Concerts in the Plaza FAQ

June 24, 2022 – August 26, 2022

Bar Menu

Is this event family-friendly?

Concerts in the Plaza is a family-friendly event! People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome, and there is plenty of grass to play on by the amphitheater.

Can I bring my dog?

Pets are not allowed at Concerts in the Plaza, with the exception of service animals.

Will there be food and drink available?

Drinks from Firestone Walker, Chamisal Vineyards, and Jean Marie Cidery will be available, as well as canned water. You can also buy Taco Works chips, and Woodstock’s Pizza will be serving pizza and sodas!

Outside food and beverages are allowed, but outside alcohol is not. Pick up dinner downtown and bring it to eat at the concert!

How are drinks served?

Guests are encouraged to bring their own cup!

Beer and cider are served in cans only. If you’d like to enjoy wine, bring your own reusable cup or purchase a $5 12oz souvenir cup with your first pour!

Plastic cups and glasses will not be provided with the purchase of drinks. No glass, please!

No outside alcohol is allowed.

The main bar is located on the Broad Street entrance to the Plaza, and serves wine, beer, cider, water, and chips. The satellite bar is located to the right of the stage underneath the pergola, and serves beer, cider, and snacks.

What time does the event start?

Singer-songwriter showcase: 4:30 – 5:30

Main act: 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Bars: 4:30 – 7:30 PM

Please refrain from placing chairs and/or other material on the grassy knoll before 11:30 AM.

Where do I go?

Concerts take place in Mission Plaza in downtown San Luis Obispo, right in front of the historic Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa!

989 Chorro Street

Is there seating available?

Folding chairs will be set up below the Mission Plaza steps, guests are also welcome to bring their own blankets or chairs to set up on the lawn or below the Mission steps.

Please refrain from placing chairs and/or other material on the grassy knoll before 11:30 AM.

How do I get there?


We recommend using one of the three parking structures downtown. Check out the City of San Luis Obispo Parking Guide.


Park your bike in our free bike valet on Chorro Street!

Public Transit

See SLO Transit for bus routes and fares.

For other questions or concerns, email us at or call (805) 541-0286.

Local artist Gabriella de Fontanes of Buen Dia Design created the fun illustrations you see on our poster artwork and advertising materials for the 2022 Concerts in the Plaza series. Assets can be found in our online media kit.