Paul's Picks - Oct 23-26

The fun just doesn't stop! 

Another fantastic weekend of fun & games here on the Central Coast.  As we approach Halloween next week, we're already seeing lots of folks getting in the mood!   Here are the highlights for this weekend: 

The hottest recommendation for the weekend goes to my favorite band, the ZONGO ALL-STARS! I may be a little biased, but as bandleader as founding member, I've made sure that we always pack in the fun.  Come out to Sea Pines Golf Resort in Los Osos on Saturday for the season finale for their Indian Summer Concert Series!   It runs from 2-6, with Zongo on from 3-6.  Other festivities include a costume contest with some awesome prizes, and a special birthday celebration fro one of our biggest fans with some crazy African drumming at halftime.  

Tonight, I'm recommending that you get out to the Fremont Theatre for the All-Star Concert to SLO Down Cancer.  The 4 band bill features Patrick Contreras on electric violin, Proxima Parada, Jody Mulgrew, and Shadowlands,  $25 at the door ($10 for students), and 100% of the proceeds go to help the Noor Clinic provide FREE cancer screenings.

If you have any energy left after the show, get on down to Creekside Brewing for a nightcap with the hot sounds of a rare full band performance from the Tipsy Gypsies! If you haven't seen them, you should! 

Friday night's pick sends you over to the PAC for British Rockers, the Dunwells.  I haven't seen them, but I hear that they brought the house down opening up for Los Lonely Boys last time they were through. 

Saturday afternoon is Zongo All-Stars at Sea Pines, but pace yourself & try to get tickets before they sell out to Burning James & the Funky Flames' X-Ball, happening at the SLO Masonic Lodge at night.  Catered by Bon Temps Creole cafe and benefiting our friends at KCBX, this will be a great time. 

All weekend long, but happening through Sunday is the Pismo Jazz Jubilee by the Sea. This is a huge showcase for Dixieland, Gypsy, and a bunch of other styles of jazz.  

Check out the details of all these great shows at