Strong Central Coast concert season on tap this spring
March 22, 2011
By COLIN JONES
As spring arrives, albeit wetter than usual, several concerts featuring some big name talent are lined up from Santa Barbara to Salinas.
Cal Poly Arts continues its outstanding 2010-11 calendar with upcoming shows by Mose Allison, Crosby & Nash and the Moody Blues.
The Avila Beach Resort kicks off its season on May 22 with back to back weekend shows beginning with Options benefit that Sheryl Crow headlines and the annual blues festival featuring an all-star tribute to Jimi Hendrix on May 29.
The Pozo Saloon also gets underway on its throwback outdoor stage with two festival-type shows including the Country Stampede on April 30. And the venerable SB Bowl starts its spring/summer fall season with a pair of shows by pop diva Janet Jackson.
Here’s a complete rundown of headliner shows this spring within a two-hour drive of San Luis Obispo:
Meat Loaf on Thursday, March 24 at the Chumash Casino
Mose Allison on April 2 at the Cal Poly Spanos Theater
Crosby & Nash on April 4 at the Cal Poly PAC
Janet Jackson on April 9/10 at the Santa Barbara Bowl
Bryan Adams on April 11 at the Hanford Fox Theater
George Thorogood on April 12 at Salinas Fox Theater
Air Supply on April 14 at the Tachi Palace Casino
Jerry Seinfeld on April 15 at the Arlington Theater
Kottonmouth Kings & Others on April 17 at the Pozo Saloon
Robert Plant on April 25 at the Santa Barbara Bowl
Michael Bolton on April 28 at the Chumash Casino
Leon Redbone on April 29 at the Clark Center
Steel Magnolia on April 29 at the Ranch in San Miguel
Dwight Yoakam & Others on April 30 at the Pozo Saloon
The Motels on May 1 at SLO Brew
Merle Haggard on May 8 at the Hanford Fox Theater
The Moody Blues on May 18 at the Cal Poly PAC
Sheryl Crow on May 22 at the Avila Beach Resort
Goo Goo Dolls on May 26 at the Chumash Casino
Jimi Hendrix All-Star Tribute on May 29 at the Avila Beach (Resort) Blues Festival
Peter Gabriel on June 11 at the Santa Barbara Bowl
Check with each venue for specific concert information and log on to Cal Coast News often for the latest live music updates and announcements.