Category Archives: Ventura Music Scene

Vol. 17, No. 10 – Feb 7 – Feb 20, 2024 – Music Calendar

For more listings, additional times and genres go to VenturaRocks.com

Anna’s Cider
801 E. Main St., Santa Paula
Sat 2/17: Shay Moulder

Aqua Beachfront Bar (Crowne Plaza)
450 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura
Wed 2/7: Déjà vu Too
Wed 2/14: Big Adventure Band

Bellringer Brewing Company
472 E. Main St., Ventura
Fri 2/9: Katie Leigh
Sat 2/17: Eaton Young

Boatyard Pub
1583 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura
Music 6-9; except Thurs 4-9
Wednesdays: Frank Barajas
Thursdays: Jim Friery (4 pm ); Bluegrass Jam (6:30 pm)
Fri 2/16: Teresa Russell
Sat 2/17: Déjà vu Three

Bombay Bar and Grill
143 S. California St., Ventura
Thursdays: Ventura Blues Night
Fri 2/9: Looking West

Café Fiore
66 S. California St., Ventura
Wed 2/7: Bryan McCann
Fri 2/9: Otis Hayes
Tues 2/13: Karen Eden & the Bad Apples
Wed 2/14: Donna Butler
Fri 2/16: Instone
Tues 2/20: Open Mic and Jam

Cantara Cellars
126 N. Wood Rd., Camarillo
Fri 2/9: Katie Shorey
Sat 2/10: Ignition
Fri 2/16: The Brandon Ragan Project
Sat 2/17: The 805 Social Club

The Cave
4435 McGrath St., Ventura
Wed & Thurs: Bobby Apostol
Fri & Sat: Warren Takahashi

Copper Blues
591 Collection Blvd., Oxnard
Fri 2/9: Red Rhythm
Sat 2/10: Always Tina
Sat 2/17: Top Rock

Chopper Fest
Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura
Sun 2/11: Zepp Heads, One Foot in the Grave, Tattoed Songbird

Country Crawl
Sat 2/17 – Various locations
4 pm Blue Agave with Mike Scully – 185 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura
5 pm Star Lounge with Lousy Little Gods – 343 E. Main St., Ventura
6 pm Twist on Main with 33 Thunder – 454 E. Main St., Ventura
7 pm The Six with Chad Baker – 419 E. Main St., Ventura

Deer Lodge
2261 Maricopa Hwy., Ojai
Fri 2/9: Kelly McFarling, Ismay
Sat 2/10: Laser Lasers Birmingham, Brother Earl
Sat 2/17: Plastic Harpoons, Evan Blix, Noble Grizwald

Fero Feros
310 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai
Sun 2/11: Two Tossers

Four Brix
2290 Eastman Ave., Ventura
Fri 2/19: Colette Lovejoy Band
Fri 2/16: Kelly’s Lot
Sat 2/17: Doc Rogers Trio
Sun 2/18: Brenda Carsey

Garage
1091 Scandia Ave., Ventura
Fri 2/9: Brittney & the B-Sides
Sat 2/10: Zepp Heads, One Foot in the Grave
Fri 2/16: Buena Onda
Sat 2/17: The Renegades

The Grape
2733 E. Main St., Ventura
Tues: The Gratitude Jazz Jam
Wed 2/7: RJ Mischo Blues Showcase
Thurs 2/8: Harwood, Guerin & Trent
Fri 2/9: The Michael Falcone Quartet feat. Sophie Holt
Sat 2/10: RJ Mischo feat. Franck Goldwasser (2 pm); Ronnie Foster Organ Trio (8 pm)
Wed 2/14: Eric Harrington and Friends
Thurs 2/15: The Danny Jonokuchi Quintet
Fri 2/16: David Gorospe Combo
Sat 2/17: The Cocoknots (2 pm); Tom Scott (8 pm)

Keynote Lounge
10245 Telephone Rd., Ventura
Thursdays: Open Mic
Sat 2/10: Ventu Park Band
Fri 2/16: Pull the Trigger
Sat 2/17: Vinyl Gypsies

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Thurs 2/8: Bo Torres, Mikee Menchaca & Markie Petersen
Fri 2/9: Katie Leigh
Sat 2/10: Kris Simeon
Wed 2/14: Jacob Marquez
Thurs 2/15: Shay Moulder
Fri 2/16: Dylan Cunningham Band
Sat 2/17: Adam & Sam
Sun 2/18: Chris Murray

Limon y Sal
598 E. Main St., Ventura
Music 1-4 pm
Sundays: In Stone

Lucas Sellers Wine
300 Zachary St., Moorpark
Sat 1/10: Jon Ranger

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut St., Ventura
Thurs 2/8: Silversun Pickups
Fri 2/9: Tom Sandoval & the Most Extras
Sat 2/10: Lukas Graham
Sat 2/17: Porno for Pyros

Manhattan
5800 Santa Rosa Rd., Camarillo
Wed 2/7: Robert Van
Thursdays: Tom McMorran
Fri 2/9: Tour Support
Sat 2/10: Pam and Hollywood
Wed 2/14: Blue Moon Boys
Fri 2/16: Lisa Ritner Duo
Sat 2/17: Jeanne Tatum Trio

Moofish Café (inside Crowne Plaza)
450 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura
Thursdays: Seth Andre Oster & Michael Velasquez
Tues 2/13: Razzberry Jam
Wed 2/14: Seth Andre Oster & Char Erb

Mrs. Olson’s
2800 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard
Sun 2/11: Teresa Russell (noon); Cancerslug, Psychotic Barnyard, The Pawns, All a Blur (8 pm)
Fri 2/16: Gumbo, Shambala
Sun 2/18: Tijuana Panthers, Softjaw

Namba Arts
47 S. Oak St., Ventura
Sun 2/11: The Listening Room

Ojai Underground Exchange
616 Pearl St., Ojai
Fri 2/9: Eric Elison w/ Alan Thornhill
Sat 2/10: Shane Alexhander
Fri 2/16: Jimmy Calire Jazz Quartet
Sat 2/17: Los Silverbacks

Ojai Valley Brewery
307 Bryant St., Ojai
Sat 2/10: Kris Simeon

Onyx Bistro
2390 Las Posas Rd., Camarillo
Fri 2/9: Jack Keough
Sat 2/10: Vinny Berry
Wed 2/14: Ashun
Fri 2/16: Smokey & Friends
Sat 2/17: Solomon King

Oxnard Performing Arts Center
800 Hobson Way, Oxnard
Fri 2/9: Outlaw Mariachi

Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
2209 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Tuesdays: Danny D

Rabalais
861 E. Main St., Santa Paula
Tues 2/13: D.on Darox and the Melody Joy Bakers

The Raven Tavern
1651 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard
Fri & Sat 7 pm; Sundays 2 pm
Fri 2/9: Red Rhythm
Sat 2/10: Vinyl Gypsies
Fri 2/16: Doc Rogers Band
Sat 2/17: NDR CVR SPR GRP
Sun 2/18: Jake McClelland

Ric’s Restaurant Sports Lounge
2500 Las Posas Rd., Camarillo
Tuesdays: Tour Support
Sat 2/10: Acoustic DNA

Rincon Brewery
4100 Telegraph Rd., Ventura
Fri 2/9: Adrian Floy and THC

Sam’s Place
308 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai
Fri 2/9: Dianne Miller Trio

The Shores
1031 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard
Fri & Sat: 9 pm; Sundays 1 pm
Fri 2/9: Pull the Trigger
Sat 2/10: Toxic Sushi
Fri 2/16: Bushwackers
Sat 2/17: Tommy Foytek Band
Sun 2/18: Karen & the Bad Apples

The Six
419 E. Main St., Ventura
Fri 2/9: Steph’s Rockin’ Road Show
Sat 2/10: Battle of the Bands (1 pm); Shaky Feelin’ (6 pm)
Fri 2/16: Medicine Hat
Sat 2/17: The Baytals

Strey Cellars
951 N. Rice Ave., Oxnard
Sat 2/10: Bad Habit
Sat 2/17: Barfly
Sun 1/18: 805 Social Club

Taqueria Jalisco
4275 Tierra Rejada Rd., Moorpark
Tuesdays & Fridays: Jim Friery

The Twist on Main
454 E. Main St., Ventura
Tuesdays: Tuesday Blues Day w/ Hot Roux & guests

Twisted Oak Tavern
2433 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo
Fri 2/16: Frank Barajas

Vaquero y Mar
435 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Sundays: Mariachi
Tuesdays: The Sea Hunter, Lowered Expectations
Wednesdays: The Jelly Jam Band

Ventura Harbor Village
1559 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura
Music Noon – 3 pm
Sat 2/17: Goldrush
Sun 2/18: Mac and D

Ventura Music Festival
Ventura College Performing Arts Center
4700 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura
Sat 2/10: John Pizzarelli Trio

Ventura Music Hall
1888 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Thurs 2/8: Vieux Farka Toure
Sat 2/10: Jackie Greene
Fri 2/16: Tropa Magica & Los Blenders
Sat 2/17: Twisted Gypsy

Winchesters
632 E. Main St., Ventura
Music Thurs 5:30; Fri 7 pm; Sat 3 pm; Sun 3 pm
Thurs 1/25: Mack & D
Thurs 2/8: Brandon Ragan
Fri 2/9: Doc Rogers Trio
Sat 2/10: George & Michael
Thurs 2/15: Brittney & Ben
Fri 2/16: Ray Jaurique Trio
Sat 2/17: Dianne Miller Trio
Sun 2/18: CRV Band

1901 Speakeasy
740 S. B St., Oxnard
Sat 2/10: Steve and Sally Williams

Vol. 17, No. 10 – Feb 7 – Feb 20, 2024 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com

There are two traditional days this month to go out and enjoy music, the first of course is Mardi Gras on Tuesday, February 13. Several venues will have live music with a Mardi Gras theme, but the biggest event I found would be in Santa Paula at Rabalais’ Bistro with D.on Darox and the Melody Joy Bakers. D.on is the perfect band for this occasion with their unique brand of roots, blues, and swampy jazz in the vein of New Orleans Jazz. Along with the perfect music is the perfect venue which always features home cooking with Cajun roots and a bar which serves Mint Julep and Hurricanes. Reservations are highly recommended.

Then the following day of course it’s Valentine’s Day with several establishments hiring live music to accompany this romantic night out. Just a couple of venues include Café Fiore with Donna Butler, The Grape with Eric Harrington and Friends featuring Valentine ballads, Seth Andre will be at Moofish Café in the Crowne Plaza and the Blue Moon Boys with Elvis covers at the Manhattan in Camarillo.

And then over President’s Day weekend, it’s the 7th annual Country Bar Crawl whichfalls on Saturday, February 17. While all venues are open to the public, you will need to purchase one of their special cups to be a part of the event (red for being in a committed relationship and blue for single and ready to mingle). The cup gets you exclusive food and drink specials at each of the venues (Early bird specials at www.CountryBarCrawl.com) Here’s the rundown: check in at 3 pm with the first band, Mike Scully at 4 pm at The Blue Agave (185 E. Santa Clara). Then at 5 pm it’s Lousy Little Gods at the Star Lounge, The Twist on Main has 33 Thunder at 6 pm and finally back across the street at The Six, Chad Baker (Nashville recording artist) at 7 pm. This event helps to benefit 58Strong.org which supports the children of victims from the Route 91 Harvest mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Tickets went on sale for Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls with Skinny Lister at the Ventura Theater for Friday, March 15 and tickets are still available for Save Ferris at the Ventura Music Hall for Saturday, March 16.

Quick Notes: Adrian Floy and THC play Rincon Brewery on Friday, February 9; singer/songwriter, Shane Alexander plays the Ojai Underground Exchange on Saturday, February 10; Chopper Fest at the Fairgrounds will have Zepp Heads, One Foot in the Grave and Tattoed Songbird on Sunday, February 11; Porno for Pyros play the Ventura Theater on Saturday, February 17; a tribute to Tina Turner called Always Tina will be held on Saturday, February 10, at Copper Blues; and Numbskull Productions will bring Tiquana Panthers, Sweet Reaper and Softjaw to Mrs. Olsons on Sunday, February 18.

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.

Vol. 17, No. 09 – Jan 24 – Feb 6, 2024 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com

There’s already a lot going on for 2024, so let’s get right to it. You should consider treating yourself to an intimate show with singer/songwriter, Nathan McEuen, on Friday, January 26, at the Ojai Underground. I became a fan when he had a week-night residency at Amigo’s several years ago, and I’ve played his original music on my radio show at Caps Media in the past. He’s a sweetheart of a guy and uber talented coming from a musical family including his brother, Jonathan, and father John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band fame.

Namba Performing Arts will be hosting their 2024 Winter Gala, a celebration of the diverse tapestry of talent in our community as well as to honor their late founde, Julia Campbell Namba. Featured performers include Grammy Award winning jazz pianist, Greg Karukas and Mexico City based singer/songwriter, Maya Burns. While I’m happy to report this one is sold out, that doesn’t mean you can’t still help keep Namba going by making a donation, large or small, to NambaArts.com.

On Friday, February 2, The Deer Lodge hosts British singer/songwriter, Pete Molinari, but also on the bill will be Robin Taylor Zander. Now if this name sounds familiar and you’re a fan of classic rock, well it should; his dad, Robin Zander, is founding member of Cheap Trick with whom he’s been touring with the past few years. I caught Cheap Trick in 2022 at the Ventura County Fair where it was a treat to see father and son on the same stage.

The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts will host a Women’s Voices Concert on Sunday afternoon, January 28, featuring Grammy nominee Janet Robin, national radio chart topper Rebecca Folsom; International Singer-Songwriter Associate (ISSA) Entertainer of the Year Charu Suri; poet & NYT Bestseller Katie Hendricks; and #1 iTunes top Singer/Songwriter, Kris Angelis.

Tickets are on sale now for 311 at the Ventura Theater for Tuesday, March 5 and recently added to Ventura Music Hall are Los Lobos for Sunday, March 3, Guttermouth with Buck-O-Nine on Thursday April 18 and Steel Pulse for Friday, April 19.

Quick Notes: Julian Marley and the Uprising play the Ventura Music Hall on Wednesday, January 24; a special Sunday afternoon birthday bash will be held on January 28 at the Garage with Bloody Mary Morning in the mix starting at 3 pm; The Trivle Omdobble play Topa Topa Brewing on Sunday January 28; Jesse Harris and his band with special guest Katie Skene will play Cantara Cellars on Friday, February 2; Phil Salazar and Tom Corbett play the Ojai Underground on Saturday, February 3; and the Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Association standing monthly gig at the Poinsettia Pavilion falls on Sunday, February 4;

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.

Vol. 17, No. 09 – Jan 24 – Feb 6, 2024 – Music Calendar

For more listings, additional times and genres go to VenturaRocks.com

The Angry Ferret
11990 Hertz St., Moorpark
Sat 2/3: Whole Hog

Aqua Beachfront Bar (Crowne Plaza)
450 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura
Wed 1/24: Déjà vu Too
Wed 1/31: Big Adventura Duo

Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
8585 N. Ojai Rd., Ojai
Sun 1/28: Janet Robin, Rebecca Folsom, Charu Suri, Katie Hendricks, Kris Angelis

Boatyard Pub
1583 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura
Music 6-9; except Thurs 4-9
Tuesdays: Noah Thoresen
Wednesdays: Frank Barajas
Thursdays: Jim Friery (4 pm ); Bluegrass Jam (6:30 pm)
Fri 1/26: Mack & D
Sat 1/27: Bill Macpherson & Karen Eden
Fri 2/2: Teresa Russell & Stephen Geyer

Bombay Bar and Grill
143 S. California St., Ventura
Thursdays: Ventura Blues Night
Sat 1/27: Neon Blonde

Café Fiore
66 S. California St., Ventura
Tues 1/30: Karen Eden & the Bad Apples
Tues 2/6: Open Mic and Jam

Cantara Cellars
126 N. Wood Rd., Camarillo
Fri 1/26: Ray Jaurique and the Big Band
Sat 1/27: Doc Rogers
Fri 2/2: Jesse Harris & His Band w/ Katie Skene
Sat 2/3: Fish Fry and the Vonettes

The Cave
4435 McGrath St., Ventura
Wed & Thurs: Bobby Apostol
Fri & Sat: Warren Takahashi

Copper Blues
591 Collection Blvd., Oxnard
Fri 1/26: On Tap
Sat 1/27: Don’t Push
Sat 2/3: FlashPants

Deer Lodge
2261 Maricopa Hwy., Ojai
Fri 1/26: Pylon Reenactment Society
Sat 1/27: The Senate, Beau Red
Fri 2/2: Pete Molinari, Robin Taylor Zander
Sat 2/3: Emily Rose & the Rounders, Darlin’ Brando

Four Brix
2290 Eastman Ave., Ventura
Fri 1/26: Midlife Crisis
Sun 1/28: Smokey & Friends
Fri 2/2: Inna Rude Mood
Sat 2/4: Teresa Russell & Stephen Geyer

Garage
1091 Scandia Ave., Ventura
Fri 1/26: Robert Heft Band
Sat 1/27: The Renegades
Sun 1/28: Bloody Mary Morning (3 pm)
Fri 2/2: Operation 90s
Sat 2/3: Rayford Bros.

The Grape
2733 E. Main St., Ventura
Tues: The Gratitude Jazz Jam
Wed 1/24: Stephane Wrembel
Thurs 1/25: Bill Cunliffe Trio
Fri 1/26: Brian Charette Quartet (night 1)
Sat 1/27: Brian Charette Quartet (night 2)
Mon 1/29: The Pickle Mafia
Wed 1/31: Dr. T & the Blues Criminals
Thurs 2/1: WoRK Quintet
Fri 2/2: The Artistocats
Sat 2/3: Delta by the Beach (2 pm);

Institutional Ale Company
3841 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo
Thurs 2/1: Solomon King

Keynote Lounge
10245 Telephone Rd., Ventura
Thursdays: Open Mic
Fri 1/26: Reign

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Fri 1/26: Keyth Garcia & the Universouls
Sat 1/27: Boom Duo
Sun 1/28: Danielle Cardillo

Lucky Fool’s Pub
75 E. High St., Moorpark
Fri 1/26: Doc Rogers Band

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut St., Ventura
Fri 1/26: Explosions in the Sky

Manhattan
5800 Santa Rosa Rd., Camarillo
Wednesdays: Warren Takahashi
Thursdays: Tom McMorran
Fri 1/26: Lisa Ritner Duo
Sat 1/27: Pam and Hollywood

Moofish Café (inside Crowne Plaza)
450 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura
Thursdays: Seth Andre Oster & Michael Velasquez

Mrs. Olson’s
2800 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard
Sat 1/27: Dead on the Harbor: Scarlet Fire
Sun 1/28: Teresa Russell

Namba Arts
47 S. Oak St., Ventura
Fri 1/26: The Listening Room
Sun 1/28: Larry Bellorin & Joe Troop
Thurs 2/1: Greg Karukas, Maya Burns

The Ojai Pub
914 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai
Wed 1/24: Katie Leigh

Ojai Underground Exchange
616 Pearl St., Ojai
Fri 1/26: Nathan McEuen
Sat 1/27: Bud Foster w/ Perla Bertala, Gaby M
Sat 1/3: Phil Salazar & Tom Corbett
Sun 2/4: Alison Shearer

Ojai Valley Brewery
307 Bryant St., Ojai
Sat 1/27: Ted Lennon Band

Onyx Bistro
2390 Las Posas Rd., Camarillo
Fri 1/26: Vinny Berry
Sat 1/27: Brenda Carsey

Orozoco’s de Ventura
839 E. Front St., Ventura
Fridays: Soul 4 II

Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Rd., Ventura
Sun 2/4: Old-Time Country Bluegrass Gospel Music Assoc.

Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
2209 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Tuesdays: Danny D

The Raven Tavern
1651 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard
Fri & Sat 7 pm
Fri 1/26: Three Rivers Band
Sat 1/27: Holgers Heroes

Sam’s Place
308 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai
Fri 1/26: Tommy Quayle and Friends

San Souci
21 S. Chestnut St., Ventura
Fri 1/26: The Blue Moon Boys
Sat 1/27: Stellar Ruins, NoSilence

The Shores
1031 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard
Fri 1/26: Brittney and the B-sides
Sat 1/27: Robert Heft Band

The Six
419 E. Main St., Ventura
Thurs 1/25: Vinyl Gypsies
Fri 1/26: Mark Masson and Friends
Sat 1/27: Jahmon Soul
Mon 1/29: Open Mic w/ Big Stu
Thurs 2/1: Morrison Drive
Fri 2/2: Sophie Diumenti
Sat 2/3: Ganda

The Sportsman
4426 Central Ave., Camarillo
Sun 1/28: Swing Shift

Strey Cellars
951 N. Rice Ave., Oxnard
Sat 1/27: Ignition
Sun 1/28: Vinyl Gypsies

Taqueria Jalisco
4275 Tierra Rejada Rd., Moorpark
Tuesdays & Fridays: Jim Friery

Topa Topa Brewing
4880 Colt St., Ventura
Sun 1/28: The Trivle Omdobble

The Twist on Main
454 E. Main St., Ventura
Tuesdays: Tuesday Blues Day w/ Hot Roux & guests
Sat 1/27: Cyamak Ashtiani (1 pm); Brittany and Brian (4 pm); The Mends (8 pm)
Sun 1/28: Dive Bar Steve Trio

Vaquero y Mar
435 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Sundays: Mariachi
Tuesdays: The Sea Hunter, Lowered Expectations
Wednesdays: The Jelly Jam Band

Ventura Music Hall
1888 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Wed 1/24: Julian Marley and the Uprising
Tues 1/30: Soja, Hirie, Likkle Jordee
Sat 2/3: The Third Mind featuring Dave Alvin
Tues 2/6: Too Many Zooz, Cloudchord

Winchesters
632 E. Main St., Ventura
Music Thurs 5:30; Fri 7 pm; Sat 3 pm; Sun 3 pm
Thurs 1/25: Mack & D
Fri 1/26: Doc Ventura
Sat 1/27: Blown Over
Sun 1/28: James Schulfer Band
Thurs 2/1: Karyn 805
Fri 2/2: Steve and Sally Williams
Sat 2/3: Electrik Love in Duo
Sun 2/4: Karen Eden & the Bad Apples

1901 Speakeasy
740 S. B St., Oxnard
Fri 1/26: Teresa Russell & Stephen Geyer
Sat 2/3: RJ Mischo

Vol. 17, No. 08 – Jan 10 – Jan 23, 2024 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com

Happy New Year! Just like every year before, my hope for our community is that more people get out and take in live music here Ventura while supporting our local venues. My personal New Year resolution on the other hand, is to enjoy and support even more singer/songwriters.

After the closing of Copa Cubana last month in the Ventura Harbor Village, Jerry McWorter has relocated his popular Tuesday Blues Day to a new location, this time downtown Ventura at the Twist on Main; hours remain the same 7-9 pm.

Thursday, January 11, The White House will feature a special night of live music featuring Rick Marcel who has worked with Kool & the Gang, The Isley Brothers, Stephanie Mills and more. Marcel brings a full band playing all your favorite boogie, disco and dance favorites. Call to RSVP tickets (with or without dinner) to (805) 320-8655.

Another Concert for Causes show will be held at the Ventura Theater on Saturday January 13 to benefit Autism Speaks which is a non-profit autism awareness organization and the largest autism research organization in the United States. It sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, governments, and the public. This special event will feature local bands such as The Guitar & Whiskey Club, Raised on Vinyl, Fallen Saints and the Allegations.

It’s been a while since Cadillac Zack has brought one of his shows to Cantara, so I’m pleased as punch that he brings legendary blues and rock band, Canned Heat, to Cantara Cellars for a show on Thursday, January 18. There will be an opening set by Eugene Hideaway Bridges. I assume I don’t need to tell you how inspiring it is to be in the presence of a band who played Woodstock. Secure your tickets on EventBrite.com.

Tickets are on sale now for Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band (Dirt on my Diamonds Tour) at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center for Friday, April 19; and Save Ferris for March 16 at Ventura Music Hall.

Quick Notes: don’t forget Bombay Bar and Grill has moved their Blues Night to Thursdays starting at 7 pm; catch Black Flag at the Ventura Music Hall on Sunday, January 14; Barrelhouse Wailers return to the Ojai Underground for a show on Saturday, January 13; Nashville-based singer/songwriter Halley Neal plays Namba on Saturday, January 20; Agent Orange plays Gigi’s on Saturday, January 20; enjoy classical music with violinist Phillip Levy at Beatric Wood Center for the Arts on Sunday, January 21 (program includes Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and more); get your dancing shoes on for this month’s Sunday afternoon of swing dancing at House of Dance featuring Swing Shift on Sunday, January 21; and Café Fiore has an open mic and jam on Tuesday, January 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.

Vol. 17, No. 08 – Jan 10 – Jan 23, 2024 – Music Calendar

For more listings, additional times and genres go to VenturaRocks.com

Anna’s Cider
801 E. Main St., Santa Paula
Sat 1/13: Shay Moulder

Aqua Beachfront Bar (Crowne Plaza)
450 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura
Wed 1/10: Déjà vu Too
Wed 1/17: Jerry Breiner Solo

Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
8585 N. Ojai Rd., Ojai
Sun 1/21: Phillip Levy, Tae Yeon Lim

Bellringer Brewing Co.
472 E. Main St., Ventura
Fri 1/12: Katie Leigh

Boatyard Pub
1583 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura
Music 6-9; except Thurs 4-9
Tuesdays: Noah Thoresen
Wednesdays: Frank Barajas
Thursdays: Jim Friery (4 pm ); Bluegrass Jam (6:30 pm)
Fri 1/12: Karen Eden & the Bad Apples
Sat 1/13: Bill Macpherson & Jen Staves
Fri 1/19: Teresa Russell & Stephen Geyer

Bombay Bar and Grill
143 S. California St., Ventura
Thurs 1/11: Blues Night w/ Red Headed Stephchild
Fri 1/19: Romper, Expect the Worst, Ugly, RedSuperGiant, Destiny Inn
Sat 1/20: Plan Your Escape, Two Brothers, Pretty Well, In the Grey

Café Fiore
66 S. California St., Ventura
Tues 1/16: Karen Eden & the Bad Apples
Tues 1/23: Open Mic and Jam

Cantara Cellars
126 N. Wood Rd., Camarillo
Fri 1/12: :Colette Lovejoy Band
Sat 1/13: Heart and Soul
Thurs 1/18: Canned Heat
Fri 1/19: Johnny and the Love Handles
Sat 1/20: Bad Habit
The Cave
4435 McGrath St., Ventura
Wed & Thurs: Bobby Apostol
Fri & Sat: Warren Takahashi

Copper Blues
591 Collection Blvd., Oxnard
Fri 1/12: Mix 3
Sat 1/13: Mirage
Fri 1/19: Caliente 805
Sat 1/20: Siempre Selena

Deer Lodge
2261 Maricopa Hwy., Ojai
Fri 1/12: Mia Dyson, Scott Hirsch
Fri 1/19: Cinder Well

Four Brix
2290 Eastman Ave., Ventura
Sun 1/14: Clear Sky Trio
Fri 1/19: Caught Red Handed
Sun 1/21: Mack and D

Garage
1091 Scandia Ave., Ventura
Fri 1/12: Breaking Bored
Sat 1/13: Steph’s Rockin’ Road Show
Fri 1/19: Duncan and the Dragonslayers
Sat 1/20: What the Funk

Gigi’s Cocktails
2493 Grand Ave., Ventura
Fri 1/12: Freddy & Friends
Sat 1/20: Agent Orange, The Drowns

The Grape
2733 E. Main St., Ventura
Tues: The Gratitude Jazz Jam
Wed 1/10: Blanco Diablo
Thurs 1/11: Judy Wexler Band
Fri 1/12: The Ed Smith Group
Sat 1/13: Richiman and Groove Nice feat Joey Delgado (2 pm); Nick Mancini (8 pm)
Wed 1/17: Doug MacDonald Group
Thurs 1/18: Will Brahm Quartet
Fri 1/19: Derek Frank
Sat 1/20: Lewis Porter (2 pm); Jennifer Leitham Trio (8 pm)

House of Dance
3007 Bunsen Ave., Ventura
Sun 1/21: Swing Shift

Keynote Lounge
10245 Telephone Rd., Ventura
Thursdays: Open Mic
Fri 1/12: No Biggee
Fri 1/19: Vinyl Gypsies
Sat 1/20: Toxic Sushi

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Sat 1/13: Mark Masson JamGrass
Sun 1/14: Shay Moulder
Fri 1/19: JB & Wise Owl
Sun 1/21: Kris Simeon

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut St., Ventura
Sat 1/13: The Guitar & Whiskey Club, Raised on Vinyl, Fallen Saints, The Allegations

Manhattan
5800 Santa Rosa Rd., Camarillo
Wednesdays: Robert Van
Thursdays: Tom McMorran
Fridays: Tour Support
Saturdays: Jeanne Tatum Trio

Moofish Café (inside Crowne Plaza)
450 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura
Thurs 1/11: Seth Andre Oster & Michael Velasquez

Mrs. Olson’s
2800 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard
Sun 1/14: Teresa Russell

Namba Arts
47 S. Oak St., Ventura
Sat 1/13: Baila Nova
Sun 1/14: The Listening Room
Sat 1/20: Halley Neal & Caleb Bigler

Ojai Underground Exchange
616 Pearl St., Ojai
Sat 1/13: Barrelhouse Wailers

Onyx Bistro
2390 Las Posas Rd., Camarillo
Fri 1/12: Smokey & Friends
Fri 1/19: Jack Keough
Sat 1/20: George Krikes

Orozoco’s de Ventura
839 E. Front St., Ventura
Fridays: Soul 4 II

Oxnard Performing Arts Center
800 Hobson Way, Oxnard
Sat 1/13: Dreaming of You

Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
2209 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Tuesdays: Danny D

The Raven Tavern
1651 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard
Fri & Sat 7 pm
Fri 1/12: Delta by the Beach
Sat 1/13: Undercover Super Group
Fri 1/19: Brandon Ragan Project
Sat 1/20: Duke Fame Band

San Souci
21 S. Chestnut St., Ventura
Wed 1/10: Centershift, Macro Mal
Wed 1/17: Slow Decay, Die Healing, Loc Dawgs
Sat 1/20: Local Bylaws, Defeating the Purpose, Spider Baby

The Shores
1031 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard
Fri 1/12: CRV
Sat 1/13: We Are the 80s
Fri 1/19: Little Bit of Everything
Sat 1/20: Sin Chonies

The Six
419 E. Main St., Ventura
Sat 1/13: LakeDub
Fri 1/19: Medicine Hat
Sat 1/20: SGV Vibes, Bombafiya

Strey Cellars
951 N. Rice Ave., Oxnard
Sun 1/21: Brandon Ragan Project

Taqueria Jalisco
4275 Tierra Rejada Rd., Moorpark
Tuesdays & Fridays: Jim Friery

The Twist on Main
454 E. Main St., Ventura
Tuesdays: Tuesday Blues Day
Sat 1/13: Frank Barajas (1pm: Hillary Watson (4 pm); King Bee (8 pm)
Sun 1/14: Hot Roux
Sat 1/20: Joe Delia (1 pm); Austin & Sage (4 pm); Cyamik Ashtiani (8 pm)
Sun 1/21: Steve and Sally Williams

Vaquero y Mar
435 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Sundays: Mariachi
Tuesdays: The Sea Hunter, Lowered Expectations
Wednesdays: The Jelly Jam Band
Sat 1/13: Spider Baby, Strychnine Ninety Nine, Hong Kong Frenzy

Ventura Harbor Village
1559 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura
Music: Noon
Sat 1/13: Elektric Love In
Sun 1/14: the Cocoknotts

Ventura Music Hall
1888 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Sun 1/14: Black Flag
Tues 1/16: Mayer Hawthorne
Thurs 1/18: Daniel Donato
Fri 1/19: The Alligators, Shaky Feelin’
Sat 10/20: Zoso

The White House
281 W. Main St., Ventura
Thurs 1/11: Boogie Nights

Winchesters
632 E. Main St., Ventura
Music Thurs 5:30; Fri 7 pm; Sat 3 pm; Sun 3 pm
Thurs 1/11: Brandon Ragan
Fri 1/12: Steve and Sally Williams
Sat 1/13: Heft & Wilson
Sun 1/14: Led Tasso
Thurs 1/18: Joel Martin’s Grateful Zone
Fri 1/19: Adam & Sam
Sat 1/20: Déjà vu Too feat. Colette Lovejoy
Sun 1/21: Medicine Hat

Vol. 17, No. 07 – Dec 27, 2023 – Jan 9, 2024 – Music Calendar

For more listings, additional times and genres go to VenturaRocks.com

Anna’s Cider
801 E. Main St., Santa Paula
Sat 12/30: Shay Moulder

Aqua Beachfront Bar (Crowne Plaza)
450 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura
Wednesdays: Déjà vu Too

Boatyard Pub
1583 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura
Music 6-9; except Sundays 4-7
Tuesdays: Noah Thoresen
Wednesdays: Frank Barajas
Thursdays: Jim Friery (4 pm ); Bluegrass Jam (6:30 pm)
Fri 12/29: Epitome of Dreams
Sat 12/30: Two’s Company
Fri 1/5: Teresa Russell & Stephen Geyer

Bombay Bar and Grill
143 S. California St., Ventura
Thurs 12/28: Blues Night w/ Milo Sledge

Bright Spark Brewing
4561 Market St., Ventura
Fri 12/15: Katie Leigh & Friends

Café Fiore
66 S. California St., Ventura
Tues 1/9: Open Mic and Jam

Cantara Cellars
126 N. Wood Rd., Camarillo
Sat 12/30: Caliente 805
Fri 1/5: What the Funk
Sat 1/6: Ignition

The Cave
4435 McGrath St., Ventura
Wed & Thurs: Bobby Apostol
Fri & Sat: Warren Takahashi

Copper Blues
591 Collection Blvd., Oxnard
Fri 12/29: Caliente 805
Sat 12/30: NDR CVR SPR GRP

Crowne Plaza
450 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura
Sun 12/31: NYE Party w/ Colette Lovejoy Band
Sun 12/31: NYE Party w/ Morie & the Heavy Hitters

Deer Lodge
2261 Maricopa Hwy., Ojai
Thurs 12/28: Nick Waterhouse
Fri 12/29: Beau Red & the Tailer Maide
Sat 12/30: Rick Kaylor
Sun 12/31: NYE Party w/ New Pleasures, Evan Blix, Lando
Sat 1/6: Dan Greer

Garage
1091 Scandia Ave., Ventura
Fri 12/29: Operation 90s
Sat 12/30: Buena Onda
Sun 12/31: NYE Party w/ The Renegades
Fri 1/5: Brittney & the B-Sides
Sat 1/6: Honey Owl

The Grape
2733 E. Main St., Ventura
Tues: The Gratitude Jazz Jam
Thurs 12/28: Angela O’Neill & the Outrageous 8
Fri 12/29: Phoenyx Big Band
Sat 12/30: The Lao Tizer Band
Sun 12/31: NYE Party w/ D.on Darox & the Melody Joy Bakers (7-10 pm)
Wed 1/3: RJ Mischo Blues Showcase
Thurs 1/4: Chris Golden Electric Jazz Quartet
Fri 1/5: Jumaane Smith
Sat 1/6: Debbie Davies (2 pm); Dimitris Mahlis Trio (8 pm)

The Greek Restaurant
1583 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura
Sun 12/31: NYE Party w/ Crosscut Band 805

Keynote Lounge
10245 Telephone Rd., Ventura
Thursdays: Open Mic
Fri 12/29: Vinyl Gypsies
Sat 12/30: Whiskey Stone

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Thurs 12/28: Charlie & the Chieftan
Fri 12/29: Jacob Marquez & the Good Vibes
Sat 12/30: Irie Smiles (2 pm); Los & Stefano (7 pm)
Sun 12/31: NYE Party w/ One People (6 – 9 pm)
Fri 1/5: MoonDawgs

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut St., Ventura
Fri 1/5: Kyle Smith, iDecline, One People, more…

Manhattan
5800 Santa Rosa Rd., Camarillo
Wed 12/27: Warren Takahashi
Thurs 12/28: Tom McMorran
Fri 12/29: Lisa Ritner Duo
Sat 12/30: Pam and Hollywood
Sun 12/31: NYE Party w/ Jeanne Tatum
Wed 1/3: Robert Van
Thurs 1/4: Tom McMorran
Fri 1/5: Michael Falcone Trio
Sat 1/6: Jeanne Tatum Trio

Moofish Café (inside Crowne Plaza)
450 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura
Sat 12/30: Dueling Pianos

Mrs. Olson’s
2800 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard
Sun 12/31: NYE Party w/ Bloodshot

Namba Arts
47 S. Oak St., Ventura
Sat 1/6: All Ears

The Ojai Pub
914 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai
Sat 12/30: Katie Leigh Band

Ojai Underground Exchange
616 Pearl St., Ojai
Sat 1/6: Alice Howe & Freebo

Onyx Bistro
2390 Las Posas Rd., Camarillo
Fri 12/29: Nate Latta
Sat 12/30: Jack Keough
Sun 12/31: NYE Party w/ Ray Jaurique Trio (6-9 pm)

Orozoco’s de Ventura
839 E. Front St., Ventura
Fridays: Soul 4 II

Poseidon Brewing Co.
5777 Olivas Park Dr., Ventura
Fri 12/29: Vinny Berry
Sun 12/31: NYE Party w/ Vanie Terry Band (6-9 pm)

Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
2209 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Tuesdays: Danny D

The Raven Tavern
1651 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard
Fri & Sat 7 pm; Sunday 2 pm
Fri 12/29: Bob Bishop Band
Sat 12/30: Sonic Boomers
Sun 12/31: NYE Party w/ Vinyl Gypsies
Fri 1/5: Unkle Monkey
Sat 1/6: Heathers on Fire

Rincon Brewery
4100 Telegraph Rd., Ventura
Fri 12/29: Milo Sledge Trio

The Shores
1031 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard
Fri 12/29: Elektric Love-in
Sat 12/30: Doc Rogers Band
Sun 12/31: NYE Party w/ Tommy Foytek Band

The Six
419 E. Main St., Ventura
Sat 12/30: Rising Son

Taqueria Jalisco
4275 Tierra Rejada Rd., Moorpark
Tuesdays & Fridays: Jim Friery

Topa Topa Brewing
4880 Colt St., Ventura
Sun 12/31: The Trivle Omdobble

The Twist on Main
454 E. Main St., Ventura
Wed 12/27: Battle of the Bands
Sat 12/30: Brandywine Buskers (noon); Dave Blanchard & Barry Moffett (4 pm); Live Band Karaoke (8 pm)
Sun 12/31: NYE Party w/ Shaky Feelin’

Twisted Oak Tavern
2433 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo
Sun 12/31: NYE Party w/ the 90’s Babiez

Vaquero y Mar
435 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Sundays: Mariachi
Tuesdays: The Sea Hunter, Lowered Expectations
Wednesdays: The Jelly Jam Band
Sat 12/30: CRV
Sun 12/31: NYE Party w/ Los Amigos

Ventura Moose Lodge
10269 Telephone Rd., Ventura
Sun 12/31: NYE Party w/ Heart and Soul

Ventura Music Hall
1888 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Sun 12/31: NYE Party w/ The English Beat, Ska Daddyz
Sat 1/6: The Petty Breakers

Winchesters
632 E. Main St., Ventura
Music Thurs 5:30; Fri 7 pm; Sat 3 pm; Sun 3 pm
Thurs 12/28: Dave Parsonage
Fri 12/29: Van Allen Twins
Sat 12/30: Doc Ventura
Sun 12/31: Doc Rogers Band

1901 Speakeasy
740 S. B Street, Oxnard
Fri 12/26: Teresa Russell & Stephen Geyer

Vol. 17, No. 07 – Dec 27, 2023 – Jan 9, 2024 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com

Well, we’re at the close of another year and looking forward to the new one. I’m typically not one for looking back, but rather one who anticipates all the good things to come. That being said, now is as good of time as any to reminisce, just a bit. It’s been almost fifteen years since I decided to get involved with Ventura’s music scene hoping to inspire people to get out and enjoy live music while supporting our local venues and artists by launching VenturaRocks.com. It was ten years ago that Sheldon Brown, publisher of the Ventura Breeze, invited me to write this music scene column. Since I got involved keeping my finger on the pulse of our music community, the most important thing I’ve learned is that the music scene is a living entity. You have to nurture it. The venues (God love them) need to promote, the artists need to captivate and entertain, and just as importantly, us music loving fans need to support by not only showing up, but show up with our wallets opened. Several venues provide no cover charge, so they especially need your patronage; buy a beverage, order up some food, tell others about the great time you had, and please don’t forget about the artists, especially our beloved singer/songwriters; buy their swag, order their music, leave a tip. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it takes three elements to make a music scene, the venues, the artists, and us music fans, together, we make Ventura Rock!

Now on to bringing in the New Year. Most venues will have a special celebration on Sunday, December 31, but not all at midnight. Some pub/wine houses are celebrating the “UK” New Year at 4 pm, others at 9 pm aligning with the New York dropping of the ball in Time Square, but most will ring in 2024 at midnight our time with entertainment and party favors. My column (as well as VenturaRocks.com) only lists live music, so if you don’t see a venue here (Bombay’s, the Six and others), it doesn’t mean they’ll be closed, they’ll most likely rock in the year with a DJ. No matter your preference, I recommend you take a look and see what’s available, call the venue to secure reservations and find out if they’ll have a cover charge so you’ll be prepared. And speaking of being prepared, if you’re planning to tie one on, I highly recommend you either have a designated driver, the phone number of a taxi service or have a rideshare app on your phone (Uber, Lyft).

Quick Notes: Copa Cubana has permanently closed their doors their final show was December 19; Nick Waterhouse plays the Deer Lodge on Thursday, December 28; Rincon Brewery continues with live music on Friday, December 29, with Milo Sledge Trio; and Namba hosts All Ears described as a musical alchemy on Saturday, January 6.

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.

Vol. 17, No. 06 – Dec 13 – Dec 26, 2023 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com

I hope you are enjoying the holiday season, there are a few more opportunities to catch live music if you need a boost. On one end of the spectrum, the Rubicon Theater will host a Saturday afternoon Tiny Tots Christmas Concert on December 23 (2-4 pm) featuring enchanting songs of the season that will tug at your holiday heartstrings.

And then on the other end of the spectrum, if you appreciate a wicked sense of humor that is, then you won’t want to miss loveable punk rockers, The Vandals, when they play the Majestic Ventura Theater on Friday, December 22. This is the band’s 28th Annual Christmas Formal where they’re sure to play such punk holiday favorites as “My First Christmas as a Women,” “Oi to the World,” “Grandpa’s Last X-mas” and “I Don’t Believe in Santa Claus.”

Non-holiday events include a fundraiser to help get Red Headed Stephchild to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis next month. The event will be held at Bombay’s on Saturday December 16 from 2-6 pm with performances from Ray Jaurique Trio, Hot Roux, American Standard and Red Headed StephChild.

Singer/songwriter Amanda McBroom plays Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts in Ojai on Sunday December 17. So many of her songs have been recorded by a wide variety of artists such as Barry Manilow, Judy Collins, Anne Murray, Harry Belafonte, Kurt Cobain and of course Bette Midler who hit a number one hit with her tune, “The Rose”.

Albert Lee will be celebrating his 80th birthday at the Twist on Main with Hot Roux supporting the phenomenal Grammy award winning guitarist. Lee has worked with the likes of the Everly Brothers, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris and more. This ticketed event falls on Friday, December 22 with tickets available on the HiHatEntertainment.com website.

Keep in mind, you should firm up your New Year’s Eve party plans sooner than later. My next column will highlight some of the bigger parties, but meanwhile, go to VenturaRocks.com and on the calendar, just search “NYE” for parties throughout Ventura County.

Quick Notes: Rey Fresco opens for Ozomatli at the Ventura Music Hall on Thursday, December 14; Simon Phillips returns to the Grape for another sure-to-sell-out performance on Friday, December 15; Red Hot Cholo Peppers play Copper Blues on Friday December 15; Brendon Willing James plays the Farmer and the Cook in Ojai on Sunday December 17; and Tribal Me has reformed and renamed the group, The Jelly Band.

Though I’ve placed the Pam Baumgardner Music Hour on hiatus after 200 shows, I’d like to invite you to start your very own radio show on CAPS Media’s KPPQ local non-profit radio station. You can do a talk/podcast type show, or play music of any genre. Reach out to the program director at [email protected].

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.

Vol. 17, No. 06 – Dec 13 – Dec 26, 2023 – Music Calendar

For more listings, additional times and genres go to VenturaRocks.com

Angry Ferret Brewery
11990 Hertz St., Moorpark
Sat 12/16: Delta by the Beach
Fri 12/22: Whole Hog

Aqua Beachfront Bar (Crowne Plaza)
450 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura
Wednesdays: Déjà vu Too
Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
8585 N. Ojai Rd., Ojai
Sun 12/17: Amanda McBroom

Boatyard Pub
1583 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura
Music 6-9; except Sundays 4-7
Tuesdays: Noah Thoresen
Wednesdays: Frank Barajas
Thursdays: Jim Friery (4 pm ); Bluegrass Jam (6:30 pm)
Fri 12/15: Teresa Russell & Stephen Geyer
Sat 12/16: Déjà vu Too
Fri 12/22: Mac & D
Sat 12/23: Bill Macpherson & Karen Eden

Bombay Bar and Grill
143 S. California St., Ventura
Wednesdays: Blues Night
Sat 12/16: Ray Jaurique Trio, Hot Roux, American Standard, Red Headed Stephchild

Bright Spark Brewing
4561 Market St., Ventura
Fri 12/15: Katie Leigh & Friends
Café Fiore
66 S. California St., Ventura
Tues 12/26: Open Mic and Jam

Cantara Cellars
126 N. Wood Rd., Camarillo
Sat 12/16: Ignition

The Cave
4435 McGrath St., Ventura
Wed & Thurs: Bobby Apostol
Fri & Sat: Warren Takahashi

Copa Cubana
Ventura Harbor Village
Tuesdays: Blues Tuesdays

Copper Blues
591 Collection Blvd., Oxnard
Fri 12/15: Red Hot Cholo Peppers
Fri 12/22: Side Traccs
Sat 12/23: Los Amigos

Deer Lodge
2261 Maricopa Hwy., Ojai
Fri 12/15: Jeffrey Martin, Anna Tivel
Sat 12/16: Movie Club
Sat 12/23: Rey Fresco

The Farmer and the Cook
339 W. Roblar Dr., Ojai
Sun 12/17: Brendan Willing James

Feros Ferio Winery
310 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai
Sun 12/17: Déjà vu Too, Frank Barajas
Garage
1091 Scandia Ave., Ventura
Fri 12/15: Led Tasso
Sat 12/16: Steph’s Rockin’ Road Show, Monsters of Pop
Fri 12/22: ClassX
Sat 12/23: Doc Rogers

The Grape
2733 E. Main St., Ventura
Tues: The Gratitude Jazz Jam
Wed 12/13: Blanket of Clouds
Thurs 12/14: 6 Beats Apart
Fri 12/15: Simon Philips
Sat 12/16: Shawn Jones Trio (2 pm); Barrelhouse Wailers (8 pm)
Wed 12/20: Vinny Golia Quintet
Thurs 12/21: Brad Rabuchin’s Far West Quartet
Fri 12/22: Ginger & the Hoosier Daddys
Sat 12/23: Dr. T & the Blues Criminals (2 pm)

Institution Ale Company
3841 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo
Thurs 12/14: Katie Leigh Band

Keynote Lounge
10245 Telephone Rd., Ventura
Thursdays: Open Mic
Fri 12/15: Pull the Trigger
Sat 12/16: Ventu Park Band
Sat 12/23: The Way

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Thurs 12/14: Kris Simeon
Fri 12/15: Hippy Cholo
Sat 12/16: Rising Son (2 pm); Bo Jangles (6 pm)
Sun 12/17: Dakota Lotus
Thurs 12/21: Atral Weather
Fri 12/22: Keyth G and the Universouls
Sat 12/23: Heavy Hitters

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut St., Ventura
Sat 12/16: Burch Studios Presents
Fri 12/22: The Vandals

Manhattan
5800 Santa Rosa Rd., Camarillo
Wed 12/13: Robert Van
Thurs 12/14: Tom McMorran
Fri 12/15: Tour Support
Sat 12/16: Lisa Ritner Duo
Wed 12/20: Warren Takahashi
Thurs 12/21: Tom McMorran
Fri 12/22: Jeanne Tatum
Sat 12/23: Lisa Ritner Duo

Moofish Café (inside Crowne Plaza)
450 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura
Thurs 12/21: Seth Andre Oster & Michael Velasquez

Mrs. Olson’s
2800 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard
Sat 12/16: Sunnie Daze
Sun 12/17: Teresa Russell (Noon); Spider Baby, Addalemon, Checked Out…(4 pm)

Namba Arts
47 S. Oak St., Ventura
Sat 12/16: Dani Hagan
Fri 12/22: Listening room Redux Open Mic

Ojai Underground Exchange
616 Pearl St., Ojai
Sat 12/16: Expandards
Onyx Bistro

2390 Las Posas Rd., Camarillo
Fri 12/15: Natalie Wattre
Sat 12/16: George Krikes
Fri 12/22: The Fabulous Hangovers
Sat 12/23: Ashun

Orozoco’s de Ventura
839 E. Front St., Ventura
Fridays: Soul 4 II

Poseidon Brewing Co.
5777 Olivas Park Dr., Ventura
Sat 12/16: Morrison Drive
Fri 12/22: Natalie Wattre

Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
2209 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Tuesdays: Danny D

The Raven Tavern
1651 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard
Fri & Sat 7 pm; Sunday 2 pm
Fri 12/15: Holgers Heroes
Sat 12/16: The Dirty Lowdown
Fri 12/22: Vinyl Gypsies
Sat 12/23: Jayden Secor Band

Ric’s Restaurant Sports Lounge
2500 Las Posas Rd., Camarillo
Tuesdays: Tour Support w/ Kurt & Bob

Rincon Brewery
4100 Telegraph Rd., Ventura
Fri 12/22: Vanise Terry Band

Rubicon Theater
1006 E. Main St., Ventura
Sat 12/23: Tiny Tots Christmas Concert
Sam’s Place
308 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai
Sat 12/16: Whole Hog

The Shores
1031 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard
Fri 12/15: Joe Delia (4 pm); Robert Heft Band (9 pm)
Sat 12/16: CheckPoint
Fri 12/22: Jake McClelland (4 pm); Nuestro (8:30 pm)
Sat 12/23: Sin Chonies

The Six
419 E. Main St., Ventura
Sat 12/23: The Shaky Trio

The Sportsman
4426 Central Ave., Camarillo
Sun 12/17: Swing Shift

Strey Cellars
951 N. Rice Ave., Oxnard
Fri 12/15: 805 Social Club
Sat 12/16: Bar Fly

Taqueria Jalisco
4275 Tierra Rejada Rd., Moorpark
Tuesdays & Fridays: Jim Friery

Topa Topa Brewing
4880 Colt St., Ventura
Tues 12/26: Friendly Jam

The Twist on Main
454 E. Main St., Ventura
Sat 12/16: Joe Delia (noon); Ray Jaurique Trio (4 pm); JetLemons (8 pm)
Sun 12/17: JetLemons (1 pm); Mark Masson’s Jamgrass (4 pm)
Wed 12/20: Dueling Pianos
Fri 12/22: Albert Lee w/ Hot Roux
Sat 12/23: Dive Bar Brio (noon); Adam Lenhard (4 pm); Brobots (8 pm)
Sun 12/24: Bella Lucarelli

Vaquero y Mar
435 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Sundays: Mariachi
Tuesdays: The Sea Hunter, Lowered Expectations
Wednesdays: The Jelly Band
Fri 12/15: Conjunto Zacamandu
Sat 12/23: The Missing 23rd, Shim Come Quick

Ventura Music Hall
1888 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Thurs 12/14: Ozomatli, Rey Fresco
Sat 12/23: Parliament Funkadelic feat. George Clinton

Waterside
3500 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard
Sat 12/23 Guy Thomas & Dave Blanchard

Winchesters
632 E. Main St., Ventura
Music Thurs 5:30; Fri 7 pm; Sat 3 pm; Sun 3 pm
Thurs 12/14: Brandon Ragan
Fri 12/15: Déjà vu Three
Sat 12/16: Rick & Jenny
Sun 12/17: Karen Eden & the Bad Apples
Thurs 12/21: George & Michael
Fri 12/22: Meg & Alex
Sat 12/23: Chelsea Sanchez
Sun 12/24: Teresa Russell

1901 Speakeasy
740 S. B Street, Oxnard
Fri 12/22: Teresa Russell & Stephen Geyer