Schedule of Events

2018 Ventura Marathon Schedule of Events

Ventura Marathon Schedule

Friday, October 19, 2018

4:00 pm – Packet Pickup Begins
4:00 pm – Party in the Park Opens
7:00 pm – Packet Pickup Ends
7:00 pm – Party in the Park Closes

Saturday, October 20, 2018

7:00 am – Packet Pickup Begins
8:00 am – Party in the Park Opens – Beer Garden Opens
8:00 am – 5K Start
9:00 am – 5K Award Ceremony
9:15 am – Downtown Mile Start
9:45 am – Downtown Mile Award Ceremony
10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Beer Garden & Live Music
10:30 am – Kids Run

6:00 pm – Packet Pickup Ends
6:00 pm – Party in the Park Closes

Sunday, October 21, 2018

5:00 am – Marathon Shuttle Pick Up
5:30 am – VIP Packet Pick Up Opens
6:15 am – Half Marathon Shuttle Pick Up
6:40 am – Marathon Start
7:10 am – Half Marathon Start
8:00 am – Party in the Park Opens
8:00 am – 2:00 pm – Beer Garden & Live Music
9:45 am – Half Marathon Award Ceremony
10:45 am – Marathon Award Ceremony

2:00 pm – Party in the Park Closes


2018 Bands

Ventura Marathon Schedule


10:00 am 3 for Rent

3 For Rent became a band when 3 longtime friends and experienced musicians found out that they wanted to play acoustic music with a different setting and bring these classic songs to audiences with an uncompromised vision of the originals versions.

12:00 pm  Acoustic Generation

AG is a multi-faceted band that has been performing party grooves for many years. Tight on harmonies and strong on crowd involvement, AG blends original acoustic-based music with unique versions of classic rock favorites to create memorable shows. Offering over 3 hours of music, the band is completely mobile with their own small club PA, and can go from a duo or trio to full band for a complete, rockin’ event.  It’s the Acoustic Generation music band people!

2:00 pm Power Syndicate is one of Ventura County’s premier cover bands playing a wide range of rock & roll and dance floor hits.

Formed with the purpose of filling a void in the entertainment market, Power Syndicate bridges the gap between the “same old cover bands” and the power rock of the new millennium.

4:00 pm Blue Suede Suz is a collaboration of folky funky songsters Sus Corez, Barney and Rosie Tower, each with a rich history of performing throughout California.
Sus’ San Fernando Valley roots in folk music morphed into playing keyboard with LA Latin jazz, R&B and funk bands during the 80’s. Her guitar style and cool vocals remain influenced by this musical past.
Barney Tower’s guitar chops will make you go “whoa!” It’s no wonder he’s gigged with various top bands throughout the land.
Close to home, both he and Rosie Tower were a part of The Restless Hillfillies, a popular Americana-style group with Rosie on vocals and bass. She keeps a sturdy rhythmical backbone for Blue Suede Suz.
Each show is a blend of originals, ranging from playful lyrics, Cole Porter influenced melodies, to downright let’s-have-us-a-beer honky tonk bangers.
Here. Have a listen:

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9:00 am Mari Nobre – Nobresil

Nobresil is sophistication, pure energy and great melodies on stage translating in unique arrangements of samba, bossa nova, Brazilian jazz and world music.

The band Nobresil has an irresistible sound produced by Latin Grammy awarded Brazilian bass player Leo Nobre
(Sergio Mendes, Shakira,Stevie Wonder) and enhanced by the sensual voice of 2015 Latin Grammy awarded
singer Mari Nobre (also lead singer of the UCLA Bobby Rodriguez’s Latin Jazz Big Band.) Nobresil is a magnet for world class musicians and participated as headliner in major jazz festivals like the Central Ave. Jazz Festival, the Levitt Pavilion Summer Concerts and the Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival. The band also performed in prestigious venues like Catalina Jazz Club, the Jonathan Club, The Beverly Wilshire Hotel among many others.

From Buck to Johnny, to Waylon and Willie, to Merle and Lefty, the very best country music has shown the rich complexity of life. Steel backbones and breaking hearts. The true grit that helps people survive every difficult day. And those qualities haven’t been forgotten. They’re there in every word and note of Michael Monroe Goodman’s second album, The Flag, the Bible, and Bill Monroe (released November, 2015). It’s the sound of Kentucky calling.

As the songs on The Flag, the Bible, and Bill Monroe show, he’s mastered his craft. The music and the lyrics are honed, and the pedal steel adds its beautiful cries. But the raw emotion, the stuff of life, always lies just beneath the surface. This is real.“I want to paint a picture,” Goodman says. “Country music can be so personal, so timeless. If it talks to people then the song has a lasting magic, it never stops being relevant. This album is about who I am, the things that are important to me. The Flag, the Bible, and Bill Monroe: I’m proud to be an American, I’m a committed Christian, and Bill Monroe has always been an inspiration. Maybe I’m carrying on those things Nashville’s left behind these days. But I think this is real roots country, music that means something.”