Sun., May 26 | 6:30 p.m. 

VENTURA LIVE | Music, Laughter, and Magic

Palomino Nights 

Country and Rhythm Revue Benefit Concert 

Proceeds Support Leadership and Acting Programs for Economically Challenged Young People 

Starring Beau Red, Mark Masson (Shaky Feelin’), The Van Allen Twins and Jay Ponti 

Prepare to be transported through the heartlands of American music as Be The Revolution presents Palomino Nights: The Rubicon Country and Rhythm Revue benefit concert. This exceptional event brings together a stellar lineup of musicians to celebrate the timeless classics of country, bluegrass, and rhythm. Embark on a musical journey as we pay homage to icons such as The Band, Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Merle Haggard, and the Allman Brothers From the soulful ballads of Dolly Parton to the twangy melodies of Hank Williams, each performance promises to stir your soul and ignite your passion for music. But this concert is more than just entertainment—it’s an opportunity to make a difference. All proceeds will directly support leadership and acting programs designed to empower economically challenged young people. By attending this event, you’re not just enjoying a night of exceptional music; you’re also investing in the future of our community’s youth. So grab your cowboy boots, gather your loved ones, and join us for a night of toe-tapping rhythms and heartfelt melodies. Together, let’s Be The Revolution and pave the way for a brighter future for generations to come! 


MARK MASSON, a seasoned musician, guitarist, performer, and songwriter from Ventura County, boasts two decades of experience in the music industry. With a dynamic blend of jamband, bluegrass, reggae, and funk, Mark crafts unforgettable performances that leave audiences spellbound. For the past decade, he has led and founded his bands Mark Masson & Jam Grass and Shaky Feelin’, pushing musical boundaries and setting the stage on fire wherever he plays.

BEAU RED, a modern-western sensation, infuses nostalgia with a post-modern edge. Hailing from Ojai, their music reflects their rich upbringing and diverse influences. With notable performances alongside Juliette Lewis and the Licks, as well as Aj Lee & Blue Summit, Beau Red has made waves in the music scene. Rooted in bluegrass, their journey includes extensive tours across California, hitting renowned festivals like the Grass Valley Bluegrass Festival and Lucidity. Known for captivating performances, Beau Red is redefining contemporary music with their electrifying style.



KELLEN VAN ALLEN is an original singer-songwriter known for his captivating blend of country/folk, often described as “progressive mountain music.” His songs are distinguished by their commanding beauty, delivered with a uniquely charming and powerful style that stirs the soul.

DRÉA VAN ALLEN, an internationally recognized harmonicist hailing from Ventura and now based in Ojai, is a force to be reckoned with in the world of folk blues. Her one-woman-band performances, reminiscent of a female Neil Young, showcase her exceptional talent and raw passion. Dréa’s accolades include reaching the final round of the International Blues Competition in 2018 and gracing the cover of Harmonica World magazine in 2021. Endorsed by Lone Wolf Blues Company, she has been captivating live audiences since 2012, drawing inspiration from her service in the US Air Force and her extensive experience in harmonica, songwriting, and guitar playing. Together with her brother, she forms The Van Allen Twins, a bluegrass trio/band that enriches the American Roots Music scene with their original compositions and covers.

JAY PONTI is a guitarist and singer known for his versatility spanning blues, country, and hard rock’n’roll genres. Influenced by legends like Muddy Waters, Jimmy Page, and Jerry Garcia, he has graced stages alongside icons such as Slash, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Jerry Cantrell, and has contributed his vocals to bands like the Dead Kennedys. Additionally, Jay has been a member of bands like Angry Johnny and the Killbillies, The Holics, and the Ooks of Hazzard. Beyond music, Jay is a dedicated grassroots political organizer, playing pivotal roles in movements like Occupy Wall Street and Standing Rock. He’s the co-creator of the #BankExit fossil fuel divestment campaign, author of “Be the Revolution,” and provides free leadership trainings for frontline youth activists.


We invite you to arrive early and check out our brand-new outdoor patio! It’s the perfect spot to relax before the show, enjoy mouthwatering bites from our featured food trucks, and sip on specially crafted themed cocktails. For “Palomino Nights,” we’re going all-in on the country theme with a BBQ food pop-up featuring Big Mann BBQ. They’ll be serving up delicious barbecue favorites from 5 p.m. through intermission. So come by early, grab a plate of your favorite BBQ, and soak up the atmosphere while you enjoy some refreshing cocktails. Get here 2 hours before showtime to make the most of your night! Click HERE to take a look at their menu!

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Tickets & Information


Rubicon Theatre

1006 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001


$25 at door/$20 in advance

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