MAY 2016

JOHN VESTER with MICHAEL NOW

Playing at LETELIER STUDIOS for Venice Art Walk Venice CA
Thursday May 19th 2016 7-9 pm
(location + details on invitation below)

JOHN VESTER with MICHAEL NOW


Venice Art Crawl Invitation


APRIL 2013

Please Join Us For This Very Special First Ever Event In Venice, CA

A PIECE OF THE SKY Art & Music Garden Party  4/14/13

Featuring the beautiful paintings of MARY FAMA
& Live original music by JOHN & MARIA VESTER
with special guests RON SACHS, JAN HUNTER & STAN BEHRENS

See you there!


Invitation (with Mary's art) by Francisco Letelier


MARCH 2011: JOHN VESTER & FRIENDS G2 GALLERY 3/25/11 7:30 PM Venice, Ca.

DECEMBER 2010: : JOHN & MARIA VESTER with RON SACHS & JAN HUNTER - 12/29/10 7:00 PM

Private House Concert At the home of Dave & Marcia Kucia Cincinnati, Ohio. Thanks to all our family & old friends who made it to our festive holiday houseconcert/gathering of friends who haven't seen each other for years.... It was great to play for you all, & to see everybody again!

Special thanks to Ron & Jan for playing, & to Dave & Marcia for having us in your beautiful house.....back home in Cincinnati

HAPPY HOLIDAYS & HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011! jv

DECEMBER 2010: Animal House Christmas Party - 12/19/10 from 5-7:00 PM

Animal House, 66 Windward Ave., Venice, CA 90291 | ph: 310-392-5411

Live original and seasonal acoustic music by John and Maria Vester with Michael Lennon, Rich Mangicaro, and the amazing return of Stan Behrens!

Download the flyer.

http://animalhousevenice.com/

JULY 2010: JOHN VESTER SOLO SETS - 7/3/10 6-9:00 PM - Live at Lorimar Winery & Vineyards Temecula, Ca.

John will play 2 dates in the Live At Lorimar Series
July 3rd & Oct. 9th 2010
Lorimar Winery & Vineyards in Old Town Temecula, Ca.

Three JV solo sets featuring an emerging crop of new original songs with emphasis on up-tempo americana, toward bluegrass with humor that will become the next JV release, working title: A PIECE OF THE SKY with selections from all 4 JV releases and songs co-written with Venice



LORIMAR WINERY & VINEYARDS
42031 Main St. #C
Temecula, Ca. 92590
(951) 240-5177
http://www.lorimarwinery.com

JOHN VESTER & FRIENDS, Tuesday Nights in December '09 - Residency at The Stronghold

THE STRONGHOLD
12/1, 12/8, 12/15 - 10:00 PM
1625 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, Ca. 90291
(310) 399-7200
info@thestrongholdla.com
thestronghold.com

Venice, Ca. Folk Americana songwriter

JOHN VESTER & FRIENDS: RICH MANGICARO percussion, CARL BYRON accordion, STAN BEHRENS harmonica, MARIA VESTER harmony vocals, with special guest MARK LENNON (when possible).

Will be in residence at the Stronghold in Venice the first 3 tuesday nights in December working out an eclectic mix of new songs that will become the next JOHN VESTER release on Venetian Records, working title: A PIECE OF THE SKY (with selections from John's previous releases). Local/Global songwriter TOM FREUND played his special brand of Folk Americana to very appreciative, growing audiences in a residency at The Stronghold every tues. at 10:00 in November. Please come out & help us continue this new tradition in December of live original music at this great new venue, & catch the earliest stages of a fun developing underground speakeasy Folk Americana concert scene in Venice!

Opening acts at 9:00 PM:
12/1 ALANA SWEETWATER
12/8 BRUNO with TALKBACK
12/15 ADAM EZRA

$10 donation requested

johnvester.com | facebook | myspace

The latest release by JOHN VESTER on Venetian Records ALL THE WAY OUT WEST is now on CD Baby's Editors Picks (Folk Americana). Hear all tracks with nice editors review at: cdbaby.com/cd/johnvester

OCTOBER 2009: JOHN & MARIA VESTER 10/17/09 8:00 PM Zoey's Cafe Ventura, CA

ZOEY'S CAFE
451 E. Main St.
Ventura, Ca. 93001
(805) 652-1137
www.zoeyscafe.com

We'll play a 30 minute set opening for Grammy nominated, great vocalist PERLA BATALLA & master songwriter DAVID BATTEAU

8:00 JOHN & MARIA VESTER
8:45 PERLA BATALLA & DAVID BATTEAU
9:45 JOHN CODY

Please join us for a special evening of original music at our first appearance at this very nice venue in Ventura, Ca.

$15 door

SEPTEMBER 2009: JOHN & MARIA VESTER, Sunday 9/20/09 6:00 PM Allyn's Cafe Cincinnati, Ohio

JOHN & MARIA VESTER

Allyn's Cafe
3538 Columbia Pkwy.
Cincinnati Ohio 45226-2140
(513) 871-5779
allynscafe.net

2 sets 6:00 & 7:00 before The Bluebirds at 9:00

Please join us for a special evening of original songs (Folk Americana with widely varying influences) by Venice, California songwriter JOHN VESTER originally from Cincinnati, returning to play for old friends & family for the first time in 35 years!

With MARIA VESTER singing harmony & Special Guests sitting in!

SEPTEMBER 2009: JOHN & MARIA VESTER - 9/18/2009 HOUSE CONCERT AT EJ & JULIE GLASER'S, St. Louis, Missouri

House Concert at EJ & JULIE GLASER'S  

E.J. and Julie are thrilled to present our first ever house concert.

Friday, September 18 at 7:30 PM at our house at 1506 Windridge Dr. Des Peres, MO 63131

You are invited for a very special evening of original music (Folk Americana with widely varying influences) by Venice, CA songwriter and close friend (yes, hes originally from Cincinnati) John Vester. John will be joined by his new bride, Maria Vester who will be singing harmony along with some other friends sitting in. John and I have been great friends since the age of 15 and have had many escapades together that hopefully have not made it into any of his songs. The evening will open with a few songs by Glaze and the Moonkings and then well settle in for 2 great sets from John.

Beer and wine along with great Hors D Oeuvres will be in plentiful supply and the suggested donation for the evening is only $15.00 per person. All the money will go to the feature act (its a long way from California).

The house is open at 7:30 and the show will start at 8:00 PM. Please email ejglaser@charter.net or call 314 965 7959 to RSVP. We sure hope you can make it for this special event. If you have any other friends you would like to bring please do.

Thanks,

E. J & Julie

JULY 2009: JOHN & MARIA VESTER 7/22/09 9:00 CLUB 705

Just back from some fun concerts in Holland, JOHN & MARIA VESTER will play mainly new JV songs, continuing to work out their new (Maria) & old (John) singing couple format, at this weekly South Bay Songwriters Series hosted by old friend ALFRED JOHNSON & new friend JODI SIEGEL (30 minute set around 9:00)


CLUB 705
705 Pier Ave. (near PCH [Sepulveda] & Pier)
Hermosa Beach, California 90254
(310) 392-9705 www.club705.com
Free parking---lot in back

JULY 2009: JOHN VESTER & FRIENDS 7/2/09 9:00 p.m.
De Harmonie Edam, Holland

Greetings to our friends & family in Holland! from Venice, California USA

Late Breaking News!:

JOHN VESTER will return to Holland in July & will perform a special one show only concert July 2nd 2009 9:00 p.m. at De Harmonie, Edam. For reservations email to: info@harmonie-edam.nl or call: 0299-371664.

Featuring the first ever JOHN VESTER Dutch Quartet! introducing MARIA VESTER on harmony vocals! with the return of ANDREE MANUSAMA dobro & BEN BOUMAN harmonica Two sets with intermission will include a collection of very new songs that will become the next JV release---working title: A PIECE OF THE SKY & some old favorites. Please join us at this beautiful old venue in Edam for a special evening of music, a one night only intimate update on John's latest ongoing works in progress, & a happy celebration of the wedding of John & Maria Vester on our first return to Holland since our American/Dutch wedding!

See you soon! Proost!: jv

APRIL 2009: JOHN VESTER & Friends 4/4/09 8:00 Trilogy Guitars

TRILOGY GUITARS

143 Culver Blvd.
Playa Del Rey, Ca. 90293


For tickets/info contact Ryan at Trilogy:
(310) 305-7577
ryan@trilogyguitars.com

JOHN VESTER & Friends MARK LENNON, MARIA VESTER, JIM WEST, RICH MANGICARO, PAT LENNON & STAN BEHRENS return to this special venue playing very new works in progress, selections from the latest JOHN VESTER release on Venetian Records All The Way Out West, & some old favorites

Featuring the return of JIM WEST on guitars & lapsteel & introducing MARIA VESTER on harmony vocals! w/Special Guest MARK LENNON!

Trilogy Guitars is a beautiful, intimate (60 max), triangular shaped, great sounding venue, run by very nice people, at the beach in Playa that will sell out, so call/email for tickets NOW!

FEBRUARY 2009: Hollow Body at TRIP (2/1/09 9:30 pm)

JOHN VESTER & Friends:
MARK LENNON, JIM WEST,
RICH MANGICARO & STAN BEHRENS
playing songs from All The Way Out West
and some very new works in progress.

Please come out & help us ring in this very
promising new year at this new venue in
our hood with our first show of 2009!

DECEMBER 2008: First Annual Animal House Christmas Party!

Click image below for full brochure:

OCTOBER 2008: Folk Alliance Far-West Conference Premiere Showcase 8:15 PM 10/25/08

Phoenix Marriott Mesa Hotel
200 North Centenniel Way
Mesa, AZ 85201

contact:
Renee Bodie, Conference Coordinator
(818) 631-8309
bodiehouse@aol.com

MARCH 2008: ALL THE WAY OUT WEST Holland Tour dates

  1. Sat. April 19, 2008 8:00 p.m.
    Moluks Historisch Museum Sedjarah Maluku (Moluccan History Museum Theater)
    Kruisstraat 313, 3581 GK UTRECHT
    www.museum-maluku.nl
    tickets E. 15,00
    for reservations email to: bluewindow@live.nl
  2. Thurs. Apr. 24, 2008 9:00 p.m.
    De Harmonie
    Voorhaven 92-94, 1135 BT EDAM
    www.harmonie-edam.nl
    tickets E. 15,00
    for reservations email to: info@harmonie-edam.nl
  3. or call: 0299-371664
  4. Sat. Apr. 26, 2008 7:00 p.m.
    Houseboat Concert in BEEMSTER
    tickets E. 25,00 (including dinner, drinks & concert)
    dinner 7:00 concert 8:00
    (limited seating order soon!)
    for reservations email to: bluewindow@live.nl
  5. Fri. May 2, 2008 8:00 p.m.
    Kafee De Splinter
    Dominicanenstraat 6-8, 5911 KA VENLO
    www.kafeedesplinter.nl
    tickets E. 15,00
    for reservations email to: mbaars13@hotmail.com
    or call: 077-3516029
  6. sat. may 3rd 8:00 p.m. Kommissiehuys
    Kommisjewei 1, 9712 RL NIJEGA
    www.kommissiehuys.nl
    tickets E. 15,00
    for reservations email: info@kommissiehuys.nl
    or noravisser7@hotmail.com or call: 0512-372972/ 06-46212207

MARCH 2008: ALL THE WAY OUT WEST Release Concert

ALL THE WAY OUT WEST Release Concert
Featuring special guests Michael, Mark, Kipp & Pat Lennon, Rich Mangicaro, Mark Harris, Carl Byron & Stan Behrens

Sun. 3/30/08 7:00 p.m.
McCabes
3101 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, Ca. 90405

Tickets available at McCabes
or by phone (310) 828-4497
or online at www.mccabes.com

Celebrating the 3/30/08 release date of John Vester's best work to date ALL THE WAY OUT WEST. Playing with good friends who played on the record at one of the coolest venues in the world! We'll play songs on the new record, dust off some chestnuts, & reveal some very new works in progress This will be a fun show! The best JV concert ever! & The Release Concert at McCabes is the send-off to the upcoming ALL THE WAY OUT WEST Holland Tour apr. 16th-may 6th 2008!

FEBRUARY 2008: ALL THE WAY OUT WEST Pre-Release Concert

ALL THE WAY OUT WEST Pre-Release Concert
Featuring Special Guests Michael & Mark Lennon, Stan Behrens & Rich Mangicaro

Sat. 2/23/08 8:00 p.m.
Trilogy Guitars
143 Culver Blvd. Playa Del Rey, Ca. 90293

For tickets/info contact Ryan at Trilogy either by phone (310) 305-7577 or by e-mail at ryan@trilogyguitars.com

This promises to be a special evening of introducing new songs on the 2008 John Vester release ALL THE WAY OUT WEST. Produced by Michael Lennon & John Vester. We'll dust off some old chestnuts --- and we'll debut some very new works in progress. Trilogy Guitars is a beautiful, intimate (60 max), triangular, great sounding venue that will sell out quickly - call/email for tickets now!

SUNDAY JUNE 24th 2007:

Venice Fest

Free outdoor concert in downtown Venice, Ca. stage at Windward & Ocean Front Walk.
Short set at 5:00 p.m. before Mark Lennon w/Brig Band at 5:20 then Venice at 6:30

October 1, 2006: MARK LENNON & JOHN VESTER HOUSE CONCERT CARPINTERIA, CA.

October 1, 2006, 4 PM
Special House Concert On The Lawn
At Tahoegayle's
501 Concha Loma Dr., Carpinteria, CA.
contact: Tahoegayle@aol.com or by phone (805) 684-6316

APRIL 29th 2006
JOHN VESTER MARK LENNON CONCERT AT TRILOGY GUITARS PLAYA DEL REY, CA.

Sat. April 29th 8:00 p.m.

Trilogy Guitars
143 Culver Blvd.
Playa Del Rey, Ca. 90293

(310) 305-7577
contact: ryan@trilogyguitars.com

JOHN VESTER MARK LENNON KAMPEGROUND HOUSE CONCERT

AUSTIN , TEXAS
SAT. OCT. 22nd 7:30 P.M.

Private House Concert

contact: <nancyk@austin.rr.com>

JOHN VESTER MARK LENNON Y BAR & GRILL AUSTIN, TEXAS

FRI. OCT. 21st 7:30-10:30 P.M.

Y BAR & Grill
7720 Highway 71 West
Oak Hill, Texas 78735

JOHN VESTER MARK LENNON WELCOME HOME FROM HOLLAND TOUR

BACKYARD HOUSE CONCERT
SAT. OCT. 15th 4:30-7:00 P.M.

(Concert will start promptly at 5:00 P.M.)

Poolside at Mark's (Venice, Ca.)

contact: <darylmark's assistant@yahoo.com>

John Vester Mark Lennon Touring in Holland september 8-18th 2005

9 september
ABC in CONCERT
Dordrecht

10 september
ABC in CONCERT
Dordrecht
www.abc-opleidingen.nl

11 september
De Troubadour
Hardenberg
www.de-troubadour.com

13 september
De Avenue
Venlo
 www.avenue-venlo.nl

14 september
Het Bluescafé
Apeldoorn
www.bluescafe.nl

16 september
Dorpstheater
Wormer
 www.dorpstheaterwormer.nl

17 september afternoon
Kommissiehuijs
Nijega

17 september evening
Kommissiehuijs
Nijega
www. Kommissiehuys.nl

18 september
Kerkgebouw De Duif
Amsterdam
 www.stadsherstelamsterdam.nl

 Organization and management:
Stichting HNB Events, Nieuweweg 8, 1531 AE Wormer,
tel: 075-6419490
fax: 075-6422064
email hnb-events@aanspreekpunt.nl
www.aanspreekpunt.nl

JOHN VESTER  MARK LENNON
2 Voices, 1 Guitar Holland Tour 2005
PREVIEW CONCERT AT McCABE'S AUGUST 20th 2005

McCabe's Guitar Shop
3101 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, Ca.

sat. august 20th 7:30 p.m

McCabe's box office: (310) 828-4497

JOHN VESTER & MARK LENNON at VENICE CARNEVALE  JUNE 25th 2005

Venice Carnevale
Windward Circle
Venice, Ca.

5:00 p.m. (30 minute set)

Annual free outdoor festival
right here in the heart of downtown Venice, Ca.

also

JACKSON BROWNE, OZOMATLI & VENICE w/JOHN VESTER
SANTA MONICA HIGH SCHOOL GREEK THEATER
JUNE 5th 2005

John Vester joins Venice w/Jackson Browne & Ozomatli
Benefit Concert for Santa Monica High School

Sunday Afternoon 2-6:00 p.m.

Santa Monica High School
Santa Monica, Ca.

Tickets available at Tower Records/Ticketron

Bluebird Cafe Nashville Tennessee- April 2005

April 21st 2005

First ever John Vester Austin, Texas Concert Series - October 2004

Friday October 8
Austin Unity Community
Coffeehouse Concert
Showtime: 7:30 PM
Door: $10.
Contact: Pam Moreno
E-mail pammoreno@compuserve.com

Saturday October 9
Austin Kampeground
House Concert (private show/ invitation only)
Showtime: 7:30 PM
Door: $10.
Contact: Nancy Kampe
E-mail : nancyk@austin.rr.com

Sunday October 10
Wimberly Community
Coffeehouse Concert (Near Austin)
Showtime: 1:00 PM (matinee)
Door: $10.
Contact: Judy Hubbard
E-mail : wylieworld@earthlink.net

Monday October 11
Momo's
618 w. 6th st. (above Katz's)
Club near UT in Austin
Settime: 8.00 - 9:30 PM
Door: $5.
Tel : (512) 479-8848

Tour dates in the United States - 2004

Here are the dates for John Vester performances in California:

Saturday september 18, 8.00 - 10:00 PM
Borders South Bay
3700 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, ca. 90503
Tel: (310) 540-7000

Saturday February 21, 8.00 -10.00 PM:
Borders South Bay
3700 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, Ca. 90503
Tel.: (310) 540-7000

Saturday March 13, 8.00 -10.00 PM:
Borders South Bay
3700 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, Ca. 90503
Tel.: (310) 540-7000

Saturday may 8, 8.00-10.00 PM
Borders South Bay
3700 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, Ca. 90503
Tel: (310) 540-7000

John Vester w/Mark Lennon, Michael Lennon, & Carl Byron at Venice Carnevale 3:30 short set
(free outdoor venue---right here in the heart of downtown Venice, Ca.---stage in the middle of the Windward circle in front of Hama....)

Holland Tour - June 2004

Wednesday June 2
CD Release Party (invitation only, but you can be there..! click here)
Werftheater, Oude Gracht 58-60, Utrecht.

Friday June 4
John Vester (with PowderBlue)
ABC Opleidingen, Dordrecht.
click here to send an e-mail for ticket-reservation.

Saturday June 5
Kommissiehuys, Kommisjewei 1, Nijega (Fr)
For tickets call: 0512 - 372 972

Monday June 7
Theater in De Steeg, Westeinde 165a, Den Haag.
click here to send an e-mail for ticket-reservation.

Wednesday June 9
Vestzak Theater, Walstraat 35, Enschede.
For tickets call: 053 - 530 18 87

Thursday June 10
Special show (one hour performance): 'On Songwriting'
Parool Theater, Sint Pieterpoortsteeg 33, Amsterdam
For tickets call: 020 - 558 4444

Saturday June 12
Amsteltrouw, Europaboulevard (t.o. A.J. Ernststraat), Amsterdam
click here to send an e-mail for ticket-reservation.

Please note: All shows 10 euro, except Dordrecht 8,50 and Parool Theater 5 euro. Reservation required.


Older Dates

Vester's Tourdates in the Netherlands - 2003

January 8, 2003, 8.00 PM:
Vestzak Theater
Walstraat 35
Enschede
Tel.: 053 - 430 1887

January 9, 2003, 9.30 PM:
BRTO Studio
Burgemeester van Hasseltstraat 7
Bergen op Zoom
(taping of radio show with audience)

January 10, 2003, 8.00 PM:
't Kommissiehuys
Kommisjewei 1
Nijega
Tel.: 0512 - 372 972

January 12, 2003, 8.00 PM:
Katoen Club
Roermondsplein 31
Arnhem
Tel.: 026 - 445 9224


Tourdates in the United States - 2003

Here are the dates for John Vester performances in California:

November 16, 8.00 -10.00 PM:
Borders South Bay
3700 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, Ca. 90503
Tel.: (310) 540-7000

October 19, 8.00 -10.00 PM:
Borders Rolling Hills
550 Deep Valley Drive
Rolling Hills Estates, Ca. 90270
Tel.: (310) 544-4678

October 5, 8.00 -10.00 PM:
Borders South Bay
3700 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, Ca. 90503
Tel.: (310) 540-7000

September 6, 8.00 -10.00 PM:
Borders (Westchester)
6081 Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA. 90045
Tel.: (310) 215-3720

September 21, 8.00 -10.00 PM:
Borders (South Bay)
3700 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, Ca. 90503
(310) 540-7000

August 16, 8.00 -10.00 PM:
Borders (Westchester)
6081 Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA. 90045
Tel.: (310) 215-3720

August 24, 8.00 -10.00 PM:
Borders (South Bay)
3700 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, Ca. 90503
(310) 540-7000

July 20, 8.00 -10.00 PM:
Borders
3700 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, Ca. 90503
Tel: (310) 540-7000)

Tourdates in the Netherlands - 2002

Here are the dates for John Vester's promotion tour in The Netherlands. The date in Amsterdam is a private show, but there's good news for those who can't attend: the show will be taped on video, and possibly be presented on this website.

Tickets for the shows are available at the door. Some venues ask for a reservation.

June 2, 8.00 PM:
De Troubadour
Voorstraat 52
7772 AD Hardenberg
Tel: 0523 273838

June 4, 7.00 PM:
Ribhouse Texas
Tongerenseweg 125
8162 PL Epe
0578 - 612 993 (reservation required)

June 5, 8.30 PM:
De Waag
Nieuwmarkt
Amsterdam (invitation only)

June 6, 9.30 PM:
BRTO, local radio/tv show
Burgemeester van Hasseltstraat 7
Bergen Op Zoom

June 7, 8.00 PM:
't Kommissiehuys
Kommisjewei 1
9211 RL Nijega
tel: 0512 372972
http://www.kommissiehuys.nl

June 8, 8.00 PM:
Onder de Toren
(with 'Boogie Trap')
Hoofdstr 72
7061 CM Terborg
tel: 0315 330 170

June 9, 8.00 PM: Down Under
Grutstraat 15
7001 BW Doetinchem
Tel: 0314-650677 (reservation required)