Listening to live music under the summer sun—or stars—top the list of favorite outdoor activities. Perfect for making memories with friends and family, young and old, outdoor concerts abound in the Conejo Valley this summer, providing plenty of opportunities to get your groove on and move to the music.
Music Under the Stars
For the 30th year running, the beloved Olivas Adobe features Saturday night (July 9-Sept. 3) performances by talented entertainers for a night of summer dancing under the stars. Ventura County’s only remaining Monterey-style adobe home from the Rancho era, Olivas Adobe is California Historical Landmark No. 115. Guests will enjoy the beautiful grounds and boogying the night away (7:30-9:30 p.m.) on the historic majestic wooden ballroom floor. Bring a picnic or enjoy gourmet food truck treats. Presented by the City of Ventura Cultural Affairs Division, Music Under the Stars at Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Drive, near Ventura Harbor, begins at 6:30 p.m. for dining. Tickets ($20) and optional table reservations (tickets plus $15) available at CityofVentura.net or call 805.658.4726.
7/15 Who’s Next – The Ultimate Who Tribute Band
7/22 The Swing Kings
7/29 Steely Jam
8/5 Orquesta Charangoa – Cuban classics
8/12 A Celebration of Joni Mitchell
8/19 Dead Man’s Party
8/26 Blue Breeze Band
9/2 Fantastic Diamond
9/9 Lisa Haley & the Zydekats
Rock the Collection
The Collection at Riverpark, located on the northeast side of the 101 freeway in Oxnard between the Oxnard and Vineyard exits, presents the 4th Annual Rock the Collection Summer Concert Series Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m.
7/6 Dirty Rice
7/13 Led Zepagain
7/20 Southbound and Company
7/27 Garth Guy
8/3 Killer, Cash, King
8/10 DSB (Journey Tribute)
8/17 The Long Run (Eagles Tribute)
8/24 Stone Soul
8/31 Queen Nation
Tiny Porch Concerts
The nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, Tiny Porch Concerts promotes live, original music in unique and rural settings like the National Park Service’s Peter Strauss Ranch, at 30000 Mulholland Highway in Agoura Hills. The free concert series from 5 to 7 p.m. raises donations for the Santa Monica Mountain Conservancy Fund for National Parks projects, including the wild animal crossing at Liberty Canyon. This intimate outdoor setting provides the perfect backdrop for an evening of music and dancing. Bring blankets or chairs and a picnic! Visit TinyPorchConcerts.com for more information.
6/11 Kuinka with Steps of Doe
7/9 Moonsville Collective with Feisty Heart
8/20 Sam Outlaw with Lydia Luce
9/9 The Way Down Wanderers with Which Country? (feat. Lenny Goldsmith)
Janss Marketplace Free Summer Concert Series
Wave your hands Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Janss Mall, located at Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive, in Thousand Oaks. Register at JanssMarketplace.net for a chance to win great prizes and present a $25 or more receipt from a Janss Mall shop to receive a free pair of sandals or a beach towel.
7/5 Fools Logic
7/12 California Eagles
7/19 Boogie Wonderland
7/26 Stone Soul
8/2 Acoustic Saints
8/9 Hollywood Stones
8/16 Swing Night (plus Frank Sinatra set)
8/23 Live From Earth (Pat Benatar Tribute + Classic Rock)
Sun Sets Summer Concert Series
Enjoy great live music at the traditionally private Calabasas Lake, 23400 Park Sorrento, for the Summer Sun Sets Concert Series in Calabasas, Sunday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and sweaters to get cozy in the scenic outdoor setting. Performances are free and open to the public. Visit CityofCalabasas.com for details.
7/16 Hamid Cooper – Latin Jazz
8/13 The Stars of Beatlemania!
8/27 New West Symphony
Thousand Oaks Summer Concerts in the Park
A community favorite July 4th pre-fireworks festivity is listening to live bands perform at the Thousand Oaks Summer Concerts in the Park series. This year, the Walking Phoenixes play patriotic and country tunes from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Avenue. Bring blankets, chairs, picnics and sweaters to enjoy these popular summer concerts.
7/4 Walking Phoenixes
7/23 The Neil Deal
8/13 Green Today & Blink-180True
9/4 Melvin Seals and JGB (Jerry Garcia Band)
Ojai Concert Series
Enjoy Celtic, Folk and Roots performances at Dancing Oak Ranch, 4585 Casitas Pass Road, Ventura. For tickets ($20): OjaiConcertSeries.com.
7/29 The Fenians
9/9 Sam Chase and the Untraditional
Saturday Concerts at Berniece Bennett Park
Bring lawn chairs and blankets or come early to secure a seat at Berniece Bennett Park, 31800 Village Center Road, Westlake Village. Concerts start at 7 p.m. Visit WLV.org for details.
7/15 “Bella Donna” Tribute to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac
8/26 “Hollywood U2”