The 2014 Ventura Music Week Kicks Off June 5th
The 4th annual Ventura Music Week runs from June 5th through June15th. And the town is going to rock!
Celebrate Ventura’s local music scene
From poetic bohemian-styled coffee-shop sounds and surf-influenced beats on a warm, sunny day to the heart-pumping energy of a mosh pit at the Majestic Ventura Theater and perhaps a few stories about the man in black thrown in for good measure, Ventura’s diverse musical history has always portrayed cultural and creative fellowship for aspiring musicians. Whether reminiscing about local hangouts or witnessing the up-and-comings and the ones who have made it, these stories and memories become a snapshot of the history of Ventura’s local music scene.
A long history as a music town
Ventura has always been a music town and is continuing to evolve and attract not only music lovers but also musicians from all over the world. Ranked fourth in the United States as one of the top places in the Music Industry, Ventura County has fast become not only a rising star for listeners but also a hub for the behind-the-scenes music industry as well. From off-the-beaten-path recording studios and big-name management companies to the diverse offering of festivals, there is always something “music” going on. It may all seem like an overnight occurrence but it really has been going on for quite some time. Ventura, Ojai, Oxnard and the surrounding county have long been a quiet haven from many famous music superstars like Johnny Cash, Dave Mason, Jack Johnson and Dave Grohl as well as some of our own local legends including Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Suicidal Tendencies and The Missing 23rd.
With so much local talent all set in such a picturesque setting, Ventura is the ideal place to come, sit, listen and enjoy the sounds. Just take a walk down Main Street on any given day and you can’t help but be drawn in by the local sounds. You might also hear the echoing voice of our music scene saying, “This is Ventura and we are a music town.”
So come on out and join Totally Local VC in celebrating our local music scene at the 2014 Ventura Music Week from June 5-15, 2014.
The 2014 Ventura Music Week
Dates: Thursday, June 5th through Sunday, June 15th, 2014
Location: Various locations throughout Ventura
Some of Ventura Music Week’s highlighted events:
- The Ventura Music Week Kick-off Party at the Knights of Columbus featuring local favorites Ragging Arb and the Redheads with special guest performances by many of the area’s top musicians
- Drum Clinics at Pulse Drumming
- Musical Movie Night at the Century Theater featuring a screening of the Oscar-winning feature documentary 20 Feet From Stardom
- A Visual Arts Presentation at Ventura City Hall: a tribute to the artists who capture the music
- Special performances at the W Gallery
- Wine tasting and music at the San Buenaventura Mission
- And so much more
For a complete list of all the happenings go to VenturaMusicWeek.com
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