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27th Annual Avila Beach Blues Festival


Dear valued music lover, the entire Otter Productions, Inc. staff want to start off by saying thank you for your unwavering support during these unprecedented times. We have been working diligently with state and local officials as well as management and agents for George Thorogood & the Destroyers and WAR to determine the right course of action for this ever-changing landscape. We have collectively decided that due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control, it was best if we moved the 27th Annual Avila Beach Blues festival again, just to make sure we didn’t have to move the date yet again. The new date 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 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 are unable to attend, we understand and will open a two-week window for returns. If you purchased tickets online, please follow the link below for information on getting a refund started. If tickets were purchased in person at Boo Boo Records, please take your tickets to them for a refund. Please note: you must have a physical ticket for Boo Boo’s to be able to issue a refund.

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

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 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 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 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.

  2. When will a final announcement be made about having the festivals per COVID restrictions?
    “IF” it is cancelled again this year, will be be able to get our tickets refunded?
    Will the golf course be open for play in the morning of the event?
    Thank you in advance for your upcoming response.

  3. Where can I buy tickets online?

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