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Thousands enjoy sold-out Live Oak Music Festival in San Luis Obispo County

Posted at 7:39 PM, Jun 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-23 22:15:51-04

The Central Coast community and out-of-town visitors enjoyed the sounds of live music from a number of artists during the Live Oak Music Festival put on by KCBX in San Luis Obispo County.

Dozens of musical acts performed at El Chorro Regional Park, the festival’s new venue after moving from Lake Cachuma in Santa Barbara County due to fire hazards. Around 2,000 people per day came to listen to the concerts and check out some up-and-coming artists they may not have heard of before.

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 closed out the festival on Sunday at the Main Stage.

Stage Too hosted The Ghost of Paul Revere (foot-stompin’ holler folk) and Midtown Social (exclusively inclusive soul) on Sunday. The Cimo Brothers (folky classical world rock) and father-daughter duo Chris Beland & Harmony played their sets on the Hot Licks Stage while the Noach Tangeras Band entertained the Beer and Wine Garden in the afternoon.

Live Oak Music Festival is the biggest fundraiser for KCBX outside of the radio station’s pledge drive. Proceeds made during the fest are used to pay for programming.