Outgoing Board President Betsy Chess at closing night reception.

Outgoing Board President Betsy Chess cutting the cake
at the Season 21 closing night reception

The Ventura Music Festival is moving to July!

We recently concluded a year-long assessment that resulted in a renewed vision for going forward. It includes moving the Festival from May to July—the weekends of July 15-17 and July 22-24 to be exact!

Exciting plans are underway now for both the July Festival AND the more intimate concert and event series that precedes it, starting in January. Our goal is twofold: (1) continue to bring the best of classical and contemporary artists to Ventura; (2) bring our audience, including school children, closer to VMF, one another and the music.

Stay tuned for details. Plan to join us.

And if your end-of-year giving permits, support us financially. Gifts of all sizes help make the music. Our donors ARE the Festival!

Donate today by calling (805) 648-3146 or

to support Season 22 concerts
and education programs.

See Season 21 Archives for photo memories of the 2015 Season.

In the News:
Festival Artistic Director, Nuvi Mehta
on the healing power of music at TEDx San Diego,
with guitarist Pepe Romero

VMF logo art

2014-2015 SPONSORS

Freddie & Al Contarino

Gloisten Family Charitable Foundation

Sandra & Jordan Laby

Micheline Sakharoff

Miriam Wille

Celine Gillibrand for P.W. Gillibrand Co.

Barbara Meister

Miriam Schwab

Pierpont Racquet Club

Dr. Peter Cannon

Sam B. Ersan Fund at
San Diego Foundation

Hammer-Hewson Associates

Montecito Bank

Harrison Industries

Limoneira & Limco Del Mar

Ventura Baptist Church in association with County Commerce Bank

Aera Energy LLC

Community Memorial Health Systems

Pacific Western Bank


Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home & Cremation Service

DCH Lexus of Oxnard

Union Bank