Conejo.Rocks — 2018

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Here's a collection of things to do in and around the Conejo Valley that focuses on free live music. It's mostly festivals and shows put on by Jump to the events… the cities, parks and shopping areas that take place around the summer season. There are also a few clubs, some events not focused on music, and some paid events. It is not all inclusive, but pretty close to it for the free events.

This site listed 112 events for 2018. There are 13 remaining this year.

Many of the event locations can be found on these maps.

These are the main series that are included. If they have a line through them, they aren't updated for 2018 yet.

  • Agoura — Summer Concerts in the Park, Agoura Hills
  • Camarillo Arts Council Concerts in the Park Series, Camarillo
  • Camarillo Fiesta and Street Fair, Camarillo
  • Concerts by the Sea, Oxnard
  • Concerts in the Courtyard, Simi Valley
  • GotW Summer Jazz Concert Series, Thousand Oaks
  • Music in the Park (RSRPD), Simi Valley
  • Pop-up Arts and Music Festival, Thousand Oaks
  • Rock the Collection Concert Series, Oxnard
  • Saturday Concerts in the Park, Westlake Village
  • Summer Concert Series (Janss), Thousand Oaks
  • Summer Concerts in the Park (CRPD), Thousand Oaks
  • Sun Sets Concert Series at Calabasas Lake, Calabasas
  • T.O. Library Summer Concerts, Thousand Oaks
  • Tiny Porch Concerts, Agoura Hills
  • Valley Cultural Center — Concerts on the Green, Woodland Hills
  • Ventura County Fair, Ventura

Conejo.Rocks — Event list

, 6 - 8 PM in Thousand Oaks
6 - 8 PM at Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks (map)
Bruno Mars tribute band. (Food Courtyard)
Performer information
  • Uptown Funk ⇒ Uptown Funk is comprised of some of the best musicians and performers in the industry, specializing in a complete Bruno Mars concert production. With an emphasis on delivering a high-level energy performance and performing a full range of Bruno's top hits, our clients and audiences have dubbed Uptown Funk as one of the greatest modern tribute bands in the industry. More information at Uptown Funk Bruno Mars Ultimate Tribute Band
, 7 - 8:30 PM in Oxnard
7 - 8:30 PM at The Collection in Oxnard (map)
Rock Music that will make you dance
Performer information
, 4 - 6 PM in Oxnard
4 - 6 PM at Peninsula Park in Oxnard (map)
Series information: Concerts by the Sea
Alternative Country Roots
Performer information
  • Matt Sayles & the Detroit Sportsmen's Congress ⇒ Alt. Country and Folk Rock. Make of this what you will:
    "Drawing out the echoing twang, reverb, and darkness from the smoldering remnants of manifest destiny that still mournfully beat in the hearts of our unknowing constituency."

    I wish bands would put short descriptions of what they do on their websites or Facebook pages. -- the management.
, 6 - 9 PM in Simi Valley
6 - 9 PM at Simi Civic Center Plaza (Tapo Canyon at 118 Fwy, Simi Valley) (map)
Beatles cover.
Performer information
  • Ticket To Ride ⇒ America’s leading tribute to the one and only Beatles, “Ticket To Ride” cast members have performed sold out concerts in Germany, Japan, New Zealand and the Philippines. Authentic costumes, instruments and precise note-for-note renditions of the greatest songs ever written. More information at Ticket To Ride website
, 7 - 9 PM in Westlake Village
7 - 9 PM at Berniece Bennett Park (31800 Village Center Road, Westlake Village) (map)
Tribute to "Abba" Concert. Food available for purchase from "Epic Tacos Food Truck," "Grilled Cheese Truck," and "Middle Feast Food Truck."
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  • Abba Fab ⇒ ABBAFAB is a stunning tribute to the music of ABBA featuring the sensational Anne Davies, Chelsea Faulds, Scotty Pearson, Nick Davies and a line up of stellar musicians.

    This multimedia production is a tribute to some of the greatest music produced in the 1970’s and 1980’s including monster hits such as Waterloo, Fernando, Honey Honey, Dancing Queen and countless others. From the earliest hits to Mamma Mia, ABBAFAB will take you on an ABBA journey that is unmatched. More information at Abba Fab website
, 7:30 - 9:30 PM in Camarillo
7:30 - 9:30 PM at Constitution Park in Camarillo (map)
Magical Musical Tour
, 5 - 6:30 PM in Thousand Oaks
5 - 6:30 PM at Gardens of the World in Thousand Oaks (map)
Hits of the 40s and beyond
, 6 PM in Calabasas
6 PM at Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center in Calabasas (map)
We’re “Reelin’ In the Years” with LA’s most devoted Steely Dan tribute act. From “Hey Nineteen” to “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number”, you’ll be singing along to an array of classic tunes.
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  • Steely Jam ⇒ We are a group of musicians committed to not only making it sound like Walter and Donald intended; but also feel the way it’s supposed to feel. Steely Jam proudly pays homage to the sound, the sense of humor and sophisticated social satire that Fagen and Becker created. More information at Steely Jam website
, 7 - 8:30 PM in Oxnard
7 - 8:30 PM at The Collection in Oxnard (map)
Queen tribute, and one of the best cover bands out there.
Performer information
  • Queen Nation ⇒ Formed in 2004, the Los Angeles-based tribute band Queen Nation carry on the tradition of legendary band Queen and their charismatic lead performer Freddie Mercury, who earned high ranks as one of the most powerful, iconic groups in rock history. Paying homage to the golden age of vintage Queen concerts, Queen Nation’s production accurately preserves the image, sound, and stage persona while performing Queen’s greatest hits. Queen Nation’s live retrospective journey includes such Queen favorites as “We Will Rock You,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Are the Champions,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “You’re My Best Friend,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Under Pressure,” and “Killer Queen.” More information at Queen Nation
, 6 - 9 PM in Simi Valley
6 - 9 PM at Simi Civic Center Plaza (Tapo Canyon at 118 Fwy, Simi Valley) (map)
Smooth jazz, motown and classics.
Performer information
  • Tony Maddox ⇒ Tony is a dynamic singer and performer whose style is a soulful blend of Gospel, Jazz, Motown and classic favorites.

    Warning: As of 2018 Tony's website is flagged by Google as having malware. More information at Tony Maddox Band website
, 5 - 7 PM in Thousand Oaks
5 - 7 PM at Conejo Community Park in Thousand Oaks (map)
Performing a mind-blowing tribute to the legendary American icon Tom Petty and his band, The Pettybreakers.
Performer information
  • The PettyBreakers ⇒ Performing a mind-blowing tribute to the legendary American icon Tom Petty and his band, The Pettybreakers perfectly reproduce the sights, sounds, and experience of a Tom Petty concert. Playing to packed houses all over the United States, this Southern California-based band is comprised of outstanding musicians who have performed and recorded with international artists. Reflecting the music of one of the most prolific and brilliant singer/songwriters over the last century, The Pettybreakers’ song list includes “American Girl,” “Breakdown,” “Listen to Her Heart,” “Refugee,” “Here Comes My Girl,” “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” and “Free Fallin’.” More information at The PettyBreakers website
, 6 - 9 PM in Agoura Hills
6 - 9 PM at Peter Strauss Ranch in Agoura Hills (map)
Series information: Tiny Porch Concerts
Hearing John Prine resonated so much with David Luning that he dropped out of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he was studying film scoring. He moved back to his native California, and devoted himself to songwriting and performing. Luning is preparing to release his most dynamic and gripping collection to date, "Restless."

Bearcoon was named “Best Folk Act” by the OC Weekly. Following its release, their album El Guapo quickly reached the #1 spot on amazon.com’s “Hot New Releases” list. The duo spent 2016 touring the west coast and making appearances at several noteworthy festivals including the Joshua Tree Music Festival.
, 7:30 - 9:30 PM in Camarillo
7:30 - 9:30 PM at Constitution Park in Camarillo (map)
Raymond Michael - Tribute to Elvis Presley
Performer information
  • Raymond Michael ⇒ When Raymond Michael was a freshman operatic voice major and football player at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA, he was asked to represent the football team on a panel when a hypnotist show came on campus. The hypnotist asked Michael to perform as Elvis; he did, received a standing ovation, and has been performing as Elvis ever since. More information at Raymond Michael