25th Ojai Bowlful of Blues
WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT THE 25TH BOWLFUL OF BLUES ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 IN OJAI"S FAMED LIBBEY BOWL.
A celebration of the blues and community will take place on Saturday, September 22, when Bowlful of Blues rolls and rocks into Ojai's Libbey Bowl for its 25th edition! Headlining the festival, on a national tour for Alligator Records, is acclaimed young blues guitarist Selwyn Birchwood, described by Rolling Stone as a major player and remarkable contemporary bluesman.
In addition to Selwyn, Libbey Bowl will be filled to the brim with the Texas Blues/New Orleans R&B of Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps, West Coast/Chicago style harmonica master Rod Piazza with special guest Carl Sonny Leyland, the Louisiana mix of Hot Roux, and the electrifying Kwan Telifaro Project. So mark your calendars for Saturday, September 22, from 4:00 to 9:30 p.m. in downtown Ojai.
A limited number of vendor spaces are available for food, crafts, and blues-related items. Volunteers are welcomed to help staff the event. For all information visit bowlfulofblues.org and facebook.com/OjaiBowlful.
Ojai's hometown American roots music festival, founded in 1983, will take place from 4:00 to 9:30 p.m. with gates opening at 3:00 p.m. A variety of food and spirits will be on hand as well as arts, crafts and blues music booths. Picnicking on the lawn is welcome.
Bowlful of Blues is presented by the Community Advocacy Coalition of Ventura County (the-cac.org) and their affiliate FM and internet radio station, Rhythm of the Coast (rhythmofthecoast.com), in association with the Kaufer Brothers and Hi-hat Entertainment. As in 2016, a portion of proceeds from Bowlful of Blues will support acquisition of instruments and amplifiers for public school music classes and community recreation center programs with a plan to add roots music workshops and assemblies in Ventura County Schools.
General admission tickets for festival seating are $40 in advance and $45 at the gate and can be purchased here or at a number of ticket outlets throughout the area. A limited number of reserved seating $100 VIP tickets are also available. NOTE: All general admission ticket prices will include an additional $3 Libbey Bowl maintenance fee. The fee is already included in VIP price.
Children 6 and under are free and youth prices (ages 7-15) are $20 at the gate only. Not allowed on entry are glass containers, alcohol, and pets other than registered service dogs.
Day of show: $40 general admission tickets available at local outlets listed on website. Box office opens at 1:00 p.m. for $45 general admission and $100 VIP tickets.
Outlets include, in Ojai: Cardinali Bros. Music, Ojai Creates!, Studio Sauvageau, and Attitude Adjustment Shoppe; in Ventura: Salzer's Records (Valentine Rd and Victoria Ave.), Coastal Postal (Seaward shopping center), and Iron & Resin (on Main St, downtown); Thousand Oaks: Instrumental Music; Carpinteria: Island Outfitters on Linden; and in Santa Barbara, Jensen's Guitars and Music Co.
For further information, vending and sponsorship opportunities, or just for fun...visit bowlfulofblues.org.
Please note: This event will go on RAIN OR SHINE.
Libbey Bowl (View)
307 E. Ojai Ave.
Ojai, CA 93023
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|