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Winter 2020 Shows in SLO

San Luis Obispo Concerts & Shows You Should Be Here For

Here in San Luis Obispo, we know a thing or two about having a good time. That’s why it should come at no surprise that we like to rock out to a good show every now and then. In fact, SLO boasts a wide variety of unique concert and event venues that can accommodate everyone from a local legend to a mainstream headliner.

We’ve created the go-to guide for all things concert and show related to maximize your winter fun here in San Luis Obispo!

Cal Poly PAC SLO

The PAC

The Performing Arts Center (PAC) in San Luis Obispo offers guests a world-class concert experience incomparable to anything else in the area. This state-of-the-art venue has a reputation for the ease of parking and the impeccable seating plan—there’s not a bad spot in the house!

  • Dec 21, 2019: SLO Master Chorale Presents Holiday Tidings & Sing-Along Messiah
  • Dec 22, 2019: Family Holiday Concert
  • Dec 31, 2019: SLO Symphony: A Night at the Oscars
  • Jan 10, 2020: W. Terrence Spiller Piano Recital
  • Jan 12, 2020: Met Live in HD: Akhnaten (Glass)
  • Jan 17-18, 23-25, 2020: Cal Poly Theatre and Dance – Orchesis
  • Jan 22 & 23, 2020: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
  • Jan 25, 2020: Bach Week Finale: Mass in B Minor
  • Jan 26, 2020: Met Live in HD: Wozzeck (Berg)
  • Jan 28, 2020: Emanuel Ax
  • Feb 1, 2020: SLO Symphony: No Ties Rehearsal – Heaven and Earth
  • Feb 1, 2020: An Evening with George Winston
  • Feb 1, 2020: SLO Symphony: Heaven and Earth
  • Feb 5, 2020: National Geographic Live – Steve Winter: On the Trail of Big Cats
  • February 7, 2020: Metta Quintet
  • February 8, 2020: A.J. Croce – Croce Plays Croce
  • Feb 9, 2020: Met Live in HD: Porgy & Bess (The Gershwins)
  • Feb 11, 2020: Cirque Éloize
  • Feb 16, 2020: An Evening with Travis Tritt
  • Feb 21, 2020: Chris Burkard: Photojournalism at the Ends of the Earth
  • Feb 27-Mar 1, Mar 5-7, 2020: Cal Poly Theatre and Dance – Our Town
  • Feb 28, 2020: Flor de Toloache
  • Mar 1, 2020: Cal Poly Symphony Winter Concert: Student Soloist Showcase, Finlandia and The Moldau
  • March 3, 2020: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players: The Mikado
  • Mar 7, 2020: SLO Symphony: No Ties Rehearsal – Sounds Like Home
  • Mar 7, 2020: SLO Symphony: Sounds Like Home
  • Mar 8, 2020: Wind Bands Winter Concert: Winds of Change
  • Mar 12, 2020: Cherish the Ladies
  • Mar 13, 2020: Siberian State Symphony Orchestra
  • Mar 14, 2020: Christian Elliott – Why Be Good? (Silent Film with Organ)
  • Mar 14, 2020: Arab Music Ensemble Winter Concert
  • Mar 15, 2020: Cal Poly Choirs Winter Concert: Traditions
  • Mar 17, 2020: Dorrance Dance – SOUNDspace
The Fremont Theater exterior with colorful light effects. Photo by @powlpow
Photo // @powlpow

Fremont Theater

What’s better than live music in San Luis Obispo’s most iconic theater? Dating back to 1942, the Fremont Theater opened on the eve of World War II as a Bond Drive fundraiser. Those days may be long gone, but nowadays the Fremont is a hip place to see all kinds of live acts and shows.

  • December 21, 2019: Die Hard – Free Holiday movie
  • December 22, 2019: Bone Thugs N Harmony
  • January 3, 2020: Abominable
  • January 15, 2020: Blue Oyster Cult
  • January 17, 2020: The Green
  • January 19, 2020: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Presents Election Year, Winter Edition
  • January 23, 2019: Railroad Earth
  • January 29, 2020: Toad and the Wet Sprocket
  • January 30, 2020: Minnesota 2020 Tour
  • February 1, 2020: Courtney Barnett
  • February 5, 2020: Jauz Dangerous Waters Tour
  • February 8, 2020: Lil Tjay True 2 Myself Tour
  • February 11, 2020: Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • February 12, 2020: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
  • February 13, 2020: An evening with Al di Meola: Pastl, Present & Future
  • February 16, 2020: Ani Difrnco
  • February 24, 2020: Dr. Dog Winter 2020 Tour
  • February 25: Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival
  • February 27, 2020: Matoma & Two Friends
  • March 4, 2020: MOE.
  • March 5, 2020: Nahko and Medicine for the People
  • March 6, 2020: Andre Nickatina
  • March 9, 2020: Nightmre’s the Portal Tour
  • March 13, 2020: Marc E Bassy
  • March 16, 2020: The Growlers natural Affair Tour 2020
The lit patio of SLO Brew Rock in San Luis Obispo on a dark night.
Photo // SLO Brew Rock

SLO Brew Rock

SLO Brew: The Rock is Edna Valley’s hidden gem. Located alongside our world-class wine region in an up and coming craft brew district, it is truly the heartbeat of the region! Spend the day enjoying the sunshine amongst the vineyards and cap it off with live music at The Rock.

  • December 28, 2020: An Evening with Y&T
  • January 17, 2020: Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience
  • January 23, 2020: 6th Annual SLO Backcountry Flim Festival
  • January 24, 2020: Jerry’s Middle Finger
  • January 26, 2020: Albrosie and the Shengen Clan live at the Rock
  • January 31, 2020: The Grateful Shred
  • February 5, 2020: Sugarshack Sessions Presents Kbong Plus Sensi Trails
  • February 13, 2020: The Movement
  • February 14, 2020: Mother Shuckin’ Valentines Day
  • February 19, 2020: Badfish – A Tribute to Sublime, Tropidelic
  • March 3, 2020: Tinsley Ellis
A bench in front of the cobble-stone wall of the SLO Rep Theater, with a colorful sign on the wall. Photo by @astardanced4me
Photo // @astardanced4me

SLO Repertory Theater

The San Luis Obispo REP Theater is the home in the heart of San Luis Obispo. It is the perfect way to see the culture of the city through our vast array of performing arts. Featuring a year-round season of delightful musicals, hilarious comedies, and powerful dramas, SLO REP is your theatrical destination in SLO!

  • December 10, 2019- December 22, 2019: A Christmas Story
  • January 10, 2019- January 19, 2019: Macbeth
  • January 24, 2019- January 25, 2019: How to Transcend a Happy Marriage
  • February 7, 2019- March 14, 2019: Always… Patsy Cline

A Few More Intimate Venues in San Luis Obispo to Check Out:

It’s time to get out and enjoy the beats of the Central Coast this winter! Book your San Luis Obispo Vacation today.

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