Local Tip # 5: Music of Paso Wine Country
May 29, 2018
No matter what time of the year you visit Paso Wine Country, you can always find live music – in tastings rooms, in the Downtown City Park, at a music festival, and even at an outdoor amphitheater.
Whale Rock Music and Art Festival
Hosted by Castoro Cellars, Whale Rock Music & Arts Festival is an annual ‘can’t-miss’ weekend festival set in Castoro’s Whale Rock vineyard. The two-day festival intermixes live music with yoga and art. There are two music stages with bands playing throughout the day and into the night, with the headliner taking the main stage at 8 PM on both nights. This year, don’t miss Aloe Blacc who takes the stage on Saturday night.
TIP: Pack layers! You will want to wear a hat and sunscreen during the day, but make sure you pack a light jacket or sweater for once the sun sets.
Wanting to find your zen? Yoga classes are offered hourly by local instructors (included in ticket cost). In between music and yoga, wander around the grounds and check out the local art. Kids crafts are also offered for the little ones.
In addition to music, yoga, and art is the grub! You can try some of the best local food Paso Wine Country has to offer. Wanting a cold brew or cider? Tin City Cider and Firestone Walker will be there waiting to pour you a cold one.
TIP: Buy your tickets now to get the discounted “Groovy Beaver” price. Price increases September 1.
Paso Robles Concerts in the Park
Music, wine, and good times — the Paso Robles Concerts in the Park is a free concert series in the Downtown City Park on Thursday evenings through the summer season. Enjoy the sounds of country, blues, rock, and other genres from local bands. Wine is available for purchase onsite from J. Lohr., and proceeds benefit the REC Foundation.
TIP: Don’t forget to bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic baskets for this staple Paso Wine summer occasion.
Check out the entire 2018 Concerts in the Park line up here.
Vina Robles Amphitheater
The Vina Robles Amphitheatre is one one of the largest outdoor venues for arts and entertainment in San Luis Obispo County. The concert season runs from April through November and features top-tier acts from around the world in all genres. In the past few years, the amphitheater has seen a variety of acts ranging from Steve Miller Band to Amy Schumer to Weezer to Dolly Parton to Alice in Chains. Various seating options are all within 150 feet from the stage, including seated, floor, and general admission lawn seating.
TIP: Because the venue is so intimate, there are NO bad seats. If you purchase lawn seating, make sure to pack a blanket or portable stadium-seat-style back support (chairs are not allowed).
The amphitheater is nestled in the hill next to Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery. Thirsty? Wine and beer, as well as food concessions, are available for purchase for you to sip on while enjoying the show!