Ventura Rocks in the Ventura Breeze – 9/28 – 10/11

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Folk fest to Metal fest
by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com
Pam@VenturaRocks.com

High at the top of my list of things to do over the next few weeks is the Topa Topa Folk Fest being held at the beautiful Libbey Bowl in Ojai on Saturday, October 1. Ticket sales have been brisk, which is great because I’d love to see this one sell out as it also helps to benefit the Turning Point Foundation. Headlining the folk fest will be Jake Smith better known as The White Buffalo whose music has been featured on such TV shows as “Sons of Anarchy” and “Californication.” I’m also excited to see Grizfolk after watching local talent Brendon Willing share his adventures via social media after joining the band over a year ago. Actually, the whole lineup is pretty cool with Jaime Wyatt, Todd Hannigan, Shane Alexander, Lee Koch, Bryan Titus and so many more talented folks. Find out more at www.OnesToWatchProductions.com. You can help make a difference while enjoying a great day of music, hope to see you there!

Another Turning Point Foundation fundraising was held at the Traveler’s Café on Thursday, September 22 when Shawn Jones entertained the room. It was the perfect opportunity for people to check out one of Ventura’s newest restaurants offering up live acoustic music on select days. Shawn by the way heads back to Europe the first week in October for about a month with shows in Italy and Ireland.

The highly anticipated return of Cirth Ungol (their first show in 25 years) is finally upon us as they headline Frost and Fire II at the Ventura Theater on October 8, and to sweeten the deal even further, Metal Blade Records released the band’s classic “Paradise Lost” on CD and vinyl. Frost and Fire II actually spans three days (October 7-9) and three venues (Bombay’s, Sans Souci and the Ventura Theater). This heavy metal festival isn’t for the light of heart and will most likely sell out (Day one already sold out at press time). To get the full line up of bands and schedules go to www.FrostAndFireFest.com.

Plan B will be celebrating their 4th anniversary with their popular Second Sunday Supper for October (on the 9th), featuring The Vonettes. The venue is also working on Friday nights for live music on a regular basis.

Squashed Grapes is excited to welcome Ronnie Hudson on Saturday, October 8. Hudson is most notable for his hit song “West Coast Poplock” which would later appear on Dr. Dre and Tupac Shakur’s song, “California Love” and Snoop Dogg’s “Poplock 2”. Hudson also played bass on the legendary Grammy-winning soundtrack “Shaft” by Isaac Hayes, and his work is featured in other films including “The Social Network”, “Iron Man II” and “South Central.”

Do you have any music related news or upcoming shows you want help publicizing? Send all information short or long to Pam@VenturaRocks.com, and for updated music listings daily, go to www.VenturaRocks.com.

Ventura Music Photos: September 2016

Ventura Theater – September 25, 2016
Tech N9ne – photo credit: Josh Adams
Tech N9ne


Taste of Local at Olivas Adobe – September 25, 2016
Bryan Titus w/Jeff Kranzler
Bryan Titus with Jeff Kranzler


Amigo’s – September 24, 2016
Goodnight Kiss – photo credit: Iris Vest
Goodnight Kiss


Boots and Brews Fest – September 18, 2016
Joe Nichols
Joe Nichols


Squashed Grapes – September 10, 2016
Alvino Bennett and his Stellar Acquaintances
Alvino Bennett and his Stellar Acquaintances


Amigo’s – September 4, 2016
The Tossers
The Tossers


Ventura Harbor – Rock the Dock – September 3, 2016
CRV, Carmen & the Renegade Vigilantes – photo credit: Jon Reese
CRV

 


Bombay’s 32nd Annual Beach Party Weekend – September 2, 2016
Shaky Feelin’
Shaky Feelin'


W20 at the Watermark – September 2, 2016
Karen Eden Trio
– photo credit: Candance Marshall
Karen Eden Trio

Ventura Music Photos: August 2016

Made West Brewery – August 28, 2016
Lee Koch
Lee Koch Band


Amigo’s – August 28, 2016
Karen Eden Trio
Karen Eden Trio


Bank of Books – August 27, 2016
RJ Mischo – photo credit: Evelyn Kelly Johnson
RJ Mischo & Band


Saloon BBQ Co. – August 18, 2016
Dead Country Gentlemen – photo credit: Wendell Ward
Dead Country Gentlemen

 


Squashed Grapes – August 18, 2016
Eric Harrington 
Eric Harrington


Ventura County Fair – August 9, 2016
America – Photo credit: Felix Cortez
America


Grapes and Hops – August 6, 2016
Bryan Titus
Bryan Titus

 


Ventura County Fair – August 6, 2016
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind

 


Ventura County Fair – August 5, 2016
Old Dominion
Old Dominion



Ventura County Fair – August 4, 2016
Styx
Tommy Shaw of Styx


W20 at the Watermark – August 4, 2016
Karen Eden with Olivia Newton-John
Karen and Olivia