Ojai Music Festival

Ojai Music Festival patrons tell us that once they head to Ojai and arrive, there is something magical that happens when the music starts to play. Alan Rich also felt this way about Ojai. In his over 20 years of attending the Festival, Alan always had his signature way of describing us –“its triumphant proclamation of the mingled roles of music and the human spirit;” “…takes on the sounds of some other planet;” “thread of serendipity, mingled with unreality, “the wondrously indescribable festival-like-none-other.”

Alan was an intricate part of Ojai not because he was a reviewer or a reporter but he was one of our Ojai family members who had unbridled gusto for making sure that music of today be heard and valued.

We will miss you, Alan, and your words will live forever.