The City of Thousand Oaks will bring their annual Pop-Up Arts & Music Festival to Thousand Oaks every Friday and Saturday in the month of June.
“This is one of my favorite programs each year, said Jonathan Serret, Cultural Affairs Director, “the Pop-Up Arts & Music Festival features a variety of arts and entertainment events around different areas of the city, all at no cost to attend.”
The festival features “pop-up” public performances at various locations throughout Thousand Oaks. The goal of the festival is to provide residents with an opportunity to actively participate in and enjoy the arts without having to come to the theatre. People are encouraged to bring their own chair/blanket, food and drink and come enjoy great entertainment on a summer evening.
The festival will feature eight free events over four weekends from June 3-25, 2022. In partnership with local arts organizations, the festival will include local and regional artistic talent, in addition to nationally recognized performing artists. Events are free and open to all.
June 3, 7:00pm
El Parque de la Paz
New West Symphony: Opera Lite
Join us for an evening of famous arias with internationally renowned baritone Valdis Jansons and LA Opera soprano Alaysha Fox accompanied by the members of the New West Symphony.
June 4, 7:00pm
Stagecoach Museum Lawn
The Furious Seasons
Brynn Albanese is a multi-genre violinist from the Central Coast. With a mix of European Gypsy, Latin jazz, Tangos, Classical with a twist, Opera covers and, of course, Celtic…she has created a lively and engaging show.
The Furious Seasons are an acoustic trio that chronicles the life of 21st century Los Angeles. Acclaimed songwriter, singer, and guitarist David Steinhart fashions songs that live on the hopeful side of melancholy.
June 10, 7:00pm
California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks
Considered one of the most unique and influential guitarists of our time, Kaki King continues to redefine the role of solo instrumental artist. Her multi-media performance uses projection mapping to present the guitar as a tool that can shape both music and video content, all triggered (and often improvised) by her Ovation Adamas Signature 6-string acoustic guitar.
June 11, 7:00pm
Los Angeles noir-pop quartet the Leftover Cuties have a sound that is both retro and refreshing. They craft songs imbued with jazzy sophistication and a palm trees-swaying West Coast breeziness. Ukuleles, accordion, jaunty horns, and the round resonant sounds of upright bass combine with chanteuse Shirli McAllen’s commanding yet silky sultry intones.
June 17, 7:00pm
California Dreamin’ with 5-Star Theatricals
Kick off the summer with songs from classic California artists like The Beach Boys, The Eagles, Joni Mitchell, and the Mamas and Papas as well as musicals and movies featuring California like Rock of Ages, Lala Land and many more!
June 18, 7:00pm
Movie Night Featuring Brave
Alehouse Fire’s Celtic music takes you back to the pubs of Ireland, where everyone is your friend and you’re singing along to songs you don’t even know. The evening will feature a wide range of traditional and modern Celtic tunes.
Screening of the Disney movie Brave begins at 8:00pm.
June 24, 7pm
Thousand Oaks Community Park
Mostly Kosher, the acclaimed klezmer gypsy-rock band, radically reconstructs Judaic and American cultural music through ravenous klezmer beats and arresting Yiddish refrains. Their concerts explode with a mix of jazz, Latin, rock, and folk.
June 25, 7pm
Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuellar & Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles
“Mexico Lindo” is a glorious musical journey where skilled musicians and virtuoso dancers express the joy of Mexico’s rich musical traditions. A journey of sounds, colors, and dances from some of the most wonderful regions of the area.
Community partners include TOArts Presents, 5-Star Theatrical, Brogden Bay Presents, Conejo Recreation and Parks District, CMATO, New West Symphony