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01oct5:00 pm8:00 pmConcerts in the Plaza5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Mission Plaza


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Concerts in the Plaza Returns!

25th Annual Free Summer Concert Series


Every Friday: August 6, 2021 – September 24, 2021
5:00 – 8:00 PM, live music 5:30 – 7:30 PM


Mission Plaza, Downtown SLO


Downtown SLO is proud to announce Concerts in the Plaza will be returning this summer 2021! The free summer concert series will run every Friday night, August 6 – September 24. This years’ concert series will feature musical genres across the spectrum — from reggae to pop, soul, California roots rock, and more. Join us each week in Mission Plaza for music, dancing, beverages, and more!

2021 Lineup

August 6 | Damon Castillo Band | Rock N Soul
August 13 | Brass Mash | Hard Pop Brass Band
August 20 | Bear Market Riot | Power-Folk Americana
August 27 | The Kicks | Roots Reggae
September 3 | The Tipsy Gypsies | Retro Pop, Jazz, & Blues
September 10 | Truth About Seafood | Party Rock
September 17 |  Resination | Roots, Rock, Reggae
September 24 | Dante Marsh & The Vibesetters | Soul, Funk, World



Local artist Colleen Gnos created an original work of art to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Concerts in the Plaza season, which features painted depictions of local musicians who have performed around the County. View the art and other assets in the online media kit.

To support the series, Downtown SLO is seeking sponsorship from businesses and individuals. Committed sponsors for the 2021 series include Sunset Honda (title sponsor), Pacific Western Bank, the San Luis Obispo Collection, American Riviera Bank, Megan’s Organic Market, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Chamisal Vineyards, Jean Marie Cidery, Guaranteed Rate, Splash Cafe, and SLO Credit Union. KSBY, American General Media, New Times, and Digital West are providing in-kind support. The City of San Luis Obispo is our community partner.

Instagram: @concertsintheplaza | Facebook: Concerts in the Plaza


COVID-19 Safety Acknowledgement

The Downtown SLO team is working in close coordination with local and state authorities to comply with all required COVID-19 health and safety guidelines in place at the time of the season to offer a safe concert experience.

As we approach the August concert dates, we will update this page with more information and policies and will alert guests of the requirements for attendance prior to the concert dates. We will be following the guidance of the State of California Department of Public Health’s Beyond the Blueprint Framework, and any additional safety precautions or measures will be communicated as the season approaches.

In the meantime, if you have specific questions related to the health and safety of the upcoming season, please contact us directly at [email protected].

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Poster art created by Colleen Gnos.


(Friday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Mission Plaza

989 Chorro Street, San Luis Obispo

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