Community Events


Danish-American folk band, Shadowlands, will play Coalesce Bookstore Chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. Tickets are $15 at the door or in advance at the bookstore, 845 Main St., Morro Bay. Shadowlands is Mark Davis, Karoline Hausted, and duo Bob & Wendy combining for an “ethereal, folk-pop sound, somewhere in-between The Swell Season, Fleetwood Mac and The Civil Wars.” The quartet includes piano, guitar, cello, mandocello and lots of vocals.

The Go-Go’s have embarked on their last tour this summer with guests Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle Gina Schock and Jane Wiedlin. Opening bands include singer-songwriter Kaya Stewart and rock duo Best coast. This is the multi-platinum rock group’s farewell tour. The concert will take place at Vina Robles Ampitheatre in Paso Robles on August 23. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit

The Mondegreens hail from Seattle, but have a new fresh take on ‘California Soul’: song-based rock & roll, infused with R&B, psychedelia and folk. Get ready for a dynamic concert as they tour through San Luis Obispo. This is an all ages show and admission is free. Join them on August 22 at 8 p.m. at the SLO Donut Company. For more information about The Mondegreens, see: For more information regarding the show, email

Singer-songwriter, Jackson Browne comes to the San Luis Obispo County live in concert on Aug. 26. Accompanying Jackson is longtime band mates, Val McCallium, Maurcio Lewak, Jeff Young, Bob Glaub, Alethea Mills and Greg Leisz. Jackson has noted that this is his ideal band with some of his favorite players who are the “emotional underpinnings” for his new songs. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concerts starts at 7:30 p.m. For more information and tickets, visit

Songwriters at Play presents, Ynana Rose at The Porch Café, 22322 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita, at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19. Free admission and the show starts about 8. Ynana’s music is acoustic Americana, with a rich soulful voice and threaded with folk, bluegrass, country and more. Ynana will be accompanied by Russel Green on violin and Banjer Dan on banjo and dobro. Other guest acts will also perform.

The next Arroyo Grande Village Summer Concert will have a decidedly Latin flavor, as Mariachi Voces Tapatias and Hancock College’s Ballet Folklorico Dancers perform at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14 at the AG Rotary Bandstand in the Village. The show benefits the Fund for Vineyard and Farm Workers. A raffle, food, drinks and free tours of historical buildings in Heritage Square Park are also on tap. The free show is sponsored by the Arroyo Grande Village Improvement Association and the City of Arroyo Grande Recreation Services Department, with Rabobank the featured series sponsor. Founded in 2006, the 8-piece Mariachi Voces Tapatias is led by musical director Hilda Macias. Ballet Folklorico is under the direction of Horacio Heredia and celebrates the rich culture, history and music of Mexico’s various regions. The concert following this will feature the Irene Cathaway Rhythm and Blues Band and is set for 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28.

Gvn’t Mule is fronted by Grammy-winning artists and guitar legend Warren Hayes and is coming to the Vina Robles Amphitheatre with guest Blackberry Smoke. This is the first time that the two groups are touring together and are sure to put on a great show. The concert will take place on August 28 with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and concert starting at 7 p.m. For more information, see:

Baywood Park blues band, Back Bay Betty will headline a Sea Pines Golf Resort’s Concert on the Green, from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Admission is free to the concert that features a dance floor on the soft surface of the putting green. Bring a low back chair or blanket to sit on, all ages welcome. Sea Pines has a full bar and restaurant, no outside food or drinks allowed. Los Angeles band, The Toxic Waffles will open the show, playing funk-a-delic high-energy original tunes and covers. This will be the last Sea Pines show for several weeks as the resort takes a breather until last September. Sea Pines is at 1945 Solano St., Los Osos.