The City of Thousand Oaks will bring their annual Pop-Up Arts & Music Festival to Thousand Oaks every Friday and Saturday in the month of June.
The festival features “pop-up” public performances at various locations throughout Thousand Oaks. The goal of the festival is to provide residents with an opportunity to actively participate in and enjoy the arts without having to come to the theatre. People are encouraged to bring their own chair/blanket, food and drink and come enjoy great entertainment on a summer evening.
“The Pop-Up Arts & Music Festival has emerged as a tremendous investment in the creative vitality of our community. Last year’s attendance was our strongest yet and this year’s festival is bigger than we’ve had before.” said Jonathan Serret, Cultural Affairs Director
The festival this year will feature ten free events over five weekends from June 2 – July 1, 2023. In partnership with local arts organizations, the festival will include local and regional artistic talent, in addition to nationally recognized performing artists.
Events are free and open to all.
Stagecoach Inn Museum Lawn
J2B2 is an all-star bluegrass supergroup featuring four legendary, award-winning musicians – John Jorgenson on acoustic guitar, mandolin and vocals; Herb Pedersen on banjo, acoustic guitar and vocals; Mark Fain on bass; and Patrick Sauber on acoustic guitar and vocals – delivering bluegrass like no one has ever heard before.
Delfeayo Marsalis is one of the top trombonists, composers, and producers in jazz today. Known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor” (Los Angeles Times). Marsalis and his uptown orchestra will bring a bit of New Orleans to Thousand Oaks.
New West Symphony musicians and billboard charting contemporary jazz trumpeter and vocalist Ilya Serov will jazz up the stage performing familiar renditions of all-time favorite standards. From swing, Latin, bossa nova to smooth jazz styles, the concert will delight, entertain, and inspire.
Rogue folk due Adrian + Meredith have always marched to their own beat. Their music embodies the spirit of the human story with a nod to punk, the heart of folk, flavor of Polka, and a bounce of swing. Their show will have you on your feet dancing, clapping, and stomping along.
El Parque de la Paz
Kick off the summer with a night of The Beatles! Join 5-Star in the park for a fun filled, live concert featuring some of 5-Star’s previous performers.
Watch as Thousand Oaks artist Mouse Rawk creates a large mural from start to finish. The high energy Jam Band Shaky Feelin’ will be on hand, mixing rock, reggae, funk and bluegrass.
Thousand Oaks Community Park
The Air National Guard Band of the West Coast is a 26-piece ensemble led under the direction of Major Silas Huff. This group is the main musical group that present as ambassadors, representing the state of California and the United States Air Force.
This tropical Afro-Latin combo borrow aesthetics from the radical 60s, 70s and 80s. Each song echoes a remix of history and invites one to engage in the liberating evenings of Angola, Peru, Colombia, Brazil and beyond. The name means “to remove worries.” and the mission of Quitapenas is simple: to make you dance and leave you without a worry.
Wildwood Neighborhood Park
Even if you don’t speak any of the 6 languages they sing in, you are still transported into beautiful imagery with tales of love and devotion. Led by firecracker performer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Magda Giannikou, Banda shines with cross-pollinating melody and rhythm.
Combining the thumping sousaphone bass beats and interlocking riffs of a New Orleans brass band with the rituals, moves and garb of a Mardi Gras Indian troupe, Cha Wa brings a blast of soul straight from out of New Orleans.
Community partners include TOArts Presents, Conejo Recreation and Parks District, 5-Star Theatricals, Brogden Bay Presents, New West Symphony
Bank of America Performing Arts Center
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362