17th Annual Summer Jazz Concert Series at Gardens of the World Thousand Oaks in August


The 17th Annual Summer Jazz Concert Series at Gardens of the World, 2001 Thousand Oaks Boulevard will take place on Sundays once again this year from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. August 4th through 25th, 2019.

The Lineup:

August 4th: Barbara Morrison - Queen of the Blues

August 11th: Freddy Lopez and the Vibe Tribe - Featuring the blues and gospel legend, Tata Vega

August 18th: The Carl Verheyen Band - World class guitar virtuoso and singer.

August 25th: Darrell Leonard’s Line Up - The best horn blowers meet the best rhythm players.

Parking available on Thousand Oaks Blvd. and may be available at the Civic Arts Plaza (fee may apply). Get there EARLY for best seats! This is a POPULAR series!

Lawn seating, please bring lawn chairs/blankets for your comfort. Please remember: no pets, smoking, alcohol or glassware allowed.

More at www.gardensoftheworld.info/GardensEvent.cfm

2019 Heritage Square Summer Concert Series on Friday Nights, June 21 to August 30

Oxnard's Heritage Square Summer Concert Series returns in 2019 for another 12 week run, from June 21 through August 30 (except July 26). Concerts start at 6pm and end at 8:30pm, with a half hour break at 7pm.

The concerts offer entertainment to suit every musical preference - styles range from Reggae to Big Band and from Latin Jazz to Rock.

There is a limit of two tickets per person, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations will be accepted. Ticket sales begin on-site at 5 p.m. in the main plaza on the day of the event. There will be a total of 80 individual seats in the main plaza for sale each night. Tickets are expected to sell out, so concert-goers are encouraged to arrive early to make their purchase.

Table sales begin May 1. Each table seats six guests. To reserve a table, call (805) 483-7960 or email heritagesquare@aol.com.

Limited lawn seating is free. Heritage Square is at 715 South A Street, Oxnard.

The Lineup:

  • 6/21: Impulse Band

  • 6/28: Chico Band

  • 7/5: 805 All Star Band

  • 7/12: Ignition Band (Classic Rock)

  • 7/19: Brandon Ragan (Jazz/Blues/Funk)

  • 7/26: no concert

  • 8/2: Truth - Rod Stewart and Jeff Beck Tribute

  • 8/9: Grupo Modazz (Cumbias/Pop)

  • 8/16: Soul Machine (Soul/R&B/Dance)

  • 8/23: Decadent Decades (Dance/Pop)

  • 8/30: Sound Effect (Funk & Pop)

Visit www.heritagesquareoxnard.com/concerts.html for more information.

2019 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular and Other Fun Events in Thousand Oaks


The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, coordinated by the Conejo Recreation and Park District, The City of Thousand Oaks and other local sponsors, takes place on the hill behind the Hillcrest Center of the Arts in Thousand Oaks. Fireworks start at 9 p.m., with a great view from the Janss Marketplace and The Oaks mall parking lots and surrounding areas!  Information: (805) 495-6471. Patriotic music simulcast by KHAY 100.7.

Other 4th of July activities in Thousand Oaks include the following:

Pancake Breakfast $5.00/person at Borchard Community Center, 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park, from 8:00-11:00am, 805/381-2791 ALL YOU CAN EAT!

Senior Home Run Derby, ages 50+ Borchard Community Center: $5.00 9:00-11:00am, 805/381-2744

Home Run Derby, Borchard Community Center:  $5.00, 8:30-10:30am, 805/495-4674 (for men and women 16+ and men's masters 40+) Each batter is given 10 outs. A home run is a fair ball hit over the fence. How many can you smash out? Plaques awarded to top finishers.  This is an excellent time for families to enjoy park facilities, watch some awesome hitters and compete!

FREE Family Open Swim from noon to 4pm at the Community Pool at CLU and Newbury Park High School pools. 805/241-0894

Concert in the Park at Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Avenue at 5pm - Southern California’s premier high-energy, contemporary country band, Gold Rush Country combines the showmanship of a classic rock act with the heart and soul of today’s top 40 country hits. The band has appeared in concert with Grammy Award-winners Little Big Town and Kacey Musgraves, Kixx Brooks (Brooks & Dunn), Eddie Money, and Justin Moore. With female and male lead vocals, a driving rhythm section, seamless vocal harmonies, and virtuoso instrumentalists, Gold Rush Country gets people’s feet tapping & two-stepping! Featuring both country favorites and patriotic tunes, the concert includes Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise,” Jason Aldean’s “Just Getting’ Started,” Carrie Underwood’s “Two Black Cadillacs,” Little Big Town’s “Pontoon,” and Billy Currington’s “That’s How Country Boys Roll,” among others.

2019 Free Summer Concerts at the Thousand Oaks Library - June through August

The Thousand Oaks Library is excited to host a Summer Concert Series. A variety of musical styles will be highlighted, from folk, to classical, to world music.

Future Concert Dates:

  • July 14: Kátia Moraes and Brazilian Hearts - Brazilian singer Kátia Moraes is an absolute dynamo on stage. Kátia’s voice can be powerful and heartfelt, coy and compelling, expansive or intimate. The energy, the charisma, the sheer joy of Brazilian music just fills a space. Her band features Nando Duarte, Ted Falcon and Clarice Cast. The concert will be on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Thousand Oaks Library. www.katiamoraes.com

  • July 28: Westlake Village Quartet - Dianne Ramon is a solo violin and concertmaster. This innovative approach to performing adds a new player to each piece of music. The first piece starts with solo violin, the second piece a duo, the third piece a string trio, until the finale ending with a group of about 7-8 string players. The Westlake Village Orchestra is a dedicated group of local music professionals with a common goal of providing exposure to the arts. The concert will be on Sunday, July 28, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Thousand Oaks Library. www.westlakevillagesymphony.com

  • August 4: Marc Berger - Marc Berger and Ride bring a well-choreographed mix of deep country folk songs with touches of bluegrass, roots, Americana, a little spicy Cajun, and even a little indie with an effects laced lead acoustic guitar. It’s near impossible to sit through a set without feeling a musical kinship to something in every song. The concert will be on Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Thousand Oaks Library. www.marcbergermusic.com

  • August 10: hONEyhoUSe - hONEyhoUSe combines the talents of three very diverse and seasoned artists into one unexpected powerhouse. Consisting of award-winning rhythm and blues/gospel soulstress Hillary Smith, earthy blues/folk singer-songwriter Yvonne Perea, and sweet voiced Mandy Buchanan, “hONEyhoUSe” seamlessly melds blues, soul, folk, and Americana. The concert will be on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Thousand Oaks Library. www.honeyhouse.me

For more information about adult programs offered through the Thousand Oaks Library, visit www.tolibrary.org or call the Information Desk during open hours at 805-449-2660.

2019 City of Agoura Hills Summer Concerts in the Park - June through August

The City of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and The Acorn Newspapers are pleased to announce the 2019 Summer Concerts in the Park series.

All concerts will begin at 6:00 p.m. and (except for July 21st) are held at Chumash Park, located at 5550 Medea Valley Dr. in Agoura Hills.  Concerts are free to the public. The concert on July 21st will take place at the Agoura High School PAEC, 28545 Driver Avenue.

For more information or park directions, call the Agoura Hills Recreation Center at (818) 597-7361.  You can also visit the Recreation Center at www.agourahillsrec.org.

The line-up for this year’s concert series is as follows:

  • June 16: Mirage, a Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

  • July 7: Don’t Stop Believin’ (Journey Tribute) - Laser show after concert (NEW - has been fireworks in the past)

  • July 21: Conejo Valley Community Concert & Jazz Band, featuring Bruce Forman (at Agoura HS)

  • August 4: The Long Run (Eagles Tribute)

  • August 18: Captain Cardiac & The Coronaries

2019 Rock the Collection Free Summer Concert Series in Oxnard in June to August


The Collection at Riverpark in Oxnard is hosting its 6th Annual Rock The Collection Summer Concert Series every other Thursday night at Collection Park, starting June 27th, from 6:30-8PM.

Here is the lineup:

  • 6/27: The Long Run (Eagles Tribute)

  • 7./11: Queen Nation (Queen Tribute)

  • 7/25: Twisted Gypsy (Fleetwood Mac Tribute)

  • 8/8: DSB (Journey Tribute)

  • 8/22: Yachtley Crew (Soft Rock Band)

The Collection at Riverpark is located on the northeast side of the 101 freeway in Oxnard, between the Oxnard and Vineyard exits.

Updates/lineup at www.facebook.com/events/2520379961330070/.

2019 Janss Marketplace Summer Concert Series on Wednesday Nights, June 12 to July 24


Mark your calendars once again for the FREE Janss Marketplace Summer Concert Series on Wednesday evenings from June 12 through July 24, 2019. Janss Marketplace is located at Moorpark Road & Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. The music is from 6-8PM.

The 2019 Lineup:

  • 6/12: Ticket to Ride (Beatles Tribute - Regal Cinema Court

  • 6/19: Mirage (Visions of Fleetwood Mac) - Fountain Court

  • 6/26: Smooth (Santana Tribute) - Regal Cinemas Court

  • Thursday, 7/4: Fireworks Extravaganza 5-9:30PM - The Long Run (Eagles Tribute) and Fireworks Show viewing on top level of parking structure.

  • 7/10: Lights (Journey Tribute) - Fountain Court

  • 7/17: Space Oddity (Bowie Tribute) - Regal Cinemas Court

  • 7/24: Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars Tribute) - Fountain Court

More info at www.janssmarketplace.net.