San Buenaventura was founded in 1782 by Father Junipero Serra. It was the ninth of the California missions. Named after the Italian St. Bonaventure, Ventura is nicknamed the “city of good fortune.” Directly across from the mission is Mission Park where the Blues and BBQ Festival was held. Grills, barbeques, and smokers were in full swing for a BBQ cook off.
Stages were set for great music as well. Many attendees were prepared with their captain’s chairs and staked out their spot for the day. Jonathon “Boogie” Long and The Blues Revolution from Baton Rouge, LA pumped out some soulful blues with strong vocals and awesome guitar playing. Waiting in line for food and drinks couldn’t be more entertaining!
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