The Channel Cities Jazz Club (CCJC) meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month at a new venue - the Golden China Restaurant, 760 South Seaward Avenue, Ventura.
The club hosts a Sunday afternoon dance every third Sunday from 1:00PM to 4:00PM with jammers leading off the dance at 1:00, followed by a professional featured band at 3:00PM.
During normal school sessions the club invites local middle, and high school jazz bands to perform between the jammers and featured bands.
The club also sponsors school music students to Summer Jazz Music Camp in Northern California at the Teagarden Summer Camp for Youth.
An entrance fee of $10.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members is collected to cover operating costs and to support the jazz summer camp.
Club events are open to the public. Visit www.channelcitiesjazzclub.com or call 805.985.7292 for more information.
Brogden Bay Presents (BPP) organizes live music performances by some of the country’s finest musicians, typically in an intimate format of 200 people or less. BPP
BPP currently partners with Larry Janss and his Four Friends Gallery/Open Borders in Thousand Oaks to bring live music to the Four Friends Gallery. BPP founder Steve Brogden was formerly director of the Thousand Oaks Library, where he brought music performances to the Library for eight years.
Four Friends Gallery is located at 1414 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks. Upcoming concerts are highlighted below. More information is available and tickets can be purchased in advance at www.brogdenbaypresents.com.
Sat, March 30 at 8PM: An Acoustic Evening with Laith Al-Saadi, a final four contestant on The Voice in 2016. $30 online, $35 at the door.
Sat, April 27 at 8PM: An Evening with the Honeysuckle Possums, a high-energy, all-woman band playing bluegrass, originals and old-time mountain music.
Looking for some of the top music acts of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s nearby in an intimate setting with a great dinner? Visit the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills!
Tickets vary in price based on the artist and reserved seating requires dinner reservations. Unreserved seats typically require a two drink minimum.
The dinner menu includes prime rib, salmon, sauteed chicken breast, filet mignon, with a variety of mouth watering starters, salads, sides and desserts. Dinners range in price from roughly $20 to $40.
Performers have included Kansas, Styx, Cheap Trick, Berlin, Peter Frampton, Blues Traveler, Boys II Men, Hootie and the Blowfish, Pat Benatar, Bonnie Tyler, Don Rickles, Davy Jones of the Monkees, The Smothers Brothers, B-52s, Air Supply, Rick Springfield, John Hiatt, Frankie Valle, Leon Russell, Jonny Lang, Foreigner and more.
You will also find some well-known comedians visiting The Canyon Club from time to time, Paul Reiser, Adam Carolla, Dana Carvey and Craig Shoemaker.
One of the most recognizable features of the Canyon Club...the blue star thingys hanging from the ceiling:
Libbey Bowl and Libbey Park are located in the heart of Ojai near the corner of Ojai Avenue and Signal Street. Libbey Bowl was originally built in 1957 and has been used for the annual Ojai Music Festival, Storytelling Festival, Ojai Day event, holiday celebrations and many other community events through the years. Beginning in 2008, the bowl was renovated and in 2011 was reopened with a new look and design. It accommodates 1,300 people. Learn more about Libbey Bowl at www.libbeybowl.org.
Both Libbey Bowl and Libbey Park are named after Ojai's greatest benefactor, Edward Libbey, a glass manufacturer from Toledo, Ohio. Libbey donated the park to the city in 1917. In front of the park is a shaded pergola along the main "arcade" section of Downtown Ojai.
The park contains a community playground that was designed and built with the help of over 500 volunteers in 2015. It contains a beautiful new play structure and other features that leapfrog what used to be a fairly outdated play area to one of the nicest ones in Ventura County. Visit THIS POST for more information.
There are also plenty of benches and seating areas, restrooms, shade trees and tennis courts at Libbey Park. Learn more on the City of Ojai website at www.ojairec.com/?page_id=190.
The Ojai Library Ukulele Club meets every Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. in the main library building. The Ukulele Club is about sharing the fun, simplicity, and musicality that the ukulele offers, and learning and practicing with other players. Continuously meeting since its formation in 2015, the club is open to all ages and levels of experience. If you have your own ukulele, bring it along! Alternatively, the club has a couple of extra ukuleles for drop-in guests to try out for the evening.
Feel free to bring a copy of a song or tune that you like; the club collects these in a book of songs used during meetings. Currently this collection includes classic ukulele standards, American folk music, contemporary selections, and more. Each songbook includes a chord chart and is easy to follow—each song has the accompanying chords and lyrics listed and ready to play!
These events are free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146.
The Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Avenue in Ojai. Hours of service are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
The Ventura County Library is available 24/7 at www.vencolibrary.org.
The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University, located in the heart of the campus at 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, showcases musicians, performers and artists from around the world at its Raitt Recital Hall (fits roughly 100 people), Smothers Theatre (closer to 500 attendees), Helen E. Lindhurst Theatre and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art.
There is a wide range of great acts and artists...covering blues, country, classical, jazz, gospel, soloists, ensembles, acrobats, jugglers, classic rockers, a kids' theater series, art exhibits and numerous student productions.
For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.arts.pepperdine.edu or call 310.506.4522.
Note: Following a generous estate commitment from Pepperdine University Board member Lisa Smith Wengler, the University dedicated the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts on November 7, 2013.