Downtown SLO's Concerts in the Plaza's 25th season postponed

Posted at 12:32 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 22:01:58-04

An annual summer event in downtown San Luis Obispo won't be happening this year due to COVID-19 concerns.

Downtown SLO announced Tuesday that Concerts in the Plaza's 25th season is being postponed to 2021.

The free, weekly concerts, which take place Friday evenings in a packed Mission Plaza, were set to kick off June 12.

"Prior to the public health emergency, we had 14 bands and a new singer/songwriter showcase confirmed for 2020. We were just about to announce the lineup - we even had our poster art ready, created by a local artist. But with the viability of live music performances in crowded settings uncertain, it just isn't safe to proceed," said Downtown SLO CEO Bettina Swigger in a press release.

Volunteers and staff are now working to see if the event could be done virtually in some capacity.