Go from surfing the Central Coast waves to surfing the crowds at concerts on the Central Coast. With weather that is accommodating for outdoor venues year-round, it’s always concert season! Better yet, a majority of concert sites in the 805 are within walking distance to a winery, brewery or distillery—that’s worth raising a glass to! Given this multitude of pros, the Central Coast has become a premier region for concerts and shows. Below are unique concert venues on the Central Coast.
Where else can you find a concert venue complete with an onsite brewery and distillery? SLO Brew Rock, located in sunny San Luis Obispo, California, is perfect for those wanting craft drinks before attending their event right next door. You’ll be able to choose from a wide variety of beers like the Cali-Squeeze and golden spirits like whiskey and rye. At the venue, you’ll enjoy a performance with full concert lights and excellent acoustics. You also may see one of the largest LED screens in California. Artists like Snoop Dogg, Sublime and Neil Young travel from all over the country to perform here. At SLO Brew Rock, you’re in for a rockin’ good time (that’s right, we said that)! For a full list of their upcoming concerts, click here. General Admission is standing room only.
Fremont Theater – SLO:
Located in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo, California, the Fremont Theater has live bands and artists perform along with retro movie showings. This must-see unique concert venue is a historic movie theater, most commonly known for its bright pink features and rich classical elements. The venue attracts music goers from all of the Central Coast and beyond. Since it’s nestled in downtown SLO, the Fremont Theater is within easy walking distance for several craft breweries like BarrelHouse Brewing SLO, Libertine Brewing Company and Central Coast Brewing. You can also enjoy numerous eccentric bars with a lively college atmosphere at night. Take a peek at the upcoming shows at the Fremont Theater here. General Admission is unassigned seating.
Vina Robles Amphitheatre – Paso Robles
Ready for a unique concert venue next to a winery? Look no further than the Vina Robles Amphitheatre. Nestled in the hillsides in Paso Robles, California, Vina Robles Amphitheatre is one of the largest concert venues on the Central Coast. It features a style reminiscent of the California Missions and in doing so, provides a unique and intimate outdoor concert adventure. With concert season running from April through November, it’s the perfect weather to walk over to Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery to enjoy a glass of wine before the show. Once the concert season kicks off at Vina Robles Amphitheatre, you’ll want take a look at their line-up of bands here. General Admission is assigned seating.
BarrelHouse Brewing Paso Robles:
Grab a cold glass of beer and kick back, listening to some great local Central Coast artists on the outdoor stage at BarrelHouse Brewing in Paso Robles, California. This outdoor concert venue sits near a beautiful waterfall in BarrelHouse Brewing’s beer garden. Enjoy craft beer like Sunny Daze, Big Sur and more while listening to family-friendly music. Discover the upcoming bands at BarrelHouse Brewing in Paso Robles here. General Admission is unassigned lawn seating, standing room, and a dance floor!
Presqu’ile Winery – Orcutt:
If in or around South County, be sure to check out Presqu’ile Winery for fun, rockin’ concerts at their vineyard-view amphitheater. Picture this – Views of the ocean and the Central Coast sun setting, while your favorite professional Led Zepplin cover band rocks the stage. The California Honeydrops, Journey Unauthorized, The White Buffalo, and Cash’d Out are a few examples from their previous summer line ups. To check 2020’s line up, follow their social media! General Admission is an unassigned seating – amphitheater style.
The Siren – Morro Bay
Looking for a divey bar feel with an intimate concert experience? The Siren is your place. Various talented artists in every genre travel through the Central Coast to play at The Siren. Previous shows included: Lincoln Durham, an artist that plays 5 instruments at once – including a guitar out of an ax, Smooth Hound Smith, Dustbowl Revival, and Charley Crockett. Get there early, grab some nachos and a drink. You can save your seat at the bar during the concert, or join your fellow concert-goers on the dance floor! For future events, go here. General Admission is standing room, dance floor, or a seat at the bar if you get there early enough!