Fresh Roasted Concerts Announces Its Lineup for the 2013-2014 Season
Fresh Roasted Concerts will present a series of eight eclectic performances from acclaimed performers in both Ojai and at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The eclectic mix includes folk, pop, comedy world beats, jazz and classical. Tickets for individual performances as well as separate subscriptions for just the Ojai events, just the Thousand Oaks performances or the entire series are available by phone at 805-646-8907 or online at www.ptgo.org (Click on Fresh Roasted). The subscription for all 5 Ojai events is $100 for adults, seniors (65+) $90, the Thousand Oaks Subscription (3 performances) is $100, the entire subscription (Ojai and Thousand Oaks is $200 adults, $185 seniors. The series subscription includes reserved seats for all performances. The complete series is listed below:
On Sunday, September 29, The Bills will be at Matilija Auditorium, in Ojai at 7 p.m. From the beautiful West Coast of Canada comes this extraordinary quintet, renowned among folk music fans of all ages for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, exuberant live performances, evocative songwriting, and refreshingly innovative interpretations of traditional tunes from around the globe. Tickets purchased before Sept. 1 are $20. After September 1, tickets are $25 for adults ($30 at the door), and $22 for seniors (65+) and students ($27 at the door)
On Monday, October 28, The Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats will be at the Fred Kavli Theatre, in Thousand Oaks at 7 p.m. The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today. Tickets are $39.
On Friday, November 1, Metales M5 will be at Matilija Auditorium, in Ojai at 7:30 p.m. Metales M5 is Mexico’s leading brass quintet. Since its founding in 2005 in Morelia, Michoacán, the five gentlemen have been playing a wide variety of music without regard to genre: Baroque and contemporary music, opera and blues, pop, movie soundtracks and folk music from Spain, Mexico, and other Latin American countries. Tickets are $20 for adults ($25 at the door), and $18 for seniors (65+) and students ($23 at the door).
On Saturday, November 16, Julia Fordham will be at Matilija Auditorium, in Ojai at 7:30 p.m. She is an extraordinary singer with an incredible vocal range. Her original music is always thoughtful and insightful. The music crosses many boundaries, part jazz, pop, folk and the songs are delivered in a passionate and moving manner. Tickets are $22 for adults ($27 at the door), and $20 for seniors (65+) and students ($25 at the door).
On Saturday, January 11, David Lindley will be at Matilija Auditorium, in Ojai at 7:30 p.m. Multi-instrumentalist David Lindley performs music that redefines the word “eclectic.” The David Lindley electro-acoustic performance effortlessly combines American folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy, and Turkish musical sources. Tickets are $30 for adults ($35 at the door), and $28 for seniors (65+) and students ($33 at the door).
On Friday, February 21, The Best of Second City will be at Scherr Forum Theatre, in Thousand Oaks at 7:30 p.m.Chicago’s legendary sketch comedy theatre, Second City will perform some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from The Second City’s fifty two year history. The Second City is truly a Chicago landmark and a national treasure. Tickets are $39.
On Saturday, March 29, Soul Street Dance in “Breakin’ Backwards” will be at Matilija Auditorium, in Ojai at 7:30 p.m.“BREAKIN’ BACKWARDS” – where bustin’ moves take on decades past. Four male street dancers perform their special contemporary mix of choreography to the most popular music of the decades. Music selections include Count Basie, Elvis Presley, The Temptations, Aerosmith to Michael Jackson, and more. Tickets are $20 for adults ($25 at the door), and $18 for seniors (65+) and students ($23 at the door).
On Saturday, May 10, The Johnny Clegg Band will be at the Fred Kavli Theatre, in Thousand Oaks at 7:30 p.m. There are many words to describe Johnny Clegg … inspirational, passionate, entertainer extraordinaire, activist, etc., but no words compare to the act of seeing him live. The Johnny Clegg Band features Johnny Clegg on guitar, vocals, and concertina with his long time, six-piece band from South Africa (drums, bass, keyboards/saxophone, lead guitar, and backing vocalist.) Tickets are $39.