Classic Rock Festival Returns To OJAI - Proceeds From This Popular Event Benefit The RageJax Foundation

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The Ojai Classic Rock Festival returns on Saturday July 15 and Sunday July 16 with live tributes to eleven of the top classic rock bands in history. Proceeds from this popular event benefit the RageJax Foundation, an organization that brings music and art education to under-privileged children.

Eleven of the top classic rock acts in history will be paid tribute to at the Ojai Classic Rock Festival III to be held at downtown Ojai's Libbey Bowl on Saturday July 15 and Sunday July 16. This popular event is the third installment in a series of six festivals scheduled this year to benefit the RageJax Foundation, an organization that brings music and art programs to under-privileged children.

Headlining Saturday July 15 will be a tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band by JGB, featuring Jerry's original keyboardist Melvin Seals. Also on for that day are tributes to Janis Joplin by Mama Pearl, Jimi Hendrix by Stone Free Experience, The Who by The Who Show, Grateful Dead by Cubensis, and Lynyrd Skynyrd by Nuthin' Fancy.

Also of interest are two "after- show parties" on Saturday evening featuring an all-girl tribute to Led Zeppelin by Moby Chick, and a spirited tribute to Bob Marley by Willie Venant at neighboring sponsors - The Hub Lounge and Antonio's Mexican Restaurant just steps away from Libbey Bowl.

Sunday July 16 will feature a line-up of the rockers of classic rock, with tributes to KISS by Gods of Thunder, Aerosmith by Pump, Led Zeppelin by Led Zepplica, AC/DC by Bonfire, and a very special tribute to early Van Halen by national touring tribute band The Atomic Punks.

Gates will open at 11:00 A.M. Show starts at 12:00 NOON. Both days.

Camping available at nearby Lake Casitas Recreation Area, Call Lake Casitas for more information at (805) 649-2233.

A vendor's faire featuring food and beverage, tie-dye's of every type imaginable, curios from around the world, coconut shell jewelry, and concert rock art is just a small sample of what can be found browsing through over 40 vendors in the "Vendors Village" at the Ojai Classic Rock Festival III.

Master of Ceremonies for this two-day event will be Grateful Grooves radio host Ardas from KOCP 95.9 The Octopus. Tickets are $25.00 for one day, or $45.00 for a two-day pass, and can be purchased through Ticketmaster or the following local locations: Ventura - Salzers Records & Wild Planet, Santa Barbara - Bags Plus, Ojai - Attitude Adjustment Shop & Ojai Creates.

Formed after the tragic loss of her daughters, Ms. Carol Houck organized the RageJax Foundation to help third-world children enjoy music and arts they would normally never have the opportunity to be exposed to. Check out this terrific organization at

Promoting concerts since 1992, Howard Freiberg offered his services to his co-worker and friend, Carol Houck, when the RageJax Foundation needed help in raising funds. Find out what other shows are being presented by Howard Freiberg Presents at


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