16: Donavon Frankenreiter, Matt Grundy
Sat 3/17: The Upbeat
Sun 3/18: 4 pm Groove Session
Thurs 3/22: Mike Pinto
Fri 3/23: Karla
Sun 3/25: 7 pm Chainksa Brassika

El Rey Cantina
294 E. Main Street
Fridays: Xoco Moraza & Friends
Saturdays: DJ Erock

Four Brix
2290 Eastman Avenue
Music 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Fri 3/16: Fido
Fri 3/23: JJ Frank duo

Garage
1091 Scandia
Thurs 3/15: Eye of Solitude, Marche Funebre, Stratma
Fri 3/16: The Birth Defects, Easy Death, Divola, Infiltrator, Malice Thoughts
Sat 3/17: Sweet Reaper, Ottofix, Hayley & the Crushers

Gigi’s Cocktails
2493 Grand Avenue
(805) 642-2411
Thurs, Fri & Sat: Karaoke
Sat 3/17: Deaf Pilots

Golden China
760 S. Seaward
(805) 652-0688
Karaoke seven nights a week 9 pm
Tuesdays 7 pm: Open Mic

Grapes and Hops
454 E. Main Street
Wed 6 pm; Thurs 7 pm; Fri & Sat 8 pm, Sun 3 pm
Thurs 3/15: Curt Bisquera & Tariqh Akoni
Fri 3/16: Dan Grimm
Sat 3/17: Brandon Ragan Project
Sun 3/18: CranBerry Sauce
Fri 3/23: Mario Calire Quartet
Sat 3/24: Diane Miller Band
Sun 3/25: Mandy & Johnny

Hong Kong Inn
435 E. Thompson Blvd
Mondays: Karaoke
Wednesdays: Open mic night w/ Beer Brothers
Thursdays: Gypsy Blues Band
Fri 3/16: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Shari Puorto w/ Barry Goldberg
Sat 3/17: Preachers Blues Band
Fri 3/23: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Debbie Davies w/ Teresa James
Sat 3/24: Phantom Pomps CD release party

Keynote Lounge
10245 E. Telephone Road
Tues & Wed: Karaoke
Thursdays: Open mic night
Fri 3/16: Coz Broz
Sat 3/17: Pull the Trigger
Fri 3/23: Cross Cut
Sat 3/24: What the Funk

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd.
Tuesdays: Galactic Jazz
Sat 3/17: Jason Ho
Thurs 3/22: Sam Kulchin
Fri 3/23: Jade Hendrix
Sat 3/24: Matt Sayles

Limon y Sal
598 E. Main Street
(805) 628-3868
Thursdays: DJ Scratch
Made West Brewing
1744 Donlon Street
Thurs 6 pm; Sat 4 pm; Sun 3 pm
Thurs 3/15: Anna Vera
Sat 3/17: Jeremy Ferrara
Sun 3/18: Shaky Feelin’
Thurs 3/22: Cap Quirk
Sun 3/25: Sea at Last

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut Street
Mon 3/19: Flogging Molly
Fri 3/23: Ministry

Margarita Villa
Ventura Harbor
Fri and Sat 6 pm; Sun 3 pm
Sat 3/17: Cross Cut
Sun 3/18: Blown Over
Fri 3/23: James Broz
Sat 3/24: Dive Bar Messiahs
Sun 3/25: Mark Masson & Friends

O’Leary’s
6555 Telephone Road
Wed: Karaoke
Fri 3/23: Live Band Karaoke

Paddy’s
2 W. Main Street
Wednesdays: Karaoke
Fri & Sat: DJs

Patio at Players Casino
Auto Center Drive
Thursdays: Hermano’s Herrera Trio
Fri 3/16: CRV
Sat 3/17: Crooked Eye Tommy

Prime
2209 E. Thompson Blvd
Tuesdays: Danny D
Fridays: Mike Moody
Saturdays: Jessica Ash

Red Cove
1809 E. Main Street
Thursdays: Music Club Open Jam Night
Sat 3/17: All-a-Blur, The Kane Gang, SRA, The Navanax, Rugburn, The Hell Toupees

Rookees Sports Bar & Grill
419 E. Main Street
(805) 648-6862
Fri and Sat: Rotating DJs

Sandbox Coffeehouse
204 E. Thompson Blvd
805-641-1025
Thurs 6 pm, Weekends noon
Thursdays Open Mic
Sat 3/17: Ruby Skye
Sat 3/24: Dan McNay

Sans Souci
21 S. Chestnut
Sundays: DJ Darko
Mondays: Karaoke
Tuesdays: DJ Nick Dean
Wednesdays: Open mic
Thursdays: DJ Spinobi
Fri 3/16: DJ Pistolero
Sat 3/17: Galactic Polecats
Fri 3/23: If it Kills You
Sat 3/24: Corpse I Stole

Squashed Grapes
2351 E. Main Street
Wed 3/14: Meridian Trio
Thurs 3/15: Nee Sackey
Fri 3/16: Bruce Lett
Sat 3/17: Parade Band
Sun 3/18: 2 pm, Ventura Music Festival Student Jazz Competition
Tues 3/20: Jazz Jam
Thurs 3/22: Mezcal Martini
Fri 3/23: Brad Rubuchin
Sat 3/24: RJ Root

Star Lounge
343 E. Main Street
Tues: Karaoke
Thurs: DJ Trovlbe
Fri 3/16: Brandon Ragan Project
Sat 3/17: Shawn Jones Trio
Fri 3/23: The Bomb
Fri 3/24: Power Syndicate

The Tavern
211 E. Santa Clara Street
(805) 643-3264
Sundays: DJ Steezy Steve
Tuesdays: Karaoke
Metal Wednesdays
Get it Right Thursday DJs
Fri 3/16: Seaside Band
Sat 3/17: DJ
Fri 3/23: Old Soul
Sat 3/24: Black Stripes

Topa Mountain Winery
821 W. Ojai Avenue, Ojai
(805) 640-1190
Music 3-5 pm
Sat 3/17: The Diane Miller Band
Sun 3/18: Omar Velasco
Sat 3/24: Shawn Jones
Sun 3/25: Patricia Avis Trio

Ventura Fairgrounds
10 W. Harbor Blvd
Fri 3/16: Banda MS

Ventura High School
2 N. Catalina Street
Sun 3/18: 3 pm Ventura County Concert Band

Vintura at the Wine Rack
14 S. California Street
(805) 653-9463
Sundays music at 2 pm
Thurs 3/15: Dogfish
Fri 3/16: Vanise Terry Band
Sat 3/17: 805 Rhythm
Sun 3/18: Marxx & Milo
Thurs 3/22: Doc Ventura & Earth Immigrant
Fri 3/23: Rich Sheldon
Sat 3/24: Déjà vu Too
Sun 3/25: Nick Justiniano

Winchester’s
632 E. Main Street
(805) 653-7446
Music at 8:30 pm
Fri 3/16: Preston Smith
Sat 3/17: Aaron Pax Taylor
Fri 3/23: Madeline Deveroux
Sat 3/24: The Swillys

The 805 Bar
Ventura Harbor
Music at noon Sat & Sun with Kenny Devoe
Fridays 5-7: Sing-a-long with Kenny Devoe
Fri 3/23: Karen Eden