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24th Ojai Bowlful of Blues
Libbey Bowl
Ojai, CA
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24th Ojai Bowlful of Blues

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.

A celebration of the blues and community will take place on Saturday, September 16, when Bowlful of Blues rolls and rocks into Ojai's Libbey Bowl. Headlining the festival's 24th edition, direct from Lafayette, Louisiana in an exclusive West Coast appearance, is acclaimed zydeco/blues band and Rounder Records artists, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas. Performances at the afternoon and evening gala affair include the downhome, deep blues of Morganfield Burnett & Da Blues; the seminal soul/funk/R&B group Raw Silk; Ventura mainstays, the Gypsy Blues Band with special guest Bill Flores; and L.A./Austin recording artist, Cody Lepow. Comedian Denise Carter will keep the fun going as emcee.

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 ( and their affiliate FM and internet radio station, Rhythm of the Coast (, in association with the Kaufer Brothers. 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.

Bowlful of Blues' supporting sponsors for this year's event include the Santa Barbara Blues Society, Ventura County Blues Society, DSR Audio, California Solar Electric, La Barre Land & Development, Oakridge Inn, Cal-State Site Services, Ojai Valley Imports, Topa Mountain Winery, Ojai Valley Community Bank, Papa Lennon's Pizzeria, Juan J. Lopez D.D.S., Attitude Adjustment Shoppe, Deer Lodge, Rainforest Plant Co., Ojai Images, and Pacific Western Bank. Businesses and individuals are encouraged to visit the Sponsor page at to join the list. Vendor openings are available and volunteers are needed.

General admission tickets for festival seating are $40 in advance and $45 at the gate and can be purchased online at or at a number of ticket outlets throughout the area. A limited number of reserved seating $100 VIP tickets are also available. 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.

Outlets include, in Ojai: Cardinali Bros. Music, Ojai Creates!, Studio Sauvageau, and Attitude Adjustment Shoppe; in Ventura: Salzer's Records and Very Ventura 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

Please note: This event will go on RAIN OR SHINE.


Libbey Bowl (View)
307 E. Ojai Ave.
Ojai, CA 93023
United States


Music > Blues
Music > Funk

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Ojai Bowlful of Blues
On BPT Since: Dec 12, 2016
Lanny Kaufer, co-producer

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