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2023 Concerts in the Plaza Lineup Announced

Monday, March 20, 2023


FROM: Rachel Lackmann
Marketing & Communications Coordinator


Twelve weeks of free, live music in Downtown SLO’s Mission Plaza

San Luis Obispo, CA — Downtown SLO, along with title sponsor Sunset Honda, is proud to announce the lineup for the 27th Annual Concerts in the Plaza! This summer, the community is invited to gather every Friday for twelve weeks of free live music in San Luis Obispo’s Mission Plaza. 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 the downtown San Luis Obispo. All concerts are free to the public and family-friendly.

The 2023 series will run every Friday from June 23 – September 8, 2023, adding two additional weeks from last year’s ten-week series. The opening singer-songwriter act will begin at 5 PM, and the main act will run from 6–8 PM.

This year, 166 bands and singer-songwriters submitted applications to perform. With so much local talent to choose from, the selection process was not easy, and Downtown SLO wants to thank all of the artists who took the time to apply.

DATES: Every Friday, June 23–September 8, 2023

TIMES: Singer-Songwriter: 5 PM, Band: 6–8 PM

Official Lineup for the 27th Annual Concerts in the Plaza:

June 23, 2023 • Ghost\Monster | rock 'n' roll
with Natalie Haskins | sponsorship available

June 30, 2023 • Alex Lucero & The Live Again Band | soul/Americana
with Ynana Rose | sponsored by Meathead Movers

July 7, 2023 • IMUA | r&b/soul/funk
with Jon Millsap | sponsored by SLO Credit Union

July 14, 2023 • Damon Castillo Band | rock/soul/funk
with Graybill | sponsored by Jamba

July 21, 2023 • The Molly Ringwald Project | 80s pop/rock/dance
with Jody Mulgrew | sponsored by SLO Cider

July 28, 2023 • Brass Mash | instrumental rock/pop
with Nataly Lola | sponsored by Woodstock's Pizza

August 4, 2023 • The Tipsy Gypsies | blues/jazz/soul
with Steve Key | sponsored by Luna Red Restaurant

August 11, 2023 • Dante Marsh & the Vibe Setters | soul/funk
with Jineanne Coderre | sponsored by Sun Day Carwash

August 18, 2023 • Zongo All-Stars | Afro-Latin dance
with Dave Tate | sponsored by Moondoggies Beach Club

August 25, 2023 • Moonshiner Collective | indie folk rock/Americana
with Miss Leo | sponsorship available

September 1, 2023 • The Mother Corn Shuckers | bluegrass/jam band
with Dulcie Taylor | sponsorship available

September 8, 2023 • Resination | reggae/roots
with Kyle Huskey | sponsored by 7 Points

Food and drink will be available, and guests are welcome to bring outside food; outside alcohol is not allowed. Enjoy eats from Woodstock’s Pizza, beer from Firestone-Walker Brewing Company, and drinks from new partners: wine from Dunites, and hard cider from SLO Cider. 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.

Those interested are encouraged to 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. Few sponsorship opportunities remain; more information about availability can be found at

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

Title Sponsor: Sunset Honda
Singer-Songwriter Showcase Sponsor: Brixton
Stage Sponsor: Wilde Wealth Management Group
Silver Level Sponsors: Thoma Electric, SLOCAL Roots, Pacific Western Bank, SLO County Board of Supervisors
Bike Valet Sponsor: CoVelop Inc.
Major Sponsors: Corvus Wealth Advisors, American Riviera Bank, Megan’s Organic Market, Guaranteed Rate, Sunrun
Kid Zone Sponsors: Karson Butler Events at the Ah Louis Store, SLO REP, First 5 SLO County
Media Sponsors: KSBY, New Times SLO, American General Media, Big Big SLO
Bike Valet Provided By: Bike SLO County

A media kit for the 27th Annual Concerts in the Plaza is available here. Please contact Rachel Lackmann, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, for additional materials and information:

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.