Jurassic 5 at Santa Barbara Bowl - July 13
Jurassic 5 was formed of six members; two DJs/Producers coupled with four distinct rappers who, when performing sequences simultaneously, was perfectly tempered, making their early releases stand above the experimental rap that was burgeoning at the time. They weren’t throwback or old school, but they embodied a nostalgic sound that was also at once fresh. Their first release, The Jurassic 5 EP, had songs like “Concrete Schoolyard” and “Jayou”, quickly turned heads to their relaxed yet detailed sound. It also contained “Lesson 6: The Lecture”, an instrumental opus that underscored the group’s deep production value. Fans worldwide became aware of J5’s dynamic stage show during this era.
Surf Rodeo & Music Festival in Ventura the Weekend of July 12-13
The waves along the California coast are filled with surfers year-round but Surf Rodeo wrangles up an unusual, quirky crowd of beach combers each summer - surf cowboys! Surf Rodeo is the brainchild of JD Drury, a skilled professional in the surf, skate and music industries. Drury's mission for Surf Rodeo was to bring the highly competitive, cut-throat, serious atmosphere of today's surf competitions back to its relaxed roots, where fun always comes first.
Oxnard Salsa Festival - July 26-27
The focus of the Live Oak Music Festival is, of course, the mainstage performances. With musicians from all over the United States and across the globe performing, this hub of the festival is the gathering place for everyone to hear and see some of the finest entertainers anywhere do what they do best: play music. Ranging from traditional, folk, bluegrass and gospel, to blues, jazz, classical and world music, and touching most genres in between, the mainstage provides cultural entertainment and education. The music on the mainstage is engineered by a top-notch crew, so the sound is second to none for an outdoor venue. Click here for the lineup. There are also arts and crafts, activities for small children and camping activities.
Arcade Fire at Santa Barbara Bowl - August 4
Jack Johnson at Santa Barbara Bowl - August 31 - September 1
Grammy-Award winning artist, Arcade Fire make their Santa Barbara Bowl debut with 2014’s critically acclaimedReflektor Tour on August 4 at 6:30 PM. Tickets go on sale Saturday, May 10 at 11 AM.
Released October 29, Reflektor was hailed by Rolling Stone as "extraordinary...the best album Arcade Fire have ever made." It was the second Arcade Fire album to debut at #1, the first being 2010's Album of the Year Grammy Award®-winner The Suburbs. The band's appearance on the 39th season premiere of Saturday Night Live was followed by the band's own half-hour special, Here Comes The Night Time, directed by Roman Coppola and featuring Arcade Fire live performances and cameos from Aziz Ansari, Bono, Michael Cera, Zach Galifianakis, Bill Hader, Ben Stiller, Rainn Wilson and more.
Jack Johnson announces a summer headline tour in support of his sixth studio album, From Here To Now To You, which debuted #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, Johnson’s fourth chart topping album to date. Support for the Santa Barbara dates will be Michael Kiwanuka. A preorder will be held for members of Jack's mailing list on January 28, with local pre-sales starting January 30 and the public on-sale on January 31 at 10 AM local time for each show.
ABC Band, October 4
Martin Fry and his band ABC charted 5 Top Singles in the United States between 1981 and 1990. Their many hits include: "Tears Are Not Enough," "Poison Arrow," "The Look of Love (Part One)," "All Of My Heart," "That Was Then But This Is Now," 'S.O.S.," "(How To Be A) Millionaire," "Vanity Kills," "Ocean Blue," "When Smoke Sings," "King Without A Crown," "The Real Thing" "Love Conquers All," and many more.
Daryl Hall & John Oates at Santa Barbara Bowl 2014 - October 19
2014 is a big year for Daryl Hall and John Oates, as they just got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Starting out as two devoted disciples of earlier soul greats, Daryl Hall & John Oates are soul survivors in their own right. They have become such musical influences on some of today’s popular artists that the September 2006 cover of Spin Magazine’s headline read: “Why Hall and Oates are the New Velvet Underground.” Their artistic fan base includes Rob Thomas, John Mayer, Brandon Flowers of the Killers, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and MTV’s newest hipsters Gym Class Heroes who dubbed their tour “Daryl Hall for President Tour 2007.” One of the most sampled artists today, their impact can be heard everywhere from boy band harmonies, to neo-soul to rap-rock fusion.
Foster the People at Santa Barbara Bowl - November 15
Foster The People continue to tour the world in support of their sophomore album Supermodel and have added additional U.S. tour dates this fall, which include a stop in Santa Barbara, CA. Foster The People’s much-buzzed-about live show shouldn’t be missed—Los Angeles Times praised their live set as “convincing and invigorating” while Rolling Stone named them one of the “Best Things We Saw at Coachella 2014.”