VCBS Sunday Afternoon Summer Concert Series

at the Olivas Adobe in Ventura

Ventura County Blues Society partnered with the City of Ventura to bring you these amazing shows. Get discount tickets by becoming a VCBS member.

Sunday July 20th, 2014

- AN INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE CELEBRATION FEATURING THREE BANDS FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. Lightnin' Willie , Crooked Eye Tommy and The Mikey Mo Band
Every year the Blues Foundation in Memphis Tennessee holds an annual International Blues Challenge, bands come from all over the world to compete. Southern California is blessed to have so much great talent that all three bands featured in this show all made it to the semi-finals. This is a great opportunity to see them all perform on one stage. These three bands represented Blues Societies from the Southern California area. Representing the Ventura County Blues Society Lightnin' Willie, Representing the Santa Barbara Blues Society Crooked Eye Tommy and representing the Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society The Mikey Mo Band. After all three performances there will be an all-star jam. Get tickets...

Sunday August 17th, 2014

ROD PIAZZA & THE MIGHTY FLYERS
Rod Piazza, considered one of the preeminent harmonica players around, has become a commanding presence at the forefront of today's blues scene. Billboard has also called him "a star contemporary blues songwriter, as well as the star musician verging on a broader breakthrough." Though he isn't quite comfortable with the term "virtuoso," his skills certainly merit placing him in that company. Piazza's harmonica technique borders on astonishing - a delicate combination of power and grace that maintains the fattest of tones while alternately evoking classic Chicago styles, interpreting R&B horn lines, or playing his own signature licks. Get tickets...

Sunday September 7th, 2014

KAREN LOVELY
Those of you that attended the 9th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival got a sample of Karen Lovely and know whats to come for this show. Karen Lovely shot onto the blues scene out of the Pacific Northwest like Stack O' Lee's .44 placing 2nd at the 2010 International Blues Challenge followed by three 2011 Blues Music Award Nominations for BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES FEMALE ARTIST, BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM and BEST SONG for her sophomore release STILL THE RAIN. Get tickets...

Band Challenge

Preston Smith Preston Smith and The Crocodiles win the Ventura County Blues Society Band challenge and will be going to Memphis Tennessee to represent the Society at the 2013 International Blues Challenge.

Videos

Our winner of the VCBS Band Challenge Preston Smith and the Crocodiles heads to Memphis to compete in the 2013 International Blues Challenge

 

Clips of all the bands who competed at the 2012 VCBS Band Challenge

 

Mickey Jones talks about the Ventura County Blues Society

 

Michael John chats with Kelly Z

 

Jimmy Thackery chats with Kelly Z

 

George Thorogood Chats With Kelly Z

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