Summer 2019: Concerts You Should Be Here For

CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA

Concerts in the Plaza performance in San Luis Obispo Mission Plaza.

Concerts in the Plaza is truly the bread and butter of summer in San Luis Obispo—and, it has returned for its 24th year! Enjoy a warm evening in our beloved Mission Plaza swaying to the beat of local bands, enjoying wine and craft beer of the Central Coast, and being amongst a diverse mix of the San Luis Obispo community. This event is free and runs every Friday through September 13th starting at 5 p.m. See you there!

SLO BREW: THE ROCK

SLO Brew: The Rock is Edna Valley’s hidden gem. Located alongside our world-class wine region in an up and coming craft brew district, it is truly the heartbeat of the region! Spend the day enjoying the sunshine amongst the vineyards and cap it off with live music at The Rock!

  • June 29, 8:00 p.m.: Jade Jackson
  • June 30, 7:00 p.m.: Vundabar and Together Pangea with Dehd
  • July 2, 8:00 p.m.: Son Little with Dante Marsh
  • July 12, 8:30 p.m.: Robert Delong
  • July 16, 7:00 p.m.: Monsieur Periné – La Sombra Tour
  • August 2, 8:00 p.m.: Sammy J
  • August 7, 7:30 p.m.: Grateful Shred
  • August 9, 8:00 p.m.: Harmony Beland with Black Match
  • August 10, 8:00 p.m.: Weyes Blood
  • August 11, 8:00 p.m.: Amo Amo
  • August 16, 8:00 p.m.: Passafire
  • August 21, 8:00 p.m.: Julian Marley
  • August 22, 8:00 p.m.: The Palms and Bay Ledges
  • August 23, 8:00 p.m.: Man or Astro-Man?
  • September 5, 8:00 p.m.: Katchafire
  • September 15, 8:00 p.m.: Iya Terra
  • September 20, 7:00 p.m.: The Paper Kites

FREMONT THEATER

Fremont Theater in San Luis Obispo

What’s better than live music in San Luis Obispo’s most iconic theater? Dating back to 1942, the Fremont Theater opened on the eve of World War II as a Bond Drive fundraiser. Those days may be long gone, but nowadays the Fremont is a hip place to see all kinds of live acts and shows!

  • July 9, 8:00 p.m.: Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
  • July 18, 8:00 p.m.: Ward Davis
  • July 19, 9:00 p.m.: Common with Nicole Bus
  • August 15, 8:00 p.m.: The Original Wailers
  • August 17, 8:00 p.m.: Gin Blossoms: New Miserable Experience Live
  • September 9, 8:00 p.m.: Stephen Marley with DJ Shacia Payne
  • September 13, 6:30 p.m.: MC Magic and Lil Rob
  • September 19, 9:00 p.m.: Durand Jones and The Indications
  • September 20, 8:00 p.m.: David Bromberg

PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

The Performing Arts Center (PAC) offers guests a world-class concert experience incomparable to anything else in the area. This state-of-the-art venue has a reputation for the ease of parking and the impeccable seating plan—there’s not a bad spot in the house!

  • September 5, 7:30 p.m.: Jackson Browne with Greg Leisz, Aletha Mills and Chavonne Stewart

Concerts Near San Luis Obispo

Avila Beach Golf Resort

This venue is truly one of a kind! Enjoy world-renowned musicians performing alongside California palm trees with a backdrop of one of the most breathtaking Central Coast beaches. Does it get more iconic than that?! 

  • July 7, 4:00 p.m.: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
  • July 18, 5:00 p.m.: RÜFÜS DU SOL, Solace Tour
  • August 2, 4:00 p.m.: Slightly Stoopid
  • August 9, 4:00 p.m.: Buddy Guy with Jimmie Vaughan, and Charlie Musselwhite
  • August 14, 4:30 p.m.: 311 and Dirty Heads with Special Guests
  • August 31, 2:00 p.m.: Woodstock on the West Coast | Pops by the Sea
  • September 20, 5:00 p.m.: Maren Morris, Girl the World Tour with Hailey Whitters

Vina Robles Amphitheatre

Nestled away in the rolling vineyards of Paso Robles, Vina Robles Amphitheatre is one of the largest outdoor venues along the Central Coast. This venue features a variety of seating options, from general admission lawn seats to VIP passes, as well as multiple bars offering local wine and beer.

  • June 5, 7:00 p.m.: Jim James + The Claypool Lennon Delirium
  • July 24, 8:00 p.m.: Chicago
  • August 4, 6:30 p.m.: Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes & Tonino Baliardo with Special Guest Simi
  • August 6, 7:00 p.m.: Lord Huron
  • August 9, 7:00 p.m.: Los Lonely Boys, Los Lobos & Ozomatli
  • August 10, 7:30 p.m.: Counting Crows
  • August 18, 8:00 p.m.: The Avett Brothers + Special Guest Lake Street Dive
  • August 22, 7:00 p.m.: Steve Miller Band and Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives
  • August 24, 8:00 p.m.: Kacey Musgraves + Special Guest Poolside
  • August 25, 7:00 p.m.: ZZ Top + Cheap Trick
  • August 31, 8:00 p.m.: Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band
  • September 17, 8:00 p.m.: Earth, Wind & Fire
  • September 18, 7:30 p.m.: Josh Turner + Special Guest Alana Springsteen
  • September 21, 8:00 p.m.: Death Cab for Cutie + Special Guest Hazel English

CALIFORNIA MID-STATE FAIR

America’s favorite fair is back for 2019! Among the various activities, shows, and exhibits, this year’s Mid-State Fair will host dozens of live concerts, featuring headliners like Miranda Lambert, Cardi B, Blake Shelton and more. Check out the complete list of shows headed to the Paso Robles Event Center from July 17-28.

Free Shows

The following concerts are free with paid admission to the Fair. Seating is “first-come, first-served.”

  • July 17, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m.: Smash Mouth
  • July 17, 7:00 p.m.: Kenny Taylor
  • July 18, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m.: Home Free
  • July 18, 7:00 p.m.: Monte Mills & The Lucky Horseshoe Band
  • July 19, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m.: The Man in Black
  • July 19, 7:00 p.m.: Bear Market Riot
  • July 20, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m.: The Fabulous Thunderbirds
  • July 20, 7:00 p.m.: B & The Hive
  • July 21, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m.: Tiranos Del Norte
  • July 21, 7:00 p.m.: The Turkey Buzzards
  • July 22, 8:00 p.m.: Danny Gokey
  • July 22, 7:00 p.m.: Code Blues
  • July 23, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m.: Mason Ramsey
  • July 23, 7:00 p.m.: Graybill
  • July 24, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m.: BERLIN featuring Terri Nunn
  • July 24, 7:00 p.m.: The Noach Tangeras Band
  • July 25, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m.: Thompson Square
  • July 25, 7:00 p.m.: Mark Adams
  • July 26, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m.: Elton The Early Years
  • July 26, 7:00 p.m.: Natalie Haskins Band
  • July 27, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m.: The Wild Feathers
  • July 27, 7:00 p.m.: Yellow House Orchestra
  • July 28, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m.: Luis Coronel
  • July 28, 7:00 p.m.: Shawn Clark

Ticketed Shows

The following shows are ticketed, with various packages available at differing prices.

  • July 17, 7:30 p.m.: Miranda Lambert
  • July 18, 7:30 p.m.: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge
  • July 19, 7:30 p.m.: Billy Idol
  • July 20, 7:30 p.m.: Cardi B
  • July 21, 7:30 p.m.: Blake Shelton
  • July 22, 7:30 p.m.: Why Don’t We
  • July 23, 7:30 p.m.: Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • July 24, 7:30 p.m.: Zac Brown Band
  • July 25, 7:30 p.m.: Old Dominion
  • July 26, 7:30 p.m.: Smokey Robinson

It’s time to get out and enjoy the beats of the Central Coast this summer! Book your San Luis Obispo Vacation today!

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