- 22nd ANNUAL CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA MUSICAL LINEUP ANNOUNCED
The San Luis Obispo Downtown Association and Sunset Honda proudly announce the 2017 Concerts in the Plaza band lineup. 2017 marks the 22nd Anniversary of the most popular free concert series on the Central Coast. From more than 90 applicants, 14 musical groups were selected to play for the upcoming annual concert season that will kick off on Friday, June 9th. Concerts will be held every Friday through September 8th. All concerts are free to the public and run weekly from 5:00–8:00 PM.
2017 Band Lineup:
June 9 TROPO // Live Organic Electronic Music
June 16 Fialta // Wry, Synth-Laced, Sun-Drenched Pop
June 23 The Tipsy Gypsies // Vintage Jazz, Blues, Pop
June 30 Diego’s Umbrella // Gypsy Rock
July 7 Bear Market Riot// Rompin’ Power-Folk Americana
July 14 The Kicks // Roots, Soul, Reggae
July 21 Moonshiner Collective // Soulful Folk Rock/Americana
July 28 Resination // Roots, Rock, Reggae, Positive
August 4 Royal Jelly Jive // Soul, Rock, Swing, Jazz
August 11 Damon Castillo Band // Rock/Soul
August 18 Young Dubliners // Celtic Rock
August 25 Zongo All-Stars // Hot, Fun, Afro-Caribbean Dance
September 1 Truth About Seafood // Good Time Rock
September 8 The Mother Corn Shuckers // Americana, Beergrass
Concerts in the Plaza, presented by Sunset Honda and hosted by the San Luis Obispo Downtown Association, features musical genres across the spectrum from reggae to rock, blues to jamgrass, soul, California roots rock and more. Thousands of concert goers attend each summer to enjoy live music in Mission Plaza with friends and family, wind-down after work or just have a great time during the 14-week summer Concert season.
For more information please visit downtownslo.com or contact Jennifer DiSanto at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-0286 x11.
- Downtown Perspective
In cities and towns across the country there are few record shops that can boast a successful track record across multiple decades but in Downtown SLO, we are proud to have Boo Boo Records. In February I had a chance to sit down with owner Mike White and discuss the history of Boo Boo’s, shop culture, vinyl and the music industry in general. As a continuation of my interview series of Downtown SLO personalities I was really excited to learn from Mike how the shop fosters such a magical experience consistently. After all, I grew up shopping for albums in that shop and it was almost a Wonka-esque experience with every flavor of music you can imagine and just a really happy and safe place. Read more here.
- Window Decorating Contest for National Bike Month
May is National Bike Month- and we’re celebrating with a window decorating contest! Downtown businesses, showcase your creativity and support for alternative modes of transportation by decorating your storefront in celebration of bikes, buses, or however you get around town! Window displays will be voted on by the public and awards will be distributed at our Downtown SLO Block Party (save the date!) on Tuesday, May 16 after the Amgen race through Downtown. If you’re interested in participating, fill out this form and submit to Dominic at Dominic@DowntownSLO.com. Prizes will be awarded to the winner, including free ad space on our new website. Thanks for participating!
Your business can be a part of THE premier summer series on the Central Coast! Become an event sponsor and gain exposure to the thousands of people who flock to Downtown for our popular Concerts in the Plaza. Please CLICK HERE for more information on the available sponsorship opportunities or contact Special Events Manager Jennifer DiSanto at (805) 541-0286 ext. 11 or Jennifer@DowntownSLO.com.
Thursdays 6-9 PM
Held every Thursday night, Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market brings the community together to shop for fresh produce, sample San Luis Obispo’s delectable and varied cuisine, browse local shops, listen to live music and interact with local entertainers.
Thursday, May 4th
Come celebrate our beloved mascot Downtown Brown’s Birthday with us at Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market!