Posted Apr 01, 2019 | By Visit Oxnard

2019 Summer Theater and Music

The summer heat may bring you to Oxnard for the beaches, but our annual lineup of music and theater events will help you beat the heat and add a little art & culture to your summer vacation. From music festivals to concerts by the sea, to theater in the park, there is no shortage of theater and music this summer in Oxnard.

Rock the Collection Summer Concerts – The Collection at RiverPark

Every other Thursday starting June 27, 2019 – August 22, 2019 – Concerts begin at 6:30pm

Rock the Collection is back and better than ever! The Collection at RiverPark invites the community to grab their lounge chairs and blankets, kick back, relax and enjoy a free summer concert series kicking off June 27th. Revel in the sounds of timeless classics with a lineup of family-friendly performances from top rock and roll cover bands.

Summer Concerts at Heritage Square – Downtown Oxnard

Fridays, June 21, 2019 – August 30 (no concert July 26 due to the Oxnard Salsa Festival)

Explore eclectic music genres during Heritage Square's 27th annual summer concert series! Music lovers of all ages will love the assortment of live entertainment ranging from old school to classic rock to Latin jazz to rhythm and blues and more.

Concerts by the Sea Summer Concert Series – Peninsula Park

Saturdays July 6, 2019 – August 31

Spend your afternoons set to live music while breathing in the fresh sea air at Peninsula Park in the Channel Islands Harbor all summer long! With an eclectic line-up and one of a kind views, this festival is a fun family event for all ages. And the best part? It's free! Concert dates are: Saturdays – July 6, 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Oxnard Jazz Festival – Oxnard Beach Park

September 14, 2019 – 11am to 7pm

Chuck Dennis Productions brings you the 4th Annual Oxnard Jazz Festival, a day of multi-cultural fun, food, spirits and music. This year will feature live performances from Keiko Matsui; Rose Royce; Jazz Funk Soul feat. Everette Harp, Paul Jackson Jr., and Jeff Lorber; Louie Cruz Beltran and his Latin Orchestra and more. Tickets and VIP packages available now.

Elite Theater – "Vanities" by Jack Heifner

When: June 7th – July 7th

Where: 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard, CA 93035

This bittersweet comedy is an astute snapshot, and sharp chronicle, of the lives of three Texas girls in 1963. Joanne, Kathy, and Mary are aggressively vivacious cheerleaders. Five years later in their college sorority house, they are confronting their futures with nervous jauntiness. In 1974, they reunite briefly in New York. Their lives have diverged; their friendship, which once thrived on assumption as well coordinated as sweater sets, is strained and ambiguous. Old time banter rings false. Their attempts at honest conversation only show they can no longer afford to have very much in common. But old bonds run deep as the past and the present collide with honor and old ties that somehow still link these three friends together.

Elite Theater – Improv 1

When: Sundays June 9th – July 28th; 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Where: 2731 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard, CA 93035

An 8 week program, at the end of which students will hold an improv show for their friends and family. Program classes include:

Class 1 Intro to Improv
Class 2 Communication and Listening
Class 3 Physicality and Movement
Class 4 Characters and Character Development
Class 5 Status Play, Change and Adaptability
Class 6 Scene Work Discovery and Invention
Class 7 Dramatic Improvisation
Class 8 Creativity and Play

Fairytales in the Park

When: May 5th, June 2nd, July 7th, Aug. 4th & Sept. 1st, 2019 – 2pm

Cost: Free

Where: Harbor View Park, Channel Islands Harbor

Join the Gypsies in the Trunk for a fun-filled theater experience that is perfect for the young and the young at heart in their twists on the following fairytale classics: Rapunzel Meets Spider-man, Jack and the Beanstalk, Robyn Hood, Snow White in Neverland, The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure! This free theater experience takes place in the Channel Islands Harbor and is the perfect way to introduce little ones to the world of theater. Pack a picnic lunch, bring a blanket and some lawn chairs and enjoy the show!

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