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Music in Ventura

Jazz artwork is Ventura's online music entertainment guide. Be it live or Memorex, you'll find all things music for this amazing town featuring incredible artists and musicians. We list everything from Karaoke joints to punk shows to down and dirty blues as well as the finest jazz jams.

Here's the deal. We want to make this town the next Austin or Seattle. We have so much talent and an abundance of venues to see them in. It really isn't that far-fetched. All we really needed was a one-stop reference to see what's what. We have also vowed to never charge the artists and to never charge the venues to be listed on our website.

You'll want to stop by weekly to see what's going on and again check in the nights you'll be hitting the town as we're always adding more shows as they come in and doing our best to keep up on last minute changes.

And, while you're here, be sure to check out our articles covering Ventura's music scene, as well as CD reviews of Ventura artists, and photo galleries of events held here.  Ventura Rocks baby!!!

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Current Issue: Joe Wilson back w/ R&B Bombers, Ventura Harbor, Rich Girls & more...
4/29 - 5/12: Ventura Music Festival, Cinco de Mayo, Ryan Cabrera, hot drummers and more...
4/15 - 4/28: Plan B and Jen Staves, Outdoor music, Ozomatli and more
4/1 - 4/14:  Global Guitar Greats, Sandbox Coffeehouse, EcoFest, Geezer and more...
3/18 - 3/31: Jim Monahan fundraiser, Vta Harbor music, Kyle Hunt new project...

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Photos of Music in Ventura
May 2015

Helmet, The Black Hips
Coming Soon!!!
The NaVaNaX
Photos of Music in Ventura
April 2015

Ryan Cabrera, L.A.M.F., Echo,
Jen Staves & the Bluzfish
Honey Owl CD Review
Photos of Music in Ventura
March 2015

Hollywood U2, Brothers Fortune
Geezer, The Miseries
The Barrelhouse Wailers CD Review
Photos of Music in Ventura
February 2015

Robin Bacior, Willie Nelson
Velveteen Band, 50 Sticks of Dynamite
Nathan McEuen CD Review
& Interview
Photos of Music in Ventura
January 2015

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Doug Webb
Shawn Jones, No Mad Trio...
Bloody Mary Morning CD Review
Photos of Music In Ventura
December 2014

Kiss Mas, Pull the Trigger, Kim Wilson
Donna Deussen & The Paul Weitz Trio CD Review
Photos of Music in Ventura
November 2014

Kelly's Lot, Misfits, Justin Claveria Trio, Barry Mosley, Xoco, Miskreants
Dan Grimm CD Review
Photos of Music in Ventura
October 2014

Charles Lloyd, Kilo Hues, McEuens, The Tossers, Jason Cruz & Buddy Darling
Shawn Jones CD Review
Photos of Music in Ventura
September 2014

NaVaNax, Anchor & Bear,
Kelly's Lot, and more
The Calamity 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

Neutral Milk Hotel - 5/31
Zoso - 6/5
Yelawolf - 6/8
Joey Bada$$ - 6/14
Tierra - 7/11
Nardfest Day 1- 8/29
Nardfest Day 2 - 8/30
Danny Janklow & NYC Band - 5/13
Jerry Vivino Quartet - 5/16
Mitch Forman Trio - 5/22
Rick Jarret Group - 5/29
Doug Webb featuring Danny Carey of TOOL - 5/30
Alastair Greene Band - 5/22
Rob Stone - 5/29
BB Chung King - 6/5
Teresa James - 6/12
Zion I - 5/23
Seedless w/Tatanka - 5/28
Jackie Greene - 5/29
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad w/Dub Architect - 5/30
40 oz to Freedom - 5/31
Stranger Band - 6/4
Aaron Carter - 6/19


Ones to Watch Productions
The Plaza Playhouse - 4916 Carpinteria Avenue - Carpinteria

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Surf 'N' Suds at the Ventura Harbor
Saturday , June 13

Featuring Rising Son, After the Smoke and Crosscut


Roadshow Revival 2015 Line up:

Reverand Horton Heat, Billy Joe Shaver, The Blasters
Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys, John Doe, Robert Gordon
Slim Jim Phantom Trio, Jamie James and the Kingbees, Gamblers Mark
Petunia and the Vipers, Big River, Matt Armor, Big Tweed
Highway Starr, Hard Six, The Walking Phoenixes, The Vonettes and more!
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Surf Rodeo

Pierpont Beach at Seaward

Music announced: Pato Banton, The Rainbow Girls, Bob Log III, The NaVaNaX, Brothers Fortune,
Raging Arb and the Redheads, The Iron Outlaws, Clean Spill, Dankrupt, GrooveSession
Jukebox 101, Aggrolites, The Kane Gang, Birdbrain, Rubberneck Lions, the Wheeland Brothers


2015 Music Under the Stars Season
at historic Olivas Adobe

July 11: Britain's Finest
Beatles Tribute Band
July 18: Porterhouse Bob
New Orleans Boogie & Blues
July 25: The Kings of 88
Tribute to Piano Rock
August 1: The Platinum Groove
Dance Party Grooves
August 8: Floyd & the Flyboys
R&B Blues & Soul
August 15: Desperado
Eagles Tribute Band
August 22: Louie Cruz Beltran
Afro-Cuban Jazz
August 29: Fantastic Diamond
Neil Diamond Tribute Band
September 5: Lisa Haley & the Zydekats

Tickets & Information: (805) 658-4726


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May 24, 2015
(Week at a Glance)

546 E. Main Street
(805) 874-2232
3 pm
Brand New Opry
6 pm
Mojo Filter
Classic Covers

Beach House Tacos
Ventura Pier
(805) 648-3177
1 pm
After the Smoke

Boatyard Cafe
Ventura Harbor
1583 Spinnaker Dr #109
(805) 850-0202
 3-6 pm
Medicine Hat
Alternative, American Country
, Folk Rock

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

 5 pm
Morganfield Burnett
and da Blues

Cafe Fiore &
Tree House Lounge

66 S. California Street
 6 pm
Babylon Rockers
Cali Reggae Rock

Golden China Restaurant
760 S. Seaward
(805) 652-1188
9:30 pm
Reggae Sundays
10 pm

Keynote Lounge
10245 E Telephone Road
(805) 647-9390 
7:30 pm

Margarita Villa
1567 Spinnaker Drive
(805) 654-7906
4-7 pm
Rising Son

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

The Patio
Players Casino
6580 Auto Center Drive
(805)  643-1392
 3-6 pm
Brandon Ragan
R&G Blues Jazz

Saloon BBQ Co.
456 E. Main Street
(805) 667-8550
  3 pm
Ted Waterhouse &
Paul Nelson

Blues / Rockabilly / Roots

Sandbox Coffeehouse
204 E. Thompson Blvd.
(805) 641-1025
Singer Songwritter

The Sans Souci
21 S. Chestnut Street
(805) 643-4539
DJ Darko

The Tavern
211 E Santa Clara
(805) 643-3264
open mic

Ventura Harbor
& Carousel Stage

Ventura Harbor
(805) 642-8538

1-4 pm
Jody Farrell & Tre Coustics
Eclectic Acoustic Rock

598 E. Main Street
(805) 643-6800
Indie Rock

The 805 Bar
1575 Spinnaker Drive
(805) 642-9463
2-5 pm
Karen Eden & Bill MacPherson
Acoustic Favorites

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