Tower of Power, Los Lobos co-headlining Labor Day Concerts in Your Car

Double headliner to feature two show times and a socially distanced car show

All summer, CBF Productions has worked to bring top notch entertainment to the scenic Ventura County Fairgrounds, where audiences can watch comfortably (and safely) from their parked cars. Since the inaugural show in June, the Concerts in Your Car calendar has ranged from live music to drive-in movies to the circus to comedy and back again, and Labor Day weekend will be no exception. This September, celebrate Labor Day with two classic forms of American entertainment: rock and roll and classic cars.

Tower of Power and Los Lobos are both long time staples of the California music scene, with the two groups hailing from East LA and Oakland, respectively. For over 50 years, Tower of Power has been creating their own kind of soul and funk music, laying down a groove like no other band, while Los Lobos has been bringing their unique blend of American rock and roll and traditional Latin music styles to the stage since their formation in 1973. The two all-star groups will be performing two sets at the Ventura County Fairgrounds on Sunday, September 6th for a doubleheader at 1 pm and 8 pm. Gates will open at 11 am for the matinee, and 6 pm for the evening show.

Unlike other events in CBF Productions ongoing “Concerts In Your Car” series, both Tower of Power/Los Lobos shows will also include a socially-distanced car show, with the first two rows reserved for participants and their classic cars – low-riders, antique roadsters, coupes, hot rods, muscle cars, and much more will all be on display for concertgoers to safely admire.

“Even with social distancing, we wanted to give people a way to get out, celebrate and have some fun!” states Vincenzo Giammanco, owner of CBF Productions. “Our team got creative and decided to develop a new type of experience that brings excitement to the summer of 2020 despite the pandemic. We plan on producing events offering a range of entertainment – more announcements will follow soon.”

The events will offer room for 700 cars per show and are designed to comply with all official restrictions. The combination of an extra high, theatre-in-the-round and four oversized screens will ensure that every seat is the best seat in the house. Sound will be distributed via FM radio. Tickets are sold in advance and online only and are priced starting at $99 per car. Each ticket is valid for one car, and the number of passengers must not exceed the number of safety belts/seats in the vehicle. Car show participants get priority parking close to the stage, with packages starting at $249.

While no food is available for purchase at the event, attendees will be provided with a comprehensive list of downtown Ventura restaurants that feature curbside pickup. With the fairgrounds just three blocks from the Ventura downtown district where many beloved local restaurants are located, the concert will provide a much-needed boost to local eateries.

This concert and car show is just one facet of the ongoing schedule with CBF Productions. Other evenings presented at the fairgrounds include both live concerts, movie nights, and other themes to keep greater L.A.’s concertgoers and families safely entertained this year.

Sublime With Rome, Tracy Lawerence, Rodney Atkins, Third Eye Blind and others have headlined Concerts In Your Car at the Ventura County Fairgrounds this summer.

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