The 2018 Programming Season wrapped with a full Fall schedule filled with diversity, quality and holiday cheer for the Namba Performing Arts Space.

October: “MARS” (Music-Art-Revival-Space) was an two-day interactive, participatory experience offering an array of hands-on art disciplines and non-stop line up of local bands. “MoodSwing” performed their authentic rendition of ‘Dust Bowl Dance Music’. Halloween was celebrated with ghost stories of local haunted venues and a one-woman play about the life of a Witch.

November: “Living in the USA” brought grass-roots political activists together to perform musical messaging. Kiki Ebsen’s band (daughter of Actor Buddy Ebsen) entertained with a multi-media Benefit Concert to aid rescued Horses. A “Songwriters Showcase” featured local talent. “This War Is Not Inevitable” a two-man play of events in 1917 that mirror today’s socio-political climate. The “Music Speaks” series continued with renown Classical Guitarist Yuri Liberzon, who explained how his Russian-born, Israeli-upbringing influenced his music.

December: Namba’s Holiday Programming included the LA’s “Encore Saxophone Quartet”, Ojai-based “805 Brass”, “Doc Ventura’s Holiday Blues” extravaganza, the “Santa Barbara Community Flute Ensemble” and the premier of “New Blood Comedy” stand-up open mic series.