If you love amazing musical performances Santa Barbara Music Foundation through our production company Ones to Watch Productions offers a unique live music experience in very special settings from intimate living rooms to outdoor festivals. Our shows support great causes -Turning Point Foundation, Help California, The Young & Brave, United Way and others.
The founders Steve and Polly Hoganson have a passion for music and community. They owned Zoey's Cafe for several years. Known as a haven for up and coming singer/songwriters Zoeys showcased local and national touring artists. Winner of numerous awards as best live music venue in Ventura County and developing deep friendships with both the community, artists and fans the Hoganson’s were sadden to close their beloved music venue in 2013 to concentrate on health and family.
Life after Zoey’s. In 2014 the Hoganson's formed their Non-Profit - The Santa Barbara Music Foundation. Their mission remains the same, to create memorable experiences for both artists and audiences and also give a portion of the net profits to local charities.
The Venues: The Majestic Ventura Theater, The Lobero Theater, Alcazar Theater Carpinteria, The Marjorie Luke, Libbey Bowl (Topa Topa Folk Fest) Ojai, Hotel Cafe, The Ojai Underground, Topa Mountain Winery Ojai, and more to come.
Our promise is to introduce and share awesome artists whom we love that we hope you enjoy and to donate to causes we believe in.
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Much Love and Appreciation Steve and Polly Hoganson
Santa Barbara Music Foundation