Category Archives: Ventura Music Scene

Vol. 11, No. 23 – Aug 15 – Aug 28, 2018 – Music Calendar

For more events go to VenturaRocks.com

Beach House Fish
Ventura Pier
Fri 8/17: Anna Vera
Fri 8/24: Jason Ho

Beach House Tacos
Ventura Pier
Sat 8/18: Jan Michael & the Vincents (3 pm)

Boatyard Pub
Ventura Harbor Village
Monday-Thursday 6 pm, Friday & Saturday 7 pm, Sundays 4 pm
Mondays: Milo
Tuesdays: Jason Ho
Wednesday: Mark David McKinnis
Thursdays: Bluegrass Jam
Fri 8/17: Karen Eden & Bill Macpherson
Sat 8/18: Bobby & Steve
Sun 8/19: Déjà vu Too
Fri 8/24: T-Russ & Stephen
Sat 8/25: Blue Motel Room
Sun 8/26: Two’s Company

Bombay Bar & Grill
143 S. California Street
Friday and Saturdays: DJs
Wed 8/22: Lucky Devil’s showcase

Café Fiore
66 S. California Street
Wed 8/15: Donna Butler
Thurs 8/16: Self Righteous Bros.
Fri 8/17: Instone
Sat 8/18: Action Down
Sun 8/19: Casey Jones & the Reggae Train
Tues 8/21: Donna Greene
Wed 8/22: Big Adventure
Thurs 8/23: Self Righteous Bros.
Fri 8/24: Soul Infusion
Sat 8/25: Little Alice
Sun 8/26: After the Smoke
Tues 8/28: Fabulous Hangovers

Cask Alehouse
5952 Telegraph Road
Sat 8/18: Milo Sledge
Sat 8/25: Cap Quirk

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
Mondays: Bill Macpherson
Tuesdays: The Jerry McWorter Trio
Wednesdays: Creative Open Mic Jazz Jam
Thursday: Coda jazz
Fri 8/17: Havana Cinco
Sat 8/18: Havana Cinco
Sun 8/19: Brandon Ragan Project
Fri 8/24: Martinez Brothers
Sat 8/25: Havana Cinco
Sun 8/26: Martinez Brothers

Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
593 E. Main Street
Sun 8/19: Sunday Drivers (4 pm)

Discovery
1888 Thompson Blvd
Thurs 8/16: One Drop
Fri 8/17: Diego’s Umbrella, The Velveteen Band
Sat 8/18: Waddy Wachtel Band
Tues 8/21: Josh Heinrichs w/ Skillinjah
Thurs 8/23: Pato Banton
Fri 8/24: She Wants Revenge, Captions, Detoxi
Sat 8/25: Hollywood Stones
Sun 8/26: Mighty Cash Cats

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

Four Brix Winery
2290 Eastman Avenue #109
Music 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Fri 8/17: Curtis James
Fri 8/24: Johnny & the Love Handles

Garage
1091 Scandia Avenue
Mondays: Karaoke
Sat 8/18: Fallen Fury, Astraeus, No Biggee, Sisterook
Fri 8/24: Secret Sword, Railgun, 2 Faced, Dark Vital Flames

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
Sat 8/25: Substance 8-25

Grady’s Record Refuge
1546 E. Main Street
Wed 8/15: The Sheen, Uranium Orchard, Rob Magill, Daniel Masiel

Grapes and Hops
454 E. Main Street
Wed 6 pm; Thurs 7 pm; Fri & Sat 8 pm, Sun 4 pm
Wed 8/15: The Swillys
Fri 8/17: Tex Pistols
Sat 8/18: Brandon Ragan Project
Sun 8/19: Alastair Greene
Fri 8/24: Tommy Marsh
Sat 8/25: Shawn Jones

Harbor Cove Café
1867 Spinnaker Drive
Music 4-8 pm
Thurs 8/16: 805 Allstarz
Fri 8/17: Jill Martini and the Shrunkenheads
Sat 8/18: The Rockin’ Henrys
Thurs 8/23: 805 Allstarz
Fri 8/24: Annalie & Malia Ilagan

Hong Kong Inn
435 E. Thompson Blvd
Tuesdays: Open Mic
Thursdays: Gypsy Blues Band
Fri 8/17: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Mike Eldred Trio
Sat 8/18: Camilo
Fri 8/24: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Alastair Greene Band
Sun 8/26: Del Franklin

Keynote Lounge
10245 E. Telephone Road
Tues, Wed and Sun: Karaoke
Thursdays: Open mic night
Fri 8/17: Heathers on Fire
Sat 8/18: Crosscut 805
Fri 8/24: DJ AVG
Sat 8/25: Wired

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd.
Tuesdays: Galactic Jazz
Thursdays: Mark Masson
Fri 8/17: Tom & Milo
Fri 8/24: Sam Kulchin
Sat 8/25: Boom Duo
Sun 8/26: The Swillys

Limon y Sal
598 E. Main Street
Fridays: DJ
Saturdays: DJ
Sundays: Instone (1-4 pm)

Made West Brewing
1744 Donlon Street
Thurs 6 pm; Sat 4 pm; Sun 3 pm
Thurs 8/16: Sam Kulchin
Sat 8/18: Danielle Stacy
Sun 8/19: The Inside Break
Thurs 8/23: Anna Vera
Fri 8/24: Landon Mcleod & Dakota Spencer
Sat 8/25: Foxtraxx
Sun 8/26: Cheyenne Skye

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut Street
Sat 8/18: Otep
Sun 8/19: Gavin DeGraw & Phillip Phillips
Wed 8/22: Ski Mask the Slump God
Sat 8/25: Bone Thugs N Harmony

Margarita Villa
Ventura Harbor
Fri and Sat 6 pm; Sun 4 pm
Mondays: Bobby Campbell
Tuesdays: Dave Rea
Thursdays: Keith & Friends Open Jam
Wed 8/15: Mark Masson
Thurs 8/16: Keith & Friends
Fri 8/17: Jan Michael & the Vincents
Sat 8/18: Studebaker Hawk
Sun 8/19: Doc Rogers Band
Wed 8/22: Karen Eden
Fri 8/24: The Slider
Sat 8/25: Crosscut 805
Sun 8/26: Mark Masson

Namba
47 S. Oak Street
Fri 8/17: Toy Shop Ghost
Sat 8/25: Che Apalache

O’Leary’s
6555 Telephone Road
Wed: Karaoke
Fri 6/8: Live Band Karaoke

Olivas Adobe
4200 Olivas Park Drive
Music Under the Stars
Sat 8/18: Rodeo Drive
Sat 8/25: Britain’s Finest

Paddy’s
2 W. Main Street
Wednesdays: Karaoke
Fri & Sat: DJs
Sat 8/18: Post Pride Party

Plan B Wine Cellars
3520 Arundell Circle #107
Sun 8/19: Karen Eden & Bill Macpherson
Sun 8/26: Steve Sunnarborg & Hekar Rivera duo

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
Thurs 8/23: Hickoids

Rookees Sports Bar & Grill
419 E. Main Street
Fri and Sat: Rotating DJs

Rubicon Theater
1006 E. Main Street
Sun 8/19: Samonky Sings Sinatra

Saloon BBQ
456 E. Main Street
10 pm
Fri 8/17: Lady Freaq DJ
Sat 8/18: Noble Grizwald
Sat 8/25: DJ Set

Sandbox Coffeehouse
204 E. Thompson Blvd
805-641-1025
Thurs 6 pm, Weekends noon
Thursdays Open Mic
Sat 8/18: Maggie’s Drawers
Sun 8/19: The Great Smoking Mirror
Sat 8/25: Redwing
Sun 8/26: Gene Butler Band

Sans Souci
21 S. Chestnut
Sundays: DJ Darko
Mondays: Karaoke
Tuesdays: DJ Nick Dean
Wednesdays: Open mic
Thursdays: DJ Spinobi
Fri 8/17: Corpse I Stole
Sat 8/18: Black Star
Fri 8/24: Johnny Hellhole
Sat 8/25: Raised on Vinyl

Spencer Mackenzie’s
End of Summer Block Party
806 E. Thompson Blvd.
6-10 pm
Sat 8/25: Johnny & the Love Handles, A.D.D., Mandex

Star Lounge
343 E. Main Street
Sunday music 3 -6 pm
Tues: Karaoke
Thurs: DJ Trovlbe
Fri 8/17: Power Syndicate
Sat 8/18: The Automatics
Fri 8/24: CRV
Sat 8/25: Time Bomb
Sun 8/26: Kyle Smith

The Tavern
211 E. Santa Clara Street
(805) 643-3264
Sundays: DJ Steezy Steve
Tuesdays: Karaoke
Thursdays: Get Right DJ

Topa Mountain Winery
821 W. Ojai Avenue
Sat 8/18: National Cat (5 pm)
Sun 8/19: Alan Thornhill & Martin Young (3 pm)
Sat 8/25: Crooked Eye Tommy (5 pm)
Sun 8/26: Conner Cherland (4 pm)

Ventura Promenade Park
(North of Pier)
Beachside Pride 2018
11 am – 6 pm
Sat 8/18: Echo V, Lauren Ruth Ward, Sherry Vine & Jackie Beat

Vintura at the Wine Rack
14 S. California Street
(805) 653-9463
Sundays music at 3 pm
Thurs 8/16: Karyn 805
Fri 8/17: Charlie Baker
Sat 8/18: Ventura Jazz Collective
Sun 8/19: Epitome of Dreams Duo
Thurs 8/23: Patrella
Fri 8/24: Paul Mars Black
Sat 8/25: Silva
Sun 8/26: Rick Steel Drums

Wild & Scene Film Festival
2575 Vista Del Mar
Sat 8/18: Bill Jones & J. Peter Boles, Midlife Crisis (5 pm)

Winchester’s
632 E. Main Street
(805) 653-7446
Music at 8:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm
Fri 8/17: Andy D
Sat 8/18: Frank Barajas
Sun 8/19: Medicine Hat
Fri 8/24: Dave Rea
Sat 8/25: Mandi & Johnnyboy
Sun 8/26: Tom & Milo

The 805 Bar
Ventura Harbor
Fridays: Sing-a-long with Kenny Devoe (4-6); Troy Edwards (8-11)
Saturdays: Al Macias (10 am – 1 pm); Kenny Devoe (1-7)
Sundays: Al Macias (10 am – 1 pm: Kenny Devoe (1-4)

Vol. 11, No. 23 – Aug 15 – Aug 28, 2018 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com

And the summer music keeps warming up with several more events this month. First let’s take a look at Beachside Pride 2018 on Saturday, August 18, at Promenade Park. There will be special events from Friday to Saturday but the main event will be held Saturday with music from Lauren Ruth Ward and Echo V and entertainment from drag legends Jackie Beat and Sherry Vine. General admission is $5-$10. By the way, Paddy’s will be hosting a post Pride party that evening.

Spencer Mackenzie’s Throw Down tournament continues to grow with the pot increasing every year. One of the highlights over the weekend is their End of Summer Block Party with a free live concert 6-10 pm on Saturday, August 18. This year they’ll have Johnny and the Love Handles, A.D.D. and Mandex.

The 2018 Wild & Scenic Film Festival is being held outdoors at the Ventura County Credit Union at 2575 Vista Del Mar where you’re invited to bring low-back chairs for the outdoor screening along with performances from Bill Jones & J.Peter Boles, and Midlife Crisis. This one benefits Ventura Land Trust. Get information at www.VenturaLandTrust.org.

Don’t miss the Spazmatics when they perform at the 38th annual Wings Over Camarillo Air and Car Festival on Saturday, August 18th (5-7 pm). This ultimate 80’s cover band will be family friendly and is included in the price of admission. www.WingsOverCamarillo.com.

I have a couple of upcoming events to mark on the calendar; first it’s the California Beer Festival which will be celebrating their ten-year anniversary with two days of suds and music September 15 and 16 at Plaza Park. Just announced for Saturday’s Boots and Brews Country Music Festival are Montgomery Gentry, Deana Carter, Sundance Head (Winner of NBC’s The Voice), Arnie Newman Band and Alexandria Corn. Then on Sunday you won’t want to miss Tone Loc and Sir Mix-a-Lot. Get ticket information at www.CaliforniaBeerFestival.com/Ventura.

And then it’s the 25th Anniversary of Bowlful of Blues which returns to Ojai on Saturday, September 22, with The Selwyn Birchwood Band, Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps, James Harman, Carl Sonny Leyland and Hot Roux. Tickets on sale at www.Bowlfulofblues.org

Quick notes: Grady Records Refuge has an in store performance on Wednesday, August 15 with The Sheen from Bellingham, WA, Uranium Orchard, Rob Magill and Daniel Masiel; Toy Shop Ghost will perform “art plunk” at Namba on Friday, August 17; Samonky sings Sinatra at the Rubicon on Sunday, August 19; in the house at the Ventura Theater will be Otep on Saturday, August 18, Gavin DeGraw and Phillip Phillips on Sunday, August 19, Ski Mask the Slump God on the 22nd, and Bone Thugs N Harmony on the 25th; Hickoids play Red Cove on Thursday, August 23; and Alan Thornhill and Martin Young play Topa Mountain Winery on Sunday August 19 (3 pm).

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. 22 – Aug 1 – Aug 14, 2018 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com

The Ventura County Fair is finally here!! And unlike so many other fairs around the country, the grandstand stage concerts are included in the price of admission, which you have to admit is very cool. While opening day is Wednesday, August 1, the grandstand stage concerts don’t start until Thursday, August 2 with UB40 featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey; then it’s Plain White T’s on Friday, August 3; LeAnn Rimes on Saturday, August 4; the first Sunday is Dia de la Familia starting at 3 pm with Alfredo Olivas, Ulices Chaidez and Lorenzo de Monteclaro; Sublime with Rome play Monday, August 6; two shows on Tuesday, August 7, first it’s The 5th Dimension at 1 pm, then Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons at 7:30; Boyz II Men play Wednesday, August 8; it’s Hunter Hayes on Thursday, August 9; and wrapping up the concerts on Friday, August 10, it’s Creedence Clearwater Revisited. The final two days of the fair will be a professional cowboy rodeo in the arena.

Don’t forget along with the Grandstand stage touring artists, rock out to local bands playing the Sea Breeze stage including Aaron Pax Taylor, The Rockin’ Henrys, Hard Six, Doc Rodgers Band and more. There are specials prices on several days so be sure to check out the fair’s official website (www.VenturaCountyFair.org) to map out which days you want to attend and whether you need to arrive before a certain time or not.

Meanwhile, the 38th annual Wings Over Camarillo Air and Car Festival not only features hot rides (ground and airborne), but this year will include a performance by the ultimate 80’s cover band, The Spazmatics on Saturday, August 18th. This family friendly event runs over the course of the weekend with the airshow noon to 7, the concert is scheduled 5-7 pm, and the gates open at 9 am. Find ticket information at www.WingsOverCamarillo.com.

Quick notes: Beach House Fish and Beach House Tacos are back to offering live music on most Fridays and Saturdays; enjoy an evening of Beatles covers with Doc Ventura and Earth Immigrant on Thursday, August 2 at Vintura at the Wine Rack; The Vonettes and The Right Amount of Wrong play an early show at Bombay’s on Saturday, August 4; a couple worthy tribute bands play Discovery, Blink 180True on Saturday, August 4 and Erotic City (Prince) on Saturday August 11; Kelly’s Lot returns to Four Brix on Friday, August 3; Grant Langston & the Supermodels are rescheduled at the Hong Kong Inn on Friday, August 10; Rainbow Kitten Surprise rock the Ventura Theater on Friday, August 10; Crooked Eye Tommy joins forces with Charles Law for an afternoon gig at Winchester’s on Sunday, August 12; and finally, congratulations to Charleen Morla of Dirty Rice for tying the knot last month!

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. 22 – Aug 1 – Aug 14, 2018 – Music Calendar

For more events go to VenturaRocks.com

Beach House Fish
Ventura Pier
Fri 8/3: Jeff Uzzel
Fri 8/10: Will Breman

Beach House Tacos
Ventura Pier
Sat 8/4: MidMind

Boatyard Pub
Ventura Harbor Village
Mondays: Milo
Tuesdays: Jason Ho
Wednesday: Mark David McKinnis
Thursdays: Bluegrass Jam

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

Cask Alehouse
5952 Telegraph Road
Sat 8/5: Sarah Lightman
Sat 8/11: Leslie Bixler

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
Mondays: Bill Macpherson
Tuesdays: The Jerry McWorter Trio
Wednesdays: Creative Open Mic Jazz Jam
Thursday: Coda jazz
Fri 8/3: Brandon Ragan Project
Sat 8/4: Havana Cinco
Sun 8/5: Havana Cinco
Fri 8/10: Martinez Brothers
Sat 8/11: Havana Cinco
Sun 8/12: Kenny’s House Troubadours

Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
593 E. Main Street
Sun 8/5: Sunday Drivers (4 pm)

Discovery
1888 Thompson Blvd
Thurs 8/2: Lupe Fiasco with Kota the Friend and Mickey Factz
Fri 8/3: Easy Star All-Stars
Sat 8/4: Blink-180True
Thurs 8/9: Freddie McGregor
Fri 8/10: Herbal Rootz
Sat 8/11: Erotic City

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

Four Brix Winery
2290 Eastman Avenue #109
Music 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Fri 8/3: Kelly’s Lot
Fri 8/10: Corinn Conant

Garage
1091 Scandia Avenue
Mondays: Karaoke
Thurs 8/2: Late Bloomers, The Silhouette Era, The Spires
Fri 8/10: The Rays, Species Unknown, TSR, iDecline

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 4 pm
Fri 8/3: Jade Hendrix
Sat 8/4: TD Lind
Sun 8/5: The Tossers
Fri 8/10: Jim Gustin & Truth Jones
Sat 8/11: Johnny & the Lovehandles
Sun 8/12: Dive Bar Messiahs

Harbor Cove Café
1867 Spinnaker Drive
Music 4-8 pm
Thurs 8/2: 805 Allstarz
Fri 8/3: Jill Martini and the ShrunkenHeads
Sat 8/4: Matthew Sayles
Sat 8/11: Glasgow Tiki Shakers

Hong Kong Inn
435 E. Thompson Blvd
Tuesdays: Open Mic
Thursdays: Gypsy Blues Band
Fri 8/3: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Whitey Johnson
Fri 8/10: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Grant Langston & the Supermodels
Sat 8/11: RJ Mischo cd release
Sun 8/12: Del Franklin

Keynote Lounge
10245 E. Telephone Road
Tues, Wed and Sun: Karaoke
Thursdays: Open mic night
Fri 8/3: What the Funk
Sat 8/4: Black Canyon Band
Fri 8/10: Wax Off
Sat 8/11: DJ AVG

Knights of Columbus
36 Figueroa
Sun 8/5: Old Time County Bluegrass

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd.
Tuesdays: Galactic Jazz
Thursdays: Mark Masson
Fri 8/4: The Inside Break
Sun 8/5: The Swillys
Wed 8/8: Robert Quindaro
Fri 8/10: Rob Van Jazz Trio
Sat 8/11: Jacob (After the Smoke)

Limon y Sal
598 E. Main Street
Fridays: DJ
Saturdays: DJ
Sundays: Instone (1-4 pm)

Made West Brewing
1744 Donlon Street
Thurs 6 pm; Sat 4 pm; Sun 3 pm
Thurs 8/2: Matthew Sayles
Sun 8/5: RJ Mischo & His Red Hot Blues Band
Thurs 8/9: Jade Hendrix
Sat 8/11: Kyle Swan
Sun 8/12: Sea at Lasts

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut Street
Fri 8/10: Rainbow Kitten Surprise, The Friend, Love, Sure Sure
Sat 8/11: Musical celebration of Rubicon Youth

Margarita Villa
Ventura Harbor
Fri and Sat 6 pm; Sun 4 pm
Mondays: Bobby Campbell
Tuesdays: Dave Rea
Thursdays: Keith & Friends Open Jam
Wed 8/1: Mark Masson
Fri 8/3: The Tossers
Sat 8/4: CRV
Sun 8/5: The Right Amount of Wrong
Fri 8/10: Operation 90’s
Sat 8/11: Crosscut 805
Sun 8/12: Trippin’ Wild

Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main Street
Music 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Thurs 8/2: Shay Moulder

Namba
47 S. Oak Street
Fri 8/10: Ukulele Kanipapila

O’Leary’s
6555 Telephone Road
Wed: Karaoke
Fri 6/8: Live Band Karaoke

Olivas Adobe
4200 Olivas Park Drive
Music Under the Stars
Sat 8/4: Lisa Haley & the Zydekats
Sat 8/11: Rodeo Drive

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

Plan B Wine Cellars
3520 Arundell Circle #107
Sun 8/12: Midlife Crisis

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 8/4: The Loads, The Robot Uprising, Black Adidas
Fri 8/10: Bone Maggot, Disrupted Euphoria, Bury Them Deep
Sat 8/11: Malice Thoughts, The Afraid, Enemy Proof, LFC, Moonraker

Rookees Sports Bar & Grill
419 E. Main Street
Fri and Sat: Rotating DJs

Sandbox Coffeehouse
204 E. Thompson Blvd
805-641-1025
Thurs 6 pm, Weekends noon
Thursdays Open Mic
Sat 8/4: Maggie’s Drawer
Sun 8/5: Eight Years Gone
Sat 8/11: Ruby Skye
Sun 8/12: Addison Street

Sans Souci
21 S. Chestnut
Sundays: DJ Darko
Mondays: Karaoke
Tuesdays: DJ Nick Dean
Wednesdays: Open mic
Thursdays: DJ Spinobi
Fri 8/3: Hubcap Stealers
Sat 8/4: Outlaw Inlaws
Fri 8/10: Sin Chonies

Star Lounge
343 E. Main Street
Sunday music 3 -6 pm
Tues: Karaoke
Thurs: DJ Trovlbe
Fri 8/3: Alastair Greene Band
Sun 8/5: Herbal Rootz
Fri 8/10: Red Rhythm
Sat 8/11: Shawn Jones
Sun 8/12: Irie Smile

The Tavern
211 E. Santa Clara Street
(805) 643-3264
Sundays: DJ Steezy Steve
Tuesdays: Karaoke
Thursdays: Get Right DJ
Fri 8/3: 80’s Night

Ventura County Fair
10 W Harbor Blvd
Most concerts 7:30 pm
Thurs 8/2: UB40 featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey
Fri 8/3: Plain White T’s
Sat 8/4: LeAnn Rimes
Sun 8/5: Dia de la Familia concert
Mon 8/6: Sublime with Rome
Tues 8/7: The 5th Dimension (1 pm); Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons
Wed 8/8: Boyz II Men
Thurs 8/9: Hunter Hayes
Fri 8/10: Creedence Clearwater Revisited

Ventura Harbor Village
Sun 8/12: The Mighty Cash Cats

Vintura at the Wine Rack
14 S. California Street
(805) 653-9463
Sundays music at 3 pm
Thurs 8/2: Doc Ventura & Earth Immigrant
Fri 8/3: Vanise Terry & Jon Francis
Sat 8/4: Jason Ho
Thurs 8/9: The Howling Coyote

Winchester’s
632 E. Main Street
(805) 653-7446
Music at 8:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm
Fri 8/3: Natalie Wattre
Sat 8/4: Mark Masson
Sun 8/5: Jodi Farrell
Fri 8/10: Eve’s Barbie Land
Sat 8/11: Sam Kulchin
Sun 8/12: Crooked Eye Tommy w/ Charles Law

The 805 Bar
Ventura Harbor
Fridays: Sing-a-long with Kenny Devoe (4-6); Troy Edwards (8-11)
Saturdays: Al Macias (10 am – 1 pm); Kenny Devoe (1-7)
Sundays: Al Macias (10 am – 1 pm: Kenny Devoe (1-4)

Vol. 11, No. 21 – July 18 – July 31, 2018 – Music Calendar

For more events go to VenturaRocks.com

Beach House Tacos
Ventura Pier
Fri 7/20: The Dynasties (5:30 pm inside)
Sat 7/21: Kyle Smith (3 pm outside)
Wed 7/25: Devour the Day (6 pm inside)
Sat 7/28: Jason Jo (3 pm outside)

Blue Agave
185 E. Santa Clara
Fridays: Live Mariachi Band

Boatyard Pub
Ventura Harbor Village
Tuesdays: Jason Ho
Wednesday: Mark David McKinnis
Thursdays: Bluegrass Jam
Sat 7/21: RJ Mischo
Sun 7/22: DejaVu Too

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

Café Fiore
66 S. California Street
(805) 653-1266
Wed 7/18: Big Adventure
Thurs 7/19: Self Righteous Bros.
Fri 7/20: Instone
Sat 7/21: Self Righteous Bros.
Sun 7/22: Jangala Roots
Tues 7/24: Edgar Thatcher Duo
Wed 7/25: Big Adventure
Thurs 7/26: Self Righteous Bros.
Fri 7/27: Soul Infusion
Sat 7/28: Action Down
Sun 7/29: Casey Jones & the Reggae Train

Cask Alehouse
5952 Telegraph Road
Sat 7/21: Mason Summit
Sun 7/22: GLAM
Sat 7/28: Cap Quirk

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
Mondays: Bill Macpherson presents Third Beat
Tuesdays: The Jerry McWorter Trio
Wednesdays: Creative Open Mic Jazz Jam
Fri 7/20: Havana Cinco
Sat 7/21: Havana Cinco
Sun 7/22: Martinez Brothers
Fri 7/27: Martinez Brothers
Sat 7/28: Havana Cinco

Discovery
1888 Thompson Blvd
Wed 7/18: Ballyhoo! w/ Bumpin Uglies & Tropidelic
Thurs 7/19: Legalizer
Fri 7/20: Twisted Gypsy
Sat 7/21: Leon Hendrix
Sun 7/22: Roots of a Rebellion
Fri 7/27: Hotel California
Sat 7/28: Yachtley Crew
Sun 7/29: Katastro

Downtown Ventura
Plaza Park (Santa Clara & Chestnut)
Tequila and Tacos Music Festival
Sat 7/21: DJ Cue, Dax, Adelaide, Patron Latin Rhythms
Sun 7/22: Dax, Adelaide, Mariachi Reyes

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

Four Brix Winery
2290 Eastman Avenue #109
Music 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Fri 7/20: 50 Sticks of Dynamite
Fri 7/27: Midlife Crisis

Garage
1091 Scandia Avenue
Sun 7/22: Fatty Cakes and the Puff Patries, Squid Ink

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
Sat 7/28: Manufactura Electronica night

Grapes and Hops
454 E. Main Street
Wed 6 pm; Thurs 7 pm; Fri & Sat 8 pm, Sun 4 pm
Fri 7/20: Jarrod Dickerson
Sat 7/21: Brandon Ragan Project
Sun 7/22: Tex Pistols
Wed 7/25: Bluegrass Jam
Fri 7/27: Shawn Jones
Sat 7/28: Salty Suites
Sun 7/29: Mandy & Johnny

Harbor Cove Café
1867 Spinnaker Drive
Music 4-8 pm
Thurs 7/19: Rock Cats Rock
Fri 7/20: Jill Martini and the ShunkenHeads
Sat 7/21: The Rockin’ Henrys

Hong Kong Inn
435 E. Thompson Blvd
Wednesdays: Open Mic w/ the Beers Brothers
Thursdays: Gypsy Blues Band
Fri 7/20: Jerry’s Birthday Bash
Sat 7/21: CD Release with Cloudrunns
Sun 7/22: Del Franklin
Fri 7/27: Hi Hat Entertainment Presents Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan

Keynote Lounge
10245 E. Telephone Road
Tues, Wed and Sun: Karaoke
Thursdays: Open mic night

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd.
Tuesdays: Galactic Jazz
Thurs 7/19: Mark Masson
Fri 7/20: Rob Van Trio
Sat 7/21: Cap Quirk
Sun 7/22: The Swillys
Wed 7/25: Patrick Gallagher
Thurs 7/26: Mark Masson
Fri 7/27: Doc Ventura
Sat 7/28: Bood Duo

Limon y Sal
598 E. Main Street
Friday and Saturdays: DJ
Sundays 1-4: Instone

Made West Brewing
1744 Donlon Street
Thurs 6 pm; Sat 4 pm; Sun 3 pm
Thurs 7/19: Jade Hendrix
Sat 7/21: The Inside Break
Sun 7/22: The Midtones
Thurs 7/26: Anna Vera
Sat 7/28: Alice Austin
Sun 7/29: 50 Sticks of Dynamite

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut Street
Sat 7/28: 90th Anniversary concert w/ Robot Nature, Plan Your Escape, The Velveteen Band, The Inside Break

Margarita Villa
Ventura Harbor
Fri and Sat 6 pm; Sun 4 pm
Mondays: Bobby Campbell
Tuesdays: Dave Rea
Thursdays: Keith & Friends Open Jam
Fri 7/20: James Broz
Sat 7/21: Crosscut 805
Sun 7/22: Corsican Bros.
Fri 7/27: City Nights
Sat 7/28: Reign
Sun 7/29: Blown Over

Mission Park
Main Street Downtown
Wed 7/18: Jarabe Mexicano (5 pm Free)

Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main Street
MUNCH Thursdays 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Wed 7/18: Jarabe Mexicano (noon youth performance)

Namba
47 S. Oak Street
Fri 7/20: Grupo Nematalin

O’Leary’s
6555 Telephone Road
Wed: Karaoke
Fri 7/20: Karen Eden
Fri 7/27: Frank Barajas & the Corsican Bros.
Sat 7/28: Frank Barajas & the Corsican Bros.

Olivas Adobe
4200 Olivas Park Dr
Sat 7/21: Music Under the Stars presents Blue Breeze
Sat 7/28: Music Under the Stars presents Bleeding Harp

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

Plan B Wine Cellars
3520 Arundell Circle
3-5 pm
Sun 7/22: Dale Berrington Duo

Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Mon 7/23: Ralph Mathis 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
Wed 7/18: Bucket Flush, PLOG, Goat Rhythm, Cosmic Tide
Fri 7/20: 2Faced, Ashes of the Dead, Braced 4 Impact, Up an Atom

Rookees Sports Bar & Grill
419 E. Main Street
Fri and Sat: Rotating DJs

Sandbox Coffeehouse
204 E. Thompson Blvd
805-641-1025
Thurs 6 pm, Weekends noon
Thursdays Open Mic
Sat 7/21: Mason Summit
Sun 7/22: Maggie’s Drawers
Sun 7/29: Cool House

Sans Souci
21 S. Chestnut
Sundays: DJ Darko
Mondays: Karaoke
Tuesdays: DJ Nick Dean
Wednesdays: Open mic
Thursdays: DJ Spinobi
Fri 7/20: DJ Pistolero
Sat 7/21: Bombafiya
Fri 7/27: Frame by Frame
Sat 7/28: Molkahete

Star Lounge
343 E. Main Street
Sunday music 3 -6 pm
Fri 7/20: Power Syndicate
Sat 7/21: The Bomb
Sun 7/22: The Question
Fri 7/27: Brandon Ragan Project
Sun 7/29: After the Smoke

The Tavern
211 E. Santa Clara Street
(805) 643-3264
Sundays: DJ
Tuesdays: Karaoke
Thursdays: Get Right DJ

Topa Mountain Winery
821 W. Ojai Avenue, Ojai
(805) 640-1190
Saturdays 5-7; Sundays 4-6 pm
Sat 7/21: Davey Jones and the Midnights
Sun 7/22: Shylah Ray and the Sunshine Band
Sat 7/28: Danny McGaw Band
Sun 7/29: Shennie and Cata

Ventura College Performing Arts Center
4700 Loma Vista Road
Fri 7/20: Ventura Music Festival presents: Akropolis
Sun 7/21: Ventura Music Festival presents: Perla Batalla

Winchester’s
632 E. Main Street
(805) 653-7446
Music at 8:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm
Fri 7/20: The Ventucky String Band
Sat 7/21: National Cat
Sun 7/22: RJ Mischo & Paris Slim
Fri 7/27: Tommy Marsh, Chris Chalk & John Owens
Sat 7/28: Braids & Dreads featuring Dan Grimm
Sun 7/29: Charlie Baker

The 805 Bar
Ventura Harbor
Fridays: Kenny Devoe (3 pm); Troy (8 pm)
Sundays: Al Macias (10 am); Kenny Devoe (1 pm)
Sat 7/21: Al Macias (10 am); Kenny Devoe (1 pm); Frank Barajas (8 pm)
Sat 7/28: Al Macias (10 am); Kenny Devoe (1 pm)

Vol. 11, No. 21 – July 18 – July 31, 2018 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner

VenturaRocks.com

So far this summer the weather’s been great and the music hot, once again reminding me, Ventura Rocks! Top of my “hits list” of course was this year’s Surf Rodeo. Our cowboy hats off to the one and only JD Drury for pulling off another successful event, especially when one of the headlining bands, The Untouchables had to pull out at the last moment, and JD saved the day with Bow Wow Wow!

Now we’re looking at Tequila and Tacos music festival where tequila is the starring attraction while enjoying music from DAX, Adelaide, Patron Latin Rhythms and Mariachi Reyes. This one will be held at Plaza Park (corner of Santa Clara and Chestnut) downtown Ventura over the weekend of July 21st and 22nd.

The Ventura Music Festival continues into its second and final week with Jarabe Mexicano performing a free concert at Mission Park on Wednesday, July 18, at 5 pm; you’ll want to bring blankets and chairs for this one. Then two performances will be hosted at the Ventura Performing Arts Center at Ventura College; first it’s Akropolis on Friday, July 20, and then Perla Batalla’s “Frida Kahlo Song Cycle” on Saturday, July 21. Oh! Just added, “All that Jazz” at Namba Performing Arts Space (Oak Street, Downtown) on Thursday, July 19th with seasoned pros, CODA opening with a set and to be joined by the 2018 Student Jazz Competition winners, Matthew Kuperberg, Henry Urschel and Finn Dunham. This one is free, but donations appreciated.

As a reminder, you’ll want to check in with the City of Ventura before venturing over for Music Under the Stars this year hoping to buy tickets at the door. This event gets more popular every year and as a result more and more shows are selling out such as Blue Breeze on Saturday, July 21st, but at press time, the 28th show with Bleeding Harp had not.

Beach House Tacos on the Ventura pier is offering live music on Saturdays outside with Kyle Smith on the 21st and Jason Ho on the 28th; they’ll also have live music indoors from time to time, so far they have a jazz trio, The Dynasties, on Friday, July 20th.

Discovery has a couple of interesting tribute bands lined up including Twisted Gypsy, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac, on Friday, July 20th; Hotel California, all about The Eagles, on Friday, July 27th and it’s Blink-180 True on Saturday, August 4th a tribute to, yeah you guessed it, Blink-182.

And finally, a big congratulations go out to the Ventura Theater as they celebrate their 90th anniversary on Saturday, July 28th, with a concert featuring Robot Nature, Plan Your Escape, The Inside Break, Herbal Rootz and The Velveteen Band.

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. 20 – July 4 – July 17, 2018 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com

There’s no denying it’s Summer what with the Fourth of July at hand and Surf Rodeo just around the corner, and what better to celebrate than with live music? The City’s 4th of July Downtown Street Fair, which runs 10 am – 5 pm, will not only have tons of vendors, and food, but there will be plenty of live music from The Mighty Cash Cats, Raised on Vinyl and 805 Rhythm. To avoid looking for parking, why not ride your bike? The City is providing a free bike valet on California near Main Street.

Along with their Saturday and Sunday afternoon music lineup, Topa Mountain Winery will host a fundraiser for Safety Harbor Kids on Friday, July 6 featuring Paul Barrere, Fred Tackette and friends of Little Feat; Shaky Feelin’ will open.

The Ventura Music Festival runs July 12th through the 22 at a handful of venues throughout the City. Just a couple highlights include the John Jorgenson Quintet at Olivas Adobe on Thursday, July 12; double Latin Grammy winner, Diego Garcia at the Ventura College Performing Arts Center on Friday, July 13; there will be a free concert with Jarabe Mexicano on Wednesday, July 18 at Mission Park. For the complete line up and ticket information, go to www.VenturaMusicFestival.org.

Dust off the cowboy hat and get your sunscreen ready for this year’s Surf Rodeo over the weekend of July 14th and 15th at Pierpont Beach at Seaward. There’s plenty to do between the vendors along Seaward, the surf competition, bikini cowgirl contest and the Cornhole tournament, but of course my favorite reason for going would be all the great music. Along with a bunch of amazing local bands, JD Drury is bringing Fishbone, the Long Beach Dub Allstars, Shwayze, and the Untouchables to town. Confidence is high this one will be for the books!

Quick notes: The Garage is kicking it up a notch with Hard Six and Stock Shot on Friday, July 6, it’s a full line up starting at 5 pm on Saturday, July 7 with Char-Man, Slow Season, Sweet Reaper, Glam Skanks, The Pullmen and The Birth Defects, and then the following week on Friday the 13th it’s Negative Approach, Stalag 13, Take Offense and Skullcrack; Shawn Jones returns from his most recent European tour with a show at Grapes and Hops on Saturday, July 7, and again on Saturday, July 14, at The Star Lounge; on Saturday, July 7, Art City Gallery and Studios is hosting a Summer Jam with Herbal Rootz, Bomba Fiya, Crying 4 Kafka and more, they’re asking for a $10 donation at the door; the Second Sunday Supper at Plan B Winery will feature reggae with Soltree on Sunday, July 8; and finally, it’s “Latin meets Jazz” with Justo Almario, internationally renowned jazz saxman at the Hong Kong Inn on Tuesday, July 10.

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. 20 – July 4 – July 17, 2018 – Music Calendar

For more events go to VenturaRocks.com

Art City Gallery and Studios
197 Dubbers Street
Sat 7/7: Herbal Rootz, Bombafiya, Crying 4 Kafka, Spinz

Blue Agave
185 E. Santa Clara
Fridays: Live Mariachi Band
Sat 7/7: MisUnderstood

Boatyard Pub
Ventura Harbor Village
Mondays: Milo
Tuesdays: Jason Ho
Wednesday: Mark David McKinnis
Thursdays: Bluegrass Jam

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

Café Fiore
66 S. California Street
(805) 653-1266
Thurs 7/5: Rick Whitfield
Fri 7/6: Otis Hayes
Sat 7/7: Babylon Rockers
Sun 7/8: Babylon Rockers
Tues 7/10: Bernie Meisinger
Wed 7/11: Donna Butler
Thurs 7/12: Coso Live
Fri 7/13: The Collective
Sat 7/14: Party Crashers
Sun 7/15: Casey Jones & the Reggae Train
Tues 7/17: Donna Greene

Cask Alehouse
5952 Telegraph Road
Sat 7/7: Sarah Lightman
Sun 7/8: Will Breman
Sat 7/14: Leslie Bixter
Sun 7/15: 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
Mondays: Bill Macpherson
Tuesdays: The Jerry McWorter Trio
Wednesdays: Creative Open Mic Jazz Jam
Fri 7/6: Brandon Ragan Project
Sat 7/7: Havana Cino
Sun 7/8: Kenny’s House Troubadours
Fri 7/13: Lorenzo Martinez Brothers
Sat 7/14: Havana Cino
Sun 7/15: Brandon Ragan Project

Discovery
1888 Thompson Blvd
Sat 7/7: Master of Puppets
Sun 7/8: Shaky Feelin’
Thurs 7/12: Marlon Asher
Fri 7/13: The Spazmatics
Sat 7/14: Corazon de Mana

Downtown Ventura
4th of July Street Fair
10-5 pm
Wed 7/4: Might Cash Cats, Raised on Vinyl, 805 Rhythm

El Rey Cantina
294 E. Main Street
Fridays: Xoco Moraza & Friends (5-7 pm)
Saturdays: DJs
Sat 7/7: Jan Michael and the Vincents

Four Brix Winery
2290 Eastman Avenue #109
Music 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Fri 7/6: Collette Lovejoy Band
Fri 7/13: Crooked Eye Tommy

Garage
1091 Scandia Avenue
Fri 7/6: Hard Six, Stock Shot
Sat 7/7: Char-Man, Slow Season, Sweet Reaper, Glam Skanks, The Pullmen, The Birth Defects
Fri 7/13: Negative Approach, Stalag 13, Take Offense, Skullcrack

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 7/13: Dark Synth Night

Grapes and Hops
454 E. Main Street
Wed 6 pm; Thurs 7 pm; Fri & Sat 8 pm, Sun 4 pm
Fri 7/6: Hunter & the Dirty Jacks
Sat 7/7: Shawn Jones
Sun 7/8: Morganfield Burnett
Wed 7/11: Bluegrass Jam
Fri 7/13: Jodi Farrell
Sat 7/14: Ray Jaurique
Sun 7/15: Dive Bar Messiahs

Harbor Cove Café
1867 Spinnaker Drive
Music 4-8 pm
Fri 7/6: Jill Martini and the Shrunken Heads
Sat 7/7: Warren Takahashi Trio
Sat 7/14: Rachel Sedacca’s Scarlet Fire

Hong Kong Inn
435 E. Thompson Blvd
Wednesdays: Open Mic w/ the Beers Brothers
Thursdays: Gypsy Blues Band
Fri 7/6: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Albert Lee
Sun 7/8: Del Franklin
Tues 7/10: Justo Almario
Fri 7/13: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Grant Langston & the Supermodels

Keynote Lounge
10245 E. Telephone Road
Tues, Wed and Sun: Karaoke
Thursdays: Open mic night

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd.
Tuesdays: Galactic Jazz
Thurs 7/5: Alec of Bad Leaf
Fri 7/6: The Inside Break
Wed 7/11: Mark Masson
Fri 7/13: Tom & Milo

Limon y Sal
598 E. Main Street
Friday and Saturdays: DJ
Sundays 1-4: Instone

Made West Brewing
1744 Donlon Street
Thurs 6 pm; Sat 4 pm; Sun 3 pm
Sat 7/7: Jeff Uzzel
Sun 7/8: Sea at Last
Thurs 7/12: RJ Bloke
Sat 7/14: Cap Quirk
Sun 7/15: Kyle Swan

Margarita Villa
Ventura Harbor
Fri and Sat 6 pm; Sun 4 pm
Mondays: Bobby Campbell
Tuesdays: Dave Rea
Thursdays: Keith & Friends Open Jam
Fri 7/6: James Broz
Sat 7/7: Crosscut 805
Sun 7/8: Colette Lovejoy Band
Wed 7/11: Karen Eden
Fri 7/13: Operation 70s
Sat 7/14: Rayray and the Posse
Sun 7/15: Doc Rogers Band

Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main Street
MUNCH Thursdays 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Thur 7/6: Shay Moulder

Namba
47 S. Oak Street
Sat 7/14: Duo Subito

Native Eye
On Pier 668 Harbor Blvd
Sat 7/14: Malaena Cadiz, Lake Mary, Paul DeHaven (7 pm)

O’Leary’s
6555 Telephone Road
Wed: Karaoke
Fri 7/6: The Swillys
Fri 7/13: Live Band Karaoke

Olivas Adobe
4200 Olivas Park Dr
Thurs 7/12: Ventura Music Festival presents John Jorgenson Quintet
Sat 7/14: Music Under the Stars presents British Beat

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

Pierpont Beach
End of Seaward
10 am – 9 pm
Sat 7/13: Surf Rodeo presents Fishbone, Long Beach Dub Allstars, Beebs and her Money Makers…
Sun 7/14: Surf Rodeo presents Shwayze, Joyce Manor, Yachtley Crew, The Untouchables, Highway Starr…

Pierpont Inn
550 San Jon Road
Fri 7/13: Ventura Music Festival presents Tea & Trumpets with The Festival Brass Quintet

Plan B Wine Cellars
3520 Arundell Circle
Fri 6pm; Sun 4:30 pm
Fri 7/6: Teresa Russell & Stephen Geyer
Sun 7/8: Soltree
Sun 7/15: Rob Van & Cougar Estrada

Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Mon 7/9: 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
Fri and Sat: Rotating DJs

Sandbox Coffeehouse
204 E. Thompson Blvd
805-641-1025
Thurs 6 pm, Weekends noon
Thursdays Open Mic
Sat 7/7: Redwing
Sun 7/8: Addison Street Trio
Sat 7/14: Steve Bedau
Sun 7/15: Eaton Young

Sans Souci
21 S. Chestnut
Sundays: DJ Darko
Mondays: Karaoke
Tuesdays: DJ Nick Dean
Wednesdays: Open mic
Thursdays: DJ Spinobi
Fri 7/6: DJ Pistolero
Sat 7/7: The Brutalists
Fri 7/13: King’s Revenge
Sat 7/14: Royal Lush

Star Lounge
343 E. Main Street
Sunday music 3 -6 pm
Wed 7/4: The Bomb (4-7 pm)
Thurs: DJ Trovlbe
Fri 7/6: CRV
Sat 7/7: Los Locos
Sun 7/8: Bomba Fiya
Fri 7/13: Vanise Terry Band
Sat 7/14: Shawn Jones
Sun 7/15: True Zion

The Tavern
211 E. Santa Clara Street
(805) 643-3264
Sundays: DJ Steezy Steve
Tuesdays: Karaoke
Thursdays: Get Right DJ
Sat 7/7: The Guitar & Whiskey Club; King’s Revenge
Sat 7/14: CloudRunners

Topa Mountain Winery
821 W. Ojai Avenue, Ojai
(805) 640-1190
Saturdays 5-7; Sundays 4-6 pm
Fri 7/6: Paul Barrere, Fred Tackett & Friends of Little Feat (6 pm)
Sat 7/7: Brandon Ragan Project
Sun 7/8: Amber & Smoke
Sat 7/14: The Dales
Sun 7/15: The Rose Valley Thorns

Ventura College Performing Arts Center
4700 Loma Vista Road
Fri 7/13: Ventura Music Festival presents: Diego Garcia El Twanguero
Sun 7/15: Ventura Music Festival presents: Trio Celeste

Winchester’s
632 E. Main Street
(805) 653-7446
Music at 8:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm
Fri 7/6: Ashun
Sat 7/7: Medicine Hat
Sun 7/8: Tommy Marsh with Guy Martin
Fri 7/13: Dos Dudes
Sat 7/14: The Swillys
Sun 7/15: Karen Eden

The 805 Bar
Ventura Harbor
Music at Sat & Sun
10 am Al Macias; 1 pm Kenny Devoe
Fridays 5-7: Sing-a-long with Kenny Devoe
Fridays 8 pm: Troy

Vol. 11, No. 19 – June 20 – July 3, 2018 – Music Calendar

For more events go to VenturaRocks.com

Art City Gallery and Studios
197 Dubbers Street
Fri 6/22: Sukia
Sat 6/23: Paul Abramson, Kevin Dippold

Boatyard Pub
Ventura Harbor Village
Mondays: Milo
Tuesdays: Jason Ho
Wednesday: Mark David McKinnis
Thursdays: Bluegrass Jam
Fri 6/22: Teresa Russell
Sat 6/23: Beach City Sound Club
Sun 6/24: Unkle Monkey
Fri 6/29: Blue Motel Room
Sat 6/30: Karen Eden & Bill Macpherson
Sun 7/1: The Catterwailers

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

Café Fiore
66 S. California Street
(805) 653-1266
Wed 6/20: Donna Butler
Thurs 6/21: Coso Live
Fri 6/22: Young Dempsey
Sat 6/23: Soul Infusion
Tues 6/26: Fabulous Hangovers
Wed 6/27: Big Adventure
Thurs 6/28: Edgar Thatcher Trio
Fri 6/29: David Prince Band
Sat 6/30: Soul Infusion
Sun 7/1: Jangala Roots
Tues 7/3: Jazz Expressions

Cask Alehouse
5952 Telegraph Road
Sat 6/23: Cap Quirk
Sun 6/24: GLAM
Sat 6/30: Jesse Davis
Sun 7/1: 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
Mondays: Bill Macpherson
Tuesdays: The Jerry McWorter Trio
Wednesdays: Creative Open Mic Jazz Jam
Fri 6/22: Martinez Brothers
Sat 6/23: Havana Cinco
Sun 6/24: Brandon Ragan
Fri 6/29: Native Vibe
Sat 6/30: Havana Cinco

Discovery
1888 Thompson Blvd
Thurs 6/21: Mighty Diamonds
Fri 6/22: One More From the Road
Sat 6/23: Steel Pulse
Sun 6/24: The Hubcap Steelers
Fri 6/29: Katchafire
Sat 6/30: Katchafire

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

Four Brix Winery
2290 Eastman Avenue #109
Music 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Fri 6/22: Karen Eden & Bill Macpherson
Fri 6/29: Inna Rude Mood

Garage
1091 Scandia Avenue
Thurs 6/21: Perdicion, Dante HH, The Kruegers, Malice Thoughts
Fri 6/22: Max Fite
Fri 6/29: Covered in Scars, Pink Mist, False Confession, Animals Revenge

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
Sat 6/23: Out Run the Sun Festival
Tues 6/26: 10th Annual Maximum Bob’s Memorial Open Mic

Grapes and Hops
454 E. Main Street
Wed 6 pm; Thurs 7 pm; Fri & Sat 8 pm, Sun 4 pm
Sat 6/30: Brandon Ragan Project
Sun 7/1: The Tossers

Harbor Cove Café
1867 Spinnaker Drive
Music 4-8 pm
Thurs 6/21: Rock Cats Rock

Hong Kong Inn
435 E. Thompson Blvd
Mondays: Karaoke
Wednesdays: Open Mic w/ the Beers Brothers
Thursdays: Gypsy Blues Band
Fri 6/22: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Billy Watson
Sat 6/23: Brian Faith Band
Fri 6/29: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Billy Versa and the Beaters

Keynote Lounge
10245 E. Telephone Road
Tues, Wed and Sun: Karaoke
Thursdays: Open mic night
Fri 6/22: What the Funk
Sat 6/23: Old School Band
Fri 6/29: DJ Aaron Van Gundy
Sat 6/30: Red Rhythm

Knights of Columbus
36 Figueroa Street
Sun 7/1: Old Time Country Bluegrass

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd.
Tuesdays: Galactic Jazz
Wed 6/20: Patrick Gallagher
Thurs 6/21: John Bardi & Flashman Rene
Fri 6/22: Natalie Wattre
Sun 6/24: The Swillys
Fri 6/29: Jason Ho

Made West Brewing
1744 Donlon Street
Thurs 6 pm; Sat 4 pm; Sun 3 pm
Wed 6/20: Shay Moulder
Thurs 6/21: Tom & Milo
Sat 6/23: Will Breman
Sun 6/24: The Rose Valley Thorns
Thurs 6/28: Alec Ledbetter
Sat 6/30: Shay Moulder
Sun 7/1: Bad Leaf

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut Street
Fri 6/29: The White Buffalo
Sat 6/30: Loud & Queer event

Margarita Villa
Ventura Harbor
Fri and Sat 6 pm; Sun 4 pm
Mondays: Bobby Campbell
Tuesdays: Dave Rea
Wednesdays: Karen Eden
Thursdays: Keith & Friends Open Jam
Fri 6/22: Jan Michael & the Vincents
Sat 6/23: Crosscut 805
Sun 6/24: Misunderstood
Fri 6/29: The Tossers
Sat 6/30: Reggae 805
Sun 7/1: Right Amount of Wrong

Namba
47 S. Oak Street
Fri 6/22: OK Service

O’Leary’s
6555 Telephone Road
Wed: Karaoke
Fri 6/22: Live Band Karaoke
Fri 6/29: Seaside Band

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

Pizza Chief
7770 Telegraph Road
Sun 7/1: Medicine Hat (Noon)

Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Sat 6/30: Paws for the Cause w/ Alex Nester, Mark Masson, Coso Live

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
Sun 7/1: Jane Doe & Co. (3 pm)

Rookees Sports Bar & Grill
419 E. Main Street
Fri and Sat: Rotating DJs

Saloon BBQ Co.
456 E. Main Street
Music 10 – Midnight
Fri 6/29: Mellow Grass
Sat 6/30: Lady Freaq (DJ set)

Sandbox Coffeehouse
204 E. Thompson Blvd
805-641-1025
Thurs 6 pm, Weekends noon
Thursdays Open Mic
Sat 6/23: Addison Street Trio
Sun 6/24: Maggie’s Drawers
Sat 6/30: Indakut Productions Live

Sans Souci
21 S. Chestnut
Sundays: DJ Darko
Mondays: Karaoke
Tuesdays: DJ Nick Dean
Wednesdays: Open mic
Thursdays: DJ Spinobi
Fri 6/22: The New Mexican, The Hell Toupees, Illy and the Spells, The Robot Uprising
Sat 6/23: Stevie Char
Fri 6/29: Dead of Night Reunion
Sat 6/30: Johnny Hellhole

Star Lounge
343 E. Main Street
Sunday music 3 -6 pm
Tues: Karaoke
Thurs: DJ Trovlbe
Fri 6/22: Power Syndicate
Sat 6/23: Brandon Ragan Project
Sun 6/24: The Question
Fri 6/29: Red Rhythm
Sat 6/30: Los Dudes
Tues 7/3: CRV w/ Ruben Duarte

The Tavern
211 E. Santa Clara Street
(805) 643-3264
Sundays: DJ Steezy Steve
Tuesdays: Karaoke
Metal Wednesdays
Wed 6/20: Skald, Hessian Wolf Children
Tues 6/26: Lume, Sheere, Mossbreaker
Wed 6/27: Keep Fighting, Trash, iDecline, Civilian
Fri 6/29: Rockout Cancer w/ Mayowa & Da’ Klan

Topa Mountain Winery
821 W. Ojai Avenue, Ojai
(805) 640-1190
Sat 6/23: Danny McGaw Band (5 pm)
Sun 6/24: Teresa Russell (4 pm)
Sat 6/30: Diane Miller Band (5 pm)

Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 W. Harbor Blvd
Sun 6/24: Vans Warped Tour

Vintura at the Wine Rack
14 S. California Street
(805) 653-9463
Sundays music at 3 pm
Thurs 6/21: Don Stewart
Fri 6/22: Frank Barajas & the Corsican Bros.
Sat 6/23: Jodi Farrell & Jim Rankin
Sun 6/24: Déjà vu Too
Thurs 6/28: Déjà vu Too
Fri 6/29: Rich Sheldon
Sat 6/30: Paul Mars Black
Sun 7/1: Déjà vu Too

Winchester’s
632 E. Main Street
(805) 653-7446
Music at 8:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm
Fri 6/22: Preston Smith
Sat 6/23: Karyn 805
Sun 6/24: Déjà vu Too
Fri 6/29: Corsican Bros
Sat 6/30: CRV (acoustic)
Sun 7/1: Hot Cuppa Three

The 805 Bar
Ventura Harbor
Music at noon Sat & Sun with Kenny Devoe
Fridays 5-7: Sing-a-long with Kenny Devoe
Sat 6/23: Frank Barajas (7 pm)
Fri 6/29: Troy

Vol. 11, No. 19 – June 20 – July 3, 2018 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com

It’s hard to believe this will be the final full cross-country Vans WARPED Tour before they celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2019, this according to the founder of the festival, Kevin Lyman. There are no final details on what next year will bring, but scaled back dates is definitely part of the plan. All that being said, this year, the tour once again stops in Ventura with a full line up of bands on Sunday, June 24, at the Ventura Fairgrounds. With over six stages and bands playing continuously throughout the day, you’ll need a game plan once your inside, but you won’t want to miss Simple Plan, Reel Big Fish and the Used. This year the tour will also include a stage for local artists such as Ill Repute, Stalag 13, and The Velveteen Band. General admission is $45 and tickets should still be available the day of the show; doors open at 11 AM.

Namba has launched a new series, “NambaYouth” that opens its doors to 18 years and under talent of all art forms. O.K. Service kicks off the series on Friday, June 22, featuring four Moorpark High School recent graduates playing modern Jazz. Namba is downtown at 47 S. Oak Street. Doors open at 7 with tickets $10-$20.

Quick notes: Ray Jaurique and the Uptown Brothers open for Los Lobos on Friday, June 22, at Libbey Bowl; Max Fite plays the Garage on June 22; the Out Run the Sun Festival featuring loads of Electronica music will be at the Golden China on June 23; The Rose Valley Thorns bring their style of Bluegrass to Made West Brewing on Sunday, June 24; The 10th annual Maximum Bob’s Memorial Open Mic is Tuesday, June 26 at Golden China; Lume out of Chicago will be at The Tavern on Tuesday, June 26; The White Buffalo returns to the Ventura Theater on Friday, June 29; Katchafire from New Zealand play two nights at Discovery, June 29 and June 30; Medicine Hat will be at Pizza Chief on the Eastside during the lunch time hour on Sunday July 1; Jane Doe & Co. with traditional Country will be at The Red Cove on Sunday afternoon, July 1 and finally the Star Lounge will have live music on Tuesday night, July 3 (Wednesday is Independence Day), with CRV and special guest Ruben Duarte.

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.