Live Music & Shows

Live performances in an intimate setting. A donation is suggested for non-members.


Benefit Concert with Nina Jo Smith, Alan Thornhill, & Martin Young

Friday, March 16, 2018, 7-10pm
Ojai native Nina Jo Smith performs March 16 at Greater Goods with Alan Thornhill and Martin Young. Nina Jo will play her songs about Ojai and beyond on ukulele and guitar. Concert benefits Ojai Raptor Center and Help of Ojai as a thank you for their work helping during and after the Thomas Fire.

Jack Johnson Benefit Concert

Jack Johnson and Friends, a Benefit for the Community

at Santa Barbara Bowl on Sunday March 18, 2018

We are proud to be involved in a benefit concert for the Santa Barbara and Ventura Community. Jack Johnson and Friends, a Benefit for the Community will take place Sunday, March 18th at the Santa Barbara Bowl, in support of ongoing Thomas Fire and Flood recovery efforts.

Hand Me Down Band, Grace Fellows, & Bonnie Boy

Friday, March 23, 2018, 7:00-10:00pm
our only living residency, these three acts intertwine old timey cool, brilliant warmth, & genuine camaraderie. hard to believe they’re all so young but it sure helps the future to look brighter!

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Past Shows:

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Folk Steady at Ojai Rancho Inn

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 2:00pm
5 years now & this first sunday tradition is still going strong. big thanks to our friends at the ojai rancho inn for supporting local culture & community all these years!

Benefit Concert with Chris & Michael VonTanner

Friday, March 9, 2018, 7-10pm

Chris and Michael VonTanner will perform original songs of laughter, compassion and political consciousness for a family audience at Greater Goods. Chris (Tanner) VonTanner has been a performing singer-songwriter for decades. He wrote and performed the acclaimed song “The Sensitive Little Boy” which is documented on Folkways Record’s ‘Walls to Roses’ album and now housed in the Smithsonian.

Glen Phillips Concert & Community Sing

Sunday, March 11, 2018
4:00pm early show with the amazing glen phillips (toad the wet sprocket) followed by community singing at 7pm.

sunfoot (chris johanson!) & mike donovan

Thursday, march 1 at 9pm,
Chris Johanson was born in suburban San Jose, California in 1968. He grew up skateboarding, attending punk rock shows, drawing, and with a dry yet sharp sense of humor.

Tom Brosseau, Shelley Short, Aaron Embry

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 7-10pm
This February and March, Tom Brosseau will be hitting the road with singer-songwriter Shelley Short. Seattle to San Diego with some great stops in between. Joined by the wonderful Aaron Embry for their Ojai stop-in, expect a great evening of song and story.

mikael jorgensen + isaac koren’s “expandards”

saturday, february 24, 2018, 7:00-10:00pm
experimental tweaking & stretching of standards from the american songbook. special guest: drum & lace

The Prana Brothers

Sunday, February 25, 2018, 6:00-10:00pm
join us for a night of groovy acoustic jams with The Prana Brothers! bring the kids, your hips, knees, & dancing feet! we’ll also be celebrating prana sister, Liesel Rigsby’s, birthday!

Jamie Drake & Sophie Holt

friday, february 9, 2018, 7pm
an intimate evening of two solo sets from singer songwriters & folk-pop crooners sophie holt & jamie drake.

Ojai Environmental Student Leadership Collective

tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Led by environmental leader and educator Tod Cossairt, environmental student leaders/activists from our local high schools will explore ways they can collaborate on a community action plan for the spring.

folk steady 2018

Folksteady vs Superbowl at Rancho Inn

sunday, february 4, 2018, 1:00pm, $5 , kids free
Ojai Ranch Inn, 615 W. Ojai Ave
A monthly Sunday matinee acoustic series, with a handful of local talent — family friendly — Come make a day of it.

sahba sizdahkhani & emily hay

saturday, february 17, 2018, 7-10pm
Iranian musician Sahba Sizdahkhani serves as a unique crossroad of East meets West. Inspired heavily by 1960’s free-jazz and Persian Traditional Music, he constantly channels the fire-energy and longing for connectivity that these two stormy histories represent. Emily Hay is a flutist, vocalist and pianist who extends the traditional roles and capabilities of her instruments by incorporating the complexity of contemporary classical technique with the spontaneity and experimentation of free improvisation.

ella and Sage with Pat Keen

Ella & Sage with Pat Keen

Wednesday, February 21, 2017, 7pm
a while ago a guy named Pat Keen from minneapolis wrote me about playing at greater goods when he comes out west to share his new LP, “albatross.” he had heard about greater goods from our mutual friend kyle field, of Little Wings.

Rhemannia Dean Thomas, Your’s Truly Michele, Secret Emchy Society

friday, february 23, 2018, 7:30pm
Join the infamous Kentucky bluegrasser Dean Thomas (Levi & the Rockats, The Cousin Lovers), returns to Greater Goods.

The Chillz at Underground Art Exchange

friday, january 26, 2017, 7pm
join us Friday night as we head over to our other favorite venue, the wonderful Ojai Arts Exchange for a night of celebrating with friends and family and more friends!

Art for the Heart: Thomas Relief Benefit Show

Saturday, January 27, 5-9pm @ studio lamar
Located at Studio Lamar: 553 W. El Roblar. Music. Paintings. Raffle and Auction.

Hand Me Down Band

Benefit Show with Hand Me Down Band, Grace Fellows, & Bonnie Boy

Friday, January 19, 2018, 6:30-10pm
benefit show featuring a wide and crafty range! some local brass, gold & silver throated tunesmiths in the form of The Hand-Me Down Band /Oxnard, Grace Fellows, & Bonnie Boy. proceeds go to the greater goods disaster relief fund.

Handmade Makers Market

Sunday, January 21, 2017, 11am-3pm
A community Handmade Makers’ Market at Poco Farm in Meiner’s Oaks. Originally scheduled for December 5, we are so honored to be part of this event and so grateful to Poco Farm and all of the makers for participating in a silent raffle to raise funds for the greater goods disaster relief fund.

Natalie Gelman & Andy Dalto

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 7-10pm
Raised in the old West Village, NYC stomping ground of songwriting greats, Natalie Gelman grew up amidst artists and true bohemians.

Craft Raft

Saturday, December 23, 11am-5pm
Local artists, kid crafts, live music, & fire relief fundraiser! come craft your ash off & support local artists & the renewal of joy inside our tears! we will also be accepting relief applications & donations throughout the day. free & all ages.

The Only Ocean / Holy Golden / Soul Hex

The Only Ocean, Holy Golden, Soul Hex

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7-10pm, All Ages
$5 suggested donation

Holy Golden:
Hailing from Rhode Island, Holy Golden’s music blends euphoric dream-pop with lo-fi garage rock to create songs that feel both vulnerable and mysterious.

Alas Latinas

Alas Latinas, Sally & George

Friday, December 1, 2017, 7-10pm

we’re honored to have our neighbors & friends Alas Latinas come & share their music, & thankful to Don Cardinali for roping in the wonderful duo out of nashville, Sally & George !

Puerto Rico Benefit Concert

Saturday, november 25, 2017, 7pm
dr. surf, kyle swan, vaughn montgomery, aaron van alstine & more. raffles & a rally round a great cause.

live experimental classical

Experimental Classical Music

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 7pm
Experimental Classical Music
with David Mason, David Aguilla, Aaron Embry

Aaron Embry, Peasant boy Gregg, Casey Golden

Casey Golden, Peasant Boy Gregg, Aaron Embry

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7-10pm
art pop singer & songwriter from tucson, arizona
joined by a pair of local pop art song & singwriters!

blue moon

Blue Moon Singers & Special Guest

Friday, November 10, 2017, 7:00-9:30pm

Sofia Burke and Izadora Fleetwood are two twelve year old ukulele players who live in the hills of Ojai, California. The girls started playing together last summer and never looked back.