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Vol. 12, No. 3 – Nov 7 – Nov 20, 2018 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com

I am sorry to report that Hi Hat Entertainment has decided to close their “figurative” doors once the Hong Kong Inn closes their literal doors at the end of November. As a supporter of the music scene, I do my best to report what’s good and what’s right about our music community, but I would be remiss if I didn’t give a hearty shout out and thanks to Jerry and Jan McWorter who have brought us amazing Blues shows to Ventura the past ten years. I was hoping they would continue after finding another home base, but after some soul searching they have decided to pull the plug. Meanwhile, the shows will continue for a few more Friday nights with Morry Sochat featuring Mondo Cortez on November 9, Shari Puorto Band on November 16, and a huge blow out farewell show on November 23 with Deke Dickerson & the Eccofonics, Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps as well as Hot Roux featuring two-time Grammy award winner, Albert Lee.

Ones to Watch Productions have been busy bringing a number of shows to the area, the next one will feature Chris Pierce and The Brambles in an intimate setting at the Ojai Underground on Friday, November 9.

Just a word of warning about December 1 as there are several events planned on the same day. Let’s start with Totally Local VC’s One-Year Thomas Fire Remembrance concert at the Libbey Bowl with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; then there’s the 4 Kids 2 Kids’ 18th annual toy drive and concert at the Ventura Beach Club with Ray Jaurique and the Uptown Brothers; and finally “the social event of the year” with the holiday street fair and Ventura Winter Wine Walk downtown Ventura. All three events promise to be a good time, so choose wisely!

Quick Notes: Joe Vandenberg, singer/songwriter, will be at Namba on Friday, November 9; The Ventura Theater has Andy Grammer on Friday, November 9, The Selector on Saturday, November 10 and SuicideGirls on Saturday, November 17; The Freedom Ledges with their unique brand of dirty Blues and Rock & Roll will be at Oak and Main on Saturday, November 10; Noble Grizwald return to Saloon BBQ on Saturday, November 10; Allvaret from Sweden play The Garage on Saturday, November 17; Yachtley Crew cruise into Discovery on Saturday, November 17; and Broadway star, Lesli Margherita, plays the Rubicon Theater for two days in a brand new concert, “This Broad’s Way” on November 17 and 18th.

And finally, my condolences going out to family, friends and musicians who are grieving the loss of George Hawkins, Jr. who passed away after a lengthy illness on October 26, 2018. He touched many a soul, was a musician’s musician and a good friend to so many.

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. 12, No. 3 – Nov 7 – Nov 20, 2018 – Music Calendar

Music Calendar
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Ambrosia by Caffrodite
1987 E. Main Street
Music 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Fri 11/9: Steve Williams
Fri 11/16: Brad Strickland

Boatyard Pub
Ventura Harbor Village
Tuesday-Thursday 6 pm, Friday & Saturday 7 pm
Tuesdays: Jason Ho
Wednesday: Karen Eden & the Bad Apples
Thursdays: Bluegrass Jam
Fri 11/9: Teresa Russell & Stephen|
Sat 11/10: Karen Eden
Fri 11/16: Troy Edwards
Sat 11/17: Karen Eden & Bill Macpherson

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

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 4 pm
Sat & Suns: Al Macias (11-2 pm)
Tuesdays: Jerry McWorter Trio
Fri 11/9: Native Vibe
Sat 11/10: Havana Cinco
Sun 11/11: Jerry McWorter Trio
Fri 11/16: House Arrest
Sun 11/18: Brandon Ragan Project

Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
593 E. Main Street
Sun 11/18: Sunday Drivers (4 pm)

Discovery
1888 Thompson Blvd
Thurs 11/8: 40 oz to Freedom
Fri 11/9: Through the Roots, Kyle Smith
Sat 11/10: Shaky Feelin’
Sun 11/11: Cash’d Out
Thurs 11/15: Sensi Trails
Fri 11/16: One More for the Road
Sat 11/17: Yachtley Crew

Duke’s Griddle n Grill
1124 S. Seaward
Wednesdays: Karaoke

El Rey Cantina
294 E. Main Street
Fridays: Xoco Moraza & Friends (6-8 pm), DJ
Saturdays: DJ

Garage
1091 Scandia Avenue
Sat 11/10: Cuddlefish, the Gosh Darns and Grapevine
Sat 11/17: Allvaret

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 & Thurs 6 pm; Fri & Sat 8 pm, Sun 4 pm
Fri 11/9: Shawn Jones Trio
Sat 11/10: Jim Guston
Sun 11/11: Morganfield Burnett
Fri 11/16: Brandon Ragan Project
Sat 11/17: Dive Bar Messiahs
Sun 11/18: Tex Pistols

Hong Kong Inn
435 E. Thompson Blvd
Thursdays: Gypsy Blues Band
Fri 11/9: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Morry Sochat featuring Mondo Cortez
Sat 11/10: Dead Collective Society
Sun 11/11: Del Franklin
Fri 11/16: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Shari Puorto Band
Sun 11/18: Good Nothings

Keynote Lounge
10245 E. Telephone Road
Tues, Wed and Sun: Karaoke
Thursdays: Open mic night
Fri 11/9: What the Funk
Sat 11/10: Gunner
Fri 11/16: Action Down
Sat 11/17: Pull the Trigger

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd.
Tuesdays: Open mic
Sun 11/11: The Swillys (4 pm)

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 11/8: RJ Bloke
Sat 11/10: The Inside Break
Sun 11/11: Sea at Last
Thurs 11/15: Conner Cherland
Sat 11/17: Cap Quirk

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut Street
Fri 11/9: Andy Grammer
Sat 11/10: The Selector
Sat 11/17: SuicideGirls

Namba
47 S. Oak Street
Fri 11/9: Joe Vandenberg

Oak and Main
419 E. Main Street
Sat 11/10: The Freedom Ledges

O’Leary’s
6555 Telephone Road
Wed: Karaoke

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

Plan B Wine Cellars
3520 Arundell Circle
4:30 – 7 pm
Sun 11/11: Ray Jaurique & the Uptown Brothers (4:30 pm)
Sun 11/18: Rob Van & Cougar Estrada (3 pm)

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

Rubicon Theater
1006 E. Main Street
Wed – Sundays: Return to the Forbidden Planet

Saloon BBQ
456 E. Main Street
10 pm
Fri 11/9: Lady Freqq
Sat 11/10: Noble Grizwald
Fri 11/16: DJ Set
Sat 11/17: Alonzo Delano

Sandbox Coffeehouse
204 E. Thompson Blvd
805-641-1025
Thurs 6 pm, Weekends noon
Thursdays Open Mic
Sat 11/17: Zoe Wildgust

Sans Souci
21 S. Chestnut
Sundays: DJ Darko
Mondays: Karaoke
Tuesdays: DJ Nick Dean
Wednesdays: Open mic
Thursdays: DJ Spinobi
Fri 11/9: Kyle Smith
Sat 11/10: Sin Chonies
Fri 11/16: DJ Pistolero
Sat 11/17: Corpse I Stole

The Tavern
211 E. Santa Clara Street
(805) 643-3264
Sundays: DJ Steezy Steve
Tuesdays: Karaoke
Thursdays: Get Right DJ
Sat 11/17: Sick Boy

Topa Mountain Winery
821 W. Ojai Avenue
Music 3-5 pm
Sat 11/10: Brandon Ragan Project
Sun 11/11: Mark Masson & Phriends
Sat 11/17: National Cat
Sun 11/18: Patricia Avis Trio

Ventura Music Festival
Temple Beth Torah
7620 Foothill Road
11/11: Bernstein Tribute featuring Patricia Lathrop-McPherson, Steve Perren, Helen Farson (4 pm)

Vintura at the Wine Rack
14 S. California Street
(805) 653-9463
Sundays music at 3 pm
Wed 11/7: Art Farmers
Thurs 11/8: Drew Zaragoza
Fri 11/9: Mark Masson
Sat 11/10: Rich Sheldon & Friends
Sun 11/11: Toni Jannotta Jazz Trio
Wed 11/14: Nick Justiniano
Thurs 11/15: Cameron Schubert Strings
Fri 11/16: Los Dudes
Sat 11/17: Déjà vu Too
Sun 11/18: Epitome of Dreams
Winchester’s
632 E. Main Street
(805) 653-7446
Music at 8:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm
Fri 11/9: Vanise Terry
Sat 11/10: Jodi Farrell & Jim Rankin
Sun 11/11: Acoustic Crossroads w/ Crooked Eye Tommy
Fri 11/16: Karen 805
Sat 11/17: Andy D
Sun 11/18: The Catterwailers

The 805 Bar
Ventura Harbor
Fridays: Troy Edwards (8-11)
Saturdays: Kenny Devoe (2-7)
Sundays: Kenny Devoe (2-6)

Vol. 12, No. 2 – Oct 24 – Nov 6, 2018 – Music Calendar

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Blue Agave
185 E. Santa Clara Street
Sat 11/3: Misunderstood (3 pm)

Boatyard Pub
Ventura Harbor Village
Monday-Thursday 6 pm, Friday & Saturday 7 pm
Mondays: Milo
Tuesdays: Jason Ho
Wednesday: Mark David McKinnis
Thursdays: Bluegrass Jam
Fri 10/26: Teresa Russell & Stephen
Sat 10/27: Karen Eden & Park

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

Café Fiore
66 S. California Street
Wed 10/24: Big Adventure
Thurs 10/25: Coso Live
Fri 10/26: Front Loaders
Sat 10/27: Alex Nestor
Tues 10/30: Taboo

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 4 pm
Sat & Suns: Al Macias (11-2 pm)
Tuesdays: Jerry McWorter Trio
Fri 10/26: Brandon Ragan Project
Sat 10/27: Havana Cinco
Sun 10/28: Karen Eden

Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
593 E. Main Street
Sun 11/4: Sunday Drivers (4 pm)

Discovery
1888 Thompson Blvd
Thurs 10/25: Bomba Fiya
Fri 10/26: High Voltage
Fri 11/2: Queen Nation
Sat 11/3: Cubensis

Duke’s Griddle n Grill
1124 S. Seaward
Wednesdays: Karaoke

El Rey Cantina
294 E. Main Street
Fridays: Xoco Moraza & Friends (6-8 pm), DJ
Saturdays: DJ

Four Brix Winery
2290 Eastman Avenue
Music 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Fri 10/26: Karen Eden & Bill Macpherson
Fri 11/2: Inna Rude Mood

Garage
1091 Scandia Avenue
Fri 10/26: The Robot Uprising, Uber Death, Last Point
Sat 10/27: Sick Boy, The Rip Katz
Sat 11/3: Drac, Swamp Rats

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 10/27: Klientel, Brand B, Sickness

Grapes and Hops
454 E. Main Street
Wed & Thurs 6 pm; Fri & Sat 8 pm, Sun 4 pm
Wed 10/24: Bluegrass
Thurs 10/25: Kelly’s Lot & Big Wilson
Fri 10/26: Shawn Jones Trio
Sat 10/27: Dianne Miller Band
Sun 10/28: Gentleman’s Blues Club
Thurs 11/1: The Session w/ Tommy Marsh featuring Mark Sells
Sun 11/4: The Tossers

Hong Kong Inn
435 E. Thompson Blvd
Thursdays: Gypsy Blues Band
Wed 10/24: Doug Webb Group w/ Danny Carey (TOOL)
Fri 10/26: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Lenny Goldsmith
Sat 10/27: Beers Brothers, Hot Cuppa Three, Sin Chonies, Bomba Fiya, Identity Crisis & more…
Sun 10/28: Del Franklin
Fri 11/2: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Shawn Jones

Keynote Lounge
10245 E. Telephone Road
Tues, Wed and Sun: Karaoke
Thursdays: Open mic night
Fri 10/26: Crosscut 805
Sat 10/27: Pull the Trigger

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd.
Tuesdays: Open mic
Sat 10/27: Kyle Rising

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 10/25: Tom & Milo
Fri 10/26: Anchor & Beer
Sun 10/28: Will Breman
Thurs 11/1: Matt Sayles
Sat 11/3: The Dynasties
Sun 11/4: The Detroit Sportsmen’s Congress

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut Street
Sat 10/27: Tech N9ne
Sun 10/28: Panteon Rococo
Wed 10/31: Morrissey
Thurs 11/1: Mazzy Star
Sun 11/4: The Struts

Margarita Villa
Ventura Harbor
Fri and Sat 6 pm; Sundays 4 pm
Fri 10/26: Corsican Brothers
Sat 10/27: Crosscut 805
Sun 10/28: CRV
Sun 11/4: Mark Masson & Friends

Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main Street
Sun 11/4: Camerata Wind Artists (3 pm)

Namba
47 S. Oak Street
Sat 11/3: Kiki Ebsen’s Healing Equine Ranch Benefit Concert

O’Leary’s
6555 Telephone Road
Wed: Karaoke

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

Plan B Wine Cellars
3520 Arundell Circle
4:30 – 7 pm
Sun 10/28: Ignition

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 10/27: Expain

Rubicon Theater
1006 E. Main Street
Wed – Sundays: Return to the Forbidden Planet

Saloon BBQ
456 E. Main Street
10 pm
Fri 10/26: Noble Grizwald
Sat 10/27: Grapevine
Fri 11/2: Funk Friday DJ set
Sat 11/3: The Colour Coast, Oak Palace

Sandbox Coffeehouse
204 E. Thompson Blvd
805-641-1025
Thurs 6 pm, Weekends noon
Thursdays Open Mic
Sat 10/27: Bryan Sinklier
Sun 10/28: Sasha Alcott
Sat 11/3: Liv Waters

Sans Souci
21 S. Chestnut
Sundays: DJ Darko
Mondays: Karaoke
Tuesdays: DJ Nick Dean
Wednesdays: Open mic
Thursdays: DJ Spinobi
Fri 10/26: Big Dictator
Sat 10/27: All-a-Blur, Burn, Hymen Blasters, Voo Doo Dawn

Star Lounge
343 E. Main Street
Sunday music 3 -6 pm
Tues: Karaoke
Thurs: DJ Trovlbe
Fri 10/26: CRV
Sat 10/27: Arockalyse Now
Wed 10/31: CRV

The Tavern
211 E. Santa Clara Street
(805) 643-3264
Sundays: DJ Steezy Steve
Tuesdays: Karaoke
Thursdays: Get Right DJ
Wed 10/24: Ex-Cult, VNLVX, Easy Death
Fri 11/2: I Want my 80s

Topa Mountain Winery
821 W. Ojai Avenue
Saturdays 5 pm; Sundays 3 pm
Sun 10/28: Patricia Avis Trio

Ventura Beach Club
281 W Main Street
Sat 10/27: Barrelhouse Wailers

Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 W. Harbor Blvd
Fri 10/26: La Arrolladora

Ventura High School
2 N. Catalina Street
Sun 11/4: Ventura County Concert Band (3 pm)

Vintura at the Wine Rack
14 S. California Street
(805) 653-9463
Sundays music at 3 pm
Thurs 10/25: Art Farmers
Fri 10/26: Tommy Quayle
Sat 10/27: The James Bros.
Sun 10/28: Jazz Brothers
Thurs 11/1: Rob Van Trio
Fri 11/2: Tommy Quayle
Sat 11/3: Mark Masson

Winchester’s
632 E. Main Street
(805) 653-7446
Music at 8:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm
Fri 10/26: Medicine Hat
Sat 10/27: Carlos Fontaine
Fri 11/2: Ventucky String Band w/ Christian Gallo
Sat 11/3: National Cat
Sun 11/4: Hot Cuppa Three

The 805 Bar
Ventura Harbor
Fridays: Troy Edwards (8-11)
Saturdays: Kenny Devoe (2-7)
Sundays: Kenny Devoe (2-6)

Vol. 12, No. 2 – Oct 24 – Nov 6, 2018 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com

It’s hard to keep up with when and where all the Halloween parties are this year as venues have been mixing it up providing spooky fun not only the weekend before, but even a few weeks ahead of the actually day. Just know this, you most likely won’t be alone when dressing up on any given day leading up to Halloween. Just a couple of parties of note on Friday, October 26: there’s the annual Halloween Hoedown at Sans Souci with All-A-Blur, Hymen Blasters and more, Leashless has Kyle Rising, at the Keynote you’ll find Classic Rock with Crosscut 805 and Anchor and Bear will play a Halloween show performing the 1969 rooftop Beatles concert at Made West Brewing.

Moving on to Saturday, October 27, the Hong Kong Inn has music all day long starting at 1 pm with over a half dozen bands including Sin Chonies, Beers Brothers, and Hot Cuppa Three; the Darling Dames 3rd annual Halloween Bash will be at The Garage with Sick Boy and The Rip Katz, and The Barrelhouse Wailers will be the featured band for a Halloween “Spookeasy” swing dance party at the Ventura Beach Club.

And then on Sunday, Mick Stover presents a Gentlemen Blues Club production, Jumpin’ Jack Benny, at Grapes and Hops from 4-7 pm. You may know Mick as the bass player for Dive Bar Messiahs, well he’s super stoked to be bringing this award-winning act to Ventura for an afternoon of dancing to Rockin’ Blues, and yes, there will be a Halloween costume contest as well.

Halloween night? All bets are off. Get out, have fun and hopefully music will be involved.

Ambrosia by Caffrodite, recently located at 1987 E. Main Street in midtown Ventura, has launched a Friday night dinner and music weekly series for those who prefer organic Vegetarian and Vegan dinners with light music. Already lined up are Steve Williams, Greg Korzen and Brad Strickland.

Queen Nation returns to Ventura County for a show at Discovery on Friday, November 2, just in time to coincide with the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody in theaters the same day. I recommend you hold off on the movie, and see these guys live first.

Quick Notes: Doug Webb with Danny Carrey (Tool) play the Hong Kong Inn, Wednesday, October 24; Morrisey will play the Ventura Theater on Halloween night with Mazzy Star on the following evening; Tommy Marsh’s the Session this month will feature Mark Sells at Grapes and Hops on Thursday, November 1; and finally, the Ventura County Concert Band will hold their free annual Veteran’s concert featuring patriot music at the Ventura High School Auditorium on Sunday, November 4.

And finally, Mark Hartley tells me the Star Lounge is closed temporarily for just a remodel and cleanup. No need to worry they’ll be back before long with the patio being a part of the bar as well!

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. 12, No. 1 – Oct 10 – Oct 23, 2018 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com

Every now and then an event is planned where a special milestone is celebrated; and so it goes with Army of Freshmen’s 20th anniversary hometown show at Discovery on Saturday, October 13. Earlier this year, they played dates in Europe to commemorate the occasion by touring with Bowling for Soup and Lit, but when they returned, they kept getting hit up with “What about your hometown?!!” This is a big deal, so get out and support. And if by chance you’ve never ventured out to see them live, do yourself a favor and don’t miss this one. Advance tickets are only $10, night of the show, $15 at the door.

You may have noticed on social media a new venue called Oak and Main, and while the location is a few doors down from Oak, it’s definitely on Main Street having taken over where Rookees used to be. The great news is that they plan on offering live music, case in point, they’ll have D.on Darox and the Melody Joy Bakers on Friday, October 12. I’m so looking forward to having more live music downtown, especially since losing Zoey’s, The Watermark, Amigos and The Good Bar the past few years.

Vintura at the Wine Rack will host a Breast Cancer Fund-raiser with breast cancer survivor, Karyn 805 on Friday, October 12 from 8-11 pm. They’ll donate 25% of net proceeds to the Ventura Cancer Resource Center as well as all of Karyn’s tips for local women who need assistance with treatment.

All ye men and women: get out the kilts and head over for fun, games and Celtic music at the Seaside Highland Games over the weekend of October 13 and 14 at Seaside Park. The music will abound throughout both days on multiple stages with such acts as The Angry Brians, Ploughboys, Hidden Fifth, The Brown Sisters, LA Fife and Drum, Three for Joy as well as many more acts. The event runs 9 to 5, but Saturday night, you’ll want to continue the fun and stop in at Grapes and Hops for a special performance from The Angry Brians.

Quick notes: Ben Katzman’s DeGreaser out of Florida has a date at the Hong Kong Inn on Wednesday, October 10; Plan B Winery celebrates their 6th anniversary with Native Vibe on Sunday, October 14; new punk bands on the scene will play The Garage including Soul Wring, Section 5, and Ran Aground on Wednesday, October 17; Necrodancer from France will be at Red Cove on Friday, October 19; The Spazmatics will be at Discovery, Friday, October 19; Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians at Ventura Theater on Friday, October 19; and 50 Sticks of Dynamite will play a benefit concert for Step Up Ventura at Ventura Center for Spiritual Living on Saturday, October 20.

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. 12, No. 1 – Oct 10 – Oct 23, 2018 – Music Calendar

For more events go to VenturaRocks.com

Boatyard Pub
Ventura Harbor Village
Monday-Thursday 6 pm, Friday & Saturday 7 pm
Mondays: Milo
Tuesdays: Jason Ho
Wednesday: Mark David McKinnis
Thursdays: Bluegrass Jam
Fri 10/12: Teresa Russell
Sat 10/13: Two’s Company
Fri 10/19: Corsican Bros.
Sat 10/20: Karen Eden & Bill Macpherson

Bombay Bar & Grill
143 S. California Street
Friday & Saturdays: DJs
Sat 10/13: Brothers Fortune

Café Fiore
66 S. California Street
Wed 10/10: Donna Butler
Thurs 10/11: Rick Whitfield
Fri 10/12: Instone
Sat 10/13: Self Righteous Bros.
Tues 10/16: Edgar Thatcher
Wed 10/17: Big Adventure
Thurs 10/18: Self Righteous Bros.
Fri 10/19: David Princes Party Crashers
Sat 10/20: Otis Hayes
Tues 10/23: Donna Greene

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 4 pm
Sat & Suns: Al Macias (11-2 pm)
Tuesdays: Jerry McWorter Trio
Fri 10/12: House Arrest
Sat 10/13: Havana Cinco
Sun 10/14: Jerry McWorter Trio
Fri 10/19: Amistad
Sat 10/20: Amistad
Sun 10/21: Brandon Ragan Project

Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
593 E. Main Street
Sun 10/21: Sunday Drivers (4 pm)

Discovery
1888 Thompson Blvd
Thurs 10/11: Kyle Smith w/ Joey Harkum
Fri 10/12: Mark Farina
Sat 10/13: Army of Freshmen 20th Anniversary Hometown show
Sun 10/14: E.N Young w/ Bombafiya, Dr. Sucio
Thurs 10/18: the Late Ones w/ Dr. Sucio
Fri 10/19: The Spazmatics

Duke’s Griddle n Grill
1124 S. Seaward
Wednesdays: Karaoke

El Rey Cantina
294 E. Main Street
Fridays: Xoco Moraza & Friends (6-8 pm), DJ
Saturdays: DJ

Four Brix Winery
2290 Eastman Avenue
Music 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Fri 10/12: Fish Fry
Fri 10/19: Midlife Crisis

Garage
1091 Scandia Avenue
Wed 10/10: The Heartlights, Grapevine, Moonily
Fri 10/12: Six Pack of Doom, Disrupted Euphoria, Asylum, T.S.R.
Sat 10/13: Doom, Phobia, No Divide
Wed 10/17: Soul Wring, Section 5, Ran Aground
Sat 10/20; The Hell Toupees, Dead End Drive In, The Downsides

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 & Thurs 6 pm; Fri & Sat 8 pm, Sun 4 pm
Wed 10/10: Bluegrass
Fri 10/12: RJ Mischo & His Red Hot Blues Band
Sat 10/13: The Angry Brians
Sun 10/14: Brandon Ragan
Wed 10/17: The Swillys
Fri 10/19: Crooked Eye Tommy
Sat 10/20: Dive Bar Messiahs
Sun 10/21: Salty Suites

Hong Kong Inn
435 E. Thompson Blvd
Wed 10/10: Ben Katzman’s DeGreaser
Thursdays: Gypsy Blues Band
Fri 10/12: Hi Hat Entertainment presents James Intveld
Wed 10/18: Bluegrass open mic
Fri 10/18: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Coco Montoya
Sat 10/19: Tech805 Fright

Keynote Lounge
10245 E. Telephone Road
Tues, Wed and Sun: Karaoke
Thursdays: Open mic night
Fri 10/12: Vital Itch
Sat 10/13: Black Canyon Band
Fri 10/19: CRV
Sat 10/20: Reign

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd.
Fri 9/28: BeJaminmington
Tues 10/2: Beers Brothers Open Mic
Fri 10/12: Boom Duo

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 10/11: Sam Kulchin
Sat 10/13: Lee Koch
Sun 10/14: RJ Mischo & his Red Hot Blues Band
Thurs 10/18: RJ Bloke

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut Street
Fri 10/19: Eddie Brickell & the New Bohemians
Sat 10/20: Vaughan Mason, Trinere, O’Bryan

Margarita Villa
Ventura Harbor
Fri and Sat 6 pm; Sundays 4 pm
Fri 10/12: Operation 90s
Sat 10/13: Cross Cut 805
Sun 10/14: Doc Rogers
Fri 10/19: James Broz
Sat 10/20: Misunderstood
Sun 10/21: Colette Lovejoy Band

Namba
47 S. Oak Street
Fri 10/12: Mood Swing

Oak and Main
419 E. Main Street
Fri 10/12: D.on Darox & the Melody Joy Bakers

O’Leary’s
6555 Telephone Road
Wed: Karaoke

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

Plan B Wine Cellars
3520 Arundell Circle
4:30 – 7 pm
Sun 10/14: Native Vibe

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 10/10: False Confession, Detoxi, The Rouse, Tung
Fri 10/19: Sol, Necrodancer

Saloon BBQ
456 E. Main Street
10 pm
Fri 10/12: DJ
Sat 10/13: Wild Coast
Fri 10/19: Lady Freaq
Sat 10/20: Last Resort Club

Sandbox Coffeehouse
204 E. Thompson Blvd
805-641-1025
Thurs 6 pm, Weekends noon
Thursdays Open Mic
Sat 10/13: Thadeus Gonzalez
Sat 10/20: Ruby Skye
Sun 10/21: Eaton Young, Henry Stewart & Friends

Sans Souci
21 S. Chestnut
Sundays: DJ Darko
Mondays: Karaoke
Tuesdays: DJ Nick Dean
Wednesdays: Open mic
Thursdays: DJ Spinobi
Fri 10/12: Seaside Band
Sat 10/13: Kevin
Fri 10/19: Bombafiya
Sat 10/20: Astraeus, KC Mobley

Star Lounge
343 E. Main Street
Sunday music 3 -6 pm
Tues: Karaoke
Thurs: DJ Trovlbe
Fri 10/12: Brandon Ragan Project
Sat 10/13: Vanise Terry Band
Sat 10/20: Mini Driver Band

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
Saturdays 5 pm; Sundays 3 pm
Sat 10/13: Omar Velasco
Sun 10/14: Sam Kulchin
Sat 10/20: Shaky Feelin’
Sun 10/21: Alan Thornhill & Friends

Ventura Center for Spiritual Living
101 S. Laurel Street
Sat 10/20: 50 Sticks of Dynamite

Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 W. Harbor Blvd
Sat 10/13: Seaside Highland Games w/ Angry Brians, Ploughboys, Dulcimer, and more…
Sun 10/14: Seaside Highland Games w/ Angry Brians, Ploughboys, Dulcimer, and more…

Vintura at the Wine Rack
14 S. California Street
(805) 653-9463
Sundays music at 3 pm
Thurs 10/11: Don Stewart
Fri 10/12: Karyn 805
Sat 10/13: Kevin Longden & Friends
Sun 10/14: The Swillys
Thurs 10/18: Victoria Leon
Fri 10/19: Mark Masson
Sat 10/20: Déjà vu Too
Sun 10/21: Epitome of Dreams

Winchester’s
632 E. Main Street
(805) 653-7446
Music at 8:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm
Fri 10/12: Dave Rea
Sat 10/13: The Swillys
Sun 10/14: Tommy Marsh & Smokey
Fri 10/19: Will Breman
Sat 10/20: Natalie Wattre
Sun 10/21: Two’s Company

The 805 Bar
Ventura Harbor
Fridays: Troy Edwards (8-11)
Saturdays: Kenny Devoe (2-7)
Sundays: Kenny Devoe (2-6)

Vol. 11, No. 26 – Sept 26 – Oct 9, 2018 – Music Calendar

For more events go to VenturaRocks.com

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 9/28: Teresa Russell & Stephen
Sat 9/29: Blue Motel Room
Sun 9/30: Kenny Devoe
Fri 10/5: Blue Motel Room
Sat 10/6: Tom & Milo
Sun 10/7: Shore Break

Bombay Bar & Grill
143 S. California Street
Friday & Saturdays: DJs
Thurs 9/27: Tim Curran Band, The Brambles, Max Kasch
Wed 10/3: Lucky Devils Showcase

Café Fiore
66 S. California Street
Wed 9/26: Donna Greene
Thurs 9/27: Tony Ybarra
Fri 9/28: Red Muffs
Sat 9/29: Soul Infusion

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

Concrete Jungle Brewing
4561 Market Street
Sat 10/6: Proyecto Cultura (6 pm)

Copa Cubana
Ventura Harbor Village
Week nights 6 pm; Weekends 7 pm; Sundays 3 pm
Sat 9/29: Havana Cinco

Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
593 E. Main Street
Sun 10/7: Sunday Drivers (4 pm)

Discovery
1888 Thompson Blvd
Thurs 9/27: For Peace Band
Fri 9/28: Yachtley Crew
Sat 9/29: Heavy Petty
Sun 9/30: MayDay!
Thurs 10/4: Fayuca!,
Fri 10/5: Erotic City
Sat 10/6: Green Today
Sun 10/7: E.N. Young

Duke’s Griddle n Grill
1124 S. Seaward
Wednesdays: Karaoke

El Rey Cantina
294 E. Main Street
Fridays: Xoco Moraza & Friends (6-8 pm), DJ
Saturdays: DJ

Four Brix Winery
2290 Eastman Avenue
Music 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Fri 9/28: Karen Eden & Bill Macpherson
Fri 10/5: 50 Sticks of Dynamite

Garage
1091 Scandia Avenue
Sat 9/29: The Rays, .XOM, Sound Curfew, How Scandinavian
Thurs 10/4: Vitamin X, Slow Down, Malice Thoughts
Fri 10/5: Guitar & Whiskey Show

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 & Thurs 6 pm; Fri & Sat 8 pm, Sun 4 pm
Wed 9/26: Bluegrass
Thurs 9/27: Kelly’s Lot
Fri 9/28: Salty Suites
Sat 9/29: Rose Valley Thorns
Sun 9/30: Jade and Friends
Wed 10/3: Stephanie Franco
Thurs 10/4: The Session Reboot featuring Guy Martin
Fri 10/5: Otis Hayes
Sat 10/6: TD Lind
Sun 10/7: The Tossers

Hong Kong Inn
435 E. Thompson Blvd
Thursdays: Gypsy Blues Band
Fri 9/28: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Deb Ryder Band
Fri 10/5: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Rob Rio

Keynote Lounge
10245 E. Telephone Road
Tues, Wed and Sun: Karaoke
Thursdays: Open mic night
Fri 9/28: What the Funk
Sat 9/29: Old School Band

Knights of Columbus
36 Figueroa Street
Sun 10/7: Old Time Country Bluegrass

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd.
Fri 9/28: BeJaminmington
Tues 10/2: Beers Brothers Open Mic

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 9/27: Anna Vera
Sat 9/29: Ben Wylan
Thurs 10/4: Dan Grimm
Sat 10/6: Shay Moulder

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut Street
Wed 9/26: A Bowie Celebration
Thurs 9/27: Houndmouth
Thurs 10/4: Frost & Fire w/ Cirith Ungol, Gygax and more
Fri 10/5: Frost & Fire w/ Midnight, Warbinger, Night Demon and more
Sat 10/6: Frost & Fire w/ Satan, Ashbury, Visigoth and more

Margarita Villa
Ventura Harbor
Fri and Sat 6 pm; Sundays 4 pm
Fri 9/28: Corsican Brothers
Sat 9/29: Bohica
Sun 9/30: CRV
Fri 10/5: The Tossers
Sun 10/7: Right Amount of Wrong

Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main Street
Munch Thursdays 11:30 am
Thurs 9/27: Greg Gohde
Sun 9/30: Eliot Fisk (3 pm)

Namba
47 S. Oak Street
Sat 10/6: Medicine Hat (3 pm)

O’Leary’s
6555 Telephone Road
Wed: Karaoke

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

Pier Under the Stars
Next to Ventura Pier
Sat 10/6: Colette Lovejoy Band

Plan B Wine Cellars
3520 Arundell Circle
Sun 9/30: Mark Masson & Guil Juliao (3 pm)

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 9/28: Z Zorn!, Severed Vitals, Disrupted Euphoria, Sacred Sword, Democide

Rubicon Theater
1006 E. Main Street
Sat 8 pm, sun 2 pm
Sat 9/29: Broadway & Beyond
Sun 9/30: Broadway & Beyond
Mon 10/1: The Folk Legends, George Grove, Rick Dougherty & Jerry Siggins
Tues 10/2: The Folk Legends, George Grove, Rick Dougherty & Jerry Siggins

Saloon BBQ
456 E. Main Street
10 pm
Fri 9/28: Last Resort Club
Sat 9/29: Balto

Salzers Records
5777 Valentine Road
Fri 9/28: Hail the Sun

Sandbox Coffeehouse
204 E. Thompson Blvd
805-641-1025
Thurs 6 pm, Weekends noon
Thursdays Open Mic
Sat 9/29: Henry Stewart & Friends

Sans Souci
21 S. Chestnut
Sundays: DJ Darko
Mondays: Karaoke
Tuesdays: DJ Nick Dean
Wednesdays: Open mic
Thursdays: DJ Spinobi
Fri & Sat: Frost & Fire parties

Star Lounge
343 E. Main Street
Sunday music 3 -6 pm
Tues: Karaoke
Thurs: DJ Trovlbe
Fri 9/28: Mini Driver Band
Sat 9/29: Los Locos
Sun 9/30: After the Smoke featuring Jacob Marquez

The Tavern
211 E. Santa Clara Street
(805) 643-3264
Sundays: DJ Steezy Steve
Tuesdays: Karaoke
Thursdays: Get Right DJ
Sat 9/29: Killer Kaya

Topa Mountain Winery
821 W. Ojai Avenue
Saturdays 5 pm; Sundays 3 pm
Sat 9/29: Cindy Kalmenson
Sun 9/30: Rose Valley Thorns

Ventura Harbor Village
1583 Spinnaker Drive
Rock on the Dock 3-6 pm
Sat 9/29: Decadent Decades

Vintura at the Wine Rack
14 S. California Street
(805) 653-9463
Sundays music at 3 pm
Thurs 9/27: Andrew Gonzalez
Fri 9/28: Paul Mars Black
Sat 9/29: Frank Barajas & the Corsican Brothers
Sun 9/30: Jazz Brothers

Winchester’s
632 E. Main Street
(805) 653-7446
Music at 8:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm
Fri 9/28: Mark Masson
Sat 9/29: Karen 805]
Sun 9/30: Dos Dudes

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. 25 – Sept 12 – Sept 25, 2018 – Music Calendar

For more events go to VenturaRocks.com

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 9/14: T Russ & Stephen
Sat 9/15: Blue Motel Room
Sun 9/16: Déjà vu Too
Fri 9/21: Corsican Brothers
Sat 9/22: Karen Eden & Park
Sun 9/23: 805 Allstarz

Buena High School
5670 Telegraph Road
Sat 7/15: Paperback Writer (Ribbons of Life Breast Cancer Foundation)

Café Fiore
66 S. California Street
Wed 9/12: Big Adventure
Thurs 9/13: Self Righteous Brothers
Fri 9/14: Action Down
Sat 9/15: David Prince Party Crashers
Tues 9/18: Edgar Thatcher
Wed 9/19: Donna Butler
Thurs 9/20: Self Righteous Brothers
Fri 9/21: Instone
Sat 9/22: Rick Whitfield

California Beer Festival
Plaza Park Downtown Ventura
Sat 9/15: Montgomery Gentry, Deana Carter, Sundance Head and more…
Sun 9/16: Sir Mix-a-Lot, Tone Loc

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: Smokey & Friends w/special guests
Tuesdays: The Jerry McWorter Trio
Wednesdays: Creative Open Mic Jazz Jam
Thursday: Coda jazz
Fri 9/14: Native Vibe
Sat 9/15: Havana Cinco
Sun 9/16: Brandon Ragan
Fri 9/21: House Arrest
Sat 9/22: Havana Cinco
Sun 9/23: Jerry McWorter Trio

Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
593 E. Main Street
Sun 9/16: Sunday Drivers (4 pm)

Discovery
1888 Thompson Blvd
Thurs 9/13: Tomorrows Bad Seeds with Mike Pinto
Fri 9/14: Cracker, Morgan Leigh Band
Sat 9/15: The Expendables
Sun 9/16: Kbong, Kash’d Out
Tues 9/18: Gondwana
Thurs 9/20: King Yellowman, The Question
Fri 9/21: Shaky Feelin’
Sat 9/22: Led Zepplica

El Rey Cantina
294 E. Main Street
Fridays: Xoco Moraza & Friends (6-8 pm), DJ
Saturdays: DJ

Four Brix Winery
2290 Eastman Avenue #109
Music 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Fri 9/14: Déjà vu Too

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
Sat 9/15: Dive Bar Messiahs

Hong Kong Inn
435 E. Thompson Blvd
Tuesdays: Open Mic
Thursdays: Gypsy Blues Band
Fri 9/14: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Lenny Goldsmith & the New Old Band

Keynote Lounge
10245 E. Telephone Road
Tues, Wed and Sun: Karaoke
Thursdays: Open mic night
Fri 9/14: Pull the Trigger
Sat 9/15: Red Rhythm
Fri 9/21: DJ Aaron Van Gundy
Sat 9/22: Irie Smile

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd.
Tuesdays: Galactic Jazz w/ John Bardi
Thursdays: Mark Masson
Wed 9/13: Robert Quindaro
Fri 9/14: Tom & Milo
Sat 9/15: Jason Ho

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 9/13: Sam Kulchin
Sat 9/15: Cap Quirk
Sun 9/16: Messy
Wed 9/19: Josh Damigo, Brother Earl (5:30 pm)
Sun 9/23: Shaky Hand String Band

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut Street
Wed 9/12: Shoreline Mafia

Margarita Villa
Ventura Harbor
Fri and Sat 6 pm; Sundays 4 pm
Fri 9/14: Operation 90s
Sun 9/16: Doc Rogers
Sat 9/22: Crosscut 805
Sun 9/23: CRV

Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main Street
Munch Thursdays 11:30 am
Thurs 9/13: Crazy Monkey
Thurs 9/20: Rachel Sedacca

Namba
47 S. Oak Street
Sat 9/15: Jodi Farrell’s Music Studio Singers Showcase

O’Leary’s
6555 Telephone Road
Wed: Karaoke

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

Plan B Wine Cellars
3520 Arundell Circle
Sun 9/9: The U.K. Beat (4:30 pm)

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 9/23: Ubiquity, God, Discarnate Motions, Who Stole the Cookie…

Rubicon Theater
1006 E. Main Street
Wed – Sun: I Dig Rock and Roll Music (Musical)

Saloon BBQ
456 E. Main Street
10 pm
Sat 9/15: The Colour Coast
Sun 9/16: Paul Cherry
Fri 9/21: The Ragged Jubilee

Salzers Records
5777 Valentine Road
Sat 9/15: Dad Brains (3 pm)

Sandbox Coffeehouse
204 E. Thompson Blvd
805-641-1025
Thurs 6 pm, Weekends noon
Thursdays Open Mic
Sat 9/15: Maggie’s Drawers

Sans Souci
21 S. Chestnut
Sundays: DJ Darko
Mondays: Karaoke
Tuesdays: DJ Nick Dean
Wednesdays: Open mic
Thursdays: DJ Spinobi
Fri 9/14: The Hell Toupees
Sat 9/15: The Brutalist

Star Lounge
343 E. Main Street
Sunday music 3 -6 pm
Tues: Karaoke
Thurs: DJ Trovlbe
Fri 9/14: CRV
Sat 9/15: Brandon Ragan Project
Sun 9/16: Kyle Smith (acoustic)
Fri 9/21: Action Down
Sat 9/22: Arockalypse Now
Sun 9/23: Rising Son featuring Levi (acoustic)

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
Saturdays 5 pm; Sundays 3 pm
Sat 9/15: Shylah Ray Sunshine Band
Sun 9/16: Alan Thornhill, Martin Young & Jim Monahan
Sat 9/22: Fish Fry
Sun 9/23: Teresa Russell

Ventura Harbor Village
1583 Spinnaker Drive
Rock on the Dock 3-6 pm
Sat 9/15: Crosscut 805
Sat 9/22: Fleetwood’s Bac

Vintura at the Wine Rack
14 S. California Street
(805) 653-9463
Sundays music at 3 pm
Thurs 9/13: Doc Ventura
Fri 9/14: Medicine Hat
Sat 9/15: Frank Barajas & The Corsican Brothers
Sun 9/16: Blonde Faith
Thurs 9/20: Rob Van Trio
Fri 9/21: Kevin Longden Trio
Sat 9/22: Déjà vu Too

Winchester’s
632 E. Main Street
(805) 653-7446
Music at 8:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm
Fri 9/14: Epitome of Dreams
Sat 9/15: Aaron Pax Taylor
Sun 9/16: Acoustic Crossroads with Tommy Marsh
Fri 9/21: Brandi Loves Danny
Sat 9/22: Ventucky String Band
Sun 9/23: Déjà vu Too

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. 25 – Sept 12 – Sept 25, 2018 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com

I’m beginning to see several venues pull back on music during the week as summer comes to an end and fall officially begins (September 23), but music continues to abound with special events. Let’s start with two epic celebrations at Plaza Park over the weekend of September 15 and 16. First it’s a “throwback” Boots & Brews on Saturday featuring Montgomery Gentry, Deana Carter, winner of the Voice, Sundance Head and more. And then Sunday it’s the grand finale of the California Beer Festival which is also celebrating its 10-year anniversary; musical performances will feature Hip Hop & R&B legends, Tone Loc and Sir Mix-a-Lot. For all the low down on the different ticket levels for each day, go to CalifornaBeerFestival.com.

The 25th anniversary of Bowlful of Blues falls on Saturday, September 22, and will be held at the beautiful Libbey Bowl in Ojai with performances from Selwyn Birchwood Band, Rod Piazza with special guest Carl Sonny Leyland, Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps, Hot Roux and Kwan Telifaro Project. Tickets can be purchased online at BowlfulofBlues.org.

There’s going to be an End of Summer Block Party hosted by Ribbons of Life Breast Cancer Foundation at Buena High School on Saturday, September 15. This family friendly event will feature the Beatles tribute band, Paperback Writer. The event starts at 5 pm with the concert at 7 pm. Tickets start at $20.

In honor of her 10-year anniversary release, Rain Perry will perform Cinderblock Bookshelves at Kim Maxwell Studio over the weekend of September 14 and 15. Advance tickets are recommended at RainPerry.com.

Both Josh Damigo and Brother Earl will perform at Made West Brewing on Wednesday, September 19, for Toast for a Cure, Real Men Wear Pink fundraising event for the American Cancer Society.

You might want to get your tickets now for a couple of upcoming Ventura theater concerts, including Hoobastank, SuicideGirls (two nights), The Selector and the English Beat as well as a Bowie Celebration featuring several artists who played with Bowie over the years including Mike Garson, Mark Plati, Carmine Rojas, Earl Slick and others. For dates and ticket information, go to VenturaTheater.net.

Quick notes: Jodi Farrell’s Music Studio presents their singer’s showcase at Namba on Saturday, September 15; Dad Brains has an in store performance at Salzer’s Records 3 pm on Saturday, September 15; The Rubicon Theatre’s “I Dig Rock and Roll Music” continues through September 16; Cracker plays Discovery on Friday, September 14 with the Morgan Leigh Band opening; Rock on the Dock continues through September with performances on the 15th from Crosscut 805, and a Fleetwood Mac tribute band, Fleetwood’s Bac on the 22nd; and The Shaky Hand String Band out of Colorado will be at Made West Brewing Sunday, September 23.

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. 24 – Aug 29 – Sept 11, 2018 – Music Calendar

For more events go to VenturaRocks.com

Aloha Festival
Promenade Park
North of Pier
Sat 9/1: Bombafiya, The Question, Rising Son
Sun 9/2: After the Smoke, Kyle Smith

Beach House Fish
Ventura Pier
Fri 8/31: Will Breman (5:30 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 8/31: Karen Eden & Park
Sat 9/1: Tom & Milo
Sun 9/2: Shore Break
Fri 9/7: Karen Eden & Bill Macpherson
Sun 9/9: Corsican Brothers

Bombay Bar & Grill
143 S. California Street
Sat 9/1: Yachtley Crew

Café Fiore
66 S. California Street
Wed 8/29: Edgar Thatcher Trio
Thurs 8/30: Sonido Moreno
Fri 8/31: The Collective

Cask Alehouse
5952 Telegraph Road
Sat 9/1: Leslie Bixler
Sat 9/8: 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
Thursday: Coda jazz
Fri 8/31: Native Vibe
Sat 9/1: Havana Cinco
Sun 9/2: House Arrest
Fri 8/7: Brandon Ragan
Sat 8/8: Havana Cinco
Sun 8/9: Jerry McWorter Trio

Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
593 E. Main Street
Sun 9/2: Sunday Drivers (4 pm)

Discovery
1888 Thompson Blvd
Thurs 8/30: Pacific Dub, The Ries Brothers
Fri 8/31: Herbal Rootz
Sat 9/1: Collie Buddz
Fri 9/7: The Original Wailers, Ozomatli, Chali 2na
Sat 9/8: Blind Melon, Joshua James
Tues 9/11: Gin Blossoms

El Rey Cantina
294 E. Main Street
Fridays: Xoco Moraza & Friends (6-8 pm), DJ
Saturdays: DJ

Four Brix Winery
2290 Eastman Avenue #109
Music 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Fri 8/31: Theresa Russell

Garage
1091 Scandia Avenue
Wed 8/29: Species Unknown, The Rays, The MFA, Theurgy

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 9/1: Undrgrnd Uprising

Grapes and Hops
454 E. Main Street
Wed 6 pm; Thurs 7 pm; Fri & Sat 8 pm, Sun 4 pm
Fri 8/31: The Salty Suites
Sun 9/2: The Tossers

Harbor Cove Café
1867 Spinnaker Drive
Music 4-8 pm
Fri 8/31: Ding Dong Devils
Sat 9/1: Glasgow Tiki Shakers

Hong Kong Inn
435 E. Thompson Blvd
Tuesdays: Open Mic
Thursdays: Gypsy Blues Band
Fri 8/31: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Lenny Goldsmith & the New Old Band
Fri 9/7: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Chris Duarte

Keynote Lounge
10245 E. Telephone Road
Tues, Wed and Sun: Karaoke
Thursdays: Open mic night
Fri 8/31: CRV
Sat 9/1: DJ Aaron Van Gundy
Fri 9/7: Action Down
Sat 9/8: Sean Wiggins

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd.
Tuesdays: Galactic Jazz w/ John Bardi
Thursdays: Mark Masson
Wed 8/29: Leashless Trio
Sat 9/1: Sam Kulchin
Fri 9/7: The Inside Break
Sat 9/8: Mark Masson & Phriends

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 8/30: RJ Bloke
Sat 9/1: Anchor & Bear
Sun 9/2: Milo Sledge Trio
Thurs 9/6: Matt Sayles
Sun 9/9: The Rose Valley Thorns

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut Street
Wed 8/29: J Boog
Thurs 8/30: Café Tacvba, The Marias
Fri 9/7: Neck Deep
Sat 9:8: E-40, Nef the Pharoah, OMB Peezy

Margarita Villa
Ventura Harbor
Fri and Sat 6 pm; Sun 4 pm
Tuesdays: Dave Rea
Wednesdays: Karen Eden
Thurs 8/30: Keith & Friends Open Jam
Fri 8/31: the Tossers
Sat 9/1: Reign
Sun 9/2: The Right Amount of Wrong
Mon 9/3: Sin Chonies
Fri 9/7: James Broz
Sat 9/8: Crosscut 805t
Sun 9/9: Trippin’ Wild

Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main Street
Thurs 8/30: Rachel Sedacca (11:30 am)
Sun 9/9: Camerata Pacifica

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 9/1: Janeen Puente and her Latin Orchestra

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

Plan B Wine Cellars
3520 Arundell Circle
Sun 9/9: The U.K. Beat (4:30 pm)

Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Fri 9/7: Labor of Love Big Band Dance w/ Ventura Jazz Orchestra featuring Donna Greene

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 8/30: The Inside Break, Bad Leaf, Casual Business
Fri 8/31: Soup Hat, Disrupted Euphoria

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

Rubicon Theater
1006 E. Main Street
Wed – Sun: I Dig Rock and Roll Music (Musical)

Saloon BBQ
456 E. Main Street
10 pm
Fri 8/31: Last Resort Club DJ set
Sat 9/1: Dante Elephante

Sandbox Coffeehouse
204 E. Thompson Blvd
805-641-1025
Thurs 6 pm, Weekends noon
Thursdays Open Mic
Sat 9/1: Maggie’s Drawers
Sat 9/8: Bryan Chan & Jill Fenimore

Sans Souci
21 S. Chestnut
Sundays: DJ Darko
Mondays: Karaoke
Tuesdays: DJ Nick Dean
Wednesdays: Open mic
Thursdays: DJ Spinobi
Fri 9/7: Spinz & the Dirt Farmers

Star Lounge
343 E. Main Street
Sunday music 3 -6 pm
Tues: Karaoke
Thurs: DJ Trovlbe
Fri 8/31: Mini Driver Band
Sat 9/1: Shawn Jones Trio
Fri 9/7: Power Syndicate
Sat 9/8: Whiskey Stone

The Tavern
211 E. Santa Clara Street
(805) 643-3264
Sundays: DJ Steezy Steve
Tuesdays: Karaoke
Thursdays: Get Right DJ
Sat 9/1: Char-man, Sweet Reaper, Die Evil Die
Sat 9/8: Cloudrunners

Ventura Harbor Village
1583 Spinnaker Drive
Rock on the Dock 3-6 pm
Sat 9/8: Sean Wiggins & Lone Goat

Ventura Nationals
Ventura Fairgrounds
10 W. Harbor Blvd
Sat 9/1: Gamblers Mark, Glazing Haley, Lance Lipinski & the Lovers, Abby Girl & the Real Deal, Hard Six

Vintura at the Wine Rack
14 S. California Street
(805) 653-9463
Sundays music at 3 pm
Thurs 8/30: Mike Cregan
Fri 8/31: Frank Barajas & the Corsican Brothers
Sat 9/1: Kevin Longdon
Sun 9/2: Paul McCallum Trio
Thurs 9/6: Nick Justiniano
Fri 9/7: Karyn 805
Sat 9/8: Jason Ho
Sun 9/9: Tommy Quayle Band

Winchester’s
632 E. Main Street
(805) 653-7446
Music at 8:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm
Fri 8/31: Mark Masson
Sat 9/1: The Tossers
Sun 9/2: Sam Kulchin
Fri 9/7: Two’s Company
Sat 9/8: 805 Allstarz
Sun 9/9: Sam Kulchin

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)