Ventura Freeway Corridor

Acoustic Concert Locations

Map Sandbox Coffeehouse Camarillo Cafe Linda Lee's House Concerts Fireside Concerts Westlake Canyon House Concerts Thousand Oaks Library Marc Bachrach's House Concerts Russ & Julie's House Concerts West Valley Music Center Sunday at the Book Store Julie's Joint House Concerts Stardust House Concerts Noble House Concerts Kulak's Woodshed Seth & Tony's House Concerts Wine & Song Concert Series Full Moon Saturdays at Stonywood Coffee Gallery Backstage Theta Sound Pasadena Folk Music Society Sessions at the Loft Brogden Bay Presents BeanScene Espresso Tiny Porch Concerts Live at the A-Frame Naiditch House Concerts Quarter Moon Revue Cellar Sessions

The Ventura Freeway is a freeway in southern California running from the Santa Barbara/Ventura county line to Pasadena. It is the principal east-west route (designated north-south) through Ventura County and in the southern San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County. From the Santa Barbara County line to its intersection with the Hollywood Freeway in the southeastern San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, it is signed as U.S. Route 101. East of the Hollywood Freeway intersection, it is designated as State Route 134.   SCALE: This map shows an area 70 miles across / 14 miles top to bottom.


Please note that House Concerts are private locations. You must contact them for information and to receive an invitation.


Sandbox Coffeehouse

1. Sandbox Coffeehouse
204 E. Thompson Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: 805-641-1025

Live music every Saturday and Sunday at noon!

   Open Mic every Thursday at 6pm.
Bombay Bar & Grill

31. Bombay Bar & Grill
143 S. California Street
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: 805-643-4404

Featuring Local and Touring Bands.
Two Stages and Two State of the Art Sound Systems.
Voted "Best Live Music Venue" in Ventura County
Shows nightly - see website

NAMBA Performing Arts Space

32. Namba Performing Arts Space
47 S. Oak Street
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: (805) 628-9250

Sat., June 1, 2019, 7pm: Flamenco!
Sun., June 2, 2019, 2pm: Hands On'Semble
Sat., June 8, 2019, 8pm: RJ Mischo

Sessions at the Loft

26. Sessions at the Loft
2465 Ventura Blvd.
Camarillo, CA 93010
Phone: (805) 383-3333

Sat., January 26, 2019, 7:30pm: Sara Niemietz & Snuffy Walden
Sun., January 27, 2019, 8pm: Sara Niemietz & Snuffy Walden
Sat., February 16, 2019, 7:30pm: Ashley Broder Trio
Sat., March 2, 2019, 7:30pm: BOTWS: Brothers of the
    Wednesday Situation
Sat., March 16, 2019, 6:30pm: The Flamenco Sessions Tres!
Fri., April 5, 2019, 7:30pm: Alex Nester
Sat., June 22, 2019, 7:30pm: The Black Market Trust
Sat., July 6, 2019: 7:30pm: Sara Niemietz & Snuffy Walden
Camarillo Cafe

2. Camarillo Café Concert Series
at Camarillo Community Center
1605 E. Burnley Street
Camarillo, CA 93010
Phone: 805-907-8318


Sat., March 16, 2019, 7:30pm: Phil Salazar & The Kinfolk
Sat., April 6, 2019, 7:30pm: Berkley Hart
Sat., May 4, 2019, 7:30pm: Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan
Sat., June 22, 2019, 7:30pm: Sligo Rags
Sat., August 24, 2019, 7:30pm: Gary Stockdale
Sat., September 7, 2019, 7:30pm: The Susie Glaze New Folk
Sat., October 19,2019, 7:30pm: Dan Crary / The Cache Valley
Sat., November 16, 2019, 7:30pm: Lisa Richards

Camarillo Library

31. City of Camarillo Public Library
4101 Las Posas Road
Camarillo, CA 93010
Phone: (805)-388-5222

Sun., January 6, 2019, 2pm: Jay Leach & Los Steel
Sun., January 13, 2019, 2pm: Yours Truly Storytelling
    Collective Performance
Sun., February 10, 2019, 2pm: Channel Islands
    Choral Association
Sun., March 10, 2019, 2pm: Ban Cara (Celtic Music)
Sun., April 14, 2019, 2pm: Phil Mallory/Debbie Denke Jazz
Sun., May 19, 2019, 2pm: Fireside Acoustic Band
Sun., June 9, 2019, 2pm: HorsePlay...the Classic Western
Sun., June 23, 2019, 2pm: Boardwalk Brass Sextet
Sun., July 21 2019, 2pm: The Idiomatiques

Fireside Concerts

4. Fireside Concerts
at Borchard Community Center
Sponsored by the Conejo Recreation and Park District
and hosted by Bob Kroll
190 N. Reino Road
Newbury Park, CA 91320
Phone: 805-381-2791
   Doors at 6pm. Show at 7:30pm. $10 per person

Fri., February 8, 2019, 7:30pm: Cache Valley Drifters
Fri., April 26, 2019, 7:30pm: Claudia Nygaard / Steve Mandel
Fri., June 21, 2019, 7:30pm: Dan & Laurel / Honey Whiskey Trio
Fri., September 13, 2019, 7:30pm: Tracy Newman /
    Tom Corbett Trio / John Zipperer
Fri., November 8, 2019, 7:30pm: The Sweet Potatoes /
    Mike and Carleen McCornack
Brogden Bay Presents

25. Brogden Bay Presents
at Four Friends Gallery (except where noted below)
1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, Suite 111
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Sat., February 9, 2019, 8pm: Café Musique
Sat., February 23, 8pm: Acoustic Asylum
Sat., March 30, 8pm: Laith Al-Saadi
Sat., April 27, 8pm: Honeysuckle Possums
Sat., June 8, 8pm: Don Randi & Quest at California Museum of
    Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO), 350 W. Hillcrest Drive,
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Sat., June 22, 7pm: The Susie Glaze New Folk Ensemble / Teresa
    James & The Rhythm Tramps FREE CONCERT at Stagecoach
    Inn Lawn, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320
Thousand Oaks Library

6. The Thousand Oaks Library
Grant R. Brimhall Library
1401 E. Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Phone: (805) 449-2660

Sun., January 20, 2019, 2pm: Petrella & Mixed Influence
Sun., February 10, 2019, 2pm: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipton:
    Rebirth of the Blues & Jazz
Fri., March 8, 2019, 12pm: Santa Barbara Opera:
Sun., March 10, 2019, 2pm: Ann Erwin & Edith Orloff:
    Women Composers - Music for Flute & Piano
Mon., March 18, 2019, 6:30pm: Charged Particles with 15 time
    Grammy winner Michael Brecker
Sun., June 9, 2019, 2pm: Kalinka
Sun., July 14, 2019, 2pm: Kátia Moraes & Brazilian Hearts
Sun., July 28, 2019, 2pm: Westlake Village Symphony
    Chamber Strings
Sun., August 4, 2019, 2pm: Marc Berger
Sat., August 10, 2019, 2pm: hONEyhoUSe

Russ & Julie's House Concerts

8. Russ & Julie's House Concerts
Oak Park, CA 91377

Fri., January 11, 2019, 8pm: Susie Glaze / Lauren Sheehan
Sat., February 16, 2019, 8pm: Small Potatoes
Sun., March 3, 2019, 7pm: Johnsmith
Sat., April 6, 2019, 8pm: Laurence Juber
Sat., May 4, 2019, 8pm: Jack Williams
Sat., June 1, 2019, 8pm: Ryanhood
Sat., July 13, 2019, 8pm: Jack Tempchin / Alice Wallace
Sat., August 10, 2019, 8pm: hONEyhoUSe
Sat., September 7, 2019, 8pm: The Quitters
Sat., November 2, 2019, 8pm: John Zipperer / Jaspar Lepak
Sat., December 7, 2019, 8pm: Jonathan McEuen & Friends
Sat., January 4, 2020, 8pm: Naked to the World
Tiny Porch Concerts

28. Tiny Porch Concerts
Free Concert Series at Peter Strauss Ranch
30000 Mulholland Hwy
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

   Summer Series: May - September

Sat., March 30, 2019, 7pm: Dylan Earl (at Cornell Winery)
Sun., May 12, 2019, 5pm: Leftover Cuties / Honey Whiskey Trio
Sun., June 2, 2019, 5pm: I See Hawks in L.A. / Ryanhood
Sun., July 7, 2019, 5pm: The Lonely Heartstring Band /
    Sparky & The Ancient Mariner
Sun., August 4, 2019, 5pm: Alice Wallace / Tanbark
Sat., September 7, 2019, 5pm: Goodnight, Texas / The Deltaz
West Valley Music Center

9. West Valley Music Center
24424 Vanowen Street
West Hills, CA 91307
Phone: 818-992-4142

Sat., January 5, 2019, 7:30pm: North Country Blue /
    Mike Stein and Friends
Sat., February 16, 2019, 8:00pm: Chris Blondal Trio /
    Starbuck Jazz Quartet
Sat., March 16, 2019, 8:00pm: Barry Dow / Jeff Gold
Sat., April 13, 2019, 8:00pm: Raspin Stuart / Arielle Silver
Saturday Evening Social Club

30. The Saturday Evening Social Club
An intimate outdoor house concert venue with a potluck dinner, hosted by Lauren Adams and her band
Reseda, CA 91335
RSVP to:

Julie's Joint House Concerts

11. Julie's Joint House Concerts
Canoga Park, CA 91361

   Seasonal series: April through October
   5pm, includes potluck dinner buffet


   All shows include a performance by
   John Zipperer & The Current Band.
   Song Circle afterwards!

Stardust House Concerts

12. Stardust House Concerts
North Hills, CA 91343

   Seasonal series: April through October

Sat., August 24, 2019, 7pm: Beatunes
Sat., September 21, 2019, 7pm: Eliza Gilkyson
Sat., October 26, 2019, 7pm: Hardly Sisters
Noble House Concerts

13. Noble House Concerts
Van Nuys, CA 91411
Phone: 818-780-5979

On hiatus. Status unknown.

   Also, classical performances the 4th Saturday of each month.
Kulak's Woodshed

14. Kulak's Woodshed
5230 1/2 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
North Hollywoodk, CA 91607
Phone: 818-766-9913

Shows nightly - see website
Seth & Tony's House Concerts

15. Seth & Tony's House Concerts
Eagle Rock, CA 90041

   Seasonal series: May through October
Sat., January 26, 2019, 6pm: Randi Driscoll
Sat., July 27, 2019, 6:30pm: Garrison Starr
Wine & Song Concert Series

16. Wine & Song Concert Series
Arroyo Seco Golf Clubhouse
1055 Lohman Lane
South Pasadena, CA 91030

   Wednesday nights at 7pm
Wed., June 5, 2019, 7pm: Tony James Shevlin / Our Wild
Wed., June 19, 2019, 7pm: Ben de la Cour / Lindsay Tomasic
    & Mark Goldenberg
Wed., June 26, 2019, 7pm: Ikes Creek / Alice Howe
Wed., July 3, 2019, 7pm: PIANOGANZA w/ Teresa James &
    Rick Solem
Wed., July 10, 2019, 7pm: Johanna Chase; Chris Murphy
Wed., July 17, 2019, 7pm: Aireene Espiritu / The Bum Steers
Full Moon Saturdays

17. Full Moon Saturdays
at Stonywood Backyard Concert Series
Pasadena, CA 91104

   Seasonal series: May through October

May 18, 2019, 4pm: Lindsay Tomasic
June 15, 2019, 4pm: Incendio
July 20, 2019, 4pm: Ken O’Malley & Friends
August 17, 2019, 4pm: Leftover Cuties
September 7, 2019, 4pm: String Planet
October 12, 2019, 4pm: Forrest Robinson

   Doors open at 4:00pm; music starts at 4:30pm.
   Suggested Donation: $20, kids free.
Coffee Gallery Backstage

18. Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake Avenue
Altadena, CA 91001
Phone: 626-798-6236

Shows nightly - see website
Naiditch House Concerts

19. Naiditch House Concerts
Altadena, CA 91001

Wed., February 27, 2019, 8pm: Sideline
Sun., April 28, 2019, 2pm: The Hay Dudes
Sun., June 2, 2019, 2pm: Rick Ruskin
Sun., September 15, 2019: Joscho Stephan
Theta Sound Studio LIVE

21. Theta Sound Studio LIVE!
Burbank, CA 91506 (Events Section)



Cellar Sessions Pasadena

22. Cellar Sessions
at Old Oak Cellars Winery

2620 "D" East Foothill Blvd.
Pasadena CA 91107
3pm wine tasting, 3:45pm concert.
Hosted by Brad Colerick

Sun., January 13, 2019, 3pm: David Serby / Ed Tree
Sun., February 10, 2019, 3pm: JC Hyke / Emily Zuzik
Sat., March 2, 2019, 6pm: Mark "Pocket" Goldberg Quartet /
    Marty Axelrod
Sun., March 10, 2019, 3pm: Cynthia Brando / Belles of the
Sun., May 5, 2019, 3pm: Cynthia Carle / Dylan Brody &
    Chauncey Bowers
Sun., May 12, 2019, 3pm: Witherward / The Sweet Potatoes
Sun., July 14, 2019, 3pm: Tisa Adamson & Ché Zuro

Live at the A-Frame

24. Live at the A-Frame
Kagel Canyon, CA 91342
(Doors open at 6pm; music at 7pm)

Sat., September 21, 2019, 7pm: Steve Postell
Sat., October 19, 2019, 7pm: Michael McNevin
Sat., November 23, 2019, 7pm: Lisa Turner and Merlin Snider
Sat., December 14, 2019, 7pm: Rachel Garlin
Sat., January 25, 2020, 7pm: Susie Glaze Ensemble
Pasadena Folk Music Society

29. Pasadena Folk Music Society
Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech (Little Beckman)
California Institute of Technology / Beckman Institute
400 S. Wilson Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106

   8pm. $20. The Auditorium seats 200 people.

Sat., September 21, 2019, 8pm: Nevenka,
    Eastern European folk ensemble
Sat., October 26, 2019, 8pm: Robin and Linda Williams
Sat., November 9, 8pm: Dick Hensold,
    master Northumbrian smallpiper

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Special Events:

Bogies at the Westlake Village Inn
32001 Agoura Road, Westlake Village, CA
Thurs., July 25, 2019, 7:30pm: Laurence Juber
Sun., July 28, 2019, 7pm: Tim Drum
Mon., August 5, 2019, 7pm: Denny Laine

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
Sat., July 6, 2019, 8pm: Lyle Lovett
Sat., August 24, 2019, 7:30pm: Sara Watkins
Fri., October 11, 2019, 8pm: Vanessa Williams
Sun., November 3, 2019, 7pm: Don Felder
Fri., December 6, 2019, 8pm: Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin
Sun., March 15, 2020, 7:30pm: Karla Bonoff

16th Annual FAR-West Music Conference
Folk Alliance Region-West Annual Conference
at the Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills
21850 Oxnard St, Woodland Hills, CA 91367
October 10-13, 2019

Submit your special ACOUSTIC MUSIC events to: russ at to be included here.

Please submit the event no more than 90 days prior.
All venues and events on this website MUST be within the geographical boundaries of
the map at the top of the page -- along the Ventura Freeway Corridor -- to be included.

For changes, corrections and additions,
please email: russ at