Events

Live Oak Music Festival

Overview

Live Oak Music Festival announced this week that Los Lobos, the Grammy Award-winning band from Los Angeles, will headline the festival on opening night, Friday, June 17, performing along with more than 30 other musical acts over the weekend.  Formed in East Los Angeles in 1973, Los Lobos has defined the L.A. Chicano music scene for nearly half a century. Fresh off winning a Grammy for their latest release, “Native Sons”, Los Lobos will captivate the audience with their mix of ballads and upbeat rock and roll, including their hit, “La Bamba”.  

Other headliners at Live Oak 2022 include legendary reggae band Third World on Saturday night, June 18 and Texas singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen on Sunday evening, June 19.  

Live Oak draws music aficionados of all ages to experience concerts in a beautiful setting with SLO County’s iconic volcanic peaks, the Morros, as the backdrop. Benefitting KCBX Public Radio, Live Oak features musicians performing a variety of genres, including funk, soul, folk, jazz, roots rock, Americana, world music and more. 

In addition to music, the festival offers a way to kick off summer and celebrate Dad for Father’s Day with local cuisine, art and boutique vendors, local wine and beer, and activities for the entire family. A truly family-friendly festival at its core, Live Oak offers a Kids’ Camp with activities including tie dye, henna, sushi and ravioli making, weaving, woodworking and more. Events for kids of all ages include yoga, nature hikes, bird walks, aerialist performance, SLO Symphony petting zoo, story time, scavenger hunt, puppet show, children’s concerts and the annual talent show for children and teens.

Those 21+ can enjoy a Sip and Savor Wine Tasting on Saturday with a selection of Central Coast local gems. Sunday offers a Steins and Snacks Beer Tasting with local craft beers paired with tasty snacks and live music in the Beer Garden. All weekend, attendees can enjoy strolling through the ArtWalk, the annual artist village showcasing a spectrum of exquisite creations made by artisans of the Central Coast and beyond. The ArtWalk features a collection of painting, jewelry, art glass, metalwork, photography, ceramics, sculpture, fiber and whimsical folk arts and crafts. Festival-goers can meet the artists, watch them demonstrate their creative processes and discover original unique treasures at pre-gallery prices. 

In addition to Los Lobos, festival performers include Texas singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen, on his farewell tour, Third World (legendary reggae), Dustbowl Revival (booty-shaking American roots music), Diggin Dirt (West Coast funk & soul), Orgōne (funk and soul), Jenny and the Mexicats (Latin fusion), The Mother Hips (California rock and soul), Southern Culture on the Skids (rockabilly southern surf rock), Steve Poltz (folky indie-rock), 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), SambaDá (Brazilian samba), Dante Marsh & the Vibe Setters (soulful funk), Ynana Rose (singer-songwriter), and a dozen more. The full lineup is available at liveoakfest.org.

Event Dates

  • 2022: June 17, 18, 19

Event Location

El Chorro Regional Park
Highway 1 at Dairy Creek Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Event Type

  • Festivals
  • Live Events