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.

NAMBA Performing Arts Space

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

Fri., July 13, 2018, 8pm: Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions Multimedia Show
Sat., July 14, 2018, 8pm: Duo Subito (Jesse Davis & Daniel Navarro)
Fri., July 20, 2018, 8pm: Nematatlín (from the University of Veracruz)
Fri., August 3, 2018, 8pm: Ventura’s Quirky Story with Richard Senate
Fri., August 10, 2018, 8pm: Ukulele Kanikapila

Sessions at the Loft

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

Sat., May 12, 2018, 7:30pm: Sara Niemietz and Snuffy Walden
Sat., June 9, 2018, 7:30pm: JEMS (Jessica Rotter, Emily Colombier & Sarah Margaret Huff)
Sat., July 14, 2018, 7:30pm: Luis Conte and his Super Bien Sextet
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 7:39pm: Gary Stockdale and Grant Geissman
Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 8:00pm: Bill Cantos and Mari Falcone
Camarillo Cafe

2. Camarillo Café Concert Series
at Camarillo Community Center
Sponsored by the Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District
Hosted by Peter Krantz & Becky Glenn
1605 E. Burnley Street
Camarillo, CA 93010
Phone: 805-907-8318

Sat., August 25, 2018, 8pm: The Quitters / Rebecca Troon
Sat., September 29, 2018, 8pm: Ernest Troost / The Pendleton Sisters
Fri., October 19, 2018, 8pm: Beth Wood / Rebecca Folsom
Sat., November 17, 2018, 8pm: West My Friend
Sat., January 26, 2019, 8pm: Jude Johnstone / Ray Duncan
Sat., February 9, 2019, 8pm: Café Musique

Camarillo Library

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

Sun., June 17, 2018, 2pm: Fleetwood's Bac (Fleetwood Mac tribute band)
Sun., July 8, 2018, 2pm: AHH! Cappella
Sun., July 15, 2018, 2pm: Fireside Acoustic Band
Sun., August 19, 2018, 2pm: Jason Love (comedian)

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 9, 2018: Jessie and Andra / Stephan Mendel and his Canadian friends
Fri., April 13, 2018: Dan and Laurel / Ken O'Malley and the Ne'er Dowells
Fri., June 15, 2018: Honey Whiskey Trio / Brad Colerick
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., May 19, 2018: Laurence Juber (Fundraiser for VC Library Foundation at Museum of Ventura County)
Sat., June 2, 2018, 8pm: The Carl Verheyen Band
Fri., June 22, 2018: Honeysuckle Possums, John Zipperer and the Current Band at Stagecoach Inn as part of the City of Thousand Oaks Pop-up Arts & Music Festival
Sat., July 14, 2018: Tariqh Akoni postponed
Sat., September 15, 2018: Corky Siegel and Marcella Detroit
Sun., September 23, 2018: Laurie Lewis (This is a Renee Bodie/Willie Bauer production)
Sat., October 6, 2018: Danny O'Keefe
Sat., October 20, 2018: Michael Hearne and Friends
Sat., November 3, 2018: Rick Shea and the Losing End
Sat., December 8, 2018: Freebo and Alice Howe
Thousand Oaks Library

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

Sat., May 26, 2018, 2pm: Keum Hwa Cha & Hyeree Yu
Sat., June 16, 2018, 2pm: Christie Lenée
Sun., June 24, 2018, 2pm: Brother Yusef
Sun., July 15, 2018, 2pm: Kimera (Latin Flamenco)
Sun., July 29, 2018, 2pm: The Romantic Spirit
Sun., August 19, 2018, 2pm: New World String Project

Russ & Julie's House Concerts

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

Sat., June 16, 2018, 8pm: Christie Lenée
Sat., July 21, 2018, 8pm: Venice
Sat., August 11, 2018, 8pm: Phil Salazar and the Kinfolk
Sat., September 22, 2018, 8pm: Sarah McQuaid
Sun., October 21, 2018, 7pm: Tracy Grammer
Sun., November 11, 2018, 7pm: Rita Hosking with Sean Feder
Fri., January 11, 2019, 8pm: Susie Glaze and Lauren Sheehan
Sat., February 16, 2019, 8pm: Small Potatoes

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

Sun., May 13, 2018, 5pm: The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers / Hayley Reardon
Sun., June 3, 2018, 5pm: Austin McCutchen / Laura Jean Anderson
Sun., July 1, 2018, 5pm: Willie Nile / Shane Alexander
Sun., August 5, 2018, 5pm: The Lowest Pair / Roses & Cigarettes
Sun., September 8, 2018, 6pm: David Luning / Bearcoon
West Valley Music Center

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

Sat., February 24, 2018, 8pm: Sister Brothers / Mike Stein & Friends
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:

Sat., June 2, 2018, 5pm: AFT-Annika Frehling Trio (Sweden) / Amy Engelhardt / Lauren Adams Trio
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

Sat., April 21, 2018, 5pm: Nathan McEuen
Sat., May 26, 2018, 5pm: Wendy Waldman
Sat., July 14, 2018, 5pm: Berkley Hart
Sat., August 25, 2018, 5pm: Debra Davis
Sat., September 22, 2018, 5pm: Kevin Fisher
Sat., October 20, 2018, 5pm: The Jones Gang

   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

Mon., July 3, 2017, 7pm: The Beatunes
Sun., September 10, 2017, 7pm: Kate Taylor / Jeff Alan Ross
Noble House Concerts

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

Sun., January 14, 2018, 7:30pm: Ross Altman / Lisa Finnie
Sun., February 25, 2018, 7:30pm: Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen
Sat., June 9, 2018, 7:30pm: Suzy Williams and Brad Kay
Sun., October 28, 2018; 7:39pm: Ross Altman and Lisa Finnie

   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., December 30, 2017, 6pm: Louise Goffin
Sat., March 3, 2018, 6pm: Cindy Alexander
Sat., July 28, 2018, 6pm: Kevin Fisher
Sat., August 25, 6pm: Cliff Eberhardt
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., July 11, 2018, 7pm: Jackie Bristow / Mark Punch
Wed., July 18, 2018, 7pm: Locke Brothers / Richard & Dakota Dry
Wed., July 25, 2018, 7pm: Ernest Troost / Jodie Siegel
Wed., August 8, 2018, 7pm: Johnny “Chops” Richardson
Full Moon Saturdays

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

   Seasonal series: May through October

Sat., May 19, 2018: Hot October
Sat., June 23, 2018: Michelle Mangione
Sat., July 28, 2018: Mystic Journey
Sat., August 25, 2018: Ne'er Duwels
Sat., September 29, 2018: Streetlight Cadence
Sat., October 27, 2018: Frances Livings' Ipanema Lounge

   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

Sun., May 6, 2018: Hanneke Cassel Band
Thurs., May 10, 2018: Jeff Scroggins & Colorado
Sun., June 3, 2018: Pat Donohue
Fri., July 27, 2018: Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
Sun., August 19, 2018: Dan Crary, Bill Evans & Wally Barnick
Sat., September 8, 2018: David Grier
Theta Sound Studio LIVE

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


Sat., March 25, 2017, 7pm: Dale LaDuke / Bill Keis
Sat., April 22, 2017, 7pm: Bill Berry / Jane Bolduc
Sun., July 23, 2017, 6pm: Susan Kohler / Rupert Wates

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., May 13, 2018, 3pm: TIEG / The Singer and the Songwriter
Sun., June 10, 2018, 3pm: Karen Tobin CD release / Gary Stockdale
Sun., July 8, 2018, 3pm: Honey Whiskey Trio
Sun., August 12, 2018, 3pm: Chauncey Bowers / Lisa Turner
Sun., September 9, 2018, 3pm: I See Hawks in LA / Carla Olson
Live at the A-Frame

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

Sat., Sept. 22, 2018: Jeff Kossak & Jimmy Yessian
Sat., Oct. 20, 2018: Tom Corbett & Mike Mullins
Sat., Nov. 17, 2018: Robert Morgan Fisher & Chad Watson
Sat., Dec. 15, 2018: Karen Tobin
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., May 12, 2018, 8pm: Bryan Bowers with Geoff Goodhue
Sat., June 2, 2018, 8pm: Crary, Evans & Barnick
Sat., August 4, 2018, 8pm: Mother’s Boys (Peter Feldmann, Rick Cunha, David Jackson & David Dawson)
Sat., August 25, 2018, 8pm: New World String Project
Sat., September 15, 2018, 8pm: Tannahill Weavers - 50th anniversary!


Special Events:

A great way to kick off your Cinco de Mayo weekend!
Conjunto Tenocelomeh - Folk Music of Veracruz
Namba Performing Arts Space
47 S. Oak Street, Ventura, CA
Friday, May 4, 2018, 5pm

58th Annual Topanga Banjo/Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival
Paramount Ranch
2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA
Sunday, May 20th, 2018, 9am - 6pm
Performers include: Jeff Scroggins and Colorado, Richie and Rosie, Jenna Moynihan and Màiri Chaimbeul: Celtic Fiddle and Harp, Echo Mountain String Band, Crooked Jades, Mike Mahaney and Friends, Latimer and Osborn, Ross Altman, Steve Werner and Friends, The Hollow Trees, and Karen Golden

Bogies at the Westlake Village Inn
32001 Agoura Road, Westlake Village, CA
Thurs., May 3, 2018, 7:30pm: The Delgado Brothers
Thurs., May 10, 2018, 7:30pm: Amanda Blue
Thurs., May 17, 2018, 7:30pm: David Garfield and the Cats
Sun., May 20, 2018, 7:00pm: Denny Laine
Thurs., May 24, 2018, 7:30pm: Strawberry Alarm Clock
Thurs., May 31, 2018, 7:30pm: Terry Ilous and the Vagabonds

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.
Local Open Mike Nights:

Sunday nights:
Left Coast Wine Bar in Glendale, CA (hosted by Bill McGarry)
The Coffee Gallery in Altadena, CA. 2nd Sunday, 11am-2pm Bluegrass Jam backstage
Oak View Community Center in Oak View, CA. 2nd & 4th Sundays, 1:30-4:30pm California State Old Time Fiddlers

Monday nights:
Kulak's Woodshed in North Hollywood, CA
Mental Mondays at House of Brews in San Fernando, CA (4th Mondays)
E.P. Foster Library in Ventura, CA. 2nd & 4th Mondays, 7-10pm Ukulele

Tuesday nights:
Golden China Restaurant in Ventura, CA (hosted by Robynn)
Rock and Roll Pizza @ The Rack in Woodland Hills, CA (hosted by Gary)

Wednesday nights:
The Crest Bar in La Crescenta, CA. (hosted by Dale La Duke) All acoustic 1st Wed. & singer-songwriter night 3rd Wed.
Guitar Merchant in Canoga Park, CA (hosted by East Coast Al)
Pho King Delicious in Northridge, CA (hosted by David)
Writer Wednesdays @ Bob's Espresso Bar in North Hollywood, CA (hosted by Jessica)
Camarillo Round Table Pizza Song Circle in Camarillo, CA (4th Wed. only)
The Golden China Restaurant in Ventura, CA. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 6pm-1:30am Ventura Bluegrass Jam. Info: Gene Rubin at
Instrumental Music Store in Thousand Oaks, CA. 3rd Wednesday, 7-10pm Ukulele Song Circle led by Pat Cronin
BeanScene Espresso Coffee House & Wine Bar in Oak Park, CA. Open Mic Night every other Wednesday night, 6-8pm.

Thursday nights:
Sandbox Coffeehouse in Ventura, CA. 6-8pm (hosted by Catfish Fry)
Keynote Lounge in Ventura, CA (hosted by Mark)
Soapbox Sessions @ Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Encino, CA (hosted by Jason)
Free Speech Amsterdam @ Amsterdam Café in North Hollywood, CA (hosted by Joe & Todd)

Friday nights:
The Open Book Bookstore at The Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks. Every third Friday of every month 7-9pm. Snacks & coffee.

For OPEN MIC nights in Ventura County, please visit:

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