Vol. 17, No. 19 – June 12 – June 25, 2024 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner

Heritage Square in historic Downtown Oxnard is once again offering free Friday night concerts during the summer, though there are a number of seating options for a fee. The Individual table reservations are available online and run the gamut $54 – $100 plus service fees. There are also limited seats for $10 on a first come first served basis, otherwise bring your low-back chairs and a picnic dinner, or take advantage of the full-service food and beverage options nearby. Over the next two weeks you can catch the Impulse Band on June 14, and the Brandon Ragan Project on June 21. Find out more at HeritageSquareOxnard.com.

Poseidon Brewing Company’s annual Brews, Blues & BBQ will be held on Saturday, June 22, featuring live music from the Guy Martin Band and Looking West. The event runs 1-5 pm with the food catered by Ruff House BBQ. They’re located at 5777 Olivas Park Drive in Ventura.

A fabulous fundraising affair, New West Summerfest 2024 is the kick-off event for their 30th anniversary season calling it Denim and Diamonds to be held at Rancho de las Palmas in Moorpark on Sunday, June 23. Proceeds benefit the New West Symphony’s artistic and educational programs. Tickets are $300 for both the dinner and concert; concert only tickets are $125 while they last. The concert features Jason Scheff (long-time lead vocalist Chicago), Steve Porcaro (Toto), Rick Cowling (Kenny Loggins, Ambrosia, Phil X (Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper) and Sherry Hursey (actress/vocalist). Enjoy iconic hits such as “25 or 6 to 4,” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” “Africa,” “Baba O’Riley” and more. Find out more at NewWestSymphony.org.

The Ventura Music Festival is coming up at the end of July. The Olivas Adobe concert features Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper on Thursday, July 25. All other concerts will be held at the Ventura College Performing Arts Center with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Friday, July 26, Caleb Teicher & Conrad Tao on Saturday, July 27, Bach, Baroque and Bunch on Sunday, July 28, Perla Batalla on Friday, August 2, Jason Vieaux and Julien Labro on Saturday, August 3 and Anderson & Roe on Sunday, August 4. Secure tickets at VenturaMusicFestival.org.

Upcoming special events:

Ventura County Fairgrounds

  • X Games – Friday, June 28 – Sunday, June 30
  • Surf Rodeo – Friday, July 5 – Saturday, July 6
  • Tequila & Taco Music Festival – Saturday, July 13
  • Ventura County Fair – Runs Wednesday, July 31 – Sunday, August 11
  • The Throw Down Cornhole Festival, Friday, August 23 – Sunday, August 25

Downtown Oxnard

Oxnard Salsa Festival – Saturday, July 27 – Sunday, July 28 downtown Oxnard

Quick Notes: The Six on Main Street downtown Ventura has closed their doors; Ouro and Danielle Stacy play the Saloon on Thursday, June 20; and Reggae Sundays continue at Café Fiore with Jangala Roots on June 16 and Keyth Garcia on June 23.

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

Print Friendly, PDF & Email