Upcoming Events

May 04

Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market

May 4 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
San Luis Obispo
May 04

Downtown Brown’s Birthday

May 4 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
San Luis Obispo
May 05

Art After Dark

May 5 @ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

concerts_young_dubliners_2016Concerts in the Plaza
Sponsorship Opportunities

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.

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Farmers' MarketDowntown SLO Farmers’ Market

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.

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Downtown Brown's Birthday PartyDowntown Brown’s Birthday Bash

Thursday, May 4th

Come celebrate our beloved mascot Downtown Brown’s Birthday with us at Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market!

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Downtown News

  • 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 jennifer@downtownslo.com 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!

     

     

     

San Luis Obispo Downtown Association

1108 Garden Street, Suite 210
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 541-0286
Fax: (805) 781-2647
SLODA@DowntownSLO.com

DOWNTOWN AMBASSADORS
(805) 458-5153

Old SLO Trolley

Trolley service is provided from both of the parking structures and at convenient locations within the Downtown core approximately every 15 minutes. The fare is 50 cents. Hours of operation are:

  • Thursdays - 5 PM to 9 PM - Year Round
  • Fridays - 5 PM to 9 PM - June-Labor Day
  • Saturday - 5 PM to 9 PM - April - October

Click here for the Trolley and City bus schedule.