New exhibit featuring rock ‘n roll memorabilia from local legend and national treasure.
The Museum of Ventura County is privileged to present the new exhibit Chris Hillman: Time Between featuring the storied rise of country rock pioneer Chris Hillman and his memorabilia. The opening reception will be held on Friday, January 11, from 6 – 8 p.m. and will feature refreshments and a no-host bar. Admission is FREE for Members and $5 for Non-Members. For more information call (805) 653-0323.
Long time resident of Ventura, Chris Hillman is a national treasure. Along with frequent collaborators Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Gram Parsons, Stephen Stills and Steve Hill, he was a key figure in the development of country rock, virtually defining the genre through his seminal work in “The Byrds” and “The Flying Burrito Brothers”, and later became the leader of the country act “The Desert Rose Band”.
Hillman lost part of his home in the Thomas Fire but was grateful that firefighters and first responders were able to save the residence. This legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has loaned the museum for display some of the memorabilia collected in his six decade long career as a musician, singer and songwriter. Speaking about the exhibit, Chris Hillman expressed, “I am very honored to be a part of the Museum of Ventura County’s exhibit on my life in music. I feel so blessed to have been able to seek out and accomplish all that I dreamed of as a young man”.
The Museum of Ventura County will host An Evening of Song & Stories with Chris Hillman on Thursday, January 24, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Martin V. and Martha K. Smith Pavilion at the Museum. Tickets are available at www.VenturaMuseum.org/Hillman. Admission is $25 for Museum Members and $35 for Non-Members. VIP Admission is $100 for Members and $125 for Non-Members. VIP Admission includes reserved seating in the first few rows and an intimate pre-event reception with Chris Hillman, light Hors d’Oeuvres and refreshments.
Chris Hillman: Time Between runs January 11, 2019 through March 31, 2019. For more information call (805) 653-0323.