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CHERRYHOLMES is the first family of bluegrass music. See them March 19 at 8pm in SLO. Info: 756-2787, 1-888-233-ARTS, or

SHAMROCKS AND HEATHER—A CELTIC MUSIC PROGRAM is March 20-22 at various times at the Old Grammar School in Cambria, 1350 Main St. $10. Info: 927-0443.

SLO COUNTY HONOR JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs March 21 at 7:30pm at Cuesta College’s SLO campus, in the Student Conference Center, room 5401. $7-$10. Info: 546-3195.

ST. PATRICK'S IRISH CONCERT features Mick Moloney with Athena Tergis and Melanie Nolley at St Benedict's Church, 2220 Snowy Egret Lane in Los Osos, on March 21 at 7pm with a 6pm potluck. $10 donation at the door. Info: HYPERLINK "" or HYPERLINK ""

AN EVENING WITH MARVIN HAMLISCH takes place in SLO’s Harman Hall at the Christopher Cohan Center March 22 at 7pm. Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy, Emmy (awards he has won). Jazz, piano, vocals, Broadway hits (what he will perform). Info: 756-2787, 1-888-233-ARTS, or

SAN LUIS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA performs March 22 at 3pm at Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church, 1701 Fredericks St. in SLO. Info: 528-7795, or  HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank"

CHAMBER MUSIC AT THE FELLOWSHIP on March 22: Chamber Groups of the San Luis Obispo County Youth Symphony. April 26: Beethoven’s Buddies String Quartet: Paul Severtson, violin; Michael Nowak, viola; Kathleen Lenski, violin; Nancy Nagano, cello. May 10: Rudolf Budginas, piano. All concerts begin at 2pm at 2074 Parker St. in San Luis Obispo, behind Smart and Final. $15. On May 24 at 3pm at Trinity UMC, 490 Los Osos Valley Road in Los Osos, hear Linda Ashworth on English horn and Christopher Woodruff on trumpet. Info:, 544-1669, or 546-8838.

CHERISH THE LADIES performs March 22 at 7pm. This 20-year-old Irish ensemble blends instrumental talents, vocals, arrangements, and step dancing. See them at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande. Info: 489-9444 or

GREG ABATE, bebop master, performs March 27 at 7:30pm at Cuesta College’s SLO Campus, in the Student Conference Center, room 5401. $7-$10. Info: 546-3195.

INNER FACES performs at Coalesce Bookstore, 845 Main St. in Morro Bay, on March 27 at 7pm. $10. Info: 772-2880.

BIG DADDY WEAVE plays March 28 at 7pm at San Luis Obispo Church of the Nazarene, 3396 Johnson Ave. $18 and up. Info and tickets:  HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank", 215-2317, or 543-3192.

SARAH BETH AND THE HONEST TRUTH plays Linnaea’s Cafe on March 28 from 8-9pm. Vocalist Sarah Cardinali leads the blues-folk/Americana group. Info:  HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank" [email protected] or 704-7894.

SLO BLUES SOCIETY PRESENTS JANIVA MAGNESS on March 28. April 25: Liz Mandeville. Sept. 19: Vets Hall special show and dance concert. The shows begin at 8pm at the SLO Vets Hall, 801 Grand Ave. in San Luis Obispo. Free dance lessons are 7:30-8pm. Tickets are $17 and up. All tickets are sold at the door. 21 and older. Info: 541-7930 or

THE BASIN STREET REGULARS OF PISMO present Natural Gas Jazz Band from San Francisco on March 29 and the Ulysses Jazz Band from Santa Barbara on April 26. May 31: The Midnight Rose Band, the Cal Poly No. 2 Big Band, and the BSR Jammers. June 28: TBA. July 26: TBA. Aug. 30: the Blue Street Jazz Band. Concerts are held on the last Sunday of the month at the Pismo Beach Veterans Memorial Building, 780 Bello St. Info: 550-4865.

BURNISHED BRASS performs on March 29. This quartet plays classical, jazz, pop, and more. A special 60th anniversary concert with pianist Rudolf Budginas is April 26 at Trinity Lutheran, 940 Creston Road in Paso Robles. Info: 239-2770 or 238-5342.

PACIFIC BREEZE CONCERT SERIES AT DINOSAUR CAVES PARK IN SHELL BEACH: March 29: Soulamente and Bob Bartley. April 19: Big Baddy’s Blues Band. May 10: Royal Garden Swing Orchestra, 1-4 pm. Alex BBQ and Doc Burnstein's ice cream will be for sale. Info:  HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank" or 773-7049.

SAN LUIS OBISPO OPERA LOVERS meet on April 1, 10am: Video Matinee Opera Eugene Onegin by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. May 6, 10am: Dr. Thomas Davies, director of the Cuesta Master Chorale, will speak on the performance of Brahm’s Requiem taking place on May 21 at the PAC. June 3, 10am-noon: Gary Lamprecht, director of the Vocal Arts Ensemble, will speak on the California International Choral Festival and Competition. July 1, 10am: Clifton Swanson, retired professor of music at Cal Poly and founder of the Mozart Festival will speak on "Finding Mozart's operatic style reflected in his other music.” Sept. 2, 10am: Jill Anderson will speak on “Perspectives of an Opera Chorister.” All meetings are held at Oddfellows Hall, 520 Dana St. in SLO. Info: 549-0721 or  HYPERLINK "mailto:[email protected]" [email protected].

BROWN BAG CONCERTS are held the first Friday of each month at noon in Wilson Hall, First Presbyterian Church, on the corner of Marsh and Morro in SLO. April 3: classical Sounds of SLO Winds Orchestra Ensemble. Info: 543-5451.

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA hits the stage on April 3 at 7pm at the Clark Center, 487 Fair Oaks Ave. at Arroyo Grande High School. This group is known for such hits as “Moonlight Serenade,” “In the Mood,” “Tuxedo Junction,” and more. The current Glenn Miller Orchestra, led by trombonist Larry O’Brien, formed in 1956. $38-$48. Info: 489-9444 or

MARY MCCLASLIN queen of the western, folk music scene plays the Coalesce Bookstore on April 3 at 7pm. Jude Jackson will open. $18. 845 Main St. in Morro Bay. Info: HYPERLINK "http://www.cambriah" or 546-2857.

FLUTIST ROBERT STALLMAN EVENTS: Recital, master classes, discussion: “The French School of Flute Playing” performance with Isabelle Chapuis is April 3 at 8pm, $25. Stallman will perform works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Messiaen with Chapuis on flute and Mark Anderson on piano at Grace Church in San Luis Obispo, 1350 Osos St. April 4, 11:30am-1pm: “The French School of Flute Playing” is an open discussion and performance. April 5: Hear Flute Choir, an amateur flute orchestra. $20. Come to Methodist Church, 275 N. Halcyon in Arroyo Grande. Info: HYPERLINK "", [email protected], or 773-3764.

ANNUAL CUESTA COLLEGE CHORAL FESTIVAL is April 4 from 8am-6pm. Dozens of choirs from community colleges and high schools around the state will attend. Free. Come to the Cuesta College SLO campus, Student Conference Center, room 5401. Info: 546-3195.

RED BARN CONCERTS: Hear Russian folk from Big Rock Balalaikas on April 4 at St. Benedict's Church, 2220 Snowy Egret Lane in Los Osos, starting at 6pm with a potluck. $10 donation at the door. May 2: Whiskey Chimp (bluegrass). June 6: Cuesta Ridge (acoustic jam band). July 11: Big Hoedown (annual showcase). Info: 528-4530 or HYPERLINK "mailto:[email protected]"[email protected]

HAPA comes to the Spanos Theatre at Cal Poly in SLO on April 4 at 8pm. Hear contemporary Pan-Polynesian music influenced by ancient tones, strummed ballads of Portuguese fishermen and Spanish cowboys, missionary choirs, and a bit of American acoustic folk/rock. $22 and up. Info: 756-2787, 1-888-233-ARTS, or

CLIFFS RESORT SUMMER CONCERTS: April 5: TBA. May 3: Incendio. June 7: Damon Castillo Band. July 5: Still Time. Aug. 9: Kapakahi. Sept. 7: Still Time. 2757 Shell Beach Road in Shell Beach. 2-6pm. Info: 773-5000 or

ORIGINAL HIGHWAYMEN AND THE LIMELITERS perform April 5 at 7pm at the PAC in SLO. Info: 756-2787 or

THE 20TH CENTURY WITH KURT WEILL is April 11 at 8pm at Spanos Theatre at Cal Poly. Hear songs set to texts and poetry by Bertolt Brecht, Ogden Nash, Max Anderson, Elmer Rice, and Alan Paton. Experience the music of 1920s and ’30s Berlin. $6-$10. Info: 756-2406 or HYPERLINK ""


SLOFOLKS PRESENTS RICHARD SMITH AND JULIE ADAMS on April 17 at Coalesce Bookstore at 7pm and on April 18 at Castoro Cellars at 7:30pm. $20. Smith is the 2001 National Fingerstyle Champion. Info: 772-2880, 238-0725, 1-888-326-3463, or  HYPERLINK ""

OPEN HOUSE CONCERT: “AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 MINUTES” on April 18 at 8pm. Featuring the Cal Poly Symphony, Wind Ensemble, and University Jazz Band at the Cohan Center at the PAC in SLO.$8-$19. Info: 756-2406 or HYPERLINK ""

SLO SYMPHONY PRESENTS A QUARTET CONCERT on April 18. This spring luncheon celebrates Beethoven with four musicians at 1645 Trilogy Parkway in Nipomo. Info and reservations: 343-7510, 543-3533, or  HYPERLINK ""

ALL-STATE MUSIC FESTIVAL concert is April 19 with the Festival Symphony Orchestra, Festival Jazz Band, and Festival Wind Orchestra at 2:30pm at the Cohan Center at the PAC in SLO. See 150 of the state’s finest young musicians in this Open House event. $8-$19. Info: 756-2406 or HYPERLINK ""

OLIVIER LATRY, organist of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, hits the stage at the Cohan Center at Cal Poly in SLO on April 21 at 8pm. $11-$26. Info: 756-2787, 1-888-233-ARTS, or

CUESTA COLLEGE CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT is April 24 at 7:30pm in room 7160 on the school’s campus. $7-$10. Info: 546-3195.

FACULTY ARTISTS’ SONG RECITAL WITH KATHERINE ARTHUR AND SUSAN AZARET DAVIES is April 24 at 8pm in the Spanos Theatre at Cal Poly. $6-$10. Info: 756-2406 or HYPERLINK ""

SLO VOCAL ARTS ENSEMBLE performs a spring concert April 24-26 in Paso Robles, at the Mission in SLO and in Cambria. Info and tickets: HYPERLINK "" or 541-6797.

POZO SALOON CONCERTS: April 26: Charlie Daniels Band at 2pm. June 25: Shooter Jennings. 90 West Pozo Road in Pozo, east of Santa Margarita. Info: or 438-4225.

SLO COUNTY MOCK ROCK is April 29 at 7pm at the Cohan Center in SLO. Info: or 756-2787.

ALTERED JAZZ FUSION BAND, STARRING CUESTA COLLEGE’S JEFF MILEY is May 1 at 7:30pm in the Cuesta College Music Building, room 7160. $7-$10. Info: 546-3195.

SLOFOLKS PRESENTS ALICE STUART AND THE FORMERLYS on May 1 at Coalesce Bookstore at 7pm and on May 2 at Castoro Cellars at 7:30pm. $20. Stuart wrote her own music, fronted a male band, and played lead guitar on national and international circuits during the 1970s. Info: 772-2880, 238-0725, 1-888-326-3463, or  HYPERLINK ""

SLO SYMPHONY CLASSICS FINALE CONCERT with Anne Akiko Meyers on violin is May 2 at 8pm with a discussion at 7pm in Harman Hall at the PAC in SLO. Free dress rehearsal is at 1pm. Info: 543-3533 or  HYPERLINK ""

MAIN STAGE ENTERTAINMENT AT FARMERS' MARKET in SLO is 7-8:30pm at the intersection of Higuera and Nipomo streets May 7, Aug. 20, and Nov. 19. Info: 541-0286.

CUESTA COLLEGE CHOIRS perform on May 8 at 7:30pm at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, 962 Piney Way in Morro Bay. $7-$10. Info: 546-3195.

CENTRAL COAST CHILDREN’S CHOIR SPRING CONCERT will be held at Grace Church (at Pismo and Osos) in San Luis Obispo on May 9 at 3pm. More than 90 singers, ages 5 to 16, will sing themes of sailing and water from around the world. $6-$12. Info and tickets: 541-5323, 464-0443, or HYPERLINK ""

CUESTA COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLES perform on May 9 at 7:30pm at Cuesta College’s Student Conference Center, room 5401. $7-$10. Info: 546-3195.

WINDS FOR WATER—A ROTARY CELEBRATION takes place May 9 at 7:30pm at the PAC in SLO. Presented by San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra, this benefit concert features the Forbes Pipe Organ, the Cal Poly Wind Ensemble, and organist Paul Woodring. $25. Info: HYPERLINK "" or 756-2787.

MOTHER'S DAY CONCERT AT THE HISTORIC JACK HOUSE AND GARDENS is a free outdoor concert featuring the Pat Cormick Group and vocalist Jack Wood on May 10 from 1-4pm. This is also a celebration of the house re-opening after some much-needed foundation repair. Refreshments will be served. Tours of the Jack House will be led by trained docents for $2; children 12 and younger get in free. Attending mothers will receive a flower. Info: 781-7300 or 781-7070.

CUESTA COLLEGE WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT is May 13 at 7:30pm at Cuesta College’s Student Conference Center, room 5401. $7-$10. Info: 546-3195.

THE CUESTA NIGHT BAND WITH TÉKA performs May 15 at 7:30pm at Cuesta College’s Student Conference Center, room 5401. $7-$10. Info: 546-3195.

CUESTA COLLEGE MASTER CHORALE performs on May 16 at 8pm at the Cohan Center at Cal Poly. $12-$25. Info: 756-2787.

DAVE STAMEY IN CONCERT AT THE DANA ADOBE is May 16 at 5pm. Dana Adobe is located at 671 South Oakglen in Nipomo. Info: 929-5679 or

CUESTA COLLEGE NORTH COUNTY CHORUS PERFORMS on May 17 at 3pm at Atascadero United Methodist Church, 11605 El Camino Real. $7-$10. Info: 546-3195.

ALL THAT BRASS ... AND MORE is May 19 at 8pm. Roy Main’s Trombone Choir and Christopher Woodruff’s Brass Choir team up for an evening of fanfares, flourishes, and fantasies at the United Methodist Church in San Luis Obispo, 1515 Fredericks St. Also performing will be two of Cal Poly’s Brass Quintets. Free. Info: 756-2406 or HYPERLINK ""

VINA ROBLES TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES kicks off on May 22 and continues through October. Shows are at 7pm. May 22: Kenny Blackwell and Dorian Michael. June 26: Sean Wiggins and Loan Goat. July 24: Big Daddy’s Rhythm and Blues Band. Aug. 28: Unfinished Business. Sept. 25: Soulamente. Oct. 23: Julie and the Bad Dogs. Info:, 369-0140 or 227-4812.

EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE: MONTEVERDI’S MASTERPIECES is May 23 at 8pm at the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. Vocal and instrumental forces combine to present madrigal styles composed by Claudio Monteverdi in a lecture-recital format. $8-$12. Info: 756-2406 or HYPERLINK ""

AVILA BEACH BLUES FESTIVAL is in its 16th year. This May 24 event at the Avila Beach Resort features Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Susan Tadeschi (in her debut Central Coast appearance), and Shemekia Copeland. Gates open at noon. Info and tickets:  HYPERLINK or 1-888-825-5484.


IN GOD WE TRUST GRACE BIBLE CHURCH CONCERT is May 24 at 6pm at the PAC in SLO. Info: 489-4200,, or 756-2787.

PIANO STUDENT RECITAL is May 26 at 7:30pm in the Davidson Music Center, room 218 at Cuesta College. Free. Info: 756-2406 or HYPERLINK ""

LOMS AND MBHS SCHOOL CHOIR CONCERTS are May 26-27 at 7pm at the Cohan Center in SLO. Info: 756-2787 or

INSTRUMENTAL STUDENT RECITAL is May 28 at 11am in the Davidson Music Center, room 218 at Cuesta College. Free. Info: 756-2406 or HYPERLINK ""

JAZZ NIGHT is May 29 8pm in the Cohan Center at the PAC in SLO. Saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer Don Byron will be featured with the Cal Poly jazz bands in a concert of cartoon jazz, including music from 1930s cartoons and current favorites such as The Simpsons, The Incredibles, and more. $10 and up. Info: 756-2406 or HYPERLINK ""

CAL POLY SYMPHONY SPRING CONCERT LOOKING EAST, LOOKING WEST is May 30 at 8pm at the Cohan Center at the PAC at Cal Poly in SLO. The Cal Poly Symphony and guest pianist Tianshu Wang explore music that looks West, and music that looks East. $6 and up. Info: 756-2406 or HYPERLINK ""

CAMBRIA CONCERT BY THE SEA is May 30-31. $10. Info: 927-0443.

SLO SYMPHONY PRESENTS CHAMBER SEASON FINALE CONCERT on May 31 at 3pm with Rina Dokshitsky on piano. Hear Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Spring by Schumann, and Piano Quintet. $25-$35. UMC Fellowship Chapel and Hall, 1515 Fredericks St. in SLO. Info: 543-3533 or  HYPERLINK ""

RSVP XIV: EMERGENT FORMS, presented by the Cal Poly Music Department, is June 2 and 4 at 8pm at the Pavilion at Cal Poly in SLO. Set in post-apocalyptic times, RSVP examines the age-old struggles of new emerging ideologies in a world of powerful tradition. It’s a blend of sound, visuals, and staging directed by faculty member Antonio G. Barata. $11. Info: or 756-2406.

TEMPLETON CONCERTS IN THE PARK start June 3 at 6pm, and play every Wednesday through September. Info: 434-4900 or

INSTRUMENTAL STUDENT RECITAL is presented by the Cal Poly Music Department on June 4 at 11am at Cal Poly, room 218, in the Davidson Music Center. Free. Info: or 756-2406.

SLO BROWN BAG CONCERTS WELCOMES DUO APPASSIONATA on June 5. Marian Gilbert takes the piano and Randy Garacci the violin. This free half-hour concert will begin at noon in Wilson Hall at First Presbyterian Church at Marsh and Morro in SLO. Info: HYPERLINK "http://www.DUOAPPASSIONATA.COM/" or 543-5451.

SLO DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA take place every Friday June 5-Aug. 28 from 5:30-7:30pm in Downtown’s Mission Plaza. Expected to perform: Big Daddy’s Blues Band, Cadillac Angels, Cuesta Ridge, Damon Castillo Band, Grüvething, The JD Project, The Mighty Croon Dogs, Rancho Deluxe, Resination, The Shival Experience, Siko, Tres Gatos, Truth About Seafood, and Zongo All-Stars. Free. Info: 541-0286 or HYPERLINK ""

VOCAL STUDENT RECITAL, presented by Cal Poly Music Department, is June 5 at 7:30pm at Cal Poly, room 218, in the Davidson Music Center. Free. Info: or 756-2406.

CAL POLY WIND BANDS SPRING CONCERT “VISIONS” features Alex Iles on trombone and the Cal Poly Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble on June 6 at 8pm in the Cohan Center at the PAC in SLO. $8 and up. Info: 756-2406 or HYPERLINK ""

MORRO BAY MUSIC FESTIVAL is June 6 from 11am-7pm. Morro Bay's largest outdoor dance floor allows guests to listen to live local favorites and national rising stars. Enjoy tri-tip sandwiches and a seafood barbecue featuring albacore, oysters, and other seasonal choices. Wine, beer, and soft drinks will be available at 714 Embarcadero, in the parking lot at Pacific and Embarcadero. Info: 772-1155 or HYPERLINK ""

ARROYO GRANDE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES rocks your way June 7-Sept. 20. Shows are free and take place on alternating Sundays at 1pm at the Rotary Bandstand in Heritage Square. Info: 473-2250 or

CAL POLY ARAB MUSIC ENSEMBLE SPRING CONCERT is June 7 at 7pm in the Spanos Theatre at Cal Poly in SLO. Hear the traditional melodic and rhythmic modes in the contexts of old and new genres on instruments including the oud, nay, qanun, buzuq, violin, cello, bass, guitar, accordion, riqq, daff, darabukka/tabla, and others. Renowned guest artists bring added depth and virtuosity to the concerts, and San Luis Obispo’s own Middle Eastern dancers top off the performances with folkloric dancing. $8-$10. Info: 756-2406 or HYPERLINK ""

GROVER BEACH SIZZLIN’ SUMMER CONCERT SERIES and farmers’ market runs every week through the summer, with the following bands scheduled to perform: June 7: Critical Mass. June 14: The Richard Green Band. June 21: The Cinders Blues Band. June 28: Unfinished Business. July 5: Tres Gatos. July 12: Funk 30. July 19: Dave Crimmen Band. July 26: Free Sound. Aug. 2: Martin Paris Band. Aug. 9: The Usual Suspects. Aug. 16: Impromtu. Aug. 23: Soulamente. Sept. 6: Adam Crowe. Sept. 13: Cadillac Angels,. Sept. 20: Up in the Air. Sept. 27: The JD Project. Hear them 3-6pm at the Ramona Garden Park at 993 Ramona Ave. Info: 473-4585.

HECTOR OLIVERA hits the stage at Cal Poly in SLO on June 7 at 3pm. Olivera is famous for his prodigious technical proficiency and personal interpretations of classical and popular music. The afternoon recital will include William Ralph Driffill’s Toccata, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Air from Suite No. 3, Prelude and Fugue in E flat Saint Anne, and more. $11 and up. Info: 756-2787, 1-888-233-ARTS, or

SLOFOLKS PRESENTS JOHN JORGENSEN QUINTET on June 13 at Castoro Cellars at 7pm. Jorgenson is known as one of the pioneers of the American gypsy jazz movement. $22. Info: 238-0725, 1-888-326-3463 or  HYPERLINK ""

TWILIGHT CONCERTS IN THE PASO ROBLES PARK are Fridays from 5:30-7:30pm, June 19-Aug. 28 at the downtown City Park gazebo, at 12th and Spring streets. Bring a lawn chair. Info: 238-4103, 237-3988 or 237-4741.

21st ANNUAL LIVE OAK MUSIC FESTIVAL is a three-day concert and camping event near Lake Cachuma. All of Live Oak’s proceeds go to support San Luis Obispo’s HYPERLINK ""KCBX Public Radio. The event runs June 19-21 at Live Oak Camp off of Hwy. 154 in the Santa Ynez Valley. All ages. Day passes and camping passes are available. Info, maps, schedule, and tickets: HYPERLINK "" or 781-3030.

THE WAYBACKS play on June 21 at 2pm at Stacked Stones Cellars, 1525 Peachy Canyon Road in Paso Robles. Enjoy lawn seating and barbecue (at additional charge). $20. July 19: Dave Stamey performs at 3pm with Mary McCaslin and cowboy poet Gary Robertson. Info: HYPERLINK "", 546-2857, or HYPERLINK ""

CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL AND COMPETITION, the only event of its kind in the United States, is a three-day festival and competition, hosted by the Vocal Arts Ensemble of San Luis Obispo, taking place June 26-28 at various times. The event features international and national choirs vying for awards, prizes, and accolades at the PAC in SLO. Info: HYPERLINK "", 440-6050, or 756-2787.

AN EVENING WITH JOAN BAEZ is July 7 at 8pm at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande. Info: 489-9444 or

MOZART FESTIVAL—FESTIVAL MOZAIC celebrates all that is Mozart throughout SLO County July 16-26 under Music Director Scott Yoo. Info: 781-3008 or

SLOFOLKS PRESENTS WEST AFRICAN HIGHLIFE BAND on July 18 at Castoro Cellars at 7pm. $22. Hear rich vocal harmonies, intertwining guitars, and exciting percussion. Info: 238-0725, 1-888-326-3463, or  HYPERLINK ""

SLOFOLKS PRESENTS PEPPINO D’AGOSTINO AND GUESTS on Aug 21 at Coalesce Bookstore at 7pm, and on Aug. 22 at Castoro Cellars at 7pm. $22. Info: 772-2880, 238-0725, 1-888-326-3463, or  HYPERLINK ""

ANNUAL BOATZART FESTIVAL is the only musical concert you can attend by land or sea on Aug. 9 at noon. There will be a high tide of nearly four feet, so you’ll have plenty of time and water in which to launch canoes, kayaks, and sail boats. You can also attend by land by bringing your lawn chairs to the Good Tides Coffee Shop at the pier in Los Osos. Free. Info: 528-6000.

STONE SOUP MUSIC FAIRE takes place in Grover Beach Aug. 29-30, times TBA. Enjoy samples of music in a family environment. Find a health fair, activities for children from the Exploration Station, and vendor booths at 8th and 9th at Ramona Street. Info: 489-9091 or 473 4580.

POPS BY THE SEA is back on Sep. 6. Gates open at 2:30pm, and the symphony concert starts at 4pm at the Avila Beach Golf Resort. $15-$80. Tickets go on sale on July 1. Info: 543-3533 or

SLOFOLKS PRESENTS WAKE THE DEAD on Sept. 26 at Castoro Cellars at 7pm, $22. Info: 772-2880, 238-0725, 1-888-326-3463, or  HYPERLINK ""

 SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1CAMBRIA CONCERTS AT SHAMEL PARK happen throughout summer on Sundays at 2pm. Info: 927-3624 or

TUESDAYS IN THE PARK CONCERT SERIES IN ATASCADERO is at the Atascadero Lake Park. Info: 466-2044

ATASCADERO SUMMER SATURDAY CONCERTS come to Atascadero Lake Park from 6:30-8:30pm. Free. Info: 470-3178 or

33rd ANNUAL "JUBILEE-BY-THE-SEA" is Oct. 23-25 with 20 bands, five stages, and more than 100 shows in Pismo Beach. $5 and up. All-event badges and daily badges will be available. Info: 550-4865, 528-1612, or 481-7840.

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