Ventura Freeway Corridor

Acoustic Concert Locations

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.

ACOUSTIC MUSIC VENUES

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
Email: catfishfry@yahoo.com
www.sandboxcoffeehouse.com

UPCOMING SHOWS:
Live music every
Saturday and Sunday
at noon!

   Open Mic every Thursday at 6pm.
Camarillo Cafe

2. Camarillo Café
at Camarillo Community Center
Sponsored by the Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District
and hosted by Peter Krantz & Becky Glenn
1605 E. Burnley Street
Camarillo, CA 93010
Phone: 805-907-8318
Email: WhatsHappening@CamarilloCafe.com
www.camarillocafe.com

UPCOMING SHOWS:
Sat., August 26, 2017, 8pm: Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen / Nathan & Jessie
Sat., September 16, 2017, 8pm: Freebo & His Fabulous Friends
Sat., October 21, 2017, 8pm: James Hurley / Lois Blaisch

Linda Lee's House Concerts

3. Linda Lee's House Concerts
Camarillo, CA 93010
Email: iamlindamiller@yahoo.com
www.facebook.com/lindaleeshouseconcerts

UPCOMING SHOWS:
Next show to be announced.

Currently on hiatus.
Fireside Concerts
4. Fireside Concerts
at Borchard Community Center
Sponsored by the Conejo Recreation and Park District
and hosted by Bob and Penny Kroll
190 N. Reino Road,
Newbury Park, CA 91320
Phone: 805-381-2791
Email: FiresideBobKroll@aol.com
Doors at 6pm. Show at 7:30pm. $10 per person
www.facebook.com/firesideconcert
www.crpd.org/parkfac/borchard/
fireside_concerts.asp


UPCOMING SHOWS:
Fri., February 10, 2017: Stephen Mendel / Women On The Move Trio / Rob Rio
Fri., April 14, 2017: Horse Play, The Band / HoneySuckle Possumes / Merlin & Debbie Snider
Fri., June 9, 2017: Tom and Dawn Kuznkowski / Ventucky String Band / The MacMammals
Fri., September 8, 2017: John Zipperer / Ken O'Malley and the Ne'er Duwells / The Tom Corbett Trio
Thousand Oaks Library

6. The Thousand Oaks Library
1401 E Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
www.toaks.org/library

UPCOMING SHOWS:
Sun., June 25, 2017, 2pm: The Mighty Cash Cats (Johnny Cash Tribute Band)

Sundays, July 9, 16 & 23 at 2pm: "Music of the '60s" with music historian Saul Jacobs and DJ Don Digirolamo. (3 parts)

Marc Bachrach House Concerts

7. Marc Bachrach House Concerts
Thousand Oaks, CA 91001
Email:
marcbachrach.houseconcerts@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/homeconcert

UPCOMING SHOWS:
Next show to be announced.

Currently on hiatus.
Russ & Julie's House Concerts

8. Russ & Julie's House Concerts
Oak Park, CA 91377
Email: info@houseconcerts.us
www.houseconcerts.us

UPCOMING SHOWS:
Sun., April 23, 2017: Eric Andersen (6pm dinner show)
Sat., June 24, 2017: Rick Roberts (8pm)
Wed., August 9, 2017: The Mae Trio (7pm)

West Valley Music Center
9. West Valley Music Center
ACOUSTIC MUSIC SERIES
24424 Vanowen Street
West Hills, CA 91307
Phone: 818-992-4142
Email: westvalleymusic@sbcglobal.net
www.westvalleymusiccenter.com

UPCOMING SHOWS:
Sat., February 11, 2017, 8pm: Ernest Troost / Jeff Gold
Sat., May 20, 2017, 8pm: Chris Blondal Trio / Starbuck Jazz Quartet
Sunday at the Book Store

10. Sunday at the Book Store
Red Rock Concerts presents
Sunday at the Book Store
at the Crown Books in Westfield Promenade
6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., #1340
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Email: Ron@SundayAtTheBookStore.com
www.sundayatthebookstore.com

UPCOMING SHOWS:

SERIES CLOSED.
Julie's Joint House Concerts

11. Julie's Joint House Concerts
Canoga Park, CA 91361
Email: Juliesjoint@johnzipperer.com
www.facebook.com/pages/
Julies-Joint/377728355605049


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

Sat., July 15, 2017: James Hurley
Sat., August 19, 2017: Debra Davis
Sat., September 23, 2017: Ernest Troost
Sat., October 21, 2017: Brad Colerick

   All shows include a performance by
   John Zipperer & The Current Band.

Stardust House Concerts

12. Stardust House Concerts
North Hills, CA 91343
Email: jayneecat@earthlink.net
www.stardustconcerts.com

UPCOMING SHOWS:
   Seasonal series: April through October; 7pm.

Monday, July 3, 2017: The Beatunes
Sunday, September 10, 2017: Kate Taylor / Jeff Alan Ross
Noble House Concerts

13. Noble House Concerts
Van Nuys, CA 91411
Phone: 818-780-5979
Email: barb@noblehouseconcerts.com
www.jrp-graphics.com/noblehouse

UPCOMING SHOWS:
Sat., January 21, 2017: Larry Wilder and Friends, 8:00pm
Sun., February 19, 2017: Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen, 7:30pm
Sun., June 4, 2017, 7:30pm: Garlic Band
Sun., November 12, 2017: Larry Wilder and Friends, 8:00pm
   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
Email: paulkulak@earthlink.net
www.kulakswoodshed.com

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

15. Seth & Tony's House Concerts
Eagle Rock, CA 90041
Email: sethcutler@mac.com
www.sethandtonyshouseconcerts.com

UPCOMING SHOWS:
   Seasonal series: May through October; 6pm.

Next show to be announced.

Currently on hiatus due to construction.
Wine & Song Concert Series

16. Wine & Song Concert Series
Arroyo Seco Golf Clubhouse
1055 Lohman Lane
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Email: ximena@deepmix.com
www.wineandsong.com

UPCOMING SHOWS:
   Wednesday nights at 7pm
Wed., July 5, 2017, 7pm: Jaime Michaels and Fred Tackett
Wed., July 12, 2017, 7pm: Tall Men Group
Wed., July 19, 2017, 7pm: Clara Baker / Homesick Elephant
Wed., July 26, 2017, 7pm: Lipbone Redding / Tarra Layne
Wed., August 2, 2017, 7pm: Rupert Wates / the lover the keeper
Full Moon Saturdays

17. Full Moon Saturdays
at Stonywood Backyard Concert Series
Pasadena, CA 91104
Email: fullmoonsaturdays@yahoo.com
www.facebook.com/fullmoonsaturdays

UPCOMING SHOWS:
   Seasonal series: May through October

Sat., July 8, 2017: Ne'er Duwels
Sat., August 12, 2017: Abby Posner and the Myth
Sat., September 9, 2017: String Revolution
Sat., October 7, 2017: The Mighty Echoes

   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
Email: bstane@earthlink.net
www.coffeegallery.com

UPCOMING SHOWS:
Shows nightly - see website
Naiditch House Concerts

19. Naiditch House Concerts
Altadena, CA 91001
Email: davidnaiditch@charter.net

UPCOMING SHOWS:
Sun., April 30, 2017: Dan Crary, Bill Evans & Wally Barnick (2pm) Sun., May 7, 2017: Rick Ruskin (2pm)
Fri., July 14, 2017: Richard Smith (8pm)
Sun., August 13, 2017: Hay Dudes (2pm)
Theta Sound Studio LIVE

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

UPCOMING SHOWS:

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
   Info Link
Cellar Sessions Pasadena

22. Cellar Sessions
at Old Oak Cellars Winery

2620 "D" East Foothill Blvd.
Pasadena CA 91107
Email: Ximena@DeepMix.com
www.inwineinc.com/cellar-sessions
www.wineandsong.com/cellar
3pm wine tasting, 3:45pm concert.
Hosted by Brad Colerick

UPCOMING SHOWS:
Sun., March 12, 2017, 3pm: Michael Fracasso / Adam Levy
Sun., April 9, 2017, 3pm: Lisa Sanders & Brown Sugar / Brian Joseph
Sun., May 14, 2017; 3pm: Brad Colerick Band / Teresa Tudury
Sun., July 9, 2017, 3pm: Wild Mountain Mystics and Friends
   Tickets Link
Live at the A-Frame

24. Live at the A-Frame
Kagel Canyon, CA 91342
Email: Coddy.Nuckols@gmail.com
Phone: (818) 486-8505

UPCOMING SHOWS:
Sat., April 15, 2017: Michael McNevin
Sat., May 13, 2017: Eric Chase / T Dan Hofstedt / The Wild Mountain Mystics
Sat., June 10, 2017: Lauren Adams / Lisa Turner
Brogden Bay Presents

Four Friends Gallery 25. Brogden Bay Presents
at Four Friends Gallery
1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, Suite 111
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Email: steve@brogdenbaypresents.com
www.brogdenbaypresents.com

UPCOMING SHOWS:
Sat., May 6, 2017: Danny O'Keefe
Sat., July 15, 2017, 8pm: Chuck Cannon
Sat., August 5, 2017, 8pm: Berkley Hart
Sun., August 20, 2017, 3pm: Bettman & Halpin
Sat., September 23, 2017, 8pm: Corky Siegel and Matthew Santos
Sessions at the Loft

26. Sessions at the Loft
2465 Ventura Blvd.,
Camarillo, CA 93010
Email: don@sessionsattheloft.com
Phone: (805) 383-3333
Website: www.sessionsattheloft.com

UPCOMING SHOWS:
Next show to be announced.

Currently on hiatus.

BeanScene Espresso

27. BeanScene Espresso
Coffee House & Wine Bar

610 Lindero Canyon Road
Oak Park, CA 91377
Phone: (818) 991-0910
www.beansceneespresso.com
www.facebook.com/BeansceneEspresso
Thursday nights, 6-9pm
Great wine selection. Includes a Food Truck!!

UPCOMING SHOWS:
Thursday, July 6, 2017, 6pm: Jae Hatt
   (with Middle Feast food truck)
Thursday, July 13, 2017, 6pm: Juliet Strong
   (with Smoken' John's BBQ food truck)
Thursday, July 20, 2017, 6pm: Jim Cathcart
   (with Cousins Main Lobster food truck)
Thursday, July 27, 2017, 6pm: Mark Mendenhall
   (with Farm & Flame food truck)

   Open Mic every other Wednesday night!
Tiny Porch Concerts

28. Tiny Porch Concerts
Free Concert Series at Peter Strauss Ranch
30000 Mulholland Hwy
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Email: info@tinyporchconcerts.com
www.tinyporchconcerts.com

UPCOMING SHOWS:
   Summer Series: May - September.
Sun., May 14, 2017: Rose's Pawn Shop / Pretty Polly, 5pm
Sun., June 11, 2017: Kuinka / Steps of Doe, 5pm
Sun., July 9, 2017: Moonsville Collective / Feisty Heart, 5pm
Sun., August 20, 2017: Sam Outlaw / Lydia Luce, 5pm
Sat., September 9, 2017: The Way Down Wanderers / Which Country? Feat Lenny Goldsmith, 6pm

Press Release
Tiny Porch Concerts

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
Email: folkmusic@caltech.edu
www.pasadenafolkmusicsociety.org

UPCOMING SHOWS:
   8pm. $20. The Auditorium seats 200 people.
Sat., May 18, 2017: Ben Miller and Anita MacDonald
Sat., June 3, 2017: Brocelïande
Sat., July 8, 2017: The Recollective
Sat., August 12, 2017: Phil Salazar and the Kin Folk

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: rsvp@saturdayeveningsocialclub.com
www.saturdayeveningsocialclub.com
www.facebook.com/SaturdayEveningSocialClub

UPCOMING SHOWS:
Sat., July 22, 2017, 5pm: Amelia White / The Lauren Adams Trio
Sat., September 16, 2017, 5pm: Spork And Foon (Debra Dobkin, Ed Tree & Pocket Goldberg) / The Lauren Adams Trio
Sat., November 11, 2017, 5pm: Song-O-Rama with Gary Stockdale, Amy Engelhardt & Cynthia Carle / Lauren Adams Trio
   





Special Events:

City of Camarillo Public Library
4101 Las Posas Road Camarillo, California 93010
Sun., July 23, 2017, 2pm: Kalinka
Sun., July 30, 2017, 2pm: Gold Coast Pipe Band
Sun., August 20, 2017, 2pm: Kimberly Ford (Joni Mitchell tribute)
Sun., September 17, 2017, 2pm: The Idiomatiques (Gypsy Jazz)


Bogies at the Westlake Village Inn
32001 Agoura Road, Westlake Village, CA
Thurs., July 6, 2017, 7pm - Babylon Social Club ($10 cover)
Sun., July 9, 2017, 6pm - Steve Postell and Night Train Music ($10 cover)
Sun., July 16, 2017, 7pm - Laurence Juber / John York
www.bogies-bar.com


Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA
Sat., August 5, 2017: Colbie Caillat
Fri., August 18, 2017: Boz Scaggs
Sat., August 26, 2017: Paul Anka
Sat., October 7, 2017: Tom Rush
www.civicartsplaza.com/shows.php



Submit your special ACOUSTIC MUSIC events to: russ at russandjulie.com 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 generubinaudio@earthlink.net
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:
www.micnights.com


For changes, corrections and additions,
please email: russ at russandjulie.com