VIP Dinner


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Experience the inaugural New West Summerfest, an open–air, two-day music festival featuring exceptional performances by  Grammy-winning and Billboard-charting artists spanning diverse genres including Jazz, Country, Classic Rock, Mariachi, World Music, and more.

The grand finale awaits as the New West Symphony, joined by the esteemed Music Director Michael Christie, brings the adventures of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark™ with John Williams’ epic score performed live to picture by a full symphony orchestra!

Delight in an array of delectable local food and beverage vendors, while ample on-site parking ensures convenience at every turn.

Experience state-of-the-art professional outdoor stage and screen as you enjoy the panoramic views of the majestic Santa Susana mountains at Moorpark College's expansive amphitheater lawn.

Join us as we shape this event into a premier summer festival, where the magic of summer music unfolds beneath the starry skies—right in your own backyard!


Moorpark College
7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021

Food and Vendors
From BBQ to vegetarian-friendly options to healthy eats to carnival-style favorites, Summerfest has something cookin’ up for everyone. Come have a bite from one of your favorite regional locals and quench your thirst with enterprising drink purveyors. Concessions, festival merchandise, and specialty items available for purchase from vendors on site

General Admission starting at $20*
*Ticket fees apply



Saturday | June 24

3 PMGates open + Ilya Serov and the Summer Nights Jazz Extravaganza with B. Valentine kicks off the line-up
6 PM: Multi-Platinum Album country star Blanco Brown will have everyone dancing to his set and worldwide hit “The Git Up.” 

8 PM: The “Gods of Rock,” helmed by Jason Scheff (Chicago lead vocals and bass and proud Moorpark resident), Steve Porcaro (Toto founding member), and Bill Champlin (Chicago vocals and guitar), with Steve Ferrone (drums – Eric Clapton, Bee Gees), Errol Cooney (guitar – Janet Jackson, Stevie Wonder), and Brandon Coleman (Babyface, Alicia Keys) and other legendary guests, present the Billboard-topping hits of Chicago and more with the New West Symphony for this enchanting “Saturday in the Park.”

Sunday | June 25

3 PM: Gates Open + Jam with Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea
4:30 PM: Unbelievable variety with Renaissance Heart featuring Shea Welsh, Hila Plitmann and Aditya Kalyanpur
6:00 PM: Master of modern Iranian music Hamed Nikpay and guests
7:30 PMRaiders of the Lost Ark with New West Symphony, Michael Christie, conductor

HONOREES: Philanthropists Keets and Hugh Cassar & NWS Principal Horn James Thatcher


Festival Sponsor

Hammer-Hewson Associates

Ruby Sponsor

Hugh and Keets Cassar

Gold Sponsor

Paul Finkel and Joan Marcy
Fran Elson

Silver Sponsor

John Shwope and Karen Dean Fritts
Joanne Chao

Bronze Sponsor

Nickie Kubasak
University Village

Pearl Sponsor

Alan and Lisa Baker
Linda and David Caitlin
Pamela Perkins-Dwyer
John Gay
Patricia and George Jones
Kironix Inc. Web Design
Shari and Robert Robinson
Michele and Dr. Russ Spoto

VIP Dinner Sponsor

Command Performance Catering

Cultural Sponsor of the Summerfest

Farhang Foundation

I.T. Peace of Mind Provided by Un1teee

The New West Symphony Board of Directors would like to thank Moorpark College Foundation and President Julius O. Sokenu for hosting this premier event at Moorpark College.

Become a sponsor today!

Support live music and education in the community as we invest all proceeds from the festival in our education programs!

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