Downtown Ventura Partners will be working with Ventura Music Festival to co-sponsor a free Adaawe concert in Mission Park on July 27th.
“It’s a thrill for us downtown to have the Ventura Music Festival present a great band in a great event,” Downtown Ventura Partners Executive Kevin Clerici said. “The fact that it’s free opens it to the whole community, and Adaawe is one of those infectious bands that makes you want to get up and move.”
The music of Adaawe, an all-female, LA-based vocal and drumming band, springs from West African roots and is nourished by gospel harmonies and American funk for a contemporary world-fusion sound. The concert is made possible by a grant to the Ventura Music Festival from the Barbara Bernard Smith World Music Fund.
Originally set for July 2020 and among the scores of Covid-cancelled performances worldwide, VMF Executive Susan Scott reports excitement growing anew among both artists and festival-goers since confirming Mission Park as the venue. “We’re committed to building community through music,” Scott said, “and opening with a free Concert in the Park mid-week seems a perfect way to launch the 27th season festival and the six concerts that follow.”
Tickets to those performances go on sale May 1st and range from $15-$65. Information and tickets on the VMF website: www.VenturaMusicFestival.org or call the box office at (805) 648-3146.