230 Five Cities Drive
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Phone: (805) 773-1841
Fax: (805) 773-1944
Established in 1954, this symphony is dedicated to supporting and promoting the area symphony and programming and it provides a wonderful season of beautiful music and concerts.
Sunset Drive-In is a wonderful spot where movie goers can enjoy latest movies at nominal prices. Keeping the culture of drive-ins intact, this place is frequented by many couples, families as well as groups of friends. At Sunset Drive-In all you have to do is, pull your car into a favorable parking spot (arrive early for that), tune into the said frequency on your radio and sit back with some buttery pop corn waiting for your show to start. At Sunset Drive-in, the Double Feature is quite popular, this lets you enjoy two back-to-back movies at the price of one. Sunset Drive-In offers you a lovely walk down the 1950s memory lane, the only difference being, the movies are recent and the speakers are replaced with radios.
Frankie Teardrop's is a DIY safe space for the community by DIY Slo Warehouse. This age no-bar venue is tucked away in the midst of boutique shops and other commercial properties. It is a place to enjoy music without any alcohol and has hosted many local and touring bands. Some of their previous listings are Electrician, North, The Groms, Babysitter and The Sleepyheads.
Boo Boo Records is a local institution when it comes to music. Founded in 1974 by Ed Taylor and Glenn Forbes, this much loved store has grown from strength to strength over its many years of existence. It is not only the vast collection of various genres but also their incredible customer service that is the reason for its popularity. You will find old and new vinyls, CDs, movies, guitars, headphones, prints, tees and memorabilia in this charming shop. The musical paraphernalia on display are definitely worth a look at Boo Boo when in town. Get local concert tickets or catch a concert played occasionally here.
One of America's longest continuously running community theatres, this nonprofit theatre offers a variety of productions throughout the year.
If you're the kind of person that needs cultural stimulation to have had a successful holiday then make sure you book a show here. With an impressive 300 shows held here every year, this performing arts center has a vivacious reputation of playing host to various entertainers from the fields of theatre, comedy, music and dance. Performers from different parts of the country are a staple here, as are performances by local groups such as the San Luis Obispo Symphony, San Luis Obispo Civic Ballet, the Mozart Festival and the Vocal Arts Ensemble.
Located on the campus of the California Polytechnic State University, the Alex G. Spanos Stadium has been a part of the athletic aspect of student life since 1935. Formerly known as the Mustang Stadium, in honor of the Cal Poly Mustangs, the stadium was re-named in 2006 after Alex G. Spanos, who donated USD6 million to the university. Boasting a capacity of over 11,000, this stadium plays host to Cal Poly Mustangs American football team, as well as the university's men's and women's soccer teams. Do call to know more.
Built in 1960, Spanos Theater is a 498 seater entertainment house that features a comfortable, and relaxing theater experience. By showcasing multi-media projectors and state-of-the-art audio-visual amenities, the theater brings on versatility in concerts, events and shows. Equipped of an upright piano on-stage, 3 spaciously decorated dressing rooms and a proscenium stage, it offers a great intimate experience to all theater patrons. For any further details, do visit the website or call ahead.
The Casa de Dana or Dana Adobe was built in 1851 on Rancho Nipomo. This mansion belonged to the Dana family and is also incorporated in the National Register of Historic Places. The house is now open to visitors, who can take a tour of the house and indulge in fun activities like Mexican folk dancing, brick making and so forth. For details, check website or call ahead.
Located in the city of Santa Margarita is the Pozo Saloon which is one of the largest outdoor entertainment venues in the area. With a capacity of over 3000, Pozo has got it all right with regards to logistics, parking, handicap accessibility and security. They even arrange non-alcoholic beverages for your driver. The actual saloon sports some interesting memorabilia on the walls, and though service is slow and the menu is limited to burgers, salads and nachos, music lovers who've come for the live gigs won't return disappointed.