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Current issue: Cirith Ungol Reuniting, Copa Cubana open, VMF Rising Stars, more...
4/13 - 4/26: Amigos, SPRP BD bash, Velveteen Band in studio, John Phaneuf's film, more...
3/30 - 4/12: City's 150th Anniversary Celebration - Sandbox Coffeehouse Benefit...
3/16-3/29: Turning Point Foundation, Key to the Highway, Surf Rodeo, RNL, more...
3/2-3/15: Ventura Rocks 7th annivesary, Puddle of Mudd, Rebulation, Hy Brasil, more...
2/17-3/1: Pinger Benefit, Jeff Bridges, The Dickies, Jerry Vivino, Dan Grimm and more...

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Photos of Music in Ventura
April 2016

Tommy Marsh, Shawn Jones, The Rouse
The Lower Echelon, D.on Darox...
Ventura Rocks on CAPS Media
Dan Grimm & Whiskey For Kittens

Photos of Music in Ventura
January 2016

Ozomatli, Spencer the Gardner
Shawn Jones...
Casey Abrams EP Review
Photos of Music in Ventura
December 2015

Albert Lee, Kinky Friedman, Gypsy Blues Band, Medicine Hat...
Medicine Hat CD Review
Photos of Music in Ventura
November 2015

Everclear, Doug Webb Group, Ashford
Gordon, Dive Bar Messiahs...
Crooked Eye Tommy CD Review
Photos of Music in Ventura
October 2015

The Highland Way, Agent Orange,
Bruce Forman w/ Tierney Sutton
The NaVaNaX CD Review
Photos of Music in Ventura
September 2015

Hy Brasil, decker., The Hills of Malibu,
Shaky Feelin', McEuens...
Honey Owl CD Review
Photos of Music in Ventura
August 2015

Kevin Costner & Modern West, The Band Perry, Alice, Medicine Hat...
The Barrelhouse Wailers CD Review
Ventura Rocks You Tube Channel is Live
Danny Carey of TOOL w/ the Doug Web Group
Helmet, Casey Abrams
Mandex, Colbie Collait,
Rebelution, Barbara Morrison.
How to Get Listed on VenturaRocks.com

Hi Hat Entertainment
Ventura Beach Club
Silversun Pickups - 4/20
The Neighbourhood - 5/10
The Expendables - 5/25
Saul Hernandez - 5/28
Bad Religion - 6/2
RJ Ommio - 6/11
Frost & Fire II featuring the return of Cirith Ungol - 10/8
Dwight Yoakam - 11/3
Cougar Estrada & Friends - 3/31
Doug Webb featuring Danny Carey of TOOL - 4/2
Rachel Flowers - 4/8
Hans Ottsen Quartet - 4/9
Joey Heredia Band - 4/16
Sandra Booker - 4/23
Teka & the New Bossa - 4/27
Lett, Mancini & Dutz - 4/28
Frank Potenza & Friends - 4/30
Teresa James - 3/18
Carl Sonny Leyland - 3/14
Zack Bramhall with RJ Mischo - 4/15
Dallas Hodge  Band -5/20
Rob Rio - 5/27
Deke Dickerson - 6/3
Bruce Katz Band - 6/10
Jim Gibson - 6/17
Through the Roots - 4/20
Natty Vibes - 4/21
Katchafire - 4/28
Rock Cats Rock - 4/29
Skanks Roots Project - 5/1
John Mayall & Charlie Musselwhite - 5/8
Los Lonely Boys - 5/19
Spencer the Gardener - 5/20
Iron Butterfly - 9/24


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April 29, 2016
( Week at a Glance)

Amigo's Surf Cantina
546 E. Main Street
(805) 874-2232

9 pm
Country & Rock

Bombay Bar and Grill
143 S. California Street
(805) 643-4404

 9 pm
Agent Orange
Hard Six
Rockabilly / Punkabilly
The Cursed Bastards

Cafe Fiore &
Tree House Lounge

66 S. California Street
 Sound Effect
Dance covers R&B Soul Pop

The Cave
4435 McGrath Street
 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Warren Takahashi
Solo Acoustic Dinner Tunes

Discovery Ventura
1888 E. Thompson Blvd
(805) 452-4967
8:30 pm
  Rock Cats Rock
50's Rockabilly
10:30 pm
Flashback Fridays
DJ Xist

El Rey Cantina
294 E Main Street
(805) 653-1111

5-7 pm
Xoco Moraza
& Friends 

9:30 pm
DJ Gold Dust

Gigi's Cocktail Lounge
2493 Grand Avenue
(805) 642-2411

Golden China Restaurant
760 S. Seaward
(805) 652-1188

Grapes and Hops
454 E. Main Street
(805) 616-2375
8-11 pm
Varon Thomas Trio
Acoustic Favorites

The Greek at the Harbor
1583 Spinnaker Dr #101
(805) 650-5350

(Belly Dancing & more)
Live Bouzouki
Greek Music
Then DJ Dancing

Hong Kong Inn
435 Thompson Blvd
(805) 648-3161


Keynote Lounge
10245 E Telephone Road
(805) 647-9390
 9 pm
Tex Pistols
Country & Classic Rock

Margarita Villa
1567 Spinnaker Drive
(805) 654-7906
5-8 pm
Michael B. Baggs
Acoustic  Blues
Country / Folk

Now Ventura
185 E. Santa Clara Street
(805) 667-2200
7 - 10 pm
A Return to Jazz
10 pm

O'Leary's Side Bar
6555 Telephone Road
(805) 6
South Texas Blues

2 W. Main Street
(805) 652-1072

Prime Steakhouse
& Winebar

2209 E. Thompson Blvd
(805) 652-1055
7-10 pm
Top 40, R&B & Motown

Rookees Sports Bar
419 E. Main Street
(805) 648-6862

10 pm
DJ Steezy Steve

The Sans Souci
21 S. Chestnut Street
(805) 643-4539
Alligator Dave
Acoustic Rap

Squashed Grapes
2351 E. Main Street

(805) 643-7300
 7-10 pm
Eric Harrington & Friends

Star Lounge
343 E. Main Street
(805) 648-4709
Big Adventure
Pop Rock, 60s to Current

Ventura Beach Club
281 W. Main Street
(818) 307-7598
 Barnyard Stompers
Cooper & Queen

$10 cover

W20 at the Watermark
598 E. Main Street
(805) 643-6800
6 pm
Karen Eden Trio
Acoustic Favorites
9 pm
Shawn Jones
Rock, Blues, Country, Roots

The Wine Rack
14 S. California Street
(805) 653-9463
 8-11 pm
Rare Jazz

The 805 Bar
1575 Spinnaker Drive
(805) 642-9463
7-10 pm
Brandon Ragan
R&G Blues Jazz

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