Live Oak Music Festival returns after COVID-19 hiatus
Tickets on sale now for the June event
– The Live Oak Music Festival returns to El Chorro Regional Park for the first time since moving to San Luis Obispo in 2019. Full festival and single-day tickets are available at the discounted “early bird” price through March 31, 2022 .
After two years of Live Oak Music Festival “On the Radio,” an event modified to honor the spirit of Live Oak during the pandemic, this year’s attendees will once again be able to enjoy the 34th annual in-person festival in San Luis Obispo at the park. regional El Chorro. “I am thrilled to see how enthusiastic Live Oak fans have responded to our new home,” said KCBX General Manager Frank Lanzone. “We are thrilled to return to El Chorro this year, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to the festival.”
Live Oak takes place each June to benefit KCBX Public Radio and features musicians performing a variety of genres including funk, soul, folk, gospel, roots rock, Americana and more. The festival attracts music lovers of all ages to enjoy live concerts in a beautiful setting with the county’s iconic volcanic peaks, the Morros, as a backdrop.
To date, 18 acts have been confirmed, with many more to be announced soon. Performers include Texan singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen, on his farewell tour, Diggin Dirt (west coast funk and soul), Orgōne (funk and soul), Jenny and the Mexicats (indie- flamenco folk), The Mother Hips (Californian rock and soul), Southern Culture on the Skids (southern rockabilly surf rock), Steve Poltz (indie-rock folk), The Riverside (acoustic folk), Damon Castillo (soulful funky jazz and jam ), Joe Craven and The Sometimers (americana jazz fusion acid rockgrass), Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio (soul jazz), National Park Radio (indie-folk americana), Dante Marsh & the Vibe Setters (soulful funk) and Ynana Rose (americana country jazz). In addition to music, the festival features local cuisine, art and boutique vendors, local wine and beer, family activities, and a talent show for children and teens.
Live Oak is offering discounted rates for early bird tickets for a limited time through March 31. A full festival pass grants access to the festival and campsite on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Non-camping day passes are available for adults, teens (13-17) and children (4-12). Spectators also have the option of purchasing Thursday entry to the festival for a nominal additional fee along with a full festival pass. Tickets are available on the festival website, liveoakfest.orgwhere you can also find information about musicians, photos from previous years, volunteer requests and more information on what to expect.
For those who prefer a real bed to camping, Live Oak’s location is close to San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay, both of which offer plenty of lodging options.
All proceeds from the Live Oak Music Festival benefit KCBX Public Radio, serving San Luis Obispo, South Monterey and Santa Barbara counties.