Concerts in the Plaza

Written by Craig Junghandel on . Posted in Promotions, Special Events

tipsy_gypsies_concertsPresented by: Sunset Honda

Every Friday, June 9 – September 8, 2017

Time: 5 – 8 PM

Location: Mission Plaza

Concerts in the Plaza, presented by Sunset Honda and brought to you by SLO Downtown Association, is the hottest summer concerts series on the Central Coast! With the finest of local talented musicians, Concerts in the Plaza runs from 5 – 8 PM every Friday from June 9th until September 8th in the heart of Downtown, Mission Plaza.

Concerts in the Plaza features musical genres across the spectrum from reggae to rock, blues to jamgrass, soul, California roots rock and more. Thousands attend each summer to dance, enjoy the music and the venue with family and friends, wind down after work or just have a great time during the 14-week season.

Local vendors will sell snacks and food for hungry concert goers while Firestone Walker Brewing Company and Chamisal Vineyards supply beer and wine for purchase. Bar and food vendors open at 5 PM.  We will also be serving our wines in eco-friendly wine glasses, so please remember to place your glasses in the designated recycle bins.

Remember… Concerts in the Plaza is a family friendly event. No outside alcoholic beverages or pets are allowed and this is a non-smoking event. Please refrain from placing chairs and/or other material on the grassy knoll before 11:30 AM.


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

Thank You to Our 2016 sponsors:

Title SponsorSunset_Honda_

Sunset Honda
12250 Los Osos Valley Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 544-9500

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The San Luis Obispo Collection

Silver Sponsor

Avivo Logo (Large)Avivo Townhomes 
3265 Lavender Lane
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 548-1777

Silver Sponsor

775 Fiero Lane #200
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

CCB-2016Bike Valet Sponsor

Coastal Community Builders
(866) 497-5776

Proudly Pouring

Firestone_LogoFirestone Walker Brewing Company
1400 Ramada Drive
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 225-5911

Proudly Pouring

CHAM_ChBrwn_hrz_lgoChamisal Vineyards
7525 Orcutt Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(866) 808-9463

Major Sponsor

City of San Luis Obispo Transit
919 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 594-8090


Major Sponsor

Natalie-Tartaglia-business_card1Tartaglia Realty
968 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 544-1244

Major Sponsor

Woodstock'sWoodstock’s Pizza 
1000 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 541-4420

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Big Big SLO 
674 El Morro Ave
Baywood Park, CA 93402
(805) 441-3344

Media Sponsor

Journal_PlusJournal Plus Magazine
654 Osos Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 546-0609 / (805) 544-8711

Media Sponsor

KJUG CountryKKJG Logo
3620 Sacramento Dr, Suite 204
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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The Krush
3620 Sacramento Dr, Suite 204
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Media Sponsor

1772 Calle Joaquin
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 541-6666

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KZOZ Radio

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NewTimesNew Times
1010 Marsh Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 546-8208


San Luis Obispo Downtown Association

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

(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.