Two great days of music & entertainment on the waterfront. Here’s what’s happening:
Embarcadero Stage Performers
Chris Farmer: Former Bassist/Vocalist for Beach Boys
Where the Desert Meets the Sea- The Greatest Hits of the Eagles and The Beach Boys: Chris Farmer Music specializes in producing high-end tributes to the Eagles, The Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffett, Classic Rock/Pop of the 60’s/70’s/80’s.
Jasper & Jade
Jasper & Jade is a homegrown group out of the central coast of California. The soothing purity of Madeline Flood's vocals accompanied by the energetic progressions of Ernest Pierce' intricate song writing was first showcased at The Wine Seller in Morro Bay. After many open mic nights and writing sessions, they've teamed up with the talents of Sam Flood, Joe Baltazar, John Nowel and Joel Krause to form Jasper & Jade. Together they are bringing this journey to life sharing their feel good grooves, memorable melodies and soul-provoking lyrics throughout California's beautiful central coast. Rooted from a small surf community inspired tone, and a farm to table structure of composition, they've coalesced a distinct heart warming sound that has come to move music lovers from the wine country and beyond.
The Central Coast of California is home to Zongo All-Stars, a hot, fun all original Afro-Caribbean dance band. Delivering BIG fun every time, it's no wonder they were voted Best Local Band two years in a row in the New Times Readers Poll.
Zongo's sound is big and full with lots of horns, congas, timbales, steel drum, and the tightest rhythm section around. They have played all the major venues throughout the Central Coast and continue to bring the fun every time.
Truth About Seafood
Truth About Seafood is a longtime favorite of the Central Coast. With a mix of original music and modern/classic rock cover tunes, TAS draws a wide range of fans, making them a perfect fit for events, festivals and rock shows. Influenced by a variety of groups from the Foo Fighters to the Beatles and Red Hot Chili Peppers to Led Zeppelin, Seafood has a vast set list that spans decades of rock in a high energy show. In the past few years, the band has played a number of reputable concert events including Concerts in the Plaza (SLO), Concerts in the Park (Paso Robles), CA Festival of Beers, and Visalia Beer Festivals, Taste of SLO, Live on the Rocks (The Cliffs, Shell Beach), and wineries and breweries across Central California. TAS has had the honor of sharing the stage with Stone Temple Pilots, Toad the Wet Sprocket, the Mother Hips, Steel Panther and the Young Dubliners. The band recently won “Best Rock Song” in the New Times’ “NEWTIE” awards for their original song, “Butcher and the Bride.”
Burning James & the Funky Flames
Burning James and the Funky Flames are a premier funky dance party band! Now in their seventh year, they have played hundreds of shows to large, dancing crowds. This funk and soul band features a live horn section and dynamic individual performers and soloists. With an extensive playlist of funk and soul grooves on both new and classic hits, as well as, outstanding original tunes, the Funky Flames easily get any dance floor jumping. Burning James and the Funky Flames are the perfect band for club dates, private events and festivals!
Back Pages Band
Back Pages Band is a high energy dance band based in San Luis Obispo.
The five musicians in the group each have an extensive history of performing with various other bands over decades. Back Pages Band has been entertaining audiences at San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County wineries, breweries, concert venues, and private parties since 2015.
"Makes a mesmerizing impression" is how Barnes & Noble describes Dulcie's music. Her band plays American roots rock music - an exciting blend of rock, blues, R&B, pop, country, and folk. Born and raised in South Carolina, Dulcie Taylor is now happily residing in the Central Coast. Mesa/Bluemoon Recordings has released 6 CDs of her music, all to much radio play and great critical response, such as reaching No. 1 at Amazon for Top-Rated Americana. Mesa/Bluemoon has also released 3 videos of her songs, which have over 2.3 Million views at her YouTube Channel.
She's performed throughout the US, venues as diverse as The Kennedy Center (DC), The Bluebird (Nashville), and Mainstage at the Kerrville Folk Festival (Texas). Here on the Central Coast she has performed live on KSBY, KEYT, KCPR, KPIG, KCBX, and KEBF, and at venues such as Paso in the Park, The Jade Festival, Ragged Point, Tooth & Nail, The Siren, Luna Red, SeaVenture. She and her band are so looking forward to playing for the Morro Bay Harbor Festival!
Acoustic Artist Tim Jackson, born and raised on the Central Coast of California opens new doors into the realm of the new millennium style of folk music. A sound from the street, with feeling and depth, his music has enlightened the spirit of modern Americana.
Raised on the sounds of Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Beatles, and the Who, Tim has blended his favorite styles into a decidedly assertive brand of rock that evokes the finest musical emotions of the 60's while unmistakably charting the course the genre is pursuing into the 21st Century. Tim's style is undeniably timeless and genuine.
Abalone Stage Performers
The Cadillac Angels are American music, simple as that! Taking what they loved from Rock n Roll, Country, Urban/Delta Blues, forging it, over a million miles of touring, to produce a personal, hybrid sound, rooted in hard drivin' electric guitar. Songs of love and life seen through eyes of a lonesome traveler. The Angels serve it up, hot and honest...that's American Music!
Sovereign Vine is a powerful Jam Band/Surf Rock & Reggae trio that is based out of the central coast of California. Lead by singer/songwriter/guitarist, Doug Macrae, and backed by Kevin Lindblom on bass with Luis Monge on drums, the sound takes heavy influence from The Grateful Dead, Bob Marley and Sublime.Delivering a positive message through passionate vocals and tasteful guitar work, Sovereign Vine offers a memorable performance that is suitable for all ages
Steve Kindel and Paul Silva (From the band Wood) play original acoustic music supported and surrounded by rich harmonies akin to the sounds of which inspired them. Bringing music from early century american folk/country/blues music to the sounds of the sixties and early seventies country rock of The Byrds and The Eagles, Townes Van Zandt and John Prine.
American karate school
American Karate School teaches self defense to the whole family. For 15 years we have taught students ranging in age from 3 to adult to be physically and mentally stronger.We have a family oriented atmosphere while sticking to honored traditions of respect and discipline.All classes are taught by certified black belts.
OMNI STUDIO offers a variety of classes and styles to serve the different needs of our community. We aspire to connect with our students of all ages, youth through adults, and their needs as they continue to grow. We offer Soundbath, Meditation, Yoga, Barre, Zumba, African dance, booty school classes and workshops. Youth dance classes include: Ballet, Hip Hop, Tumbling and performance groups. Join us in our beautiful Zen studio filled with luscious green plants. We have created an environment that nourishes the mind, body and spirit. You will leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and centered.
For more information and photos of our studio like our Facebook page OMNI and Follow us on Instagram @omni_studio_mb @omni_kids
Cuesta jazz combo
The award winning Cuesta Combo Program is one of the best in America and twice recently has had combos named as the best at a Community College by Downbeat Magazine. It features 8 groups of different styles and abilities. Today we are featuring one of the best groups. Directed by David Becker.
Bear Market Riot
Bear Market Riot is the “Power-Folk” duo of Kirk Nordby and Nick Motil. Formed in 2014 on the Central Coast of California, their energetic blend of sounds from folk to funk resonates with audiences of all ages. They are two heartfelt voices singing in harmony playing five instruments with their hands and feet, telling tales of adventure, equality, and romance. With a driving beat and layers of melody, Motil and Nordby create a sound greater than the sum of its parts.
Bear Market Riot won SLO New Times readers poll pick for “Best Band” the last two years in a row! In 2017 they were runner-up in the High Sierra Music Festival Band Competition. As the emcees of Whale Rock Music Festival and frequent radio guests, they’ve earned a reputation as energetic hype-men. They’ve opened for the Brother’s Comatose, Fruition, The Lil’ Smokies, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, Lukas Nelson, and Nicki Bluhm, among others.
Billy & Charlie Foppiano
Billy Foppiano -- Known as the "Guitar Wizard," Billy has been pleasing crowds all over the Central Coast for years. Billy has been the energetic lead singer and guitar master of many well-known local bands, and is widely respected as one of the area's best electric guitar players. His original tune, "Downtown," is featured on a recent recording to benefit the local homeless center.
Charlie Foppiano -- The son of Billy, Charlie has definately got his own unique style. Of course, everybody sings, and Charlie brings his thang into the mix.Charlie went to "Famous Guitar School" in Hollywood, and brings a technical but soulful vibe to the band. Charlie's expressive musical voice is always a crowd-pleaser.
Robi Duganne & his Narrow Bridge Band
Robi Duganne & his NARROW BRIDGE BAND have been performing on the Central Coast for the past 20+ years! Performing at wineries and other venues with some of the best local artists the central coast has to offer! Rick Beaumont on keys, Bruce Willard on Bass & Josh Jenkins on Mandolin Harmonica & guitar etc...
Narrow Bridge brings you their style of Electro-Acoustic Indie Fusion Music from Rockin Blues to Smoky Ballads and More!
Get ready to have your senses stimulated, your hips unhinged and your ears tickled by the NARROW BRIDGE BAND at the
MB HARBOR FESTIVAL 2019
August 29, 2012 ROBI & Bobalou Benavides opened the benefit concert for "Ruth's Ride"- at the MACC in Maui. Featuring David Crosby, Graham Nash & Jackson Browne
January 2013 ROBI was invited to Moscow by Sergey Ozipov & the band "Rock Machine". We recorded my song "No Pretense" for their new release "Little Sister".
February 2015 ROBI was honored to receive the award for "Best Singer Songwriter Album" from the Akademia Music Awards of Los Angeles
Tim Costa - Drums for Kids
Tim Costa is one of the area’s finest hand percussionists, and he teaches in group and individual settings. Come join the fun and get your kid into a little drumming!