Tag archives: Rubicon Goes Retro

Rubicon’s ‘September Blitz’
By Steven Libowitz   |   September 10, 2020

Since the pandemic forced its doors to close in March, Rubicon Theatre rose to the challenge by quickly pivoting in creating digital content, including taking its summer youth programs online, but also launched the nation’s first theatrical drive-in concert series. Now, as its Rubicon Goes Retro Drive-in Concert Series comes to a close this week, […]

A Honking Good Concerts Series Comes to a Close
By Steven Libowitz   |   September 3, 2020

Actress-singer Teri Bibb has played the role of understudy-turned-star Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera more than 1,000 times, both on Broadway and with the national tour that included singing a command performance at the White House. A veteran whose experience includes appearing in more than 50 musicals across the country, Bibb’s credits […]

Concerts in Your Car Continues
By Steven Libowitz   |   August 13, 2020

The series that shares the stage in the Ventura County Fairgrounds parking lot with Rubicon Goes Retro has a rather august lineup for the penultimate month of summer. Switchfoot, the San Diego alt.rock band that took its name from a surfing term, first gained a foothold (sorry) in the contemporary Christian music world before crossing […]

Rolling On: Ventura Band Works its Voodoo Magic
By Steven Libowitz   |   August 13, 2020

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has had perhaps the most unlikely career of any local band in history. Formed in the early 1990s just to play swing music and jump blues pioneered by Louis Prima and Cab Calloway, the Daddys showed up just in time to take advantage of the swing revival. Or rather in many […]

Venturing to Ventura: Concerts in Your Car
By Steven Libowitz   |   July 16, 2020

This innovative concept to keep live music happening during the COVID-19 crisis has turned the massive parking lot at the Ventura County Fairgrounds into a site for “pop”-up entertainment. The Concerts in Your Car drive-in series features two or three live performances each week that people can enjoy from the comfort and safety of their […]