Pop Up Arts & Music Festival
- Presented by: CITY OF THOUSAND OAKS
- Jun 2, 2023 - Jul 1, 2023
As the name suggests, the festival will feature “pop-up” public performances and activities at a variety of locations throughout Thousand Oaks. The primary goal of the festival is to provide residents and visitors with an opportunity to actively participate in and enjoy the arts in unexpected and distinctive locations throughout the community.
The Festival will feature ten free events over the month of June. In partnership with local arts organizations, the festival will include local and regional artistic talent, in addition to nationally recognized performing artists.
All events are FREE
Bring your own chair and picnic!
June 2, 7:00pm
Stagecoach Inn Museum Lawn
Brogden Bay Presents John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band
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.
June 3, 7:00pm
Delfeayo Marsalis & The Uptown Jazz Orchestra
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.
June 9, 7:00pm
New West Symphony presents Ilya Serov
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.
June 10, 7:00pm
Adrian + Meredith
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.
June 16, 7:00pm
El Parque de la Paz
5-Star Theatricals presents “Here Comes the Sun”
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.
June 17, 7pm
Mouse Rawk – Live Mural Painting
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.
June 23, 7pm
Thousand Oaks Community Park
Gordon Goodwin’s Little Phat Band
Gordon Goodwin’s Little Phat Band, an ensemble that captures all the same dynamic energy of its larger internationally acclaimed cousin, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, with more emphasis on spontaneity and improvisation, and covering a range of styles, from swing to funk to Latin to pop.
June 24, 7:00pm
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.
June 30, 7pm
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.
July 1, 7pm
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.