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27th Annual Avila Beach Blues Festival


 The new rescheduled date for the 27th Annual Avila Beach Blues Festival is now Sunday May 29th 2022 and will feature George Thorogood & the Destroyers, War and new opener Tommy Castro & the Painkillers. George and crew have personally expressed their gratitude to all of you for sticking with us and continuing the 30 year tradition of the Avila Beach Blues Festival.

Every ticket sold for the original date will fully be honored. If you already have your ticket, no need to do anything… the ticket you have will be good for the new date.

If you have not purchased your tickets to the 27th Annual Avila Beach Blues festival, you can now do so. BUY TICKETS NOW.

On behalf of the entire Otter staff, we thank you sincerely for the kind words and loving support.


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… opening the show will be Tommy Castro & The Painkillers.

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 on this site. (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. Prepaid parking is included with your ticket purchase.

No Refund Event. Event will happen Rain or Shine

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

Sunday, May 29, 2022 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: Tommy Castro & the Painkillers  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 not be be allowed. Empty water canisters okay, fillable on site. 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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Otter Productions, Inc. and Avila Beach Golf Resort continue to monitor policy and procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety and well-being of our attendees is our top priority. We are collaborating with federal, state, and local agencies to implement best practices aimed at managing the spread of the novel and complex virus.

Otter Productions, Inc. and Avila Beach Golf Resort has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus; however, Otter Productions, Inc and Avila Beach Golf Resort under no circumstances, are able to guarantee that you or a guest will not become infected with the virus while attending this event.

Adherence to Avila event policy and guidelines will be continuously monitored and enforced by our personnel. Please review the agreement below. Additionally, your signature will be required as a confirmation of your intent and commitment to abide by policies put in place to protect attendees, guests, and staff.

Agreement when buying a ticket.

I declare if I am experiencing or exhibiting any COVID-19 related symptoms as outlined by the federal and state Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) such as fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath I will not attend the event.

I acknowledge I must follow the safety protocols that have been implemented by Avila Golf Resort and posted on-site including practicing social distancing and maintaining separation of six feet from individuals.

I declare if I have traveled internationally or to a highly impacted COVID-19 area within the United State during the last (14) days before the event I will not attend.

I acknowledge I may be removed from an event or asked to leave the event should I exhibit any behavior in direct contrast to these guidelines and safety measures.

When buying a ticket.

By buying this ticket for this event attendee waiver and release of liability form, I acknowledge the contagious and evolving nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that I may be exposed to the virus and become affected as a result. I understand the risk of becoming infected may impact event guests, and event attendee’s families or personal contacts.

I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any expense, liability, illness, injury, disability or death related to contracting the virus while attending an event hosted by Otter Productions, Inc and Avila Beach Golf Resort. I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Otter Productions, Inc and Avila Beach Golf Resort from all claims of any kind arising out of COVID-19. I understand and agree that release of liability includes any claims towards Otter Productions, Inc and Avila Beach Golf Resort, and its personnel, representatives whether a COVID-19 infection occurrence exists before, during, or after attendance and participation at this event.

If the event attendee is a minor child under the age of eighteen years, said event attendee’s adult parent(s) or legal guardian(s) shall be jointly and severally liable for the event attendee’s performance of this event attendee waiver and release of liability form and represent and warrant to Otter Productions, Inc and Avila Beach Golf Resort that they have full authority to enter into this event attendee waiver and release of liability form on behalf of such minor.

All performers and show times and subject to change.

This event attendee waiver and release of liability form shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the State of California, without regard to its choice of law principles. I agree not to commence or prosecute any action in connection therewith other than in the state and/or federal courts of the State of California.


Clear tote vinyl or PVC.

  • Bags that are clear plastic or PVC and do not exceed 12”W x 12” D
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)
  • Small clutch bag approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap.


  • Enhanced cleaning protocols
  • Providing sanitation stations throughout the venue
  • Daily health screenings for all staff
  • stay home if your experiencing any covid-19 or if you’ve recently been in contact with some with Covid-19
  • Please remember to bring a mask
  • While masks are not currently required for outdoor events in California, we are strongly recommending them for all.

Avila Beach, CA 93424

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