Music Under the Stars summer concert series


2016 Music under the Stars: 9 summer concerts at the historic Olivas Adobe

Dear Music under the Stars patron:

TICKETS are now on sale for the 2016 "Music under the Stars" summer concert series and we have an exciting lineup for you this year (see below). Tickets and TABLES are already going fast.

View our BROCHURE online here or look for a printed copy in your mailbox over the next few days.

But you can order tickets now. CALL 805/658-4726 M-F 8-5 (closed alternate Fridays) or send us a completed fill-and-save RESERVATION FORM which is also found on our WEBSITE.

TO MAIL: Simply complete the order form online, then print and mail it to Music under the Stars, PO Box 99-Room 226, Ventura CA 93002.

NEW! You may also E-MAIL your online order form to IF YOU ACT BEFORE JULY 1. Be sure to download the form first to your desktop and save the info. Then e-mail the completed form as an attachment with the subject line "Music under the Stars". Call 806/658-4726 if you don't receive an email reply acknowledging your order within four business days. Do not use the e-mail method when ordering tickets just a few days before any concert in July or August.

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We hope to see you at the Olivas Adobe for our summer concert series, now in its 29th year!


Georgeanne Lees

Music under the Stars concert organizer City of Ventura Community Partnerships Supervisor


Nine Saturdays: July 9 to September 2 

7:30-9:30 pm (gates open 6:30 pm)
at Olivas Adobe: 4200 Olivas Park Drive (MAP) near Ventura Harbor.

Join us at Ventura County’s coolest summer nightclub on Saturdays nights with ● a big dance floor ● great party bands and ● full beverage service & gourmet food and coffee trucks or BYO picnic.

Dine & dance & with family & friends within the warm embrace of adobe-baked courtyard walls. The venue is intimate, seating is limited and concerts regularly sell out, so avoid disappointment at the door by making reservations early.

ticket & table order form (fill & save)

printable brochure

•  flyer

•  Sponsor benefits (pdf)  

take our survey

To get tickets in advance ($20)

M-F 8-5: (1) call 805.658.4726 (2) visit Room 226, Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli St (closed alternative Saturdays) or (3) mail completed forms to: Music under the Stars, PO Box 99-Room 226, Ventura, CA 93002. Purchase tickets at the door with cash or credit card (Visa or MasterCard).

OPTIONS: Reserve a table and 4 chairs for $10 and specify your preferred seating zone (A-F). Due to high demand placement is not guaranteed so you may be assigned to the next available table closest to your preference. We will contact you by phone only if all tables or the concert are sold out. Tickets ordered one week or less prior to the concert may be picked up at the will call table. Otherwise, tickets and table assignments will be mailed. Additional chairs are available in the non-reserved area, but you may bring your own if you do not reserve a table. Gourmet food & coffee trucks and full beverage service available at each concert.


July 9 – Mirage – Visions of Fleetwood Mac
Sponsored by Ventura Community Bank
Experience a storied Fleetwood Mac concert, singing and dancing to a trove of pop and blues hits: “Hold Me”, “Landslide”, and “Go Your Own Way.”

July 16 – Wayward Sons – 80s Arena Rock
Sponsored by V3 Printing              The reigning “Kings of the Sunset Strip” bring power-chord euphoria to the Olivas dance floor with hits from Queen, Styx, Bon Jovi, Foreigner, Boston and Guns N’Roses.

July 23 – Porterhouse Bob – New Orleans Boogie & Blues    
Sponsored by Union Bank           This outrageous singer/pianist, a series favorite, will rock the dance floor with funky New Orleans roots music inspired by Professor Longhair, James Booker and Doctor John.

July 30 – Queen Nation – Queen tribute rock band
Sponsored by Ventura Party Rental Center
This “we are the champions” sextet delivers a real concert experience of Queen’s power hits in sound, energy and charisma to “Rock you” to the dance floor.

August 6- Orquesta Charangoa – Classic Cuban music - Sponsored by V3 Printing
LA's premiere festival charanga band inspires dancing with dazzling salsa sounds rich in vocals, percussion, piano and bass led by flautist Fay Roberts.

August 13 – Britain’s Finest - Beatles tribute band - Sponsored by Community Memorial Health System
The Southland’s most authentic Beatles tribute band recreates the iconic group’s incredible vocals, singular orchestrations and Fab Four magic.

August 20- Shari Puorto Band – Rock ‘n’ Blues - Sponsored by Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort
This Los Angeles Music Award Winner brings it all to the dance floor, enthralling crowds with powerful vocals, big guitars and rockin’ roots grooves.

August 27 – Savor the Band – Santana tribute band - Sponsored by Land Rover Jaguar Ventura
California’s number one Santana tribute band electrifies audiences with stage power faithfully recreating hits from “Evil Ways” to “Black Magic Woman” and “Oye Como Va.”

September 3 – Lisa Haley & the Zydekats – Zydeco - Sponsored by Andria's Seafood Restaurant
Our concert 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.

Olivas Adobe ●4200 Olivas Park Drive ●Ventura ●RSVP $20/ticket ●$10/table for 4 ●805.658.4726 ●or at door with ●cash ●Visa ●MasterCard ● ●Facebook


•  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