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Susie Glaze New Folk Ensemble

Namba Performance Arts Space 47 Oak Street, Ventura, CA

Award-winning vocalist Susie Glaze, mandolinist Steve Rankin, fiddler Mark Indictor and bassist Fred Sanders are The Susie Glaze New Folk Ensemble, the newest version of the acclaimed Los Angeles-based Americana group, a lush new folk Americana fusion ensemble, presenting gorgeous eclectic blends of mountain folk and exciting new grassy and Celtic-inspired originals, all with the … Continued

Doc the Halls – Holiday Blues at NAMBA Arts

Namba Performance Arts Space 47 Oak Street, Ventura, CA

Holiday Blues with Doc Ventura Saturday, December 11 at 7:00pm - $20 Join us for the 4th Annual edition of our year end variety show hosted by Doc Ventura. The theme is Holiday Blues, but the show will feature many genres of music along with  talent, songs, guests, celebration and surprises. Same weekend as Ventura Wine … Continued

Tahitian Dance with Kayla Chey at NAMBA Arts

Namba Performance Arts Space 47 Oak Street, Ventura, CA

Tahitian Dance with Kayla Chey Monday December 13 5:30pm to 7:00pm O’tea Workshop -  $25 NAMBA is proud to offer this Tahitian Dance workshop taught by Kayla Ancheta Chey, founder of international competing group Te Varua Or. Call Kayla directly to sign up! 714.727.5066.

The Listening Room Redux – Open Mic and Showcase at NAMBA Arts

Namba Performance Arts Space 47 Oak Street, Ventura, CA

The Listening Room Redux Open Mic and Showcase Hosted by Henry Stewart Thursday, December 16 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm Donations encouraged ‘Announcing an evening of acoustic open-mic musical entertainment hosted by Henry Stewart and featuring a set by local songwriter Kris Simeon! Our primary focus is to give voice to local talent in an environment … Continued

La Divina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas – One-Woman Show

Namba Performance Arts Space 47 Oak Street, Ventura, CA

La Divina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas Saturday, January 29 at 7:00pm - $20 - at NAMBA Arts Winner of the 2021 Orlando Fringe Critic’s Choice Award for Best Individual Performance in a Drama! La Divina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas is a one-woman show inspired by the life and work of the Dramatic … Continued

SideMen at NAMBA Arts

Namba Performance Arts Space 47 Oak Street, Ventura, CA

SideMen Saturday, February 5 at 7:00pm - $20 - at NAMBA Arts Feter Martin Homer and Nick Justice have decided to combine the threads of the individual solo careers to form the SideMen. The SideMen blend traditional Folk, Americana and Country. The SideMen typically perform a mix of songs from their solo careers and combined ventures and … Continued

The Salty Suites at NAMBA Arts

Namba Performance Arts Space 47 Oak Street, Ventura, CA

The Salty Suites at NAMBA Arts Saturday, February 12 at 7:00pm - $20 The Salty Suites play original songs and traditional music of the world: Bluegrass, Depression and Old Country, Swing, Classical, and Roots with a current edge. Purchase tickets: https://bit.ly/343F0D6

Dirty Cello at NAMBA Arts

Namba Performance Arts Space 47 Oak Street, Ventura, CA

Dirty Cello at NAMBA Arts Saturday, February 19 at 7:00pm - $20 From China to Italy, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues … Continued

Andre Thierry Performs at NAMBA Arts

Namba Performance Arts Space 47 Oak Street, Ventura, CA

Masterful on all accordion types, playing with a force few can match. Andre Thierry is phenomenal talent who has been capturing the attention of music lovers all over the world. The award winning musician and his band effortlessly deliver energetic performances, blending his own electrifying sounds with stirring dance beats, exhibiting elite accordion style. Whether … Continued

Ventura Improv Company’s First Show of 2022!

Namba Performance Arts Space 47 Oak Street, Ventura, CA

Ventura Improv Co. presents first First Friday Improv Show of 2022! Join them at NAMBA Arts on Friday, March 4 at 7pm! The Ventura Improv Company is a collective of improvisers that gather to grow in our craft and co-create. We exist to enrich people’s lives through excellent improv education and hilarious shows. Our vision … Continued

Ventura Improv Company at NAMBA Arts

Namba Performance Arts Space 47 Oak Street, Ventura, CA

Ventura Improv Co. on April Fools Day! Don't miss it April 1 beginning at 7pm. The Ventura Improv Company is a collective of improvisers that gather to grow in our craft and co-create. We exist to enrich people’s lives through excellent improv education and hilarious shows. Tickets are $10: https://www.nambaarts.com/ventura-improv-company/

Delta by the Beach Performs at NAMBA Arts

Namba Performance Arts Space 47 Oak Street, Ventura, CA

Delta by the Beach Performs at NAMBA Arts on Saturday, April 16 beginning at 7pm. Delta By the Beach was born with this assurance. The blues ‘ain’t afraid of a location change’. Now with a year and a half and an album behind them they are about to embark on an exciting adventure. One week … Continued

F.A.T. Trio & Tyler Hammond at NAMBA Arts

Namba Performance Arts Space 47 Oak Street, Ventura, CA

F.A.T. Trio & Tyler Hammond perform at NAMBA Arts on Saturday, May 14 at 7pm! F.A.T. Is a groove and experimental soundscape organ trio created by Tyler Hammond. With Avi Yazdi on Organ, Fahem Erfan on guitar and Tyler on drums this trio aims to sit so heavy in the pocket that the earth begins … Continued

The Listening Room at NAMBA Arts

Namba Performance Arts Space 47 Oak Street, Ventura, CA

Hosted by Henry Stewart, NAMBA Arts, 47 S Oak St, is bringing back the spirit of The Listening Room, with the original host Robert Quindaro’s blessing! Join them on Friday from 6:30-7:30pm for an evening of acoustic open mic musical entertainment that finishes up with an extended set by a featured local songwriter or two. Donations encouraged.

Ventura Improv Company Comedy

Namba Performance Arts Space 47 Oak Street, Ventura, CA

Don't miss Ventura Improv Company Comedy Show at NAMBA Arts on Friday beginning at 7pm. The shows are a fast-paced mix of short-form scenes, games and music — and always a good time! Get your tickets: https://www.nambaarts.com/ventura-improv-company-3/

NAMBA Arts welcomes Luis Muñoz

Namba Performance Arts Space 47 Oak Street, Ventura, CA

NAMBA Arts welcomes Luis Muñoz on Saturday, July 16 beginning at 8pm! Luis Muñoz is a music visionary, and one of the today’s most sensitive, melodic and talented Jazz composers. Luis was nominated for multiple ACAM Awards for his latest recording: “Jazz Album of the Year”, “Arranger of the Year” and “Producer of the Year”. … Continued

NAMBA Arts welcomes Frank Goldwasser & his Ventura buddies

Namba Performance Arts Space 47 Oak Street, Ventura, CA

NAMBA Arts welcomes Frank Goldwasser & his Ventura buddies on Friday, July 22 beginning at 7pm! Frank Goldwasser visits from his home in Paris to reunite with his favorite Ventura musicians. Better known back in the day as Paris Slim, he honed his craft in the legendary Oakland blues scene. He was a regular performer … Continued

Esteban Ramirez in Concert – Romance Tour 2022

Namba Performance Arts Space 47 Oak Street, Ventura, CA

Namba Performing Arts Space invites you to a concert on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 7pm with featured artist Esteban Ramirez and his quartet ensemble. Esteban combines his mastery of the acoustic grand piano interspersed with select poetry readings to inspire the senses. With touching ensemble accompaniments consisting of cello, flute, violin, and clarinet, his original … Continued

Dirty Cello at Namba Performing Arts Space

Namba Performance Arts Space 47 Oak Street, Ventura, CA

Combine the virtuosic wail of Jimi Hendrix, the soul of BB King, and the fire of Bill Monroe, and add a whole lot of cello, and you get the Dirty Cello band. San Francisco based band Dirty Cello has toured from Iceland to Italy bringing the world a high energy and unique spin on blues … Continued

Live Performers’ Workshop Presented by Jodi Farrell

Namba Performance Arts Space 47 Oak Street, Ventura, CA

Have you ever wondered what performers do to prepare for a performance in front of a live audience before the actual day of performance? Come on downtown to NAMBA Performing Arts Space Sunday November 3rd at 2 pm and watch Jodi Farrell coach singers on “tricks of the performing biz” that go into creating a … Continued

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The Mighty Cash Cats & The Linda Rondstadt Experience

Namba Performance Arts Space 47 Oak Street, Ventura, CA

The Mighty Cash Cats take their Johnny Cash Show to Johnny Cash’s Ventura hometown, at NAMBA Performing Arts Space. The Mighty Cash Cats have toured the USA, including residencies in Las Vegas, Europe, Ireland, UK, France and Israel. Their show covers all six decades of “The Man in Black’s” music, including hits like ‘Folsom Prison … Continued

The Listening Room Open Mic

Namba Performance Arts Space 47 Oak Street, Ventura, CA

Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month Henry Stewart hosts The Listening Room at NAMBA Performing Arts Space. This is an evening of acoustic open mic musical entertainment for songwriters to give voice to our local talent in NAMBA's excellent system and an attentive audience. Sign-ups for the open mic will be at 6:30, … Continued

Whole Hog Bluegrass Live

Namba Performance Arts Space 47 Oak Street, Ventura, CA

NAMBA Arts presents Whole Hog! Come on downtown November 12 at 7 pm for some Blending traditional bluegrass repertoire with Irish, jazz and progressive, original songwriting, Whole Hog wows audiences with instrumental mastery and lush vocal harmonies. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at NambaArts.com or at the door.

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Ventura Improv Company

Namba Performance Arts Space 47 Oak Street, Ventura, CA

There is nothing like a good laugh! And, the Ventura Improv Company will have you rolling in your seats. Join them every first Friday from 7-8:30pm at NAMBA Performing Arts Space, 47 S. Oak Street in historic Downtown Ventura. The Ventura Improv Company is a collective of improvisers whose mission is to enrich people’s lives … Continued