Music Under the Stars summer concert series


2017 Music Under the Stars Line Up

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805-658-4726 (M-F 8 am-5 pm,closed alternate Friday)

Tickets are $20.
OPTIONAL Table Reservations-2 tickets + $15 fee required per table

July 15: WhosNext – "The Who" tribute band
Presented by Union Bank
These tribute bandsmen not only resemble Townshend, Daltry, Entwistle and Moon but deliver the full "See Me, Feel Me" power and energy experience of being at a real Who

July 22: The Swing Kings – Swing
Presented by Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort
You’ll tear up the dance floor as this band tears up the stage in swinging high energy fun that draws from cool and swank songs by classic lounge legends and today’s hit makers.

July 29: Steely Jam – Steely Dan tribute band
Presented by Land Rover Jaguar Ventura
Every “Gaucho” will be “Reelin’ in the Years” as “the most faithful Steely Dan tribute band on the planet” captures the groove, wit and class of Becker and Fagen’s ironic but soulful soundscapes that forever transfigured rock music with pop hooks and jazz chops.

August 5: Orquesta Charangoa – Cuban classics
Presented by V3
Back by popular demand! The crowd never stops dancing to LA's premiere Cuban ensemble’s dazzling salsa sounds rich in vocals, percussion, piano and bass led by flautist Fay Roberts.

August 12: A Celebration of Joni Mitchell – Folk Rock Jazz
Presented by Community Memorial Health System
Dance your own “Hejira” to Joni’s poetry and songs from her soul-baring “Blue” to the infectious “Court and Spark” to the sublime “Night Ride Home” with singer Kimberly Ford and her passionate quintet.

August 19: Dead Man’s Party - Oingo Boingo/Danny Elfman tribute band
Presented by V3
This 8-piece band’s songbook of “Good for Your Soul” horn-driven Oingo Boingo mashups of ska, pop, rock and world music will mosh you to the dance floor in summer’s most fun concert!

August 26: Blue Breeze Band – Motown tribute band
Presented by Ventura Community Bank
For dozen years, these Los Angeles based singers and musicians have beguiled audiences with an infectious mix of sixties R&B, Soul, Funk, Jazz and Blues for the hottest, heartiest and hippest party on the dance floor.

September 2: Fantastic Diamond - Neil Diamond tribute band
Presented by Ventura Rental Party Center
Ventura’s biggest summer sing-a-long dance party captures forty years of such chart-topping hits as “Song Sung Blue,” “You Don't Send Me Flowers” and more.

September 9: Lisa Haley & the Zydekats – Zydeco
Presented by Andria's Seafood Restaurant
Our perennial series closer is a Mardi Gras party with a Grammy©-nominated fiddler and her five-piece Cajun playing get up and dance Cajun swamp-roots rock.


Sponsor benefits (pdf) 

As a sponsor your business name appears:

  • on 8,000 colored mail brochures
  • in the City of Ventura “My Ventura” guide, mailed to 45,000 Ventura homes
  • in display newspaper ads
  • on social media, the City “Music Under the Stars” website and Facebook page
  • on the banner you provide, and on signage, at the Olivas Adobe during your concert, or throughout the series if you are a series sponsor
  • on flyers or brochures that you create and we hand out to each patron who attends the concert(s) you sponsor.
  • you promote your business AND support city arts programs that bring music and cultural life to our residents & visitors

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please complete this fillable interest form or contact Georgeanne Lees at 805/ 658-4720 or