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2022 Concerts in the Plaza Lineup Announced!


June 1, 2022


FROM: Rachel Lackmann
Marketing & Communications Coordinator


Ten weeks of free live music in Mission Plaza begin June 24, 2022

San Luis Obispo, CA — Downtown SLO, along with title sponsor Sunset Honda, is proud to announce the lineup for the 26th Annual Concerts in the Plaza! This summer, gather in Mission Plaza every Friday evening for ten weeks of rockin’ local bands and singer-songwriters.

The 2022 series runs Fridays from June 24, 2022 – August 26, 2022. The opening solo singer-songwriter act will begin at 4:30 PM, and the main act will run from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Concerts in the Plaza is the largest free concert series on the Central Coast. This beloved community event features live local music, dancing, and drinks in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo: Mission Plaza. All concerts are free to the public and family-friendly.

This year, Downtown SLO is excited to announce the brand-new Singer-Songwriter Showcase, sponsored by the San Luis Obispo Collection. Each concert will be opened by a different local solo act. Singer-songwriters were chosen from the 2020 lineup, which was canceled due to COVID-19.

2022 Concerts in the Plaza Lineup:

June 24 • Brass Mash | pop and rock | with opener Chris Beland
Sponsored by T-mobile

July 1 • RESINATION | roots, rock, reggae | with opener Graybill
Sponsored by Moondoggies Beach Club

July 8 • The Mother Corn Shuckers | bluegrass, country, jam-band | with opener Dulcie Taylor
Sponsored by SLOCAL Roots

July 15 • Damon Castillo Band | rock n' soul | with opener Noach Tangeras
Sponsored by Pacific Western Bank

July 22 • Dante Marsh & the VibeSetters | island soul, funk | with opener Jineanne Coderre
Sponsored by Wilde Wealth Management

July 29 • The Molly Ringwald Project | 80s pop and rock | with opener Ynana Rose
Sponsored by Woodstock’s Pizza

August 5 • Moonshiner Collective | Americana (Californicana) | with opener Miss Leo
Sponsored by 805 Beer

August 12 • Carbon City Lights | alternative rock | with opener Nataly Lola
Sponsored by Luna Red Restaurant

August 19 • The Tipsy Gypsies | jazz, blues, soul | with opener Devin Welsh
Sponsored by SLO Credit Union

August 26 • Truth About Seafood | rock | with opener Steve Key
Sponsored by Surfnet Communications

Food and drink will be available; outside alcohol is not allowed. Enjoy eats from Woodstock’s Pizza, Firestone-Walker beer, Chamisal wine and Malene rosé, and hard cider from Jean-Marie Cidery. Downtown SLO is eliminating single-use plastics at Concerts in the Plaza; all beverages are sold in reusable cups or aluminum cans. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own reusable cups (no glass, please!). 12oz souvenir cups will be available for purchase.

Free bike valet off of Chorro Street will be provided by Bike SLO County. Pets are not allowed at Concerts in the Plaza.

This year’s artwork was created in collaboration with Buen Dia Design, a locally-owned print and design studio in downtown San Luis Obispo. View the art and other assets in the online media kit.

Follow Concerts in the Plaza on Instagram and Facebook for exciting updates and concert photos.

Downtown SLO wants to thank all the committed sponsors and community partners that make this event possible :

Title Sponsor Sunset Honda;

Silver Level Sponsors CoVelop, iFixit, Thoma Electric, Pacific Western Bank, And Wilde Wealth Management;

Singer-Songwriter Showcase Sponsor The San Luis Obispo Collection;

Bike Valet Sponsor Supervisor Dawn Ortiz-Legg;

Major Sponsors Guaranteed Rate, Finney’s Crafthouse, American Riviera Bank, Megan’s Organic Market, Sunrun, Hotel SLO, Meathead Movers, Eighty20 Group, Corvus Wealth Advisors, and Jamba;

Media Sponsors KSBY, New Times SLO, American General Media, and Big Big SLO;

Food & Beverage Sponsors Woodstock’s Pizza, Firestone Walker, Chamisal Vineyards, and Jean Marie Cidery;

Bike Valet Provided by Bike SLO County;

Special Thanks to First 5 SLO.

Concerts in the Plaza would not be possible without partnership from the City of San Luis Obispo.

For more information, please visit or contact Rachel Lackmann, Marketing & Communications Coordinator at

About Downtown SLO: Downtown SLO is a 501 (c)(6) nonprofit founded in 1975 whose mission is to foster an economically vibrant Downtown. Downtown SLO serves the community by working on initiatives like parking and beautification efforts, coordinating special events and the weekly Farmers’ Market, supporting economic activities, and examining Downtown issues.