A long-running South Coast music festival returns in full after scaling back for the pandemic
The Ventura Music Festival starts this week.
Mixing West African roots, Gospel harmonies and American funk, women-led ensemble ADAAWE perform a free public concert on Wednesday as the Ventura Music Festival gets back to business.
It's good to be back, after scaling down for the pandemic – says the festival’s musical director Nuvi Mehta.
"Music and the arts has a particular way of attaching us back in and connecting us back into community," he told KCLU.
Originally set for July 2020 and among the scores of COVID-cancelled performances worldwide, VMF Executive Susan Scott said, “We’re committed to building community through music, and opening with a free Concert in the Park mid-week seems a perfect way to launch the 27th season festival and the six concerts that follow.”
The festival runs July 29-31 and August 5-7. Information and tickets can be found on the VMF website or call the box office at (805) 648-3146.