Our concerts will be at either the Ojai Valley Woman’s Club or Dancing Oak Ranch Tickets for either location can be bought online, at the door, or at our Ojai store outlets. See our ticket page for how to buy. See below for venue particulars:
For cooler month shows, November thru March we use the lovely indoor, historical landmark clubhouse, the Ojai Valley Woman’s Club, (441 E. Ojai Avenue, Ojai). Seating is first come first served, with doors open at 6:30 for ticket holders, then at 6:45 for ticket buyers if we are not sold out. (Unless noted, kids tickets can be added at the door for half price). The music will start at 7:00 pm, There will be two approximately hour long sets with a 20 minute break in the middle. Snacks, water and coffee provided.
Our summer shows, from April until October, are at our home Dancing Oak Ranch (4585 Casitas Pass Rd. Ventura) which is between Carpinteria and Lake Casitas on HWY 150. These shows are under the stars, on the grass, and among the oaks. You will need to bring a deckchair and a potluck dish. The gates open at 5:00pm; an opening act will start at 6:00 and the featured artists will start at 7:00.
If you are a baker of delicious home-made goodies, call us a week in advance at (805) 665-8852 to arrange a trade of 100 homemade treats for a ticket. (this offer doesn’t include Dancing Oak Ranch shows, which are potlucks)
For our out-of-town guests who want to stay the night in Ojai, Casa Ojai ( http://www.ojaiinn.com ) is offering a 15% discount on their already low rates.
Thursday, March 1st, 2018, 7:00 at Ojai Woman’s Club
“John Gorka ” Straight to ticket page
Tickets: Adults-$25, 7 to 15-$15
Don’t miss the return of this folk music legend. John is an honored icon of folk tradition. Energetic acoustic music that is not a trend, not a fad, but an expression of everyday life, is his trademark. John’s rich baritone voice and unique songcraft weave a magical spell that can only be described as ‘Gorka-esque.’
Contemporary folk music would not get the respect and attention it has today without a handful of truly great singer/songwriters like John Gorka. There was something about that distinctive baritone of his that pulled you in. And there was a great deal of wit mixed in with the wry sadness of the everyday experiences he wrote about. It was almost as if he were telling all of our stories.
The versatility in his songwriting and the expressiveness of his warm baritone would become his trademarks, and John Gorka has become a leader of the genre dubbed "contemporary folk."
John Gorka proves once again that he is one of the leading lights of the acoustic music world, and is very much still in the business of producing songs that matter. There is a lot of light and love here, even in the darkest places.