9260 Castillo Drive
San Simeon, CA 93452
Phone: (805) 927-3998
Fax: (805) 927-8268
Located on Cal Poly University, seating 3032 indoor multi purpose stadium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
King City has been known to boost education on a large scale. The King City High School Auditorium is a modern style auditorium that was designed by architect Robert Stanton in the year 1939. Built with administrative funding, this concrete building features rounded corners and compound curves. The lobby has to its credit bright blue wainscoting and ceilings. The balcony can be accessed through curved stairs that run on either side of the lobby. The main house has six doors and the auditorium has an impressive 596 seats in the orchestra section and 387 in the balcony. That perhaps paved way for King City High School Auditorium getting listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.
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.