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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

The Downtown Association is looking for the “best of the best” talent to entertain the crowds that fill Mission Plaza each week and this year we are not only looking for the best local talent, but the best across the state! If your band would like to be considered for our 2017 Concerts in the Plaza season, please CLICK HERE FOR OUR BAND APPLICATION FORM.

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.

The San Luis Obispo Downtown Association is seeking a local artist or graphic designer to produce the main image for the annual Concerts in the Plaza poster.  The poster is the most visible public element of the event, with several hundred placed in establishments around the county.  The image is also used in Concerts in the Plaza’s advertising and signage.  If you are interested in creating an image, please CLICK HERE for information and guidelines. Submissions are due by Friday, February 10th.

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

PrintMagnet Sponsor

SLO Happenings

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

Amtrak – Coast Starlight  amtrak-tagline-vertical

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Cal Poly Downtown 
959 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 756-7960

Major Sponsor

Heritage Oaks Bank  
1144 Morro StreetHeritage_Oaks
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401                  
1501 Froom Ranch Way
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 549-8600

Major SponsorRB_logo_cmyk

2276 Broad Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 541-5500

Major Sponsor

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

Major Sponsor

775 Fiero Lane #200
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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Whole Foods 
1531 Froom Ranch Way
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 785-0194

Major Sponsor

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

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City of San Luis Obispo

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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

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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

Media Sponsor

SLO_City_NewsSLO City News
615 Clarion Court #2
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 543-6397

Media Sponsor

The_TribuneThe Tribune
3825 South Higuera Street
P.O. Box 112
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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.