Chris Isaak is setting off touring his critically acclaimed new album First Comes The Night. His reputation as a supreme showman and one of the funniest live performers today is a non-stop touring Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, actor and talk show host. With his stellar band, Silvertone, Isaak’s haunting voice, fierce guitar and glittered outfits have entertained fans for decades. The show will be on September 14 with doors opening 6 p.m. and the performance at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $45 to $70. For more information, see: www.vinaroblesamphitheatre.com.
The Latino Outreach Council of San Luis Obispo County enthusiastically presents Fiestas Patrias — a highly colorful and festive event to commemorate Mexican Independence from Spain on September 15. The free celebration will take place in San Luis Obispo’s Mission Plaza from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. concurrently to SLO’s popular Farmer’s Market. Fiestas Patrias will feature live music, singing and dancing with several groups including the Aztec Dancers, several local Folklorico dancing groups, and Mariachi Internacional Mexicanismo. The Consulate of Mexico will also hold the “El Grito,” which officially declares the Independence of Mexico along with a flag ceremony. For more information, contact Mark Corella at (805) 704-3536 or via email: email@example.com.
The renowned Cuesta Jazz Faculty will have a CD release party and concert, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 at the Cuesta Performing Arts Center. The party will be further complimented by wine donated by True Myth from Edna Valley. Proceeds support Cuesta music scholarships.
The next G. Roger Bailey Classical Guitar Scholarship benefit concert features the “Artisan Ensemble,” a trio of classical guitarists set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at St. Benedict’s Church, 2220 Snowy Egret Ln., Los Osos. Cost is $20 donation at the door (cash only). Proceeds benefit the Bailey scholarship fund for classical players. Call 771-8138 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. Reception follows the performance.
Gloria Tervi begins the second part of her El Armor World Tour at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles. The Mexican singer/songwriter has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Trevi was recently awarded the President’s Award at the BMI Latin Ceremony for her excellence in Latin Music and will continue her tour in the US through the Union Americana in 2016. The concert will be held on September 18 with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8. Tickets range from $40-$60. For more information, see: www.vinaroblesamphitheatre.com.
Baywood Bayfest is set for 1-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 at the Back Bay Inn, 1391 2nd St., Baywood Park. Free admission, beer and wine for sale and lots of great live music. Bands are: Burning, Bad & Cool at 1 p.m.; Inga Swearingen and Guy Budd at 2:30; Café Musique at 4; and Zongo All Stars at 5:30. Promoted by Big, Big SLO. All ages show. Bring a chair to sit on and be ready to dance.
Grammy winning band, Toto, is coming to the Vina Robles Amphitheatre. The performance is billed as “An Evening With Toto” and features their latest studio album “XIV,” classic hits, and many band and fan favorites. The concert takes place Sunday, Sept. 11 with doors opening at 6 p.m. and show beginning at 7:30. For tickets and more information, see: www.vinaroblesamphiteatre.com.
The Arroyo Grande Village Summer Concert Series closes the curtains on it 2016 season when Mardi Gras meets Octoberfest on Sunday, Sept.11. Join your friends at 1p.m. at the Rotary Bandstand in the Village of Arroyo Grande for this show featuring Judith and the Jazz Krewe. Activities during the day will spotlight the concert sponsor Central Coast Industries as well as the featured nonprofit the Basin Street Regulars. A fun raffle, food, drinks and free tours of historical buildings in Heritage Square Park are also always available. Judith and the Jazz Krewe is united by a love for making music and an appetite for good times! There’s nothing they like better than to put a little bit of Mardi Gras in the soul of their listeners with some traditional and some not-so-traditional tunes. The Krewe will put a smile on your face and a tap in your toe, as you travel with them down to New Orleans. The group plays a wide variety of music in addition to Mardi Gras tunes. They also love the opportunity to play several different styles of music including swing, country and western, blues, rock and roll and some old obscure music from the early 1900s. This lively group of musicians features vocalist Judith Bean, Del Gomes on clarinet and keyboards, Gary Thompson on tuba, Bill Fortin on guitar and electric bass, David Shanks on trumpet and Bernie Monreal on drums. The Krewe will also be featured in a special dance show on Oct. 27 to kick off the Pismo Jazz Jubilee!
St. Benedict’s Church, 2220 Snowy Egret Ln., Los Osos presents Hawaiian music band, Waipuna, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Tickets are $30 a person and available online at: www.santamariahula.org. A Hoapili production. Waipuna is Kale Hannahs, David Kamakahi and Matt Sproat playing neo-traditional Hawaiian music. Hannahs, Kamakahi and Sproat represent the next generation of Hawaiian musical legends, priding themselves in respectfully pushing the limits of traditional Hawaiian music while perpetuating the music of their predecessors. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Talley Vineyards of Arroyo Grande is hosting “Ballet in the Vineyards,” a fundraiser for the SLO Ballet Theater from 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Advanced tickets are $35 a person and $40 at the door. Call Blair London at (805) 440-1439 or email to: email@example.com for tickets, or online at: www.bt-slo.org/#!ballet-in-the-vineyards-1/vwklw. There will be complimentary hearty appetizers and wine, silent and live auctions, social dancing and a performance by Ballet Theater. Proceeds support upcoming productions, youth outreach, and dance scholarships.
The San Luis Obispo County Jazz Federation is bringing the Adam Levine-Ron McCarley Quartet to Coalesce Bookstore Chapel, 845 Main St., Morro Bay at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. Tickets are $20 general and $15 Jazz Fe4d members and available by calling the bookstore at 772-2880. The group features Levine on guitar and Ron McCarley on reeds, with rhythm section of Darrell Voss on drums and Ken Hustad on bass. Levine is a master jazz guitarist with a history of studio and television work, living and teaching in Paso Robles. McCarley is a multi-reed player and the director of jazz studies at Cuesta College.
The Vina Robles Amphitheatre welcomes Bonnie Raitt with special guest The Richard Thompson Trio. Since debuting her critically acclaimed album “Dig In Deep,” Raitt has embarked on a fall tour to one of the areas where she has been seen as one of music’s great entertainers. Hal Horowitz from American Songwriter has called the album a “distinguished and near perfect entry into a classy, bulging catalog that has seen few missteps.” The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. Gates open at 6 p.m. and concert starts at 7:30. Tickets range from $59 to $99.50. For more information, see: www.vinaroblesamphitheatre.com.
Award-winning singer-songwriter and Morro Bay native son, Jody Mulgrew, headlines the final concert of “Wine Down Wednesdays,” summer concert series at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14 at Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles. Tickets are $15 in advance general public and $10 for Sculpterra’s Wine Club members. Food and wine will be available for purchase. Mulgrew began singing at Morro Bay High School and with Cuesta College’s vocal jazz ensemble, Voc.’ He has lived and performed in Los Angeles, the Central Coast and in Nashville, Tenn., and now lives in San Diego. Special guest Elizabeth Etta opens the show with her mesmerizing voice and a collection of songs from her new release, “And So She Sang.”