Band Applications Now Available for 2018 Season of Concerts in the Plaza

Band applications to participate in the 23rd season of Concerts in the Plaza are now available! Downtown SLO is looking for exceptional California-based talent to entertain the crowds at our seminal free summer music series. This year, our season will run every Friday evening from June 8, 2018 until September 7, 2018. Last year, 14 bands were selected from over 90 applicants, the first time that applications from throughout the state of California were accepted!

Band applications are due no later than 4 PM on Wednesday, January 31. Interested bands can download and complete this application, which also contains details on additional promotional opportunities and conditions to apply. Applicants must also submit a demo CD or link to digital music, headshot and bio, and any other relevant supporting materials.

Band line-up will be released by approximately March 16, 2018. Bands receive $750 for their performance as well as robust marketing and promotional coverage via social media, advertising, posters, and more.

Direct your completed application or questions to Rachel Maiorino, Special Events Manager, at or call (805) 541-0286 x 11.

You can also deliver or mail your application to Rachel’s attention to the Downtown SLO office. We are located at 1108 Garden Street, Suite 210, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.

We want to extend our tremendous thank you to the incredible local and regional talent that has made Concerts in the Plaza possible for 23 years!