Nov 18, 2013 7:24 PM by Victoria Johnson

Pier concert was a huge success

The community continues to raise money to save the Cayucos Pier. There was a special event Friday night that sold out. On Saturday, SLO Brew and Liberty School Wines hosted a free concert. Organizers say they were only expecting about 1,000 people at the most, but more than 4,000 people showed up. Local businesses and vendors donated all proceeds to the cause. Organizers say there was a huge showing of support. All money raised will go toward covering costs to repair the pier. The pier is constantly weakening from the pounding surf and 14 pilings are missing. The weekend's events raised more than $35,000 dollars benefitting the Cayucos Pier Project. "It was an amazing event for the community to come together for a common purpose and to share in the celebration of this pier and everyone feeling empowered to do something about it," said Todd Newman, Owner of SLO Brew and pier concert organizer. Organizers say they hope to hold more events like this in the future. On October 22nd, San Luis Obispo County's Board of Supervisors authorized $500,000 to stabilize the pier for the winter. Right now, the pier is partially closed because it is in much need of repair. An estimated $2 million may be needed to complete the project. That number could change once designs are drawn and bids are reviewed. They hope to have it completed by next summer.



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