Join us for a songwriter open mic night Thursday, March 15th. All styles of songwriting welcome whether musically or poetically. If you're new to performing and are still working on your own work, come and share whatever you like! Singers, musicians, poets, slam poets, and actors are all welcome to share 2-3 pieces in Ojai's own listening room. Give yourself the chance to perform live on stage with an attentive audience and professional sound system. $5 donation for performers and audience members alike, and beverages are also available for donation. There is a sign up sheet once you enter, and you can choose when you'd like to perform. Show begins at 7:00pm.
Join us for a beautiful evening of music on Friday, March 23rd with The Molly Miller Trio. Since Dr. Molly Miller picked up a guitar at age seven, she’s been captivating audiences with her sophisticated and raw style. She’s one of Los Angeles’s most sought-after musicians, recording and touring with artists such as Jason Mraz and The Black Eyed Peas. She’s played for thousands at the Hollywood Bowl, Telluride Music Festival, and Planeta Atlantida. When she’s not on tour, Miller heads her own trio, The Molly Miller Trio (Molly Miller, Jennifer Condos, Jay Bellerose). Their joyful, groove-based instrumentals bring a wealth of musical talent to reimagine popular songs spanning genres and eras. Their debut album, The Shabby Road Recordings, released July 2017, was recently featured on NPR’s Fresh Air.
The show will begin at 7:30, with a $20 suggested donation at the door and beverages are also available for donation.
Join us Saturday, March 24th for an evening of songwriters and storytelling with Songwriters In The Round. Three accomplished and longtime singer/songwriters grace the stage with their talent; Cindy Kalmenson, Alan Thornhill, and Laurie McClain. We're bringing a bit of Nashville style to the Underground Stage!
Cindy Kalmenson is a California native, who has returned to her home state after 14 years in Nashville where she recorded 3 critically acclaimed albums.
Alan Thornhill is an award winning singer/songwriter, guitarist, and teacher, who's distinctive sound has been used on numerous recordings.
Laurie McClain is an Americana Folk singer/songwriter who's honey voice soothes as her powerful lyrics heal hearts. An accomplished musician on the guitar, ukulele and harmonica, Laurie's sound is reminiscent of 60's/70's folk.
The evening will begin at 7:30, with a suggested donation of $15-$20 at the door. Beverages will be available also for donation.
Join us for a special reception and screening for Levi Holliman's film Normal Types. Normal Types is a heartfelt story about a father looking for redemption and a family that is just figuring out how to be "normal." Two half-sisters with Asperger's Syndrome struggle with sisterhood, dating, loss, and finding their place in society. One sister is determined to face the world as she is, while the other sister is so obsessed with fitting in that she doesn't see her own brilliance. Their father tries to connect with and provide for his daughters. He realizes the only way their dreams will come to fruition is if he makes major sacrifices. The film will begin at 4:00, with a small reception preceding the film. RSVPs are necessary, and you can do so HERE.
Thursday, April 12th we host Christopher Worth & David Jacobs-Strain as they continue on their Oregon Roots Tour.
Christopher has become known for his unique style of bohemian blues which he developed as a street performer traveling across the US and Europe. His songs are timeless and real and are tied together by the power and purity of his voice.
David Jacobs-Strain is a fierce slide guitar player, and a song poet from Oregon. He’s known for both his virtuosity and spirit of emotional abandon; his live show moves from humorous, subversive blues, to delicate balladry, and then swings back to swampy rock and roll. It’s a range that ties Jacobs-Strain to his own generation and to guitar-slinger troubadours like Robert Johnson and Jackson Browne. This one-time-only show begins at 8:00pm. There is a $10-$20 suggested donation at the door, and beverage are also available by donation.
Join us Sunday, March 18th for our movie night! The Decline of Western Civilization is a 1981 American documentary filmed through 1979 and 1980. The movie is about the Los Angeles punk rock scene and was directed by Penelope Spheeris. Featuring concert footage of Los Angeles punk bands and interviews both with band members, the publishers of Slash fanzine, and with the punks who made up their audience, the film offers a look into a subculture that was largely ignored by the rock music press of the time. In 1981, the LAPD Chief of Police Daryl Gates wrote a letter demanding the film not be shown again in L.A.
In 2016, the film was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, as it was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". The film will begin at 7:00, and there is a $10 suggested donation at the door. Beverages are also available for donation, and there is complimentary popcorn!
Join Joshua for a grounding sound bath experience that will leave you feeling centered and relaxed. His angelic soundscapes are created through a stream of consciousness process using guitar, voice, and quartz crystal singing bowls. The afternoon will begin and end with a brief silent meditation. No meditation experience is necessary; simply show up and find a comfortable resting position and let the sounds bath you! Please bring your own mat, cushion, or blanket in order to find your preferred lying down or seated position. Chairs will be available at the center. Joshua Stoddard has been a musician for 20 years. He combines his passion and experience with his love to provide a space of peace and healing for others. Join us for this beautiful journey on Sunday, March 18th at2:00pm. There is a $15 suggested donation at the door, and beverage are also available for donation.
We are excited to host 2 young bands on Saturday, March 17th! The P-22's are a young, energetic rock band that plays a mix of covers and originals with a surfer-punk edge. With Liam Butler on keys, Greta Fannin on guitar, Ernie Camp on bass and lead vocals, and Riley Wagner-Lewis on drums; this small, young band pumps out a big, mature sound.
Northeast Los Angeles' own Frieda's Roses captivate audiences with their unique Garage-Folk sound. Their lush originals, punctuated with inventive covers of The Beatles, Vance Joy and First Aid Kit, leave audiences spellbound (and smiling). Frieda's Roses consist of Ava Miller on vocals, ukulele, guitar, and keyboard, Greta Fannin on guitar, and Poppy Lang on vocals, ukulele, and percussion.
Join us for this fun night of music at 7:30. There is a suggested donation at the door of $15-$20.
Equal parts style and soul, Jonathan McEuen has defiantly pursued his innate talents as a guitarist and singer, resulting in a remarkable artistic trajectory that spans 30 years.
Jonathan comes from a rich musical lineage, growing up in the Americana scene his father, John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, helped coin. At 13, Jonathan became his father's musical partner and a favorite at festivals throughout America.
As a solo artist, Jonathan has shared the stage with world-class artists such as Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Dave Mason, Vassar Clements, Robben Ford, Dwight Yoakam, and others.
Currently based in Ventura County, Jonathan has been actively involved in preserving the California/country coastal sound through his relentless and decades-long support of the local live music scene.
Join us for an always engaging, entertaining, and rich night of music with Jonathan Friday, March 16th at 7:30pm. There is a suggested donation of $20 at the door, and beverages will also be available for donation.
Join us for an open mic night Thursday, March 15th. All styles of songwriting welcome whether musically or poetically. If you're new to performing and are still working on your own work, come and share whatever you like! Singers, musicians, poets, slam poets, and actors are all welcome to share 2-3 pieces in Ojai's own listening room. Give yourself the chance to perform live on stage with an attentive audience and professional sound system. $5 donation for performers and audience members alike, and beverages are also available for donation. There is a sign up sheet once you enter, and you can choose when you'd like to perform. Show begins at 7:00pm.