Spencer Makenzie’s End of Summer Block Party returns for the second year with two days of live music entertainment by Ventura’s best loved performers plus a special appearance by the king of surf guitar Dick Dale. Jeff Hershey and the Heartbeats, Rey Fresco, Shades of Day, Jackass, The Divine Crime, Shaky Feelin’, Sideshow Preachers and Kyle Hunt and the King Gypsy are just a fraction of the entertainment. Both days will also include a car show, YMCA kids zone, vendors and cornhole tournament as well as great food. $5 admission per day. Aug. 27, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Aug. 28, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. www.spencermakenzies.com.
Rock City Studios presents the Metal vs. Hardcore fest, two days and nights of face-melting music by dozens of bands including Stop Breathing, Mata Hari, American Hoss, Downpresser, Take Offense and Crucial. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26-27, 1:30 p.m. ‘till it’s over.
Friday, Aug. 26, 10 p.m., JJ Brewsky’s presents a night of blues with Fly Johnson.
Boogie Woogie Piano Hall of Fame inductee Carl Sonny Leyland will appear at Yolie’s on Friday, Aug. 26, courtesy of Hi Hat Entertainment.