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27th Annual Avila Beach Blues Festival

“Due to ongoing public health concerns and the state’s ban on public gatherings, The 27th Annual Avila Beach Blues Festival, featuring George Thorogood & the Destroyers, the band WAR and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, originally scheduled for Sunday, May 24, 2020 has been rescheduled to Sunday, May 30, 2021. George Thorogood & the Destroyers and the band WAR have confirmed the new date. Opening act tba. The health and safety of guests and staff are of the highest priority.

  Your ticket(s) for the Sunday, May 24, 2020 performance will be honored for the rescheduled date of Sunday, May 30, 2021.. If you have further questions regarding your purchase please send to:


This is the 27th year for what has been a landmark Central Coast event, the Avila Beach Blues Festival. This year continues the tradition of the biggest and longest running blues festival on the Central Coast, with top name entertainment against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. This is the party that kicks off the outdoor concert season! We are VERY EXCITED to be able to bring George Thorogood & The Destroyers to the beach at Avila, headlining the festival! In the middle slot, in a curtain call at the festival, will be Central Coast favorites WAR… support TBA.

With VIP, Beach Club Balcony, reserved theater-style and table seating and General Admission Lawn tickets available for sale, this will be an afternoon concert, gates open at noon and the show will start at 2PM and continue until sunset. In the style of any great outdoor venue, you will be able to enjoy your favorite libation (adult beverages and premium beer and wine will be available for sale), snack (upgraded concert snacks available for purchase), watch world-class entertainment under the afternoon sky with the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. Advance Reserved ($75 – $110) and General Admission ($55) tickets on sale NOW at Boo Boo Records in San Luis Obispo; on-line at (Ask about our new “Premier Beach Club Balcony” area… premier 2nd story balcony viewing, appetizers, VIP no host bar, private restrooms, indoor G/A seating and outdoor Standing Room Only.) All Ages. 7 and under admitted free in Lawn Seating only when accompanied by paid adult, one child per one paid adult. Rain or Shine. Please no outside food or beverages. No pets. No umbrellas. Low-backed lawn chairs (2’ maximum back height) and blankets allowed in Lawn Seating only. No high-backed chairs will be allowed in venue. Pre-paid parking is included with your ticket purchase.

No Refund Event. Event will happen Rain or Shine

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Boo Boo Records

978 Monterey St • SLO

Mon-Wed 10-8, Thurs-Sat 10-9, Sun 11-6


Helpful Hints for “27th Annual Avila Beach Blues Festival”

Sunday, May 30, 2021 at the Avila Beach Resort

Directions to Avila Beach Resort – Highway 101 to Avila Beach (just north of Pismo Beach, just south of San Luis Obispo). Take the Avila Beach Drive exit towards the ocean. Travel 2 ½ miles and you’ll see the Resort on your right.

Doors are at noon. Show starts at 2PM. The approximate show times are: Opening Act (TBA)  2PM-3PM; WAR 3:30PM – 4:45PM; George Thorogood & The Destroyers 5:15PM – 6:45PM.

Event Parking on the 10th Fairway. Parking fee included in your ticket price. No tailgating allowed. Any attendees consuming personal alcoholic beverages in the Parking Areas will not be allowed into the venue.

There will be food and beverage for sale at the venue. No outside food or beverages will be allowed in the venue. Sealed plastic water bottles will be allowed. There will be water for available for free and bottled water available for purchase. No ice chests, picnic baskets, etc.

All purses, bags, and backpacks are subject to search. Management is not responsible for any confiscated items.

There will be a Golden Circle Reserved Area with chairs closest to the stage. The Golden Circle will include VIP seating (first 4 Rows, Center Section), theater seating (2 price levels), and Table Seating (2 price levels). There will also be (G/A) General Admission Lawn Seating. Okay to bring blankets and low-backed chairs (less than 2’ high) into General Admission Lawn area.

Ask about our new “Premier Beach Club Balcony” area… premier 2nd story balcony viewing, appetizers, VIP no host bar, private restrooms, indoor G/A seating and outdoor Standing Room Only.

Blankets and Low-Backed Chairs (under 2’) will be allowed in G/A only. No High-Backed Chairs will be allowed. No umbrellas. No one will be allowed into the venue prior to doors. Early comers will wait in line. First come first served.

No in and outs. That means, once you’re in the venue, you can’t leave and return again for free. If you need anything else during the day (diapers, medication, jacket), bring them into the venue.

No pets. Please do not bring your pet and leave them in the car. It may be hot.

No umbrellas.

Children 7 and under are free when accompanied by paid adult in Lawn Seating only, one child per one paid adult.

Rain or Shine.

No Refunds.

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  1. What is the easiest seating option for handicap? I have a walker and need back support seating.

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