Oct. 19-20, 2019

Schedule of Events

2019 Ventura Marathon Schedule of Events

Ventura Marathon Schedule

Saturday, October 19, 2019

6:00 am – 5K and Downtown Mile Packet Pickup Begins
8:00 am – 5K Start
9:00 am – 5K Award Ceremony
9:20 am – Men’s Downtown Mile Start
9:35 am – Women’s Downtown Mile Start
9:50 am – Kids Downtown Mile Start
10:00 am – Half Marathon and Marathon Packet Pickup Begins
10:00 am – Downtown Mile Award Ceremony
10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Beer Garden & Live Music

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

Sunday, October 20, 2019

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

2019 Bands Coming Soon!

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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:https://soundcloud.com/user-70014870?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=email

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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.

11:00 am Michael Monagan

As a little kid I was fascinated by the wild sounds coming out of the radio in the 50’s. The wild abandon of Little Richard, Johnny Burnett, and, the revolutionary Elvis. I remember walking around the neighborhood singing, “Be Bop, Love you baby!” over and over. Back then I played the violin. I remember being admonished by a hot-shot classical conductor from NYC as he pointed his finger at me hissing, “I hope you don’t like the saxophone!” I sheepishly shook my head but had my fingers crossed behind my back with the honking sax in “Red River Rock” blasting in my mind.

A lot has happened between then and now but my love of music has steadily continued. The truth is, I don’t want to ever stop.  As one of my teaching assistants said to me, “Michael, if you ever stop playing music, you’ll go crazy!”. I know she’s right.

Our rhythm section of Ishmael Ferguson on drums and Demont Crawford on bass and harmonies are part of The Wylde Bunch, an R&B, Rap, Rock band that includes 3 other members of the Crawford family. They have played with Musiq Soulchild, Eric Benet, Dwele, and Angie Stone among others.

On keys, sax, and harmonies is Joe Turano, a triple threat who has played with Rickie Lee Jones, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Cher, Joe Cocker Chick Corea, Stanley Clark, George Benson, etc, etc. He toured with Michael Bolton for most of the 90’s and was Al Jarreau’s music director for 17 years during which time he co-produced “Al Jarreau and the Metrople Orketsra Live” which was nominated for a Grammy for “Best Jazz Vocal Album.”

Our horn section has Roch Bordenave  on trombone; his credits include Eddie Kendricks, Mel Torme, and David Ruffin. And Paul Salvo  on trumpet; (Roch and Paul also play in L.A.’s premiere Steely Dan Tribute – Doctor Wu ) his credits include The Pointer Sisters, Cher, Billy Crystal, and Frank Sinatra.