Ventura Music Festival – Ventura CA


Student Jazz Competition Results Are In!

Pictured: Finalists Finn Dunham, Matthew Kuperberg, Jonah Goldstein, and Henry Urschel

VENTURA COUNTY – Serving as competition judges, renowned musicians Bevan Manson, Eddie Arkin and Tom Buckner selected the winners of the 2018 Student Jazz Competition. Each year the winners receive $500, $250 and $100 cash prizes for first, second and third place, respectively. The students also receive multiple opportunities from VMF to perform for the public throughout the year, including the annual Rising Stars concert in May and other events to be announced.

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Save the Date: Ventura Music Festival Cabaret

(Ventura, CA) – The next major event of the Ventura Music Festival’s 2018 season will take place on Thursday, April 19th with the 3rd annual VMF Cabaret. A celebration of music and culture, the Cabaret will take place at the Wyndham Garden Ventura Pierpont Inn, honoring Spencer & Nancy Garrett and the Pierpont Racquet Club for their outstanding contributions to the Ventura community and culture.

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VMF Presents Free “Concert for Ventura” on Sunday, February 25th at 3 pm


(Ventura, CA)—The Ventura Music Festival is presenting a free, post-Thomas Fire “Concert for Ventura” on Sunday, February 25, from 3 to 4:30 pm in Mission Park—on Main Street across from Mission San Buenaventura in Downtown Ventura. Open to all, the goal is to celebrate Ventura’s indomitable spirit through one of life’s biggest unifiers—the gift of live music.

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Ventura Music Festival Announces 2018 Lineup

(Ventura, CA) – Each year, the Ventura Music Festival fills venues across the city with top-tier music for two weekends of multi-genre music, dance performances and world-class culture.  This summer, the festival is returning with a lineup that promises to be bigger and better than ever.  Headlined by genre-defying “little orchestra” Pink Martini and supported by world class acts such as celebrated guitarists John Jorgenson and “El Twanguero” Diego Garcia, the festival has something for every musical taste.

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SAVE THE DATE • APRIL 19, 2018 2017 VMF Cabaret saluted Doug Halter and E.J. Harrison & Sons

The second annual Ventura Music Festival Cabaret featuring legendary jazz singer Billy Valentine on Thursday, April 20, 6 to 9:30 pm, in the Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort Ballroom, honored Doug Halter and E. J. Harrison & Sons for extraordinary contributions to the community and the arts. Proceeds from tribute sponsorships and dinner and show tickets benefitted the VMF Young Artists Fund.

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