The annual Live Oak Music Festival released the full list of headliners and performers from around the world for the three day festival in June.
The 31st annual festival will be held for the first time at El Chorro Regional Park in San Luis Obispo County June 21 – 23. Featuring musicians of all genres, activities, local food, beer and wine, the festival is held every June to benefit KCBX Public Radio.
Headliner Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore with The Guilty Ones (American roots music), Shinyribs (country-soul swamp-funk band), T Sisters (Americana indie-folk) and Arthur Watership (experimental folk and Baroque rock) will kick off the festival on Friday. The festival’s side stages include the ska band The Upside on Stage Too with Brass Mash at the Hot Licks Stage.
Saturday’s lineup on the main stage features headliner Antibalas (Afrobeat), Orquesta Akokán (joyous Cuban big band), Soul Scratch (SoCal soul), Shook Twins (indie folk pop), Sunny War (blues folk punk) and Phil Salazar and the Kin Folk (acoustic folk fusion).
Stage Too will host Carbon City Lights (groovy indie alt rock), The Sam Chase & The Untraditional (kick-a** folk) and True Zion (roots reggae). Something Ridiculous will perform in the Beer Garden during the afternoon. The Hot Licks Stage will feature morning performances by SLO County Stumblers (old time string band) and singer-songwriter Derek Senn, with the high Soul Scratch returning to close out the night.
Headliner Brett Dennens, Bombino (North African desert rock), John Craigie (Americana singer-songwriter), Moonshiner Collective (indie folk rock ‘n’ soul) and gospel group The Sons of the Soul Revivers will perform on Sunday’s Main Stage.
Stage Too will feature The Ghost of Paul Revere (foot-stompin’ holler folk) and Midtown Social (exclusively inclusive soul). The Cimo Brothers (folky classical world rock) and father-daughter duo Chris Beland & Harmony will be on the Hot Licks Stage while the Noach Tangeras Band will occupy the Beer and Wine Garden in the afternoon.
Master fiddler and teacher Phil Salazar will be leading jamming workshops throughout the three days of the festival.
Discounted ticket pricing is available online or by calling KCBX prior to the festival. A full festival pass allows camping and access to the festival for all three days.
Single-day passes are also available for adults, teens (13-17), and children (ages 4 – 12). A Thursday entry pass is also available for an additional fee with a full festival pass — new this year.
The Live Oak website is also offering discounts on festival tickets for attendees who book a stay at any of the San Luis Obispo hotels. Participants will receive a promo code to earn up to $10 off their festival tickets when purchased online by providing their hotel booking confirmation to promotions @sanluisobispovacations.com.