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Road Show Revival

One of the largest tribute concerts on the West Coast returns as “A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash” takes over the Ventura County Fairgrounds. This annual event will feature outlaw country, rockabilly, bluegrass and Johnny Cash tribute bands, a pin-up girl pageant, hot rods, custom cars and motorcycles, Johnny Cash memorabilia, and vendors offering food, beverages, and collectibles.

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Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music

Artists come to the Cabrillo Festival to challenge themselves and play at the top of their game; and audiences come with open minds and open ears to listen, learn, and celebrate with a shared spirit of adventure. It is that confluence of passions, excitement and artistic excellence, that makes one season more remarkable than the next.

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Pismo Jazz

Every October, our Club hosts “Jubilee by the Sea”, a world class traditional jazz festival held in beautiful Pismo Beach. This festival has been successful each year since it began in 1976, with fans streaming in from all over the country. It is held for three days at multiple venues, including the Pismo Beach Veteran’s Memorial Building, Marie Calendars banquet room and tents located at the St Anthony’s Fair Ground and “on the beach” at the Addie Street parking lot. Buses run continuously to get you to all of the venues for another great show!

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Oxnard Salsa Festival

Spicy food, hot music and Oxnard’s cool ocean breezes are on the menu for the Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival. Plaza Park is the place for a two-day celebration of everything salsa – the food, the music, and the dance. You can taste it, you can dance it, and you can even take it home! Free admission and parking… it’s Southern California’s HOTTEST Summer Event!

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Monterey Jazz Festival

The Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates the legacy of jazz and expands the boundaries of and opportunities to experience jazz through the creative production of performances and educational programs. We are proud to provide year-round Jazz Education Programs, showcased in our annual Next Generation Jazz Festival. We are pleased to present the world’s best jazz entertainment in the Monterey Jazz Festival, the longest running jazz festival in the world.

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PCPA Theaterfest, Solvang

Here you will enjoy live theatre “under the stars” from June thru October in the charming village of Solvang. The ’09 Season includes family favorites: Les Misérables,The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Music Man, and The Spitfire Grill. This is a great way to enjoy the “atmosphere” of a community you are visiting. Summer shows first open in Santa Maria and then transfer to the outdoor Festival Theater in Solvang.

2017-2018 season has something for everybody. Our season of enchantment begins November 5th with the holiday show the entire family will love, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, presented in a new dramatization and musicalized version, and the season concludes September 19 with a newly commissioned work titled Invierno by José Cruz González (The Heart’s Desire) inspired by Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. In between are shows filled with music, dance, comedy, romance, Shakespeare and two new play readings in the InterPlay series, all combining to make a truly enchanting season.

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