Music News & Reviews

74 concerts you can see — for free! — this summer in SLO County

Dancers enjoy the music of Cadillac Angels during the Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series in Grover Beach.
Dancers enjoy the music of Cadillac Angels during the Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series in Grover Beach. The Tribune

Hey, music lovers! Check out these free outdoor concert series.

Concerts in the Park, Paso Robles

Gazebo, Downtown City Park, Spring and 11th streets

805-238-4103 or

June 16: Truth About Seafood

June 23: The Small Kicks

June 30: Monte Mills

July 7: Ricky Montijo & The Mojitos

July 14: Route 66

July 21: Ry Bradley

July 28: Mama Tumba

Aug. 4: Incendio

Aug. 11: The Martin Paris Band

Aug. 18: Shelly & The Classics

Concerts in the Park, Templeton

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays

805-434-4909 or

June 8: Ry Bradley

June 15: Ricky Montijo & The Mojitos

June 22: The Brass Factory

June 29: Drive-In Romeos

July 6: The Jammies

July 13: Callie Twisselman

July 20: Joy Bonner

July 27: Bear Market Riot

Aug. 3: Odonovan

Aug. 10: The JD Project (6 to 8 p.m.)

Aug. 17: Monte Mills & Lucky Horseshoe Band (6 to 8 p.m.)

Concerts in the Plaza, San Luis Obispo

5 to 8 p.m. Fridays

Mission Plaza

805-541-0286 or

June 10: Young Dubliners

June 17: Babylon Rockers

June 24: Zongo All Stars

July 1: Diego’s Umbrella

July 8: Tropo

July 15: Cuesta Ridge

July 22: The Tipsy Gypsies

July 29: The Mother Corn Shuckers

Aug. 5: Bear Market Riot

Aug. 12: The JD Project

Aug. 19: Resination

Aug. 26: Damon Castillo Band

Sept. 2: Captain Nasty

Sept. 9: Sam Sharp Band

Fresh Picked Concert Series, San Luis Obispo

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. first Thursdays

Union Bank, 995 Higuera St.

805-541-0286 or

June 2: Box the Oxford

July 7: Burning James and the Funky Flames

Aug. 4: Babylon Rockers

Sept. 1: Occasional Mustache

Oct. 6: Fialta

Pacific Breeze Concerts, Pismo Beach

1 to 4 p.m. second Sundays

Pacific Beach Rotary Amphitheater, Dinosaur Caves Park, 2701 Price St.

805-773-7063 or

June 12: The JD Project

July 10: Sean Wiggins & lOne gOat

Saturday in the Park Summer Concert Series, Atascadero

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturdays

Bandstand, Atascadero Lake Park, Highway 101 and Portola Road

805-470-3426 or

June 18: Oasis

July 2: The Jammies

July 9: The Brass Factory

July 16: The Guy Budd Band

July 23: Michael D. Keeny

July 30: Martin Paris Band

Aug. 6: The JD Project

Aug. 13: Proxima Parada

Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series and Farmers’ Market, Grover Beach

3 to 6 p.m. Sundays

Ramona Garden Park, 993 Ramona Ave.

June 5: The Brass Factory

June 12: Dr. Danger

June 19: Ricky Montijo & The Mojitos

June 26: Damon Castillo

July 3: Crisptones

July 10: Louie and the Lovers

July 17: Soul Sauce

July 24: Big Daddy’s Blues Band

July 31: Cadillac Angels

Aug. 7: Cliffnotes

Aug. 14: Livewire

Aug. 21: Cinders Blues Band

Sept. 4: Cocktail Shorty

Sept. 11: Unfinished Business

Sept. 18: Burning James and the Flunky Flames

Sept. 25: Back Bay Betty

Village Summer Concert Series, Arroyo Grande

1 to 3 p.m. every other Sunday

Rotary Bandstand, Heritage Square Park, 300 W. Branch St.

June 12: Mama Tumba

June 26: Mystery Brothers

July 4: The Village Band (Monday)

July 17: Bucket Busters and SOPA Dancers

July 31: Royal Garden Swing Orchestra

Aug. 14: Mariachi and Ballet Folklorico

Aug. 28: The Irene Cathaway Rhythm & Blues Band

Sept. 11: Judith & The Jazz Krewe