This is an Arts festival with a live quick draw and auction for the visual arts as well as two stages for music: a singer/songwriter stage and a main stage for afternoon bands. It's a beautiful location and will be an amazing arts-filled day!
Sunday, August 10th will bring yet another gala edition of big Variety Night at SLO's Linnaea's Cafe, 1110 Garden St. Hosted as usual by Ted Waterhouse, it's another amazing line-up of great acts in short but sweet sets. This time the bill includes: Dulcie Taylor, Ranchers for Peace, Erin Inglish, The Dentures, Loren Radis, Randall Lamb, Don Lampson, Charles Duncan, Ray Duncan, Matthias Clark, C.V. Wells, J Street and the Leisurenaut, Peter Yelda, The Coffee Horze, Jeremy Fama and Ted Waterhouse with Dan Wolf on Dobro. Yeah, that's some Big Variety. Come on down and join the party. No cover charge. Donations to the Big Variety fund accepted.
Wicked Saints frontman Paul McCarty is a New Orleans native, hence the band name. They are celebrating their second CD, Don't Kill the Blackbird. Their styles mixes folk-rock, American, swampy Louisiana grooves, reggae, pop, and blues -- some listeners compare Wicked Saints to America, Eagles, Springsteen and Neil Young. Listen and decide for yourself: www.wickedsaints.net Wicked Saints Special guests include Randall Lamb, Loren Radis, and Rob Kimball. Songwriters at Play is held Mondays 6:30-9pm at Bon Temps Creole Café, 1000 Olive Street, San Luis Obispo, (805) 544-2100. The showcase includes one featured act and others playing 4-song sets. No cover charge, but a tip bucket is passed during the featured artist's set.
Southern California native Luis Oliart's talent as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter has been described as "simply magical… totally captivating… compelling." His sound blends the influences of funk, rock, blues, reggae and Latin, producing music that is fresh and full of energy. Oliart has tagged this new genre "Alternative Soul", and he has brought this unique sound to such well-known venues as House of Blues, the Hard Rock Cafe, BB King's, The Bitter End, and even Carnegie Hall. The title track of his recent CD, Broken Chains, gets steady airplay on Central Coast radio station The Krush 92.5FM. Luis has become a local favorite, featured on many of our showcases in the past few years. He brings several guitars, going from bottleneck slide on one song, to a flamenco-inspired style on the next. www.luisoliart.com Special guests include local favorites Loren Radis, Randall Lamb, and Brent Dannells of the Dr. Danger Blues Band. Songwriters At Play is held Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm at the Shell Cafe, 1351 Price Street, Pismo Beach, (805) 773-8300. The showcase includes one featured act and others playing 4-song sets. No cover charge, but a tip bucket is passed during the featured artist's set. Our Thursday showcase is a co-production with Madeline Royal of Love Live Music.
Cambria Christmas Market!