Free Concerts Begin at Stow House

Free concerts return to the Goodland!

The 7th Annual Music at the Ranch Free Concert Series begins July 15. This six-week series, hosted by Goleta Valley Historical Society, will take place on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the newly-
restored gardens of Rancho La Patera & Stow House.

This 2014 Music at the Ranch entertainment line-up includes:

July 15: Spencer The Gardener
(Latin, funk, surf)

July 22: Donna Greene & The Roadhouse Daddies
(Vintage blues)

July 29: Area 51
(Santa Barbara’s favorite cover band)

August 5: Mescal Martini

August 12: Les Rose Ensemble
(Classic rock, jazz, and blues)

August 19: Tony Ybarra Band
(Classical jazz, Latin, and flamenco guitar)

The concert series would not be possible without the commitment of our talented local musicians. Michael Andrews, of Area 51 who loves playing at the relaxed series says, “These concerts are where Goleta shows the depth and strength of it’s very soul! This is how we celebrate life to it’s fullest.”

Guests are encouraged bring a picnic, low-back chairs and blankets. Georgia’s Smokehouse food truck willbe onsite and beverages will be available for purchase at the Goleta Valley Historical Society’s Information Booth. Outside alcohol and dogs are not permitted.

Rancho La Patera is located at 304 North Los Carneros Road in Goleta. Visit the Ranch on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00pm until 4:00pm and by appointment. Currently on view is a seasonal exhibition entitled, “Reflections: Memories of the Goodland.” 681-7216 or

Goleta Valley Historical Society, stewards of Rancho La Patera and Stow House (1873) museums, preserves, interprets, and fosters research of the history of the Goleta Valley and the Stow Family. Our purpose is to share this treasured landmark from the golden era of California ranching and provide a unique and historic gathering place for the community. Rancho La Patera hosts tours and educational programs as well as various public events, such as the Old Fashioned 4Th of July Celebration, Fiesta Ranchera and Holiday at the Ranch.

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