Summer concerts in SLO County 2019

With the mild weather on the Central Coast, community concert series start well in the early spring, and even winter. 

Arroyo Grande’s Summer Concert Series in the Village

Every other Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m., the Arroyo Grande’s Summer Concert Series in the Village in the Heritage Square Park on the Rotary Bandstand from June through September.

​Enjoy free outdoor Sunday summer concerts with food, drinks and ice cream available. Bring your picnic baskets, lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a wide variety of musical presentations. There will also be a nonprofit raffle, food, drinks and free tours of historical buildings.

2019 Lineup:

  • June 9:  Unfinished Business (’60s rock n roll)
  • June 23:  Starlight Dreamband (big band swing)
  • Thursday, July 4:  The Village Band (traditional, patriotic concert band)
  • July 14:  41K featuring Damon Castillo & Dave Becker (soul jazz)
  • July 28: Boombala (reggae & world beat)
  • Aug 11: MarciJean and the Belmont Kings (rockin’ jump blues)
  • Aug 25: The James Way Band (a tribute to the Bakersfield sound)
  • Sept 8: Monte Mills & the Lucky Horseshoe Band (iconic country & old time R&B)

Atascadero Summer Concert Series

The city of Atascadero hosts Saturday in the Park concert series at Atascadero Lake Park on the Bandstand every Saturday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. from July through September.

2018 Lineup

  • July 6: Dulcie Taylor Band (folk rock)
  • July 20: The Cinders (blues)
  • July 27: Martin Paris Band (classic rock/new country)
  • Aug. 3: The Jammies (classic rock/reggae/funk)
  • Aug. 24: JD Project (rock/blues/country)
  • Aug. 31: The Rockin’ B’s Band (band/country/ blues)
  • Sept. 7: Stellar Band (rock/country)
  • Sept. 14: Soundhouse (rock/country/R&B)

Avila Beach Farmers’ Market live music

Avila Beach Farmers’ Market has live music every Friday between 4 and 8 p.m. on the Avila Beach Promenade from April 5 through Sept. 27. No pets are allowed.

Live music lineup:

  • April 5: Boombala
  • April 12: Flashback
  • April 19: Mighty Croon Dogs
  • April 26: Sound House
  • May 3: Black Market Trio
  • May 10: Nitely Irie
  • May 17: Resination
  • May 24: Dave Agualio
  • May 31: Matt Cross
  • June 7: Bobby Santacruz
  • June 14: Monte Mills & the Lucky Horseshoe Band
  • June 21: The Earls of Tuesday
  • June 28: Unfinished Business
  • July 5: Babylon Rockers
  • July 12: O’Donna
  • July 19: Burning James & the Funky Flames
  • July 26: Miller Brothers
  • Aug. 2: Crisptones
  • Aug. 9: Boomer Surf Band
  • Aug. 16: Cuesta Ridge
  • Aug. 23: Tommy Lee & the Portigees
  • Aug. 30: Mamba Tumba
  • Sept. 6: August
  • Sept. 13: Soul Explozion
  • Sept. 20: Matt Cross
  • Sept. 27: Boombala

Barefoot Concerts on the Green

Sea Pines, 1945 Solano St. in Los Osos, hosts Barefoot Concerts on the Green from April through August from 2 to 6 p.m. Admission is free, but not outside food or beverage is allowed.
Summer concert lineup:

  • April 27: Damon Castillo
  • May 5: Unfinished Business
  • May 11: DV8D
  • May 18: Back Pages Band
  • May 25: Dirty Cello
  • June 1: Bear Market Riot
  • June 8: Burning James & the Funky Flames
  • June 15: The Turkey Buzzards
  • June 22: Truxton Mile
  • June 29: Cuesta Ridge
  • July 6: The Lovin’ Spoonful
  • July 13: The Mother Cornshuckers
  • July 20: Back Bay Betty
  • July 27: Millertime Boogie

Baywood Beer at the Pier Monday Concerts

Head on over to Blue Heron, 1365 2nd St. In Baywood every Monday evening May through October from 4 to 7 p.m. for the Beer at the Pier Concert Series. Experience fantastic musicians for a free performance with beer, wine, coffee, soft drinks, and snacks.
Summer lineup:

  • May 6: The Turkey Buzzards
  • May 13: Terry Lawless
  • May 20: Matthias Clark
  • May 27: Carbon City Lights
  • June 3: Cabana Brazil Electric
  • June 10: Bear Market Riot
  • June 17: Gipsy All Stars
  • June 24: Cuest Ridge
  • July 1: Five Parts Devil
  • July 8: Blues Asylum
  • July 15: True Zion
  • July 22: The Rising Suns
  • July 29: Back Pages Band
  • Aug. 5: Zen Mountain Poets
  • Aug. 12: Jill Knight
  • Aug. 19: Bob Santa Cruz
  • Aug. 26: Kenny Taylor and Albert Sanudo Jr.
  • Sept. 2: B & the Hive
  • Sept. 9: O’Donna
  • Sept. 16: Brian Jeffrey
  • Sept. 23: Mama Tumba
  • Sept. 30: Burning, Bad & Cool
  • Oct. 7: Shane Stoneman
  • Oct. 14: Aaron Burger Band
  • Oct. 21: Manequins by Day
  • Oct. 28: Back Bay Betty

Concerts on the Course at Blakelake, Nipomo

Blacklake Golf Resort, 1490 Golf Couse Lane in Nipomo, will have a free summer concert series on the course from 5 to 7:30 p.m., outdoors on the grass, featuring Chef Andy’s outdoor BBQ. Bring the lawn chairs, your appetite and your thirst. 

No outside food or beverage allowed. However, kids and dogs are allowed. The concerts are free to attend; however, tables with eight chairs are available for $20.

2018 Concert lineup:

  • May 16: Crisptones
  • May 23: Unfinished Business
  • May 30: Rio Salinas
  • June 6: Sound Investment
  • June 13: Shake Groundz
  • June 20: Drive-in Romeos
  • June 27: Steppin’ Out
  • July 11: Erin & the Earthquakes
  • July 18: Unfirnished Business
  • July 25: Shameless
  • Aug. 8: Burning James & the Funky Flames
  • Aug. 15: Sean Wiggins & lOne gOat
  • Aug. 22: Rock Odyssey
  • Aug. 29: Unfinished Business

Derby Estates’ Friday Night Music Series, Paso Robles

Derby Wine Estates hosts free concerts from 5:30 to 9 p.m. from May through August.
2018 Concert lineup:

  • May 25: TBA
  • June 1: TBA
  • June 15: TBA
  • June 22: TBA
  • June 29: TBA
  • July 6: TBA
  • July 13: TBA
  • July 20: TBA
  • July 27: TBA
  • Aug. 3: TBA
  • Aug. 10: TBA
  • Aug. 17: TBA
  • Aug. 24: TBA
  • Aug. 31: TBA

Lazy Locals concerts at Castoro Cellars, Paso Robles

Castoro Cellars in Paso Robles hosts free Lazy Locals concerts on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. throughout the summer. Bring chairs, blankets and a picnic. Food and wine will be available for purchase.

2018 concert lineup:

  • May 13: Proxima Parada
  • June 17: Martin Paris Band
  • July 8: Ricky Montijo
  • Aug. 12: Mannequins by Day
  • Oct. 14: Bear Market Riot

Pacific Breeze Concert, Dinosaur Caves Park

Pacific Breeze Concerts in Dinosaur Caves Park

The Pacific Breeze Concert Series will host a special Mother’s Day Concert on Sunday, May 13 to honor all of the Moms out there. All concerts take place on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Dinosaur Caves Park in Shell Beach. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and the whole family. For more information, contact the Pismo Beach Parks & Recreation Department at 805-773-7063.

2018 Lineup:

  • May 13: Damon Castillo Band
  • June 10: TBA
  • July 8: TBA

Paso Robles Concerts in the Park

Paso Robles Concerts in the Park

The Paso Robles Concerts in the Park series offers free concerts to the public in Downtown City Park Thursday evenings through the summer from 6 to 8 p.m. from June 7 to Aug. 16.

​Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets for this staple summer occasion. Enjoy the sounds of country, blues, rock, and other genres from local bands. Wine available for purchase onsite from J. Lohr., and proceeds benefit the REC Foundation.

2018 Lineup:

  • June 7: The Brass Factory (classic R&B/Motown)
  • June 14: The Jammies (rock, funk, reggae)
  • June 21: Monte Mills (country and rock n’ roll)
  • June 28: Dulcie Taylor (rockin’ American roots)
  • July 5: Unfinished Business (rock n’ roll, soul)
  • July 12: Dirty Cello (energetic blues/bluegrass)
  • July 19: Sound Investment (pop, rock, dance)
  • Aug. 2: The JD Project (country, rock, blues) 
  • Aug. 9: The Kings of 88 (classic piano rock)
  • Aug. 16: Joy Bonner Band (rockin’ old soul)

Pomar Junction Train Wreck concerts , Templeton

Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery in Templeton hosts Train Wreck concerts two Fridays a month from 5:30 p.m. to sunset. Wines available to purchase by the bottle or glass. Food available for purchase or bring your own food to cook on the community grill. No outside alcohol or pets allowed. The cost is $15/person, free for Parlour Club Members and children ages 6 and younger.
Concert lineup for 2018:

  • April 6: Blimp Pilots
  • April 20: Stellar Band
  • May 4: Ricky Montijo & The Mojitos
  • May 18: Burning James & The Funky Flames
  • June 1: Kristine Black Band
  • June 15: Bear Market Riot
  • July 6: Cadillac Angels
  • July 20: Unfinished Business
  • Aug. 3: Five Parts Devil
  • Aug. 17: Back Pages Band
  • Sept. 7: Julie & The Bad Dogs
  • Sept. 21: AJM Band
  • Oct. 5: Paradise Road
  • Oct. 19: JD Project

Riverstar Concert Series, Paso Robles

Riverstar Vineyard in San Miguel wil host free family-friendly summer concerts once a month on Friday June through September from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the outside lawn area. Food will be available for purchase from Choco’s Mexican Grill. Bring a chair and a blanket. Wine will be available for purchase.

Concert series lineup:

  • June 9: The Blimp Pilots
  • July 7: The JD Project
  • Aug. 4: Ricky Montijo
  • Sept. 8: Burning James & The Funky Flames

Free Run Fridays Concert Series at Robert Hall Winery

Robert Hall Winery, 3443 Mill Road, Paso Robles, will host Free Run Fridays Concert Series from April 20 to Oct. 19 (EXCEPT during the California Mid-State Fair on July 20 and 27) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wine, beer and food will be available for purchase. Admission is free. For more information, contact the tasting room at 805-239-1616 ext 13 or email tastingroom@roberthallwinery.com.

The 2018 concert lineup:

  • April 20: Billy Manzik
  • April 27: Bear Market Riot
  • May 4: Donna Lu & Matthew Kim
  • May 11: Rough House
  • May 18: Martin Paris Band 
  • May 20: Sunday on the Terrace-
  • May 25: Will Breman
  • June 1: Natalie Haskins
  • June 8: Tipsy Gypsies
  • June 15: Noach Tangeras
  • June 22: Rewined
  • June 29: The Belmores
  • July 6: Will Breman
  • July 13: Martin Paris Band
  • July 20: No Concert – Mid State Fair
  • July 27: No Concert – Mid State Fair
  • Aug. 3: Billy Manzik
  • Aug. 10: The Jolon Station Band
  • Aug. 17: Rewined
  • Aug. 24: Lulu and the Cowtippers
  • Aug. 31: TBA
  • Sept. 7: Noach Tangeras Band
  • Sept. 14: Burning Bad & Cool
  • Sept. 21: TBA
  • Sept. 28: B & the Hive
  • Oct. 5: TBA
  • Oct. 12: TBA
  • Oct. 19: Harvest Festival – Ricky Montijo

SLO Concerts in the Plaza

San Luis Obispo Concerts in the Plaza

The 23nd annual concert season in Mission Plaza in San Luis Obispo will kick off on Friday, June 9. Concerts will be held every Friday through Sept. 8. All concerts are free to the public and run weekly from 5 to 8 p.m. Attendees are asked to honor the new City ordinance passed on March 1 that prohibits single use cups, straws and plastic bottles on city property, including Mission Plaza. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own reusable cups to the event, or purchase a commemorative Concerts in the Plaza pint for $10.

2018 Band Lineup:

  • June 8: The Molly Ringwald Project
  • June 15: Fialta
  • June 22: Young Dubliners
  • June 29: Truxton Mile
  • July 6: Stellar
  • July 13: Resination
  • July 20: The Tipsy Gypsies
  • July 27: The Kicks
  • Aug. 3: Damon Castillo Band
  • Aug. 10: Bear Market Riot
  • Aug. 17: Truth About Seafood
  • Aug. 25: Diego’s Umbrella
  • Aug. 31: The JD Project
  • Sept. 7: The Mother Corn Shuckers
  • Sept. 14: Moonshiner Collective

Sunset Rosé Sunday Concert Series, Paso Robles

Four Lanterns Winery will host its summer concert series from May through September on the lawn. Concerts are free to attend.

2018 Lineup TBA


Templeton Concerts in the Park

Templeton Concerts in the Park

Templeton’s popular summer concert series will take place Wednesday, June 6 through Aug. 22 (no concert on July 4). The concerts are held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — 6 to 8 p.m. for concerts happening in August — in Templeton Community Park. Local food vendors will be set up during the concerts, though attendees may bring their own picnics and beverages, including alcohol, along with low-back chairs, blankets and small tables. Dogs and smoking are not allowed during the concert. While alcohol is allowed in the park, no glass is preferred for the safety of everyone in attendance. For more information, call 805-434-4909.

2019 lineup:

  • June 5:  Jill Knight and the Daylights (Americana, Blues with Soul)
  • June 12:  Los Gatos Locos (Rock, Funk, Motown, Latin)
  • June 19:  Trevor McSpadden (Country)
  • June 26:  Joy Bonner Band (Classic Rock, R&B)
  • July 3:  JD Project (California Roots Rock)
  • July 10: Brass Mash (Hard Pop Brass Band)
  • July 17:  Soundhouse (Rock, Reggae, Pop)
  • July 31:  Dirty Cello (Blues, Bluegrass & Rock)
  • Aug. 7:  Flogging Seagulls (‘80s with an Irish Twist)
  • Aug. 14:  Wood (Folk Rock)
  • Aug. 21:  Monte Mills & The Lucky Horseshoe Band (Country)

Templeton Tennis Ranch Summer Concert Series

Templeton Tennis Ranch will host a summer concert series June through September on the third Thursday of the month presented by Song Writers at Play from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $17.50 each. Admission for Templeton Tennis Ranch members is $10 each.

2018 Lineup:

  • June 15: Burning, Bad & Cool
  • July 20: Amelia White with Phil Lee
  • Aug. 17: Misner & Smith
  • Sept. 21: Jim Conroy & the Mystery Brothers

Winery Horse Winery

Wild Horse Winery in Templeton hosts live music on Saturday afternoons several times a month from 1 to 4 p.m. All concerts are free. The winery is family-friendly with outside seating and games.

Summer 2018 lineup:

  • Saturday, May 19: Five Parts Devil
  • Sunday, May 27: Jill Knight
  • Saturday, July 7: Five Parts Devil
  • Saturday, July 21: Grover Anderson