Free summer concerts abound

Zongo All-Stars will perform at free local concerts in Paso Robles and Templeton this summer.
Zongo All-Stars will perform at free local concerts in Paso Robles and Templeton this summer.

How are you spending your summer? Lounging by the pool? Flinging Frisbees at the beach? Watching movies in an air-conditioned multiplex?

How about grooving to some of San Luis Obispo County’s hottest bands?

Starting this month, communities from Paso Robles to Nipomo will host free concert series showcasing everything the Central Coast music scene has to offer — from jazz and funk to rock, reggae and rhythm-and-blues. It’s your chance to boogie down as the mercury climbs. 

Here’s a list of cool concerts guaranteed to make your summer sizzle.

Barefoot Concerts on the Green

2 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Free.  Sea Pines Golf Resort, 1945 Solano St., Los Osos. 528-5252. Food and beverages available for purchase.

June 7: Matthias Clark and the Cry 

June 14: Dave Miller Band 

June 21: Zongo All-Stars 

June 28: Captain Nasty

July 5: Usual Suspects

July 12: Truth About Seafood  

July 19: Rumble

July 26: Momma Sez

Concerts on the Course

5 p.m. Wednesday. Free. Blacklake Golf Resort, 1490 Golf Course Lane, Nipomo. 343-1214, ext. 400. Beer and barbecue available for purchase.

June 11: Unfinished Business

June 18: Resination

June 25: Sound Investment

July 2: Rio Salinas

July 9: Rail

July 16: Crisptones

July 23: Cuesta Ridge

July 30: Red Skunk Band

Aug. 6: Pitch and Rythm

Aug. 13: Nataly Lola Band

Aug. 20: Urban 805

Aug. 27: Unfinished Business

Concerts in the Park — Paso Robles

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Free. Paso Robles City Park Gazebo, 12th and Spring streets. 237-4741. Food and beverages available.

June 20: Damon Castillo

June 27: Incendio

July 4: The Usual Suspects

July 11: One Time Spaceman

July 18: Rob Larkin and The Wayward Ones

Aug. 1: Burning James and The Funky Flames

Aug. 8: Unfinished Business

Aug. 15: Soul Sauce

Aug. 22: Monte Mills and The Lucky Horseshoe Band

Concerts in the Park — Templeton

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Free. Templeton Park, Templeton. Food and drinks available.

June 11: Oasis Band

June 18: Mighty Croon Dogs

June 25: Zongo All-Stars

July 2: SoundHouse

July 9: The Jammies

July 16: Cheyenne McDonald

July 23: Big Daddy’s Blues Band

July 30: The JD Project

Aug. 6: Soul Sauce

Aug. 13: Burning James and The Funky Flames (6 to 8 p.m.).

Aug. 20: Monte Mills and The Lucky Horseshoe Band (6 to 8 p.m.).

Concerts in the Plaza

5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Free. Mission Plaza, San Luis Obispo. 541-0286

June 13: Nada Rasta

June 20: Burning James and the Funky Flames

June 27: TROPO

July 4: Próxima Parada (3 to 5 p.m.), Cuesta Ridge (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.)

July 11: Rio Salinas

July 18: Diego’s Umbrella

July 25: Fialta

Aug. 1: The Kicks

Aug. 8. Damon Castillo

Aug. 15: Truth About Seafood

Aug. 22: Resination

Aug. 29: The JD Project

Sept. 5: Big Daddy’s Blues Band

Pacific Breeze Concerts

1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Dinosaur Caves Park, Pismo Beach. 773-7063.

June 8: The JD Project

July 13: Sean Wiggins & IOne gOat

Saturday in the Park Concert Series

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. Atascadero Lake Park bandstand, Highway 41 and Portola Road. 470-3360. Barbecue available for purchase.

June 21: The Jammies

July 5: The JD Project 

July 12: Burning James and the Funky Flames

July 26: The Cinders

Aug. 2: The Martin Paris Band

Aug. 9: Soul Sauce

Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series

3 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Free. Ramona Garden Park Center, 993 Ramona Ave., Grover Beach. 473-4580.

June 8: Burning James and The Funky Flames

June 15: AJM Band

June 22: Mighty Croon Dogs

June 29: R’Kadians (1 p.m.), Cadillac Angels (3 p.m.)

July 6: Crisptones

July 13: Unfinished Business

July 20: Cuesta Ridge

July 27: Soul Sauce

Aug. 3: The JD Project

Aug. 10: Cocktail Shorty

Aug. 17: Usual Suspects

Aug. 31: Dave Miller

Sept. 7: Monte Mills and The Lucky Horseshoe Band

Sept. 14: Local Vocals

Sept. 21: Cinder Blues Band

Sept. 28: Triple Down Theory

Village Summer Concert Series

1 p.m. Sunday. Free. Rotary Bandstand, Heritage Square Park, downtown Arroyo Grande. 473-2250. Hot dogs and raffle tickets available for purchase

June 8: Shadowlands

June 22: The Probes

July 4: The Village Band (Friday)

July 13: Highway One Band

July 27: The Honeysuckle Possums

Aug. 10: Songwriters at Play Showcase

Aug. 24: Riptide Big Band

Sept. 7: Lenny Blue Band

Sept. 21: Gilles Apap