The Mid-State Fair is in town from July 16- July 27th and there is a bevy of entertainment for your enjoyment. Admission to the fair is nominal and with that comes a variety of “free” entertainment. One of these free acts is “Blood, Sweat & Tears” co- anchored with “Bo Bice”. This show is scheduled for July 24th with shows at 6:30 and 8:30. What a deal!
Here’s the low down on the acts: “With World Class vocals, musicianship, & a multitude of solid gold hits, BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS is at the top of their game. Vocal dynamo & pop phenomenon Bo Bice fronts the band with a self-assured voice & good looks. They are the band that fused rock, blues, pop music, horn arrangements and jazz improvisation into a hybrid that came to be known as “jazz-rock”. They have won Gold Records, Grammy Awards, the respect of the best in the industry & the love of millions of fans. Hit songs include, “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy”, “Spinning Wheel”, and “When I Die”.”
For more information on the fair click here.
Yikes – All you boomers out there listen up! The “Doobies” are in town and slated to play the Mid-State Fair on July 25th at 7 p.m. This is a special concert at the Mid-State fair featuring the music and wine….
A little history about the Doobies: “The Doobie Brothers began their career over 40 years ago and have sold over 40 million albums worldwide. They are best known for the songs “Black Water”, “What A Fool Believes”, “Takin’ It to the Streets”, “Minute by Minute” and “Listen to the Music”. Their latest album, World Gone Crazy, serves as an analogy of sorts for the band as a whole. With founding members Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons, and veteran John McFee, the Doobies have perfectly honored the band’s legacy with an offering that grows in unexpected new directions. The songs on World Gone Crazy all feature Johnston and Simmons as writers and lead vocalists.”
Tickets run $41 – $61 p/person. For more information and to purchase your tickets click here.
The Mid-State Fair starts on July 16 and runs through July 27th. One of the grandstand acts for which an additional fee is charged is “Train” with the “Wallflowers.” The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are available from $36 – $56 depending on seating choice.
Train’s latest studio album is California 37, and features the hits “Bruises (featuring Ashley Monroe)”, “Mermaid”, “50 Ways To Say Goodbye” and “Drive By”. Save Me San Francisco became the biggest selling album of their 20-year career, and featured the single “Hey Soul Sister”, which was the #1 iTunes track of 2010 and peaked at #1 in the US and in 15 countries abroad. “If It’s Love” and “Marry Me” also hit #1. Their monster 2002 hit “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” was nominated for five Grammy awards, winning two, including Best Rock Song.
The Wallflowers, fronted by Jakob Dylan, have released six studio albums, won two Grammy awards for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Rock Song for their song “One Headlight” in 1998.
For more information or to purchase your tickets click here.
Join the fun at the Second Annual Seven Sisters Craft Beer and Music Fest on July 11-13, 2014 at El Chorro Park and Campground.
What’s on tap? Over 40 of the country’s best craft breweries and wineries, 3 days of non-stop music, local food and unique vendors – and camping for the adventurous. In addition to all the great beer and food, the event is hosting a slew of activities during the event including hiking, biking, yoga, golf, and more.
This festival is a celebration of Central Coast beer, wine, food, and the amazing beauty of the area. Tickets range from $35 p/person to $119 p/person for 3 day and VIP access. For more information or to purchase your tickets, click here.
“great location, great hotel” EW
We drove highway 1 from Pismo Beach to Santa Cruz (very scenic… Drive it going north though, that way you are in the inner lane and not on the cliff side! We took 101 to Pismo going south.). We stopped at several places, including Cambria. Cambria is a gorgeous village with lots of great restaurants. El Colibri is on the north end of Cambria. Close to the beach as well as to the restaurants. It is a boutique hotel, very cool and comfy. The rooms are nice, the bathroom is great: it has a nice tub and also a great shower cabin. They also had a nice breakfast included in the room price. We will be back. On the way north, once you pass the exit to the Hearst Castle, look for the elephant seal cove on the left. We saw hundreds of seals just sleeping/hanging out on the beach. It is an amazing sight (stinky too :)!
Come June classic car enthusiasts from the entire Western Region of the USA are likely on their way to this most special Classic Car Show. The classic car show in downtown Pismo beach is one of the largest and finest shows of it’s kind on the West Coast.
The event runs from June 20th through June 22. You’ll have the opportunity to view over 850 of these classic cars, as well as enjoy all the amenities of the lovely beach town of Pismo Beach. For more information, give the organizers a call at 866.450.7469. Or visit their website at: www.theclassicatpismobeach.com
Roll Out The Barrels Wine Event
It’s almost here: our 24th annual “Roll Out the Barrels” one of the best wine festivals on the central coast, Ca.! Join up for a long weekend of wine and food events over the June 19-22, 2014 weekend.
The festivities begin with a Thursday evening “Barrels in The Plaza” grand tasting adjacent to the historic Mission in downtown San Luis Obispo. Here, the wines of SLO Wine Country are served with artfully paired treats prepared by local chefs. Then, on Friday evening, our wineries team up with area restaurants to offer a selection of winemaker’s dinners to fit every taste.
Over the weekend, you will enjoy a two-day passport to more than 20 wineries offering wine and food pairings, live entertainment, exclusive specials, barrel and library wine tastings and more. Tickets range from $20 on up, depending upon your list of activities.
For more information visit http://www.slowine.com/events/roll-out-the-barrels.php
Calling all “oyster lovers” out there! If you enjoy fresh oysters then this is the festival for you. In it’s third year, it’s already been rated as # 4 of the top ten Oyster Festivals in the U.S. – and the largest on the West Coast?! The festival runs from noon to 8 p.m. in Avila Beach.
This event features 30+ local food & retail vendors, with local beer, wine, cocktails, ALL DAY LIVE MUSIC Lineup, Aphrodisiac Lounge, “Best Oyster of the Central Coast” Chef Award along with Shucking Contest. Access to the event is $20 with food and beverages purchased separately. For more information and to purchase your tickets: http://centralcoastoysterfestival.com/
Karla Bonoff in Concert
Looking for a good Friday night activity? Doesn’t get much better than this: open-air concert at a beautiful and well-respected winery all the for paltry price of $30 per ticket …. and, it’s a benefit concert to boot!
Harken back to the ’80’s and you will surely remember Karla Bonoff. In addition to success with her own recordings, Karla has seen her songs become hits for such artists as Bonnie Raitt, Wynonna Judd and Linda Ronstadt, and many of Bonoff’s ballads are now pop classics. Throughout it all, Bonoff continues to tour extensively, playing sold-out shows around the world. Her show is a heartfelt litany of one hit after another; with her earthy anthems of soul-searching, heartache, and joy shedding light on secrets of the heart that resonate with so many in a way few can muster today.
Few singer songwriters come to town with as impressive a resume as Karla Bonoff, but even that cannot measure up to spending an evening in the company of her and her craft. Accompanying Bonoff on stage will be guitarist Nina Gerber whose melodic touch, when combined with the voice of another musician of heart, creates honest, powerful and beautiful music in an unforgettable way.
Opening the show will be Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Eric Kufs. As the main songwriter for indie folk band Common Rotation, Kufs has released six full-length records and written nearly a thousand songs. With the lyrical poignancy of a Will Oldham, the dynamic voice of a Van Morrison, and the passion of a Bruce Springsteen, Kufs will grace Castoro Cellars’ outdoor stage with his sincere and soulful sound for your listening enjoyment.
This concert benefits Escuela del Rio a day program for adults with developmental disabilities in Northern San Luis Obispo County.
To purchase your tickets visit http://www.castorocellars.com/Events. Tickets are $30 p/person with a BBQ and wine available for purchase at the concert.