Music Hall donates $10,000 at ribbon cutting. Photo by Michael Gordon
by Shirley Lorraine
What a transformation! From lowly beginnings as a popular bowling alley, to the Discovery music venue and now to this – the Ventura Music Hall, a venue specializing in bringing in entertainment of myriad genres suitable for a wide range of ages.
The June 16 event featured a plaque presentation by Ventura Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Stephanie Caldwell, as well as the ceremonial ribbon cutting. The Hall has been open for a few months and now it is official. The venue is a revamped, redecorated welcome sight, featuring a large kitchen, bar, comfortable and ample seating, accessible dance floor and stage.
Thomas Cussins, President of Ineffable Music, expressed his sincere thanks as he stated how warmly embraced he and his project has been by Venturans. He said “this shows how Ventura grows and cares about the arts. It is our mission to bolster the arts, impact the community and give back to the organizations that comprise this wonderful community.”
To that end, a portion of each ticket sold will support local arts and nonprofit causes. At the ribbon cutting, a $10,000 check was presented to the Ventura Music Festival to continue its mission of bringing world-class music to arts patrons. Susan Scott, VMF Executive Director, and VMF Board members gratefully accepted the ceremonial donation.
The Ventura Music Hall is located at 1888 E. Thompson Blvd. Sign up for the newsletter at www.venturamusichall.com to see the talent line up.