Ventura Old-School: Roadshow Revival

The Junetime tribute to Johnny Cash summons the dream machines of yore.

FEEL THE RHYTHM: While Mother's Day traditionally summons a host of celebratory events, as do the spring holidays, the very last of the seasonal to-dos, the one that falls just days ahead of the official first day of summer, doesn't always have a roster of traditional fun go-outs associated with it. We speak of Father's Day, of course, which falls on the final Sunday of spring (we know, we know, it is deep within June, but you get us: Summer, and how summer is traditionally observed, are two distinct viewpoints). So what do you do with Dad? You might go golfing or to lunch or maybe to surf. Or, if you're an aficionado of alt-country, old-school twang, souped-up autos from another era, and the music of Mr. Johnny Cash, you make for Ventura and the Roadshow Revival.

THE DAYLONG CONCERT... and car show has become a bit of a Father's Day thing, for music-loving parents and their grown-up kids, as the Ventura County Fairgrounds show typically fell on the Saturday before Father's Day. Well, there's a bit news in that respect, and fans'll likely think it is pretty darn good: The Roadshow Revival is moving to the last weekend in June and expanding to two full days.

ON THIS YEAR'S ROSTER? The Reverend Horton Heat've been making a retro-tastic splash at the 2015 Coachella Festival, and they'll be tuned up and ready to headline the Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 Johnny Cash bash. The Blasters, Billy Joe Shaver, Slim Jim Phantom, John Doe, and a bevy of tribute artists shall also summon the power of Cashian sound. And this is truly a full-on love-in for the Man in Black: The party's subtitle is "A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash." Want to get those tickets lined up, maybe for you, or you and your pops, if this is his bag? They're available now.

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