A Message to the Community from the Ventura Music Festival

Presenting a “Concert for Ventura”

Dear Friends,

The fires have left members of the Festival staff along with numerous friends and neighbors in need of basic resources like food, clothing and shelter. Many people and organizations are rallying to meet those needs and, in time, they will be met.

We are reminded that music is also an important healing tool after a disaster because of its ability to help people process emotions and because in many ways music is a community activity. Thus we look forward to presenting a special free “Concert for Ventura” to continue the healing through music, to thank first responders, to solace those who have lost so much and to celebrate the best in our community as we come together to listen and share the experience.

Mark your calendars now:

CONCERT FOR VENTURA
Sunday, February 25th, 3:00 to 4:30 pm

Line-up includes jazz fusion all-stars Tom Scott & the LA Express, sublime singer-songwriter Perla Batalla, VMF’s Nuvi Mehta, and additional guest artists in process. Downtown venue to be confirmed.

2018 Festival: July 12-15 & 20-22
Announcement in January
2019 Festival: July 11-14 & 19-21

SAVE THESE DATES FOR 2018

2018 STUDENT JAZZ COMPETITION

—Event Cancelled—

Plan to Join Us for a

PREVIEW OF THE JULY 2018 VENTURA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Tuesday, January 23th
5 to 6:30 pm, Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main Street

Artist Previews by Nuvi Mehta,
the Janet & Mark L. Goldenson Artistic Director
Refreshments · Entertainment · Free Event

COME TO THE CABARET

Thursday, April 19th, 6 to 9 pm, Ventura Beach Marriott

Honoring Spencer & Nancy Garrett
and Pierpont Racquet Club for outstanding
contributions to community and culture

Featured Performer Diego Garcia,
El Twanguero Latin Grammy-winning singer and
“guitar hero whose sound is exciting and entirely his own.”

VMF logo art

WE SALUTE OUR
2017 FESTIVAL SPONSORS

HEADLINER
Anonymous

IMPRESARIO
Julia Campbell & Ben Namba
Freddie & Al Contarino
Janet & Mark Goldenson
Hammer-Hewson Associates
and Shirley & Steve Simms
Jordan Laby
Barbara Meister

PLATINUM SPONSORS
Dr. Peter Cannon
City of Ventura
Celine Gillibrand for P.W. Gillibrand Co.
Montecito Bank & Trust
Schwab Charitable Fund
Smith-Hobson Fund
Miriam Wille

GOLD SPONSORS
Gloisten Family Charitable Foundation
Pierpont Racquet Club

SILVER SPONSORS
E.J. Harrison & Sons
Joseph P. Reardon Funeral
Home & Cremation Service

Limoneira & Limco Del Mar
Rabobank

BRONZE SPONSORS
Aera Energy LLC
(for Music in the Schools)
Arianna Ashkar, Brett Ashkar,
John Ashkar & Family

Community Memorial Health System
Halter-Encinas Enterprises
Julius Gius Memorial Rotary Foundation (for Music in the Schools)
Dr. Richard & Lori Reisman
The Arts Collaborative